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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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

River Logic

What is Integrated Business Planning (IBP)?

The Science of Drafting: From Racing to Truck Platooning

DELMIA Quintiq

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.

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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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

[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


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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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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

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.

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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

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

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