Tue.Oct 15, 2019

What Do Top Supply Chain Companies Know About Analytics?

River Logic

For example, why do L’Oreal and Apple consistently score notoriety over 29 other superior supply chain companies and more than 500 publicly-held ones?¹ We take a look at several reports on leading supply chain companies, specifically with the filter of advanced analytics, to highlight the answers.

Putting an End to Supply-Chain Payment Kinks With Automation

Supply Chain Brain

A world without supply chains would look nothing like the one we know today. But a world without streamlined payments throughout that supply chain is just the world we live in

Understand the Three-Part Lifecycle of Your Promotions to Maximize Profit


The anticipation, the demand curve and spending patterns during the promotion, and the post promotion periods all require unique logic with machine learning to keep customers happy and balance inventory. How do you handle promotions? Promotions are a way of business for most retailers.

Supply Chain Transformation – The Need for Speed


Synchronize, Align and Accelerate your Business through Advanced Sales & Operations Planning. The amount of change in supply chain management practices since I first became a practitioner more than 25 years ago is eye watering.

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.

Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand.

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How a Transportation Management System (TMS) Can Benefit a Business of Any Size


A Transportation Management System (TMS) helps companies streamline their logistics processes so that they are as efficient and connected as possible.

Supply Chain Networks – The Greatest Influence

Logistics Bureau

What shape should your Supply Chain Network be, and what are the factors that drive the shape of it? Look closely at the diagram that I was about to show you here in this video.

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AR and VR in Logistics and Shipping: Key Advantages Offered


Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) was first conceived as fun technologies for the gaming and entertainment industries. Soon, the promise of both techniques was realized by many industries like retail, eCommerce, real estate, and critical industries like healthcare.

Kroger expands longer-lasting fruit and veg nationwide


The Kroger Co. NYSE: KR ) and Apeel Sciences , a 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 and Fast Company Most Innovative Company , today announced that Apeel's longer-lasting avocados will be available in more than 1,100 Kroger stores in the U.S.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Responsive and Flexible Fresh Supply Chain – A Sodebo Story


Sodebo is a family-owned French food product manufacturer founded in 1973. Their goal is to be the #1 manufacturer in four package categories: Salads, sandwiches, frozen pizza, and ready-to-eat meals-in-a-box. Sodebo is unique because of the constant innovation, the quality of the products, but also the human side, thanks to all the collaborators.

How a TMS Optimizes Inbound Shipments


The post How a TMS Optimizes Inbound Shipments appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Business Intelligence Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Value of a TMS Blog Posts

[PODCAST] Inbound Freight Pickups: The Role of Technology & Communication


Listen to “Inbound Freight Pickup: The Role of Technology & Communication” on Spreaker. Inbound Freight Management Resources Improving Inbound Freight Management: How Data-Driven Processes Bring Efficiencies & Reduce Costs Download White Paper Inbound Freight Costs: How Gaining Visibility Achieves Bottom Line Savings Download White Paper How to Drive Inbound Freight Savings thru Improved Vendor Compliance.read More.

Achieving Best-in-Class Procurement


Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua. In my last post , I discussed how to successfully launch a digital Procurement transformation. A strong start is critical, but it’s just a start.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain Newsmakers Video Series on Dwight Klappich of Gartner on Mobile Robots in Distribution

Supply Chain Digest

Recently, Gartner analyst Dwight Klappich wrote an excellent research note summarizing where things stand with AMRs in the DC

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q3 2019)

Talking Logistics

It’s October, which means the weather is starting to turn cooler (at least here in the Northeast), baseball playoffs are in full swing (sorry Dodger fans), and many companies and supply chain executives are in the process of developing or finalizing their budgets for 2020. There are the usual line items to complete: transportation costs, Read more Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q3 2019).

Latest HMRC Advice as Brexit Counts down


Brexit countdown We have seen the hopes of a Brexit deal rise and fall over the weekend of 12 – 13th October. With the latest proposals Ireland remains within the customs territory of the UK, but also apply EU Customs rules and the suggestion of a proposal to track goods entering Northern Ireland to determine whether they ended up in the Republic. Not too dissimilar to the original plan presented by Theresa May, but then applying to imports into the UK

Supply Chain News on Record Breaking 3D Printer Produces 5000 Pound Boat

Supply Chain Digest

Largest 3D Printed Object Ever, Can Go much Bigger

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Save the Date for Explore 2020 in Las Vegas!


Known as one of America’s most exciting cities, Las Vegas, Nevada, boasts luxurious hotels, fine dining restaurants, entertainment offerings and premium nightlife. But it’s Vegas’ lavish and iconic casinos that keep its 39 million visitors coming back each year. So, are you feeling lucky?

Axway partners with four startups in the DataCity program


This year, Axway partnered with Sopra Steria to participate jointly in the DataCity program in Paris. You may have heard or read about it, but the DataCity Program is kind of a major deal. Created in 2015 by NUMA in … Digital Transformation Events events innovation

Robotics and AI May Force You to Find a New Job

Enterra Insights

The debate about the future of work continues to heat up. On one side are optimists who believe robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) will, like past technologies, create more jobs than they destroy. On the side are the pessimists who believe this time things will be different. They see robotics, automation, and AI eliminating more jobs than they create; thus, tossing society into dysfunctional state of mass unemployment and social unrest.

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How much are fulfillment costs, and how do you calculate them?

6 River Systems

Consumers spend around $500 billion shopping online each year. Current trends and predictions indicate continued e-commerce growth, with no signs of slowing anytime soon.

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.

Top 10 issues for truck drivers in 2019

DAT Solutions

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual survey of the top 10 critical issues facing the trucking industry. Here are the results. Trucking Industry Trends

Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Procurement is a core function in every single company.

Procurement: Waterfall Methodology vs. Agile Methodology


There are many approaches to delivering a software solution but there are two main categories: waterfall, or traditional methodology, and the more recent agile delivery model. Learn the differences, and how to speed up the success of your procurement processes through agile implementation in our Get Smart webinar. Waterfall is so-called because it is a linear approach to software development. The sequence of events goes something like: Gather and document requirements. Design. Code and unit test.

Unleashed Nabs the Supreme Awards at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards Night


It was an evening in the spotlight at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards for the team at Unleashed Software. We took home the Supreme Business Excellence Award, Excellence in Marketing and Employer of the Year. Our CEO, Gareth Berry said that the awards are a testimony to a true team effort.

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.