Mon.Jan 21, 2019

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year.

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Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility: The Essential IT Stack

ModusLink Corporation

The benefits of real-time supply chain visibility are undeniable. A quick Google search for the phrase returns 50 million results, all of which seem to extol the virtues of real-time visibility for your entire supply chain.

Trends 2019: The Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

The Internet of Things (IoT), sometimes referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), continues to garner attention. Although the term implies a single network of things, the IoT is better described as networks of ecosystems — with each ecosystem consisting of sensors generating data, a network transmitting the data, and cognitive technologies making sense of the data.

What is 4PL and 5PL? – Everything a Wholesaler Should Know


Introduction. As a wholesaler or distributor, you might have come across 4PL and 5PL logistics service providers. They’ve been on the rise in the past couple of years. But how do these new providers differ from the industry’s standard 3PLs, the third-party logistics players?

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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.

Fact vs. Fiction: The Future of Your Windows Mobile Device


Days Until 2020. It’s coming…. A few years ago, we wrote an article about how Microsoft will end its support of legacy Windows products and operating systems in 2020. Since then, we’ve been busy helping companies upgrade their existing mobile technology.

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The Amazing Supply Chain of High Performance Glass

All Things Supply Chain

I am almost positive that every person reading this article has looked through at least one piece of glass today. However, when you hear the word “glass”, your initial association… Amazing Supply Chain Supply Chain Management supply chain

Extending Supply-Chain Innovation to the Small Farmer

Supply Chain Brain

State-of-the-art technology for managing global supply chains is beginning to percolate down to the individuals who need it most: small farmers in developing economies

Adjuno to attend the Retail’s Cutting Edge event in Hong Kong


On 23rd January 2019 Adjuno will be joining the Retail’s Cutting Edge conference in Hong Kong. This event is part of […]. The post Adjuno to attend the Retail’s Cutting Edge event in Hong Kong appeared first on Adjuno. News AI Blockchain ecommerce Logistics retail startmeupHK festival supply chain sustainability technology

How the Supply Chain is Becoming More Connected Through the IoT and Smart Technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

It looks like the world is in for another industrial revolution as the global supply chain welcomes new developments brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart technology. The manufacturing landscape has become so competitive that industry executives have started scrambling to find ways to keep up with the latest tech and business innovations

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

What the Home Depot-Askuity Acquisition Means for Customers


What the Home Depot-Askuity acquisition means for customers Retail sales enablement software platform Askuity automatically collects point-of-sale data and provides actionable insights on that information.

Synovos Team Members Earn Certified Reliability Leader Recognition


RADNOR, Pa. January 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced three new team members have earned Certified Reliability Leader status from the association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP). Ken Smith, Director of Asset Management Services ; Richard Walter, Program Manager; and Jaime Lopez, Continuous Improvement Engineer, all achieved the important industry certification after rigorous study and a comprehensive exam.

Buyer’s Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Supply Chain 24/7

Finding the right enabling technology to support growth and foster agility in your supply chain network

Supply Chain News on Driverless Railroad from Australian Miner Rio Tinto May Show Future of US Rail Freight

Supply Chain Digest

Rio Tinto Example Clearly Shows the Technology is Here, Norfolk Southern Exec Says

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

IMAGINE SUMMIT speaker lineup: The sun shines in Orlando, Florida


March is just around the corner! Get ready to be dazzled and amazed. Axway brings a great array of speakers to IMAGINE SUMMIT in Orlando on March 4-6 and Chantilly, France on March 21-22. Today, we focus on Orlando. Home … Events Hybrid integration HIP Imagine Summit

Supply Chain News on New Ambidextrous Robot May Improve Automated Piece Picking Capabilities

Supply Chain Digest

Innovation from Engineers at University of California Berkely Uses Smarts to Decide which Grabber is Best

Freight rates slide in winter slump

DAT Solutions

Tis the season for falling rates. As we move deeper into the slow season, rates are drifting in their typical seasonal pattern. Van spot rates fell to $2.00 per mile for the month to-date, but spot freight volume hasn’t changed a lot since January 2018.

Is there enough focus on quality in global e-commerce?


As a consumer, how many times have you ordered an item of clothing online for it to arrive ill-fitting? So, […]. The post Is there enough focus on quality in global e-commerce? appeared first on Adjuno.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Should Your Business Take the Plunge and Upgrade to Cloud-based Inventory?


Inventory stock is one of the most valuable parts of a business. This means that it needs to be looked after properly. When a business grows, your inventory stock will grow. However, not only will your inventory stock be growing, but you’ll need to expand your inventory management system. Otherwise, how will you cope with all of the extra inventory you’ll be buying, storing and selling? As a small business, you might have found that an Excel spreadsheet could manage your inventory successfully.

Top 10 White Papers of 2018


We had some great white paper published in 2018, here’s a look back at some of our favorites


Then to Now: 90 Years of Logistics History

3PL Insights

The history of an industry is shaped by the businesses that innovate. As of 2019, Evans Distribution Systems has been in business, providing logistics solutions for 90 years. That is a long history of innovation and adapting to the exponential growth of the industry.

Capacitive Touch Panels Manufacturing Process

Insights Solutions Global

Capacitive touch panel is used daily. Don't you curious the manufacturing process of the capacitive touch panel and quality control during the process? Let us find out more detail in post. The post Capacitive Touch Panels Manufacturing Process appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Touch Panel

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.

The MRO Inventory Dilemma Continues


In a recent edition, Uptime magazine published an article discussing “The MRO Dilemma: Major Time, Minor Spend” in which the author, George Krauter (disclosure: a former Synovos employee), discusses the continuing dilemma companies face in dealing with MRO inventory. The argument comes down to this: a company’s MRO inventory spend usually falls between 6% and 10% of the overall spend while taking up 70% to 80% of all transaction costs. This is nothing new and rarely is it unrecognized.

Are Fleets Shifting to Electric Trucks?

Supply Chain Brain

The heavy-duty truck and fleet industry has prolonged its dialogue regarding the prospects of electric vehicles — and how they stack up against diesel counterparts

Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2018


Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2018. 2019 is in full swing, and there are plenty of key transportation trends and industry conditions to explore in the new year.

Q&A | Turning the Page: Going Paperless With a WMS

Supply Chain Brain

To understand how paperless systems are impacting modern warehouses, we asked distributors who have paved the way with the help of warehouse management systems

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.