Mon.Oct 21, 2019

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain

Bristlecone

Artificial Intelligence has become so deeply engrained in our lives that we don’t always realize it anymore. Facebook accurately tags our photos, we ask Alexa to play our music and we look to Google to help us navigate traffic. We use AI every day.

Why Many of the Largest LSPs Leverage a Supply Chain Orchestration Solution

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Logistics service providers (LSPs) face a unique challenge. In addition to the evolving customer demands within an increasingly global, networked, multi-channel supply chain, these professionals juggle a variety of clients with differing supply chain and management needs.

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Green Logistics – How To Make Your Transports (Environmentally) Efficient

All Things Supply Chain

It is a well-known fact that environmental protection starts on an individual level. Nevertheless, we often find it difficult to actually implement simple routines that benefit our environment in everyday… General Logistics logistics logistics optimization sustainability

Not All Digital Twins are Created Equal

DELMIA Quintiq

The concept of a digital twin has been around since 2002, first introduced by Dr. Michael Grieves as part of his research agenda at the University of Michigan. He had a vision that a Digital Twin could be created as a virtual representation of a physical product.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How to use Master Data Management to Drive Transformation

The Network Effect

The post How to use Master Data Management to Drive Transformation appeared first on The Network Effect. Big Data Digital Supply Chain Multiparty Network Network Business Supply Chain Management master data management

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Supply Chain Analytics Market to Grow 15.8% Annually Through 2024

Material Handling & Logistics

By 2024 the market could be worth $9.2 billion

The Importance of Inbound Shipment Visibility and How to Improve It

TPSynergy

Of all the aspects of a supply chain, inbound visibility is one of the most important. Having an accurate view of when shipments will arrive can allow you to plan your inventory ahead of time and fulfill orders with the knowl. edge of what level your inventory will be at.

The Jump from QuickBooks to ERP Accounting and Financials: What Management Needs to Know

OptiProERP

By: Allan Lessing, Director of Customer Success. Part 1: Growth and Business Needs. Throughout my career, I’ve seen it countless times. Managers of growing small to midsize manufacturing businesses find that the capacity of their start-up applications often falls short.

WMS Labor Cost Reductions: How to Reduce Costs Despite Peak Season

Veridian Solutions

The peak shopping season represents the most significant opportunity for failure in managing labor. As shopping volume rises, current workers simply cannot keep up with demand. Meanwhile, the industry still suffers from a warehouse labor shortage. Due to the need to move warehouses further from urban areas, warehouse workers become even more scarce.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Trends Driving Strategic Freight Management and How to Be Prepared

Cerasis

Shippers have grown accustomed to the changing demands of the industry. Today’s consumers expect faster, free shipping, and they are unwilling to listen to any reason why a shipment was delayed.

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Not All Digital Twins are Created Equal

DELMIA Quintiq

The concept of a digital twin has been around since 2002, first introduced by Dr. Michael Grieves as part of his research agenda at the University of Michigan. He had a vision that a Digital Twin could be created as a virtual representation of a physical product.

TMS Implementation Success

Talking Logistics

Which factors are the most important to ensure a successful transportation management system (TMS) implementation? We asked our Indago research community that question back in May.

The future of the mobility industry is digitized and automated

SupplyOn

Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, IPM AG opened the Railway Forum 2019 As the 6th Railway Forum impressively demonstrated, digitization and automation are the predominant topics in the railway industry. And this is true at all levels: From infrastructure technology and supplier management to the customer experience, everything is to be digitized and automated in the future.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Supply Chain News on Amazon Takes More Heat, as Columbus, OH Worker Dies on Fulfillment Center Floor, another Worker Fired for Going to Hospital for Dying Relative

Supply Chain Digest

The Guardian Alleges Worker was nott Found for 20 Minutes, Had Received Bad Advice from In House Clinic the Week Before

Make the Most of Automated Marketing

Enterra Insights

Brands and customers both understand the need for advertising; nevertheless, that doesn’t mean they like it. Brands don’t like wasting money on ads with no return and customers get prickly when the advertisements they see are completely irrelevant.

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When it Came to Omnichannel, “We Were So Far Behind, We Were Actually Ahead”

Logistics Viewpoints

Distributed order management systems, used to enable omnichannel retail, have a bad rap. One retailer believes the technology is getting much better. The post When it Came to Omnichannel, “We Were So Far Behind, We Were Actually Ahead” appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Retail omnichannel

5 Reasons for Small Business Failure

EMERGE App

Introduction. Sustaining a Business is hard than starting one, and that’s what every businessman will say to you. Because it takes a lot more efforts to make a business thrive, and to reach it to a certain threshold level, at which it can be stable.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Connected Systems are Making Intelligent Manufacturing Possible

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The original industrial revolution transformed not just the way humans manufactured things, but how and where we lived. Today, what was once cutting-edge now seems hopelessly dated, and we are well into the fourth industrial age or Industry 4.0 – the age of automation and data transfer.

3 markets could signal changes to come for van freight

DAT Solutions

Three of the most important van markets — Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles — had higher load counts, but increased volumes did not translate into higher rates. Rate Trend of the Week

The Power of POS in Fuel Retail: 2019 Insights

Repl Group

The world of POS has evolved rapidly over recent years. Innovations such as contactless payment and biometric personalisation have all made significant real world headway. One of the evolutions in POS has been the ability for customers to make store purchases on their own mobile devices.

Reefer volumes hit seasonal high

DAT Solutions

Imported produce caused reefer loads to surge from the Nogales, AZ and McAllen, TX markets. Still, that wasn't enough to boost the national average rate. Rate Trend of the Week

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Ships Are Getting Bigger, But Intermodal Is the Answer, Economist Says

Supply Chain Brain

When will ocean carriers shed their obsession with vessel size? Not anytime soon, according to one economist

How to Identify Underperforming Suppliers and to Choose the Right Ones

Unleashed

Regardless of the industry you are in, managing your suppliers has benefits for your business. A successful company will embrace suppliers, viewing them as partners in helping to grow the businesses in a way that is mutually beneficial. They will have formal systems in place to track and evaluate supplier performance to ensure the smooth running of the business, its overall productivity and profitability. Identify underperforming suppliers.

Considerations when selecting an eProcurement solution for Indirect Spend

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Focus on Facts not Fiction. Define your Solution Needs. Challenge Everything. User Interface / Experience. Plan for Change. Ongoing Support. Conclusion. 1 Introduction. In the market for a new eProcurement platform?

CSCMP Edge 2019: If Geopolitical Chaos Has You Confused, Don’t Worry: There’s a 3PL for That

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain finance and sustainability are emerging as areas where shippers would rather somebody else did the work

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!