Tue.Sep 12, 2017

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks. Once you hit your monthly warehouse goals, there can be a pull toward maintaining rather than gaining on your goals. Simply maintaining your goal patterns instead of gaining on your goals will keep your growth at a standstill if you don’t actively and routinely work to overcome it. As a leader, you need many tools to eliminate this mindset.

Fisher’s Supply Chain–Product Match/Mismatch Framework

SCM Research

I have used Fisher’s (1997) supply chain–product match/mismatch framework ( What Is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product? ) in my teaching for years! Herein, the author argues that functional products require a physically efficient supply chain strategy, whereas innovative products require a market-responsive supply chain strategy. Fisher’s framework finds empirical support: Wagner et al.

AI, Machine Learning and the Power of Predictive Logistics

Talking Logistics

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you provide a clear definition of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Logistics and shed some light on why there’s growing interest in these areas?

Electronics Supply Chain: Combining Distance with Speed


For an example of the challenges facing modern device supply chains, look to Apple. Consumer Products Electronics Counterfeiting Supply Chain Manufacturing Logistics

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Elevating 3PL Providers to Partners

Supply Chain Link

Forbes Magazine describes teamwork as the ability to “combine different, complementary points of view to identify and seize hidden synergy opportunities, overcome difficult obstacles, and achieve challenging objectives 1.”

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Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting – Part 5

Supply Chain Nation

Today, across almost every category, products have more features and attributes than those available just a few years ago. For instance, a simple kitchen cleaner is not so simple anymore; there are countless combinations to choose from when you consider the brand, fragrance types, price bands and packaging sizes. The electronics industry has similar challenges and complexities.

The Digital Enterprise in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

The historical period in which we live has been given a number of labels including the Digital Age and the … Continued. The post The Digital Enterprise in the Digital Age appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

See More, Know More, and Do More with Your Global Supply Chain: Discover Navisphere® Vision


See More, Know More, and Do More with Your Global Supply Chain: Discover Navisphere® Vision | Transportfolio. We often talk about logistics being an exciting industry that is constantly growing in both complexity and impact.

Data shows sustainability investments are paying off


The first annual Global CSR Risk and Performance Index reveals progress of more than 20,400 companies looking to improve their sustainability efforts.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Quick Tips to Improve Your Injection Molding Process


The injection molding process is a crucial process with lots of moving parts — but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some simple changes to improve how you do it and safeguard the quality of your final product.

Transparency Key to Logistics Disruptions from Harvey and Irma

Material Handling & Logistics

"Avoiding a panic mode is the top priority during any adverse situation. This is best done by sending daily email updates to your customers letting them exactly what is going on," said Brian Fielkow, CEO of Jetco Delivery. Is there such a thing as communicating too much with your customers?

Unified Retail Planning – Breaking Out of Retail’s Functional Silos

RELEX Solutions

Retail today isn’t for the faint-hearted. A recent quote from business magnate and investor Warren Buffet is quite telling, “I think retailing is just too tough for me, just generally.”. The sector is undergoing profound transformation and only time will tell who the winners will be.

Supply Chain New on Is 5S Really the Way to Begin Lean Transformation

Supply Chain Digest

Depends on How it is Perceived from the Perpsecpective of Shop Floor Employees, Pracitioner Says

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

RELEX Solutions Fuels Growth with Additional Funding from Summit Partners

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Increased investment recognizes the value of RELEX’s bold vision to unify retail’s core operational processes and supports the company’s commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, spanning forecasting, replenishment, space and assortment, and workforce optimization, recently closed a second round of funding from global growth equity investor Summit Partners to support the company’s continued growth.

Increase Speed and Service with Automated Order Processing


As a 3PL, you’re dealing with dozens (if not hundreds) of orders a day.

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Hurricane Irma: The Impact

PLS Logistics

Hurricane Irma, which weakened to a Tropical Storm on Monday morning, was the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm in recorded history. This is the second Category 4 Hurricane to hit the United States this year, following Hurricane Harvey last month.

The Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere® Vision


When we founded TMC nearly 20 years ago, the supply chain and logistics industry looked very different, as did our world in general. We were in the midst of the dot-com boom, and use of the internet and computers was relatively new.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

UltraShipTMS Releases v5.11 and Prepares for v5.13 to Drop

Supply Chain Collaborator

Development Team Deploys New Advanced Scheduling Platform Module and Makes Significant Progress Realizing the 2017 Product Development Roadmap. September 12, 2017 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS development teams successfully rolled out UltraShipTMS version 5.11

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level


Canadian startup Freightera released its breakthrough redesign. Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. VANCOUVER, British Columbia , Sept. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera users can now get live instant quotes without creating accounts.

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

DAT employees are donating to American Red Cross to help support those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and DAT Solutions is matching those contributions. To learn more about how you can help, visit the Red Cross website.

Getting Aligned with Business Goals for Successful Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics Bureau

In today’s fast-moving logistics environment, the pressure is often on to achieve lower costs, faster delivery, and operational flexibility. Logistics outsourcing is frequently “sold” on the dollars and hours it saves a business compared to its in-house operations.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Moving From a Manual to an eKanban System

Supply Chain 24/7

eKanban is a relatively easy way to get started on a Lean transformation – and provides dramatic returns

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