Sat.Apr 07, 2018 - Fri.Apr 13, 2018

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


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.


What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?


Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible.


Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF


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 ”.


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.


How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Why the Most Basic TMS Questions are the Best Questions


There are lots of considerations when buying a TMS, but one of the fundamental questions is: “Just what exactly is a TMS? What should I expect it to do for me?” In Supply & Demand Chain Executive, our COO Jerry Rau explains why the most basic questions about what a TMS is and does are […].


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The Real-World Applications and Business Benefits for Prescriptive Analytics

River Logic

You’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz about prescriptive analytics. Smart people have probably told you that your company needs to be using such capabilities.


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.


Defining “Multimodal TMS”


The core job of a TMS is to move an order through your system and settle it in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Exactly how that happens depends on the options a customer sets up upon implementation, as well as the flexibility of the TMS.


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


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.


Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Mistakes Small Businesses Make in Supply Chain Management

PLS Logistics

Small businesses often have limited human resources and have employees in charge of a wide array of different tasks. If the business has the need to ship certain products occasionally or on a regular basis, one of these tasks is managing their supply chain. Well, how hard can it be to get the product from point A to point B, you may ask? Honest answer: if you want it to be efficient and successful, it may not be that easy! Employee’s do their best to keep customers happy and costs under control.


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


How Enterprise Label Solutions Streamline Supply Chain Management


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


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


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 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.

How to Become a Shipper of Choice

PLS Logistics

The need for more truck drivers is rapidly increasing today as the shipping industry undergoes a driver shortage. With a driver shortage, rising equipment costs and new regulations, shippers are in competition with one another to gain carrier’s business. It is more important than ever for shippers to find creative, appealing ways to attract carriers and become a shipper of choice. Shipping Truckers


Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Talking Logistics


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.


[WHITE PAPER] How to Optimize Full Truckload Shipping Through Technology & Best Practices


Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How to Optimize Full Truckload Shipping Through Technology & Best Practices” white paper! This is a must read for those are looking to reduce Full Truckload costs and optimize full truckload shipping in order to do more with less. Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right.


Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

New eGuide: Manage Regulatory Labeling with Confidence


Managing regulatory compliance has always been a challenge for organizations, particularly those in the Chemical , Medical Device , Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage industries. The stakes are even higher today as companies must balance adherence to strict—often exhaustive, always changing—policies and procedures with the desire to embrace digital transformation and accelerate business to keep up with growing global competition. UDI GHS GS1 Regulatory Labeling Labeling Trends


Continuous Pool Optimization: Putting Creativity to Work in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Mitch Weseley, CEO and Founder of 3Gtms , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What’s changed the most with transportation management systems (TMS) over the years? What is continuous pool optimization?


Will Blockchain Breathe New Life Into Legacy Systems?

The Network Effect

Enterprise software systems have been around seemingly forever. Will Blockchain finally kill them… or give them a new lease of. The post Will Blockchain Breathe New Life Into Legacy Systems? appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain cloud ERP legacy systems SaaS


Driver Shortage Concerns? Start with Bringing Packaging Efficiency to Your Shipments


| By Rich Lindgren | Senior Packaging Engineer, Packaging Optimization | Chainalytics | Anyone monitoring transportation and long haul trucking rates understands just how much the current driver shortage presents real problems for shippers.


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.

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.


Leverage Technology to Succeed in Today’s Transportation Market

Talking Logistics

As we say goodbye to Q1 2018, one of the predictions for this year has already come true: managing transportation operations has become more challenging and complex than ever due to tighter capacity and more demanding customer expectations. How can shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) work smarter instead of harder to succeed in this new environment?


ModusLink Again Featured in the 2018 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Providers

ModusLink Corporation

ModusLink is thrilled to announce that we have been named one of the 2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers. This is the third consecutive year that the company has been recognized as a force to be reckoned with in the supply chain management industry — continuing our momentum headed into 2018.


New Tech Bypasses FMCSA Regulations and Mitigates Capacity Challenges Too

Supply Chain Collaborator

You could grow a long beard waiting for the federal government to rectify the problems it’s causing for carriers and drivers. Instead, why not use innovative tech solutions to do an end run around the hassles caused by the ELD mandate and onerous Hours of Service regulations?


Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.