Mon.May 13, 2019

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

JDA software

According to research, executives are investing in new cloud-based AI and cognitive analytics capabilities that will provide them with end-to-end visibility and traceability across their extended supply networks, starting them on the road to autonomous supply chains.

Quick Start Guide to Using Machine Learning for Demand Planning

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

Anyone who has done demand planning knows it is extremely complex, with forecasting challenges and rapidly shifting consumer demand, often exacerbated by seasonality, new product introductions, promotions, and myriad causal factors (e.g. weather, social media).

To Ease the Squeeze of New Tariffs, Focus on Compliance

Supply Chain Brain

A year after tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods first sent importers reeling, the news supply chain managers everywhere have been dreading is finally here

Five Technologies for a more agile Procurement Process

Procurement Academy

Agility is vital to keep every business up and running. Procurement is one of the functions, which requires constant change. Today, procurement teams are expected to play a strategic and tech-enabled role. Before, procurement teams had two focuses: cost reduction and risk mitigation.

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.

Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?

AIMMS

F ulfilling the need for resi lience to change in long – term planning while providing accuracy in short – term planning can improve business performance and reduce stress levels. . Attempting to forecast the unforecastable is a tendency of many supply chain professionals.

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How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

Freightos

A version of this article originally appeared on JOC.com. . A few days ago, Amazon announced one day delivery plans.

9% increase in transparency since 2017 and brands as a force for good: transparency roundup

Provenance

Shoppers are increasingly demanding more information behind the things they buy. So we’re here to bring you the key developments, innovations and events from the businesses leading the way. Welcome to our monthly Transparency Roundup.

Retail Apocalypse Predicted to Continue

Enterra Insights

An apocalypse is defined as an event involving destruction or damage on an awesome or catastrophic scale. Over the past several years, thousands of brick-and-mortar retail stores have closed in what has been called the Retail Apocalypse. A couple of years ago, Robin Wigglesworth ( @RobinWigg ) charted the beginnings of the Retail Apocalypse and noted it shouldn’t have been a surprise “given the vast overbuilding of stores and shopping malls in recent decades.”[1]

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Robotic Warehouses: Why Are Companies Straggling Behind the Movement?

Veridian Solutions

Robotic warehouses have great potential. Supply chain leaders across the globe scour the latest technologies and capabilities of robots. The reasoning is simple; robots offer a tireless army of workers without the hassle of managing human laborers.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?

NC State SCRC

Today’s blog is a guest blog by my former student, Krunal Sonpal. The topic is a timely one, the on-going US-Chinese tariffs and what it means for supply chain executives.

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Humanless Warehousing: Tips to Prepare for a Robot-Driven Future

Veridian Solutions

Mujin, a Tokyo-based company, has developed and deployed the first fully automated, humanless warehousing robotic systems, reports CNBC. Unfortunately, significant challenges continue to plague the idea of humanless warehousing, yet the benefits of automation and robotics must not be ignored.

Ports, Shippers, Companies to Accelerate Blockchain Deployment Across Supply Chains

Material Handling & Logistics

Over 100 organizations and experts representing large shippers, supply chain providers and governments have joined the World Economic Forum project to speed up use of blockchain technology

How will logistics chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

China's Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping nearly six years ago, is a critical piece of China’s foreign policy, both as an image exercise and on a more practical note.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Forum 2019 Day 1 Video Review and Commen

Supply Chain Digest

SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore from the conference floor in Scottsdale, AZ

How will supply chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

China's Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping nearly six years ago, is a critical piece of China’s foreign policy, both as an image exercise and on a more practical note.

Inbound Freight Reporting: 16 Ways to Use Freight Data to Evaluate Spend by Supplier

Cerasis

When shippers grow too comfortable with inbound freight management activities, mistakes occur, and failure to recognize the signs of poor visibility in inbound freight management will result in higher costs.

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Case Arena: Optimizing a Complex, Global Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

Case Arena: Optimizing a Complex, Global Supply Chain. Customers » Case Studies. Background and targets. From Tolentino in Italy’s Marche region, Arena designs, commissions and wholesales waterwear, sports apparel and equipment around the globe.

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Supply Chain News on Amazon Betting Big on Automating the Packing Process

Supply Chain Digest

Testing Machines that Precisely Buils Shipping Cartons around Order Items

Walmart Is Tightening OTIF Requirements. Can Suppliers Step Up Their Game?

Supply Chain Brain

Suppliers are scrambling to meet Walmart’s tighter standards for delivery performance — and they can expect the giant retailer to keep raising the bar

4 Technology Pillars to Achieve Process Optimization in Manufacturing

Seebo

Understand how to achieve manufacturing process optimization by following these steps. The post 4 Technology Pillars to Achieve Process Optimization in Manufacturing appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

Effective Reverse Logistics: Protecting the Bottom Line and Gaining Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Brain

In an increasingly competitive industry, retailers can no longer rely on providing the right product at the right price, with customer service taking center ground in the battle for consumers’ hard-earned cash

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

To Ease the Squeeze of New Tariffs, Focus on Compliance

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Brain —A year after tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods first sent importers reeling, the news supply chain managers everywhere have been dreading is finally here.

E2open and Amber Road Announce Definitive $425 Million Acquisition Agreement

Supply Chain 24/7

Customers to receive unprecedented integration of E2open’s and Amber Road’s end-to-end supply chain and global trade management capabilities – delivered with the speed of the cloud

Introducing ShipChain’s Backend Services

Shipchain

If you’ve been following our blog , trends in logistics, or just the news in general, by now you know that blockchain is a big deal. Imagine a world in which all of your data is virtually unhackable, secure, and unable to be tampered with. Now imagine removing third-parties and their added costs entirely. You’re looking at higher profits, increased productivity, and fewer instances of unethical business or fraud due to the added transparency. That is the world with blockchain.

Preparing Your Workplace for the Creeping Opioid Crisis

Supply Chain 24/7

On June 13, 2018, the White House passed a series of legislations addressing one of the most pressing concerns gripping the American workforce: opioids

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.