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Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics.

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A Supply Chain Software Christmas Story

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Jonathan Matthews T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a… well, that’s not quite correct.

One Way to Start Your Digital Transformation

ToolsGroup

Editor's note: Due to the holidays, there will be no blog post next week. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Many companies are taking a serious look at “digital transformation” and it’s possible to think that it requires a big leap or a daunting hurdle to transform your business.

Encouraging agility in postal & parcel delivery

Quintiq

The speed and convenience of e-commerce has raised consumer expectations. When it comes to postal and express services, it’s no different. Nowadays, it is common for people to order what they need through online stores and receive the ordered goods in their homes or offices.

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.

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What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You?

The Network Effect

Nucleus Research explains control towers and the benefits they bring to your supply chain Nucleus Research has published its Control. The post What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You? appeared first on The Network Effect.

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The capacity crunch is starting to take hold of the shipping industry. The onslaught of tropical storms, hurricanes and an expected, record-breaking holiday shopping season spell C-A-P-A-C-I-T-Y C-R-U-N-C-H. However, this capacity crunch is likely to exceed even the worst capacity crunches in history, says Karen Sage of Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez. Yet, shippers can turn their fears into opportunities; they can continue thriving in a capacity crunch by following these steps.

Dealing with Holiday Returns: The Case for Technology-Based Liquidation

Talking Logistics

Eric Moriarty, Vice President at B-Stock Solutions answers the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How big of a problem is product returns? What happens to all of these products that get returned? What are some of the actions retailers typically take?

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What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

Busting The Myths About Non-Asset Based 3PL’s

PLS Logistics

We understand why it might often be assumed that an asset-based carrier has more advantages than a 3PL. Quite often, shippers don’t feel comfortable working with non-asset based 3PL’s and end up limiting, and thus hurting, their supply chain. There are a few common myths surrounding the never-ending Asset Based VS Non-Asset Based battle. It’s time to look at these misconceptions and destroy the myths.

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Top 10 reasons why aerial robots (autonomous drones) for inventory management make sense

PINC YMS

They are: digital supply chain drones inventory robotics

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Early week snowstorms at major airports (like Frankfurt and Atlanta) continue to play havoc, while peak air season may extend into February.

Expanding Efforts Addressing Multi-Industry Supply Chain Talent Needs

Supply Chain Matters

In a sidelight blog to our unveiling of 2018 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains, Supply Chain Matters highlights expanding efforts addressing multi-industry supply chain talent needs. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Contrary to Reality, Supply Chain Collaboration Shouldn’t Be Complicated

Take Supply Chain

Why You Need a True Supply Chain Orchestration Engine Powering Your ERP.

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Automated Grocery Stores

Enterra Insights

One fixture in almost all movies about the old west was the general store — the predecessor to the modern … Continued. The post Automated Grocery Stores appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

2017 Logistics Year In Review

Supply Chain Link

This past year, the supply chain industry evolved to accommodate numerous factors. Variables like new administration, advances in technologies, and changing consumer behavior are shifting how companies approach logistics, today and moving forward.

The Economics and Supply Chain of Your Christmas Tree

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Few symbols are as representative of the holiday season as a Christmas tree. Real or fake, traditional or ‘upside down’, Christmas trees represent the physical center of each family’s celebration… Supply Chain Management christmas supply chain christmas tree

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

U.S. November Retail Sales Data Provides Optimistic Outlook for Holiday Activity

Supply Chain Matters

As retailers approach the final eight days of this year’s holiday shopping surge period, government reported retail sales data from November reinforces that the current holiday fulfillment period is faring well for the industry. Inventory Management Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Mattel supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Projections for 2018 - Back to the Future

Logility

I get a kick reading “prediction” articles both prior to the year start and then again after the year is complete. When it comes to predicting the very dynamic supply chain management industry, those after year reviews can be quite amusing. For even more fun look back 10 or more years to see where we all thought the industry would be. Therefore, it is with a bit of trepidation that I toss my hat in the arena and make my 2018 supply chain planning and optimization predictions.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Symptoms of those disruptions include carriers, who have traditionally been reliable, more frequently rejecting the loads they’ve been offered. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating more capacity challenges in the marketplace.

How to Measure your Strategy Execution Readiness

Supply Chain Trend

Your company has a strategy. Are you confident it is ready to be deployed and executed? Most likely not, as 60%-90% of strategy implementations fail and only 14% of executives are satisfied with the execution of a strategy.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Happy Holidays from the Supply Chain Matters Blog

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog extends holiday wishes to all of our readers. Uncategorized Supply chain Matters blog

12 Supply Chain Pains of Christmas and How to Turn them into Gains

ModusLink Corporation

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and for companies, it can also be the craziest. December brings spikes in business for brands and sales for consumers, spreading the holiday cheer.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people.

Lingmo breaks down language barriers with IBM

PINC YMS

Try to picture this scenario: you are in a foreign country, let’s say China, on a business trip. You don’t speak the language, don’t have any contacts, and are relying on a vanilla translation app on your phone to help you get out and about.

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Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.