Thu.Jun 20, 2019

Manufacturing Needs Smart Machines To Grow


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents integration architecture challenges that once solved can enable use cases that deliver fast-growing revenue opportunities.

Warehousing: Is Automation in your Distribution Disturbing you?

C3 Solutions

When you think 'distribution center', the image that comes to mind is typically a big box located on the outskirts of a major center, usually close to major transportation arteries. Once again, e-commerce and omnichannel requirements are skewing that picture. distribution automation Grocery

Is There a Future for ERP and Procurement Suites?

HICX Solutions

“Across the board, these systems curtail progress and hinder excellence instead of enabling it.” ” This scathing remark, made in reference to outdated procurement technology and ERP software, is taken from AT Kearney’s report The Future of Procurement Technology.

Editor’s Pick: Building the Customer Relationship

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from GEODIS’ blog discusses the importance of customer relationships and how to develop and maintain them. In a world. The post Editor’s Pick: Building the Customer Relationship appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Maritime Industry in Search of Blockchain Orchestrator!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jenis Sheth.

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Autonomous Supply Chain: Desirable Vision or Silly Daydream?

Enterra Insights

Nelson Mandela once stated, “Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, vision with action can change the world.” ” Occasionally, I read articles about autonomous or no-touch supply chains and I find myself wondering whether the autonomous supply chain is a vision or so far-fetched it’s only a silly daydream. Or is it something else? I’m not surprised someone came up with the concept.

3 Technology Trends That Will Improve Your Supply Chain Performance [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

In today’s competitive markets, it takes more than the ability to quickly respond to urgent supply chain disruptions after they start. Instead, your supply chain must predict disruptions and proactively resolve them before they negatively impact your business.

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Safety at Garment Factories: More than Just a Compliance Matter


Six years after the worst industrial accident in Bangladesh’s history, we ask the question: What is the status of safety at garment factories today? The global garment industries’ push for the lowest costs comes at a high price: the health and safety of workers.

Challenging an entire industry to go circular: a Q&A with DSM-Niaga’s Lukas Hoex


Introducing a new series where we take an honest look at the pioneers and challenger brands on the front lines of business transparency.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

Strategy in a risky world, Brexit buffering, retaining talent, AI advances & Mars landings

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The revered Richmond Supply Chain Forum returns to Sopwell House this October, uniting an exceptional line up of top-of-their-game speakers, delegates and suppliers to examine what Supply Chain means now and how businesses can intuitively future-proof for success

WEBINAR: S/4HANA Finance: The Time is Now! – Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM PT


Learn how the combination of SAP S/4HANA Finance and Bristlecone’s 21-year expertise in the ERP space can empower you to redefine business processes and meet your supply chain goals. In this webinar, you’ll discover: What SAP S/4HANA Finance offers your organization. The benefits of Bristlecone’s unique approach in the SAP ERP space. Best practices when deploying SAP S/4HANA Finance. How to mitigate key risks associated with a S/4HANA implementation.

What happens When Everyone is the “Shipper of Choice”?

Logistics Viewpoints

The over-the-road capacity challenges of the last year have caused a lot of shippers to rethink their carrier acquisition and retention strategies.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

6 Big Myths You Need to Know about Prescriptive Analytics

River Logic

Myth #1: Companies believe they already have/use prescriptive analytics. Just mention advanced analytics or its subsets like machine learning, AI, simulation, etc., and you’ll find many people use these terms interchangeably.

Why Carriers Are Getting Their APIs Together


We’re not ready for it. Said nearly every airline executives I’d speak to about instant eBooking. In twelve years of meetings, air cargo leaders have always been enthusiastic about pricing automation. Faster quoting meant more sales time and higher win rates.

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Blockchain and Cloud-based Platforms Usher In New Era of Complex Data Streams in Freight Shipping


Blockchain and cloud-based platforms are revolutionizing the way logistics operations are being conducted around the world. Big Data has been a hot topic in the industry for years, but the way to truly harness it has remained out of reach for many companies.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for June 20, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Apple Pulling Some Production Out of China, New York Set to Pass Groundbreaking Emissions Law, UAW Strikes Out Again at Volkwagen, Truckload Rates Finally Moderating

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Hear from Covea CPO what impact Ivalua Procurement is having


The post Hear from Covea CPO what impact Ivalua Procurement is having appeared first on Ivalua

Apple designers in awe of TrackVia at Apple’s WWDC


(From left to right) Xiao Liang, Jason Baird, and Kyle Turner, three of TrackVia’s mobile engineers, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California.

The Path to Greatness – Driving a Successful Transformation Across Global Procurement & Supply Chain


The post The Path to Greatness – Driving a Successful Transformation Across Global Procurement & Supply Chain appeared first on Ivalua

4 Advantages of Full Truckload Freight Shipping

Freight Center

What type of freight shipping is best for me? This may be a question you have asked yourself more than once. While LTL is the most popular form of shipping, if you are shipping cargo weighing 5,000 pounds or more you really should compare the benefits and costs of both Full Truckload and LTL shipping. The most common equipment used for shipping freight are dry vans. Full Truckload freight shipping makes use of a variety of equipment, including: Dry vans. Refrigerated vans. Flatbed trucks.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Expanding your fulfillment network: 4 experts weigh in


Crutchfield Corporation, Cleaner's Supply, Curtis Barry & Company, and FLEXE discuss fulfillment network expansion at the 2019 eCommerce Operations Summit

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2019 | Summer Newsletter

Herlitz Inventory Management

Seasonal Profiles and How to Use Them Effectively. Seasonal Profiles are an important tool in the HIMPACT tool box. Seasonal profiles help buyers order the proper amount of inventory before a seasonal spike, and more importantly, help them get out of it and back to normal levels.

How to be an effective finance business partner: Insights for manufacturing CFOs from new and unique research by Gary Simon


Earlier this year, some of my Rootstock colleagues and I were having an internal discussion on how the role of the CFO was evolving into a more strategic role, serving more as an advisor to other departments in a company.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.