Tue.Dec 04, 2018

What’s shaping the steel industry today?

Quintiq

In recent years, the steel industry has seen creative solutions to long-standing challenges, emerging technologies, and niche market explorations – all of which are changing this traditionally conservative industry.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

Supply Chain Planning for Direct-To-Consumer

ToolsGroup

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) presents special supply chain planning challenges for both smaller microbrands (e.g., eyeglass brand Warby Parker or mattress seller Casper) and much larger consumer goods incumbents, but the planning challenges are different depending on which type of company you are.

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization

Logility

Back in the mid 1990’s when I first entered the Supply Chain field as a freshly minted MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, I was full of “state of the art” knowledge from visionary teachers like Don Bowersox, David Closs, Steven Melnyk and others.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Year in Review: The Trends That Defined Supply Chain in 2018

Elementum

A trade war that put businesses and consumers on edge. An entire industry confronting generational shifts and talent loss. The synergization of online and offline sales channels.

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BluJay Recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

BluJay Solutions

In the report, Gartner states: “Multienterprise supply chain business networks support a community of trading partners – of any tier and type within a network – that needs to coordinate and execute supply chain processes across multiple enterprises.” ” Read the full article in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly. The post BluJay Recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks appeared first on BluJay Solutions.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | December 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

BluJay Named in ‘Challengers’ Section of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

BluJay Solutions

BluJay has been named in the Challengers quadrant of Gartner’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks.” The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Read the full article in Logistics Business.

Thieves in the Temple – Errors in the Planning-Execution System

Arkieva

Here’s a quick look at how to identify and fix errors in planning execution systems. Thieves in the Temple – Errors in the Planning-Execution System was first posted on December 4, 2018 at 8:23 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hyeboah@arkieva.com.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | Decemeber 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

Improving Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

Supply chain risk management (SCRM) is often discussed in terms of prevention, mitigation, and recovery. Prevention, of course, is the most cost effective course of action. The medical community is fond of repeating an adage attributed to the 16th century Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus, “Prevention is better than cure.” ” Supply chain risk managers undoubtedly agree with that sentiment.

An App for Food Transparency

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

Changing how consumers engage and interact with the food and drink they consume is seen as a big part of the sustainable supply chain conundrum.

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Are You on the Supply Chain Naughty List or the Nice List this Year?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator? Supply Chain is a very difficult business area to work in. It is not for the faint of heart.

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.

BluJay Recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

BluJay Solutions

According to the report, “The critical characteristic of Challengers is that they have capable, proven and mature products, with numerous live customers, with an overall solid and well-recognized position in the marketplace. They also have consistent track records of successful implementations. Read the full article in DC Velocity. The post BluJay Recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News

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Barriers weakening world trade growth

EFT

Indices for all seven countries indicate further growth. Pace slows down in all index countries – particularly in Asia. India continues to grow most dynamically. Weakest trade growth in the UK. Global trade will continue to grow over the next three months but the pace will slow noticeably.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

Optimising Inventory Control in Multichannel Businesses

Unleashed

For business owners, keeping up with the changing demands of customers can be challenging, especially when these demands require considerable changes to the way your business operates. With better inventory control and optimised management, your multichannel operation can perform at a higher level and meet customer expectations. Integrating inventory control with suppliers. Working with external suppliers can be challenging because of the pressure put on those connections.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Understanding How LTL and Last Yard Is the New “Last Mile”

Cerasis

As explained by Gary Frantz of Transport Topics , products requiring in-home installation or setup form one of the fastest growing sales’ areas in e-commerce. Appliances, electronics and even home repairs are combined with the online shopping experience , so it is not enough to get a shipment to its destination. Shippers must recognize the need to go further, including the installation or setup of a product, as well as maintaining visibility and control over the shipment throughout transit.

Supply Chain News on Treatment of Pregnant Workers in the DC a Growing Legal Issue

Supply Chain Digest

Group of Senators Demands Information from XPO after Article on Miscarriages by New York Times

[PODCAST] Why Shippers & 3PLs Who Focus on Customer Service Reduce Freight Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s “The Freight Project” Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Eric Workman, the Cerasis Customer Service Manager. Eric oversees our auditing & billing department as well as our freight damage claims department. Both services help streamline shippers’ internal processes by saving them time and money by not having to dedicate resources to do either of these functions.

Improved Packaging Strategy Greatly Reduced Product Damage for Leading Medical Equipment Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

In a recent project, a leading medical equipment manufacturer dealing with high damage rates engaged Chainalytics’ Packaging Optimization team to design a best-in-class packaging solution to allow for safe handling, transport, and damage reduction.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Reefer rates hit lull between holidays

DAT Solutions

Reefer activity picked up after Thanksgiving, but not nearly as much as dry van freight. Right now, retail and e-commerce are driving trends in the transportation industry, which has lifted van rates, but prices fell on a lot of the major reefer lanes.

“Big and Bulky” Products Add Complexity to Omni-Channel Distribution and Last Mile Strategies

CHAINalytics

Van rates rebound, thanks to retail

DAT Solutions

Everyone came back from their Thanksgiving breaks with plenty of work to do last week. Truck posts on the DAT load board were up 21%, which is right in line with what’s typical when comparing a full work week to a holiday week. But load posts shot up 54%, so demand for trucks is hot right now.

Too many orders to fulfill? Consider a 3PL

TradeGecko

When we started the business, we sold out on day one.”. eCommerce Business Growth Inventory Management Logistics

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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.