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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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

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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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

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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Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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.

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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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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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.

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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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

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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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.