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How the Total Cost of Ownership of Electric Trucks Influences Fleet Decisions

GTG Technology Group

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Electric Vs. Diesel Trucks . In the past, diesel gas was the only option for fueling a big rig. Thanks to modern technologies, however, truckers may soon have another option: electric trucks. While battery-powered commercial trucks are not yet widely available, companies such as Tesla are coming close to a big debut.

The Case Against Spreadsheets in Last Mile Logistics

Convey

Last mile logistics and supply chain have changed at an unbelievable rate in the […]. The post The Case Against Spreadsheets in Last Mile Logistics appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain

Three Ways Supply Chain Finance Can Fund the Future

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain finance improves cash flow by allowing buyers to optimize their cash conversion cycle by focusing strategically on payment terms with their suppliers

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves. Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed […]. The post Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business appeared first on SYSPRO US.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Digital Representation and our Obsession with Optimization

AIMMS

I’ve watched many times as customers experience the power of modeling and prescriptive analytics for the first time. It’s like they are opening a great gift.

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Why Shippers Are Focusing on Inbound Logistics Visibility to Become Shipper of Choice

Cerasis

Improving supply chain visibility is a goal of most organizations, but inbound freight is much more than simple dock scheduling.

Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. AJ Khanijow is the founder and CEO of Fulfyld, an e-commerce fulfillment company that specializes in B2C shipments and home delivery. Fulfyld is based in Huntsville, Alabama. AJ grew up in Huntsville, AL and studied industrial engineering at Auburn University. [01:30]

Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management Solution?

Descartes

Adrian Gonzalez , industry expert and host of an online video talk show and blog Talking Logistics, connects with Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes for insights from benchmarking studies Descartes conducted about getting the most value from transportation management systems. Overview: Whether you run a fleet or purchase transportation, the value of transportation management extends well beyond the transportation department.

Be Uncommon

Talking Logistics

“There’s a way to do it better — find it.” ” — Thomas Edison. I love that quote by Thomas Edison. There is always room for improvement in whatever you do. Finding a better way, doing it better, is what drives entrepreneurs, athletes, scientists, and so many others.

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.

What’s Pushing Warehouse Automation Strategies Forward: Technology and People

Cerasis

Warehouse automation is expanding at a phenomenal rate, and the capabilities that are considered best in class in 2017 will start to experience limitations in 2019. Further, the vast growth of e-commerce and demand for better, faster service from customers will force more supply chain leaders to rethink their existing warehouse automation strategies. What’s Holding.read More.

Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain

Logility

Fifteen years ago, I worked for a company that embraced Lean 6 Sigma as a core operating fundamental. Just about every member of the management team was a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt and many had attained a level of Master Black Belt.

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Enterprise Labeling: Where Data Management Enters Physical Space

Loftware

How does enterprise labeling bridge the gap between ERP and the supply chain? Supply Chain SAP Oracle

How a Blockchain Platform Will Help Truckers Be More Efficient and Earn More Money

Shipchain

The trucking industry moves more than 70% of America’s freight, and gross freight revenues from trucking exceeded $726.4 billion in 2015, reports TechCrunch. Today, shippers are demanding more availability, time and capacity, and truckers are struggling to meet these demands.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

[PODCAST] Transportation Management System Adoption & ROI Improved thru Effective Change Management

Cerasis

Listen to “TMS Adoption & ROI Improved thru Effective Change Management” on Spreaker. Transportation Management System Adoption & Supply Chain Technology Resources to Download The Uses and Substantial Benefits of Transportation Management Systems Download a Copy of the E-Book The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries Download a Copy.read More.

New advisory report highlights benefits of concurrent planning

Kinaxis

by Teresa Chiykowski.

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Amazon – Moving the Needle Up, Down and All Around

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hey, guess what? Amazon is a logistics company. Seriously. I’ve lost count of the number of articles questioning if Amazon is a logistics company. Rolling my eyes, I click, read, delete and move onto the next article in my inbox. Of course, Amazon is a logistics company.

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The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Andrei Klubnikin at at R-Style Lab.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Inbound Freight Visibility: 10 Benefits & 8 Steps to Get More Visibility

Cerasis

Poor inbound freight visibility is associated with significant problems in supply chain management. Shippers may not know when a delivery will arrive, which trucks it is located on, whether multiple trucks are necessary and how much labor will be required to unload the freight within a given time successfully. The problems only grow worse from.read More.

Sustainability: How do Food & Grocery Supply Chains Stack Up?

C3 Solutions

Nearly 900 million people around the world are malnourished. Yet every year we waste 1.6 billion tons of food – fully a third of all the food produced globally. It's estimated to be worth US$1.2 trillion now and may grow to $1.5 trillion by 2030 if nothing is done to stop it.

The Impact of the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Thirty years ago few people would have predicted a growing number of consumers would complete much of their shopping using a mobile phone. It was only 29 years ago Tim Berners-Lee invented hyperlinks which gave rise to web browsing and eventually led to e-commerce.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation

Veridian Solutions

The writing is on the wall for traditional, manual-based processes in supply chain management, says Cade Metz of The New York Times. While Amazon leads the way, other companies, including carriers such as FedEx and DHL, are testing and developing robotic-based systems to speed operations.

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.

Winning with Hyper-localization: How to Overcome the Challenge of Meeting Local Market Needs

JDA software

Today’s blog comes from me alongside guest contributor Andy Grady-Smith, global capability director for category optimisation, dunnhumby. dunnhumby is a JDA partner working to provide companies with prescriptive, consumer-based insights to improve their merchandising strategies and decisions.

AO.com Enhances Its Supply Chain Capabilities Working With BluJay’s DropShip

BluJay Solutions

AO.com, one of the UK’s largest retailers, has chosen BluJay’s DropShip solution to enhance supply chain operations and capitalize on its next phase of growth. Read the full article in Retail Voices.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Erica E. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1]

Transforming Your Supply Chain Into an Opportunity Center

Supply Chain Brain

Last year, supply-chain disruptions hit a record high, with North America at the top of the list as the most affected region

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.