Thu.Feb 07, 2019

Jumpstarting Your Journey Toward Digital Transformation in MRO for Manufacturers


In this article, we will explore how maintenance, repair and operations/overhaul (MRO) can benefit from digital transformation, including: Why you should digitize your MRO and enterprise asset management (EAM) practices.

New approaches to solving out-of-stocks


Out-of-stocks is an age-old problem that continues to confound the consumer goods and retail industry. It translates to billions of dollars in lost sales each year, as well as being a drain on time and resources and dealing a blow to consumer brand loyalty.

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Robotic Process Automation and the Back Office

Enterra Insights

Robotic process automation (RPA) is one of the most controversial subjects in today’s business environment. The controversy isn’t about whether RPA is effective at handling rules-based processes — it is — but whether it’s going to eliminate millions of jobs. So what is RPA? Gartner’s Paul Delory explains, “The core of robotic process automation is really simulating the workflow, or simulating the process that a person would go through to execute a task.

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Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the racks, or that individual items could be tracked and traced in real time, they would have laughed it off as science fiction. Every day, innovations that weren’t even conceivable a decade ago are used without a second thought. It’s a humbling thought and one that raises some incredible questions about the technology that awaits the industry in the years ahead.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Building stronger supply chain customer relationships


by Richard Cushing The first imperative of management in any for-profit enterprise must be to create customers. Without customers, there are no profits; only costs and expenses.

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Do More Shipping with Less Work


Shippers everywhere face an uncertain future. The constant threat of a trade war and increasing consumer demands have pushed existing operations to their breaking points.

How Integrating Your ERP With Your TMS Will Make Life Easier


Hardly anyone will deny that technology is the future. For companies with supply chains, this means utilizing some combination of a transportation management system (TMS), enterprise resource planning system (ERP), yard management system (YMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) just to keep up with the competition! That’s a lot of different technology to manage, especially […]. The post How Integrating Your ERP With Your TMS Will Make Life Easier appeared first on Kuebix.

Bahri Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders Solution

BluJay Solutions

BluJay announces that Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has expanded its use of BluJay technology to include the Transportation Management for Forwarders solution. Read the full article in CSCMP’s Supply Chain [Quarterly]. The post Bahri Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders Solution appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News freight forwarding multimodal transportation software TMS Transport Management Software

Blockchain and Supply Chains: Unleashing the Potential

Supply Chain Brain

Dealing with data can often come with expensive reconciliation or negative impact on customer fulfillment. Blockchain technology can help

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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.

White Paper: Common Vendor Chargebacks Hurting Your Bottomline


Chargebacks are often called “expense offsets” because compliance issues caused by a supplier can disrupt the flow of operations for a retailer, resulting in additional operating costs for the retailer. Therefore, they will offset the unforeseen expenses on to the supplier.

Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The Next Generation Supply Chain: Look to the Cloud! Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Thomas Roach at [link].

Rethinking the supply chain: 3 startup CEOs talk data, dynamics, and the future


Alloy, Convoy, and FLEXE discuss supply chain innovations designed to help forward-looking businesses succeed

10 Tips For Using Ethics Throughout Your Supply Chain

Clear Spider

Ethics throughout your supply chain are essential for your business and reputation. More than 4 in 5 customers claim that the ethical standards of retailers matter to them.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Future of AI and Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Brain

In a world of big data and bigger customer expectations, the future of supply chain management rests in the predictive and prescriptive power of artificial intelligence

Produce Business Feature - January, 2019


We were featured in Produce Business' January 2019 issue. Check out the article on page 31 titled, "Software Solutions: Help Produce Industry Keep Pace," by Doug Ohlenmeier. Industry Trends Supply Chain Management

A Fresh Approach to Combatting the Food Desert Scourge

Supply Chain @ MIT

Communities with limited access to sources of nutritional food – commonly called food deserts – represent a major health threat across the globe.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Feb. 8, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon Growing 3PL Business Too, US Trade Deficit Finally Shrinks, Purchasing Manufacturers Index Shows Economy Still Strong, Ocean Container Rates Headed Up in 2019

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

TMS Visibility? Inconceivable!


Transportation management systems (TMS) have been around for a good 25-30 years, but they’ve struggled with visibility for most of that time. Sure, the TMS industry has long talked about the visibility of their systems.

Designing ‘Playbooks’ for Supply-Chain Security

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Supply-chain management might not be a sport, but it can benefit from the use of “playbooks” for shoring up security

Green Purchasing Power: Sustainability is Major Factor

Material Handling & Logistics

Suppliers reported emissions reductions of 633 million metric tons of carbon dioxide leading to collective cost savings of $19.3 billion

What’s the difference between Inventory Management and Inventory Forecasting?


In a nutshell – Inventory Management deals with what you have, Inventory Forecasting deals with what you should have

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.

How Close Are Global Procurement Organizations to Digital Transformation?


The digital transformation of business is already underway. Digitalization is no longer viewed as the aspiration of a select few, but as an inevitability for businesses in nearly every sector. Over the past several years, the hype surrounding digitalization has also extended to procurement. These days, digital transformation is a top priority for most CPOs, and it has become nearly impossible for procurement professionals to escape buzzwords such as AI, blockchain, cognitive procurement, RPA.

What’s the difference between Inventory Management and Inventory Forecasting?


In a nutshell – Inventory Management deals with what you have, Inventory Forecasting deals with what you should have. inventory forecasting inventory forecasting software

Ceramic: Cost Control Points and Its Future Development

Insights Solutions Global

The general perception is that machining costs are too high and are probably the major pullback to ceramic engineering. We'll suggest from 3 points to replace conventional materials with ceramics to improve component performance. The post Ceramic: Cost Control Points and Its Future Development appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Ceramic

Produce Business Feature – January, 2019


We were featured in Produce Business’ January 2019 issue. Check out the article on page 31 titled, “Software Solutions: Help Produce Industry Keep Pace,” by Doug Ohlenmeier. In the publication, Ohlenmeier discusses the advancement of software in the produce industry, and how solutions will be changing the produce landscape in the coming years. iTrade’s OMS, Fresh, and Trace solutions are highlighted.

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.