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How Chain of Custody Strengthens the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

What is a Chain of Custody? The concept of “chain-of-custody” originated in the legal context of handling evidence. In this. The post How Chain of Custody Strengthens the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

E2open is acquiring INTTRA pending federal approval. Is this a knot to be tied? Does this deserve congratulations or concern? Here I share some thoughts. Reflections. Three decades ago, I was sitting on a hotel bed with my friend Ellen Chen. Ellen currently works as a consultant at Cap Gemini.

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7 Tips: A Guide to Mastering Procurement

Material Handling & Logistics

Change can be a good thing, particularly when it comes to getting a better handle on your supply chain spend. Digitization is Your Friend. It’s not news to anyone that digitization is a roaring trend and I’m here to say: embrace it.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

Cerasis

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. Market conditions are favorable for continued growth. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

Quintiq

While advanced innovations and developments like the Internet of Things (IoT) reach each industry and change the way we work together, the requirement for business transformation is rising. Meat producers, in any case, are questioning where to begin.

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Three Mega Trends Driving Gartner Stage 5 Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Gartner says that clients are increasingly asking, “What will the future of supply chain planning look like?” and in a recent report ( Technology Reference Model for Stage 5 Maturity Supply Chain Planning, June 2018 ) they see three “mega trends” driving that vision.

13 Sections to Include in a Compelling Business Case for a WMS

Cerasis

Have you been struggling to try and figure out how to write the business case for a WMS?

This is Not Your Father’s Inventory Optimization

Logility

If you are near to my age it is a good chance that your parents or maybe even you owned an Oldsmobile at some point. While growing up, my parents owned several Oldsmobile.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Talking Logistics

Despite the value of dynamic daily routing, many distribution-oriented companies cannot take advantage of it because of customer delivery window, driver or commercial restrictions.

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.

Why Freight Visibility Network Scale Matters

Descartes

As logistics service providers (LSPs) and shippers embrace real-time freight visibility to drive more agility in their supply chains, I often get asked the question How many carriers are in your network? Alternatively, the question might be Which of our carriers are in your network

LTL Market Analysis and Insight for Q4 and Into 2019

Cerasis

Consistent growth and higher rates are two common factors in any LTL market analysis today. The LTL market is experiencing substantial growth in light of tightening capacity and the full-steam charge of e-commerce. According to John D.

The Dark Side of Interorganizational Relationships

SCM Research

What would supply chain management be without interorganizational relationships! Interorganizational relationships are always great, right? Maybe it is not that simple, if we look at a brand-new article by Oliveira & Lumineau, titled The Dark Side of Interorganizational Relationships: An Integrative Review and Research Agenda.

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

Talking Logistics

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Leading 3PLs C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics recently announced good overall third quarter growth. Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Who Embrace Change Management are More Effective at Managing Freight

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcomes welcomes our very own Implementation Manager, Tina Baker.

Who’s Using Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Today?

Shipchain

From the creation of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to companies of all sizes developing blockchain-based supply chain management platforms, it is clear that blockchain is becoming a force to be reckoned with in freight and logistics. As blockchain gains prominence in the logistics industry, supply chain leaders need to understand who is using it, what it means for the future of the industry, and how it can transform their day to day operations.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

In recent years the trucking industry has been faced with a double-edged sword — rising fuel costs and a plummeting labor force. In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes.

Reliable forecasting is a piece of cake

Supply Chain Movement

In our attempts to anticipate future changes in demand, we often depend on forecasts. Unfortunately, however, they are rarely reliable in practice – with all the implications that brings.

Increased Demand Forecasting and Production Planning Efficiency for Leading CPG Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Chainalytics recently worked with a personal care brand manufacturer to improve its demand forecasting and production planning processes which helped reduce rising backorders, restore customer service levels, and maintain growth.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. As you read this, I’ll be doing a short tune-up ride in preparation for tomorrow’s JDRF Ride to Cure cycling event. Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,200 feet.

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.

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on Cerasis.com and written by Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager at Cerasis. supply chain technology, IoT freight supply chain management Supply Chain Cerasis E-commerce logistics last-mile delivery 3PL

White Paper: The Checklist for Evaluating Demand Forecasting Solutions

SupplyPike

Demand forecasting is a key decision tool in supply chain planning. Understanding the main drivers of demand and having the ability to accurately predict and test future demand scenarios is crucial for any growing CPG.

How Financial Services Companies Can Manage Sustainability Risks While Driving Progress On UN Sustainable Development Goal 16

EcoVadis

Countries with peace and security thrive in terms of economic development and human rights advancements, while those that suffer from weak governance cannot seem to break the cycle of chronic conflicts and turmoil.

The Last Mile is the Last Opportunity to Impress

Enterra Insights

In this e-commerce, “customer is king” environment, last mile logistics is becoming a differentiator for many retailers. The last mile is the last opportunity retailers have to impress their customers. Hence, selecting logistics partners is an important consideration.

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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.