and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database


The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

RELEX Solutions Names Richard Daw Vice President Sales, North America

RELEX Solutions

office as Vice President Sales, North America, to help drive RELEX’s continued expansion in the region. where he generated significant growth by serving leading retailers in Europe and North America. Read PDF.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Dubai and HERE Technologies to develop data infrastructure for driverless transportation. Unless, of course, the shared data is crappy, inaccurate data.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET. There has been a significant resurgence of the U.S. oil and gas industry in recent years, and U.S. is now second leading producer of oil (behind Saudi Arabia).

Leveraging Big Data in Marketing

Enterra Insights

When talking about big data, the modifier “big” could just as easily apply to its effect on business as it does to the amount of data being collected. The digital age is all about data and companies failing to leverage big data could find survival difficult. Big data touches almost every aspect of a business and marketing is no exception. The value of big data. Today, it’s not people but data that tops the asset value list for companies.”[3]

Dig Deep: What to Know About TMS Hosting, Data Models and Integration

Talking Logistics

When you’re in the market for a TMS, it’s important to look beyond terms like SaaS or cloud in order to really understand your hosting options, how the data model will enable better business efficiencies and service, and the ease of integrations. Data Models Influence Flexibility.

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Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Cloud & Big Data. « Collaborative Platform for Enterprise of Future | Main | Key Asset Management trends in Oil & Gas Industry » Importance of Proactive Master Data Maintenance in SAP SCM Support. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. For the global multi-national, Powering global growth in China and India is tougher, and with less intellectual property risk, than driving a digital transformation in North America and Europe.

Strategic sourcing and ‘big data’


Big data is more than a buzz term, and if you are a strategic sourcing professional, it is a concept that should not be ignored. Big data is about synthesizing and making sense of information — better and quicker than your competition. Velocity: How quickly do you create data?

Benefit from Forecast Data in your Planograms

RELEX Solutions

One, however, seems to come up constantly “Can we use forecast data when making the planograms?”. The answer used to always be the same; “If you give us the forecast data at the weekly product-location level, then yes”. How to find a way to combine forecast and historical data?

Supply chain agility, the disillusioned data scientist, Amazon effect, and other tales from LogiPharma US 2017


Find the right home for your data scientists: While facilitating a panel discussion on enabling digital supply chains, Hussain Mooraj of Deloitte shared an interesting story of a disillusioned data scientist who recently left a large global pharma company.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

There are two groups: one in North America and one in Europe. The Kinaxis model is well-designed for what-if analysis, but the limitations of the data model for process-based consumer industries along with the high cost make it difficult to justify.

What does GDPR mean for your supply chain?


by Nazli Erdogus The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in personal data privacy regulation in 20 years. You may be wondering, “If I’m in North America, am I’m bound by these new rules?”

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online


In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

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How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market


It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1] We had to move all the players out of their comfort zones, into a data-driven, collaborative culture.”

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

All regions, except Africa and Latin America, recorded increases in capacity. Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0% Strong data through July does indeed point to a major concern as we head into peak season.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online


In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

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Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

These traditional approaches are hierarchical with data viewed in rows and columns The discussions focus on the data; and as a result, teams miss the patterns. In the 1990’s channel data was not as available, and memory requirements constrained the processes.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. To prove the concept, Nick decided to run a simulation and tested the North America market. North America Simulation Output.

Ivalua and Axbility Consulting partner to help companies create value through successful procurement transformation


Axbility Consulting, headquartered in New York City, is the North American subsidiary of Axys Consultants, a major player in management consulting with 215 consultants with an annual turnover of $31 million. Axbility will provide Certified Solution Integration & Professional Services for Ivalua across industry sectors, with a focus on organizations throughout North America. is the Axys Consultants subsidiary created in 2018 for the North American market.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe. Agility Importance: North America and Europe. Most companies lack the ability to manage data and develop a feasible plan.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

The work done by Terra Technology, in my opinion, is one of two accurate sources of benchmark data on forecasting in the industry. The issue with most forecasting benchmarking is that the data is self-reported. Synchronize and harmonize downstream data using an attribute-based model.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers


So, more shippers are satisfied with 3PL-offered IT services, which now includes the collection, analysis and application of Big Data and predictive analytics. Global Growth and Use of 3PLs Outpaces Partnerships in North America.

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

Internet of Things: the use of machine-to-machine streaming data to improve supply chain outcomes. Multi-tier Networks and Redefinition of B2B: the building and execution of multi-tier networks for data sharing, collaborative workflows and improved decision-making.

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing


This month IQMS interviewed 151 manufacturers in North America to understand the current and plans for analytics and manufacturing intelligence, mobility, quality and real-time monitoring. Each faces the competitive challenge of making the most of the data have.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. Through this pilot, we are trying to connect structured data (transactions) and unstructured data (contracts and documents) to enable multi-tier payment. Today, I am facilitating a share group.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In mid October, project44 (a Talking Logistics sponsor) and GateHouse Logistics announced that they had entered “into an exclusive, multinational agreement which will provide secure and authorized access to the largest visibility network across North America and Europe.”

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. This fall, you may want to head north for the annual Surface Transportation Summit, to be held just outside of Toronto.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


Robots are incredibly efficient, using data to ensure product barcodes are precisely what a consumer selected. The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics.

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Digital Path to Purchase: An Outside-in Opportunity

Supply Chain Shaman

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Digital Supply Chain Trends to Watch Out for in 2019


Budgets and resources will be reallocated: From a lack of information to information explosion, organizations will soon realize that letting the pile of data grow will only be counterproductive in the long run. In 2019, the focus will shift to making sense of the available data with both budgets and resources being reallocated to using the existing data than investing in collecting more. Filtering mechanism will bridge the gap in data.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing


You need technology to crunch the numbers, manage data and run optimization models for decision support. . The majority of respondents are based in North America and Europe and they hold mostly director-level and managerial positions in supply chain. .

Innovations that drive business decisions forward


Main stage speakers, Dr. Victor Allis of Quintiq and Noha Tohamy of Gartner discussed the revolution in big data, elaborating on how companies can begin to leverage the enormous amount of business intelligence now available in order to make critical decisions for their operations and supply chain.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain


Sharing of data across the chain is minimal, if non-existent. Beef, poultry and pork producers from Europe and North America all share a similar challenge: how to get the most value out of an animal. Many organizations have plenty of data scattered across various systems.