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Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

AIMMS

The food supply chain is complex and challenging. Changing consumer preferences, rising competition and new technologies are compelling food companies to rethink their approach to supply chain management.

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Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Supply Chain Contractors Need to Improve Cybersecurity Risk

Cerasis

We all know how important cybersecurity is now that technology powers commerce in such a significant way. But if you perform work as part of a supply chain, you know that the stakes are especially high. Given that you’re part of a network of providers, vendors, transporters and managers, the impact of just one weak link in the supply chain cybersecurity “chain of custody” can be significant.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). Digital transformation ” is tough for any firm, but when you are $9 billion industrial manufacturer, it is a sizable undertaking. At last week’s TG18 ToolsGroup user event , global bearing manufacturer SKF laid out an impressive review of their transformation to “ Integrated Planning ”.

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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The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

Talking Logistics

The Trump Administration’s new infrastructure plan is making for a booming construction industry. Great news, however, there is a downside; the high demand of materials mixed with decreasing numbers of truck drivers – it just doesn’t add up.

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Is global complexity driving your automotive supply chain to the edge?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater The solution to supply chain issues in the automotive industry. Don’t put your supply chain profits and productivity at risk.

How Enterprise Label Solutions Streamline Supply Chain Management

Loftware

On any given day, you must meet customer demands, comply with regulations, eliminate costly delays and downtime, and continue to scale globally. Those competing interests must be balanced with day-to-day business operations. What can you do to make reaching all of those goals easier? Supply Chain Labeling Trends

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

The management lies in the hands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies. Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I am off this morning to get a tour of Locus Robotics. Earlier this week at MODEX 2018, the company announced the release of Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation 3.0

What Sandpaper Will You Use? – Part One

synchrono

What to Use to Get the Most of Your Demand-Driven Changes. Demand-driven manufacturing leaders are always refining their tools and tactics to ensure they’re spending their time wisely.

4 Supply Chain Lessons from My 1-Year-Old Daughter

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

For starters, no, my daughter did not directly impart eye-opening knowledge of supply chain management upon me. That’s impossible. She can “only” say mama, dada, ball, and a few other… Supply Chain Management supply chain management

4 Keys Aspects That Have Lead To The Rise Of Strategic Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

No matter what opinions you may have, one thing is for sure – The way things have changed regarding the aspect of supply chains has been nothing short of staggering. There are a great many new aspects such as highly advanced robotics, automated handling machines as well as the instant printing of certain physical goods that no one could have seen coming.

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.

Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Talking Logistics

Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain

APICS

Since 2012, The Manufacturing Institute has celebrated women in manufacturing with its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards, which recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies

Organized for Success

Supply Chain Nation

Nicole Phillips is a natural-born organizer and planner. Those skills have served her well, as a successful Solution Executive at JDA, wife and mother of two. They have also helped her chart her course and focus on the things that have led to personal and professional growth.

The Other Side of the Coin for Crowdsourced Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

A few months ago, I wrote an article about using crowdsourced deliveries for last mile success. In the article, I touched upon a few key points regarding crowdsourced deliveries. First was the rapidly expanding market for crowdsourced deliveries. Major retailers such as Target, BestBuy, Macy’s, Staples, and Walgreens, to name a few, are currently offering crowdsourced deliveries to their customers.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2018)

Talking Logistics

Tight capacity and rising rates in the trucking market was arguably the top headline of Q1 2018. We’ve published and recorded several posts and video episodes related to the topic over the past few weeks. But as you can see from the list below, technology-related topics and trends — such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and “the digital supply chain” — are also attracting a lot of interest and attention.

Understanding the ELD Mandate and Leveraging Data Insight

Supply Chain Link

An Electronic Logging Device (ELD) is a piece of technology that automatically records a driver’s driving time and other aspects of the hours-of-service (HOS) records, to offer easier, more accurate record keeping.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Supply chain is finally finding its way into the 21st century, with help from a constantly evolving landscape of technologies and digital opportunities. Companies are now looking to the cloud, big data, blockchain, and other solutions to manage their end-to-end supply chains. By providing an added layer of real-time data and enhanced recognition capabilities to managers and workers, augmented reality could be one of the most valuable supply chain tools of all.

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Trucking Capacity Shortage - The State of Affairs

C3 Solutions

The Perfect Storm. Perfect storm' has been used to describe the trucking capacity shortage before. Most who work in supply chain operations have seen the cycles of capacity constraints come and go. Driver Detention yard management solution Dock Scheduling Solution shipper of choice driver shortage

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.

What is Statistical Forecasting? A snowfall-based explanation

Arkieva

During the last storm, I was watching the snow plows go to work and thinking about the amount of planning that must go into the resources needed to deal with the snow - what with salt, and plows needed. That must be a whole supply chain. What is Statistical Forecasting? A snowfall-based explanation was first posted on April 13, 2018 at 8:33 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Creating a Supply Chain that Keeps in Step with the Times

Enterra Insights

To remain relevant, advises an old idiom, one must keep in step with the times. Generally speaking, that’s pretty good advice. Companies failing to adapt over time have filled history’s dustbin. Going out of business probably wasn’t their goal; but, they discovered change is seldom easy. Today’s organizations are facing rapid change and they must adapt with the times if they are going to survive. A new challenge facing organizations is data.

Fast Fashion's Inventory Woes: 3 Ways Retailers Can Stay in Business

Elementum

Since the 1990’s, when little-known clothing retailer Zara announced it could take a garment from concept to rack in just 15 days, “fast fashion” has captured the minds of consumers. Brands like Zara, H&M, and Forever 21 peddle cheap clothing—and they win huge market shares by getting it to market in time for buyers to keep up with volatile trends. However, this dynamic industry is now facing the same challenges as some traditional retailers —unsold inventory and profit losses.

Robotic Process Automation for Repetitive Back-Office Tasks

APICS

Technology is a driving force behind operational innovation and is rapidly altering how companies do business.

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.