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

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.

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.

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.

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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What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

Cerasis

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Tariffs and Trade War Fears Provide Yet Another Reason to Build a Culture of Continuous Modeling

CHAINalytics

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?

Fast-Growing Swedish Flower Company Aims to Cut Waste and Automate its Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Swedish flower company Blomstergruppen has selected RELEX supply chain solutions to automate its replenishment process and support its purchasing team. The implementation is part of Blomstergruppen’s efforts to increase supply chain visibility and manage rapid growth.

Real time analytics for 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.