Thu.Apr 29, 2021

Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

Distribution is no longer a backwater of the economy, due in large part to the upheavals brought on by ecommerce. Today’s DCs and fulfillment centers are a major driver of employment growth and a highly visible proving ground for autonomous robots and other next-generation technologies.

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What Can You Do to Ensure Your Supply Chain Stays Compliant?

Logility

Know your vendors and apply consistent policies and procedures. Compliance is an ongoing challenge for businesses today. True corporate responsibility involves more than just your products and internal operations; it’s incumbent upon you to ensure compliance across the supply chain.

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5 Tips to Drive a Profitable Supply Chain Using Cost-to-Serve Models

River Logic

This is especially true with the need to extract data from multiple ERP, logistics, and CRM systems. Supply chain complexities exacerbate these calculations, as does the need for speed and flexibility. cost optimization cost-to-serve customer profitability

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Sales, Marketing and Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

We live in an age of personalization and marketers continue to seek ways to connect better with potential customers. As most everyone is aware, significant amounts of data are being collected and that data can be leveraged to better understand consumer behavior and preferences.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Intelligent Supply Chain Technologies for the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined! Intelligent Supply Chain technologies article and permission to publish here provided by Dan Weinberger , UN Supply Chain Expert and CEO of Morpheus Network.

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Healthcare companies can partner with 3PLs for supply chain visibility

Kanban Logistics

The coronavirus has taught us all many valuable lessons. For companies within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, the pandemic has further highlighted the importance of supply chain visibility.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

The good news for U.S. importers: Demand for consumer goods continues to boom. The bad news: Shipments from Asia face massive delays and even when cargo finally arrives, it costs so much to transport that profit margins are slashed.

Real-Time Transportation Visibility: 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant Results Revealed

CH Robinson Logistics

Over the past year, major disruptions from the global pandemic, severe weather, capacity shortages, the Suez Canal blockage, and more, have reinforced the vital importance of supply chains, but also shined a public spotlight on their fragility in some cases.

West Coast port crisis caught in infrastructure debate

The Supply Chain Journal

Trans-Pacific container rates from Asia to the U.S. that have doubled from a year ago to approximately $5,000 per box demonstrate an urgent need to pass President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package, according to a top West Coast port official.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Let’s hear it for warehouse mobility

IT Supply Chain

By Eric Carter (pictured). Solutions Architect at Indigo Software. The post Let’s hear it for warehouse mobility appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Schneider beats Q1 estimates, raises 2021 outlook

The Supply Chain Journal

Pointing to strong freight demand, the expectation for improving intermodal rail service and a lack of drivers that will keep rates elevated, Schneider National ( NYSE: SNDR ) raised its 2021 earnings per share guidance Thursday. The new outlook calls for a range between $1.60

Supermarket footfall on the rise

IT Supply Chain

By Melissa Minkow (pictured). Retail Industry Lead at digital consultancy CI&T. The post Supermarket footfall on the rise appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Manna scores $25M funding round; to be featured on DroneWaves

The Supply Chain Journal

In March, residents in Oranmore, Galway, Ireland, started buying the latest Samsung devices , including the Galaxy S21 Ultra phone. For some, the enthusiasm of a new phone was only part of the joy; the delivery of that phone added a new layer of excitement to the purchase.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

The five key pillars of business resilience that will keep organisations running

IT Supply Chain

By Chris Huggett (pictured). SVP EMEA & India, Sungard Availability Services. The post The five key pillars of business resilience that will keep organisations running appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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The importance of supply chain resiliency — Medically Necessary

The Supply Chain Journal

This podcast is brought to you by Ryder, the only fully integrated logistics & transportation provider in the industry. Ryder’s solutions cover the entire supply chain including warehousing, transportation logistics, e-commerce fulfillment, & last mile.

Suez Canal backlog impacts global ports and supply chains

IT Supply Chain

By Tom Fairbairn (pictured). Distinguished Engineer at Solace. The post Suez Canal backlog impacts global ports and supply chains appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Telehealth surge prompts shifts in health care supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from the April 29, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. The trend: The use of telehealth skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, and virtual treatment remains common one year into the crisis.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

BluJay’s software releases provide new opportunities to increase supply chain productivity and global trade

BluJay Solutions

Emerce reports the news that BluJay Solutions has released version 21.1 of its transport, distribution and Global Trade applications. The article mentions the most important updates. Read the full story here. In The News

o9 Solutions and Deloitte Extend Collaboration with New Service Agreement to Enhance Joint Delivery Capabilities

o9 Solutions

DALLAS, April 29, 2021 – o9 Solutions, a premier AI-driven integrated planning and operations solution provider for the enterprise, and Deloitte have further strengthened their strategic alliance with a new services agreement to provide joint implementation and operate services through a Center of Excellence.

Bristlecone Flash – April 2021

Bristlecone

AI-POWERED DIGITAL LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS. As consumer demand and spending steadily return to pre-COVID levels, logistics professionals are emerging from the pandemic armed with insight and valuable lessons learned.

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Regional Parcel Carriers – Why It’s Wise to Expand Your Carrier Network

Intelligent Audit

Regional parcel delivery is a significant share of the global logistics market.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Look past the fines to improve OTIF performance

Alloy

Our research with supply chain professionals at consumer goods companies found that 55% consider On Time and In Full (OTIF) orders, or so called “perfect orders,” one of their top three KPIs.

Here’s Why All Label Prices Are Increasing

AB&R

Supply Shortages Driving Raw Materials Prices Up. Since the beginning of 2021, massive disruptions to the supply chain industry have caused price increases across the board.

How COVID-19 is Reshaping the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

ProcurePort

Getting FDA-approved medication to patients in a cost-effective manner every time is one of the objectives of key stakeholders across the United States pharmaceutical supply chain. It appears like a very simple thing to do.

National Supply Chain Day 2021 Is Here: Why It’s Important & What You Need to Know

MercuryGate

National Supply Chain Day 2021 occurs annually on April 29. It’s a day when all companies leading in the supply chain can come together to spread knowledge, share recent upgrades and new technology in their supply chain and connect. According to records from the National Day Archives, the U.S.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.