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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.

4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience

Talking Logistics

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: One of the 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience is Portfolio Strategy. What does that mean and why is it important?

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.

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.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Given the macroeconomic climate and the "Amazon effect," many companies are looking to digitally transform their businesses. This white paper explains why solving the data problem is the first-step and the key to digital transformation and true end-to-end visibility.

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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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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

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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Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Predictive logistics is founded on AI and machine learning. But barriers exist, preventing deployment and innovation. This white paper topples misconceptions around AI and machine learning to help the shipping community unlock the power of predictive logistics.

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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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.

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.

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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

FMCG Route To Market Challenges; Learn from IKEA

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

There is no excuse in visiting IKEA on a Sunday before watching 22 millionaires with daft hair styes kick a football around on live telly. The weather was cold and the air was full of autumn drizzle and as I turned into the car park the scale of the folly dawned on me; the IKEA car park was bursting at the seams. Cars were on pavements, on grass verges and on the approach road; grim.

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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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

Half of Businesses Admit to Paying Suppliers Late

Material Handling & Logistics

Slow internal processes are the biggest challenges when it comes to paying suppliers on time. Slow internal processes and a lack of automation are among the biggest challenges for businesses when it comes to paying their suppliers on time, according to new research released on Nov.

Gartner announces rankings of Its 2017 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Gartner, Inc. has released its ninth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The ranking recognises companies across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs

GE’s Restructuring Presents Added Technology and Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Matters

General Electric is embarking on a broad corporate restructuring. Supply Chain matters focuses on technology and supply chain challenges for GE Digital and GE Aviation business units as well as the Predix IoT and Industrial Internet enablement platform.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

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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RELEX Retail & Supply Chain Award 2017: Best Master’s Thesis, Europe

RELEX Solutions

RELEX is looking for the best Retail and Supply Chain Master’s Thesis submitted in a European university during the year 2017. Are you a recently graduated supply chain specialist or finalizing your master’s thesis with a focus on retail planning? If yes, send your work to RELEX and take part in the annual competition to win the award for the best European master’s thesis in the field of retail and supply chain planning.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Here: Are You Ready?

Transportfolio

When it comes to major logistics events, technology can often be the determining factor of success. Take Black Friday and Cyber Monday for example.

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