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12 Days of Inventory Optimization

Arkieva

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New Year's Resolution: Improving Your Supply Chain Operations

AFFLINK

As the new year approaches, consider an audit of your existing supply chain management. Supply chain management is about more than improving your costs and efficiency—supply chain management has steadily become more complex as businesses increase their global reach and markets are shifting.

Trends 2019: Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Last year, Boris Evelson ( @bevelson ) and Michele Goetz ( @Mgoetz_FORR ), analysts at Forrester Research, noted many business executives were contemplating how artificial intelligence (AI) could be leveraged to improve their organizations. They concluded, “Failing to act is not an option in most organizations.”[1] ”[1] They went on to note that even though implementing AI operations may be an imperative, “The truth is, AI is hard!”

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The Top 10 Logistics 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.

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.

Top Blog Posts of 2018

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s been a wonderful year for us at Logistics Trends & Insights. Thank you! Our customer list continues to grow as does our fantastic community on Twitter, LinkedIn and even Facebook.

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The Best Advice of 2018: Wednesdays for Women Edition

JDA software

As we round out 2018 and a wonderful year profiling and learning from women for our Wednesdays for Women series, we are looking back on some of the ‘best of’ advice from the Q&A interviews we conducted this year. There is a lot of wisdom woven into these stories, and we have enjoyed sharing them with you, learning so much ourselves, in the process! We wish you a safe, successful end of 2018, and an exciting year ahead. Thanks for reading throughout 2018.

The Top 9 Freight 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.

Top 2018 Blog Posts – Part 2

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our top blog posts for 2018 continues with the top 5 posts: 5. Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding – Damco’s existence is questioned as Maersk moves Twill from Damco’s umbrella to its own effective January 1, 2019.

Integrated Supply Chains and the Future of Healthcare

Supply Chain Brain

Reducing supply-chain costs is critical to the survival of the healthcare industry

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Saving Dollars (And Lives) With the IoT-Powered Supply Chain

Tive

When sensitive, high-value medical equipment is damaged or delayed in transit, it’s not just money at stake. Op Ed IoT Supply Chain Visibility

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018

Cerasis

Today, we start 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. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 holiday shopping season has evolved beyond the traditional shopping days. First, there was Black Friday. Then, Thanksgiving became Brown Thursday. Small-business Saturday arose, and Cyber Monday took hold. Green Monday came about several years ago when companies started looking to tap into December shopping habits for the second Monday of the month. Year over year, the holiday shopping season has grown well into early November, and late December notes Don White via Total Retail.

Tariffs and the Electronics Supply Chain: A Perfect Storm?

Supply Chain Brain

A storm in the electronics industry is spreading into automotive, aerospace, healthcare industries and more — just about any supply chain that calls for electronic components

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Convey’s Top 7 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018

Convey

Between headlines of acquisitions, the retail apocalypse, Amazon HQ(s), autonomous vehicles, and increased carrier […]. The post Convey’s Top 7 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018 appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience

What is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)?

Insights Solutions Global

ERP is short for enterprise resource planning. Simply put, the ERP system is how a company, usually a manufacturer, manages and integrates the important parts of its business activities. The post What is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supply Chain Management

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 holiday shopping season has evolved beyond the traditional shopping days. First, there was Black Friday. Then, Thanksgiving became Brown Thursday. Small-business Saturday arose, and Cyber Monday took hold. Green Monday came about several years ago when companies started looking to tap into December shopping habits for the second Monday of the month. Year over year, the holiday shopping season has grown well into early November, and late December notes Don White via Total Retail.

3 Simple Tips to Prep Your Business for Peak Periods

Unleashed

It’s very common for a business to earn a substantial amount of their revenue over a short period of time. Peak periods lead to an influx of sales and it seems to happen relatively quickly. These fluctuations are important to prepare for and even more important to capitalise on. Don’t miss out on the peak period revenue because your business wasn’t prepared to handle the rush. During the downtime, have a closer look at how your business operates across a variety of facets.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Why manufacturers should be moving down (not up) the value chain

TradeGecko

Conventional wisdom says that businesses – manufacturers or not – should focus on moving higher and higher up the value chain to command the highest margins and move from being a mere supplier to a trusted advisor. But is this view correct? supply chain management strategy

Demand Forecasting Mistakes in the Retail Industry

Alloy

Consumer goods companies rely on forecasts to support inventory planning and distribution across their sales channels.

Defining Metrics for Success in Supply Chain Design

Llamasoft

Mark Armstrong is a Customer Success Strategist at LLamasoft. Not enough companies are measuring successes (or failures) when it comes to supply chain design. As I engage with more and more through our DECODE methodology I consistently see a gap with teams not having metrics in place to measure their Supply Chain Design organization. Or […]. The post Defining Metrics for Success in Supply Chain Design appeared first on LLamasoft. Blog Supply Chain Ideas

We Are All in the Supply Chain Business Now

FLEXE

The ongoing transformation of our industrial supply chain is hardly the first of its kind. What’s different about today’s modernization is its unprecedented speed. We are still in the early phases, but the supply chain will evolve from a clunky, reactive, operational process into a strategic profit driver, woven deep within the fabric of every competitive business

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.

Ventana Research: Sales and Operations Planning Process Scores a 'C'

River Logic

Ventana Research has released its Sales and Operations planning (S&OP) Dynamic Insight research which gives companies an opportunity to self-assess their S&OP, or Integrated Business Planning process.

Happy Holidays!

Gravity Supply Chain

The team at Gravity Supply Chain Solutions would like to wish you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! The post Happy Holidays! appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Gravity Announcements

Cities must get Connected before they get Smart

Enterra Insights

Big visions are wonderful guides to the future. But every journey begins with a first step and the path to a smart city begins with connectivity. Adie Tomer ( @AdieTomer ), a fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Rob Puentes ( @rpuentes ), President & CEO of EnoTrans, bluntly state, “No industry or household in the world, will reach their future potential without access to broadband, it is the electricity of the 21st century.”[1]

Christmas came calling for reefer carriers

DAT Solutions

Shippers had plenty of last-minute freight to deliver before Christmas, and that stopped the slow slide we had been seeing in reefer freight. The demand for fresh food before the holiday pushed volumes up 7% last week, which boosted rates on most of the high-traffic reefer lanes.

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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.