Wed.Mar 07, 2018

Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

The Network Effect

How blockchain technology can improve your supply chain Today, there is much buzz about blockchains in various industries. Business leaders. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain.

The Best Time to be Proactive is… Now


Natural disaster. Factory stoppage. Labor dispute. Political upheaval. The list of potential supply chain disruptions is quite long. When your carefully planned supply chain runs into trouble it can cause a ripple effect across your company, partners and customers. The difference between success and struggle comes down to proper planning through scenario analysis to mitigate the risk. Unfortunately for many organizations, the systems and processes are not in place to accomplish this.

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Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Venture Global Solutions

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

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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.

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Why I joined AIMMS


For three decades now I have been helping my clients with their Supply Chain questions… I have seen a lot of change along my journey.

Brexit opportunities on the agenda at Multimodal 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Brexit opportunities and challenges, developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for air freight shippers, and optimising performance in the maritime supply chain are three of the topics that will be debated at Multimodal 2018

Suppliers to Large US Retailers Put on Notice by China

Material Handling & Logistics

Companies such as Walmart, Nike, Apple and GE are at risk given the proposed trade tariffs as China is often the top supplier. Some of China’s biggest manufacturers that supply U.S. multinationals from Walmart Inc. to Nike Inc.

Honeywell connected supply chain software helps prevent counterfeit automotive parts from entering supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Honeywell has announced that its cloud-based, track-and-trace solution is being used by German automotive products companies to detect counterfeit products globally

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.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on There are Now Many Types of DC Robots, as DHL Illustrates Several Different Categories

Supply Chain Digest

Lots of Distribution Robots will be on Exhibit Floor at MODEX Show in Early April

Kuehne + Nagel’s new digital collaborative platform drives efficiency gains for international supply chain customers

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In the course of the upcoming Trans Pacific Maritime Annual Conference, Kuehne + Nagel has launched KN ESP

Automated Versus Manual: Logistics Equipment Solutions


Automation is becoming an enormous part of a host of different industries, from automotive and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and everything in between. This isn’t a bad thing — automation helps to increase production, reduce labor costs, and create products that are consistently of high quality. With the advent of efficient automation, does it still make sense to keep manual equipment on hand? Here’s a look at how the two logistics equipment solutions compare.

Barcoding, Inc. to exhibit and host three seminars at MODEX 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Barcoding, Inc., the supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, will exhibit the company's innovative solutions and host three educational seminars at MODEX 2018, held April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta

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.

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

DAT Solutions

We had a turnaround in van trends last week, reversing course from the declines we’ve been seeing since mid-January. Volumes and rates rose nearly across the board.

Pandora partners with Quintiq for implementation of a production planning solution

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and provider of supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) solutions, has announced that its software will be used to support Pandora's capacity expansion program

Reefer Markets Could Be in for a Wild March

DAT Solutions

Reefer demand and rates declined steadily throughout February, which is a pretty typical spot market trend. The declines in reefer rates were steeper than the similar declines in van rates, but reefer prices were also extremely elevated heading into the month.

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Labeling and Artwork Management Converge as One


For years labeling and packaging artwork have been separate, often siloed processes. But as the functions have become increasingly complex with more stakeholders and stricter requirements, we’re seeing some crossover in execution. Labels and packaging not only share similar images, branding and text, but similar challenges.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

AUDIO: For Truckers, Spring is in the Air

DAT Solutions

If you're on the East Coast, you may be seeing snowdrifts through the windshield, but spring is on the way. Freight volume is trending up, and rates can't be far behind. I talked about this week's hot markets and lanes with Terry Scruton of Landline Now. Download the audio. Freight Rates

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Tuna Salad and Lotus 1-2-3

Supply Chain Nation

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, JDA CEO Girish Rishi writes about a remarkable woman who gave him a life-changing opportunity as a young college student. I don’t remember ever facing prejudice. I have lived in three continents, traveled to 40 countries, spent time in rural places and in urban settings, worked in small and large companies. I only remember meeting people; kind people who have given me an assist, a crutch, advice, opportunity and loads of critical feedback.

Sage Clarity enters into a new strategic partnership with InfinityQS

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Sage Clarity, the Next Generation Manufacturing Enterprise solutions provider, has entered into a new strategic partnership with Global Manufacturing and Quality Intelligence Solution vendor InfinityQS

Cyber security, big data analytics and enterprise cloud among top digital technologies for retail and CPG firms

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

An Infosys research report titled, Digital Outlook for the Retail and CPG Industry, highlights how digital technologies deployed at organisations are improving existing operations, solving new problems, and creating new opportunities

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.

Maxoptra Quartix integration keeps transport operations on track

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Maxoptra has integrated its multi-drop, cloud-based vehicle routing and scheduling software with Quartix real-time vehicle tracking