March, 2019

How Machine Learning Slashes Quality Control Costs in Manufacturing

Seebo

The post How Machine Learning Slashes Quality Control Costs in Manufacturing appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

Logistics Bureau

Planning a Warehouse Network and Design: Key Factors to Consider. In this post, I’d like to talk about the key factors that will impact on the optimum facility network and design required to meet your warehousing or storage requirements.

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service

QAD

Very little has more impact on a company’s success than customer satisfaction.

Much ado about Brexit – What happens next?

BluJay Solutions

Prime Minister May’s twice-defeated Brexit plan could mean prolonged uncertainty as UK lawmakers favor an extension to the Brexit deadline. Parliament votes . During the recent series of votes in Parliament, MPs again rejected the Prime Minister’s new-look deal to leave the EU – while also maintaining no desire to leave without one.

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.

On The E-Cigarette and Vaping Chinese Supply Chain

Insights Solutions Global

E-cigarettes are a typical product of the cross-border integration of information technology and traditional industries. In this report, we will mainly focus on the cost structure, product structure and industry chain of electronic cigarette, so that you will have a deeper understanding of this industry and position your business activities better. The post On The E-Cigarette and Vaping Chinese Supply Chain appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

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Why Supply Chain Transparency Results in Big Business Benefits

Cerasis

Gone are the days when shoppers are left in the dark about the origins of the products they buy. Supply chain transparency is a major competitive advantage at a time when consumers are savvier and more concerned about the provenance of their favorite products.

The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains

The Network Effect

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way the world thinks about food. Consumers now have the option of. The post The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

When a business finds itself in a declining market, failing to stay in lock step with customer demand poses an existential threat. Trends and other market forces that impact commercial opportunities need to appear on the planning radar.

Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

Talking Logistics

For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

We finished dinner. I pressed my neatly folded napkin to my lips. As we waited for coffee, silence hung heavy in the air. My client writhed in her seat and hung her head as she asked, “I read your article on control towers, but I am confused. What is an easy definition?

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Enterprise Labeling Video Snapshot

Loftware

So what exactly is Enterprise Labeling anyway?

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Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

Cerasis

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities.

4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation

The Network Effect

It’s a very interesting time in supply chain. There are a number of exciting technologies coming together to create new. The post 4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on The Network Effect.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. And while each market can be unique, we found a few repeating themes in our own experience and from sources including Gartner and our customers Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla Medpro. Here’s what we found: 1.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

DELMIA Quintiq

The demand for refrigerated food distribution has changed dramatically over the past several years, in turn adding the complexities of shelf-life, perishability and refrigeration requirements to the logistics of food transportation.

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Robotics Leaders Join Forces at ProMat 2019

PINC YMS

As markets demand not only efficiency but agility and flexibility from supply chains, next-generation models are successfully combining robotics, automation, and digital technologies to drive superior performance. digital supply chain ProMat NextGen Supply Chain Robotics

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21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization

Cerasis

Picture the typical retail warehouse of 15 years ago: Workers rode around on forktrucks and pallet jacks, picking and putting away product by the pallet load, loading trailers for single stores, or several at a time.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part four)

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In part one of my inventory management best practices series I argue that inventory cannot be managed until it is controlled, and present the notion our general willingness to apportion blame upon unreliable data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is misplaced.

Gaining Favorable Attention with Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:20] 00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:36] 00:36] Tell us a little about your background. I went to the University of Texas and wanted to be a Latin teacher, but then found out how much that paid and decided to get into business and marketing.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I arrived at Penn Station in Newark, NJ yesterday for a client meeting. My initial thought was to grab an Uber to my hotel, but since there were already a line of taxis parked outside, I decided to hop in one.

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.

Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

My phone rang. Consultants, technologists and ex-analysts called to challenge my position in my last post focused on control towers. I love this type of debate.

The Supply Chain of Tomorrow

SCM Research

It is time for a new video! Future Insights Network ’s CEO and Co-Founder, Maria P. Villablanca, recently talked to me about the supply chain of tomorrow. Enjoy watching the video… Research Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Trend Video Digitalization

The Growing Need for Blockchain in the Grocery Supply Chain

Cerasis

Blockchain is the flavor of the month in the food business these days. It’s getting a lot of attention thanks to new mandates by Walmart and others – including big players like Unilever, Nestle, Tyson and Dole – to require blockchain tracking of food from source to store.

Understanding supply chain dimensions to maximize ROI

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing To improve supply chain management and to maximize the return on inventory investment, it’s imperative to understand the supply chain dimensions that help define how your inventory is consumed.

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.