January, 2019

Reinventing Retail in a Multichannel World

Supply Chain @ MIT

The liquidation woes of Sears Holdings, owner of iconic retailer Sears and Kmart, underscore the dramatic decline in bricks-and-mortar retailing in the face of booming e-commerce sales and shifting consumer buying patterns.

The Next Big Thing in the Supply Chain

Haven

In the rapid digital advancement of the global economy, a time for change has finally come for the operating models of shipping and logistics providers.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch. There are many good reasons to add items to product portfolios, but companies are better at adding than eliminating items. Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions.

Tata Steel Makes Strides Towards an Autonomous Supply Chain Powered by Optimization Technology

AIMMS

Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel producers. In fact, it’s very likely that Tata Steel plays a role in your life today, by providing raw material for the car you drive, the house you live in and the roads you drive through.

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.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

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A Focus on Hospital Supply Chain Management Challenges and Opportunities

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an interview with the CEO of Management Health Systems , now rebranded as Syft , and the particular supply chain managements of hospital supply and patient demand networks. .

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. As it currently stands, the December 2018 shutdown is only a partial closing.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write. The bears are starting to chase the bulls from the field.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers. But for HEINEKEN International, the famed lager is only one of its products. The company owns more than 165 breweries around the world.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics.

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"Recreating the environment in which historical demand occurred"

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: Starting today we will begin publishing this blog once every two weeks.

Supply Chain Planning Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

Logility

It is that time of year once again when many of us pontificate on what 2019 and beyond will bring. Personally I hope for World peace, the end to hunger, a cleaner/greener Earth, and lower taxes. Well, maybe someday, but I doubt many would buy into those as predictions for 2019.

Supply Chain Optimization and Complex Trade-Offs: Expert Interview

River Logic

Supply chain optimization and modeling isn't what it used to be. Optimization technology is getting more flexible, faster and more robust, enabling it to be used for an ever-increasing number of planning and decision-making challenges. In this expert interview with Aaron J.

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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.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep. As I stare at t he keyboard sitting on my desk, my view is the train station draped in darkness. The quiet streets await the coming of the soft snow. It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. I hate jet lag.

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

Part I in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . How does you r network design compare to others ?

4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too. Competition is plentiful, and you’re always on the lookout for a way to get ahead.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

Old forecasts are like old news – soon forgotten – and pundits are almost never asked to reconcile what they said with what actually happened. Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. Fulfilling the demand for innovative models relies on a flexible network of internal and external partners.

To do: Prepare supply chain for natural disaster

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister “It will never happen to my supply chain,” said the first planner. “We’ll We’ll sort it out when the time comes,” said the second planner. Perhaps these fictional quotes resonate a familiar refrain.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep. As I stare at my keyboard sitting on my desk, my view is the train station draped in darkness. The quiet st reets await the coming of the soft snow. It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. I hate jet lag.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

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The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike.

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Supply Chain Research Calls Out the Pressing Need for Prescriptive Analytics for Decision-Making

River Logic

DALLAS, January 22, 2019 -- River Logic , a leading provider of prescriptive analytics solutions, today announces the release of a sponsored research perspective by Ventana Research’s Robert Kugel, Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics: Technology Enables a More Effective Process.

Breaking Down the Silos for Transportation Management and Route Planning and Execution

Descartes

One of the biggest opportunities to dramatically improve supply chain performance occurs when traditional supply chain functions are decomposed and reinvented as integrated business processes. Few supply chain practitioners would dispute that notion.

Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Becoming Far More Evident

Supply Chain Matters

More evidence surfaces indicating that Amazon is phasing-in integrated logistics and last-mile fulfillment capabilities that will challenge current industry practices.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.