Mon.Apr 15, 2019

Shippers at Home Delivery World Look for Consistency & Control

Convey

Long gone are the days when “fast and free delivery” was the only solution […]. The post Shippers at Home Delivery World Look for Consistency & Control appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain

Hyper-localization: How to Overcome the Challenge of Meeting Local Market Needs

Material Handling & Logistics

With customer behavior changing more frequently,retailers are adapting their supply chains to increase engagement with their always-on customers

Supply Chain AI Series: 5 Things You Need to Achieve End-to-End Visibility

ThroughPut

Supply Chain AI Series: Five Things You Need to Know to Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Through AI. End-to-end visibility of supply chain can seem like a Utopian concept, mostly given the scale of operation that comes under its purview.

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7 Wastes Plus One? The Hidden 8th Waste in Lean Manufacturing

Seebo

Mistakes become more costly as development progresses. Here's what to consider when designing an industrial IoT product or network. The post 7 Wastes Plus One? The Hidden 8th Waste in Lean Manufacturing appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

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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.

TMS for Inbound Logistics: The Top 10 Benefits

Cerasis

Using a TMS for inbound logistics is an excellent way to restore confidence within inbound supply chains and gain visibility into their associated processes and actions. Deploying a TMS for inbound logistics offers 10 unique benefits that shippers need to understand.

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Is Direct to Consumer (D2C) the biggest disruptor for 2019?

TradeGecko

The traditional supply chain consists of four or five entities: supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and consumer.

Leveraging Technology in the Retail Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

Companies in the retail sector are looking to automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements to augment various sectors of their business. Savvy businesses are deploying new technology solutions everywhere from their supply chains to their storefronts. Technology is assisting retailers with creating a complete picture of their business operations, from the back-office, to the production center, to the sales floor.

Is Direct to Consumer (D2C) the biggest disruptor for 2019?

TradeGecko

The traditional supply chain consists of four or five entities: supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and consumer.

Vision and Voice in the Warehouse: How Are These Technologies Impacting Warehouse Management?

Veridian Solutions

Vision and voice in the warehouse , i.e., voice-assisted systems and augmented reality, can change how the typical warehouse operates. While voice-assistive technologies have been around for several years, they are still limited in their capacity to help pickers speed their operation.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Logistics Providers Shift Focus with the Rise of DTC

American Global Logistics

Sourcing Journal—Logistics brokers have been undergoing a steady metamorphosis in recent years, stemming from the influx of direct-to-consumer brands and the unrelenting rise of e-commerce. “We

How to Attract Supply Chain Technology Talent

Veridian Solutions

Attracting supply chain technology talent is a big issue for today’s supply chain leaders. Existing workers are aging out of the workforce, and most millennials, the group that will make up half of the U.S.

DynaSys rebrands as QAD DynaSys

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DynaSys, a leading provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, has announced that the company will now be known as QAD DynaSys. QAD DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc

Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

This e-book is designed to help bring some clarity to what blockchain is, and how it can help companies improve their supply chain operations

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Keep up with the new OECD guidance on Conflict Minerals with Sourcemap's Responsible Minerals Platform

Sourcemap

Dodd-Frank conflict minerals disclosure ushered in supply chain transparency law, and now it's been superseded by the new EU requirements. What's changed?

Understanding the Buying Process with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:09] 01:09] Tell us about your background. I grew up in Southern Michigan about 1 hour from Detroit, Michigan. I graduated from Albion College (MI) with a degree in economics. Then, I got an MBA from Wayne State. [01:40]

Q2 2019 Freight Rates and Trucking Market Update — The End of AORBDs

Zipline Logistics

As we head into the warmer months of the year, there are a few factors that will continue to influence the direction of the trucking market for 2019.

Human/Machine Collaboration in the Workplace

Enterra Insights

According to tradition, in 1775, Paul Revere rode from Boston to surrounding areas hollering, “The redcoats are coming! The redcoats are coming!” ” It was a warning to people that revolution was in the air. Many of today’s headlines scream similar warnings about artificial intelligence (AI) and robots coming to take jobs. An AI revolution is in the air.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Storms put damper on spot rates

DAT Solutions

Despite an increase in freight volumes, national average rates slipped again last week for vans and reefers. Even the arrival of produce season in several southern markets wasn't enough to boost national averages.

Understanding the Power of the Consumer in the eCommerce Sector

Unleashed

Retail is driven by the consumer and always has been — the eCommerce sector is no different in terms of its susceptibility to consumer preference. This article considers how consumer choices have changed the eCommerce landscape, and how e-tailers (eCommerce retailers) must adapt. Timing is everything. With the dawn of new, consumeristic generations comes an increased expectation for products as soon as the desire arises.

Trucking scams: How brokers and carriers can protect themselves

DAT Solutions

Working with a broker or carrier for the first time can lead to a successful and profitable relationship that will last for years.

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Shipping Industry Isn’t Ready for Looming Low-Sulphur Fuel Requirement

Supply Chain Brain

The “IMO Scramble” isn’t the name of a new breakfast dish at a fast-food restaurant. It describes the plight of ocean carriers, who find themselves woefully unprepared for a new mandate on switching to cleaner-burning fuel

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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.

Could Amazon Be Worried About The “Walmart Effect”?

Supply Chain 24/7

We take a closer look at the parallels between the Walmart Effect and the Amazon Effect and explore the implications for the future of online and brick-and-mortar shopping

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White Paper – Robots in the Warehouse: Changing the Fulfillment Paradigm

Locus Robotics

Warehouse robotics has created a major paradigm shift in the industry, causing management to “think outside the cart” in order to improve productivity while managing costs and a tight labor market.

EDI Transaction Sets

TPSynergy

An EDI transaction set is a standardized document that business use to communicate. Any EDI set needs to adhere to a set of rules, put in place by the ANSI X12. For example, EDI 810 is a set that covers invoices being sent and received. Using a Transaction Set.

Why All the Angst Over Brexit?

Amber Road

Last Friday was the date set for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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.