Tue.Jan 16, 2018

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994.

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These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. Regulatory reform has been top-of-mind for supply chain executives and political leaders in the US since the 2016 election.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces.

Managing Suppliers Doesn’t Have to Be a Monumental (IT or Administrative) Task

Take Supply Chain

If you want to minimize supplier risk and maximize end-to-end supply chain efficiencies, you must first understand how to make the right technology connections.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Making Cents Out of Demand Sensing

Logility

As a supply chain professional, we need to consider how actions in one part of the supply chain affect both upstream and downstream operations. This is especially true for those that work in and manage the demand planning process. Sometimes demand planners focus too much on forecast accuracy and miss seeing the forest for the trees. I was guilty of this from time to time when I led a demand-planning group because we were evaluated on forecast accuracy as one of our key metrics.

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5 Key Supply Chain Efficiency Assessment Areas for 2018

Arkieva

If you are looking to improve your supply chain management systems in 2018, you most likely have asked the common question: How do I assess my current efficiency? This is a good starting point for anyone looking to add functionality or identify loopholes within current processes. There is no single perfect method that meets all needs and has no flaws. However, the good news is, supply chain assessments have proven to be very advantageous for many businesses.

A Reminder for Chinese New Year Contingency Planning

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters blog commentary serves as a reminder to procurement as well as sales and operations planning teams that the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday begins in month. Ensure that final preparations have made with Chinese based suppliers to have an adequate supply of needed inbound inventories of manufacturing component parts, and to adjust lead-time expectations to reflect the seasonal nature of this holiday slowdown in component supplies and transport networks.

5 Signs You Need a Professional Supply Chain Analysis

AFFLINK

Never underestimate the value of having an expert on your side. If your supply chain is struggling to meet its goals or seems to be continually leaking money, your company could be due for a supply chain analysis.

Making the Case for FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics

Supply Chain 24/7

By working with FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics, companies can streamline and drive costs out of their aftermarket service supply chains, consistently meet customer service level agreements, and grow their bottom-line revenues

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

What’s Trending at NRF 2018: Personalization, Digital Transformation and Increased Agility

Supply Chain Nation

NRF 2018 is revealing trends and insights that will shape retailers’ business decisions, and customer experiences, throughout the year ahead. Here are some of the topics being discussed among JDA customers, partners and analysts at this year’s conference. The Challenge of Digital Transformation. Retailers are still working to define what digital transformation will mean for their company and how it will create value for shoppers and stakeholders. “We’re

Supply Chain Video News on NRF 2018 Day 1 Video Review and Comment

Supply Chain Digest

Despite Challenging Times for Retailers, Attendance Continues to Grow, Advanced Analytics Morphing to Artificial Intelligence, Digimarc Now Putting Bar Codes on Corrugate Boxes, Combining Electronic Shelf Labels with Vision Systems to ID Out of Stocks, Execution Planning Fills White Space between Traditional Planning and Execution, Lots More

3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

Transportfolio

The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons.

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Supply Chain News on Should US Try to Replicate the Successful Network of German Small and Mid Sized Manufacturers

Supply Chain Digest

Manufacturing Remains Strength of German Economy. Should the US Replicate the Approach

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.

JP Wiggins Talks Logistics and the Food Supply Chain

3GTMS

As food logistics become more complex, a transportation management system (TMS) is more important to food companies than ever before.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

NC State SCRC

Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone. Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported in December. The report also showed that on average weekly paychecks increased by 3.1% over the last 12-months, the first time that reading has topped 3% in nearly seven years. But much of that gain came from Americans working longer hours.

Do Shippers Contribute to Driver Retention?

PLS Logistics

The driver shortage is a complex issue caused by a variety of factors. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the driver shortfall will grow to more than 175,000 by 2026 if the trends don’t change. Shippers Driver Shortage Drivers carrier

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works Any Time of Year

Transportfolio

For most people, surprises can be wonderful— but, as shippers, you’d like to avoid them at all costs because of the time and funds they can waste. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble? Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. . Building the right truckload strategy for your business. The key to a great truckload strategy is striking the perfect balance between core carriers and a 3PL.

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.

Load-to-Truck Ratios Drop for First Time Since ELD Mandate

DAT Solutions

Load posts on the DAT Network have risen steadily since the second week in November, and they were up another 17% last week. What is different, though, is that truck posts surged 52% last week, which was the first full work week after the holidays.

Designing a Logistics Distribution Model for the Future

Supply Chain 24/7

Certified Retail Solutions specializes in delivering high-quality systems and services to help retailers manage their national technology deployment and on-site maintenance needs

Paula’s Choice Singapore provide customers with a true omni-channel eCommerce experience

TradeGecko

Paula’s Choice Singapore strive to deliver affordable, effective and informative skincare products to customers in the region