Tue.Nov 21, 2017

Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix. As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Tremors. Seismic shifts. Supply chain management technology has a fault line. It is growing. The technology market for supply chain management is dramatically shifting. Last week I bounced from call to call. Innovative startups. Artificial Intelligence innovators.

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Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing

AIMMS

What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? What works well, and what are the challenges? We commissioned Supply Chain Insights to conduct independent research about this topic and discussed the findings in a recent webinar.

Inventory Checks Powered By Drones

Talking Logistics

Drones are enabling organizations to use employees more efficiently and improve inventory accuracy in a world where consumers want everything cheap and now. Every company on the planet that has a significant supply chain operation is plagued by inventory reconciliation problems.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility

NC State SCRC

At a recent CSCMP meeting, I attended a session of transportation providers called “Supply Chain Visibility and the Possible Legal Implications” – and the participants shared some insights into their serious concerns about the implications of visibility in the transport world.

5 Tips for Achieving the Most Out of Your Supply Chain Data

Cerasis

In a recent study, MIT found that companies that focus on 5 key initiatives to improve their supply chain data can have a big impact on their bottom line. Some supply chain companies are leaning on the power of analytics to help streamline their processes and get ahead of their competitors. But many companies have struggled to embrace the relationship between using analytics and implementing changes that can improve business performance.

Exploring Visibility in the Supply Chain: Themes for the Nov 2017 SCRC Meeting

NC State SCRC

Our upcoming meeting on November 29th, the 36th semi-annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting , will explore some of the more interesting aspects of how organizations are coping with the availability of greater visibility in the supply chain.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Here: Are You Ready?

Transportfolio

When it comes to major logistics events, technology can often be the determining factor of success. Take Black Friday and Cyber Monday for example.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

GE’s Restructuring Presents Added Technology and Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Matters

General Electric is embarking on a broad corporate restructuring. Supply Chain matters focuses on technology and supply chain challenges for GE Digital and GE Aviation business units as well as the Predix IoT and Industrial Internet enablement platform.

Fresh Take on Age-Old Challenges in Food Labeling

Loftware

If you’re heading to the Food Safety Consortium ‘17 next week—or maybe you’re still on the fence about attending—there’s a special presentation you won’t want to miss. That is, if you’re concerned about things like product recalls, supply chain delays and disruptions, and lost revenue. FDA Food & Beverage FSMA Barcode Labeling

This is the Exciting Future of Augmented Reality

Techgistics

Guest Post by Y Media Labs This is a guest post from Rae Steinbach at Y Media Labs , an award-winning mobile strategy and application development company based in Silicon Valley. The topic, augmented reality (AR), is of particular interest to me both personally and professionally.

Terrorism Stalks the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Terrorist attacks around the globe continue to make headlines. Mostly the stories are about terrorist attacks against people. This is … Continued. The post Terrorism Stalks the Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Risk Management Supply Chain Business Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Every Day Supply Chain Management Wins To Be Thankful For

AFFLINK

In many ways, a supply chain is more than just a series of processes - it's a living, breathing entity that needs to be proactively overseen and cared for.

Tesla Unveils the New Electric Semi-Truck

3PL Insights

On November 16 th, 2017, Tesla revealed the much anticipated, brand-new electric semi-truck. The sleek, silver model still looks like a traditional semi, but also like a vehicle out of the future—and it even runs on sunlight. “We We are guaranteeing this truck won’t break down for a million miles,” says Elon Musk. The truck boasts many new features that would allegedly improve many elements of the trucking industry—refining safety and productivity, as well as helping to protect the environment.

November Global Logistics Market Update

Supply Chain Link

As markets around the world prepared for the upcoming holidays, the logistics industry had ramped up to meet demand. Now, ocean freight rates are declining while there has been movement in the rankings for the top global port.

TMS Implementation Drives Long-Term ROI

3GTMS

Selecting a TMS is no easy feat, and in other articles our 3Gtms colleagues have discussed key considerations when choosing a TMS, such as why RFPs don’t tell the whole story and the difference between deployment options.

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The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

3 Reasons Why Van Rates Are Still High

DAT Solutions

Spot market rates have been climbing steadily again after a slight lull four weeks ago. Three things have been keeping pressure on rates to stay high. First is the impending ELD mandate , which has added some extra volatility to the spot market. Second is fuel prices.

ModusLink’s New Partner Program Unites Strategy and Supply Chain Expertise

Value Unchained

In many ways, globalization has made the world feel smaller and simpler with everyday luxuries like two-day shipping and online grocery shopping. In return, supply chains have seen an increase in expectations and complexity.

Spot Market Reefer Rates Hit a 3-Year High

DAT Solutions

Lately, the spot market for refrigerated freight has looked a lot more like June than November. Last week, the national average reefer rate hit $2.40 per mile, its highest mark in 3 years.