Fri.Oct 19, 2018

Breaking down doors for the marginalized in supply chain management. Highlights from Kinexions ’18 day two.

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Less than 15 percent of supply chain executives are female. Even fewer are women of color. That’s a sad state of affairs, and desperately needs to change. So how is it that with so many strong, courageous, talented women, so few have found a way to break through the glass ceiling?

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant. According to The LoadStar, the first ocean container use of a blockchain-based bill of lading was released successfully in the port of Koper, Slovenia. This resounding trial and win signifies a new way shippers will be able to compete in the global market, speeding delivery of international shipments, enhancing existing supply chain operations, and more.

Automated Supply Chains: Don't Let Labeling Become the Weak Link

Loftware

The amount of digital processes in the supply chain is growing - but weak technological links could send it all crashing down. Barcode Labeling Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat? Is wearing a jacket and hat while watching the Red Sox game in your family room a visual cue that the time has come?

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Christmas is Coming. The Goose is getting Fat. Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

Enterra Insights

Let’s be honest. If your supply chain isn’t ready for the holiday shopping season by now, it’s probably too late to improve it very much. Preparations for the holiday shopping season really need to begin around the first of the year. But, as Paul Myerson, an instructor in Management and Decision Sciences at Monmouth University, asks, “Where to begin?”[1]

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Economic outlook: For supply chain execs, it’s all about trade wars and data crunching

Synovos

This is the kind of year where everything you previously knew to be true about tariffs, international relations and emerging economies…well, you can put it in the circular file. That’s especially true when it comes to supply chain executives and the likely difficult role they find themselves in over the next few months. So, what are the trends and predictions to watch?

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Where is Blockchain Headed? Follow the Money

Supply Chain @ MIT

Countless proof-of-concept and pilot projects have provided compelling information on the potential worth of blockchain solutions in supply chain management, but the technology has to start delivering concrete ROIs soon if the industry is to take it seriously.

Your Comprehensive Demand Forecasting Guide

Unleashed

Consumers around the globe are changing their shopping habits and retailers must constantly respond to shifts in consumer demand. Supply chains are more multi-faceted than ever – materials to make one product may come from multiple countries; imports and exports are sent around the world in just about every kind of vessel you can imagine; there are online eCommerce sites and brick-and-mortar retail stores that facilitate product distribution.

Upgrading the Supply Chain for Omnichannel Retail

EFT

Teaser / Précis: In this exclusive whitepaper, leading retail executives map out the most crucial steps to achieve supply chain success and what the right tools are to overcome the biggest challenges at each step.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Wrapping Your Head Around Unconstrained and Constrained Forecasting

Unleashed

Forecasting plays a significant role in the sales and operational planning (S&OP) of a company; it can underpin the strategy for how a company runs their business. It serves as an important process to project, balance and look after supply and demand. Ultimately, S&OP can help a company reach their goals and help them get back on track if something isn’t going to plan.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Selecting a WMS 2018

Supply Chain Digest

WMS Remains Hot for a Variety of Reasons. This Chart Summarizes Selection Steps

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Peter Stefanovich, co-founder of Left Lane Associates , a business brokerage specializing in the transportation and logistics business.

Top 3 Business Benefits of Supply Chain Digitization

Gravity Supply Chain

In today’s era of the digital economy, companies must seek to digitize all dimensions of their business, including supply chain management. By doing so, they will enjoy a wealth of benefits. We’ve developed a beautiful infographic outlining the top 3 benefits of supply chain digitization… The post Top 3 Business Benefits of Supply Chain Digitization appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Infographics

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

As a follow up to our blog post, Mexico – The Race for E-commerce Dominance Starts with Logistics , we take a look at Amazon who is reportedly scouting for land in central Mexico for a fourth distribution center. Currently, Amazon operates three warehouses just outside Mexico City with about 1.5

How to Offset Rising Distribution Costs

Logistyx

How a Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping System Can Help You Combat Rising Distribution Costs: Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods into customers’ hands, consists of cost of distribution (CoD) and cost of manufacturing (CoM).

Smart sensors: advantages and disadvantages for industrial machinery

Exapro Hub

Sensors are critical when it comes to capturing basic diagnostic information from industrial machinery and equipment. However, the staff responsible for the maintenance of these machines is nearing retirement and a new younger workforce is growing. While […]. The post Smart sensors: advantages and disadvantages for industrial machinery appeared first on Exapro Hub. Industry News Machinery