Mon.Jan 07, 2019

State Legalization of Marijuana: Impact on Transportation and Warehousing?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: “Above the Fold” is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer.

Best practice for Successful IoT Implementations to optimise your supply chain

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

Lora Cecere’s Supply Chain 2020 study, the Internet of Things (IoT) was considered one of two disruptive technologies with the greatest potential impact on supply chain effectiveness, above technologies such as 3D printing and robotics. IoT disruption technology digital transformation optimisation Supply Chain Planning

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

Material Handling & Logistics

Healthy growth is expected to be driven by broad-based industrial demand.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network 2018 Vendor Assessment

E2open

Get your complimentary excerpt copy of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Networks 2018 Vendor Assessment. Privacy mode may affect your ability to download content, so we recommend standard browser settings.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Eliminating Slavery in Supply Chains: A Job Unfinished

Supply Chain Brain

In recent years, a torrent of new laws and regulations enacted globally have aimed to eliminate forced labor from modern-day supply chains. Are they having any impact

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Manufacturing 101: 5 Things You Need to Know About Digital Transformation on the Shop Floor

RFgen

There has been a lot of talk about digital transformation in the manufacturing and supply chain industries lately. What is digital transformation?

Cloud-Based Warehouse Management Systems vs. SaaS WMS…What’s the Difference?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain executives are in a full sprint toward more efficient systems and better customer service as companies around the globe implement new technologies. As supply chains leverage new resources, the demand for cloud-based software skyrockets. When selecting a warehouse management system, supply chain leaders face a decision between software-as-a-service (SaaS) or cloud-based warehouse management systems.

Digital LTL Shipping: How Digitized Bill of Lading Will Shape Future of LTL

Cerasis

The less than truckload (LTL) industry is evolving. The volume of freight is increasing at a rate to more than double in the next decade, and that is assuming the speed of growth continues at the pace seen in e-commerce over the last two years.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Supply Chain (Part 1)

Janeiro Digital

In supply chain and logistics, there are a few companies that clearly rise above the rest when it comes to digital maturity—the most notable Goliath is Amazon, which is blazing the trail for others. For the majority of supply chain professionals, however, the reality is that there’s a general lack of appetite for digital technologies.

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.

7 Reasons to Consider Cloud-Based WMS

Veridian Solutions

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. Many legacy systems have been in service for up to 20 years or more, reports Roberto Michel of Modern Materials Handling, and supply chains can no longer function on these legacy systems. This is especially true in the age of e-commerce, so supply chain executives should consider these top seven reasons to implement a cloud-based WMS.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Supply Chain (Part 2)

Janeiro Digital

In our last blog post , we discussed how we surveyed 98 middle- and senior-level managers so we could learn more about the current attitudes and progress towards digital transformation within the supply chain and logistics industry. Much to our surprise, only 15.3% of respondents were confident in their market leadership to implement digital technologies. And 50% reported they aren’t implementing any new technologies, showing the large divide when it comes to digital maturity.

Cloud-Based Warehouse Management Systems vs. SaaS WMS…What’s the Difference?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain executives are in a full sprint toward more efficient systems and better customer service as companies around the globe implement new technologies. As supply chains leverage new resources, the demand for cloud-based software skyrockets. When selecting a warehouse management system, supply chain leaders face a decision between software-as-a-service (SaaS) or cloud-based warehouse management systems.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Supply Chain (Part 3)

Janeiro Digital

Last time , we touched upon opportunities for innovation in the supply chain and logistics industry that stood out as a result of our survey of 98 middle- and senior-level managers , where we learned back office efficiency (25.5%) was where most saw the greenest fields, closely followed by customer interface and user experience (24.5%), and business intelligence (22.5%). We also explored the critical importance of building innovation into a supply chain company’s cultural DNA.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

AGL CEO Jon Slangerup Talks “High-Touch” Supply Chain at NRF 2019 Big Idea Session

American Global Logistics

Atlanta, GA: On Jan. 13, the opening day of NRF 2019, American Global Logistics Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup will lead a ‘Big Idea’ session titled “Why service and know-how still win the race to supply chain optimization.” The session begins at 11 AM ET on Stage 5 of the Expo Hall at Jacob […]. The post AGL CEO Jon Slangerup Talks “High-Touch” Supply Chain at NRF 2019 Big Idea Session appeared first on AGL.

Announcing Intelligent Demand Forecasting

Alloy

We’re thrilled to be starting off the year at Alloy on an exciting note by announcing the release of our new intelligent demand forecasting capability.

As the US Shutdown Drags On, the Threat to Supply Chains Grows

American Global Logistics

The Loadstar —Initial repercussions for logistics from the US government shutdown have been slight so far, but the prospect of lingering paralysis is raising fears of severe supply chain disruption that may take a long time to mend. Canine screening of air cargo got under way at US airports on January 1 as scheduled, but the […]. The post As the US Shutdown Drags On, the Threat to Supply Chains Grows appeared first on AGL.

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No Supply Chain Blah, Blah, Blah 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Annual SCDigest List of the Best Supply Chain Presentations of the Year

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. It complements the company's existing almost 100,000-square-foot facility in Santa Ana. The warehouse has 23 dock doors, a fully secured yard with two separate entryways, and a training facility.

Supply Chain News on Challenges Remain, but Autonomous Delivery Vehicles Likely to Come Before Driverless Cars

Supply Chain Digest

Technology from Wide Range of Providers May Dramatically Chain Consumer Behavior

Top 10 markets for freight in 2018

DAT Solutions

Rankings based on transaction data in DAT RateView. What do you get when you combine an economy that's growing like gangbusters and a truck shortage? That'd be 2018.

Cognitive Computing and the Human Touch

Enterra Insights

Too often cognitive computing discussions focus on the technology and minimize the role humans play. That’s a mistake. Cognitive technologies were developed to augment human decision-making not replace it. Elif Tutuk ( @elif_tutuk ), head of R&D at Qlik, explains, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just futuristic.

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.

8 Things We're Looking Forward to at NRF 2019

EnVista

Beginning on January 13 th , more than 37,000 retail and technology leaders will attend the National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) Retail’s BIG Show in the Javits Center in New York City. With over 700 exhibitors, 300 speakers, and nearly 120 sponsors, this is the can’t miss event in the retail world.

Congress Takes Another Look at Regulating Prices

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

While the proposed American Health Care Act never made it to a vote, that doesn’t mean that Congress is done trying to regulate various aspects of the healthcare system.

MercuryGate Hires Oscar Torres as Vice President of sales

MercuryGate

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How Donating Merchandise Can Solve Inventory Issues

Supply Chain Brain

With the new year comes an old problem: how to dispose of excess inventory without feeling like you’re just throwing dollars out the door

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.