Sat.Oct 20, 2018 - Fri.Oct 26, 2018

Is Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain ready to meet demand?

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Canada is a pioneering country when it comes to the use of cannabis for medical purposes , where it’s been available through a doctor’s prescription since 2001. So one might think Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain would already be in place. Not quite.

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Gartner Questions Supply Chain “Control Towers”

ToolsGroup

Gartner says that future supply chain planning will look less like a "control tower" and more like a refinery "control room'" with many value-added analytics that automate, guide and control the supply chain.

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?

Cerasis

Embracing the changes brought forth by technology in today’s world of digitization hasn’t harmed anyone, provided they haven’t misused or exploited the resource.

What is Integrated Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Reibsamen – the Director of Integrated Supply Chain – at Berry Global, spoke about Berry Global’s supply chain transformation at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference in early October. Mr. Reibsamen’s primary point was that companies will get much better payback from their supply chain projects if they don’t do them in an ad hoc manner. A company should have a comprehensive end-to-end vision of what they want to accomplish, […].

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.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers. But for HEINEKEN International, the famed lager is only one of its products. The company owns more than 165 breweries around the world.

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Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order

Cerasis

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant , millennials make a growing cross-section of the American labor force. Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [0:43] 0:43] Please tell us about your background. Andrew Kelley is a global technology executive focused on logistics and supply chain software.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I mentioned that the Panama Canal expansion has resulted in record breaking tonnage moving through the waterway. The expansion was surely an engineering feat, using the latest technology to improve the global supply chain. However, engineering feats such as building a massive canal did not always have access to this level of technology. Today marks the 193rd anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal. While the Panama Canal expansion took roughly nine […].

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5 Ways Of Streamlining Logistics Operations With Autonomous Robots And Drones

PINC YMS

The opportunities to integrate autonomous robots exist at every stage of the supply chain, where improved efficiencies, lower costs, safer work environments, and higher productivity levels are just a few of the returns that organizations are seeing from their robotics investments.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

Logility

I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course! What’s not to like about candy that is sugar mixed with more sugar!

This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles? I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure.

Balancing Efficiency and Resilience in Multimodal Supply Chains

SCM Research

In his new report, titled Balancing Efficiency and Resilience in Multimodal Supply Chains , McKinnon (2018) writes: “Over the past twenty years, supply chain resilience has become a hot topic in industrial, government and academic circles – for good reason.

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More Data is Not Better and Machine Learning is a Grind…. Just Ask Amazon

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to sit in on a lecture today by two experts on Machine Learning from Amazon, during a lecture at UNC. Ed Banti is Director of Software Development, Core AI Amazon, and Pat Bajari, was VP and Chief Economist, Core AI, at Amazon as well. Both gentlemen shared their insights on working with AI solutions at Amazon, and spoke to a group of students and faculty at UNC’s Carroll Hall (my old graduate school stomping grounds!).

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Influence of Social Sentiment on Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube dominate the way people share information and communicate today. Considering just how influential these sites can be, it is amazing to think most weren’t introduced until the mid-2000’s.

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

Talking Logistics

In the good old days, your transportation management system (TMS) could manage nearly all of your transportation workflows. For the exceptions that did pop up, you could dutifully handle them manually, which took some effort but wasn’t a colossal burden on your time.

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Lessons From the Auto Industry on Managing the Next Recession

Supply Chain @ MIT

The chorus of warnings that another recession is imminent seems to be getting louder by the day in the business community. The many possible triggers of another downturn include America’s trade dispute with China and rising corporate debt.

MessageBroker chosen to provide Evergreen Garden Care’s fully managed integration service

BluJay Solutions

The largest garden care company outside of North America, Evergreen has undergone significant restructuring since being sold by Scotts, and so requires an integration platform to ensure reliable communication and collaboration with each of the partners across its supply chain.

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.

Perseverance With a Pinch of Grit

Supply Chain Nation

Kranthi Remala is a senior software engineer at JDA in Hyderabad. During her decade-long stint at JDA she’s learned from mentors, colleagues and family lessons that motivate and inspire her to reach higher and achieve more.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an ‘Easy’ Button [Video]

Talking Logistics

Roger A. Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Transformation, and from your perspective, where are most companies today on this journey?

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network

E2open

MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018. E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information.

One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

EcoVadis

Last year, President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would secede from the Paris Agreement sent shockwaves through the global sustainability community.

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.

Supply Chain Sustainability Priority, but Measurement is Lacking

Material Handling & Logistics

Barriers to implementing a sustainable strategy include the difficulty in proving the business case.

The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

Talking Logistics

Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S. administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon. What’s changed? How will these changes impact companies, particularly those that trade with Mexico? What actions should shippers take in response?

Plan to Attend: Manufacturing Circles of Success, October 25th in Atlanta, GA

Rootstock

Salesforce's new Manufacturing & Distribution Team is excited to announce an all-day customer-focused event for business leaders in the Manufacturing & Distribution space.

Addressing Omnichannel Fulfillment Challenges

Enterra Insights

Google the term “omnichannel” and you are likely to find as many articles about the challenges associated with omnichannel fulfillment as you are about the importance of omnichannel operations for the future of retail. For example, Joe Skorupa ( @joeskorupa ) writes, “Omnichannel fulfillment is an essential retail function and yet few retailers claim they do it well. Major weaknesses include efficiency, accuracy, cost effectiveness and speed.”[1]

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.