July, 2017

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Every day it seems as if one company or another is touting they’ve just released the next big thing—that new device that will change your life.

A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red wagon.” ” The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future.

The Digital Supply Chain: How Are Supply Chain Managers Responding?

Cerasis

How do you define the digital supply chain? Do you isolate it to processes involving the internet, or do you take a more progressive approach and combine cloud-based technologies, integration and unmatched customer service into one, data-based solution?

New Report: The Amazon Effect and Your Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

The way we shop has changed with how fast our fingertips can press the checkout button. We live in a time when people would much rather shop online from the comfort of their home than go to a brick-and-mortar store.

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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.

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Life is complicated. Supply chain management shouldn’t be.

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Rushing kids out the door, walking the dog, navigating traffic—life is complicated enough without having to deal with overly complex supply chain management processes.

Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

When I engage with supply chain leaders , I ask the question, “Are you making progress?” ” Many will initially shake their heads “yes”, but upon a closer look at the data, they admit that they are stuck. Admitting this truth is a freeing moment.

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

Cerasis

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. However, the pressure for tighter, faster and more deliveries has increased to a point where the only solution is change. According to William B.

Tips for a Successful Supply Chain Planning Technology Implementation Part 2: Project Management and Staffing

CHAINalytics

By Steve Thrift | Principal, Integrated Demand and Supply Planning | Chainalytics Supply chain planning technology projects are somewhat in a league of their own.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

Dylan Could Not Have Said It Better!

Supply Chain Insights

“Don’t block up the hall. For he that gets hurt. Will be he who has stalled. There’s a battle outside ragin’. It’ll soon shake your windows. And rattle your walls. For the times they are a changin’”.

Striking the Balance Between Operations and Innovation Among IT

Ryder Exchange

The prevailing challenge within the IT community today is successfully igniting the passions of innovation while remaining focused on delivering the operational excellence required for sustaining a company.

The rise of IoT in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater There’s no denying the Internet of Things (IoT) has taken hold of nearly every aspect of our lives.

Building the Network of Networks: Some Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start this blog with a story. I believe that Supply Chains build economies and save the planet. It is about value creation. I also believe that finance is the art of money changing hands until there is nothing left. Supply chain process and financial flows often run in counter currents.

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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.

The game-changing solution to solve your biggest S&OP challenges

Quintiq

From my previous blog post , it’s clear that the road to achieving sales and operations planning (S&OP) excellence is not an easy one. But having the right solution to drive performance, beat the competition and maximize profits is a step in the right direction.

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses.

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Tactical Trade Promotion: The Fourth Dimension

Supply Chain Insights

Can you name the top three tactics used by sales people in planning a promotion? tic toc… buzzer! If you said temporary price reductions (TPR), displays and feature ads, you are right.

Slow and Terrible Deliveries Can Tank Your Business: Here’s An Order Fulfillment Solution to Nip that Risk in the Bud

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Red Stag Fulfillment who show us how an Order Fulfillment Solution can help reduce risk. Want to lose customers and sink your business into the ground? All you must do is make late deliveries with busted boxes, and the wrong products. It couldn’t be simpler.

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Chasing perfection is killing your supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater There’s no such thing as 100% when it comes to forecast accuracy. Let me say it again. One hundred percent accuracy does not exist. I don’t care how good your demand sensing is or how sure your sales team is of their market projections. It’s just not possible.

Beginners Guide to Enterprise Labeling

PLS Logistics

Supply chains are becoming increasingly more complex; they are more global now than ever before. The more global they are becoming, the more emphasis there is on changing regulations and demanding customer needs. Logistics Supply Chain Customer Experience Suppliers Labeling

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New Video by MHI: Inventory Robotics and Cycle Counts

PINC YMS

Navigation, power, and safety. Learn more about these 3 technological aspects of indoor drones in this short video produced by MHI. digital disruption supply chain logistics digital supply chain drones MHI

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Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations?

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Scale Purification

SCM Research

“Scale purification” – the process of eliminating items from multi-item scales – is widespread in empirical research, but studies that critically examine the implications of this process are scarce.

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What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

Cerasis

“Unsustainable.”. That is the word being used to describe the state of the logistics industry in 2017, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce. While it may not describe everything in supply chains, it does accurately describe the overhead costs today’s shippers and carriers have enjoyed recently.

Nissan Motor Co. to revolutionize S&OP

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan manufactures vehicles in 20 countries around the world. Nissan offers products and services in more than 160 countries and areas worldwide. As a leading global automotive manufacturer, Nissan Motor Co.

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Considering Rail Transportation

PLS Logistics

Have you ever shipped anything via railroads? Historically, rail transport hasn’t been the first choice for a plenty of industries. However, more and more companies are switching from trucks to rail.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.