Wed.Jan 09, 2019

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch. There are many good reasons to add items to product portfolios, but companies are better at adding than eliminating items. Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article is from Steve Bettwy , Vice President – Quality and Business Continuity, Operational Excellence, and Continuous Improvement at Direct Supply. I hope we can agree that Amazon will disrupt an industry if it wants to. Bibliophiles everywhere can still hardly say “Amazon” without snarling, and Amazon’s effect on retail, grocery delivery, and even cloud computing is nothing short of transformative.

Excess Inventory? No problem. You have trailers in the yard.­­

PINC YMS

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs , companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

Airbus and Boeing Report Q4-2018 and Full Year Operational Performance

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with streaming commentary focused on the globe’s currently most visible supply networks, specifically the duopoly anchors of commercial aerospace supply chains.

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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.

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 10, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Truck Platooning Not Worth It, Returns Continue to Grow for Etailers, Amazon Wants Inside Your Garage, It was a Big Year for US Manufacturing Jobs

Webinar - Fan the Flame: How IoT Data Fuels Global Supply Chain Business Intelligence

Amber Road

Across the globe, experts in all industries seem to agree on one assessment: The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is just beginning.

Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution

Abivin

Vietnam has over 150 shopping centers, 800 supermarkets, 9,000 traditional markets and 2.2 million household-run stalls by 2018 as reported by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade [1].

Tive Releases Return-By-Mail Supply Chain Tracker

Tive

Tive is excited to announce that in partnership with USPS, we have launched our return-by-mail tracker, enabling seamless return logistics for shipments within the US. Supply Chain Trackers Tive Features

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Supply Chain News on Artificial Intelligence is Fueling the Robot Boom in Distribution

Supply Chain Digest

From Goods to Picker to Piece Picking Robots, Software is the Key

The four trends that will position procurement as the driver of organisational change

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Alex Saric, Smart Procurement Expert, Ivalua. We are heading into an uncertain year. Whether it’s the increasing complexity of the supply chain in the face of globalisation, the race to discover and deploy the latest emerging technologies or the impact of Brexit on the supply and movement of goods – organisations need to be able to overcome the challenges ahead and keep everything running smoothly

Solving the ‘Wicked Problems’ of S&OP with AI

Aera Technology

By Denise Byers, Client Executive Partner at Aera Technology Wicked problems are undermining sales and operations planning (S&OP) and the supply chain. They are characterized by extreme complexity and deep root causes that defy conventional solutions.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on When Ocean Carriers become Logistics Integrators

Supply Chain Digest

If Successful, Maersk, Others, will Change Global Logistics Landscape

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Trends 2019: Digital Enterprise

Enterra Insights

We live and work in the Digital Age. Companies successfully adapting to this new age will find themselves at the top of the evolutionary food chain; while enterprises failing to adapt, will, as in ages past, simply fade away. Adaptability is the key to success. Paul Rogers notes, “The focus of many Digital Transformation efforts has been on the adoption of new technologies.”[1] ”[1] This focus is understandable given all the new technologies now in play.

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Amazon Delivery: Should Shipping and Fulfillment Businesses Be Worried?

Supply Chain Brain

It seems that every year we can expect Amazon to test a new delivery service

New Hot Market Maps show when and where you'll find a load

DAT Solutions

Looking for your next load? Need a truck? Check your watch, and then go to your DAT Hot Market Map. In addition to a detailed view of load and truck posts and ratios, the latest version has a timeline display that gives you the info you need to make your truck or load post stand out from the crowd.

A Look at Transportation Regulations in 2019

Kuebix

Many changes in transportation regulations are coming this year that we’d like to make sure you are aware of. The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which made it illegal for truck drivers to only use paper-logging books to record hours at work and mileage is now over a year old, but groups are still petitioning […]. The post A Look at Transportation Regulations in 2019 appeared first on Kuebix.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

DAT Solutions

Truckload capacity remained tight during the first week of 2019, and national average rates increased 3¢ for vans, reefers and flatbeds. However, rates declined on many of the highest volume lanes, so increases in the national averages could be temporary.

Procurement Cockpit – Essential Tool in 2019 to Track KPIs

EC Sourcing Group

A procurement cockpit is no longer a nice to have, it is an essential tool to meet the demands of business in 2019, especially your KPIs, projects and tickets. I frequently hear from procurement professionals that they are drowning in data and overwhelmed by the number of requests they receive daily.

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7 ways automated robots are changing the face of warehousing

6 River Systems

Collaborative mobile robots have been making waves in the warehousing and distribution world for a few years now. A flexible automation solution, collaborative robots provide an important bridge between operational staff, their existing equipment and the data systems already in place.

U.S. Manufacturing Hits the Pause Button

Logistics Trends and Insights

ISM’s December data indicates a slow-down in U.S. manufacturing activity. Month-to-month results found an 11 point decline in new orders. Read more and what we expect in our latest Forbes contribution. manufacturing

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

JDA software

Today Wednesdays for Women is another in our occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders” featuring learnings from JDA leaders on topics of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences that can help them grow their own leadership skills.

Retail Imports Level Off After Rush to Beat Tariffs

Material Handling & Logistics

NRF's Jonathan Gold said the industry is hoping the talks currently underway will bring an end to this ill-advised trade war and result in a more appropriate way of responding to China’s trade abuses that won’t force American consumers, workers and businesses to pay the price

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Tariffs, Part 2: Who Survives a Trade War?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

What must global companies do to survive a bruising trade war? Read more

DC Velocity: Tailwind Transportation Software Integrates with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity

Tailwind

“Trucker Tools LLC, which provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, announced today that Tailwind Transportation Software , an award-winning web-based transportation management software (TMS) provider, has integrated Trucker Tools Smart Capacity into their Pro and Enterprise TMS subscription tiers.

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Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.