Wed.Sep 19, 2018

Three ways your supply chain manager can help improve speed-to-market

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By John Caltabiano, VP of Global Supply Chain, Jabil. Given a choice, would you launch your product late, or launch it over budget? Choosing to go to market late might present the greater risk to profitability, according to a report published by McKinsey & Company that claims, on average, going to market six months late but within budget can shave 33 percent off profits

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Unfortunately, e-commerce is incredibly complex.

Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

For too long, supply chain risk management has been mostly confined within supply chain circles. CEOs and government agencies were more than happy to let a few experts deal with supply chain challenges. Thanks to a rise in cyber attacks, supply chain risk management is receiving attention in all quarters.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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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.

New Research Finds Customer Experience as Key Driver to Supply Chain Innovation

BluJay Solutions

BluJay and Adelante SCM team up on new research, revealing customer experience as key driver for modern supply chain logistics innovation.

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Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season

AFFLINK

Holiday spending accounts for over $650 billion every year in the United States alone. Many businesses make the majority of their sales during the holiday season, which is a perfect time to get ahead of managing their supply chains.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform.

UltraShipTMS Named to 100 Great Supply Chain Partners List

Supply Chain Collaborator

SupplyChainBrain’s Annual List of Leading Supply Chain Providers Includes UltraShipTMS Again. Fair Lawn, NJ – September 19, 2018 – UltraShipTMS continues to be recognized by major supply chain and logistics industry media for being an innovative leader in the development and delivery of leading transportation logistics technologies.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

After making landfall last week, Hurricane Florence is crawling northeast along the U.S.'s s east coast. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 1 , the storm is disrupting everyday life and wreaking havoc on infrastructure. Last week we published this breakdown of what to expect from Florence, as well as a list of best practices to help businesses defend their operations from the elements. Here are the latest updates.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Blume Global introduces a new digital era of growth, innovation and value creation for the global supply chain ecosystem

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Rez-1, Inc. has announced a significant evolution in its vision to empower a real-time digital, collaborative, and growth-focused global supply chain ecosystem, with its expanded strategic focus, new name and new solution offerings

Demand forecasting: The secret sauce to a more effective supply chain

TradeGecko

Sales and inventory demand forecasting are critical to the longevity of any business.

The FMCG Leaders Guide to Route to Market Strategy & Execution in 20 Steps

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Wouldn’t it be great if someone developed and shared a step by step model detailing how to build and improve route to market execution, sales execution and trade marketing strategic and operational plans?

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Sept. 20, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

UPS Investing Big in Peak Season Capacity, Now Union Pacific to Try Precision Railroading, IKEA Going All Green on Local Deliveries, US Truckload Rates Still Heading Higher, Much Higher

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.

Rootstock Extends Relationship with Zenkraft and Adds Support for More Than 40 Worldwide Shipping Carriers

Rootstock

For almost five years, Zenkraft and Rootstock have been working together to provide users with visibility into their inventory, order data, and shipments.

Supply Chain Newsmakers Video Series on Volvo Interesting New Electric, Driverless Truck Concep

Supply Chain Digest

Tractor looks more like a European sports car

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All The News You Need To Know 9/17-9/21

Aborn and Co.

Trucking capacity up, $260 billion in new tariffs, Ikea nearing zero emission deliveries, machines to take over half human tasks by 2025, Nestlé using satellites to fight deforestation, and so much more in this week's ATNYNTK

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Six Most Likely Scenarios for Autonomous Trucks

Supply Chain Digest

Highway Exit to Exit Automation Tops the List, though Platooning has Few Barriers

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

Managing My Stress

Supply Chain Nation

If you’re anything like me, you have a long to-do list (or many to-do lists). Of course, I have all the things I need to get done at work and then there are the things I need to get done with the family, the house, and the pets. Just thinking about all the things on my lists can cause me stress. With so much to do, how can you avoid feeling stressed all the time? Since I don’t have the option to sit on a beach all day sipping a tasty drink with an umbrella in it, I’ve had to find ways to cope.

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Top U.S. Exports for 2018

3PL Insights

In 2017, the US distributed $2.3 trillion in exports. This made up part of the overall foreign trade amount of $5.2 trillion. Out of this $2.3 trillion in exports included $1.4 trillion in goods, and a number of other varying commodities.