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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility

NC State SCRC

At a recent CSCMP meeting, I attended a session of transportation providers called “Supply Chain Visibility and the Possible Legal Implications” – and the participants shared some insights into their serious concerns about the implications of visibility in the transport world.

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.

Logistics Service Providers Customer Billing and Pricing: There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Approach

Talking Logistics

When you think about logistics service providers (LSPs) and the different ways they can differentiate themselves and create value, customer billing and pricing is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But when you dive deeper into the topic, you realize that enabling and managing customer billing and pricing in smart and efficient ways does indeed create value for both LSPs and their customers. How so? How do you enable it?

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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.

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.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers

NC State SCRC

Our prior post discussed the benefits and challenges of visibility in logistics. But WAIT! There’s more to it than just benefits.

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.

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

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

What is the Secret to Increasing Customer Loyalty?

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

There’s no denying the value of loyal customers. In fact, an Adobe study shows that repeat customers generate three to seven times more revenue per visit.

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Exploring Visibility in the Supply Chain: Themes for the Nov 2017 SCRC Meeting

NC State SCRC

Our upcoming meeting on November 29th, the 36th semi-annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting , will explore some of the more interesting aspects of how organizations are coping with the availability of greater visibility in the supply chain.

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.

JDA and IVADO Partnership Officially Launches at Montreal Office

Supply Chain Nation

JDA Labs launched the official kick-off of Apogee, the data science research initiative in the areas of the logistics, supply chain and retail industries.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Interesting Technical Enhancement to the Famous Beer Game

Supply Chain Digest

Larry Snyder of OpEx Anlytics and Lehigh Explains Addition of Form of Machine Learning

A New Motion to Perfect

Talking Logistics

Every morning the alarm goes off, I hit the snooze button. It’s a motion I’ve perfected over 30 years. reaching for the same alarm clock I’ve had since college. It’s been my bedside companion through the 90s and 2000s, through my years in New York and Arizona, when I was single.

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.

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.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Successfully Juggling Career, Family and Fitness!

Supply Chain Nation

When it comes to work and family, Reshma Deshpande has become an expert juggler. Not only does she manage a Customer Success team of 40 professionals, but she also keeps up with a myriad of family activities, including the schoolwork and schedules of two young children.

When Customer is King Can Outsourcing Post-Sale Supply Chains Work?

Supply Chain 24/7

Post-sale supply chain handles everything from triage to dispatching parts and technicians for product repairs, to recovering assets from the field but the big struggle here is how to ensure superior customer service without breaking the bank

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.

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.

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.