Sat.Jun 09, 2018 - Fri.Jun 15, 2018

Supply Chains Need to Transform: Into What?

Enterra Insights

I read a lot of articles about the need for supply chain transformation. Most of the articles discuss the importance of leveraging digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT); the cloud; 3D printing; robotics, blockchain, and cognitive computing. What they don’t often discuss is the end game. Dan Gilmore, editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Digest , asserts supply chain transformation is only beginning to catch the attention of many CEOs.

Should you really be trying to predict demand for spare and legacy parts?

DiManEx

Should you really be trying to predict demand for spare and legacy parts? Building virtual stock in a digital supply network offers a better way by Tibor van Melsem Kocsis Since we founded DiManEx a few years ago, I’ve spoken to hundreds of supply chain leaders who struggle with a common question: how can we use our data to predict demand for spare and legacy parts?

Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

Talking Logistics

The needs and expectations of manufacturers and retailers for their logistics partners have changed significantly over the years, and confusion and misconceptions remain in the marketplace concerning what third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and fourth party logistics providers (4PLs) are and the services they offer. What are some of those misconceptions? What defines a successful 4PL-customer relationship today? Is going the 4PL route a one-way street?

What’s eating the meat industry: The disassembly dilemma

Quintiq

Worldwide meat production has doubled over the last three decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. As meat consumption rises , the pressure is on meat producers to fullfill demand. To accomplish that, they need to be efficient at every step of their supply chain.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

The Fight of the Titans

Supply Chain Shaman

In Greek mythology, there is a difference between a Titan and a G od. A Titan was born of Uranus and Gaea and ruled the earth until overthrown by the Olympian gods. The evolution sprung from chaos. Titans were born through brute strength and Gods drove more refined outcomes.

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Two Kinds of Supply Chain Risk and How to Prepare for Them

ToolsGroup

When most people think of supply chain risk, they often think about the impact of major unforeseen “headline grabbing” events - like the tsunami in Japan impacting automotive supply chains or horse meat making its way into British beef supplies. These are big, important and often unpredictable risks.

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Parts Are Not Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies state that they want bold change; but within the company, I find swirling inaction. It baffles me. Companies are at a tipping point. Traditional processes are not sufficient and there is a war waging between traditionalists and reformers.

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Summer Reading 2018: Top 6 Blogs on Supply Chain Analytics

AIMMS

Want to avoid summer stagnation? To help you stay informed during the summer months and close the year with impact, we prepared a list of our most popular content for your reading and viewing pleasure.

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

Shippers face more challenges than ever before when it comes to managing freight spend and allocation. What is going where, and if it is going to location A, what is the best way to send it? While many other questions exist, freight management in today’s world is built on the internet, speed, use of data, and staying attractive to drivers. Yes, your freight must be attractive to drivers to get the best deals, and a TMS provides an invaluable means of creating attractive freight.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

Talking Logistics

If you were stranded on a desert island with a boom box and one music cassette, which band and album would you be listening to? It’s an easy question for me to answer: Depeche Mode and Violator.

Question and Answer – Accelerate Supply Chain Performance Using Advanced Analytics

Logility

The ability to rapidly evaluate multiple scenarios and drive smart business decisions faster can be the difference between success and failure.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

This article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. Digital is an attitude…that has to do with serving our customers better. We need to be extremely agile or someone else is going to be more agile and develop something that is slightly better than what we’re doing.”.

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What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

Cerasis

Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. As explained by Dan Goodwill via Canadian Shipper, the problem goes much further than that, including lacking compliance management, subpar, if any, use of transportation management systems (TMS, and failure to utilize granular shipment activity data.

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.

Editor’s Pick: TMS Best Practices – Your Strategy For Modern Technology

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. In this post, the project44 team highlights the importance of network connectivity, real-time information, and business intelligence and analytics in maximizing the value delivered by transportation management systems (TMS).

Business Reporter: The Future of the supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister Trevor Miles on achieving the path to supply chain transparency. When it comes to creating the perfect supply chain, it all starts with transparency.

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Hot Topics at GS1 Connect? Labeling, Blockchain and More

Loftware

Last week’s GS1 Connect event held in blazing hot Phoenix brought together hundreds of key influencers and decision makers from Foodservice, Healthcare, Retail Grocery and Apparel to discuss latest trends and challenges in the supply chain. While the temperatures outside hovered around 105ºF, the cool, comfortable accommodations inside lent for some lively and constructive dialogue as companies continue to pursue ways to optimize efficiency—and drive profitability

Supply Chains have always shaped the World

Enterra Insights

The term “supply chain” has an industrial feel to it; but, supply chains were around before the Industrial Age and probably predate recorded history. Paul Simpson reports, “Excavations of the dry bed of the ancient Lake Olorgesailie, in southern Kenya, led by American paleoanthropologist Rick Potts, suggest that our ancestors created the first supply chain between 305,000 and 320,000 years ago, at least 80,000 years older than we previously thought.”[1]

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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.

[Video] Digitization: Where Can You Find Value?

Talking Logistics

Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Is digitization a prerequisite to truly achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility?

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Managing the Complexities of a Pharma Supply Chain

CHAINalytics

| By Karthik Ravikumar | Senior Manager, Supply Chain Design | and | Vikas Argod | Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | What makes a supply chain complex? It is a simple sounding, yet complex question.

Overcoming Global Supply Chain Challenges with Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

Labeling is mission critical in maneuvering today's global supply chain. Think of your labels as the passport that enables your shipments to make it through the supply chain seamlessly. Manufacturing Labeling

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Supply Chain Risk Management Requires Pre-crisis Preparation

Enterra Insights

Supply chain risk management teams know the world is full of challenges and complexity. Trying to prepare for every potential risk to supply chain operations is impossible; nevertheless, some preparation must be made in order to prevent or mitigate significant disruptions to operations. As more and more companies transform into digital enterprises and implement digital supply chains, cybersecurity has risen near the top of the risk management priority list.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Benefits of Utilizing a Smart Warehouse Within Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

Due to advancements in technology, warehouses have been transformed into much more than just a simple facility to store inventory. In our fast-paced technological world, people rely on “smart” items every day.

7 Ways to Woo Consumers with a Sustainable Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

When it comes to positioning business for success, today’s brands must look beyond a traditional go-to-market strategy.

Making Better Manufacturing Decisions With the Help of Machine Learning

Oracle SCM

Manufacturing today is more complex than ever before. With the increasing use of new technologies in an Industry 4.0 context, data is coming in from more and more sources. We are creating more and more data every day. In fact, according to a recent article in Forbes there are " 2.5

The Food Industry Embraces Artificial (Intelligence, That Is)

Elementum

As the volume of data that businesses have available at their fingertips continues to grow exponentially, the ability to distill actionable insight from these mountains of information becomes both ever-more valuable, and ever-more challenging. Herein lies the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

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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.