Thu.Apr 15, 2021

Is Robotic Process Automation Good for the Workforce?

Enterra Insights

Two recent headlines capture an ongoing debate about the effects of robotic process automation (RPA) on the workforce. The first headline screamed “Why Robotic Process Automation is Taking Over Your Job” while the second headline countered “Robots Aren’t Stealing Jobs — They’re Making Them Better.”

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The Secret to Rapid Digitisation: A Dual Platform Strategy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The new network way of thinking that digitises and maximises enterprise performance quickly. OVERVIEW. One of the industry’s biggest concerns is how to digitise and transform quickly, without starting from scratch and having to throw away your enormous investment in traditional systems.

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Enrich Customer Experiences with Automated Order Promising and Traceability?

Logility

The e-commerce boom has forced virtually every industry to rethink its customer experience. From groceries and clothing to raw materials and machine parts, customers expect to have their order fulfilled quickly, safely, and with products that are ethically sourced.

Digital and the Supply Chain—How Far Have We Come?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The reality of digitalisation. Two years of digital transformation in two months,” was the comment that one retailer made when discussing how COVID-19 had accelerated their digitalisation journey. For many organisations, this change was forced upon them so they could continue to run their businesses.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Building Profitability with Agility while Digitally Transforming the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies were in the midst of digitally transforming their supply chain when the Convid-19 pandemic hits. During that time, with great volatility, many companies struggled to keep pace with increasing customer expectations around delivery on-time.

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Packaging Automation is Becoming a Reality for Supply Chains

Kuebix

The development of technology within supply chains has accelerated significantly in the last year. The pandemic presented businesses of all industries with challenges regarding inventory, transportation and health and safety standards that have been difficult to overcome.

IKEA to electrify last-mile delivery in Canada with Lion Electric

The Supply Chain Journal

IKEA and its last-mile delivery partner in Canada, Second Closet, will deploy 15 all-electric Lion Electric trucks this fall in Canada. The vehicles making deliveries for IKEA Canada will operate in Bocherville, Quebec; Etobicoke, Ontario; and Richmond, British Columbia.

Functional drivers to support your Supply Chain

Prophetic Technology

Some Supply Chain (SC) drivers help companies to develop and manage the balance between responsiveness and efficiency, according to business changes and financial requirements. supply chain

US rail traffic jumps 25% year-over-year but is flat from prior week

The Supply Chain Journal

Weekly U.S. rail volumes rose nearly 25% last week, although some commodities may be affected by uneven year-over-year comparisons because the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year caused widespread shutdowns and affected rail traffic.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

How Do You Ship an Electric Bicycle?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Get Our EBOOK HERE. Electric bicycle article and permission to publish here provided by Jake Rheude. Sales of e-bikes took off during the past year and show no signs of slowing down.

TuSimple plans to hire 400 with proceeds from $1.1B public offering

The Supply Chain Journal

Autonomous trucking software startup TuSimple Holdings Inc. NASDAQ: TSP ) plans to hire 400 new employees — a 50% increase — in the next six months with proceeds from its $1.1 billion initial public offering.

Different Types of Cryptocurrencies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 8 of the Best Cryptocurrencies for Investing! Different types of cryptocurrencies article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols. Digital cash generated from the code is a kind of cryptocurrency.

Milk Moovement closes $3.2M funding round

The Supply Chain Journal

Milk Moovement , the startup seeking to modernize the dairy supply chain through cloud-based software, closed on a $3.2 million seed funding round on Thursday. The round was led by Dynamo Ventures , alongside Matchstick Ventures , Bread & Butter Ventures , and Better Food Ventures.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

10 Most Valuable Features An MES Solution Needs To Deliver Value Today

IQMS

Bottom Line: Improving shop floor productivity, keeping customers loyal, and controlling costs need to start with real-time production data.

Viewpoint: What this IPO tells us about autonomous freight networks

The Supply Chain Journal

The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates.

Misclassified: Risks Of Shipping Blindly In An E-Commerce World

BluJay Solutions

Who would have thought that in the wake of a global pandemic your business could grow exponentially simply by reaching a new audience of captive shoppers around the world?

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Increasing cold chain capacity for new drugs — Medically Necessary

The Supply Chain Journal

This podcast is brought to you by Ryder, the only fully integrated logistics & transportation provider in the industry. Ryder’s solutions cover the entire supply chain including warehousing, transportation logistics, e-commerce fulfillment, & last mile.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Sensitive supply chains: why a wrecked ship can affect the global flow of goods

BluJay Solutions

Nothing works anymore, was the diagnosis when on March 23, 2021, the container ship “Ever Given” with a hull length of 400 meters ran aground while transiting the Suez Canal.

March trailer orders stabilize but supply chain issues stunt production

The Supply Chain Journal

Preliminary orders for new trailers in March dramatically outpaced the COVID-impacted slowdown a year ago. But it is bittersweet for manufacturers who love the new business but are hampered by supply chain shortages preventing them from filling the orders.

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In Valvoline’s words: The human side of digital transformation

Alloy

We talk a lot about supply chain and sales alignment , but Katlyn Davis brings one-of-a-kind real-world experience to the topic. She joined Valvoline as the Supply Chain Analyst on the Walmart account “only,” and gradually expanded to cover Amazon, Dollar General and a few other channels as well.

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Supply Chain Capacity in Ocean and Air Subject to Uncertainty Thru Recovery

Intelligent Audit

Having intimate knowledge of available supply chain capacity in every shipping mode continues to be paramount for companies to meet consumer demand as economies recover after recessions felt during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Medically Necessary: Johnson & Johnson pause will slightly slow down vaccine rollout

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from the April 15, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. What happened?

E-commerce logistics market jumps nearly 30% in 2020

EFT

Online retail demand and heightened consumer requirements for rapid delivery pushed the global e-commerce logistics market to grow by 27.3% in 2020. According to a report by Ti, the global e-commerce logistics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2020-25.

Fed Sees Supply-Chain Issues Growing Despite Better U.S. Outlook

Supply Chain Brain

The Federal Reserve is seeing both labor and material shortages mounting up across several sectors of the U.S. economy

Predicting supply chain risk just got a whole lot more social

EFT

If you’re one of the world’s largest manufacturers, then your supply chain is a huge and complex patchwork quilt of suppliers that blankets the globe. Volkswagen, for example, notes more than 40,000 suppliers.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.