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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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right.

[On-Demand Webinar] Getting started with artificial intelligence in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Focus on a practical approach to implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in your supply chain planning.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

If ModusLink Managed the Santa Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

For children across the world, Santa Claus is a legendary figure who embodies the spirit of Christmas, goodwill, and of course, gift giving — and to companies, he represents that and much more.

The Economics and Supply Chain of Your Christmas Tree

All Things Supply Chain

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

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.

Implementing an S&OP System? Here’s How to Make Your Data Work for You

Arkieva

A look at some of the S&OP implementation best practices for managing your data. Now I’m not going to say, “Ask not what your data can do for you, but ask what you can do for your data.” In the past, I was under the impression that going through a system implementation process of setting up product hierarchies would mark the end of the process. I must now say, there’s more to the story. Implementing an S&OP System?

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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

The Tenuous Supply Chain of Your Returned Gifts

Elementum

Retailers are in the midst of the country’s most frenzied shopping season. The holidays never fail to draw out shoppers in droves, and this trend — rivaling in popularity humble holiday traditions like cozying up with hot chocolate — shows no sign of slowing down. The National Retail Federation reports that this year more than 174 million Americans shopped from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday (a mere five day window), exceeding their projection of 164 million.

Checklist for an S&OP Mindset

Supply Chain Trend

For those of you who’ve been following supplychaintrend for a while, you know I’ve written many blogs about how mindset improves S&OP and business performance. And maybe more importantly, it can also improve employee well-being. I’m pleased that in collaboration with the leading European Supply Chain Platform – Supply Chain Movement – I developed a checklist to assess if your organisation has an effective mindset.

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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.