Fri.Jan 18, 2019

7 Reasons to Consider Cloud-Based WMS


The decision to invest in a cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) is often the result of sub-par systems in operation within the exclusive supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

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Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech- January 18, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 14, 2019.

Making Last-mile Delivery More Efficient

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Chief Product Strategist, Doug Surrett, discusses the benefits a mobile platform can offer supply chain managers who are competing on customer service.

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.

Today’s Tesla Motors Workforce Reduction Announcement- An Additional Painful Reality Check

Supply Chain Matters

At what can likely again be described as inevitable, Tesla Motors today announced a significant across the board workforce reduction, and the descriptor of challenges that remain will obviously require added operational leadership. .

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Optimizing Your Supply Chain Operations: Bird Box Edition


At Chainalytics, we enjoy a good post-apocalyptic yarn as much as the next person — but being the experienced supply chain subject matter experts that we are, we couldn’t help but view the film in a different light than the average viewer. As compelling as the film is, we simply can’t help but ask ourselves: … The post Optimizing Your Supply Chain Operations: Bird Box Edition appeared first on Chainalytics.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US


Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? Wondering where to find the leading events in your local area? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss.

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Model Building: Approaches to Automation


An early step in the typical model-building process is identifying data requirements and tracing them back to data sources.

The Science of Drafting: From Racing to Truck Platooning


Drafting is an important technique used in motor vehicle racing as well as cycling. Truck platooning works on the same principle, with two or more trucks traveling in a tight convoy to reduce aerodynamic drag and save fuel.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

What is Integrated Business Planning and Why it’s Important in 2019

River Logic

What is Integrated Business Planning (IBP)?

Beat the FMCG Competition with an Outstanding Distributor Partnership Programme

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

A Distributor Partnership Programme , if designed and implemented correctly, can be one of the most powerful tools in the Route to Market (RtM) armory for delivering sales growth.

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[Video] The Role of Technology in a Logistics Partner’s Strategy and Value Proposition

Talking Logistics

Sonny Catlett, Sr. Vice President of Operations at HNRY Logistics , discusses the role of technology in a logistics partner’s strategy and value proposition.

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Three things to ensure HIP success


Hybrid Integration Platforms (HIP) are taking the world by storm! With so many in place these days, what are the three necessary elements it takes to ensure HIP success? HIP success. For Hybrid Integration Platforms, you need three things to … Hybrid integration cloud integration HIP


Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Tame Out-of-Control Production Activities with the Kechie Production Module

My Office Apps

Tame Out-of-Control Production Activities with the Kechie Production Module. Manufacturing finished goods from raw materials can be a challenging process. The key to running your business more efficiently is to limit errors while saving time and money.

Trends 2019: Digital Marketing

Enterra Insights

The Digital Age is disrupting almost every industry and marketing is no exception. Joel Syder, a marketing analyst at Academic Brits, notes, “Any successful brand needs a good digital marketing strategy. However, to succeed, you need to be on top of trends that can widen your reach and impress consumers.”[1] ”[1] Those trends run the gamut from technologies to regulations.

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How does the government shutdown affect trucking?

DAT Solutions

The government shutdown started December 22, and it's already the longest in U.S. history. More than 800,000 Federal employees are affected, and 420,000 of them continue to work without pay. Some government services are suspended, and others are just slower than usual. Maybe a lot slower.

How the Postal Union Could Upend E-Commerce in 2019

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S. announced its intent to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union late last year. What could this mean for logistics and e-commerce businesses

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.

Brexit: Will the United Kingdom be Able to Feed Itself?

Supply Chain 24/7

For the UK, currently facing the very real prospect of a hard or no deal Brexit, complications in trading with the EU and other countries, coupled with vastly increased customs processing times, could lead to significant food and medicine shortages

Spreadsheets for Inventory: What Are You Actually Getting?


For a small business, using a spreadsheet is a simple, cost-effective solution to managing your inventory, right? Well, maybe, but maybe not. In the early days of a small business, a spreadsheet is an easy way to reduce upfront costs and still manage your inventory. Perhaps your company only has a few suppliers or products to manage. Maybe you don’t have the capital to invest in inventory software in the early days. However, using spreadsheets for inventory may be holding you back.

Five Signs You Don’t Have a Strong Spend Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses looking to succeed in this volatile economic climate must take steps to ensure they keep their heads above water

The Brains Behind The Bots [podcast]

Aborn and Co.

One of the greatest issues warehouse robots face when it comes to parcel picking is their ability to handle and differentiate SKUs. This week, Herbert ten Have joins us on the show to talk about Fizyr's deep learning and vision guided robotics which are rising to the occasion to meet that challenge

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.