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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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.

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 ”.

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.

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Robotic Process Automation for Repetitive Back-Office Tasks


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

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

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.

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Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

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.