Fri.Sep 14, 2018

Optimizing logistics: One wild ride


In logistics, everyone has a plan. Some logistics professionals, though, ride the supply chain like a bucking bronco – hanging on for dear life, taking different twists and turns to avoid potential disaster when something goes wrong, and being proud that they made it through another day.

Hurricane Florence, Disaster Recovery Logistics Planning and TMS Solutions

Supply Chain Collaborator

TMS solutions and associated logistics IT tools are a critical part of any successful volume shipper’s supply chain risk management plan. Hurricane Florence is presently testing the mettle of the logistics management technologies used by shippers at the epicenter of natural disaster recovery – food/beverage shippers, building materials shippers, energy shippers and others. Hurricane Florence is parked over the Carolinas as we write this.

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E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement


Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. Omnichannel customers have a tendency to spend more than their brick-and-mortar counterparts, explains Digital Commerce 360 , making them an ideal way for retailers to stay competitive and reach more customers.

Driving Transformational Change

Supply Chain Shaman

There are over 10,000 change management books on Amazon. The return of search on the site gives a list of endless titles. You might ask, “Why are so many people writing about change management?” ” Does anyone read the books? Why then is Lora writing about it?”

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Don’t Believe the Control Tower Hype – Buyer Beware


If you hear conflicting messages about control towers you are not alone. Control tower is one of those catchy but misleading phrases that is widely used in supply chain but means something different for everyone – creating a recipe for confusion and marketing hype.

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Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Hurricane Florence has officially reached the Southeast United States. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2 (update: now a Category 1) due to slightly reduced winds, it has still grown in size, with its wind field continuously expanding reach. Several states in the east coast, especially the Carolinas, have been on high alert as they await landfall.

DynaSys Recognized as a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DynaSys Recognized as a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record. DynaSys positioned the furthest for Completeness of Vision in the Challengers quadrant

Will Quantum Computers Provide a Quantum Leap in Computing?

Enterra Insights

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Scott Bakula starred in a television show entitled “Quantum Leap.” ” The premise of the show involved a failed experiment which resulted in Bakula’s character, a former scientist named Sam Beckett, finding himself trapped in time. Every week Beckett was transported into the body of a different person facing a life challenge he had to overcome before moving on to the next body. If that sounds weird, it was. It was also very funny.

Lego’s Search for Sustainable Bricks


Danish toymaker Lego is working to participate in this sustainability trend, but its challenges are much larger than those of other brands. It’s not just the company’s packaging that needs to change, but the material in its iconic toy blocks

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.

How to Get an Accurate LTL Freight Quote

Zipline Logistics

LTL pricing is based off product density and commodity type. So, when the shipment dimensions provided are inaccurate, so is quoted pricing.

Is This the End of Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization?

Supply Chain 24/7

In today’s connected commerce world, consumers are demanding more convenient fulfillment options and as the shopper experiences get more complex, there is a need to profitably optimize inventory management for omnichannel

5 RFIs (Request for Information) Deal-breakers – How to Avoid Them

Insights Solutions Global

How to craft the RFI to make sure that your supplier relationship start off from the right track? What are the deal-breakers in RFI that you should definitely avoid? Here are the answers that you're looking for. The post 5 RFIs (Request for Information) Deal-breakers – How to Avoid Them appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supplier Sourcing RFI

2018 Driver Appreciation Week

Consumer Goods Logistics

I look forward to this week every year. It's National Truck Driver Appreciation week as designated by the ATA (American Trucking Associations). All week long we have been celebrating one of our most important associate bases -- our fantastic drivers.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

5 marketing trends to watch in the manufacturing industry

Exapro Hub

Although big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) seem to be the future for a lot of different industries, the manufacturing industry included, there are some marketing trends you don’t want to miss. Even though some […]. The post 5 marketing trends to watch in the manufacturing industry appeared first on Exapro Hub. Industry News