Wed.Jun 13, 2018

Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

Talking Logistics

The needs and expectations of manufacturers and retailers for their logistics partners have changed significantly over the years, and confusion and misconceptions remain in the marketplace concerning what third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and fourth party logistics providers (4PLs) are and the services they offer. What are some of those misconceptions? What defines a successful 4PL-customer relationship today? Is going the 4PL route a one-way street?

Supply Chains Need to Transform: Into What?

Enterra Insights

I read a lot of articles about the need for supply chain transformation. Most of the articles discuss the importance of leveraging digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT); the cloud; 3D printing; robotics, blockchain, and cognitive computing. What they don’t often discuss is the end game. Dan Gilmore, editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Digest , asserts supply chain transformation is only beginning to catch the attention of many CEOs.

Question and Answer – Accelerate Supply Chain Performance Using Advanced Analytics


The ability to rapidly evaluate multiple scenarios and drive smart business decisions faster can be the difference between success and failure.

What’s eating the meat industry: The disassembly dilemma


Worldwide meat production has doubled over the last three decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. As meat consumption rises , the pressure is on meat producers to fullfill demand. To accomplish that, they need to be efficient at every step of their supply chain.

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.

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments


Shippers face more challenges than ever before when it comes to managing freight spend and allocation. What is going where, and if it is going to location A, what is the best way to send it? While many other questions exist, freight management in today’s world is built on the internet, speed, use of data, and staying attractive to drivers. Yes, your freight must be attractive to drivers to get the best deals, and a TMS provides an invaluable means of creating attractive freight.

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The Food Industry Embraces Artificial (Intelligence, That Is)


As the volume of data that businesses have available at their fingertips continues to grow exponentially, the ability to distill actionable insight from these mountains of information becomes both ever-more valuable, and ever-more challenging. Herein lies the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Using supply chain automation to overcome operational challenges


Automation is a game-changer in supply chain management. In the digital age, businesses need to optimize their workflows to maintain a competitive edge, and supply chain automation enables you to do just that. Supply chain management How to

Global Supply Chain News on CEO of Container Carrier Says Sulfur Emissions Rule will Cause Some Carriers to Go Bust

Supply Chain Digest

Carriers have Shown they Cannot Recover Higher Fuel Costs from Shippers

Utilizing WMS (Warehouse Management System): Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your WMS Investment


Across retail, the push to get more products to more consumers in less time is growing. Today, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of individual warehouse management systems (WMSs) available, but how do you reap the real-world features within this innovative type of supply chain management systems? How do you know utilizing a WMS in your company is really working to benefit your enterprise?

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Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Supply Chain New on Will Autonomous Trucks and Drivers Happily CoExist

Supply Chain Digest

Short and Even Medium Term Impact on Driver Jobs Looks Modest at Best

Free webinar: The Iconomization of the Last Mile


Localz and eyefortransport have joined forces to talk to over 300 global executives in supply chain and logistics. This webinar gives you the opportunity to hear insight on the biggest challenges with last mile in 2018, measures implemented to improve customer service and what the future holds for last mile delivery. Webinar: Wednesday 20th June 2018, 3pm GMT. The last mile has become the melting pot of customer expectations.

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Use Prescriptive Analytics to Make Decisions that Will Help Your Company Make More Money

River Logic

Efficiency Gains and Cost Savings Don’t Always Drop to the Bottom Line. Prescriptive Analytics Can Explain Why and What to Do About It. How prescriptive analytics can help manufacturers set priorities and realize greater financial gains from capital investments and improvement efforts. During employee team meetings, the CEO of one of our clients would always make a point of reviewing how the company made money. “We

Case Minimani: Hypermarket Chain Cuts Food Waste Through Supply Chain Optimization

RELEX Solutions

Case Minimani: Hypermarket Chain Cuts Food Waste Through Supply Chain Optimization. Resources » Case Studies. Background. Minimani is a Finnish hypermarket chain offering grocery and convenience goods at low prices. Minimani is slightly unusual in that it only has five stores but four of those are major hypermarkets, along with one smaller store and an e-commerce channel together accounting for more than €100M in sales.

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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.

Sales Personality Type with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Joe is joined by Ann Holm , who Joe first met as his Executive Coach many years ago. Since then, she began to collaborate with him on many different projects. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Speech, and Hearing as well as a Master’s of Science in Speech, Language, and Pathology, both from the University of Michigan. She provides insight on the importance of sales personalities and how to communicate with the different types.

Advice from Our Dads

Supply Chain Nation

The world is full of people wanting to give us advice – often unsolicited! But when it comes from our parents we tend to give it our full attention. This week, in recognition of Father’s Day this coming Sunday, June 17 in the U.S., we wanted to share advice from our fathers.

Pressure Rises on Truck Load Freight in May: DAT Freight Barometers

DAT Solutions

Demand continues to escalate for trucks equipped with dry van trailers, and capacity is still constrained, as we head into a seasonal peak in June. Looking back a few months, we see that these trends began to accelerate in January.

Take Warehouse Productivity to the Next Level with Mobile Computing


Mobile Computing Deployment Options that Improve Warehouse Productivity Many logistics and shipping operations still rely on desktop computers and stationary workstations to manage fulfillment.

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.

Freight Brokers Enjoy Record Operating Profits in April

DAT Solutions

Operating profits were more than nine times higher for freight brokers in April, compared to the same month in 2017. Total revenue rose 67%, but labor expense increased only 30% and non-labor expense edged up 3%, to 51% and 16% of net revenue, respectively.

Reefer Truck Shortages Push Rates Higher

DAT Solutions

Trucks have been in short supply so far in June, and that's been especially true in many of the major reefer markets. To get an idea of just how tight capacity has been, reefer truck posts on DAT load boards were down 9% last week compare to the previous week.

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