June, 2019

How Will 5G Technology Impact the Supply Chain?

AFFLINK

5G technology is a new, advanced wireless communication system, which is slowly rolling out through 2019 and should become more readily available in 2020. 5G technology will reduce latency, improve network speeds, and lower power consumption.

Reverse Logistics Returns Opportunity: Win Customers & Save Money

ModusLink Corporation

Brands and consumers often share a similar perspective when it comes to returns: it’s their least favorite part of the buying experience. Even brands with the best products must handle returns, but when it comes to supply chain and go-to-market strategy, returns are typically glossed over. Why is that? A big piece of returns neglect […]. The post Reverse Logistics Returns Opportunity: Win Customers & Save Money appeared first on Steel Connect. Reverse Logistics

The New Lexicon for Digital Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Collaborator

The leaders in supply chain management are all focused with intensity on achieving the promise of Supply Chain Digitization. Understand the terms and ideas being put forward by the early adopters of the amazing new digital supply chain technologies being harnessed by today’s leading practitioners. . There have been unprecedented advancements in technology over the last 20 years, occurring at a dizzying pace.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

ToolsGroup

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. The reality is that this transformation takes time and a change of mindset.

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.

Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner. There are often many ways to solve a problem. The path we take can be an expression of our human creativity.

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Advanced Shipment Notification Best Practices

OneSCM

Thanks to modern automation, the semi-new concept of an advanced shipment notification (ASN) is improving accuracy and lowering costs for logistics operations. How it Works.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

Cerasis

Amazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And what’s not to love? From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon.

8 Risks to Avoid in Supply Chain Optimization

River Logic

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What is a Supply Chain Control Tower?

Logistics Viewpoints

The term supply chain control tower is being used more frequently. Some think it is being overused. What is a supply chain control tower? From my perspective it must be a holistic supply chain solution. What does that mean? For me, it means the following ten things.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:51] 00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL. My main role is to promote the hub that Panama offers to the world. [02:19] 02:19] What was your first job in logistics?

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What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it? A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company. The are noise hiding the issue that business leaders are struggling in the delivery of business results. No technology or consulting company holds themselves accountable for the delivery of supply chain excellence. Here are some recent examples. Hostess Brands: Sweetest Comeback in Supply Chain History.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 14, 2019)

Talking Logistics

You know those signs you see on the side of the road, showing a truck pointed downward on a triangle, warning drivers about a steep downhill up ahead? It’s a beautiful sign when you’re riding a bicycle. It means you can coast downhill with little effort for the next few miles. But if you plan.

Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority

Cerasis

Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. On the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply chain planning – Does it makes dollars and cents to get it all from one vendor?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois. Full disclosure: I work for a best-of-breed supply chain planning vendor so I will do my best to take an unbiased approach as I provide my opinions on how to solve the challenges of planning today’s supply chains with all its complexity and volatility.

Digital Innovation in the Modern Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital Innovation in the Modern Warehouse was the topic at this session of the 3PL and Supply Chain Summit.

Limit Downtime and Enable Continuous Operations

Loftware

Can an internet outage halt your manufacturing capabilities? Supply Chain Manufacturing

SCLA – Transportation Innovation, Customer Experience and Growth

Descartes

A couple of weeks ago SCLA (Supply Chain Leaders in Action) held its annual conference in Fort Meyers, Florida. The event brings together thought leaders from a spectrum of companies including shippers, road carriers, rail carriers, ports, 3PLs, and software providers.

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.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 21, 2019)

Talking Logistics

This would have been a fantastic April Fools’ joke, except it’s real. Check out this video from GE on how to reset their “C” light bulbs.

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How Supply Chain Analytics Empower Digital Transformation

Cerasis

Digital transformation is inevitable, and digital transformation within the supply chain has the potential to streamline operations, reduce costs, and offer a better work environment for employees.

From Advanced Analytics Laggard to Leader

Logility

Logility in collaboration with Peerless Research released the report, The Keys to Creating and Leveraging Actionable Information , which highlighted feedback from executives on the opportunities, challenges and use of advanced analytics across their supply chain.

The Year of the Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Viewpoints

LLamasoft has developed a new supply chain control tower. What makes is so interesting is it's engine. It is built on top of a supply chain reference model that contains supply chain policies.

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.

‘Win the Moment’ at Kinexions ’19

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois “Delay of supply chain, that’s a penalty. Roughing the supplier, that’s two minutes. Excessive use of inventory, you’re out of the game!”

Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization

Descartes

Supply chain optimization software can help identify missed opportunities Optimization technologies are powerful tools for improving supply chain performance; however, most companies leave lots of money on the table when they deploy them.

Editor’s Pick: The Long Arm of OFAC – How US Sanctions Impact Pretty Much Everyone

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Amber Road’s blog discusses the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and how its enforcement arm reaches all.

Robotic Warehouses: Why Are Companies Straggling Behind the Movement?

Cerasis

Robotic warehouses have great potential. Supply chain leaders across the globe scour the latest technologies and capabilities of robots. The reasoning is simple; robots offer a tireless army of workers without the hassle of managing human laborers.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.