Mon.Feb 11, 2019

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Veridian Solutions

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. In recent months, conversations about how to improve forecasting in the supply chain have focused on a subject: demand sensing.

Business Transformation for the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Twenty-five hundred years ago the philosopher Heraclitus, wrote, “The only thing that is constant is change.” ” It’s a lesson the business world constantly learns even as some sectors resist change. The most apparent changes today have to do with digitization. There is no denying we live in the digital age and the lifeblood of the age is data.

Impact of Brexit on Warehousing

The Network Effect

We’re all sick of hearing about it, but for business leaders and supply chain managers, Brexit is posing tough questions. The post Impact of Brexit on Warehousing appeared first on The Network Effect. Distribution Warehousing Brexit global trade

FDA Making Drug Supply Chain More Secure

Material Handling & Logistics

"Using new innovations, we believe we can improve the overall security of our closed system and improve our ability to prevent the introduction of illegitimate products," says FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb

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.

Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

As I write this blog, Valentine cards scatter my desk. This is the week for love: a time to send cards and letters to those that we appreciate. I am in the middle of sending the cards to my grandchildren. It is in this spirit, that I write this post.

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How Barcode Printing Software Maximizes Supply Chain Efficiency


Barcodes matter in today's supply chain. and tomorrow's. Logistics Supply Chain Track & Traceability Labeling

More Supply Network Challenges for Commercial Aerospace- Enter Arconic

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters once again focuses on commercial aerospace industry supply networks ever-growing and more challenging scale-up needs.

[On-demand webinar] Slide into a new supply chain planning experience


by Alexa Cheater. Let’s face it. Managing a global supply chain is no easy feat. You constantly have to solve complex problems and manage shifting situations driven by things like regulation changes, growing consumer expectation and geo-political unrest.

Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?

JDA software

It wasn’t that long ago that integrating all the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of your end-to-end supply chain was considered a pipe dream. Times sure have changed!

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.

How Well Does Your TMS Support Cross-Docking Automation?

Supply Chain Collaborator

Cross-docking is not a new practice for shippers, but it is one that is increasingly being relied upon in the age of just-in-time supply chain management. Here are some of the factors driving increased use of cross docking as a logistics practice and the ways today’s TMS platforms are making the process easier and more efficient in driving performance and cost savings.

Full Truckload Trends to Watch in 2019


Shippers face great uncertainty regarding the full truckload industry for 2019. Capacity is still wasted, reports Satish Patel via , yet new apps and technologies are changing the way shippers tender and schedule freight.

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Ocean Freight Rates Increased Ahead of Lunar New Year — But Not By Much

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive —Dive Brief: • Ocean shipping rates ticked up ahead of the Lunar New Year. Rates from China to the U.S. West Coast rose to $2,061.50 in January 2019 — a 5% increase over the previous month and a 51% increase over January 2018. Rates from China to the U.S. East Coast also […].

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7 Inventory Control Practices That Save You Money


Not only will effective inventory control save you money, but it can also improve cash flow in other ways. It’s important to factor inventory stock into your cashflow management because it represents money spent that won’t generate cash until your inventory has been sold. The longer inventory sits on your shelves, the more it costs, tying up cash reserves and occupying valuable space. Implementing inventory control techniques will improve inventory turns and save you valuable time and money.

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.

2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. 2018 has ended and 2019 is here! New opportunities in the transportation industry are thriving. Transportation professionals seeking to stay on top of trends in the industry look to implementing these trends.

New Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi Highlights our LIVING Supply Chain Book


I recently learned that the new incoming CEO of Flex, one of the largest global contract manufacturers in the world, has highlighted the book I wrote with Tom Linton last year called the “LIVING Supply Chain: The Imperative of Operating in Real Time” The CEO, Revathi Advaithi, noted in one of her opening messages to shareholders and the public, that real time data is essential for delivering supply chain accuracy.

Maximizing Financial Flow vs Capacity Discipline — Cuz That's Where the Money Is!

River Logic

What is Capacity Discipline? When the infamous bank robber, Willie Sutton , was asked why he'd robbed banks, he purportedly said, "Cause that's where the money is!"

Predictions from Supply Chain Gurus for 2019 Full Text Version Part 1

Supply Chain Digest

Complete Predictions from Mike Regan, Gene Tyndall, and Dr. Chris Gopal, with Part 2 Next Week

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.

Prescriptive Analytics Use Cases for Sales and Marketing

River Logic

As the flood of customer information continues to pour in through an ever increasing number of digital touchpoints, b ig data use cases for sales and marketing have grown exponentially. The growth of predictive analytics has, in turn, also been driven by customer-focused use cases.

Banyan Technology partners with Pierbridge to share logistics capabilities


Banyan will offer its live connectivity platform and Pierbridge its Transtream Parcel TMS enterprise shipping software with the aim of expanding their service provision to 3PLs. Leveraging Banyan's connectivity platform Pierbridge TMS users will have access to data sharing and automation features, including Banyan's new Local Carrier mode.

Five Key Questions a Successful S&OP Process Strategy Should Ask

River Logic

Sales and operations planning has been around for decades. At the time it was created, the emphasis was on setting up a process that would facilitate collaboration between the commercial departments (e.g., sales, marketing) and operations (e.g., manufacturing, procurement, inventory, distribution).

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Logistics Outsourcing: Is It Still a One-Way Street?

Talking Logistics

According to a report in the The Press-Enterprise , Walmart is bringing operations at two California warehouses, which it had outsourced to Schneider Logistics for the past 13 years, back in-house.

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.

11 Software Requirements for Stochastic Optimization

River Logic

This is the first part of a two-part series on stochastic optimization, defined in Wikipedia as “optimization methods that generate and use random variables.

Fixing the Major Issue of Detention Time for Truckers

Zipline Logistics

First off, what is truck detention and what is detention pay for truckers? When shipments aren’t ready to be loaded, even if a truck driver arrives on time, the trucker is “detained” and must wait for freight (and its paperwork) to be prepped.

We Want to Hear from OR Professionals!

River Logic

INFORMS 2015 is right around the corner — as is a new year in OR — and we want to hear your thoughts on " The State of Operations Research.". Whether you're an academic, a consultant, a software developer or even a student, we'd love to snag 3 minutes of your time to complete our survey.

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New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

Aborn and Co.

New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

Real time analytics for 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.