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.

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


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.

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.

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


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.

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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.

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Inventory Checks Powered By Drones


Drones are enabling organizations to use employees more efficiently and improve inventory accuracy in a world where consumers want everything cheap and now. logistics innovation digital supply chain inventory drones inventory robotics

Revisiting 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. This Part Four posting provides an assessment of our prediction for global online shopping platform dominance among Alibaba and Amazon, and that business self-interest would fuel continued supply chain sustainability actions and initiatives.

Fresh Take on Age-Old Challenges in Food Labeling


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

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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.

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.

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

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.

Every Day Supply Chain Management Wins To Be Thankful For


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.

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


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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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers


Our prior post discussed the benefits and challenges of visibility in logistics. But WAIT! There’s more to it than just benefits.

TMS Implementation Drives Long-Term ROI


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.


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


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.

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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility


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.

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.

This is the Exciting Future of Augmented Reality


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.

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.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

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.

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

ModusLink Corporation

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.