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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.

Lighthouse Factories Are Shining Examples for Supply Chains Everywhere


Last year, the World Economic Forum vetted 1,000 manufacturers, eventually selecting the “lighthouses.” These advanced factories weather the storm with quick-thinking teams, the fastest shop-floor innovation and effective maximization of fourth-industrial-revolution technologies

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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