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.

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.

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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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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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.

Limit Downtime and Enable Continuous Operations

Loftware

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

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.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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.

8 Risks to Avoid in Supply Chain Optimization

River Logic

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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.

Take Five: Quick Takeaways from the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference

ToolsGroup

Back home today after a fantastic trip to Spain including the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Advantages of SaaS: Why Enterprises Continue to Migrate

Loftware

The SaaS model is full of promise for companies. Supply Chain Labeling Logistics Computer Hardware/ Software Labeling Trends

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.

The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

Lemmings are misunderstood. So are supply chain leaders. What is a lemming? Simply put, a lemming is a small rodent. Active in Arctic tundra ecosystems, they are part of the super family Muroidea, which includes rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils. A lemming’s population rises and falls.

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.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

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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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.

Why Circular Supply Chains Will Replace Linear Supply Chains in the 2020’s

Kuebix

Since humans began making and distributing products to one another, the structure of the supply chain has remained predominantly untouched. Raw materials flow in, are changed into a product and are then distributed and used until finally they are thrown away.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Most Likely to Succeed

Talking Logistics

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! It is school graduation season. Two of my nephews just graduated from high school and another graduated from college. Next week, my son graduates from 8th grade and my daughter from 5th grade.

‘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!”

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.