Mon.Dec 04, 2017

The Avocado Supply Chain

SCM Research

Among the best ways to teach supply chain management is by discussing different types of real-world supply chains. In their interesting report, Enabling Trade: From Valuation to Action , the World Economic Forum (in collaboration with Bain & Company) present several supply chains that could be discussed. The introdution makes one point clear: “The overall benefits to nations, producers and consumers are clear.

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To succeed at digital transformation, teams need to be committed and self-enabled


The digital age has just begun. We haven’t seen the full force of disruptive business and operating models and there is no doubt that many more will keep emerging. We are only beginning to see the impact that digital transformation will have on our human resources as well.

Weathering the Next Recession


The global economic recession that started in 2007/2008 hit the manufacturing sector hard. In February of 2009, The Economist even published a piece called The Collapse of Manufacturing.

Overcoming Friction in Purchase-to-Pay Processes

Supply Chain Matters

When multi-industry procurement and accounts payable finance teams assess their overall purchase-to-pay (P2P) processes, they can often find areas of bottlenecks and friction. In many cases, the culprit is paper-based or manual-driven exception processes. Such friction leads to added inefficiencies, strained relationships and added costs from multiple areas. They often stem from classic organizational, process and technology enablement barriers.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2017 Review


With the end of 2017 approaching, we can all reflect on a year subjugated with isolationism dominating the agenda that leaves supply chain managers operating in a period of real doubt.

Vecna Robotics- Autonomous Material Handling and Robotics Movement Provider to Watch

Supply Chain Matters

Bob Ferrari shares highlights of a recent visit to an innovative robotics provider in the area of logistics and material handling equipment, one that is applying advanced technologies related to autonomous operations, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) enablement to robotics.

Phone Call with Santa Claus


Planning and Optimizing the Christmas Express Supply Chain. Recently I got an email from the North Pole saying that Santa Claus wanted to talk with me. I will have to admit that when you get a request from the head of the elves it is not something you want to ignore. A phone call was set up for later that week. I didn’t sleep well the nights leading up to the call. I worried I might have done something that put me on Santa’s Naughty list.

Postal Hub Podcast- Electric Trucking


The US contract logistics company will use the trucks for shuttle deliveries and same-day customer deliveries. The trucks will also be tested for mileage efficiency on longer runs from major markets to other DHL operations across the country. . The Tesla Semi will be available in 2019.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

TrinityRail ditches operational forecasting, gains sense and respond supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Supply chain management without an operational forecast – is it possible? Yes it is. At least if you’re one of the world’s largest providers of railcar services and products. TrinityRail, part of Trinity Industries, Inc.,

Supply Chain News on It is Wait and See on Impact of Looming ELD Mandate

Supply Chain Digest

A Variety of Factors Moving Against Shippers as We Head into 2018

eft's 2018 Event and Content Calendar


Channels: Supply Chain Event Date: Mon, 2018-01-01 to Mon, 2018-12-31 Event URL: [link] Number of attendees: 0 Event Organiser: eft Event Organiser E-mail: Précis: Here is a complete calendar of all of eft's 2018 events and content released throughout the year. Entire Month Duration: No

Supply Chain News on US Freight Rates, and Driver Pay, May be Head Much Higher

Supply Chain Digest

Be Careful Budgeting for 2018 in Market with Strong Freight Demand and not Enough Drivers

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding


Today’s guest blog is from John Stuart of the International Logistics Center. He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding is one of the most widely used methods of international transport for both business and personal use.

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Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

Winter is on the way, and the coming season’s weather pattern represents a big question mark for transportation and logistics pros. We hear weathermen discussing whether we will have an “El Niño” or a “La Niña” year.

Cognitive Computing and the Cognification of the Business World

Enterra Insights

Futurists and visionaries, like Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly), founding Executive Editor of Wired magazine, are excited about cognitive computing. They believe this technology … Continued. The post Cognitive Computing and the Cognification of the Business World appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Flexibility of Paper Logs Doesn't Transfer to ELDs

DAT Solutions

There's no regulation that even mentions logbook flexibility, but every driver who has ever used paper logs understands what that means. Years ago, way before ELDs, the biggest fleets were concerned, first and foremost, that all driver log books were completed correctly.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Season’s Greetings Calendar 2017

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Season’s Greetings Calendar 2017. News » RELEX Season’s Greetings Calendar 2017. Last year, we decided to spread some holiday joy by doing charitable work all over Europe and North America.

What Does the First Week of Holiday Retail Sales Tell Us About the Season Ahead?

Supply Chain Nation

The first week of the traditional holiday shopping season is in the books, and the news so far looks good. Early reports indicate that US retailers earned a record $7.9 billion on Black Friday alone – an increase of nearly 18 percent over 2016. From a retail industry perspective, Black Friday was an encouraging day for a lot of retailers,” said Jim Prewitt, VP of Retail Industry Strategy at JDA Software. Overall, sales were very encouraging,” Jim said. “We

Transparency a Must in Food and Beverage Manufacturing


The food and beverage industry has put a focus on traceability. GS1 Regulatory Track & Traceability Food & Beverage Barcode Labeling Labeling Trends

Campbell Testing Service to Deliver Soup to Customers’ Doors

Material Handling & Logistics

The soup company, which hasn't seen sales growth since 2014, wants to "challenge the conventional CPG model as to how products are developed, how brands are born and how we go to market.”.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

Vecna Robotics- Autonomous Material Handling and Robotics Movement Provider to Watch

Supply Chain Matters

Bob Ferrari shares highlights of a recent visit to an innovative robotics provider in the area of logistics and material handling equipment, one that is applying advanced technologies related to autonomous operations, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) enablement to robotics.

Kohl’s COO Sona Chawla to Keynote RILA 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

Supply Chain Network

Arlington, VA – Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced Sona Chawla, Kohl’s chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference.

Elevating the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

Last month, I attended and spoke at the Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 conference , where I learned many things about the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry. For example, I learned that there’s a difference between cement and concrete, even though many people use the terms interchangeably.

JDA Labs and Google Cloud: Data Streaming and Machine Learning Meet-up Recap

Supply Chain Nation

JDA Labs and Google Cloud recently co-hosted a meet-up at the JDA Labs office in Montreal. The meet-up focused on data streaming and machine learning with the Google Cloud Platform, and was a very hot topic.

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