Mon.Dec 11, 2017

Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

There are several key supply chain trends to watch in 2018. Omnichannel Revenue Management The retail supply chain has been going through a massive transformation. Traditional brick and mortar retailers seek to leverage their stores to better compete against Amazon and other ecommerce retailers. ARC’s Chris Cunnane does an annual survey omnichannel retail in conjunction with DC Velocity.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Our salute to the best advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management from 2017.

A Noteworthy Blockchain Technology Announcement

Supply Chain Matters

This week San Francisco based blockchain and IoT Cloud platform start-up Chronicled announced achievement of 21 CFR Part 11 Certification for its latest Micro-temperature logging application. Supply Chain Matters highlights this announcement because it provides evidence that regulators are more inclined to consider NFC, Blockchain and IoT enabled technologies as part of regulated processes.

Intelligent Trade Promotion Optimization

Enterra Insights

Trade promotion is considered a necessary evil in the consumer packaged goods arena. There is a constant tug-of-war between the … Continued. The post Intelligent Trade Promotion Optimization appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Trade Promotion Optimization Business Cognitive Computing Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis Supply Chain Targeted Marketing trade promotion optimization

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

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Retailers Take Stock as they Restock for the Holidays

Material Handling & Logistics

Traffic at the major U.S. retail container ports in 2017 should close the year up more than 6% over 2016. Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5%

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TMS Doesn’t Exist in a Vaccuum: Driving Growth and Flexibility with Integration

Talking Logistics

I am at a swim meet to watch my son compete. It’s a beautiful pool, with plenty of seating for the parents to watch and cheer, and the temperature inside the building is not too hot or too cold. But there’s one thing missing: there’s no public WiFi (and no cellular connectivity either).

Take the 11th Annual Gartner and SCDigest Survey, Get Valuable Research

Supply Chain Digest

Choice of two Research Notes in what has become one of the most important supply chain studies

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Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded

Cerasis

Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, capacity hit a breaking point. The same held true after Superstorm Sandy and the unyielding winter of 2014, reports Lawrence J.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

Green Supply Chain News on CEOs of DowDupont, Unilever and Walmart Talk to the Harvard Business Review about Sustainability

Supply Chain Digest

Totally New Business Models Needed, Unilever CEO Polman Says

Turn your culture into a mental wellbeing oasis

Enterra Insights

Culture. Turn your culture into a mental wellbeing oasis

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Healthcare Utilization Management: Solving the Mystery of the Missing Inventory

NC State SCRC

I recently had a chance to interview a supply chain director from a mid-sized hospital in New York state, that was very insightful in helping me to think about the challenge around inventory management. The supply chain officer described the approach that was needed to think about standardization, but also about a concept called “UTILIZATION”, a term I had never encountered before in my 30 years in supply chain management.

FAQ: What is the Difference Between Pull Manufacturing and Demand-Driven Manufacturing?

synchrono

I often talk about pull manufacturing and Demand-Driven Manufacturing as though they are one and the same. That’s because, in my mind, they are. However, after reading through a couple of online articles this afternoon, it’s clear not everyone sees it that way.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

The Internet of Things Has Value for Prepared Manufacturers

Loftware

The IoT can illuminate the manufacturing world in ways that were previously impossible. Manufacturing Track & Traceability

Retail Jobs Jumped Nearly 13,000 in November

Supply Chain 24/7

Retail industry employment increased by an unusually high 12,900 jobs in November over October, according to the National Retail Federation

ModusLink Launches Financial Management Services to help Brands Tackle Global Growth

ModusLink Corporation

ModusLink officially launched its Financial Management Services offering this month, which ensures secure transactions, regulatory compliance and fraud protection to make it simpler and safer for companies eager to expand globally.

FMCG Food Waste: Supply chain speed and agility v inventory.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Hooray! Many supermarket chains now sell imperfect or misshapen fruit and vegetables at a discount. As you may know I am a big fan of buying this type of food as taste has nothing to do with shape based on my massive culinary knowledge. Whether my potatoes are knobbly, or my parsnips look like Donald Trump, I simply don’t care. FMCG Forecasting & Demand Planning Inventory Management & Stock Control WASTE Food

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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.