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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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.

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 ”.

Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Talking Logistics

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.

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Organized for Success

Supply Chain Nation

Nicole Phillips is a natural-born organizer and planner. Those skills have served her well, as a successful Solution Executive at JDA, wife and mother of two. They have also helped her chart her course and focus on the things that have led to personal and professional growth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting April 11, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Show Us Your Supply Chain Wit

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

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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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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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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.

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.

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

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

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.

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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