Mon.Apr 22, 2019

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You

Veridian Solutions

The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service.

Disruption in the Freight Brokerage Industry: How to Secure Your Brokerage’s Future

Parade

Freight brokerages and logistics companies with capital are aggressively purchasing other companies with technology assets— this behavior has been accelerating, with a different acquisition or merger taking place every two weeks.

Cyber security: Is your company at risk?

Americold

Cyber attacks have become an ever-increasing threat as today’s security landscape has changed due to digitization and inter connectivity. The increasing adoption of cloud computing and cloud storage services has instigated a massive transfer of data to this environment.

5 Use Cases of Blockchain for Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

Blockchain technology represents one of the most significant advantages that supply chain leaders can utilize to improve logistics and reduce freight spend.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2019)

Talking Logistics

Based on the top Talking Logistics posts and videos this quarter, it’s clear that transportation management remains a hot topic of interest — everything from how to navigate the twists and turns of the market to how to leverage transportation management systems (TMS) and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement. Even our most popular post, which dealt with excess inventory and yard management, had a transportation bent to it.

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Brexit: Tiers of Uncertainty

Resilinc

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Building Your Own Supply Chain Network Design Team Isn’t as Simple as it Sounds

CHAINalytics

These days, most companies recognize the strategic value that supply chain network design projects can deliver, but when and how to initiate these large-scale projects are often open questions. To have the greatest impact on your supply chain network, the answer is to do them continuously.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Over the past several years, f ew topics have been as critical for global corporations as sustainability – investors, consumers, executive teams and other organizational stakeholders have realized that corporate responsibility doesn’t just build a better world, but also drives financial value.

Wearables in the Workplace: A Boon for Safety, or Intrusion on Privacy?

Supply Chain Brain

It’s been a rocky start for high-tech wearable devices for the consumer. But the supply chain offers a more fertile ground for growth

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

6 Ways to “Go Green” With Supply Chain Technology

Kuebix

Sustainability initiatives and efforts to “go green” are trending through every industry and many are focusing on the supply chain. There are innumerable reasons why companies are prioritizing sustainability. These reasons range from everything from worries about climate change, the need to save money and streamline operations, to increasingly eco-friendly customer bases and the need to […]. The post 6 Ways to “Go Green” With Supply Chain Technology appeared first on Kuebix.

Smart Software CEO to Present at Epicor Insights 2019

The Smart Software

Greg Hartunian, President at Smart Software will present a keynote on Inventory Managementat at Epicor's annual customer conference in Mandalay Bay Resort In Las Vegas April 15-18. Smart Software will also be on hand to profile the solution in booth # 2.

Quick Ship Standards: Best Practices to Get Where You Want to Go

Veridian Solutions

Quick ship standards refer to the processes and technologies in use that optimize order fulfillment and exceed customer expectations for fast delivery. In other words, such measures give companies the ability to compete with Amazon, Target, and Walmart. To achieve faster order fulfillment and expedite delivery, shippers need to know challenges, the benefits, and a few best practices to avoid unnecessary expenses. . Challenges of Quick Ship Order Fulfillment.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Failure to exercise reasonable care in preventing accidents or incidents could result in you having to pay for the damages.

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What a Multichannel Strategy Means for your Supply Chain

Unleashed

A shift in consumer shopping preferences and behaviours is driving the growth toward multichannel retailing. This multichannel strategy has a direct impact on a business’ supply chain and creates different priorities for both retailers and their suppliers. For retailers, supply chain priorities include increasing on-shelf availability while reducing inventory stock and growing multichannel capability.

A Guide to Electronic Kanban (E-Kanban)

TPSynergy

Problems With Traditional Inventory System (MRP). In a traditional inventory system, materials are restocked when inventory runs low. While this may work in an optimal situation, any minor errors can lead to massive delays and bottlenecks down the line. In addition, heavy reliance is placed on manual checking and reordering of inventory levels, which means that by switching to an electronic system, valuable employee time could be saved. What is Kanban?

$87.8B in Supply Chain Investments Captures VC Attention

American Global Logistics

Sourcing Journal—One sector that venture capitalists believe is ripe for change and disruption is supply chain logistics, where much of the trucking and freight sectors still relies on offline legacy processes such as manual booking and paper records. According to a study co-sponsored by the American Global Logistics (AGL) and Logistics Trends & Insights on […]. The post $87.8B in Supply Chain Investments Captures VC Attention appeared first on AGL.

Evolution Recap for Routing Mobile and Telematics: Customer Experience & Innovation

Descartes

It was a wonderful three days at Descartes Evolution 2019. Customers had the opportunity to network, learn and collaborate with peers as well as industry experts. In addition, Descartes and our sponsor/partner community showcased technological advancements to enhance the overall customer experience.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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What Axway AMPLIFY Means for You

Axway

Digital transformation is exploding the enterprise, causing a sprawling and integration “spaghetti” effect. What does this really entail?

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Easter week begins strong, then demand tapers off

DAT Solutions

Last week started with solid demand, but activity tapered off as Good Friday and the Easter weekend approached. Load-to-truck ratios peaked on Tuesday for all three trailer types, but they dropped sharply by Friday.

A New Momentum for Free Trade with Asia

Amber Road

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) facilitate access to international markets by lowering trade barriers and providing cost-saving advantages at the same time. Despite Asia's importance for European foreign trade, agreements with Asian countries are not progressing quickly.

Reefers wanted today in Georgia, as Vidalia onions roll out

DAT Solutions

If you have a reefer trailer, you can be sure to find a load in Southeastern Georgia this week. The load-to-truck ratio jumped from 7 to 18 loads per truck for reefers in the Savannah, Georgia market today — specifically in the farm country that's about 90 miles west of Savannah.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Small Business Owners: Are You Paying for the Right Shipping Service?

Freight Center

Did you know that freight shipping costs more for residential service than for commercial service? The difference between the two isn’t as clear as you may think. Let’s take a look at the differences, starting with some basic processes in the shipping world. Most freight shipping isn’t done by one truck. In fact, almost all freight shipping is done LTL (Less than TruckLoad) , which is used when a shipment is smaller and just a part of the truck is used.

Mobile Apps Are King! Are You Utilizing Them?

TrackVia

As announced in our Winter 2019 Product Launch , TrackVia has made significant improvements to our iOS mobile app. Why the strong investment in mobile? Worldwide smartphone web traffic surpassed desktop web traffic back in 2015. Today, smartphones and tablets account for nearly 60% of all web traffic and 14 million jobs rely directly on these mobile devices according to the GSMA The Mobile Economy 2019 report.

Small Business Owners: Are You Paying for the Right Shipping Service?

Freight Center

Did you know that freight shipping costs more for residential service than for commercial service? The difference between the two isn’t as clear as you may think. Let’s take a look at the differences, starting with some basic processes in the shipping world. Most freight shipping isn’t done by one truck. In fact, almost all freight shipping is done LTL (Less than TruckLoad) , which is used when a shipment is smaller and just a part of the truck is used.

6 ways to boost your sales with a pre-order strategy

TradeGecko

If you’re launching a new product, a pre-order strategy is a highly beneficial component to incorporate into your plan.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.