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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A Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna, Author of The Future is Asian

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters blog Editor Bob Ferrari recently had the opportunity to record a podcast conversation with renowned globalization scholar and international best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna.

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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.

The IMF Revises its Global Economic Outlook Downward

Supply Chain Matters

The IMF, at its Annual Meeting in Davos, elected to cut its forecast of global economic growth, with a warning that recent expansion is losing momentum.

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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.

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

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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

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.

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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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

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

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.

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

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.

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.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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


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

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.