Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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Supply Chain Design: Don’t be afraid to get the data

AIMMS

Optimized network design relies on data. But how to source and format this data for supply chain design technology? Read the blog to learn.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 15, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I don’t speak Catalan, but I speak Spanish, and I’ll get to speak plenty of it next week at the Transporeon Summit 2023 conference in Barcelona. I’ll be leading a panel discussion on “Automation, Real-time Insights, and Collaboration” with various industry leaders. I’ll also be interviewing several shippers and carriers during the event to get. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 15, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How Exceptional Companies Grow with Sarah Ahern & Jonathon McKay

The Logistics of Logistics

Jonathon McKay , Sarah Ahern , and Joe Lynch discuss how exceptional companies grow. Jonathon and Sarah are partners in PATH , a supply chain market research and business management firm that helps businesses understand their customers, employees, and the market better to drive long-term growth. About Jonathon McKay Jonathon McKay is a highly experienced partner at PATH specializing in exceptional growth strategies for the supply chain industry.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

At its annual event, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 15 lineup. And while the company touted upgrades such as better cameras, better processors, and smaller borders around the screen, the big news was the charging port. The new version of the iPhone will drop the company’s proprietary Lightning port in favor of European-mandated USB-C ports. The company’s newest iPhones feature a charging plug that is slightly bigger and rounder than its predecessor but capable of delivering a faster charge.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Optimizing Your Supply Chain with SAP IBP

Logility

In today’s fast-paced world, demand planning has become increasingly complex, and traditional demand planning systems have struggled to keep up. SAP IBP is a powerful tool that brings together all the elements of large organizations, including supply chain management, sales, finance, and operations, into one integrated platform. By consolidating data from multiple sources, SAP IBP allows organizations to gain a clear understanding of their supply chain and demand planning processes.

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Why it is important to embrace a diverse cloud strategy

IT Supply Chain

By Sam Woodcock (pictured) Senior Director of Cloud Strategy, 11:11 Systems The post Why it is important to embrace a diverse cloud strategy appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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How to become a 3PL bulk freight agent

Bulk Connection

Do you have relationships with shippers? Are you looking to be your own boss? Read on, as this article could describe the career move that’s perfect for you. We’re talking about 3PL bulk freight agents: what they are, why they’re vital to the bulk freight supply chain, and how you might become one.

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What Does an Agile 3PL Look Like?

West Coast and California Logistics

The recent Weber Logistics eBook , Supply Chain Agility: The New Logistics Superpower , describes the importance of having an agile 3PL partner that can anticipate disruptions and help you meet them head on. This ready-for-anything approach to logistics can keep your business responsive to changing markets and customer needs.

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Labor Strike Underway Targeting Three US Automakers

Supply Chain Matters

After ongoing labor contract renewal talks failed to reach an agreement by midnight , the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union has now initiated targeted walkouts among select production facilities of Ford Motor , General Motors and Stellantis. The UAW has elected a strategy that avoids a massive strike action, and instead focus on rolling work stoppages targeted at individual automakers most popular and profitable car models.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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Does your Mattress have Anything in Common with Supply Chain Planning?

Adexa

Does your Mattress have Anything in Common with Supply Chain Planning? Are the top half and the bottom half of your mattress integrated? The answer to this question is obviously “no” They are not integrated, they are ONE. Sleeping on two pieces of mattress put next to each other is hard unless you add layers and layers of cushioning on the top.

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U.S. Manufacturing Rates Grew Slightly in August

Supply Chain Brain

Even though U.S. manufacturing outputs grew by 0.1% last month, production levels in August fell by 0.6% from August 2022.

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What Are Inventory Carrying Costs and How to Calculate Them

OptiProERP

Inventory management is a critical aspect of any business that deals with physical goods. Keeping track of your inventory, ensuring you have the right amount of stock on hand, and minimizing costs associated with storing and managing inventory are all vital for a company’s success. One essential component of inventory management is understanding and calculating inventory carrying costs.

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Enhancing Customer Satisfaction Through Managed Transportation

Freight Plus

In the fast-paced realm of transportation and logistics, achieving and sustaining high levels of customer satisfaction is more than just a goal; it’s a strategic imperative. Meeting or, even better, exceeding customer expectations is essential for nurturing lasting relationships, securing repeat business, and generating positive word-of-mouth referrals.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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3 Life-Altering Impacts for the Freight Broker Who Adopts Inbox Automation

Tai Software - Freight Broker Software Articles

If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve probably asked, “How did we ever get along without mobile phones?” You can substitute your own example. Streaming services. E-commerce. GPS. Google. They’re the kinds of life-altering innovations that make people wonder how life was possible before they existed.

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UAW Employees Strike Against GM, Stellantis and Ford

Supply Chain Brain

Roughly 13,000 UAW members walked off the job at car manufacturing facilities in Missouri, Michigan and Ohio on September 15.

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Delivering Freight Brokers from the Jumping-Around Technology Quandary

Tai Software - Freight Broker Software Articles

Ask knowledgeable people what freight brokers do all day and they will probably tell you they find carriers to handle the freight-hauling needs of shippers while managing every aspect of the process. That’s true, but let’s say you redirect: “No. I mean, what are they doing minute by minute?

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Fulfilling commitments

Lucas

Wholesaler-distributor Orgill is making good on its long-held promise to fill orders faster and more accurately thanks to voice-powered warehouse optimization software from Lucas Systems. The post Fulfilling commitments appeared first on Lucas Systems.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Why Freight Brokers Need to Break Out of the Inbox

Tai Software - Freight Broker Software Articles

The value of freight brokers for shippers is the ability to quickly make connections with carriers, find the best rates and facilitate the execution of agreements.

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Trip Report for Parcel Forum 2023

Supply Chain Digest

Growing Parcel Costs, Complexity Drive Largest Event Ever

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