Mon.Oct 30, 2017

Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning


Hurricane Irma caused plenty of damage, that much is true, but it’s nothing compared to what she would have done to the southeastern coast of the United States if she had hit with full force. Luckily, she slowed from a Category 5 down to a 3 or 2 before hitting the bulk of land in her path. Puerto Rico and the islands, unfortunately, were not so fortuitous. It brings to light just how badly disasters can set us back.

Efficient, Automated Processes Define Modern Warehousing


Even as commerce trends change, warehouses remain eternally relevant. Supply Chain Labeling Transportation & Logistics Barcode Labeling Logistics Labeling Trends


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The Consumer is Boss on the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Sam Walton once stated, “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from … Continued. The post The Consumer is Boss on the Digital Path to Purchase appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Digital Path to Purchase Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis Supply Chain

The dawn of a new manufacturing value stream

DELMIA Quintiq

Companies that change the way they operate from traditional linear manufacturing to a more natural-based process have a great future. When they can respond to demands of their customers on one side and their suppliers on the other, they can shape a new value stream. you ask. Well, it’s already begun. Companies have invested significantly in IT, but mainly for their transaction systems.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?” and “What can we do in the future to mitigate these disruptions?” The key to answering those to questions: actionable data and predictive analytics. A Proactive Approach Using Actionable Data.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased. But my Take on KPIs is this… 1) Don’t have too many!

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A Brief History of ERP Software Part Three – From ASPs to the Cloud


Pat Garrehy knows ERP software. The founder, President, and CEO of Rootstock Software, Mr. Garrehy has over 30 years of management, sales and technical experience as a software architect and engineer. Mr. Garrehy recently sat down to share his thoughts on how ERP software has changed over his distinguished career. Here is the conclusion of that discussion.

About Warehousing

Logistics Bureau

What’s the definition of warehousing and warehouse? Well, I asked Colin Airdrie, one of our warehousing experts, exactly that question! I hope his answers help you if you’re new to supply chain management, or are just trying to gain a better understanding of how warehousing fits in. The Warehouse Defined. A good definition of a warehouse is “a planned space for the efficient storage and handling of goods and materials”.

Guest Blog: Real-world Advice for Getting Started on eKanban


by Jim Shore. Through this guest blog series, I’d like to share some of my experiences implementing supplier quality and Lean manufacturing initiatives by focusing on eKanban systems. This first entry offers advice for planning an eKanban rollout – suggestions that can also be applied across any Lean manufacturing project. As a result, my hope is that you, too, will experience successful Lean results. Leadership matters. My training as a U.S.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Supply Chain Managers of the Future

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain Managers of the Future. Attracting and retaining good people is hard these days. Career patterns are changing and the current trend amongst millennials in particular seems to be “learn as much as possible,” then move on to a more senior position. Future Supply Chain Managers. I was involved in a very interesting discussion a few years ago in Australia, on the topic of emerging workforce trends and the strategies that could be adopted to meet these challenges.

TMS Addressing the Changing Needs of Food and Beverage Companies


Between regulatory uncertainties and the changing nature of how customers want to order and receive their goods, food and beverage companies are evolving quickly. And a key part of that is efficiently shipping products to customers with varying needs and requirements. In this article for Food Logistics, our own J.P. Wiggins and other industry experts […]. The post TMS Addressing the Changing Needs of Food and Beverage Companies appeared first on 3GTMS. News Point of View

The Supply Chain Workforce – Where is It?

Logistics Bureau

As somebody who feels very passionate about the supply chain and logistics profession, I’m constantly perplexed by the apparent inability to attract new talent in this sector. In particular I wish we could make inroads into the untapped female talent pool, where surely a wealth of professional excellence lies undiscovered. It also concerns me (perhaps because I’m no longer a youngster), that the professional supply chain and logistics population is ageing at an alarming rate.

Global Supply Chain News on Ideas from McKinsey for Improving Ocean Container Shipping

Supply Chain Digest

And Why Might Amazon Get into the Global Shipping Business

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Does Rail Freight Transportation Really ‘Suck’ that Much?

Logistics Bureau

Why aren’t we using more rail freight in Australia? According to logistics theory, rail freight comes into its own over greater geographical distances. I seem to recall learning back in my Cranfield days that 600 km was the magic number above which rail freight made economic sense. OK, so we have vast distances here in Australia.

Freight Rate Update Wk 43


The Salvation of Peak Season? Freight Rate Update Wk 43. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. It’s the height of peak shipping season and despite a decidedly lackluster October, many carriers have scheduled general rate increases (GRIs) for November. And they couldn’t come sooner; China-US West Coast prices last week were nearly 30% lower than 2016 prices. And indeed, carriers announced increases ranging between $600-$1,000 (per 40 ft container) for the China-US trade lanes.

Toys“R”Us: How out-of-stock situations are killing the toy giant


Running out of stock is one of the worst things that can happen to a major specialty retailer. During the 2015 holiday season, Toys”R”Us experienced this first hand. For a company that has built its reputation on carrying the biggest range of toys and baby products, the prevalence of empty shelves has damaged their brand image. Insights & Analysis Inventory Management

Where Does Most Cargo Theft Happen?

DAT Solutions

Compared to 2016, cargo theft dropped by 32% in the second quarter of 2017, according to Keith Lewis, Vice President of Operations at CargoNet. Speaking to freight brokers at the DAT User Conference in Portland, OR, Lewis said that increased awareness of the problem has helped to combat theft, and due diligence by brokers plays a role. Lewis shared these and other facts compiled by CargoNet , a national data-sharing system that seeks to prevent cargo theft and improve recovery rates.

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

How to Choose the Right Industrial Printer


Factors to Consider in Choosing the Right Industrial Label Printer for Your Warehouse Operations Thermal label printers are great for creating high-quality barcode labels, tags, wristbands, receipts and more. The specific type of thermal printer you choose depends on your volume of printing, the operational environment and whether you need mobility. Here are the three […].

Outsource? Insource? Why not right source your print?


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. It’s amazing how many organisations segment print into category silos and miss out on significant opportunities for savings and efficiencies. improve-your-marketing-buying. Documents, operational print and marketing print are often considered as discrete requirements and most reviews will focus on each segment individually.

Where’s the Candy?


At Halloween, my mother, god rest her soul, wouldn’t let us say, ‘Trick or Treat!’. “I I just don’t think you kids should be threatening to do a trick on someone just because they won’t give you candy,” she would say. Reminds of the old joke told by Jay Leno. Boy, is my mother ever mad at Nancy Reagan”. Straight man asks ‘Why’? Well, she doesn’t think her anti-drug initiative should be called ‘Just Say No’. She thinks it should be called ‘Just Say No Thank You’.

How to double your buying team’s capacity – without increasing headcount


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Can you increase your buying team’s efficiency? The answer is yes, and by quite some margin. At Claritum, we work with procurement services organisations to help drive purchasing process efficiencies and savings.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Digest

John Langley and Team are Back Again with Interesting Report

Freightera Featured in Inc. Magazine Among Socially Responsible Companies, Wins 2017 W3 Design Award!


Many exciting news for Freightera friends! In case you missed it, earlier this month we were featured among socially responsible companies in Inc. Magazine. How to Ship Freight Responsively” is the message that got us their attention, and in just a few days we’ll be taking it to the COP23 Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany.