Mon.Dec 09, 2019

Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

Talking Logistics

The holidays are about many things, including gathering with family and friends for holiday meals. Since produce and fresh ingredients are typically key for holiday meals, safely transporting these temperature-sensitive items, delivering them on time and in full, and keeping them freshly stocked on store shelves is vitally important for food retailers. This, combined with. Read more Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning Software: Try Before You Buy!

Logistics Viewpoints

While the SaaS era is better for customers, nothing beats a try before you buy program. Indeed, when it comes to enterprise software this is so rare it counts as radical business innovation. But that is exactly the deal Mayne Pharma got from Vanguard Software for their demand planning application.

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3 Core Aspects of ‘Control’ All Digital Supply Chain Control Towers Should Have

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Digital supply chain Control Towers are invaluable for helping multi-enterprise business networks better collaborate, improve efficiency, and cut costs. They can, however, vary greatly in the depth and degree of what they actually ‘control’ and how much direct actionability you derive from them.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

It’s time to start looking ahead again. Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

The Difference Between Manual And Automated Route Planning


It is undeniable that effective routing affects the company’s customers, its supply chain and the overall development. On a day-to-day basis, route planning and planning should be optimized to keep the costs at a minimum. This can be done manually or automatically using a computer software.

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How an Investment Banker Views the Market for Logistics and Supply-Chain Tech

Supply Chain Brain

Even in the devilishly complex world of investment banking, logistics and supply-chain technology can be a tough sector to comprehend

More Renewable Energy in Supply Chain Can Drastically Reduce Emissions

Material Handling & Logistics

A gigaton (one billion metric tons) of emissions savings can be unlocked if key suppliers to 125 of the world’s biggest corporate purchasers increase their proportion of renewable electricity by 20 percentage points

How Can A Management Operating System Help Your Organization?

USC Consulting Group

As organizations today have become ever more reliant on networks and other systems that run using 21st century data-driven technology, one way in which they can maximize their potential is through the implementation of a management operating system.

What Is LTL Freight Consolidation: How to Overcome Challenges & Benefit


Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight revolves around shipments that weigh more than 150 pounds but do not rise to the need for a full truckload (FT). LTL freight consolidation refers to the combining of multiple LTL shipments to full a truck and takes advantage of the lower rates associated with FT. Since FT shipping is typically More. The post What Is LTL Freight Consolidation: How to Overcome Challenges & Benefit appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Supply Chain Peak Season Planning: Is it Too Reactionary?

Veridian Solutions

The strong demand for domestic logistics through 2018 left shippers skeptical of the upcoming peak season. While UPS levied residential delivery surcharges for the 2018 peak season, neither UPS nor FedEx did so in 2019. However, general peak season surcharges appear to be more severe. The Loadstar notes that “UPS’ peak surcharge kicked in on October 1st, 2019, and remains in place until January 4th, 2020.

See the Supply Chain Behind the Timberland Yellow Boot


Over the past few months Timberland's parent company VF Corporation has made waves in the responsible sourcing world, from publishing science-based targets to announcing a boycott of Brazilian leather.

Why Logistics Companies are Upgrading to Mobile Payments with Robin Gregg

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:49] Please tell us about you and your company. I’m Robin Gregg, CEO of RoadSync. We are a payments company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to make payments faster and simpler for the logistics industry. I grew up in West Virginia and went to Washington and Lee University.

Van rates jump as holiday rush begins

DAT Solutions

Van rates hit their highest level since January, as the national average jumped to $1.94 per mile. That's 11¢ higher than the November average. Rate Trend of the Week

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) – Ultimate Guide on SKUs


Introduction. Retailers use certain codes associated with the product to know what it is, what brand it is from, and other whereabouts associated with the store. Quick Links. What is Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)? Where are SKUs used? Why do SKUs matter? Tips on Generating Good SKU numbers?

Powering a conscious Christmas: Interactive retail at The Maiyet Collective’s pop-up


‘Tis the season to get a ‘great’ deal. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the standard seasonal slash sales not only drive over-consumption, but a wider disconnect from the true cost of the things we buy.

Knowing Your Consumer is Essential for Grocery Business Success

Enterra Insights

Although America has traditionally perceived itself as a melting pot of cultures, the truth is people have often self-segregated themselves into ethnic neighborhoods with nicknames like Chinatown or Little Italy. Danah Boyd ( @zephoria ), founder of Data & Society, writes, “It’s a fact: while Americans have countless tools with which to connect with one another, we are also watching fragmentation, polarization, and de-diversification happen en masse.

Solving the Driver Shortage: A conversation with Dr. David Correll (MIT) [Podcast]


The post Solving the Driver Shortage: A conversation with Dr. David Correll (MIT) [Podcast] appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Driver Shortage driver utilization MIT MIT Freight Lab transportation utilization utilization crises

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.

The European Hardware Startup Landscape for 2019

Dragon Innovation

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Three Digital Manufacturing Trends for 2020

Supply Chain Brain

As we come to the end of 2019, the technologies behind mass-scale digitization aren’t slowing down at all

Surviving Black Friday

BluJay Solutions

Crunch time has come for retail supply chains: this year, customer expectations will be higher than ever. Businesses must be certain that they can deliver on their promises of speedy, accurate, and high-quality shipping.

Smooth Your Customs Clearance Process with this Checklist

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Forgetting to make updates to your customs compliance program in a timely manner can quickly lead to unnecessary delays and possible penalties. An end of year customs review can help you identify when things need updating. These regular self-audits can help you rapidly realign your processes. .

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Supply Chain News on Get Past the Hype of Delivery Drones, MIT Professor Says

Supply Chain Digest

Advantages in Cost are Actually not Clear, but will Drones Do Make Sense for Some Deliveries

'Made in America' Holiday Gifts - 2019

Material Handling & Logistics

People are always searching for products that are “Made in America.”. According to ABC News the average American will spend $700 on holiday gifts this year. This will total more than $465 billion. If that money was spent entirely on U.S.

Embrace The Singles Day Frenzy

BluJay Solutions

China’s November 11, also known as Singles Day, is the largest e-commerce day in the world, beating the famous Black Friday or Cyber Monday in the U.S.

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IMO 2020

American Global Logistics

Ocean freight carriers are beginning to announce substantial BAF increases for the first quarter of 2020 to offset the costs associated with ensuring their fuel is IMO 2020 compliant. The IMO 2020 regulations are in place to help curb sulphur emissions from marine fuels, and all carriers are expected to be in compliance by January […]. The post IMO 2020 appeared first on AGL. Industry Updates

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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