Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

IT in the Age of Supply Chain Complexity

Talking Logistics

“There is a certain limit to what you can optimize just within the four walls of your company,” said Artur Zgoda, Director of Supply Chain IT Solutions at AXIT- A Siemens Company , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Making Safety a Top Priority for the Whole Operation

LeanCor

In this special post, Plant Lean Manager Todd Markward from Select Comfort (manufacturer of Sleep Number and Comfortaire beds), shares how his team made a few simple improvements to their value stream mapping process that shifted the entire operation's focus to safety as a top priority.

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Blockchain: The future of supply chain operations

Ryder Exchange

A number of industries, from finance to the public sector are implementing blockchain in their operations – and for good reason. Why is this “new” technology taking the business world by storm? The truth is, blockchain isn’t new. It was created from a concept over 25 years ago.

It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board?

Quintiq

Uncertainties swirling around the global markets necessitate going beyond spreadsheets into the realm of advanced scenario modeling.

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.

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Technology and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

More and more articles are being written about the need for supply chain transformation and, as a result, supply chain … Continued. The post Technology and Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

Quintiq

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Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity

Talking Logistics

[Video] Keysight Technologies: Improving production planning efficiency

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This blog is part of a video interview series. Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews. Speed and accuracy are everything to a company, says Jenny Balderrama, production planner at Keysight Technologies.

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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.

Cognitive Computing and the Digital Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The term “supply chain” emerged because historically every step of the process that saw raw material converted into a product … Continued. The post Cognitive Computing and the Digital Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Implications from the Rana Plaza Disaster (Guest Post by Brian Jacobs and Vinod Singhal)

SCM Research

Today’s guest post comes from Brian Jacobs and Vinod Singhal, who present the results of their recent research on social issues in global textile supply chains. Rana Plaza, an eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed garment factories employing approximately 5000 workers, collapsed on April 24, 2013. The resulting fatalities (over 1100) and injuries (over 2400) made it one of the worst industrial accidents in history.

Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Talking Logistics

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Upholding stagnant concepts such as “ this is the way we’ve always done it ” will leave your business growth in a similar stagnant rut.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day 2017

Enterra Insights

Retailers love holidays. Holidays provide a focal point for promotions and sales. Patrick’s Day is no different. Kristen Cloud … Continued. The post St. Patrick’s Day 2017 appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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Challenging Few Weeks for Certain Myanmar Apparel Producers and Branded Customers

Supply Chain Matters

This past week provided stark reminders for apparel retailers and their suppliers on the realities of chasing the lowest cost producer, and of the blowback to the brand and its consideration of social responsibility. Two different yet disturbing incidents involving suppliers located in the country of Myanmar have came to light. Reuters reported that workers […].

[Video] Changing Landscape of Barcode Labeling: Part 1

Loftware

Welcome to the Loftware blog. Over the next few videos, we're going to explore the evolution of barcode labeling , how this method has changed over the years and how it can help companies. First, it's time to focus on regulatory compliance.

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Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

Cerasis

The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. However, the capacity crunch may be less severe than anticipated, and it could easily reflect growing pains in the industry. Thus, shippers need to understand why it has not yet taken hold, why some experts believe it may still occur and what preventative actions are needed now to prepare. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head.

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.

By 2020 We Should All Be Booking Loads in the Future

Quantified Freight

Have you seen the movie Looper? It stars Bruce “Won’t Retire” Willis, that Angels in the Outfield kid, and Emily Blunt. The movie involves low-life assassins who are contracted to kill victims sent to them from the future using illegal time travel.

Reality Acknowledged- Amazon is a Transportation and Logistics Provider

Supply Chain Matters

If readers have been keeping-up with our prior blog commentaries as well as prior predictions related to Amazon, this week’s announcement should not be of any surprise. That announcement is that Amazon will soon deploy a set of transportation and logistics services to allow China based manufacturers and sellers to ship their inventories of products […].

Labeling that can Meet Just-in-Time Deadlines in Auto Manufacturing

Loftware

Just-in-time supply chains are demanding and have little room for error. They have become prominent in the auto industry, raising new demands. Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing

Digital Freight Marketplaces (DFM) and the Future of Freight Brokerage

Supply Chain Link

Guest Blog Post: David Broering, Senior Vice President – Integrated Solutions For several years now, there has been a lot of PR and momentum around the concept of “Uber for brokerage.”

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

How to Survive Supply Chain Complexity

Material Handling & Logistics

Solutions to managing a complex supply chain have ranged across: 1) avoidance; 2) relationship collaboration; 3) information technology; 4) flexible workforces; 5) supplier collaboration; 6) access to leadership: and 7) supplier/customer understanding. read more. Global Supply Chain News

THOMASNET.com and ISM Honor This Year’s Complement of 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

Supply Chain Matters

In several ongoing editorial commentaries, Supply Chain Matters, has amplified the growing talent gaps that are today impacting multiple industry supply chains. As more baby boomers reach retirement age, supply chain and procurement executives are looking with trepidation at a looming talent gap. The industry needs an influx of fresh faces. To help in this […].

Live Webinar: Reducing the Risk of Electronics Counterfeiting

Loftware

Electronics counterfeiting continues to be a hot-button issue as manufacturers lose $160B+ annually in revenue. Even more concerning is the significant health and safety hazard facing consumers who unknowingly purchase counterfeit electronic components.

Are You Prepared to Take Advantage of Disruptive Technologies?

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This quick roundup of industry news includes a look at some of the latest tech advancements such as Internet of Things (IOT), augmented reality (AR) technology, wearables, robots and more, and how these technologies have the potential to change the fortune of those companies that adopt them. Not sure how these tech advancements fit into your supply chain organization?

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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.