March, 2018

What Is Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Cloud. Descriptive analytics. Prescriptive analytics. Machine learning. Collaborative workflow. What if analysis. I find as I attend conferences that the word “planning” is bantered about, but few technologists dive into the details.

How Walmart Just Bested Amazon in the E-Commerce Channel Utilizing an Omnichannel Return Strategy

Cerasis

Amazon has reigned supreme in e-commerce for years, but Walmart is well on its way to making the e-commerce giant a little nervous. Amazon acquired Whole Foods and dropped the price of Prime Pantry through Prime Perks.

Harmonizing product, nature and life with sustainable supply chains

Quintiq

Recently, Dassault Systèmes was recognized as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

Three Key Themes in the New Inventory Optimization Vendor Ranking

ToolsGroup

The 2018 Nucleus Research Inventory Optimization (IO) Value Matrix Report has just been released, and analyst Seth Lippincott identifies the latest technology trends, top inventory optimization solution providers, and the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Faster, smarter, more profitable supply chain decisions.

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial Reengineering is the radical redesign of business processes and organizational structure in order to achieve significant improvements in performance, such as productivity, cost reduction, cycle time, and quality. It is the basis for many recent developments in management. Sounds good?

The Future of Supply Chain: It’s Time to Start Managing Supply Chains for the Future, Not the Past

Cerasis

The future of supply chain management is filled with technologically empowered, happy, satisfied workers, faster workflows, synchronous systems, robotics, millennials, and even more millennials. Can you imagine it? Are you ready? Supply chain managers face many challenges in the digital age. E-commerce is growing at an annual compound rate of 18%, and tomorrow’s workforce has unique and experience-centric expectations.

Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty

Talking Logistics

Understanding customer expectations is a priority for businesses in all verticals and meeting (or, ideally, exceeding) those expectations is crucial to winning customer loyalty. This is true of your customers and your customers’ customers.

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: There will be no blog post next week. Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only a thread in the larger retail competition tapestry.

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How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations.

Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

The Network Effect

How blockchain technology can improve your supply chain Today, there is much buzz about blockchains in various industries. Business leaders. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect.

What Remains the Same?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is Saturday. This was a tough travel week on the East Coast by any measure. I’m rearranging my schedule as stranded friends cancel personal plans. As I write, a ferocious wind whips around my apartment windows reminding me that the weather always has the upper hand.

What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

That’s my “before the game” Opening Day photo from yesterday. You don’t want to see my “after the game” photo, which is not pretty after the Red Sox gave up six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to lose the game.

Segmenting your spare parts supply chain for 3D printing

ToolsGroup

From warehouse robots (very real) to equipment that you control with your mind (in the labs), new technologies appear so regularly that it can be hard to separate real from science fiction. But in the spare parts business, 3D printing has become “here and now”.

Five Capabilities to Take the Food and Beverage Supply Chain to the Next Level

Logility

Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. All while the pace of new product introductions increases, customers become more demanding and the need to serve multiple channels grows.

The Growing Maturity of Blockchain for Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Technical issues with blockchain for supply chain applications have been largely eliminated. The technology is being widely tested in pilots and proof of concepts but is not yet in every day usage. Experts predict that 2018 will be the year this changes. The post The Growing Maturity of Blockchain for Supply Chain Management appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Trends Track and Trace blockchain supply chain

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Going digital has become top of mind for most supply chain leaders these days. But finding success through digital transformation is still an elusive venture.

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3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. In a recent survey of supply chain executives that are either using, not using, or considering using 3PL services, only 87% of survey participants currently use or engage in activities or services with 3PLs, reports 3PL Camelot Software. In turn, more companies are choosing to drive costs down and increase market share and competitive advantage through the use of 3PLs.

Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

Talking Logistics

“March Madness” is in full swing in college basketball and some industry analysts might also use a similar term to describe the current transportation environment: “Rate Madness!”.

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Blockchain’s potential to authenticate supply chain planning data

ToolsGroup

Blockchain data can be a useful source of certified data to support the supply chain model or "supply chain twin". With all the hype around Bitcoins, you’ve probably at least heard of the distributed database technology known as blockchain. But blockchain isn’t just for cryptocurrency and other financial services applications. It’s even finding its way into supply chains, and it has the potential to have a significant impact on supply chain planning.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

The 100 Billion Returns Question

Logility

Now that the holiday season is behind us, retailers can sleep easy, right? Well, no. Seasons are now both shorter and more frequent which means you quickly move on to the next one. However, a large and rapidly growing issue has emerged: the cost of returns.

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Blockchain: The Super Spreadsheet for Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Blockchain offers the supply chain a radical upgrade to the old standby of the spreadsheet The logistics industry is notoriously. The post Blockchain: The Super Spreadsheet for Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain Supply Chain Management Technology spreadsheets supply chai

Omnichannel is all about the Customer

Enterra Insights

We all know the World Wide Web introduced customers to a new way of shopping. The rise of e-commerce has played havoc with traditional brick-and-mortar stores — which all struggle to counter the so-called “Amazon Effect.”

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets

Cerasis

It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business. There are so many different factors to take into account which is why Plastic Pallets in the UK have produced this great in-depth guide to plastic pallets. It contains everything you could possibly want or need to know about plastic pallets. The ULTIMATE Guide to Plastic Pallets. The first factor to take into account is which type of pallet you’ll want to use.

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.