Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

To Move Forward, We Need to be Clear on What We Are Automating

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past six years, I have spent my labor day weekend preparing for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Next week, I will welcome over 100 participants to the annual event. The event is designed to Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The format of the conference is different than most.

Dock appointment scheduling the smart way

Descartes

Whether managing the complexity of fresh food or meeting customer promises for rapid delivery, the efficiency with which retailers and suppliers manage the inbound and outbound processes within the Distribution Centre (DC) or warehouse is critical.

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The Back-To-School Shopping Season: The Future of Retail

Clear Spider

The school bells are ringing and the beginning of a brand new school year is starting. By now, everyone has completed all, if not most, of their back to school shopping. Over the past couple weeks we have all see the advertisements for the newest clothes, backpacks, laptops, and school supplies.

Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders and managers have a mountain of responsibilities and oversee vast enterprises. Timeliness, speed, and order accuracy are some of the most in-demand aspects of today’s omnichannel world, but significant challenges still exist with inventory visibility.

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.

With Brexit Looming, New Supply Chain Requirements Emerge

ToolsGroup

On October 31st, the United Kingdom will leave the EU, with or without an exit deal. This, combined with the 2019 EU election results that changed the political landscape, opens speculation regarding this alternative reality, and what requirements it would put on companies in the EU.

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Dreaming about accurate forecasts?

DELMIA Quintiq

There is a saying among forecast users: “ If you forecast, you may be wrong; but you will always be wrong if you do not forecast.”.

Increase Your RFP Win Rate by Fixing the Bid and Tender Process with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:52] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am a John Golob, Founder and CMO of Winmore. We are based in San Francisco.

With Brexit Looming, New Supply Chain Requirements Emerge

ToolsGroup

On October 31st, the United Kingdom will leave the EU, with or without an exit deal. This, combined with the 2019 EU election results that changed the political landscape, opens speculation regarding this alternative reality, and what requirements it would put on companies in the EU.

Golf and the art of supply chain improvement

Kinaxis

by Alison Crawford. I’ll admit it, I am a not a great golfer. Even though I can now drive the ball well, two years ago I could barely make contact. Like every golfer, my short game needs work and more often than not I’m happy to just get the ball on the green, never mind close to the pin.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s that time of year again. And no, I don’t mean back to school or the home stretch of the baseball season. I mean football season is kicking off. And once again, my hometown Patriots are set to raise another Super Bowl banner on opening night. In a step away from the norm, the NFL season did not kick off with the defending Super Bowl champions hosting the Thursday night game. My guess is that […].

How hurricanes affect freight

DAT Solutions

Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains, but to people’s lives and well-being. Best Practices and Benchmarks

ToolsGroup and Optimas to Discuss Supply Chain Planning Digital Transformation at North American Supply Chain Executive Summit 2019

ToolsGroup

Optimas will share how it’s partnering with ToolsGroup to manage supply chain complexity. and demand uncertainty. BOSTON (Sept 5, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, shared details of its participation with Optimas Solutions, a leading global industrial distributor and service provider, in the North American Supply Chain Summit (NASCES19), taking place September 10-11 in Chicago. . On September 11 at 11:40 a.m.,

Introducing our inaugural guide to concurrent planning

Kinaxis

by John Sicard A transformation is taking place. Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges hit without warning.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Hurricane Dorian Threatens Supply Chains Needed for Recovery

Kuebix

When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane this past Sunday, it left devastation in its wake. The storm brought with it high winds and extreme flood waters that would rip off roofs and ruin houses. Adding to the destructive nature of the storm was its slow movement up the coast.

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

AI has the potential to create $1.4T to $2.6T of value in marketing and sales across the world’s businesses, and $1.2T to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing.

ToolsGroup and Optimas to Discuss Supply Chain Planning Digital Transformation at North American Supply Chain Executive Summit 2019

ToolsGroup

Optimas will share how it’s partnering with ToolsGroup to manage supply chain complexity. and demand uncertainty. BOSTON (Sept 5, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, shared details of its participation with Optimas Solutions, a leading global industrial distributor and service provider, in the North American Supply Chain Summit (NASCES19), taking place September 10-11 in Chicago. . On September 11 at 11:40 a.m.,

As Baby Boomers Retire, Don’t Let Tribal Knowledge Retire with Them

Enterra Insights

The youngest members of the generation known as Baby Boomers are approaching retirement age. If companies allow Baby Boomers’ years of expertise to walk out the door without capturing it, they are losing a valuable asset.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

The advancement of “Virtual Logistics” team

20Cube Logistics

Industries are always looking forward to new technologies that would make their work easier by replacing the traditional way of working with extremely efficient and streamlined technology-driven process.

Hurricane Dorian Impacting Shipments

Savi

Savi’s tagline is “The Value of Knowing”. As Hurricane Dorian bears down on the ports of Florida and potentially others up the East Coast, knowing where your shipments are in relation to the storm is pretty important.

Two Ways You Can be in Control of Lead Time

Unleashed

Ensuring your business has enough stock on hand is a juggling act. Most businesses store inventory to ensure they have enough to meet a surge in customer demand. However, they run the risk of tying up capital in excess inventory.

Supply Chain Digitization Efforts are in Full Swing

Enterra Insights

Numerous sources have declared data to be the most valuable resource in the world and the supply chain sector is trying to take full advantage of data. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), “Digital transformation spending is to reach almost US$2trn by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.7%. … [These expenditures] will cover Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, 3D printing, 5G, automation, and edge computing.”[1]

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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.

How to Keep Up with Rising Consumer Shipping Expectations

AFFLINK

Two-day, one-day, and same-day shipping—it's becoming a trend. How can you match customer expectations when they keep rising? Direct to consumer brands need to be able to provide reliable, fast shipping to their customers, and that means taking a deep look at their supply chain practices.

Career Resilience

Supply Chain Nation

Patricia Diniz Soares, senior corporate counsel at JDA, is a proud single mom and trailblazer in her career.

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Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

Supply Chain Planning Artificial Intelligence

Blockchain and Supply Chain are Becoming Inextricably Tied

Enterra Insights

In the past, articles about blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology primarily focused on cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. Increasingly, however, articles about blockchain technology focus on how it can help improve supply chain operations. Today’s supply chains are mindbogglingly complex and blockchain has the potential to address some of that complexity.

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.