September, 2019

The Next Big Thing in Inventory Optimization and Why You Need It

River Logic

These figures show that efforts at inventory optimization aren't bearing fruit as retailers grapple with the conflicting demands of omni channel retailing and, more recently, the unpredictability posed by trade wars and other global disruptions.

Benefits and Disadvantages of AI-Powered Supply Chains

Cerasis

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere around us. From simple digital watches to complex urban planning and development, the new form of intelligence is revolutionizing the way people live and the way companies work.

Supply Chain is not Only About the Money

DynaSys

Commonly, effective supply chains are defined as having the right product, at the right time, at the right place, in the right quantities, and of the right quality.

Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

There have been many ways that companies have attempted to exchange data and information with their trading partners over the years. One more recent method is through online customer portals. While these portals are meant to replace the manual processing of faxes and emails, they create their own integration challenges. What are some of those. Read more Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

‘Tis the Season to Make Sense of Seasonal Demand with Machine Learning

ToolsGroup

Demand forecasting augmented by machine learning helps you better meet customer expectations with reduced inventory investment . By Alex Achour.

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Dealing with Unsupported Network Design Software? There’s a Silver Lining

AIMMS

It can be incredibly frustrating when the software you use to run your supply chain will become unsupported. This is happening with many on-premise solutions. Some tools may be acquired by competitors, who then incorporate them in a vastly more expensive package.

3 Things you Should Know About Hyperlocal Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on The Logistics Broker and was written by Joe Oliaro. C3 Reservations C3 Solutions C3 Blog Supply Chain hyperlocal

Dock appointment scheduling the smart way

Descartes

Whether managing the complexity of fresh food or meeting customer promises for rapid delivery, the efficiency with which retailers and suppliers manage the inbound and outbound processes within the Distribution Centre (DC) or warehouse is critical.

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To Move Forward, We Need to be Clear on What We Are Automating

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past six years, I have spent my labor day weekend preparing for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Next week, I will welcome over 100 participants to the annual event. The event is designed to Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The format of the conference is different than most.

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.

Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

Cerasis

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning: Barrier or Enabler?

ToolsGroup

Study shows most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, and fear of change is the biggest roadblock. By George Fowler, group vice president, Spinnaker Supply Chain. Has your company initiated a digital transformation initiative?

10 Things About Omni Channel Supply Chain You May Not Have Known

River Logic

The supply chains of omni channel retailers operating brick-and-mortar and online stores need to simultaneously fulfill multiple, sometimes conflicting, requirements. Here are nine things you may not have known about an omni channel supply chain.

How do supply chain professionals rate their demand forecast’s accuracy?

AIMMS

Part I in our series on assessing your Demand Forecasting process. It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy?

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How Machine Learning is Transforming Industrial Production

DELMIA Quintiq

The question that seems to get asked more often than not is to talk about how many industrial applications we can name for machine learning. Well, frankly that’s the wrong question.

Don’t Wait to Start a Supply Chain Digitization Practice

Talking Logistics

Digitization is not the future of effective supply chain management; it is the present. Organizations that are slow-walking the adoption of a digitization initiative are risking their competitive advantage and leaving significant money on the table across every link in the supply chain.

Is Omnichannel Dead, Dying, or Thriving?

Cerasis

Omnichannel is everywhere! Omnichannel is coming! Is your organization ready for omnichannel? If not, you are going to go bankrupt. Say some in the supply chain circles. However, is it all true?

With Brexit Looming, New Supply Chain Requirements Emerge

ToolsGroup

On October 31st, the United Kingdom will leave the EU, with or without an exit deal. This, combined with the 2019 EU election results that changed the political landscape, opens speculation regarding this alternative reality, and what requirements it would put on companies in the EU.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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5 Reasons Why 5G Adds Value to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G connectivity will shape tomorrow’s fulfillment operations - nullifying latency, extending the cloud's reach, enabling real-time inventory status updates, supporting real-time analytics and more. It will provide at least ten times faster data transfer compared to 4G cellular networks.

What Technology are Teams Using to Support Their Demand Forecasting Process?

AIMMS

Part II in our series on assessing your Demand Forecasting process . In Part I of this series , we looked at supply chain professionals’ perception of forecast accuracy and how they see their forecast evolving in the future.

The Huge Success Factor that’s Overlooked in TMS Projects

3GTMS

So many factors go into a successful TMS project. And by “project,” we mean what happens after the implementation and after the vendor and partners go away.

Don’t Hoard Your TMS

Talking Logistics

A transportation management system (TMS) is an obvious tool for the logistics team, helping to move freight faster, more cost-effectively, and more easily from start to finish.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders and managers have a mountain of responsibilities and oversee vast enterprises. Timeliness, speed, and order accuracy are some of the most in-demand aspects of today’s omnichannel world, but significant challenges still exist with inventory visibility.

The Biggest Problem with Supply Chain Analytics, and How You Can Fix It

River Logic

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20 Things to Know about Supply Chain Digital Transformations

Logistics Viewpoints

There are twenty things companies need to know if they are contemplating a digital supply chain transformation. One thing that is very important, is that they learn about a new set of solutions called Supply Chain Collaboration Networks.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass. and HOUSTON, Tex.

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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.