Wed.Feb 13, 2019

Internet of Things (IoT) in the Supply Chain

EnVista

We have plenty of data, now what? In the age of interconnectedness, more and more people are finding themselves asking that question. Technology companies and research firms alike estimate the number of connected devices to be 20-50 billion by 2020.

Efficient versus Effective Supply Chains

Unleashed

A well-functioning supply chain is not only effective, but also efficient. In this article, we explain the differences between efficiency and effectiveness, and how you can ensure your business model produces both. Efficiency versus effectiveness. Efficiency generally refers to the extent to which a process uses resources in the best way possible to ensure the fast, smooth running of systems.

There will be no Valentine’s Day Sweethearts this year

Kinaxis

by Alison Crawford Valentine’s Day will be less romantic this year.

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. Of course, the technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight visibility, and other emerging technologies dominating the headlines.

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.

Machine Learning and the Business of Tomorrow

Enterra Insights

Most often when people discuss artificial intelligence (AI), they are discussing a subset of that field known as machine learning. Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) explains, “Enterprises are striving to find greater meaning in the massive amounts of data they generate and save every day. Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data sets and contributing to diverse strategies succeeding.”[1]

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Career Reinvention

JDA software

How do you go about exploring new responsibilities in your role and company? Zoey Walters, vice president, sales operations and finance at JDA, knows. Her career journey is filled with inspiration on how to refresh, and in some cases, reinvent your career.

Last Week, IBM Traced 28 Tons of Oranges Using Blockchain. Also Last Week, Sourcemap Traced 1,000 Tons of Cocoa - No Blockchain Required.

Sourcemap

The First Step to Traceability: Stenciling Batch Numbers on Bags of Cocoa at a Depot in Ghana. There’s a lot of hype around using blockchain to trace supply chains. How does it stand up in the real world?

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Delivery Experience Management Is Retail’s Last Mile Advantage

Convey

If you’ve not been introduced to Delivery Experience Management (DEM), let me give you […]. The post Delivery Experience Management Is Retail’s Last Mile Advantage appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience Retail Supply Chain Tips and Tricks

5 Reasons why Transparency is the Future

Pivot88

Never again. Nobody wants another tragedy like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh to happen. On April 24th 2013, the eight-storey building collapse caused the death of over 1,100 people, giving the world, and the fashion industry in particular, a very rude awakening.

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.

Trending Ways to Win at Freight Claims Management Practices

Cerasis

The right set of freight claims management practices can mean the difference between saving money and unnecessary expenses. Shippers should understand the top trending best practices to succeed in freight claims management to stay competitive throughout 2019.

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Innovation key to creating successful global supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Budding managers can learn how to successfully lead supply chains of the future by creating cultures of innovation and adopting latest technologies, in all sectors of their organisation. This is one of many areas covered in the University of London’s latest degree programme, the MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics

Supply Chain Management Trends 2019

EazyStock

What are the primary supply chain management trends for 2019? Buzzwords like digitization and globalization are still transforming the world, and concepts like AI , IoT and eCommerce are as relevant as ever – but you already knew that.

Ivalua Sees Accelerating Momentum with Another Record Year in 2018

ivalua

Growth driven by new customer acquisition, regional expansion and continued customer success. REDWOOD CITY, Feb. 12, 2019 — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced another record year.

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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.

Reconfiguring Nanostore Retail Supply Chains to Combat the Nutritional Food Desert

Supply Chain 24/7

Urban populations in emerging economies often buy their nutritional food supplies, called food deserts, from small, mom-and-pop retailers called nanostores, a nanostore is defined as a small, family-owned outlet operated by fewer than five people located in a densely populated neighborhood

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Five Challenges that CFOs Face in 2019

River Logic

For its target audience of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), last fall’s MIT Sloan CFO Summit capitalized on the keyword “bold.” No doubt, the CFO has moved from accounting for the company results as the numbers person to a bold , strategic leader in defining the company's future.

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

According to new research released from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, 86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed the digitisation processes (using a cloud based platform with real time visibility, and automation capabilities) required to give them full control of their supply chain

RFID, AIDC and IoT News Round Up for Feb. 14, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Perhaps New Record for Bar Code Label Switching Theft, Smart Glasses Starting to Get Some Supply Chain Traction, Clothes with RFID Chips that Report on How You Wear Them

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.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on What is the Split of Supply Chain Maturity Levels across Companies

Supply Chain Digest

Most Companies Still See themselves Very Low in Terms of Maturity

Fulfillment Automation Provider 6 River Systems Announces General Availability in Europe

6 River Systems

6 River Systems, Inc., the provider of the world’s first and only fully collaborative mobile robotics solution, is pleased to announce general availability in Europe just two years after the company’s U.S. debut. Their announcement is timed with the first European deployments of their solution. “We’re

Optimize your Last Mile and 10x your sales today

TradeGecko

Despite eCommerce having been around for over 20 years , last mile logistics continues to grow in complexity and involves many challenges, including cost minimization, transparency and efficiency. For typical online shoppers, fast and free delivery has become the norm.

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.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon.

How SMBs Can Create Seamless Online-to-Offline Retail Experiences

TradeGecko

Consumers today are not tied to a single shopping experience. Neither should your retail strategy. Baby boomers, for example, still prefer to shop in-store but are least likely to enjoy the shopping experience. They’ve seen it all when it comes to selling.

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: Design Constraints in Manufacturing

Dragon Innovation

In this series we'll focus on the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and how to successfully go from a “napkin sketch” all the way through high-volume production. Designing a product from scratch is insanely difficult.

[WHITE PAPER] The State and Driving Forces of the WMS Market

Veridian Solutions

An advanced Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) boosts e-commerce service levels, achieves cost reductions and offers real-time access to data in the warehouse.

Real time analytics for 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.