Five Advanced Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

With gasoline prices reaching record highs , transportation managers must make smarter decisions that minimize road miles and associated costs. For logistics teams, digital control towers add maximum value when they’re integrated with the transportation management system (TMS).

Top 5 Logistics Challenges and Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry


The manufacturing industry faces many challenges, such as a skilled labor shortage, supply chain instability, and inventory management issues. GlobalTranz works with manufacturing shippers every day to move their goods and streamline their logistics strategies. Embracing New Technology.


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What Is Transportation Optimization and What Does It Have to Do With Managed Transportation


Rather than hoping everything runs as smoothly, shippers today need to apply technology to ensure high customer experience levels are achieved and all shipments are delivered on time and in full. Defining Transportation Optimization. Blog Transportation Management

Realizing the Value of Supply Chain Optimization for Tire Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

New technologies revolutionizing transportation are creating tremendous opportunities but also unprecedented challenges for tire manufacturers. To find out how to optimize your supply chain planning to gain a leading edge in the tire manufacturing industry, read our white paper.

How Data Analytics Can Solve the Challenges Faced by SC Leaders in Discrete Manufacturing

Bringing data-driven intelligence to supply chain increases revenue, reduces costs, and improves the overall performance of any business, especially manufacturing companies where supply chain is the bloodline of their business. Read more!

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

Step Up and Learn the Language of Demand. In companies, there is no standard model for demand processes. In the traditional organization, some demand processes are sales-driven. While we need forecasting and we need to improve the processes, we also need to teach teams how to use new forms of demand data and adopt demand processes. They don’t know the language of demand. The concepts of demand driven are now vogue. Independent Demand.

Cutting Emissions Through Better Transportation Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Oracle Fursion Cloud Transportation Management offers a solution that allows transportation planners to see estimated emissions – carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, and particulate matter – before a trip is executed. Transportation is, of course, a major source of green house emissions.

Platform or a Collection of Tools: Which One Do You Prefer for your Digital Transformation Efforts?


The blender and the oven comprise a collection of tools that includes exchangeable tips and settings that can be used for different cooking endeavors. The difference between a Platform and a collection of Tools is the great recipe book and the right oven settings in our cookie analogy.

AI-powered Demand Planning for Building Materials and Cement Industry: How To Balance Supply & Demand


While the construction industry itself poses some unique challenges in supply chains across the world, cement manufacturing comes with its own diverse set of differentiators like the ones mentioned below: Top unique challenges of cement industry.

The Importance of Transportation Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

I am working on my latest Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems study, which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2025, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, customer size, and mode.

Enabling Assurance of Supply in the Global Marketplace

Speaker: Adrian Gonzalez, Tom Nightingale, and Martin Verwijmeren

Watch this insightful conversation about enabling assurance of supply in the global marketplace to better balance inventory and control costs.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now


Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

Meet Demands For Supermarkets With AI-Driven Demand Forecasting


A shift from physical grocery stores to digital grocery stores is indicative of a shift from traditional shopping practices to demand-driven buying practices. When demand can be anticipated with accuracy, it can be delivered efficiently with demand forecasting techniques. .

Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday

Talking Logistics

If I ask you to guess who announced new transportation management software (TMS) functionality yesterday, who would you guess? My bet is that you would name a software company, perhaps a best-of-breed TMS vendor like some of our sponsors, but the right answer is actually a third-party logistics provider. First, it underscores a point I made last year in Putting Software Vendors and 3PLs in a Box : That the answers to “What is a third-party logistics provider?”

Last Mile Technology: How Technology & Transportation Management Aid in Efficient Execution of the Last Mile


Take a moment to think about the existing last mile technology in operation in your facility. The chances are good that your organization has tracking software in place, but can your software provide valuable insights or just generalizations? Use a TMS That Handles Last Mile Demands Too. Newer systems can integrate both outbound and inbound logistics operations, but an effective TMS also handles last mile demands and key considerations too. Manufacturin

Demand > capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

Demand > supply. Jobs — According to the BLS’ June employment report , released Friday morning, total jobs in truck transportation on a seasonally adjusted basis rose 6,400, the biggest gain this year. Another minor positive, but one that doesn’t keep pace with demand.

