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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. Blockchain Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect authentication chain-of-custody serialization track and trace

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 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.

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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Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

Talking Logistics

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. Shoppers stock up on everything from costumes to cranberry sauce to candy canes, and suppliers need to be prepared to meet the peaks and valleys of consumer demand.

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?

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

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.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

[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.

The State of Supply Chain Labor

Supply Chain Link

The United States now has more than one job available for every unemployed person. 1 A report released last month by the United States Labor Department unveiled the state of the labor market, reporting that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

Trade wars, renegotiated trade deals, technology advancements, rising transportation costs, and a growing global middle class have all contributed to a more complex international economic environment. In the United States, growing nationalist and protectionist sentiment rests on the hope manufacturing (and associated jobs) will return from overseas. Michael Collins, President of MPC Management, argues it’s a false hope if a solid industrial strategy is not implemented.

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.

Zonal Deploys BluJay’s MessageBroker to Deliver Fully Integrated Customer Communications

BluJay Solutions

Leading hospitality business solutions provider moves toward full connectivity and supplier integration for customer supply chains. Manchester, UK – 31 October 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , today announced that Zonal , the UK’s number-one tech innovator for the hospitality industry, has deployed BluJay’s MessageBroker platform.

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.