Wed.Jan 17, 2018

Forecasting the Long Tail and Intermittent Demand

ToolsGroup

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?

CHAINalytics

| 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.

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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Food Safety Belongs in the Supply Chain

Loftware

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

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How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

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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The Truth About Tears

Supply Chain Nation

The person who taught me that it might be OK to cry at work was a co-worker I will call Peg. I admired Peg tremendously. She was always calm in chaos and seemed unflappable, no matter what happened. Peg was the type of person who, when I complimented an outfit, laughed and said, “Thanks, this was Plan B. My toddler projectile vomited all over the first choice.”

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.

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

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

Cerasis

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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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

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.

NRF 2018 Day 2 Video Review and Comment

Supply Chain Digest

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

TradeGecko 2017 Product Wrap-up

TradeGecko

Here at TradeGecko, we are kicking off the year with many new and exciting projects that we can’t wait to share with you over the next 12 months. But first, let's take a look at some of the highlights of 2017! Inventory Management

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.