Tue.Sep 12, 2017

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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Drive Labeling “Best Practices” in SAP—including S/4HANA—at Upcoming Auto Event


Going to the SAP Best Practices for Automotive event next week in Detroit? Billed as a “one-of-a-kind experiential event”, this annual conference brings together hundreds of auto industry professionals to learn about new solutions, share insights, and network with their peers—including conference speakers—in a highly collaborative, interactive forum. Automotive Supply Chain Labeling SAP

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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.

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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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

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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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.