Tue.Apr 18, 2017

Outsourcing Myths Shattered: Take Fleet Management and Logistics to the Next Level

Ryder Exchange

While the demand for virtually all forms of outsourcing has surged in the last several years, many companies remain hesitant to enlist the help of third-party services.

Editor’s Pick: The Ideal Inventory Optimization Approach for Omni-channel Retailers

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Scott Fenwick, Manhattan Associates ’ senior director of product management, describes how to take inventory optimization in an omni-channel environment to the next level.

How TMS Analytics Can Lead to Actionable Insights & Continuous Improvement


“What can you do to improve your company?”. That is a loaded question, loaded with innuendo, desire, financial concerns, questions about the state of the road and weather and much more, but the ways you improve your company are becoming easier to see. Modern, cloud-based analytics systems within transportation management systems ( TMSs ) have redefined how you strive for continuous improvement.

Yossi Sheffi, a Supply Chain Leader

Enterra Insights

In addition to posting articles on this blog, I’m also a featured blogger for Supply Chain Insight’s Beet Fusion blog. … Continued. The post Yossi Sheffi, a Supply Chain Leader appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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.

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Advanced Scheduling Arrives for TMS Solutions

Supply Chain Collaborator

A wise man once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. But what about those instances where planning does occur and yet, failure still follows?

Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry


Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry | Transportfolio. Relationships: you spend a lot of time building and tending to them in your personal life, and they are just as important—and take just as much effort—in your professional life.

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How Will Trump's Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Warehousing?

Material Handling & Logistics

trade with Canada and Mexico has increased more rapidly than with any other countries since the signing of NAFTA in 1995, and U.S. warehouse inventory has increased by a net of 3.5 billion square feet. read more. Global Supply Chain News Trump and the Supply Chain

JDA Welcomes Future Supply Chain Leaders to FOCUS 2017

Supply Chain Nation

As supply chain professionals, we know that our field is growing like never before. Current estimates have 200,000 new jobs being created this year alone. With that said, we are faced with a growing talent gap; a lack of supply chain professionals versed in the dynamics of the digital supply chain and the complexity created by today’s omni-channel needs.

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.

4 Innovations That Will Seriously Effect Last Mile Delivery

PLS Logistics

Continued growth of e-commerce and heightened customer expectations have prompted huge innovation in last-mile delivery practices. Last-mile delivery involves three main players – customers, merchants, and delivery providers – each with a different set of challenges and expectations.

Supply Chain Comment onTips to Fine Tune Your Forecast

Supply Chain Digest

Using System Enabled ABC Analysis Techniques and Customized Alerts, Planners can Focus on What is Most Important

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Careers in the Supply Chain Industry

3PL Insights

Millennials are frequently described as a breed apart. They are easily the most tech-savvy generation in history, but surveys suggest that just 29% of this cohort are truly engaged in their jobs. Some studies have suggested that millennials are not that different after all.

Global Supply Chain News on Is Planned Multi Level Distribution Center the Future for US Ports

Supply Chain Digest

Prologis Breaks Ground on New Facility Near Port of Seattle.Service will be Costly, but the Advantage is Speed. Common in Asia

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Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

How Will Trump Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Industrial Real Estate

Material Handling & Logistics

trade with Canada and Mexico has increased more rapidly than with any other countries since the signing of NAFTA in 1995, and U.S. warehouse inventory has increased by a net of 3.5 billion square feet. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Supply Chain Comment on Did Failed Walmart Case Tagging Program Set RFID Back or Move it Forward

Supply Chain Digest

Led to Rapid Improvements in the Technology for Sure, but No Retailer has Tried Case Level Program Since

HealthPack 2017: Key Insights and Takeaways


Supply Chain News on Elon Musk Plans for Electric Semi Trucks, Bold New Strategy, or Hopeless Pipe Dream

Supply Chain Digest

Musk Tweet Says Electric Truck will be Unveiled this September, but Challenges Seem High

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Amazon Wins Patent for On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing Warehouse

Supply Chain 24/7

The Seattle e-commerce juggernaut just won a patent for “on-demand apparel manufacturing,” in which machines only start snipping and stitching once an order has been placed, Amazon could wade deeper into developing its own apparel

Supply Chain News on Made in USA is Real Trend, but Getting Returning Production to US Shores is not Easy for Many

Supply Chain Digest

Interest in Reshoring is Growing, but Lack of Suppliers, Skilled Labor are Key Issues

Walmart Close to Acquiring Bonobos to Boost Online Cachet for About $300 Million

Supply Chain 24/7

Walmart is in advanced talks to acquire e-commerce menswear company Bonobos, the companies have reportedly agreed on price, and the deal will be finalized upon completion of due diligence

IMF Boosts Global Economic Forecast for 2017

Supply Chain 24/7

The International Monetary Fund offered a sunnier outlook for the global economy in 2017, predicting growth of 3.5 percent this year. Still, the IMF warned the world economy still "faces headwinds" and warns against protectionism

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

World Economic Outlook 2017 Update

Supply Chain 24/7

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update covers key WEO projections and is published between the Spring and Fall WEO reports