Wed.Apr 11, 2018

Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto


The food supply chain is complex and challenging. Changing consumer preferences, rising competition and new technologies are compelling food companies to rethink their approach to supply chain management.

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Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF


Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). Digital transformation ” is tough for any firm, but when you are $9 billion industrial manufacturer, it is a sizable undertaking. At last week’s TG18 ToolsGroup user event , global bearing manufacturer SKF laid out an impressive review of their transformation to “ Integrated Planning ”.

4 Keys Aspects That Have Lead To The Rise Of Strategic Supply Chain Management


No matter what opinions you may have, one thing is for sure – The way things have changed regarding the aspect of supply chains has been nothing short of staggering. There are a great many new aspects such as highly advanced robotics, automated handling machines as well as the instant printing of certain physical goods that no one could have seen coming.

How Enterprise Label Solutions Streamline Supply Chain Management


On any given day, you must meet customer demands, comply with regulations, eliminate costly delays and downtime, and continue to scale globally. Those competing interests must be balanced with day-to-day business operations. What can you do to make reaching all of those goals easier? Supply Chain Labeling Trends

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Talking Logistics

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2018)

Talking Logistics

Tight capacity and rising rates in the trucking market was arguably the top headline of Q1 2018. We’ve published and recorded several posts and video episodes related to the topic over the past few weeks. But as you can see from the list below, technology-related topics and trends — such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and “the digital supply chain” — are also attracting a lot of interest and attention.

The Other Side of the Coin for Crowdsourced Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

A few months ago, I wrote an article about using crowdsourced deliveries for last mile success. In the article, I touched upon a few key points regarding crowdsourced deliveries. First was the rapidly expanding market for crowdsourced deliveries. Major retailers such as Target, BestBuy, Macy’s, Staples, and Walgreens, to name a few, are currently offering crowdsourced deliveries to their customers.

An Example of When Optimization Is Helpful in Supply or Central Planning


Use this example as a starting point to understand the different optimization methods, and when optimization is helpful in supply or central planning. An Example of When Optimization Is Helpful in Supply or Central Planning was first posted on April 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Robotic Process Automation for Repetitive Back-Office Tasks


Technology is a driving force behind operational innovation and is rapidly altering how companies do business.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

5 fundamental ways to reduce Last mile Delivery Costs


The term “last mile” is more than just a buzzword in the logistics and supply chain industry, concerning the transportation of goods to the final destination. Last mile delivery plays a key role in maintaining customer satisfaction.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting April 11, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

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R Score and its Impact on Supply Chain Risk Management


Musings on a Metric: Supply Chain Risk Management with R Score. supply chain risk management r-score

Defining “Multimodal TMS”


The core job of a TMS is to move an order through your system and settle it in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Exactly how that happens depends on the options a customer sets up upon implementation, as well as the flexibility of the TMS.

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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.

Fast-Growing Swedish Flower Company Aims to Cut Waste and Automate its Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Swedish flower company Blomstergruppen has selected RELEX supply chain solutions to automate its replenishment process and support its purchasing team. The implementation is part of Blomstergruppen’s efforts to increase supply chain visibility and manage rapid growth.

Will Blockchain Breathe New Life Into Legacy Systems?

The Network Effect

Enterprise software systems have been around seemingly forever. Will Blockchain finally kill them… or give them a new lease of. The post Will Blockchain Breathe New Life Into Legacy Systems? appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain cloud ERP legacy systems SaaS

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Getting to the Marketing Starting Gate with Millennials

Enterra Insights

As I noted in a previous article, demographic “generations” — like baby boomers and millennials — are an artifice created by marketers and the media as a way to reach out to individuals of a certain age.[1] 1] Cara Salpini ( @CaraSalpini ) observes, “There’s a lot to be said for generational marketing, but retailers should really focus on using it to identify generational channels or trends, rather than as the linchpin of their marketing strategy.

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Will Tighter ELD Enforcement = Tighter Reefer Capacity?

DAT Solutions

Reefer rates usually dip around Easter, when the urgency to get fresh shipments into stores before the holiday fades. That wasn't the case last week, though. Volumes were down, but prices weren't.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

More Apple Suppliers Commit to 100% Clean Energy Production

Material Handling & Logistics

Clean energy from suppliers, helped avoid over 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases from being emitted in 2017. Currently, 23 suppliers are committed to this goal. If Apple can do it then its suppliers can do it. That seems to be the message that Apple is sending out.

Average Van Rate for April Already 9 Cents Higher Than March

DAT Solutions

Normally there’s a lull after the end of Q1 after shippers have rushed to push freight out the door before month's end. The drop in demand typically leads to lower rates in early April, but that wasn't the case for the week ending April 7.

Excel inventory management techniques - 7 basic tips & free template


Inventory management is the operational backbone of any business with a product to sell. If you are just starting out with a small number of products without many variants, Microsoft Excel is a good tool for beginners to create an inventory list template. Inventory Management Excel Popular Posts

Freight Outlook 2018: Q2 Trucking Rates Update

Zipline Logistics

“The days of being able to grab a truck for a load on a turn of a dime are going to be coming to an end,” said Walt Dasher, co-owner of Glennville-based grower-shipper G&R Farms, to The Packer. Market conditions support Dasher’s statement.

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.

AUDIO: Q2 Opens With Big Jump in Spot Rates

DAT Solutions

Our own Peggy Dorf sat down with Terry Scruton of Landline Now to talk about the not-so-typical freight trends we saw on the spot market to open Q2. Tighter capacity led to higher rates as we move deeper into spring. type="audio/mpeg"> Your browser does not support the audio element. Download the audio. Freight Rates

Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Trucks in Fleets

GTG Technology Group

Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Trucks in Fleets. The number of traffic accidents seems to be rising year by year. Manufacturers and designers are looking to find ways to make driving safer and easier.

What is the best barcode scanner for inventory management?


It’s the simple tool that many small businesses overlook until inaccuracies start to creep into inventory records: a barcode scanner. Using a barcode scanner for small business inventory management can help with stocktaking, stock organizing, and knowing when to reorder. Inventory Management Productivity

Trends in European Food Industry

Exapro Hub

The end of the second millennium brought a huge development of industrial food production. Knowledge of nutritional physiology has deepened, new knowledge has emerged that food manufacturers put into practice by developing new types of foods.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.