Wed.Apr 19, 2017

Focus on Pace, Not Place: Track Lessons for Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Author’s son at finish of first varsity 2-mile race. Remember, focus on pace, not place,” I call out to my son as he and the other runners step out on the track and to the starting line.

PINC selected by Inbound Logistics magazine to its 2017 list of Top logistics technology providers


PINC named TOP 100 Logistics IT provider for boosting supply chain performance and customer service while cutting overall logistics costs for customers. ALAMEDA, Calif.

The Job Is Not Done

Supply Chain Shaman

Imagine driving down a dusty road for years. One without any towns, road signs, bill boards, or rest stops. Sounds boring right? I agree. This is the world of the supply chain leader driving process improvement. The road to supply chain excellence takes time and patience.

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Will 2017 Drive a Higher TMS Adoption for Small to Mid-Sized Shippers?


2017 is projected to be a year in which more shippers break out of the mold, embracing newer transportation management systems ( TMSs ). However, the adoption rates remain perplexing. As explained by Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez , industrywide statistics indicate adoption rates have remained fixed near 33 percent for nearly two decades. Unfortunately, this means predictions for adoption rates in 2017 would be likely to remain in this range.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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What-if Wednesday: Forecast Parameter Simulation – Beta Multiplicative Method


In this week’s What-if Wednesday post, Arkieva Supply Chain Optimization Consultant – Abhishek Shah – shares the results of a what-if demand forecast simulation using the Winters multiplicative beta parameter. What-if Wednesday: Forecast Parameter Simulation – Beta Multiplicative Method was first posted on April 19, 2017 at 8:00 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Apparel Logistics: Stepping Out in Style

Inbound Logistics

This feature provides examines the supply chain challenges arising from some recent trends in the fashion industry, and looks at how brand owners and retailers are meeting those challenges

A Sneak Peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS

Supply Chain Nation

FOCUS brings retail, warehouse and manufacturing professionals together to share best practices and hear how industry leaders are delivering real results with the help of JDA’s innovations. An exciting new addition to FOCUS is the Innovation Hub at the center of the Delivery Zone, where attendees have the opportunity to experience industry use cases leveraging various new innovations.

Achieving Greater Visibility and Agility

Inbound Logistics

Leaders are exploring supply chain efficiencies with tools that enable stability, cost reduction, supply chain agility, product innovation, speed and visibility

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Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

UK supply chain and logistics sector driven by innovation as it looks to overcome Brexit hurdles

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The recently held Multimodal Show at the NEC saw leading businesses from across a range of sectors that are at the heart of the future for the UK supply chain, logistics and shipping industries

Retail Imports Continue to Grow as Economy Expands

Material Handling & Logistics

With the economy in good shape, consumers are willing to spend over the next few months which is driving up imports. read more. Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News

Supply Chain News on Ha, Walmart Proves Me Right on eFulfillment

Supply Chain Digest

Retail Giant to Reduce Prices on OnLine Orders Picked Up in Stores, While Japanese Delivery Firms Say Enough is Enough on Rates

Retail Imports Continue to Grow as Economy Expands

Material Handling & Logistics

“Our view that imports will continue to be stable despite the uncertainties of the new administration’s trade policies remains unchanged,” said Ben Hackett, founder, Hackett Associates. read more. Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of April 20, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon Looking for Scads of Urban Euro DCs, IMF Offers Bullish View of Global Economy, Prologis Breaks Ground on Multi Level Port DC, New CSX CEO Bent on Closing Hump Yards in Efficiency Move

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4 Ways to Find a Great Load

DAT Solutions

I've been an owner-operator for six years, and I've learned a few tricks that help me to make more money and keep my truck moving. Here are four proven ways to find a great load: 1. Post your truck. Many loads never get posted, so the only way to get access to these loads is by receiving a call from a broker that has selected your company to work with. To get those calls, you need to post your truck.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on MAPI Forecast for US Manufacturing Growth

Supply Chain Digest

US Will not be Losing Ground, but Will not be Seeing a Resurgence Either

Defining Terms in the World of Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

There is, and likely will remain, confusion about terms used in the field of artificial intelligence — terms like artificial … Continued. The post Defining Terms in the World of Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Enterra Solutions.


CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

GOOD QUESTION | What movie/TV show/song title best describes your job?

Inbound Logistics

Readers pick the song/movie/TV show title that best describes their job


Toyota Puts Zero Emission Fuel-Cell Semi Truck to Test at The Port of Los Angeles

Supply Chain 24/7

Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo, quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions, Toyota is working to make this vision a reality

Braking Vlad


Throughout your career you run into people who inspire you. They do things and or teach you things that help you create a better journey for yourself. I remember working for the Canadian division of a US-based private college business and encountering an amazing leader. His name was Peter.

APM - It's time for Performance Appraisal for Assets

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Performance Appraisal? for Assets? Does it sound different? Yes, this is the closest analogy I could relate to Asset Performance Management (APM) / Asset Health monitoring, which is much talked about now a days. Employees are valuable assets of an organization. So are the production assets such as Equipment and Machinery which are also playing vital role in the well-being of an Industry.

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The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.