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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.

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. We have exciting news at Freightos – we’re proud to announce that we’ve acquired WebCargoNet , a leading logistics technology provider.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 […].

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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

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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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 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.

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.

AI May take Over the World, but it won’t Improve Forecasting

Logistics Viewpoints

But before AI does take over the world, can supply chain practitioners use AI and cognitive computing technologies to improve supply chain operations? Don’t hold your breath. Business Intelligence Statistics Supply Chain Planning AI forecasting

General Electric Embarks on New Footprint for the Future of Manufacturing

Supply Chain Matters

General Electric broke ground today for its brand new Welland, Ontario, Brilliant Factory located just across the Canadian border from Buffalo New York. The diversified manufacturing conglomerate indicates that this plant, when operational in approximately 20 months: “will strengthen the base of North American manufacturing and equalize the region’s ability to compete where direct labor […].

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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

New Solutions to Support a Pharmaceutical Value Chain that is in Flux

Logistics Viewpoints

Leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies must continue to adapt to increasing global competition, regulation, and pricing pressures. In response, the pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a major value chain transformation. Pharma & Life Sciences Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Visibility Biotech control tower Pharma track & trace

China Declares Entry into Commercial Aircraft Engine Design and Manufacturing

Supply Chain Matters

As Supply Chain Matters blog readers are aware, one of our objectives in providing supply chain management focused education is to point out and reference significant industry milestones that we believe should be monitored. Two very recent examples were the announcement of China’s first flexible display production line and our declaration of a new phase […].

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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.

New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016

Kinaxis

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.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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).”.

Muted U.S. Economic Growth Levels Point to Needs for More Advanced Inventory Management Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

This commentary represents the fourth of our ongoing Supply Chain Matters- Llamasoft market education series directed at clarifying needs and requirements addressing supply chain wide visibility. Business media has of-late pointed out that that overall inventory levels among retailers and manufacturers has been unusually high, which is impacting both current procurement activity as well as […].

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.

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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Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.