Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

Bracing for Brexit today – reaping the benefits tomorrow

BluJay Solutions

As Brexit negotiations stumble forward, a new series of votes could extend the deadline or guarantee a hard-Brexit. The uncertainty remains, but the time to prepare is slipping away fast. . The countdown to Brexit is ticking away quickly, as the impasse in Parliament over Prime Minister May’s withdrawal agreement continues.

Globalization and Supply Chainmail

Amber Road

There was a time when the world was flat. The world had not yet been explored and global trade only accounted for a small portion of supply to most regions. Goods were mainly produced locally, or within a reasonable distance for them to be transported, at least before the 18 th century.

How to Tackle the On-demand World of Inventory Management

Unleashed

It’s fast-paced, it’s busy, it’s all things go, all the time. Inventory management is an around the clock operation and the pace isn’t slowing down. The way we shop has rapidly changed. This means the way we manage inventory has rapidly adapted as well. Just think about the most basic transaction of going into a brick-and-mortar store, paying at the counter and walking out with a product. Now, consumers can not only go into stores but order online and have it delivered to their doorstep.

For Your Supply Chain KPIs to be Meaningful, Apply Some Golden Rules

Logistics Bureau

9 Golden Rules for Meaningful Supply Chain KPIs.

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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.

Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Cerasis

Software and supply chain technologies have become integral components of successful warehousing practices. Through a warehouse management system (WMS), a company can gain real-time insight into product location, movement, and inventory. However, optimizing your WMS to drive costs down and enhance product flow is not a small task. To ensure your supply chain technology and WMS are set up.read More.

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$1B Investment in Flexport – A Smart Bet or Case of Irrational Exuberance?

Talking Logistics

Make Your Supply Chain a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

River Logic

SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Management

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[PODCAST] Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion

Cerasis

Listen to “The Application of Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion” on Spreaker. Blockchain and The Digital Supply Chain Resources to Download Learn more about ShipChain Request a Demo of ShipChain’s Platform Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper Looking for a TMS for your OTR.read More.

Meeting the Omnichannel Challenge

The Network Effect

Consumers are buying products through many different channels the consumer goods supply chain has become more complex than ever before. The post Meeting the Omnichannel Challenge appeared first on The Network Effect.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I’m driving around with one headlight. The driver-side one burned out, so I brought my car to the local garage and they replaced it. The next day, it burned out again. So I brought it back to the garage, and they replaced it again, at no cost, of course.

New 2019 Market Guide by Gartner Shows How Yard Management Systems (YMS) Boost Throughput

PINC YMS

How a modern yard management system (YMS) can help companies improve operational efficiency, increase supply chain visibility, and optimize their assets. Gartner digital yard management yard management system yard management Market Guide

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George Jetson and the case for modern supply chain planning

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister. As a supply chain planner of a certain vintage, you remember The Jetsons and likely recall George working for Mr. Spacely at Spacely Space Sprockets.

Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Cerasis

Software and supply chain technologies have become integral components of successful warehousing practices. Through a warehouse management system (WMS), a company can gain real-time insight into product location, movement, and inventory. However, optimizing your WMS to drive costs down and enhance product flow is not a small task. To ensure your supply chain technology and WMS are set up.read More.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Talking Logistics

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. In what felt almost like overnight, finding capacity wasn’t as much trouble as it had been for so many long, challenging months. Spot rates began to decrease a bit.

Industry Trend on the Rise for Supply Chain and Logistics: Automation

Shipchain

According to EFT’s Supply Chain Hot Trends to Watch for in 2019 , one of the most significant trends that we should be paying attention to this year is automation. Industry players have already begun experimenting with technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence.

How customer experience is driving supply chain innovation

BluJay Solutions

CSCMP’s Hot Topics publication – focused on newly emerging trends from leading experts – explores research commissioned by BluJay, with Adelante SCM, on why delivering an enhanced customer experience is driving supply chain innovation.

How GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. To Centralize or to Decentralize? That is the Organization Design Question! Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sunita Singh at [link].

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Sustain 2019

EcoVadis

In our busy, technology-driven lives we’re apt to forget the importance of face-to-face interactions and how much we benefit from engaging with colleagues or industry peers in person.

ShipChain and Scanlog Partner Over Blockchain-Based Track-and-Trace Platform

Shipchain

ShipChain , the blockchain-based end-to-end logistics startup, has announced the integration of its platform with Scandinavian logistics company Scanlog , to help with the track-and-trace of Scanlog’s freight moving across the company’s global logistics network.

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Closest Thing to a Crystal Ball—Adexa ML Predictor

Adexa

Adexa’s Machine Learning Predictor, Ginie© (Gin-Nee), is designed to predict inefficiencies in the supply chain as well as identifying the main causes of late orders.

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7 Ways to Limit Returns (Even with eCommerce)

JDA software

Retail has a serious problem with eCommerce returns. At least 30% of all online purchases are returned, compare that to 8.89% of in-store purchases. Surprising? Not if you’re in retail.

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.

Four Chainalytics Leaders Recognized as 2019 Pros to Know

CHAINalytics

The post Four Chainalytics Leaders Recognized as 2019 Pros to Know appeared first on Chainalytics. Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Press Release Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Award Chainalytics Pros To Know

When the Elephant in the Room is Your Supplier!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Procurement (and Purchasing) Job Interview Questions & Answers. Unless your company is amongst the very largest companies in the world then chances are your Procurement team will, at some point, be dealing with Suppliers that are larger than your company.

How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI

Veridian Solutions

A key issue that comes to the forefront of any discussion on handling e-commerce demand will always involve warehouse management system (WMS) or other supply chain system upgrades.

Break the Internal Process Requirements – Innovate for Success and Survival

Logistics Trends and Insights

Just in time for this year’s RILA conference , an interesting survey has been released from Gravity Supply Chain. Based on interviews with 500 retail executives in the U.S. and the U.K., the survey results reveal that only 15% of U.S. retail businesses have completed supply chain digitization. Despite this slow adoption rate of digitization, the report finds that 60% of respondents see digitization as critical to creating seamless omnichannel retail experiences.

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.