Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

7 Tips To Consider When Selecting an MES Solution

IQMS

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) enable supply chain networks and manufacturing to stay synchronized, scale and flex to fluctuations in demand.

How Humans and Robots Will Work Together in the Supply Chain

PINC YMS

Humans and robots can work in harmony to create a safer, more efficient working world. Here’s what that might look like. robots digital inventory Logistics Viewpoints digital supply chain

The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to driving autonomous trucks on the interstate, there are several issues that need to be solved. A startup called Wavesense has solved one key problem. The CEO of Wavesense talks with ARC about the other issues that need to be solved. The post The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Transportation logistics supply chain

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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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.

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning.

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Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry.

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Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018

Cerasis

LTL peak season takes place during the holiday shopping season each year, and if last year’s shoppers are any indicator, the LTL peak season for 2018 will excel past all records.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year. In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7%

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Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How You Can Get MORE from a Unichannel Logistics Partner! (ULP)

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what some procurement professionals may think, all logistics solution providers are not created equal, and those who consider price only, or as main factor in their selection process, are doomed to mediocrity and perhaps even failure.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

BluJay’s Jim Sanborn Re-elected as Mayor of Waconia, MN

BluJay Solutions

BluJay team members give back to their communities in many diverse ways. Client Services Manager Jim Sanborn serves as the Mayor of Waconia, Minnesota and was re-elected yesterday.

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Talking Logistics

Holidays are synonymous with food-centric gatherings, from traditional family feasts to social soirees.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Why Safety Stock Is So Important to Your Supply Chain

Demand Solutions

Managing a supply chain is not easy, although the job description is seemingly straightforward: Ensure that the right products are available at the right location at the right time. Sounds easy, right?

Supply Chain Planning Trade-Offs: A Success Story in the Snack Food Industry

River Logic

A River Logic customer was unable to meet demand for their most profitable product, because they were working with constrained capacity. They had no visibility into their supply chain planning trade-offs, were wrangling 20+ spreadsheets to create plans, and missing out on major profit opportunities. Since adopting River Logic, hundreds of thousands in cost savings per week have been uncovered. Customers Supply Chain

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Independent research reveals how organizations can succeed in a brave new tariff-driven trade world

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister It sounds ominous, but it’s a brave new tariff-driven trade world out there – a reality senior executives whose organizations operate global supply chains are coming to grips with.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations [Video]

Talking Logistics

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Dr. TJ Scheafer, Head of Strategic Programs at project44 discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is ALAN’s mission and focus?

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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.

Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing of the Future! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Guest Blog post provided by Rob Memery at [link]. Since the term Industry 4.0 was first coined by the German government in 2011 it has steadily gathered pace and interest from companies across all industries.

The new delivery paradigms shaping the future supply chain

BluJay Solutions

New shopping habits add to an already demanding amount of e-commerce, increasing the need for retailers to establish control and transparency in their supply chains to meet consumer expectations. BluJay’s Paul Soong elaborates in the article by RetailBiz.

Not Contributing to Logistics Job Growth. Sorry (Not Sorry!)

Supply Chain Collaborator

Wall Street Journal reports that logistics hiring contributes a robust 10% to the October 2018 U.S. job growth figures. Hiring in transportation and warehousing sector soars” says WSJ “adding 24,800 jobs. UltraShipTMS apologizes for not helping to contribute to employment growth in the field we serve. It’s not that we don’t want to contribute. Rather we prefer to contribute in ways that grow our customers’ bottom line. Here’s why we’re sorry, but not sorry.

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Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

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 from Elemica’s blog discusses the role of Digital Supply Networks in enabling digital transformation journeys. A digital disruption is a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models.

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.

Common Mistakes in Importing and Exporting! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post introduction and infographic originally created and published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Excelsior at [link].

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How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

Shipchain

Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Supply chain fraud is on a dramatic increase.

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

On November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology.

Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment

Talking Logistics

It’s not often that global trade news repeatedly makes it into the headlines, but that’s been the case this year as the U.S. and China impose tit-for-tat tariffs on each other, NAFTA gets renegotiated, and the uncertainty around Brexit continues (among many other trade-related developments). What impact are these changes having on importers and exporters? What actions should companies take in response to these tariff changes and associated risks?

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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.