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Increase Lead Times, Decrease Costs

PLS Logistics

The concept of lead time when booking loads is a commonly overlooked factor when delivering freight efficiently and economically. You may have heard your logistics partner say that providing more notice days or lead time for a shipment could help lower costs. Supply Chain Visibility strategy economy Industry Shipment Trucking Third Party Logistics Transporation Truck Drivers Truckers supply chain management freight visibility shipping mistakes Lead Times

Transitioning to Digital Supply Networks

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister By APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on, and is republished with permission. With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0,

Three Real-World Motives for Greening the Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

Enterprises have devoted – and continue to devote – resources to green supply chain initiatives. Officially, companies often champion their environmental credentials in glossy reports, speeches and media interviews.

FMCG Supply Chains – The most important roles?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I am often asked which job in the extended Supply Chain is the most important. For FMCG producers this may be the demand planner while for retail partners the key role could be innovation planning. I do have a view on this so park the question for now and read on. FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain

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.

Fighting Fake Drugs in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The Network Effect

With the lucrative profits to be made from fake pharmaceutical drugs, even more than in the narcotics trade, fake drugs. The post Fighting Fake Drugs in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Pharmaceutical counterfeits drugs fake pharmaceuticals supply chain

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Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Devon Energy generates huge volumes of data. The company’s real-time data system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates per second. Devon Energy has worked to change real-time visibility into actionable insights for better truck scheduling. The post Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Visibility Transportation real-time visibility supply chain

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GreyOrange to showcase its end-to-end robotics logistics solutions at CeMAT Australia

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

GreyOrange, a multinational robotics and supply chain automation company, and Advanced Warehouse Solutions, its distributor in Australia, will showcase the Butler range of robotics solutions at CeMAT Australia 2018, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 24 to 26 July

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language


Trade Acronyms as a Second Language | Transportfolio. Everyone is talking about trade and tariffs—and the potential impacts on businesses and countries. But do you feel lost in a sea of jargon as you listen to the talk? People don’t mean to be rude.

Inefficient supply chains are costing UK business £1.5bn per annum

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Supply chain inefficiencies and miscommunication through "Chinese Whispers" are costing UK businesses over £1.5bn in lost productivity according to analysis of industry data from digital freight forwarder Zencargo

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.

eBay Open 2018: Enabling Ecommerce Shipping Discounts, Rate Shopping, and More


eBay Open 2018 is a premiere ecommerce event that underscores the need to streamline order management and keep shipping rates low. Descartes ShipRush for eBay can help drive down costs by leveraging discounted postage rates, compare carrier rates and delivery times side-by-side in real-time and more.

CURIUM optimises its sales forecasts with DynaSys Demand Planning in the Cloud

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DynaSys, provider of demand & supply chain planning (DSCP) solutions, has announced that CURIUM, formerly IBA Molecular, has implemented DynaSys Cloud Demand Planning to optimize its sales forecasts

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 9, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Autonomous Trucks Will Not Kill Driving Jobs, Apple Threatened by China over Trade War, US Logistics Sector Keeps Adding Jobs, Amazon Share of Total Retail Keeps Growing

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An Act with no action: businesses not doing enough to find slavery in UK supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

UK businesses are not doing enough to identify modern slavery in their supply chains, research from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has found. A survey of 897 supply chain managers found that almost a third (31%) of UK supply chain managers admitted they did not think their business was taking the necessary steps to tackle the issue

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.

Maersk-IBM blockchain shipping solution makes major strides


Maersk and IBM have pushed ahead with their blockchain-enabled shipping solution, which was announced on 9 th August under the name of TradeLens. It has been jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world's global supply chain and follows on from a 12-month trial.

Focal improves forecast accuracy with DynaSys Demand Planning Ready To Plan (RTP)

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DynaSys, provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, has announced that Focal, manufacturer of high-fidelity audio systems, selected the DynaSys Demand Planning Ready To Plan (RTP) solution. DynaSys Demand Planning will allow Focal to optimize its inventory management while ensuring optimum levels of service. DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc. Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB

Supply Chain News on Smart Ideas for Reducing Transport Costs

Supply Chain Digest

From Trade Off Curves to Better Connecting Transporation to Procurement, We Outline Savings Opportunities

A Story About a Man and a Dog.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A Supply Chain Planning and Machine Learning white paper from DynaSys

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.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on the Top 25 Ocean Container Carriers

Supply Chain Digest

Maersk Tops the List, but Some Carriers are Clearly Making a Move with Aggressive Order Books

How Vimto created a ‘liquid’ supply chain with Distributed Warehousing

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Century-old drinks company Nichols has embraced a distributed warehousing network to deliver better customer experience and deliver the localised fulfilment mission of the modern age

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. Online and mobile innovations are at the heart of increased traceability and visibility, and products must be delivered at break-neck speeds. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. Even with 5.2

The need for dynamic people in electronics manufacturing and supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Victoria Bonnar, Human Resources Manager, Dynamic EMS. Electronics manufacturing plays a crucial role in the UK's economic, social and technological landscape, providing quality employment, on a substantial scale and enabling an active supply chain, that physically distributes products across the world

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.

Pushing the Boundaries of Data Processing Requires Specialization

RELEX Solutions

Pushing the boundaries of data processing requires specialization. Resources » Whitepapers. Authors: Johanna Småros, Group CMO & Marko Nikula, Lead Architect. When pushing the limits of performance, specialization is a must. You obviously cannot win the NASCAR Cup with a street car, not even with one that has a very big and expensive engine. In fact, the engine of a NASCAR car is not really that different from a street car’s.

Neovia is building the future of its supply chain with DynaSys Cloud DSCP

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DynaSys, provider of demand and supply chain planning (DSCP) solutions, has announced that Neovia, a global player in pet care and animal health, selected the DynaSys Cloud DSCP solution, including the Demand Planning, Distribution Planning and Production Planning solutions

Machine Learning and Your Business

Enterra Insights

With the emergence of the Digital Age, nearly every business executive has felt the ground shift beneath his or her feet. Because the business landscape continues to change, steadying one’s self is not easy. Consultants are telling companies to transform into digital enterprises or risk being tossed into history’s dustbin. Key to making this transformation is embracing and leveraging cognitive technologies (i.e., artificial intelligence (AI) platforms).

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Renovotec launches network rental scheme for warehousing & logistics

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Rugged supply chain hardware and services company Renovotec is introducing a new 'Network Rental Scheme' with built-in service guarantees, technical support and expert advice, designed to help warehousing and logistics operations keep pace with rapid changes in network technology and the many new security threats posed by the modern, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)-driven network say Renovotec

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.