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Supply Chain Insights

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

Replenishment: The Store Specific Replenishment Advantage

The Network Effect

In our first article on replenishment, Replenishment: The Real Time Advantage, we explored the significant advantages of shorter replenishment lead. The post Replenishment: The Store Specific Replenishment Advantage appeared first on The Network Effect. Demand Sensing Demand-Driven Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Management The Network Effect consumer-driven demand-driven food service Inventory replenishment retail supply chain management

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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.

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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How to Comply with the Sanitary Transportation Act

Ryder Exchange

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sanitary Transportation Act went into effect on April 16, 2016. The purpose of the legislation was to put controls in place that prevent contamination or adulteration of food while it is being transported.

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.

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.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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.

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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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 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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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.

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

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 […].

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?

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

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.

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

One Big Lesson E-commerce Can Take From Walmart/Jet.com Acquisition

FLEXE

Walmart’s acquisition of Jet.com has sparked an amalgam of discussions across the Internet asking the question “will it” or “won’t it” help Walmart compete with Amazon.

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?

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.