Thu.Feb 21, 2019

Voice search: future of eCommerce for 2019

TradeGecko

Want to know what the future of eCommerce will look like? How about what it will sound like with voice search. Right now, we can command Siri to do mundane tasks. We tell Alexa to re-order our most use household goods on Amazon. We ask Google to help us navigate to the nearest retail store.

The Most Popular Women in Cryptocurrency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. What’s the Difference Between Blockchain and Supply Chain? Article and infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Karthik at [link].

You Need to Know the Engineering Trends Defining the Industry

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 5 minutes For the past few years, engineering innovation has really accelerated to an insane level so much that at times it… The post You Need to Know the Engineering Trends Defining the Industry appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering Tech

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

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.

Kroger Announces Two Additional Regional Ocada Enabled Shed Warehouses

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update on U.S. grocery and food retailer Kroger ’s technology deployment partnership with UK based robotics firm Ocada Group. .

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Walmart’s Latest Financial Performance Reinforces Growth of Online

Supply Chain Matters

In a prior Supply Chain Matters commentary, we questioned the U.S. Commerce Department’s head-scratching report on December 2018 retail sales.

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Understanding Your Safety Stock Calculations

Demand Solutions

If you manufacture or distribute products, it's safe to assume that you have a specified safety stock level— or at least we certainly hope you do.

Supply Chain Essentials Every CEO Should Know

Supply Chain Brain

Chief executive officers typically take a back seat when it comes to supply-chain management, but by forging a greater synergy with supply-chain managers, they can take their organizations on a journey toward prolonged success

Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: For additional insights and advice on this topic, watch the recent Talking Logistics episode featuring Chad Andrews discussing this topic with Adrian Gonzalez. Omni-channel retailers and manufacturers/distributors require agility to compete and thrive in an industry that is ever-changing due in large part to the Amazon Effect.

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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.

Top 10 Ways Internet of Things and Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on Forbes.com and written by Louis Columbus, Contributor at Forbes. supply chain management Forbes artificial intelligence Machine Learning Big Data logistics internet of things IoT C3 Yard Blog C3 C3 Blog C3 Solutions Supply Chain C3 Reservations Blockchain AI

The State of Globalization in a Fragile World

SCM Research

DHL has recently released the fifth edition of their Global Connectedness Index , which provides an analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of capital, trade, information and people. In spite of growing anti-globalization tensions in many countries, the report indicates that globalization hits a new record high, as the aforementioned flows all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007.

Cognitive Technologies are Paving Stones on the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

There’s no denying the digital path to purchase is becoming more of a consumer highway than a path. A Forrester report predicts, “Fifty-eight percent of U.S. retail sales will be digitally impacted by 2023, meaning those sales either will occur online or may occur in-store but be influenced by digital technologies.”[1]

The start-up pack

Supply Chain Movement

How can fledgling companies secure a foothold in the market? That’s a crucial question for all start-ups, including those in the supply chain sector. Over the past two years I have been closely monitoring and analysing the supply chain start-up situation in Europe. In Supply Chain Movement you can see the resulting Maturity Matrix showing relevant European start-ups founded a maximum of five years ago.

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.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

Trends Affecting Successful Inbound Freight Management in 2019

Cerasis

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide, automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more.

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RELEX Retail and Supply Chain Award 2018 Granted to Research on Secondary Usage of Serialization in the Pharmaceutical Industry

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions’ annual Retail and Supply Chain Award is given to the best European master’s thesis in the field of retail and supply chain planning. The award has been handed out since 2014 and is given to the best master’s thesis with a focus on retail and supply chain planning.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Feb. 22, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Countries with Lowest Manufacturing Costs, Amazon Going Green, Truckload Rates Show No Signs of Slowing, Walmart Sees Huge eCommerce Gains

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.

How to Leverage Supply Chain Design Amidst Trade Wars

Llamasoft

Uncertainties between the world’s biggest economies continue to grow as nationalism and other geopolitical factors accelerate trade wars. Companies must face the realities of these risks and have a swift way of analyzing the impact on how they source and distribute products. The new tariffs of 10% imposed by the U.S. on some of its […]. The post How to Leverage Supply Chain Design Amidst Trade Wars appeared first on LLamasoft.

2019 Supply Chain Predictions from the Analysts Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

IDC on Mobile Robots in Distribution, Demand Sensing, Digital Assistants in Supply Chain

Must-Read Market Research Report On Retail Supply Chains

Gravity Supply Chain

We are pleased to announce we recently sponsored a market research survey which interviewed 500 retail executives in the U.S. and the U.K. to ask them about retail supply chain digitization and the results were quite an eye-opener! The post Must-Read Market Research Report On Retail Supply Chains appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Graham Parker

Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories

ivalua

Premier event for Acquisitions / Procurement practitioners will showcase the innovations and best practices delivering improved efficiency, transparency and value to taxpayers. REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , Feb. 21, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced details of an event focused on bringing private sector best practices to the public sector.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

What Personalization, Integration & Automation Mean for SMBs in 2019

TradeGecko

When you hear the word ‘automation,’ what’s the first thing that pops in your head? Some would imagine robotic arms in factory assembly lines and delivery by drones; others think of artificial intelligence like SkyNet taking over the world.

Unlock the Potential of Digital Factories

APICS

If smart manufacturing vendors hope to fulfill the potential of their solutions and platforms for digital factories, they must build environments where apps can deliver immediate results with stream processing and cloud integration at the edge

The Rise of the Robots – Why Automated Software Testing Makes Business Sense

Repl Group

Your warehouse management system, POS and card payment devices are the beating heart of your retail business. Incorrect data that blocks the flow of information, goods and money is the equivalent of a company coronary. Key to continuous healthy systems is automated testing.

Locus Robotics Named 2019 MHI Innovation Award Finalist

Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics was just named one of the 2019 MHI Innovation Award Finalists for “ Best New I nnovation” and we couldn’t be more proud – or excited.

Real time analytics for 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.