Mon.Oct 21, 2019

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain


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.

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.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

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


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.

Outsmarting Outliers with Anomaly Detection


Use anomaly detection in your forecasts for greater accuracy. Supply chain professionals seek to accurately forecast future demand using historical data. There are many equally valid approaches to the task, but they all require good data.

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.

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 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Trends Driving Strategic Freight Management and How to Be Prepared


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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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


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.

Eradicating Modern Day Slavery in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain 24/7

The effort to combat supply chain violations remain ongoing, and legislation has laid the groundwork to take on the issue of slavery in all its guises

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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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

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

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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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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Connected Systems are Making Intelligent Manufacturing Possible


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.

Considerations when selecting an eProcurement solution for Indirect Spend


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?

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

How to Identify Underperforming Suppliers and to Choose the Right Ones


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.

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

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

How Common Safety Measures Can Put More Workers at Risk

Supply Chain Brain

It’s not enough to have all of the required safety clothing and equipment on site. A focus on people is also necessary


Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.