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Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix. As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Tremors. Seismic shifts. Supply chain management technology has a fault line. It is growing. The technology market for supply chain management is dramatically shifting. Last week I bounced from call to call. Innovative startups. Artificial Intelligence innovators.

5 Tips for Achieving the Most Out of Your Supply Chain Data

Cerasis

In a recent study, MIT found that companies that focus on 5 key initiatives to improve their supply chain data can have a big impact on their bottom line. Some supply chain companies are leaning on the power of analytics to help streamline their processes and get ahead of their competitors. But many companies have struggled to embrace the relationship between using analytics and implementing changes that can improve business performance.

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Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing

AIMMS

What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? What works well, and what are the challenges? We commissioned Supply Chain Insights to conduct independent research about this topic and discussed the findings in a recent webinar.

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.

3 Prerequisites to a Modern Demand-Driven Supply Chain

synchrono

In 2010, Gartner estimated that manufacturers outsourced about 70% of the products they make to other manufacturers. I haven’t seen a recent statistic, but that still feels about right.

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A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. However, few understand the history of WMS and how it evolved to encompass item tracking, storage data, inbound and outbound shipping, picking and much more. Rather than trying to look at every small detail that led up to the modern WMS, let’s take a look at some of the most notable advancements in its history.

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The Digital Age Is The New Competitive Arena For 3PLs

Freightos

The Digital Age Is The New Competitive Arena For 3PLs. This contributed article by Erik Hofmann , Chair of Logistics Management, University of St.Gallen and Florin Osterwalder , Lampe & Schwartze Marine Underwriting, Bremen is based on their recently published research paper.

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Tesla's Semi: Is the Future Here?

PLS Logistics

Elon Musk announced the Tesla’s electric tractor-trailer undertaking last summer, and it turned out to be a subject of heated debates and anticipation ever since. Originally scheduled for October 26 th , the big reveal got pushed back to November 16, 2017. Green Supply Chain News transportation news Tesla

Fresh Take on Age-Old Challenges in Food Labeling

Loftware

If you’re heading to the Food Safety Consortium ‘17 next week—or maybe you’re still on the fence about attending—there’s a special presentation you won’t want to miss. That is, if you’re concerned about things like product recalls, supply chain delays and disruptions, and lost revenue. FDA Food & Beverage FSMA Barcode Labeling

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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.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. In April 2017, William B. Cassidy of the Journal of commerce (JOC) noted shippers were expecting a forthcoming slight capacity pinch, but that was before hurricane season arrived. Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue.

Inventory Checks Powered By Drones

PINC YMS

Drones are enabling organizations to use employees more efficiently and improve inventory accuracy in a world where consumers want everything cheap and now. logistics innovation digital supply chain inventory drones inventory robotics

After Fifth Round- NAFTA Modernization Talks Remain Contentious

Supply Chain Matters

Trade representatives of Canada, Mexico and the United States completed another five days of NAFTA re-negotiation talks this week which were hosted by Mexico. After this fifth round, the overall mood of these talks remains far less optimistic for a successful overall outcome.

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3 Reasons why we’re grateful for Internet of Things (IoT) this Thanksgiving

Arkieva

Our world can be defined as a series of interconnections. Interpersonal, international and other relationships dictate the global economy and infrastructure and with the advent of the internet, the threshold of connectivity became limitless. 3 Reasons why we’re grateful for Internet of Things (IoT) this Thanksgiving was first posted on November 22, 2017 at 10:38 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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.

Waste Not, Want Not: Thanksgiving and the Food Waste Conundrum

Elementum

For most of us, Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with family and celebrate abundance. For big grocery chains, it means anxiously overseeing a network of suppliers and shippers as they move vital ingredients across the country (and around the world), all while working in tricky weather that demands solid logistical execution to avoid late - or spoiled - deliveries.

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Why Mental Toughness should be on Every CEO’s Agenda

Supply Chain Trend

In this second interview on the Kinaxis blog, I go deeper in to why Mental Toughness is so important in our VUCA world, why it should be on the agenda of every CEO, and why supply chain and S&OP can lead this change! You can read the transcript here.

Revisiting 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. This Part Four posting provides an assessment of our prediction for global online shopping platform dominance among Alibaba and Amazon, and that business self-interest would fuel continued supply chain sustainability actions and initiatives.

Inventory Checks Powered By Drones

Talking Logistics

Drones are enabling organizations to use employees more efficiently and improve inventory accuracy in a world where consumers want everything cheap and now. Every company on the planet that has a significant supply chain operation is plagued by inventory reconciliation problems.

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.

Reasons For Logistics Pros to Be Thankful this Season

Supply Chain Collaborator

As the nation turns its attention to reasons for gratitude this Thanksgiving season, we here at UltraShipTMS, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog and the logistics industry in general have more than the usual reasons to be thankful.

Towards a Weather-proactive Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

Towards a Weather-proactive Supply Chain. Insights » Whitepapers. Author: Aki Ali-Vehmas, Data Scientist. Weather is a source of significant fluctuations in consumer demand, and because of the bullwhip effect , it can produce unnecessary high fluctuations on the supply side as well.

Tesla’s Electric Truck- Brilliance or More Challenge and Distraction?

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Tesla unveiled the design of its long-rumored Class 8 semitrailer truck, representing the latest vision of disrupting conventional transportation. The announcement itself was met with mixed reactions which were mostly centered on the event serving as a distraction to Tesla’s current operational challenges. With a movement into an entirely different market segment, Tesla needs to seriously consider supplementing its operational and supply chain resource depth.

Terrorism Stalks the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Terrorist attacks around the globe continue to make headlines. Mostly the stories are about terrorist attacks against people. This is … Continued. The post Terrorism Stalks the Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Risk Management Supply Chain Business Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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.

Uncovering New Uses for Supply Chain Analytics

APICS

For supply chain professionals, much is made about utilizing data analytics to improve demand planning and forecasting. However, Deloitte reports that 35 percent of companies now use analytics to mitigate third-party supply chain fraud, waste and abuse, an increase from 25.2 percent in 2014

How can Machine Learning and AI save your delivery costs?

Abivin

In order for a company to grow, it needs to pay a lot of attention to both supply and demand. Every company needs to make sure that it has the right inventory to fulfill customer requirements. It all comes down to establishing a proper and reliable supply chain.

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Thanksgiving Holiday and Kickoff to the 2017 Holiday Peak

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights initial expectations and what to expect as the Thanksgiving holiday kickoffs the 2017 holiday peak period for industry supply chains.

Every Day Supply Chain Management Wins To Be Thankful For

AFFLINK

In many ways, a supply chain is more than just a series of processes - it's a living, breathing entity that needs to be proactively overseen and cared for.

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.