Wed.Apr 21, 2021

How smart warehouses are modernising for future-proofed business growth

IT Supply Chain

By Will Shepherd (pictured). Managing Partner, REPL Group. The post How smart warehouses are modernising for future-proofed business growth appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Big Data, Analytics, and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

Despite years of discussion about the fourth industrial revolution (aka Industry 4.0), the revolution remains in its infancy. Analysts from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) explain the first three revolutions were driven by steam, electricity, and automation.

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FMCG Foods Turnaround: A successful S&OP Case Study

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I know, I know. I know I am prone to rattle on about Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) but seeing the benefits being delivered to previously struggling businesses is extremely motivating for a confirmed “techy” like myself.

How to Achieve the Perfect Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Last month I participated in Oracle’s Perfect Delivery Virtual Summit , along with Matt Leonard from Supply Chain Dive, Marcelo de Matheus from Tramontina, and Mohamed Absar from DP World.

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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!

Viewpoint: Settling for general average

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. The world watched as the MV Ever Given remained stuck in the Suez Canal between March 23 and 29.

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CSX ready to handle volume growth, leaders say

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX ( NASDAQ: CSX ) says it’s ready to handle not only an anticipated increase in carload volumes in the second half of the year but also meet the demand to move e-commerce goods, according to executives on the railroad’s first-quarter 2021 earnings call late Tuesday afternoon.

How to build resilience into your IoT architecture

IT Supply Chain

By Philip Hooker (pictured). Vice President, Strategic Programmes at Software AG. The post How to build resilience into your IoT architecture appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Airlines to lose $48B despite banner year for cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Airlines will rake in record-high cargo revenues in 2021 on double-digit growth in shipping demand, but lose $47.7 billion because of weak air travel as most countries struggle with controlling virus variants and vaccinating populations, the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday.

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The Need for Speed – Don’t Let These Beliefs Slow Down Your Supply Chain

IT Supply Chain

By Bryce Boothby (pictured). MPO Board Member. The post The Need for Speed – Don’t Let These Beliefs Slow Down Your Supply Chain appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Service and parts carry Rush Enterprises’ Q1 earnings

The Supply Chain Journal

Revenue from parts and service more than covered the Q1 operating cost of Rush Enterprises Inc.’s s ( NASDAQ: RUSHA ) chain of truck and bus dealerships, offsetting lower Class 8 truck sales. The 122.6% absorption rate was nearly double the percentage of most car and truck dealers.

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Watch: What to Do About the Global Container Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

Rob Handfield, Bank of America Professor of Supply Chain Management with the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, discusses the reasons behind the current worldwide shortage of ocean containers, and what carriers and manufacturers must do to solve it.

Renewable fuel requirements threaten to play bigger role in diesel price

The Supply Chain Journal

Drivers and fleet owners who don’t understand all the nuances of how the retail price of diesel is set should think of it as a stacked bar chart. At the base is the price of crude. That will always be the biggest factor, because except for renewable supplies of diesel, the fuel comes from crude.

Improving competitiveness through communication

IT Supply Chain

By Klaus Allion (pictured). MD, ANT Telecom. The post Improving competitiveness through communication appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Viewpoint: ExxonMobil is building a low-carbon business

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. Change is afoot in the energy industry, but in the oil and gas industry especially.

The return to the high street: friend or foe?

IT Supply Chain

By James Hyde (pictured). Co-Founder & CEO of James and James Fulfilment. The post The return to the high street: friend or foe? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Baltimore active for 300+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

The port today. The Port of Baltimore is closer to the Midwest than any other East Coast port and is also within an overnight drive of one-third of the nation’s population.

Consumers Want Supply-Chain Transparency. Are Food Brands Listening?

Supply Chain Brain

Sixty percent of global consumers cite sustainability and social responsibility as essential considerations when choosing which products to buy. They look to their preferred food brands to make the best decisions, but are those companies looking out for their consumers’ best interest

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.

Suez Canal Blockage Presents Harsh Realities for Supply Chain Managers

IT Supply Chain

By Glenn Koepke (pictured). Senior Vice President, Customer Success, FourKites. The post Suez Canal Blockage Presents Harsh Realities for Supply Chain Managers appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Inside Amazon Project Zero!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. How to Sell on Amazon! The Complete Guide! Get Our EBOOK HERE. Amazon Project Zero article and permission to publish here provided by Angelo Chongco. Counterfeiters can cause a lot of damage to your Amazon business.

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Going Bananas: A look at the supply chain for the most consumed fruit

Americold

Have you ever wondered how you get fresh and ready-to-eat bananas in your kitchen throughout the year? Did you know those bananas can travel around the world staying fresh without turning brown for weeks at a time? cold storage

BluJay and Australian FourPL Partner accelerate digital transformation in the supply chain

BluJay Solutions

The partnership gives ANZ customers greater opportunities across end-to-end Transportation Management. Read the full story at SCM + Logistik. In The News SCM + Logistik

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.

Warehouse Management A Complete Guide for Retailers

Vinculum

As a customer, would you not love to place the product order in a seamless manner, and receive it on the same or next day? On the other hand, how frustrating is it to find your selected product still out of stock or experiencing a delay in delivery?

How the Semiconductor Shortage Increases Lead Time & Generates Supply Chain Risks

LevaData

Since the beginning of 2021, the discrepancy between the increasing demand for semiconductors and the lack of available supply has become a worldwide news event. In fact, semiconductor shortages have been reported across almost all major IC groups.

Green Shipping 101: 9 Best Practices For Eco-Friendly Shipping

ShipBob

Online shopping has boomed in the pandemic, and the ability to have packages delivered right to a customer’s doorstep has become more popular than ever. With the increase of online shopping, it has some people asking, “But what about the impact packaging and transportation has on the environment?”.

Electric Power Utility Selects Smart Software for Inventory Optimization

The Smart Software

Smart Software today announced its selection, purchase, and implementation of its flagship product by a major US Electric Utility. Smart IP&O was implemented in just 90 days and has reduced inventory by $9 million within its first six months of operation.

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.