January, 2018

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994.

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Five Ways to Fix Statistics in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

The p value debate has revealed that hypothesis testing is in crisis – also in our discipline! But what should we do now? Nature recently asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. Here are five answers: (1) Adjust for human cognition : Data analysis is not purely computational – it is a human behavior. So, we need to prevent cognitive mistakes. (2)

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

I hate prediction articles. However, this morning over coffee, my fingers hunger to write this post. I am not sure why. It may be that I am growing tired of hubris and market hype.

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.

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How Disruptive is Global E-Commerce? More Than You Think

Talking Logistics

It only takes a simple example to remind you how e-commerce continues to evolve and the potential it has to disrupt traditional markets, supply chains and even governments.

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Bright and Shiny Objects?

Supply Chain Shaman

This month, I traveled the globe helping companies understand the potential impact of technology innovation on the future of supply chain processes, I find the term “digital innovation” is a bit like tulip mania. How so? It is a fad sweeping across supply chain leadership teams.

3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain

AIMMS

AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. We’ve seen the evolution of the industry and its ongoing transformation , and have embarked on a transformation ourselves.

Supply Chain Transparency: Blockchain to the Rescue?

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

As pointed out by Chloe Cooke in her 2017 wrap-up post on this platform in December, it has been a while since we addressed the topic of supply chain transparency.… … Supply Chain Management Transparent Tuesday supply chain transparency

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.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs.

2018: The Winter Olympics, a royal wedding, space exploration and, of course, big supply chain planning events

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Teresa Chiykowski As we bid farewell to 2017 and usher in a new year, what can we expect to see in 2018?

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3 Stats That Prove the Need for a Digital Control Tower

Talking Logistics

The term “control tower” has been around for a long time in the supply chain and I recently had a great conversation on the common misconceptions of what control towers are with Tom Nightingale and Adrian Gonzalez (you can watch the video here ).

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The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. .

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

Why you don’t need perfect data to start implementing S&OP

AIMMS

An interview with Boon Edam’s Aron Waas. Implementing Sales and Operations Planning has many benefits. To truly leverage it to improve business performance and predictability, you need to embark on a change management process and you need the right technology to self-enable your team.

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Your FMCG Supply Chain in 2018: 5 Problematic Predictions

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Chris Rea has finally found the correct turn off, a lot of people in Africa still don’t know its Christmas and the novelty Santa toilet seat cover is back in the box. Oh, and chocolate Easter eggs are in the shops 4 months in advance. Christmas and the New Year holidays are well and truly over, and the clock is already ticking down on the month of January. FMCG S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock Control

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These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. However, the risk is well worth it. The total number of consumer and business connected devices is expected to grow by 11.9

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Finance and supply chain operations: Can IBP bridge the gap?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater It’s no secret these two groups don’t always see eye-to-eye. Finance and supply chain operations—both have a huge impact on your company’s bottom line, but oftentimes there’s conflict between these two organizations, especially when it comes to the numbers.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

What can I do if I have writer’s block? Well, I could turn to an AI-powered robot to my write my post for me (see Wired article, “ What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism ”).

Is Walmart’s OTIF Mandate Good News After All?

CHAINalytics

| By Pieter Bauwens | Principal, Europe | Chainalytics | How the new policy presents an opportunity for more fact-based decisions when interacting with retailers.

Is it time to finally retire your spreadsheets?

AIMMS

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article , finance chiefs are cutting back on Excel because it hasn’t “kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units.”

FMCG Supply Chain dates to remember: Advanced Planning

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

February is here but blink and you will miss it as it is not a leap year. You cannot change January performance and February should be quite firm by now, so you need to be looking further ahead in your S&OP. Much further ahead. FMCG Dave Jordan S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Integrated Business Planning

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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.

Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce

Cerasis

With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. What does it mean for your business?

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Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. As supply chains crank back into action following the vacation, the January ocean freight GRI (General Rate Increase) stuck, with China-US rates increasing by 27%.

Product Returns: The Hangover Headache of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

Trade promotion forecasting: the present and the near future

ToolsGroup

Trade promotion forecasting is difficult: getting it right involves factoring in many variables. Marketing people, who are often responsible for it, may excel at creating and running promotions. Forecasting demand data, not so much.

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