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

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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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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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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.