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The Arrival of the ‘Self-Driving’ Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The age of self-driving cars and trucks is nearly upon us. What about self-driving supply chains

The Transformative Tech Your Supermarket Can’t Afford to Ignore

Repl Group

Some savvy supermarkets are already embracing artificial intelligence (AI) to establish difference and gain market share. From Tesco trialing checkout-free shopping to Morrisons ’ introduction of automated stock replenishment, the possibilities for the £190 billion grocery industry are endless. With the market forecast to grow by 14.8% to £218 billion by 2023, securing your slice of the supermarket pie has never been more important.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

The rise in EV popularity has created a rush to buy and create new supplies of battery metals because, unlike a normal auto, EVs require large amounts of nickel, cobalt and lithium.

What’s Your Supply Chain IQ?

Supply Chain Brain

Take a look inside our annual Supply Chain Management Resource Guide — featuring more than 60 reports from top minds in technology, logistics and transportation in a variety of industry verticals

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.

What Is A Yard Management System?

PINC YMS

A yard management system (YMS) is a software system designed to oversee the movement of trucks and trailers in the yard of a manufacturing facility, warehouse, or distribution center. YMSs provide real-time information on location for trailers in the yard.

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Preparing for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing – The Complete Guide –

Seebo

Get to know the core principles behind the digitalization of industry and the key trends taking manufacturing operations into the future. The post Preparing for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing </br>– The Complete Guide – appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Jan. 1, 2019 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

William Miller of Toledo, OH and Meredith James of Tampa Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

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Metal CNC Materials and Manufacturing Process

Insights Solutions Global

High-performance metal CNC machine means increased productivity and labor cost savings. So what is metal CNC? What is the manufacturing process of metal CNC machines like? The post Metal CNC Materials and Manufacturing Process appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Metal CNC

Preparing for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing – The Complete Guide –

Seebo

Learn about the core principles behind the digitalization of industry and the key trends taking manufacturing operations into the future. The post Preparing for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing </br>– The Complete Guide – appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

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.

Freight Carrier Invoice Automation – Use EDI

TPSynergy

Freight Carriers. Large Freight Carriers like ABF, Bax Global, BNSF Logistics and many other Freight carriers provide Electronic Data Integration(EDI) as an option to automate the documents exchange with them. This improves data processing speed and accuracy. It also helps to reduce human data entry errors and time consuming manual process. Documents for automation with EDI. The below documents can be automated with Freight Forwarders using EDI. Load Tender (Pickup Request) – EDI 204.

How to Calculate Freight Density [Infographic]

Freightera

Depending on how large, heavy, fragile, easy to handle or complex your less than a truckload (i.e. LTL) freight shipment is, it should be priced fairly.