The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies


Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, these technologies can introduce a new level of visibility and improve overall operations, asserts The Manufacturer magazine.

The Setting of Global Transportation Systems


Internal combustion engines, jet aircraft, and shipping containers all played a role in the development of global transportation networks during the twentieth century. When cars were widely available, oil and other raw resources such as steel and rubber saw an uptick in demand.

Demand Driven: Can We Sidestep Religious Arguments?

Supply Chain Shaman

Unfortunately, I think the concept of “Demand Driven” is headed down the same path. Let’s face it, the definition of demand-driven is evolving. The 1990’s technologies of Advanced Planning (APS) along with Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) amplify the bullwhip effect within the supply chain resulting in the loss of agility and an inflexible response for the long tail. Demand-Driven Definitions.

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry


ERP systems are a raging trend in the corporate arena these days – these miraculous platforms are a sure shot way to infuse productivity into your routine operations! The manufacturing industry is experiencing a global boom, and this is the very reason that modern manufacturers need a great ERP solution to improve efficiency. So, if you are still wondering why to invest in an ERP software suite – don’t waste any more precious time. Manufacturing Supply Chain

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

Achieve the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Consumers Demand


Through the intelligent use of technology, organizations can meet these goals and reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains to improve environmental stewardship, reduce damage to the planet, and ensure that sourcing is done sustainably. Technology and the Green Supply Chain .

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018


Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. Artificial Intelligence Tools Increase in Usefulness and Depth. These channels include app driven voice-activated systems, like Google Home or Amazon Echo.

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Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms

Logistics Viewpoints

It is one of those high-end brands with global recognition, and to my surprise, the manufacturer’s own website did not have any stock and no indication on when it would be available. The planning platforms need to evolve with changing business needs.

Four Steps to Better Demand Forecasting


There are libraries full of algorithms that are relatively easy to implement in software, but the math is only as good as the data it’s applied to. Managing spikes in the data that may or may not be real demand. By manufacturer or brand. Demand Planning

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago. Simply put, he would always have to scramble and pay above market rates to find enough trucking capacity to meet demand.

The Biggest Manufacturing Industry Trends in 2022


As 2022 kicks in, the manufacturing sector is being shaped by technological change and the Covid-19 pandemic. So what are the main trends in manufacturing you need to know for 2022? Here we give you examples of the technologies being adopted in Industry 4.0.

Transportation Execution Market Poised for Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

Transportation execution solutions allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system. SaaS solutions are driving the market, accounting for nearly 90 percent of all revenues. Transportation transportation execution

Transportation of Goods in a Changed World


Supply chains throughout the country are adapting to changes in demand and new rules and regulations. Manufacturers, suppliers and truck drivers are adjusting to changes posed by Covid-19 every day. The post Transportation of Goods in a Changed World appeared first on Kuebix.

Demand for Cost-Effectiveness Challenges Life Sciences Supply Chains


While new medicines and medical devices are designed using sophisticated digital technologies, many of today’s supply chains run in a landscape that’s part analog and part digital, with outdated tools that limit collaboration and visibility.

8 Examples of Kanban in Lean Manufacturing


Here we give you eight real-world examples of how businesses use Kanban, a popular lean tool that’s helped companies in a huge range of sectors improve efficiency – especially those in the manufacturing industry. In manufacturing, one card usually equates to one customer order.

Weekly Transportation Services Market Review

Intelligent Audit

Transportation Command, Envoy General Lyons will work across any government, labor and industry mean necessary to strengthen the country’s supply chain. The Texas-based SaaS team will reportedly stay at their Plano headquarters while maintaining current operations and future collaborations. .

A Global Shift for Manufacturers: Industries with Increased Demand

USC Consulting Group

However, with manufacturers and supply chains across the world reeling with the ongoing problems the pandemic has presented, we are seeing a definite shift in the ways business is conducted. Manufacturing. As a result, manufacturers are shifting to domestic sources.

Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan


How Do You Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan? Your customers don’t care if you have a great demand forecast. The older MEIO systems use a static forecast methodology; often this is a basket of formulas that many call “best fit”.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain


Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a series produced in partnership with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. Technology Maturity.