Thu.Feb 07, 2019

Jumpstarting Your Journey Toward Digital Transformation in MRO for Manufacturers

RFgen

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

Alloy

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 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.

Building stronger supply chain customer relationships

Kinaxis

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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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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Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

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.

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

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

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.

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].

White Paper: Common Vendor Chargebacks Hurting Your Bottomline

SupplyPike

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.

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

FLEXE

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

How Integrating Your ERP With Your TMS Will Make Life Easier

Kuebix

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.

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.

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.

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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TMS Visibility? Inconceivable!

3GTMS

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.

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.

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

How Close Are Global Procurement Organizations to Digital Transformation?

Jaggaer

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.

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

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.

Produce Business Feature – January, 2019

ITradeNetwork

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.

How Can I Make Sure My Business is Ready for Action in the New Year?

Unleashed

You’ve had your Christmas party, you’ve shipped your final orders for the holiday season and you’re enjoying your time off. But it’s never too early to start thinking about the following year – and there’s plenty to think about when it comes to making the year easier on yourself and your employees. One of the things to consider is how your business is handling its inventory management.

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A 2019 Start Update

Freightera

Happy New Year once again, dear blog reader, this time it’s a Lunar New Year celebration! Off to a Good Start. It’s been a busy beginning of the year 2019 for us at Freightera. January keeps defying our expectations of being a slow month. Nope, not so.

IMAGINE SUMMIT Americas: Learn what’s happening!

Axway

IMAGINE SUMMIT Americas is just around the corner on March 4-6. Many exciting events will be taking place and you will be a part of the excitement. Not only will you be surrounded by your peers and industry experts, but … AMPLIFY products Hybrid integration HIP Imagine Summit

Real time analytics for 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.