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How AI, Automation, And Big Data Are Disrupting Freight

Gravity Supply Chain

Advanced technologies are gradually occupying even larger roles in the freight industry and supply chain management. With the rapid pace of innovation, the sector is bound to look completely different in the next several years… The post How AI, Automation, And Big Data Are Disrupting Freight appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Guest Blog Automation & Digitization

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

François-Régis Le Tourneau leads the efforts at L’Oreal for Standards & Prospective Process Improvement. At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0,

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

Cerasis

E-commerce has transformed how consumers shop and purchase their favorite products, as well as try new products and services. As explained by eCornerAssist , the web influences more than 80 percent of all sales in today’s age.

The Nine Top Supply Chain Planning User Concerns

ToolsGroup

Gartner’s most recent Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (21 August 2018, Amber Salley, Tim Payne, and Alex Pradha) calls out the concerns most often cited by users.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11. It’s not an anniversary that we celebrate, but one that reminds of us of the sharp turns and potholes we sometimes encounter on the road of life, usually when we least expect them.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] A Decade of the World’s Supply Chain Champions

Cerasis

The continuous development of technology means that the supply chain is constantly evolving as companies attempt to make their processes better.

Working Capital Management: Two Challenges and How to Address Them

River Logic

Working Capital seems easy enough to understand. Divide a company’s current assets by its current liabilities and you get a ratio that helps you determine how easily a company could cover its short term debt. This is generally referred to as how liquid a company is.

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TMS: Always Something New to Talk About

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly (2018 Special Issue) titled “ Always something new to talk about ” that highlights key trends and developments in the transportation management systems (TMS) market. After 19 years, what else can you say about transportation management systems that you haven’t already said?

Influential management thinker Adam Grant revealed as Kinexions ’18 featured keynote

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister As the calendar turns to October, two things come immediately to mind. Pumpkin spice and Kinexions ’18.

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.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. The days of managing channels on an individual basis are over, and consumers are using multiple devices and e-commerce platforms for nearly all purchases. In fact, 78% of U.S.

Skip the Supply Chain Control Tower: Move to Visual Advanced Analytics Instead

River Logic

In the movement to digitize the enterprise and connect all things IoT and more, a former supply chain buzzword has re-emerged with more momentum than ever… and confusion!

Common Forecasting Myths Debunked – Part 1 – One Forecast is Enough

Logility

This is the first of a series of four posts that will explore common forecasting myths. In supply chain the impact of a single error can quickly derail an entire forecast. This creates a ripple effect across the entire value chain which can result in lost sales or worse, a lost customer.

Hiring for the Holidays: How a 3PL Can Help Amongst the Labor Shortage

Supply Chain Link

The holiday season is almost here, but in the shadow of the upcoming months are retailers that are falling short on seasonal employees to meet the upcoming rush. 1 There is a widening gap between openings and workers that will create more competition for seasonal hires this year.

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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.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

E-commerce is in the middle of a boom. The economy is strong, and trucking capacity is tight. Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management.

The Ten Must-Read Supply Chain Blogs of 2017

River Logic

The first month of the New Year has come and gone. Since everyone chooses to do their “best of” lists in January — causing us all to be a bit slammed with “bests” — we instead decided to share our must-read supply chain blogs of 2016 a little later.

Taming the bullwhip effect

Supply Chain Movement

The bullwhip effect is not only one of the best-known supply chain phenomena, but also one of the most damaging.

Free trade agreements and the future of Canada’s Supply Management system

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Ilyas Kucukcay We live in a world of globalization. The geographical and cultural limitations our predecessors had to struggle to access goods and services has virtually gone down to nothing.

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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.

10 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on Forbes.com and written by Louis Columbus, Contributor at Forbes. Supply Chain IoT supply chain technology, supply chain analytics supply chain visibility what is supply chain visibility Machine Learning artificial intelligence freight supply chain management Forbe

Why Do Supply Chains Need an Effective Communication Plan?

River Logic

Effective communication is a vital component to successful supply chain management , yet an alarming amount of businesses have no official communication plan in place to guide their employees.

The Worst and Best in Sustainability: Amazon vs. Dassault Systèmes

Logistics Viewpoints

The world's most sustainable company is a supply chain software company - Dassault Systemes. The world's least? Amazon. Amazon is an incredibly innovative company that has devoted virtually no innovation to improving the sustainability of their supply chain. The post The Worst and Best in Sustainability: Amazon vs. Dassault Systèmes appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Sustainability Amazon supply chain

Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems

Shipchain

In modern supply chains, communication and collaboration are everything. Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers.

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.

The Rise of Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

New technologies vary in how quickly they penetrate the economy. For a long time, blockchain technology was confined to the cryptocurrency arena. Recently, however, blockchain has made rapid inroads into other areas including the supply chain.

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Capacity Planning: Is Your Plan Feasible and Optimal?

River Logic

Most organizations have a hard time minimizing the discrepancies between their capacity and the demands of their customers. As a result, most of them are under-utilizing resources or are unable to fulfill customer demand. Capacity Planning Supply Chain

Walmart's successful supply chain management

TradeGecko

When you drop by your local Walmart, you are witnessing one of history’s greatest logistical and operational triumphs. According to Supply Chain Digest , this global retail giant operates more than 11,700 stores under 59 company names, with 2.3

Discovering the Power of Distributed Logistics

Supply Chain Network

The future of fulfillment is fast approaching and it’s now all about mastering something called Distributed Logistics! What is Distributed Logistics?

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.