Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

The Huge Success Factor that’s Overlooked in TMS Projects

3GTMS

So many factors go into a successful TMS project. And by “project,” we mean what happens after the implementation and after the vendor and partners go away.

Want to hire the next generation? It’s time for a software update.

Kinaxis

by Sarah Harkins Move over, Millennials. Generation Z is entering the workforce this year.

What should you look for in AI solutions for procurement?

Jaggaer

A Gartner report published in September 2018, entitled “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Procurement Software Applications” set out the reasons why many procurement leaders are hesitant about investing in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The headline reason can be summarized in one word: hype.

Is Omnichannel Dead, Dying, or Thriving?

Cerasis

Omnichannel is everywhere! Omnichannel is coming! Is your organization ready for omnichannel? If not, you are going to go bankrupt. Say some in the supply chain circles. However, is it all true?

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.

The Biggest Problem with Supply Chain Analytics, and How You Can Fix It

River Logic

Supply Optimization Advanced Analytics Supply Chain Excellence Supply Chain Optimization Supply chain analytics

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Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass. and HOUSTON, Tex.

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Final Mile Technology: What Tools Do Freight Shippers Need?

Cerasis

How often do you really think about final mile technology? The chances are good that the final mile is often an afterthought, but the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target are changing the narrative.

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Ignore Supply Chain Risks… At Your Own Peril!

ivalua

Despite the general consensus that risk management is important, recent studies have found that many companies still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do…. When someone like Elon Musk says that something is tricky, it means something!

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Editor’s Pick: Bridging the Gap – Advantages of a Digital Supply Chain in a Perpetually Connected World

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Gary Barraco from E2open’s blog discusses how the demands of the “perpetually connected” business environment and consumer are.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Where Does Last Mile Go from Here?

Logistics Viewpoints

Omni-channel continues to be one of the hottest trends in supply chain management today, basically touching every software application you can imagine. In order to truly be omni-channel, retailers and brand manufacturers must provide a unified brand experience for their customers. This is true for all three major phases of the customer journey – before, during, and after the sale. The last mile of an order tends to be the most costly and headache inducing […].

Hyperlocal: Facing the Future

C3 Solutions

As with any major rethink of a supply chain strategy, adopting a micro-fulfillment model will require proper planning and analysis.

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Seasonal Flavors Like Pumpkin Spice Add Complexity to Supply Chains Before the Holidays

Kuebix

October is almost here and with it comes seasonal favorites such as apple cider, candy corn and pumpkin spice. With every brand that tries to stay on this theme comes additional supply chain complexities.

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Innovation maze

Supply Chain Movement

How can you identify the innovations that will really take your company forward?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

This Week in Logistics News (September 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

Wednesday September 25, marked the 39th anniversary of John Bonham’s death. Also known as Bonzo or the Beast, Bonham was arguably the greatest drummer in rock n’ roll history. While I may personally be partial to Keith Moon’s overall body of work, Bonzo was immensely talented and a larger than life figure. Bonham was ranked number 1 on Classic Rock’s list of 50 Greatest Drummers in Rock, and Modern Drummer describes him as “the greatest […].

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Focusing on Direct-to-Patient Distribution

DynaSys

How and when a patient receives their medications continues to change. Traditionally manufacturers have relied on wholesalers because of their ability to navigate regional complexities and their capacity to gain access into the market.

Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets. Rate Trend of the Week

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The Now Economy Is Booming. Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

BluJay Solutions

It’s increasingly evident that the customer experience is driving the retail evolution and continuing to create new challenges for businesses across the globe.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S. trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. A lot of C.H. Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America. But these same disruptions are also […].

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ICON 2020 is Coming to Denver: 4 Reasons You Should Attend

Supply Chain Nation

ICON – our annual customer conference gathering more than 2,000 global attendees together – is coming to Denver in 2020. Stay in the know about the biggest and best supply chain conference of the year with our blog series that will highlight what’s new at ICON.

Brexit logistics: Preparing for the unexpected

Logistics Trends and Insights

With just over a month to go before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union – colloquially referred to as “ Brexit ” – uncertainty continues to reign, much as it did in June 2016 when the U.K. voted to leave the E.U. Plan or no plan, will the break occur on Oct.

Delivering Customer Experience in the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain manager’s main focus is on keeping costs low — or at least, that’s what many assume. Yet according to research commissioned by BluJay Solutions in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), that’s not the case.

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.

Editor’s Choice: Brexit Status

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. As the EU puts pressure on the UK Government to put proposals for a new deal in writing within the next two weeks and the Commons leader reported as saying that the Prime Minister was on course to deliver a “fundamentally different” Brexit deal to ensure the UK leaves […].

Why the Diamond Industry Should Leverage Blockchain

Shipchain

There are several different parties involved in securing that diamond that you’re wearing on your finger. And over the years, diamonds have become the most sought-after and expensive stone there is.

Circular Economies to Replace Linear Economies in 10 Years

Material Handling & Logistics

Gartner says supply chain leaders need to move from a wasteful linear model to circular models that reuse and renew

Tropical Storm Imelda disrupts supply chains

DAT Solutions

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Gulf Coast last week, bringing up to 40 inches of rain to the Houston area, and disrupting supply chains throughout the region. Rate Trend of the Week

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.