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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.

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 ”.

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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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.

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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

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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

All Things Supply Chain

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

Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Talking Logistics

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.

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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?

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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.

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

CHAINalytics

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.