Thu.Jul 11, 2019

The Marriage of AI and IoT

Enterra Insights

The relentless press of technology into our lives remains unabated. Critics constantly debate whether advancements are good or bad for humanity. Futurist Jason Silva ( @JasonSilva ) once stated, “Technology is, of course, a double edged sword. Fire can cook our food but also burn us.” ” People need to remember technology’s duality trait as they create or advance new ones.

How Amazon Prime Air Will Change the Transportation Industry


What’s the Big Hype About Amazon? Amazon is an e-commerce company that has become one of the Big Four technology companies alongside major businesses such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

Route Planning Software Should Eliminate Silos Between Transportation Planning and Dispatch Operations


The post Route Planning Software Should Eliminate Silos Between Transportation Planning and Dispatch Operations appeared first on Paragon Routing. Operational Routing and Scheduling

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning


Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Reducing supply chain forecasting errors by 50% and lost sales by 65% with better product availability is achievable with machine learning.

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.

The Franke Story: Three Points to Learn about Supply Chain Complexity


Nowadays everyone’s writing and speaking about supply chain complexity , but not many are talking about how to turn around all that complexity and variability for business advantage.

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The Franke Story: Three Points to Learn about Supply Chain Complexity


Nowadays everyone’s writing and speaking about supply chain complexity , but not many are talking about how to turn around all that complexity and variability for business advantage.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact. Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events.

Hendrickson Achieves Peak Efficiency with QAD Automation Solutions


One of the primary responsibilities of QAD’s Research and Development team is to stay ahead of the needs of our customers. We work to develop solutions that can help our customers address their challenges.

Forklift Safety Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Worst Forklift Accident Ever and Forklift Safety! Video). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katie Hentshel at Equipment Depot.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

A Deep Dive Into Shippers’ Ecommerce Strategies

Supply Chain 24/7

A new DHL report, entitled “The ecommerce supply chain: Overcoming growing pains,” takes a deep dive into the intersection of the importance of ecommerce on customer retention and satisfaction, as well as the barriers to implementing a successful ecommerce supply chain strategy

Unlock Next Generation Value in Supply Chain Management [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

If you’re looking to get to the next level of value add in your supply chain process, artificial intelligence (AI) is not enough. However, the next generation of expectations and customer service levels are achievable. Rachel Hinkes, a VP of product management for JDA, expands on how bringing AI and ML into supply chain software can help meet increasing customer expectations despite rapidly changing consumer behavior.

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What is Vendor Master Data Management and Why is it Important?

HICX Solutions

An organisation can’t be truly effective without knowing its vendors. That may sound like a rather absolute statement, but it’s one we wholeheartedly believe to be true.

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The Imperative to Optimize Alignment, Synchronization and Responsiveness Across a Mature Supply Chain

Maine Pointe

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Retail Needs to Leverage Blockchain, Here’s Why


“Retail is dying,” or so they say. But that certainly isn’t the case; rather, retail is changing. The way that we shop today is drastically different than it was ten years ago, and the same will probably be said in another ten years. That is just the world we live in, thanks to technological innovation. Today’s consumers are all about instant gratification — we want what we want, when we want it, and we want it now.

The Ecommerce Supply Chain: Overcoming Growing Pains

Supply Chain 24/7

This report and survey captured the opinions and insights of nearly 900 decision-makers responsible for logistics and supply chain management and e-commerce distribution strategy across the globe

[WHITE PAPER] How to Implement & Integrate a TMS to Drive Adoption for a Larger ROI


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How to Implement & Integrate a TMS to Drive Adoption for a Larger ROI” white paper! This is a must read for More. The post [WHITE PAPER] How to Implement & Integrate a TMS to Drive Adoption for a Larger ROI appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Levi Strauss & Co. Reducing Their Carbon Footprint

Clear Spider

Support for a collective effort to address sustainability has been growing. Businesses, across all industries, need to start playing a larger role in fighting climate change. It is time to take significant action and responsibility for our products and supply chains. In this blog post we will take a look at Levi Strauss’ plan to reduce their […]. The post Levi Strauss & Co. Reducing Their Carbon Footprint appeared first on [link].

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 12, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

FedEx Amazon Business was Low Margin Indeed, Ocado Announces Tab of UK DC Photo, Tariffs not Slowing US Asian Import Rise, Banner Year for 3PLs in 2018

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Blockchain: The New Kid on the Food and Grocery Block

C3 Solutions

Blockchain is the flavor of the month in the food business these days. It's getting a lot of attention thanks to new mandates by Walmart and others - including big players like Unilever, Nestle, Tyson and Dole - to require blockchain tracking of food from source to store. Blockchain

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Amazon Growing Logistics Footprint

Supply Chain Digest

Six Areas in which Amazon is Making Major Advances

How much do hot shot loads pay?

DAT Solutions

Running hot shots is one of the easier ways to start your own trucking company, but one of the most confusing things about the business is figuring out what rate you should charge. Long story short: It varies a lot. Trucking Industry Trends

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.

Axway hosts Corporate Banking Executive Roundtable


Axway hosted the Corporate Banking Executive Roundtable in Soho, NYC. We gathered banking executives to explore the forces driving towards real-time corporate banking.

How to find hot shot loads

DAT Solutions

Looking for freight for your hot shot rig? With DAT TruckersEdge, you can use special tools and tricks to find the LTL, expedited, and partial loads you want. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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Construction Project Management Tips & Tricks

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 5 minutes Managing a construction project often involves dealing with thousands of varying tasks, elements and personnel. For everyone to meet their… The post Construction Project Management Tips & Tricks appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering

Retailers Still Stocking Up Ahead of Possible Tariffs, But More Slowly

Material Handling & Logistics

“Retailers still want to protect their customers against potential price increases that would come with any additional tariffs, but with the latest proposed tariffs on hold for now and warehouses bulging, there’s only so much they can do,” said Jonathan Gold of NRF

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.