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Smart Logistics Data: The intelligent supply chain

SupplyOn

Smart Logistics Data enables a change of perspective to look ahead instead of backwards A supply chain has to be agile, robust and resilient. Capable of anticipating potential risks and responding in advance, detecting problems early on and flexibly circumventing them. All this requires the intelligent use of data. But how can we really make data “smart”?

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Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

Quintiq

Less than three months remain for the British government and the European Union to negotiate on a highly complex exit agreement. Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short.

Why probabilistic forecasting is better for inventory optimization

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: There will be no blog next week due to the US Thanksgiving holiday. Last month we published a primer on probabilistic forecasting , an alternative to deterministic or ‘single number’ forecasting.

Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

Too often, ERP software is seen as the final answer to any and every distress a business may face. Built to centralize processes, increase productivity and provide end-to-end visibility of your company, why would you ever consider another solution?

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was the inaugural supply chain event for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Checkout the presentation posted on slideshare. ).

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What’s a Smartphone Made Of?

SCM Research

In this TED-Ed video, Kim Preshoff investigates the smartphone production: “As of 2018, there are around 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world.

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LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing

Cerasis

The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

The concept of mobile robotics is not a new one. From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot , scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipper / Carrier Experience with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:04] 01:04] Erik, please tell us about your background? Where did you grow up? Where did you go to college? Joined Loadsmart in April 2018. Previously, Erik was the Director of Strategy at AFN, a Chicago-based truckload brokerage.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

How Shoppers and Retailers Can Reduce Waste This Thanksgiving

Elementum

Concerns about food waste and changing consumer preferences are posing new challenges — and opportunities — to the food supply chain.

[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

We received the first snow of the season last night, followed by heavy rains. It’s a slushy mess out there. On the bright side, my daughter is coming home today for Thanksgiving break, so we’re all very excited to see her.

7 Best Project Management Books Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

We rank the leading books on project management on the market using the objective evaluation and the result are best project management books ever written. What Kind of Project Management Books Do You Need? While Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK Guide by Project Management Institute) is considered a gold standard, it's just a guide to getting you to know the project management process. Because it doesn't provide key takeaways for the real project planning that are easy to use.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation

Shipchain

Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. How quickly do customers receive products? How much are they willing to pay to receive those products faster? Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims?

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Supply Chain Movement

Given the rapid advancement in the capabilities of analytical software, the long-held dream of fully automated supply chain planning seems to be within reach at last.

Time to Look into the Future of Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Guest blog post provided by Milan Vyas. Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? And What is Purchasing? There has been transformation in the Procurement function over the past decade.

7 Books on Project Management for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

We rank the leading project management books on the market using the objective evaluation and the result are best books on project management ever written. In Search of the Best Project Management Books While Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK Guide by Project Management Institute) is considered a gold standard, it's just a guide to getting you to know the project management process. Because it doesn't provide key takeaways for the real project planning that are easy to use.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally thousands of facilities are underperforming.

Uncovering Hidden Supply Chain Costs (and How to Reduce Them)

AFFLINK

Economic growth is occurring at a dizzying rate across a wide variety of industries. As consumers shift from shopping in-store to shopping online, e-commerce is more significant than it has ever been. This change is affecting warehouses everywhere, both nationally and internationally.

How AI, Machine Learning and Automation Will Impact Business in 2018 and Beyond!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published at tenfold.com Permission to publish provided by Ira Padilla. Check out How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Decision Making for Businesses!

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S. wants continued economic growth, its infrastructure needs to be repaired and/or upgraded. With Congress now divided following midterm elections and more Washington deadlock likely, fixing America’s infrastructure should be an issue on which both parties can agree. The future of the U.S.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

4 Things We Learned this Hurricane Season About How Companies Use Tech to Help Communities

Supply Chain Nation

Hurricane season has rolled through and there’s just a few weeks left. This year’s season included two major storms and eight hurricanes total. So, what can we learn as businesses and bystanders in the aftermath? Here are four ways companies prepare for impact to support their local communities in the eye of the storm: They keep eyes on the cone. It’s not an exact science, but there is an undeniable art to storm preparation.

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

Logistics Bureau

If you have not yet tackled the question of ethics in procurement, now is a great time to start. It does not matter whether you are a procurement professional, internal customer, external customer, senior executive, or supplier. Directly or indirectly, you are affected.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article written by Chloe Cooke and originally published on [link] Permission to publish here provided by David Weaver. Check out The Baby Supply Chain! At the end of this month, the festival of Easter will begin.

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Beyond the Blockchain Hype

Enterra Insights

New technologies are always subject to hype and blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology is no different. Matthew Lieberman ( @MBLieberman ), an Advisory Marketing Leader at PwC, writes, “I’m going out on a limb and making a prediction: You’ve already heard a lot (maybe too much) about blockchain. But even if you understand all the benefits this technology offers, you, like many C-suite executives I know, may be skeptical about blockchain. To be honest, I don’t blame you.”[1]

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.