Thu.Nov 08, 2018

How Humans and Robots Will Work Together in the Supply Chain


Humans and robots can work in harmony to create a safer, more efficient working world. Here’s what that might look like. robots digital inventory Logistics Viewpoints digital supply chain

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Talking Logistics

Holidays are synonymous with food-centric gatherings, from traditional family feasts to social soirees.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis


E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV


This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry.

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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.

Rise of the Machines: Supply Chain Technology Brings Robots to Fulfill Orders


Holiday retail sales are beginning earlier than ever, which means that retailers need to be fully staffed earlier in the year as well.

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How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics


Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Supply chain fraud is on a dramatic increase.

What Gets Measured Is What Gets Done!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. There are a myriad of variables and factors which affect your ability to achieve your objectives. Deciphering this complexity to determine what is important to measure is critical for driving improvements and change.

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

On November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology.

Solving the Out of Stock Problem! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Infographic originally published at [link] and permission to publish here provided by Simon Pleass, Managing Director at [link]. Check out World Class Inventory Turnover Breakthrough Elements! Infographic).

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.

3 Trends Retailers Can Be Thankful for from Our Pre-Thanksgiving Consumer Survey

Supply Chain Nation

The results from our latest consumer survey are in. Grocers have some big reasons to be thankful going into Thanksgiving this year– and some trends to keep top-of-mind moving into 2019 (hint: think eCommerce!). JDA surveyed over a thousand consumers for insights into their shopping habits to get a look ahead as the holiday approaches. Grocers will be grateful for these four positive trends: 1. Consumers are ready to shop for the festivities.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with John Heffernan, SVP Global Operations at ModusLink!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer.

Making Sense of Supply Chain 4.0

Material Handling & Logistics

What, exactly, can 'digital transformation ' improve upon? Have you ever heard someone tell a joke where everyone laughed except for you – because you didn’t get it? That’s how I felt when I first heard about digital transformation. Everyone seemed to know what it was. Everyone was excited about it.

Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Part Shortages? What is your Supply Line Strategy? The CEO called. “We’re out of Parts … I need your help!” ” And so it began. Every Supply Chain is going to have supply disruption and raw material shortages at some point.

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.

Hamburg calling – how the 8th Aviation Forum gave insights into tomorrow’s aerospace supply chain


“Global – digital – smart” was this year’s motto of the Aviation Forum in Hamburg The 8th Aviation Forum opened its doors on November 6-7. And more than 700 participants attended this 8th event of its kind , hosted again by Airbus CPO Dr Klaus Richter and organized by IPM.

Spreadsheets – A History and a Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Most of us create, use, present and work with at least one spreadsheet each and every day. Spreadsheets have proven invaluable. And many businesses even observe, and complain, that they are run on spreadsheets.

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Supply Chain Comment on Highlights of the Annual 3PL Study

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John Langley of Penn State Leads Important Report for 23rd Straight Year

Blockchain Continues to Make its Way into the Supply Chain World!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic).

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.

The Sooner You Get Your First AI Job, the Better for Your Career

Aera Technology

by Stephanie Glass, Head of Product Marketing for Cognitive Skills at Aera Technology Artificial intelligence is in its infancy. Businesses are eager to hire people who can help them adapt and then move ahead.

Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Why have so few companies adopted a Transportation Management System (TMS) solution? There are tremendous benefits but there are obstacles, real or perceived, that get in the way.

KDL Earns Larger Customers with Flexible 3Gtms Technology


When KDL, a 3PL that provides freight management services, needed a more flexible transportation management system, it turned to 3Gtms. The ability to customize the TMS to meet clients’ needs enabled the company to increase their freight-handling capabilities and take on larger, more complex clients.

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Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article originally published and provided by [link]. Check out Inspiring Olympic Quotes! “If If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.” ~ Henry Ford, founder Ford Motor Company.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

U.S. Re-imposes Iran Sanctions


After its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8 th , the United States’ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) began adopting a number of sanctions against Iran. The majority of these include the re-imposition of actions in effect prior to the JCPOA

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Value Stream Mapping your Future State Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Lean in Retail … Value Stream Mapping your Current State Process! We had completed value stream mapping the current state processes across some very significant business processes in the company.

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A bad deal Brexit will endanger materials handling industry says expert


Paul Casebourne, who has years of experience in creating engineering solutions and runs the Materials Handling Hub, believes that the industry has been forgotten as one of the potential casualties of the UK leaving Europe. He claims the industry is already suffering as a result of the uncertainty about the country’s relationship with the EU.

Lessons from the Edge of the Abyss! Surviving a System Implementation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The company I had just joined was nearing the finish line on the implementation of a new WMS system. They had been working on the system change for a few years. Now implementation was only a few months away.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.