Wed.Jan 17, 2018

FMCG Supply Chain: What is your 2018 Planning Priority?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

We already find ourselves at 17 th January so not many days left to ensure your monthly top and bottom lines are on target. Good luck with that if your business (& body!) is only just shaking off the holiday excesses. What is top of mind? The sagging month to date sales rate? The slow return to normal of the S&OP meeting schedule? The upcoming corporate audit? Top of mind is where to go on your summer holidays and to get this booked as soon as possible.

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Forecasting the Long Tail and Intermittent Demand


Forecasting demand in the long tail is much different than in the head. Items with intermittent, unpredictable demand are a growing part of business. You don’t have to be an internet retailer like Amazon to see it.

Are Inefficient Practices Affecting Your Supply Chain?


| By Jacqueline Quirk | Consultant, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | Accelerated growth and expansion of your portfolio are often considered factors of success for your business. Yet, this success is not exempt from growing pains, especially as it pertains to your warehousing and product distribution.

Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain: Solve the Data Problem First

Talking Logistics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was certainly one of the most talked about technologies in the industry last year and there’s no doubt that it will continue to have an impact on supply chain and logistics processes in the months and years ahead. Where are we today with AI technology and its use in the industry? What have been the biggest lessons learned to date? What can we look forward to in the year ahead in terms of AI innovation?

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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A Major Blockchain Announcement Involving Global Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights a side panel reinforcement to our just published 2018 Predictions Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments. We highlight a significant joint announcement made this week regarding the potential broader application of Blockchain technology in global shipping processes. Blockchain Technology Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics A.P.

Food Safety Belongs in the Supply Chain


The complex food supply chain benefits from easy data exchange. Supply Chain Labeling Track & Traceability Food & Beverage

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Ivanti accelerates migration to the Android-powered supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Ivanti is accelerating migration to the Android-powered supply chain with the introduction of Velocity 2.0, powered by Wavelink

Infographic: Unified Retail Planning Solutions

RELEX Solutions

The biggest opportunity for increased operational efficiency in retail lies in building a unified planning process spanning retail’s core functions: merchandising, supply chain, and store operations. By optimizing the processes in conjunction, the impact of improvements can be multiplied.

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.

Five Benefits of Upgrading Your Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

Delaying Upgrades Is Holding Back Your Transportation Company. In a perfect world your company would fulfill all of your customers’ requirements, and deliver maximized value for your business and customers.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting Jan. 17, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Show us your Supply Chain Wit

Maersk IBM Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain to Improve Global Trade & Digitize Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7

Moller - Maersk and IBM have announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology

Boeing Barges Into Aircraft-Seat Business in Threat to Suppliers

Material Handling & Logistics

The joint venture with Adient Plc will market seats to airlines and leasing companies that are ordering new planes and retrofitting older ones. Fed up with delays that have plagued production of luxurious jetliner cabins, Boeing Co.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain News on UK Grocer Ocado Developing Robot to Assist DC Service Technicians

Supply Chain Digest

SecondHands Humanoids Meant to Fetch Tools, Move Ladders, Remove Bolts to Make Technician Job Easier Using AI

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Why These 7 More 2018 Trends in American Manufacturing Focusing on Standards & Process will Spur Growth


Revolution is prevalent across the manufacturing lines. Manufacturers are looking for ways to explore new technologies, reinvent manufacturing strategy, enhance troubleshooting, bringing manufacturing closer to consumer and levy the power of intelligent tools to streamline operations and cut costs.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Prices for Warehouse Land Continue to Soar

Supply Chain Digest

Land in Northern New Jersey Up 17 percent to 1.75 Million Dollars per Acre, Rising 35 percent to 980,000 Thousand Dollars in the Inland Empire

Detention in ELD-Land: Will Shippers Change Dock Practices?

DAT Solutions

DAT's Freight Talk Blog is pleased to welcome our newest contributor: Rip Watson , formerly of Transport Topics.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

NRF 2018 Day 2 Video Review and Comment

Supply Chain Digest

SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore from the Exhibition Floor in New York City

Reefer Demand Remains High in Mid-Winter

DAT Solutions

Reefer load counts stayed high through the second week of January, with temperature-controlled trailers being used in many areas to keep freight from freezing in the cold weather. Ice and snow also caused hazardous road conditions in some areas.

4 Tips for Managing Your Subscription Box Company

3PL Insights

Subscription boxes are one of the hottest trends in e-commerce right now, and it’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon and make some money off of it. However, it’s a little more work than many other types of e-commerce when it comes to order fulfillment and shipping.