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The Future of the Distribution System: The Current State: Part 1 of 3

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment. In part 1 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the current state and potential issues that arise with your current distribution system.

New Gartner Report Identifies Biggest Supply Chain Obstacles

ToolsGroup

Demand variability is a problem even with fast moving items (shown on left), but especially with slow moving items (shown on right) and promoted goods.

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Disrupting in the Midst of Disruption

Supply Chain Insights

We are continuing to break the mold to help supply chain visionaries gain first-mover advantage. While other analyst firms put their research behind paywalls, we set it free. We want everyone around the globe to use our research freely and openly.

The Convergence of Logistics and Commerce (and Social Networking Too)

Talking Logistics

As reported by TechCrunch last week, Symphony Commerce , a provider of cloud technology for e-commerce platforms, is raising $11 million to grow its fulfillment business. Investors include Charles River Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and FirstMark Capital.

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 Future of the Distribution System: New Technologies: Part 2 of 3

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment. In part 2 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the new technologies that are introduced and how they effect your distribution system. New Technologies Waiting in the Wings.

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How time and money is wasted in the congested sea and airspace

Quintiq

Once again, my recent trip from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore reminded me why congestion is a major enemy in the business of transporting goods and people, whether by air, sea or land. Let me use aviation as an example to illustrate the extent of this problem and its possible solutions.

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Cognitive Computing: Beyond the Digital Enterprise

Enterra Insights

Many, if not most, business analysts agree that companies organized around industrial age business models are unlikely to survive if … Continued. The post Cognitive Computing: Beyond the Digital Enterprise appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The Future of the Distribution System: The New Distribution System: Part 3 of 3

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment. In part 3 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the New Distribution System and where the industry is headed. The New Distribution System.

Fashion Retailers: Is inventory eating into your profits? (It is…)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I touched on the problem of expanding UK waistlines a few blogs ago and the topic popped up again recently when I was out and about shopping for clothes – no, not me.

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.

Designing Labels to Meet Corporate Standards

Loftware

Branding is becoming critically important especially with the increasing levels of counterfeiting in today's global supply chain. This is why when it comes to developing and updating labels it's important to ensure that you have a process in place that works to meet corporate standards. Labeling

Jobs Sustainability and Robotics: An Endless Debate

Enterra Insights

“We always hear and read the same arguments again and again,” writes Maximilien Oberlis (@maximilienobrls), a digital innovation leader. “Will … Continued. The post Jobs Sustainability and Robotics: An Endless Debate appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

What’s the ROI Of Transport and Logistics Providers & A TMS?

Cerasis

Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers' reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater. In reality, the actual savings and return tend to be closer to 10 percent, reports Inbound Logistics.

The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation

Logility

Considering the current appetite for “supply chain excellence,” I wonder if it is possible we’re focusing on the wrong things?

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.

East Coast Warehouse Takes Yard Operations to the Next Level

PINC YMS

This week, Clint Reiser, director of supply chain research at ARC Advisory Group, had the opportunity of speaking with Bob LaMere, CIO of East Coast Warehouse , about the company’s recent yard management system upgrade and the benefits obtained by the company.

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Supply Chain Risk Management Involves More than Hoping Your Luck Holds Out

Enterra Insights

Supply chain risk management is a full-time job. Logically that means chief executive officers (CEOs) must delegate that responsibility to … Continued. The post Supply Chain Risk Management Involves More than Hoping Your Luck Holds Out appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The State of Sustainable Supply Chains

SCM Research

Supply chain management can play a key role to help creating a more sustainable world that leaves no one behind.

The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation

Logility

Considering the current appetite for “supply chain excellence,” I wonder if it is possible we’re focusing on the wrong things?

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.

6 Transportation News Stories: August 2016

PLS Logistics

Louisiana Weather Causes Shipment Delays. Louisiana called a state of emergency after heavy rainfall affected the region. More than 280 state roads have been flooded and closed, affecting intermodal rail and truckload shipping. “It’s It’s a major disaster,” said Rodney Mallett of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Learn more here.). Market Condition: Continued Price Declines.

Hanjin's Insolvency Leaves Few Options

Elementum

Hanjin Shipping’s financial limbo has taken a turn for the worst as its creditors have ruled out any further funding. The only thing left to do for South Korea’s largest container carrier was to seek for court receivership on Thursday, just a day after it filed for bankruptcy.

The State of Sustainable Supply Chains

SCM Research

Supply chain management can play a key role to help creating a more sustainable world that leaves no one behind.

Look to the Cloud to Support the Modern B2B Network

Supply Chain Matters

Through this blog, I’ve worked to raise awareness about the critical importance of integrating information and business processes across a business-to-business (B2B), or supply chain, network. It’s important because more supply chain business processes and information flows occur and reside throughout the external supply chain network, and needs to be integrated into internal systems, applications […].

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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.

e-Commerce: The Biggest Driver of Change and Growth in Supply Chain & Logistics

BluJay Solutions

Over the past few years, we have witnessed the meteoric rise of e-Commerce as a global platform, in particular driven by millennials (like me!) and the ubiquitous smart phones. This is compounded by the shift to Web 2.0, social media and online shopping.

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New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Taunya MacDonald Kinaxis Rolls Out New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016. Well it’s that time of year again, where we at Kinaxis are geared up and excited about planning and preparing for Kinexions.

Cloud vs. On-Premise Supply Chain Software: And the Winner Is….

Arkieva

Okay, I know what you must be thinking “Another blog post trying to convince me to move to the cloud (yawn).”.

Untimely Occurrences of Multi-Industry Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply Chain Matters

As businesses enter the all-important final four months of 2016, news of supply chain disruptions are permeating business media channels. We, along with global media, have already alerted readers to the ongoing and quickly cascading implications of Hanjin Shipping’s financial receivership, which we have characterized as a financial shot heard across the globe. The potential […].

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.