Tue.Jan 22, 2019

Which supply chain planning processes should we automate?


Now that more companies are embracing supply chain planning productivity and automation, many firms are asking which processes they should automate. Let's first address that question and then look at where this trend is heading in the future.

The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know


The state of the logistics industry is evolving. 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes.

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Supply Chain Research Calls Out the Pressing Need for Prescriptive Analytics for Decision-Making

River Logic

DALLAS, January 22, 2019 -- River Logic , a leading provider of prescriptive analytics solutions, today announces the release of a sponsored research perspective by Ventana Research’s Robert Kugel, Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics: Technology Enables a More Effective Process.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. As it currently stands, the December 2018 shutdown is only a partial closing.

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.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. Fulfilling the demand for innovative models relies on a flexible network of internal and external partners.

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A Procurement Resolution – Realize Your True Potential


Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua. In this time of personal New Year’s resolutions, it seems appropriate for leaders to also consider a resolution for their departments. For Procurement leaders in particular there couldn’t be a better time to do so.

[Video] How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Razat Gaurav, CEO of LLamasoft , discusses how companies can combat uncertainty and risks in global supply chains. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Global Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Why (And How) Retail Stores are Here to Stay

JDA software

In the age of Amazon, are retail stores still here to stay? J oAnn Martin , JDA’s senior strategy leader for Retail thinks so. In this video blog, she shares why shoppers still want an in-store experience and what the biggest change is in retail right now.

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DDMRP is not Just a Rebadging of Kanban


Last Spring DynaSys launched their latest product release named DSCP-2018. This innovative release delivered great business value to our customers including the DDI certified, Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning capability.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Moving Out Of China Isn't So Easy

Amber Road

There has been a lot of recent buzz about companies relocating sourcing or manufacturing out of China. It’s easy to understand why.

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Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! We don’t mean the near future, but the very distant future.

Distribution and Dedicated Transportation Outlooks: 2019


Guest Blog: William Mahoney, Senior Vice President, Sales at NFI Distribution Outlook Inventory levels in 2019 will continue to grow creating the demand for more third-party warehousing space in the coming year.

Top 10 Predictions for Manufacturing CIOs In 2019


Manufacturing CIOs are now expected to be business strategists first, technical experts second as many are expected increase IT’s contributions to growth.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union


In our last blog post we examined the factors impacting the 2019 economic climate in the United States. However, any global organisation will tell you that their concerns reach past North America. So what does the economic forecast look like in Europe? In this series, JAGGAER dives into the 2019 economic outlook both in the U.S. and the European Union and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare in the new year.

LLamasoft Reports Record 2018 Revenue and Customer Growth – Subscription Revenue Growth Exceeds 40 Percent


ANN ARBOR, Mich.—January January 22, 2019—LLamasoft, a global leader in supply chain design and decisioning solutions, announced today that they have continued to build upon their solid growth results, posting more than a 40 percent increase in subscription revenues from 2017. LLamasoft also announced that it added 80 new customers in 2018, bringing the total customer […].

World’s Top Green Businesses Revealed

Material Handling & Logistics

"Leadership on environmental issues, shown by a recent ranking of companies based on environmental policies, goes "hand in hand with being a successful and profitable business,” says CDP which curates the list.

In Order to Scale, Tech Solutions Need to be Adaptive

American Global Logistics

Freightwaves —Overall supply chain and logistics tech spending will rise to $87.8 billion over the next three years. That’s according to new research from Logistics Trends & Insights, LLC and American Global Logistics (AGL). The study shows that U.S. companies will spend more than $2.5

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Navigating with your supply chain map


Supply chains are complex. Most companies know who their own suppliers are but who are the suppliers of their suppliers? How are they all connected? When companies ask us for help, we generally start with supply chain mapping , the first step in gaining insight. Timber supply chain mapping

Five Ways AI Will Turbocharge Procurement

HICX Solutions

From securing a better deal to early warnings on supplier risk , these are the areas where change is coming. Automating purchase-to-pay processes.

[PODCAST] Shipment Optimization: The Challenges, Benefits, and Technology Solutions


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

Trends 2019: Smart Cities

Enterra Insights

Few people would argue cities are smart enough about how they manage systems and use resources and there’s no reason to get smarter. There are numerous skeptics, however, who worry smart city technologies will erode privacy and cede governmental control to large technology vendors.

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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.

AMPLIFY Analytics: ensuring SLAs


AMPLIFY Analytics allows you to turn your data into real-time insights for your company. This process helps to ensure your SLAs (Service Level Agreements) are being met in a timely manner. Read more about Axway AMPLIFY here.

Zone picking vs. wave picking: Which method is best?

6 River Systems

While warehouse technologies are advancing rapidly these days, even the world’s biggest warehouses continue to rely on fundamental practices that have been around for decades. Take warehouse order picking practices, for instance.

Q1 2019 Freight Rates and Market Update

Zipline Logistics

The transportation industry saw record-setting levels of freight-haul demand and driver pay in 2018 as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the ELD Mandate caused major debate and disruption, and price increases were felt across the map. This begs the question, what can we expect to see in 2019?

Figuring out Walmart’s Last Mile Delivery Strategy

Logistics Trends and Insights

I am mesmerized by how Walmart is attacking its last mile delivery service – lots of pilot tests with such companies as Ford, Bringg, Waymo and more as well as acquisition or two thrown in for good measure. But what exactly are they hoping to achieve and at what cost?

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.