Tue.Nov 28, 2017

Will you be a Supply Chain Disruptor or the Disrupted?


You should be interested in applying disruptive technologies in your supply chain not only at a physical level, like in transportation and logistics, but also at a more virtual level in your supply chain planning.

Why the Great Driver Shortage Is Now Top of Mind for Shippers & a Driver of a Capacity Crunch


The Great Driver Shortage was already starting to weigh on the minds of carriers and shippers early this year as experts predicted tightening capacity, said William B.

Forecasting and demand management for new events using machine-learning algorithm


by Iman Niroomand What does a machine-learning (ML) algorithm have to do with the Super Bowl? When it comes to forecasting and demand management , a lot.

Webinar: 5 Things to Know About Global Med Device Labeling


Just when you thought you had a good grasp—or at least a reasonable understanding—of the FDA’s UDI system and its associated labeling requirements, along comes the EU’s Medical Device Regulations (MDR) as well as other fairly strict, country-specific labeling laws. Are you ready? Can you leverage some of the work you’ve already done with UDI to ensure compliance across your extended supply chain? Will your existing medical device labeling software adapt easily to support a broader scope?

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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.

Reducing Risk With Dedicated Fleet Solutions

Supply Chain Link

Any disruption in the supply chain could affect a company’s bottom line, and ultimately their customers. As the transportation market evolves, shippers need to find ways to mitigate risk. One transportation solution that could help make operations more resilient is a dedicated fleet.

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Know Your Vendor: Supplier Risk Takes Center Stage for Banks, Financial Institutions


Prepare for the unpredictable. That may seem like an oxymoron to most, but for procurement and supply chain leaders at banks, insurance carriers and other financial institutions – mitigating the unpredictable is part of life.

Five Supply Chain Tools for a New Era of Globalization


The world is headed toward a new era of globalization, marked by increased political fragmentation but stronger global digital connection. This challenging environment presents many risks which supply chain managers must carefully plan for and navigate. Think Supply Chain

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What is a Good Level of Forecast Accuracy?

RELEX Solutions

“What would you consider a good level of forecast accuracy in our business?” is probably the single most frequent question we get from customers, consultants and other business experts alike. Unfortunately, asking this question is a fool-proof way to make us squirm.

Supply Chain Thought Leadership Video Series on Addressing the Growing Labor Crisis in US DCs

Supply Chain Digest

Is There a Third Way to Increase Picking Productivity and Address the DC Labor Crisis

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Green Freight, Freight Electrification—Freightera’s notes from COP23


When we first shared our green freight vision two years ago, we had a few concerns. How can green be applied to the most polluting industry on earth without skepticism? How can we do it? How quickly can green freight technology catch up? Do our partners, investors and customers care?

Supply Chain News on Making the Lean Transformation Case to Senior Executives

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Drives All Elements of Profit and Financial Benefit Generation, Jean Cunningham Says

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Trucking Capacity: Tapping into the Long Tail

Talking Logistics

What are you seeing and hearing in the trucking market today? It’s my favorite question to ask industry executives these days, and it’s a question I asked Jeff Potts, Vice President of Sales at BluJay Solutions in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “We

Traits of a Successful 3PL

PLS Logistics

We have previously covered a couple of useful tips for pre-screening your options and choosing the perfect Freight Broker – today, we’re going to dig a little deeper! 3PL Technology partnership

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Digital Transformation Touches Every Corner of an Enterprise

Enterra Insights

Digital transformation is a much discussed topic with profound consequences for businesses. There is near unanimity among analysts that transformation … Continued. The post Digital Transformation Touches Every Corner of an Enterprise appeared first on Enterra Solutions. digital enterprise Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Enterra Solutions Internet of Things Stephen DeAngelis

Van Rates Are on Pace to Break Records

DAT Solutions

For November, the national average for spot market van rates is on pace to hit its highest mark in three years. Just two weeks ago, we saw a record number of loads moved on the top 100 van lanes.

Are You Ready to Move to Consumer-Centric Categories?

Supply Chain Nation

Category management has evolved to become a key strategic and collaborative process between manufacturers and retailers to deliver on the shopper “need states” that drive satisfaction. In today’s digitally driven world, consumer behavior is changing constantly, and as behavior evolves, so must the ways in which retailers and brands engage with these always-on consumers.

NAFTA's Ugly Reality: U.S.-Mexico Wage Gap Is Actually Widening

Material Handling & Logistics

Despite all the promises, NAFTA is turning into the exact opposite of a growth miracle, especially in Mexico. What’s the opposite of a growth miracle? Whatever the term, it applies in spades to Mexico in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) era.

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.

Understanding the World of Cryptocurrencies

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Are cryptocurrencies that next big thing in monetary markets? Or are they the next big bubble, just waiting to burst? It was the introduction of bitcoin nearly nine years ago that launched the concept of digital currencies, or cryptocurrencies. Read More

Webinar: Driving Growth & Flexibility with TMS Integration


A TMS is only as useful as its integration capabilities – and many fail. For instance, according to the Transportation Planning and Execution Benchmark Study by American Shipper, 61% of respondents said the biggest challenge of their TMS was system connectivity. But that’s changing, because a TMS is only as strong as its connections. In […]. The post Webinar: Driving Growth & Flexibility with TMS Integration appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View Videos