Tue.Jan 08, 2019

What Are the Trends in LTL for 2019?

Cerasis

The year ahead will shake up the long-held standards for controlling freight spend and meeting customer expectations. For 2019, the trends in LTL will focus primarily on demand, rates, carrier and trucker expectations, the needs of shippers and more. Let’s get started.

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"Recreating the environment in which historical demand occurred"

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: Starting today we will begin publishing this blog once every two weeks.

CPG Brands: The Growing Importance of Agile Customization

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion in the marketplace about disruption, transformation and the rapid pace of change in supply chain management, but if you’re in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) or contract packaging and manufacturing industries, you know this all too well. Simply put, yesterday’s rules for success are no longer valid in today’s market. So, what are the new rules for success? What actions should CPG brands and their contract manufacturing partners take to drive future growth?

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to look back at how far we’ve come as an industry, set our next goalposts, and map out where we should be as an industry by 2020. The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Brexit Expert Corner

BluJay Solutions

Preparing your supply chain for what lies ahead. Regardless of the chapters to come in the Brexit saga, trade between the UK and EU and other countries is going to change. March 29, the deadline for the UK’s separation from the EU, is rapidly approaching.

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Intermodal Industry Outlook: 2019

NFI

Guest Post: Mark McKendry, Vice President of Intermodal at NFI When compared to 2017 volumes, North American intermodal volumes grew by over five percent in 2018 – despite extreme congestion in Chicago, a chronic chassis shortage on the U.S.

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2019

Material Handling & Logistics

If companies are going to embrace new business models, or digitally enable older ones, they are going to need a modern, capable supply chain to do it

The Supply Chain Detective™: The Mystery of the Prima Donna Boss!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The Supply Chain Detective : The Case of the Unpaid Invoices! My plane had just landed. I turned on my cell phone. And almost immediately my CEO called. “Have you heard from Rick? Nobody’s heard from him in several days.”

Trends 2019: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

We live in hectic times. The U.S. is in a trade war with the world. Britain is trying to disconnect from Europe. Cyber attacks are increasing. Climate change is creating violent weather events. The list of crazy things happening goes on and on. Nowhere is change more evident than in the supply chain arena.

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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.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.8 - 1.11

Aborn and Co.

Trucking market downtrend, 2018 sets record for semi orders, China building 150 high tech logistics hubs, Ocean rates up 92.5%, where's my freight? and more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019.

4 Reasons Why Supply Chain Executives Should Be Thinking Like Finance Executives

Aborn and Co.

Your supply chain represents your capital, inventory, and outlays. It's time to start thinking about it as an investment

The Top 6 Global Supply Chain Expectations for 2019

Amber Road

Now that glasses have finished clinking and the confetti from New Year's Eve has been swept away it's time to focus on making this your supply chain's most efficient year yet. It's a new year and that means that you can expect some new changes and challenges to impact your supply chain.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Logistics Impacts from 2019 Food and Beverage Trends

Zipline Logistics

The food and beverage industry moves fast with the regular introduction of new flavors, ingredients, consumption patterns, and consumer preferences. Staying on top of what’s next and remaining relevant can be a challenge. How does adoption of these trends impact the larger supply chain?

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Get ready for whatever comes next. Here’s what you need to know. . Demand is likely to grow, but at a slower rate than 2018.

Differences between Omnichannel & Omnichannel 2.0

Supply Chain 24/7

Unlike the original definition of Omnichannel, Omnichannel 2.0 is about bringing the entire enterprise together, not just enabling support within legacy systems for an omnichannel approach, retailers and supply chain leaders must increase proficiency across all channels, engaging with consumers and personalizing the shopping experience

Supply Chains Quake as Stock Market Jitters Continue

Valogix

2018 ended on a lot of stock market jitters over the trade war with China. The markets lost most, if not all, their gains and then some. The outlook for global economies and growth opportunities have also cooled. Brexit, the UK exit from the EU, is disrupting supply chains.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Strategic Supply Chain Considerations in the Quest to Go Omnichannel

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper describes how, from retailers to manufacturers, as well as every business involved in sales in between, the omnichannel supply chain is a goal to achieve

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Get ready for whatever comes next. Here’s what you need to know. . Demand is likely to grow, but at a slower rate than 2018.

[PODCAST] What are the Freight & Transportation Trends in 2019 for Shippers to Know?

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome back Cerasis National Sales Manager, Roger Jones to give his take on what he sees in the marketplace for freight and transportation trends for this new year, 2019. Looking for more trends? Be on the lookout for all of our trends post by visiting here. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

Beyond Planning, the Next-Gen Supply Chain – A Focal Story

DynaSys

Focal was founded in France in 1979, and specializes in designing and manufacturing proven acoustic solutions. Their products are divided into four categories: domestic HiFi speakers, car speakers, monitoring speakers, and audio headsets. The sound quality of their products makes them unique in the market as they try to be as neutral and accurate as possible. Focal generates more than 75% of their revenue outside of France, mainly in North America and Asia.

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.

Supply Chain News on Thoughts on the Age Old Question of Measuring Procurement Savings

Supply Chain Digest

Finance and Procurement Do Not See Things Eye to Eye, CIPS CEO Says

Grocery Giant ICA Sweden is Making its Replenishment More Efficient with RELEX

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. ICA Sweden, Sweden’s leading grocery retailer, is optimizing its supply chain processes with the help of retail planning expert RELEX Solutions by making its forecasting and replenishment more proactive.

Global Supply Chain News on Container Carriers Starting to Take Different Strategic Paths

Supply Chain Digest

Some Look to Complete Global Logistics Solutions, while Others Focus on Core Shipping

GoPuff gets go-ahead for 300,00 sq ft technology & distribution centre in South Jersey

EFT

GoPuff, an on-demand delivery company, has accepted a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority with the aim of becoming fully operational by the end of 2019. It is expected that the facility will support more than 600 new jobs over the next three years. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority in November approved a $39.1 million tax incentive for the South Jersey facility goPuff had been considering.

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.