December, 2017

The supply chain planning system crystal ball

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by John Westerveld Twenty-five years ago, I bought my first personal computer. One of the first applications I installed was a cookbook — the killer home PC application of the time. The second application was Quicken to manage my finances.

Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Talking Logistics

Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting. As consumers, we’re accustomed to being able to order almost anything we need or want, get it faster than ever, and track its every move. Great for us!

What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You?

The Network Effect

Nucleus Research explains control towers and the benefits they bring to your supply chain Nucleus Research has published its Control. The post What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You? appeared first on The Network Effect.

Driving transformation in the postal Industry: Look at both culture and technology


Declining letter volumes and parcel competition are serious challenges faced by postal companies. Having a competitive supply chain is key to thrive, and survive, in this environment. How can postal companies make headway?

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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Get your demand planning and forecasting game on

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Outplay your competition with a smarter, stronger demand planning strategy. Customer demands are changing. So why isn’t your demand planning strategy?

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018


Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. markets. That growth is projected to continue into 2018.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50


Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Early week snowstorms at major airports (like Frankfurt and Atlanta) continue to play havoc, while peak air season may extend into February.

To succeed at digital transformation, teams need to be committed and self-enabled


The digital age has just begun. We haven’t seen the full force of disruptive business and operating models and there is no doubt that many more will keep emerging. We are only beginning to see the impact that digital transformation will have on our human resources as well.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

One Way to Start Your Digital Transformation


Editor's note: Due to the holidays, there will be no blog post next week. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Many companies are taking a serious look at “digital transformation” and it’s possible to think that it requires a big leap or a daunting hurdle to transform your business.

Encouraging agility in postal & parcel delivery


The speed and convenience of e-commerce has raised consumer expectations. When it comes to postal and express services, it’s no different. Nowadays, it is common for people to order what they need through online stores and receive the ordered goods in their homes or offices.

Data integrity: Bad data and 3 good things to do about it when supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Every business plans, but not every business runs as planned. Delays, shortages, quality issues, catastrophic weather events and fluctuating commodity prices are just a few examples of the exhaustive list of worries that will throw plan into disarray.

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Top 8 Freight and Trucking Blog Posts of the Year


As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today is day four of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics.

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Next-Gen Asset Tracking Technology Could Replace RFID in Coming Years

Supply Chain Matters

Next-generation asset tracking solutions based on Bluetooth Low Energy and Ultra-wideband could end up replacing more expensive legacy systems such as RFID. As large enterprises seek to deploy next-generation asset tracking technologies to improve operational efficiencies, the market will hit $4.5

FMCG: I’m a Supply Chain expert…Get me out of here!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The definition of celebrity is a famous person, VIP, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, giant, great, master, guru. In that case why do I only know 3 people from the 2017 series? One boxer, a footballer with an ironic surname and Boris Johnson’s father. I don’t know Mr Johnson either, but he helped produce Boris the buffoon so probably deserves to endure a degree of hardship.

Personal Predictions for Supply Chain Management in 2018

SCM Research

Today I present my personal predictions for supply chain management in 2018. Sustainability and digitization will certainly top the SCM agenda! First, much more action is needed to combat global warming. SCM could play a key role to cope with this challenge, as a “supply chain” rather than “company” perspective helps to understand that upstream greenhouse gas emissions may occur anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, time is slowly running out !

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

A Supply Chain Software Christmas Story

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Jonathan Matthews T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a… well, that’s not quite correct.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017


As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight.

Probabilistic Forecasting Can Extend the Life of SAP APO


Since the beginning of time – OK, since the beginning of demand forecasting the standard approach has been a single number forecast that works relatively well with stable high volume demand.

What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

Let's Get Digital: Supply Chains Are Going to Get Smarter in 2018

Supply Chain Nation

By the end of 2020, one-third of all manufacturing supply chains will be using analytics-driven cognitive capabilities, thus increasing cost efficiency by 10% and service performance by 5%.

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Santa & Opening Presents - Christmas S&OP For Parents

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”. Christmas Humour Supply Chain S&OP Logistics Management Inventory Management & Stock Control

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[On-Demand Webinar] Getting started with artificial intelligence in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Focus on a practical approach to implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in your supply chain planning.

How is Technology Enhancing Supply Chain Management?


From RFID and Drones to Autonomous Vessels, new technologies are already transforming and enhancing supply chain. But how will these technologies revolutionize supply chain management in the coming years? Take a look at the interactive graphic below to find out. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.