Sat.Jul 21, 2018 - Fri.Jul 27, 2018

How demand planning can quench our thirst for beer

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister World Cup and hot summer combine to create beer bottle shortage for German brewers.

Myopic and Hyperopic Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Myopia , more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is a medical condition in which one can see near objects but cannot see far objects clearly. More than 200,000 people per year are diagnosed with nearsightedness.

Reshoring Isn’t Happening

Logistics Viewpoints

Kearney publishes an annual study on reshoring. Their July 2018 release - their fourth annual “Reshoring Index” - shows record imports from traditional offshoring countries in 2017. Imports of manufactured goods into the United States from the 14 largest low-cost-country trading partners in Asia rose by a staggering $55 billion, or 8 percent—the largest one-year increase since the economic recovery of 2011.

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Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

I haven’t attended an industry conference over the past year, or participated in a client meeting, where blockchain — along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — hasn’t been part of the conversation.

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.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

Cerasis

Blockchain explores more and more industries every day. Due to a popularity of Bitcoin , this technology has already demonstrated countless opportunities for the financial area. Entrepreneurs from many other industries are trying to use the blockchain technology in other areas, and the window of opportunities looks impressive. The main advantage of blockchain is its transparency and ability to optimize ecosystems of digital information.

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The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Emily Hunt The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform. It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb.

This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Cyberattack and hacker threats. Robots and self-driving cars. Same-day delivery. Blockchain. Tariffs. Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. WSJ – sub. req’d).

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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Here come the Response Networks

ToolsGroup

As competition heats up to meet consumer fulfillment expectations, the analyst community has worked to define a supply chain model that can dynamically and rapidly respond to changing market needs, sometimes called "Response Networks". Gartner calls their version “ Respond Planning ”.

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.

How to Integrate with Industrial Internet of Things Technologies

Cerasis

As advances in technology make it more cost-effective to deploy IIoT, industries will need to acquire a strategic approach to integrating new sensor data with pre-existing data environments. Now, more than ever, industries are seeking simple integrations with controls, automation, and data analytics visualization software to harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things and realize attractive operational and competitive benefits for their business.

Digital Supply Chain: Where Can You Find Value?

Talking Logistics

There’s a lot of talk these days about the digital supply chain, including what it means and why it’s important. Two questions that always seem to come up in these discussions are “What’s the value of digitization?” and “What’s the business case for it?” I explored these and other related questions with Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Visibility: Getting to One Version of the Truth.

Make Regulatory Noncompliance a Thing of the Past with Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

You strive for a forward-thinking supply chain. You aim to respond fast to the ever-changing conditions in which your organization operates. But do you consistently accomplish that? Do regulations get in the way of your time to market, add supply chain complexities and diminish agility?

What is an autonomous robot?

PINC YMS

Here are seven qualities that set autonomous drones and robots apart from their human-controlled counterparts. technology drone digital disruption supply chain logistics innovation inventory robotics digital inventory

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.

Warehouse Management Proficiency Through Mobility Technology

Cerasis

The role of warehousing in e-commerce is undisputed, and mobility technology is integral to enhance warehouse management proficiency in the modern world. According to Ivanti , mobility technology allows warehouse managers to develop better processes and systems for inventory management and maintain high accountability, visibility, and proficiency in operations.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Is managing your transportation operations an art form? You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. Customers have high expectations for quicker deliveries and more visibility into the delivery process, plus you have endless, changing constraints to deal with too.

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How Can You Successfully Navigate Industry Regulatory Issues?

Loftware

Regulations are a double-edged sword: they help assure consumers that the products they purchase are safe and meet a standard of quality. On the other hand, regulations create challenges for companies as they add costs and complexity to supply chain operations.

Periodic Versus Continuous Planning – What’s Needed for Success?

Logility

The vast amount of information vying for our attention can make your head spin. When you think about how much this has changed over the last 10, 20 or more years, it is quite dizzying. It has been 11 years since the iPhone was introduced.

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.

[PODCAST] Why Executives Need to Understand Total Landed Costs of Transportation

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce & welcome listeners to the launch of the “The Freight Project Podcast!” ” The podcast will bring expert voices from around the world in supply chain, logistics, transportation and freight to give you unique insights into what it takes to effectively optimize your supply chain so that you may reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Fixing Grocery Retail’s $10 Billion Problem

The Network Effect

After analyzing data for 1.75 million retail DC appointments on One Network’s Real Time Value Network, it became clear… the. The post Fixing Grocery Retail’s $10 Billion Problem appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Control Towers The Network Effect control towers grocery on-time in-full OTIF retail

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How are Fuel Surcharges Calculated?

PLS Logistics

You may have heard some unwritten rules about fuel surcharges, or come across fuel surcharge calculators on the internet, but they don’t really go into depth about what is happening behind the scenes. Knowing how to calculate a fuel surcharge will help you immensely - whether you book your own loads and set your own rates, or you lease with a company that does it all for you. This way you will know whether the surcharge your company pays you will offset your increased fuel costs.

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Innovating Production and Supply Networks to Increase Value from New Product Introductions

Logistics Viewpoints

Product and service innovation, driven by digital technologies, is key to gaining extra value from new product introductions. One particularly interesting development is the emergence of modular plants. Forecasting a NPI can be very difficult. Modular plants help companies to scale economically. The post Innovating Production and Supply Networks to Increase Value from New Product Introductions appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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.

Periodic vs. Continuous Planning — What’s Needed for Success?

Logility

The vast amount of information vying for our attention can make your head spin. When you think about how much this has changed over the last 10, 20 or more years, it is quite dizzying. It has been 11 years since the iPhone was introduced.

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence.

A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design

Logistics Viewpoints

Demand modeling has emerged as a key decisioning tool in supply chain design. Standard forecasting tools can fall short if they can’t take into consideration external causal factors that drive demand like weather and economic and political indicators, or help predict demand 5-10 years out when making long-term strategic decisions. The post A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.