Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

"Recreating the environment in which historical demand occurred"

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: Starting today we will begin publishing this blog once every two weeks.

Eradicating Modern-Day Slavery in Supply Chains

APICS

Here in the States, today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day — a time when we recommit ourselves to ending modern-day slavery and exploitation. Although regulations on human trafficking are tightening, millions of people continue to suffer in every region of the world

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike.

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Excess Inventory? No problem. You have trailers in the yard.­­

PINC YMS

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs , companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

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.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch. There are many good reasons to add items to product portfolios, but companies are better at adding than eliminating items. Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions.

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What Are the Trends in LTL for 2019?

Cerasis

The year ahead will shake up the long-held standards for controlling freight spend and meeting customer expectations. For 2019, the trends in LTL will focus primarily on demand, rates, carrier and trucker expectations, the needs of shippers and more. Let’s get started.

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Report That Maersk Line Looks Toward Added Acquisitions in Logistics

Supply Chain Matters

The CEO of Maersk indicated to a European business publication that acquisitions involving land logistics and transportation services are expected over the next 2-3 years. This is another clear sign of pending industry consolidation of capabilities.

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PINC is a Food Logistics’ FL100+ Top Software and Technology Provider

PINC YMS

Leader in digital yard management and inventory solutions recognized as critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. food logistics fl100 digital yard management yard management system inventory robotics

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State Legalization of Marijuana: Impact on Transportation and Warehousing?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: “Above the Fold” is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer.

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.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article is from Steve Bettwy , Vice President – Quality and Business Continuity, Operational Excellence, and Continuous Improvement at Direct Supply. I hope we can agree that Amazon will disrupt an industry if it wants to. Bibliophiles everywhere can still hardly say “Amazon” without snarling, and Amazon’s effect on retail, grocery delivery, and even cloud computing is nothing short of transformative.

Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor had the opportunity to review our Supply Chain Matters blog readership analytics for all of 2018 and can now sh are our ten most popular blog commentaries during the year.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to look back at how far we’ve come as an industry, set our next goalposts, and map out where we should be as an industry by 2020. The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years.

CPG Brands: The Growing Importance of Agile Customization

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion in the marketplace about disruption, transformation and the rapid pace of change in supply chain management, but if you’re in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) or contract packaging and manufacturing industries, you know this all too well. Simply put, yesterday’s rules for success are no longer valid in today’s market. So, what are the new rules for success? What actions should CPG brands and their contract manufacturing partners take to drive future growth?

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.

The Wholesale Strategy: E-commerce Series (Part 3)

C3 Solutions

For companies in the wholesale distribution niche, the advent of e-commerce can be a double-edged sword. Part 3 of our E-commerce Series brings to light new industry challenges and advantages.

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog reintroduces our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that has occurred over the past two weeks. . . Amazon Invests in Warehouse Robotics Firm.

Top 6 Supply Chain Trends for 2019

All Things Supply Chain

The year 2019 has only just begun, so now would be a suitable time to look into the question of which supply chain trends lie ahead for the coming year.… … Supply Chain Management supply chain supply chain management supply chain trends

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Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Talking Logistics

With tight capacity and rising rates dominating the headlines, 2018 certainly didn’t go as planned or expected for many shippers. As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens in the transportation market in the weeks and months ahead? Those are the main questions I discussed with Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H.

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.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network 2018 Vendor Assessment

E2open

Get your complimentary excerpt copy of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Networks 2018 Vendor Assessment. Privacy mode may affect your ability to download content, so we recommend standard browser settings.

Profit Warnings from Samsung and LG Electronics Add to Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Concerns

Supply Chain Matters

High-tech and consumer electronics bellwether provider Samsung Electronics issued its own profit warning this week followed by LG Electronics. The news coupled to Apple’s prior profit warning add to industry concerns of structural shifting in smartphone markets.

Brexit Expert Corner

BluJay Solutions

Preparing your supply chain for what lies ahead. Regardless of the chapters to come in the Brexit saga, trade between the UK and EU and other countries is going to change. March 29, the deadline for the UK’s separation from the EU, is rapidly approaching.

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Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

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.

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

JDA software

It’s a new year and retail is moving faster—finally we’re seeing retailers looking in the right direction—up. A unified commerce environment, an on-demand marketplace, social media, growing competition and new technologies mean an evolution in the way we shop.

Great References for Preparing for the Future Role of Business Translator

Supply Chain Matters

To follow-on with our just published Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018 highlights, we explore other supply chain management web destinations highlights of what was most top-of-mind content last year.

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Intermodal Industry Outlook: 2019

NFI

Guest Post: Mark McKendry, Vice President of Intermodal at NFI When compared to 2017 volumes, North American intermodal volumes grew by over five percent in 2018 – despite extreme congestion in Chicago, a chronic chassis shortage on the U.S.

Eliminating Slavery in Supply Chains: A Job Unfinished

Supply Chain Brain

In recent years, a torrent of new laws and regulations enacted globally have aimed to eliminate forced labor from modern-day supply chains. Are they having any impact

Real time analytics for 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.