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Autonomous or ‘Lights Out’ Supply Chain Planning; what is really required?

Supply Chain Trend

If you operate in the supply chain or the planning world, it is hard to not come across terminology like supply chain planning 4.0, ‘light touch’ planning or ‘lights out’ planning. They all rate high in the hype cycle and for good reasons. A lot of technology progress has been made in recent years, and progress continuous at near exponential speed. Autonomous vehicles are driving around everywhere, so why should we not have the ambition to achieve autonomous supply chain planning?

Why Amazon Prime Day Is More Important than Ever for Small Businesses


Over the past 15 years Amazon has paved the way for SMBs to grow , frequently at the expense of other Big Box retailers, like Toys R’ Us, Sears, and A&F, that saw a ten year peak in square footage closings in 2018. With the Amazon marketplace, over one million US SMBs gain on-demand access to a global market.

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3 Lessons Supply Chain Professionals Can Learn From NASA

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Using Technology to Improve Inventory Management


Using technology in the warehouse is one of the most effective ways to improve inventory management and reduce returns. Since returns represent a significant cost to companies, it is imperative for retailers to take steps to improve inventory management and manage returns.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Sales & Operations Planning Is Changing At An Accelerated Pace


We are flattered to be recognized by Gartner in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation , especially considerin g that we only launched our configurable S&OP application two years ago.

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Transportation Trends: The Rise of Digital Freight Matching


As shippers continue to face challenges like the truck driver shortage, capacity crunches, and rising freight costs, digital freight matching helps to fill the gap between the nation’s independent carriers and the companies that rely on them.

TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track?


Implementing a TMS opens the door to new insights and advanced reporting capabilities. The right application and aggregation of TMS data empower shippers with the information necessary to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, understand freight costs, and plan for changes in demand.

Supply Chain Network Design: 9 Crucial Factors to Consider

River Logic

Prescriptive Analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Optimization modeling software Network Design Supply Chain Network Design

Oil and Gas Safety: 3 Practices for Safe Transportation

PLS Logistics

The oil and gas industry essentially involves exploring, utilizing and transporting hazardous materials. Therefore, oil and gas safety compliance and risk management are crucial in such a complex sector.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Editor’s Pick: 6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from PINC’s blog highlights six warehouse metrics that all companies should be tracking, monitoring, and acting upon. In this.

10 Steps to Integrate a Transportation Management System to Other Supply Chain Systems


After selection and reviewing the expectations during integration, the process of actual integration begins.

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Enterprise resource planning or best of breed, what is best for IT?


Prepare Your Supply Chain to Overcome Capacity Challenges

Logistics Viewpoints

Increased demand and customer expectations continue to put pressure on shippers to deliver on-time-and-in-full without comprising their bottom line. This was especially difficult in 2018 as capacity constraints caused freight rates to skyrocket. While conditions have certainly improved over the last year, no one knows when the market will shift again.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

The Worst Supply Chain in the World?

SCM Research

Is Cargill the worst company in the world?

9 Steps to Onboarding a Transportation Management System


Deciding to implement a Transportation Management System (TMS) will significantly augment your team’s ability to respond to changes within the supply chain, secure additional trucking capacity, and overcome everyday challenges.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting ready for a heat wave here in Boston. Temperatures are supposed to reach 100F tomorrow and Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for the area, advising residents to take extra precautions if you spend time outside. What do you do in this heat? Go to the beach or. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Blockchain: Can Food & Grocery Benefit from this Technology?

C3 Solutions

Blockchain can help resolve these problems. It can add transparency, increase efficiency and improve food safety. Together, those three benefits will also help to reduce the tragic waste of food around the globe. Blockchain for the win.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Sprint: Driving Savings and Revenue Growth with Supply Chain Transformation


The post Sprint: Driving Savings and Revenue Growth with Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Ivalua

[PODCAST] The Value of TMS Integration to Other Supply Chain Systems


Listen to “The Value of TMS Integration to Other Supply Chain Systems” on Spreaker. TMS Resources to Download How to Implement & Integrate a TMS to Drive Adoption for a Larger ROI Download White Paper TMS Evaluation: How to Evaluate, Select & Build the Case for A TMS Download White Paper Shipper of Choice & read More. The post [PODCAST] The Value of TMS Integration to Other Supply Chain Systems appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Artificial Intelligence and Omnichannel Operations

Enterra Insights

Many analysts believe the future of retail rests on the shoulders of omnichannel operations powered by artificial intelligence (AI). James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies, writes, “Any retailer that wants to be competitive knows it must offer a seamless omnichannel experience to its customers.”[1]

This Week in Logistics News (July 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

Sometimes things go as planned and sometimes they don’t. However, even when they don’t go as planned, this create a huge business opportunity. In an effort to promote sustainability, many towns and cities, mine included, have begun to crack down on plastic bags in stores. And when I say crack down, I mean they banned them. Other stores, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s offer incentives to customers that bring reusable bags. Then there […].

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

The Path to Greatness: Driving a Successful Transformation Across Global Procurement and Supply Chain with Chassis Brakes International


The post The Path to Greatness: Driving a Successful Transformation Across Global Procurement and Supply Chain with Chassis Brakes International appeared first on Ivalua

‘Bee Positive’: Building a spirits brand on a mission to save the bees


An industry that lacks integrity. Made using nothing but apples, water and time.” . So says the bottle of Avallen spirits, but in an industry that completely lacks transparency and is not required to disclose nutrition or ingredient information – how do you know what’s actually inside?

Cloud Platforms Matter: 12 Reasons Why the Salesforce Platform is Great for ERP


Business leaders already know about Salesforce CRM, the world’s number one CRM platform. But what can the Salesforce Platform do for manufacturers, distributors, and supply chains using ERP? And why is the #1 Platform as a Service (PaaS) ideal for ERP?

How H2 PowerTech Accelerates Product Development Across the Globe

Arena Solutions

Today’s high tech electronics products are increasingly complex as they leverage hardware, electronics, and software. To create a single product might involve sourcing hundreds or thousands of components from multiple suppliers.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.