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

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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.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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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5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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.

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.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Best Transportation Methods for Oil and Gas Shipping

PLS Logistics

It is hard to imagine our lives without fuel. Every day, we rely on the oil and gas industry to supply us with energy to keep multiple processes running. In order to provide us with necessary materials like oil and gas, companies must ensure they transport it in a convenient and reliable way.

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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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.

‘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!”

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.

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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