Thu.Jan 25, 2018

3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain

AIMMS

AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. We’ve seen the evolution of the industry and its ongoing transformation , and have embarked on a transformation ourselves.

Finance and supply chain operations: Can IBP bridge the gap?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater It’s no secret these two groups don’t always see eye-to-eye. Finance and supply chain operations—both have a huge impact on your company’s bottom line, but oftentimes there’s conflict between these two organizations, especially when it comes to the numbers.

[WHITE PAPER] The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond” white paper! This is a must read for those in the manufacturing industry to stay on top of their games! Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right. Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Talking Logistics

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.

The Cost of Disaster

Elementum

Natural disasters continue to dominate headlines worldwide and are only likely to increase in prevalence in years to come. Last year marked the costliest on record for natural disasters in the United States. The country suffered an estimated $306 billion in disaster-related damages in 2017, predominantly due to major hurricanes and wildfires.

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6 Ways You Can Improve Forecast Accuracy with Demand Sensing

Arkieva

Demand sensing helps us identify the actual customer order trends and helps us improve the near-term forecast. Strategic actions like demand shaping for knowingly increasing or decreasing the demand for the product can be undertaken by sensing demand signals. 6 Ways You Can Improve Forecast Accuracy with Demand Sensing was first posted on January 25, 2018 at 8:15 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

E2open Acquires Two Other Channel Management and Payments Providers

Supply Chain Matters

B2B Business Network platform provider E2open has announced two other acquisitions, Birch Worldwide and Entomo, focused in the Channel Marketing, Data and Revenue Management capability areas. B2B Supply Chain Business Network Supply Chain Technology E2Open E2open acquisition of Birch and Entomo Inc. supply chain management B2B Business Network technolgy supply chain management industry analyst advisory Supply chain Matters blog

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Visibility is the Key to Supply Chain Risk Management

Abivin

Supply Chain Visibility – Why can’t it be ignored? It is no doubt that the supply chain is always growing to be more complex and expanding in organizational costs. Supply chain visibility is a requirement for keeping that complexity and cost under control.

Spot Market Carriers Get Higher Rates Than Contract Fleets

DAT Solutions

I look at freight transportation statistics all day long, and I am astonished by the rapid growth of the past few months, especially in the truckload spot market.

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.

8 Truckload Market Trends for 2018

Transportfolio

What is normal for the truckload industry? That may seem like a difficult question considering how rapidly things change in our industry—especially in the last calendar year.

How Amazon will impact the supply chain in 2018

TradeGecko

In their 10-K annual report from 2017, Amazon stated that it had generated $6.4 billion in sales from retail subscription services alone. Wall Street firm Needham predicted that by 2021 Amazon would make up 50% of all US eCommerce, so we can expect 2018 to be another colossal year for the eCommerce giant. eCommerce

3 Ways to Master Omnichannel through Logistics—and Why You Should

FLEXE

Omnichannel has been a buzzword for years. In the coming years, omnichannel will mean a lot more than having a physical retail and online presence. Today, it’s already shifting retail paradigms and business models. Just look at Amazon.

The Gurus Are Back. 2018 Supply Chain Predictions

Supply Chain Digest

Michael Watson, Mike Regan, and Gene Tyndall Offer their Prognostications, with More Guru Predictions Next Week

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.

Avetta’s Auditing Service Accelerates Screening Process for Qualified Contractors

Supply Chain 24/7

Vertical Limit utilized Avetta's auditing service to minimize supply chain risk with detailed visibility into how their contractors perform critical safety procedures

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Out of Stocks on Retail Peg Displays are Simply Out of Hand

Supply Chain Digest

Problem is Getting Worse, not Better, Forcing Consumers to the Web

RELEX Solutions Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence with New Partnership

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Australian Consultants FMCG Retail to provide RELEX’s Unified Retail Planning Technology in the APAC region. RELEX Solutions, the pioneer of unified retail planning technology, and one of the world’s fastest growing supply chain technology companies, has taken a major step towards establishing a truly global presence.

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Is Your Supply Chain A True Business Partner?

Supply Chain 24/7

What makes a great supply chain? Greg Gerstenhaber, a partner in the Bain & Company Performance Improvement practice, outlines how a supply chain can become a competitive advantage for a company, and how to evaluate what changes your supply chain needs to become a true partner of the business

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.

Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.

NC State SCRC

I had a great opportunity to meet with CEO Pete Suerken from Resin Technologies Inc. (RTi), RTi), yesterday, and share thoughts on how should-cost models are being actively used to drive improved visibility into the true costs of resin, paper packaging, and related products.

Transportation Management Systems in the Food Industry: What’s Driving Demand?

Talking Logistics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) bring a lot of value to companies across all industries, but the value proposition is particularly strong in the food industry when you consider the cost of transportation as a percent of revenue and the service challenges involved. What factors are driving demand today for TMS in the food industry? Are the barriers to implementation coming down? What capabilities are becoming more important for food companies today?

Owner-Operator Insurance, Do You Have It?

PLS Logistics

You are now an official owner-operator, the freedom feels great, right? No longer are you stuck with destinations and loads that you can’t make decisions on while in a fleet that is not your own. It’s a big step into the new role, but the opportunities are endless. The time couldn’t have been better if you made the switch, rates are soaring high and capacity is at a shortage. With the shorter capacity, you can now be a little choosier about the loads you plan to take.

UltraShipTMS Talks YMS in Modern Materials Handling Magazine Article

Supply Chain Collaborator

Richard Chrzanowski, Implementation Manager for UltraShipTMS and acknowledged transportation logistics expert was tapped by Modern Materials Handling magazine for a feature article on Yard Management technologies.

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.

Manufacturers See 2018 as Great Year

Material Handling & Logistics

81% of manufacturers believe their revenue will increase in 2018. 2018 is looking good according to a recent survey of manufacturers.

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2018

TMC

Overall, 2017 was a good year for the ocean shipping industry. It’s a big switch from 2016, when the bankruptcy of Hanjin, one of the largest container shipping providers, forced everyone to confront how volatile this industry really is.

How Can a Fulfillment Provider Help You Handle Business Fluctuations?

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

Dramatic peaks and valleys in order volume can be challenging to accommodate. Whether they’re caused by unpredictable forecasting or seasonal promotions, this variability is difficult to plan for in terms of space and staffing requirements.

DAT on "Land Line Now" Radio: Freight, Rates Dip Slightly

DAT Solutions

What's up with rates in January? Listen to the DAT weekly rate trend discussion with Terry Scruton of OOIDA. This week, Terry and I talked about causes and effects of a slight decline in truckload freight rates and volume. Trucking Industry Trends

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.