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6 Reasons Why any Business Need Transportation Management Software

Shipsy

According to Globe NewsWire, The market size of global Transportation Management Systems (TMS) is forecasted to get market growth from 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 14.5%. The size is expected to reach USD 4330.8 million by 2025, which was USD 2524 million in 2019. These figures clearly depict how rapidly every business around the world is adopting transportation management software. What is a TMS?

Time for Manufacturers to Throw Out Old Ideas About Inventory Management

Supply Chain Brain

Innovative supply-chain strategies that seemed so perfectly attuned to current purchasing patterns have turned out to carry a lot more risk than their creators could ever have imagined

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Are Storefront Retail Closures a Foregone Conclusion? Not Necessarily.

Tecsys

Traditional retail brick-and-mortar wasn’t exactly flourishing before the pandemic hit. In 2019, 9,300 stores shut… The post Are Storefront Retail Closures a Foregone Conclusion? Not Necessarily. appeared first on Tecsys.

What is Multimodal Shipping?

GlobalTranz

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Collaboration? When It Comes to Cash-to-Cash, We Don’t Know How to Walk the Talk

Supply Chain Shaman

If the word collaboration was listed on a card as a drinking game at supply chain conferences, we would be drunk at many. The word, while bandied about frequently in speeches, is largely meaningless due to overuse and abuse. Here I share perspective on cash-to-cash abuse. While we speak of collaboration, the focus is on driving enterprise results not value in value chains. Today, most processes are a win/lose not win/win. Let me explain.

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Navigating Unprecedented Times with Command and Control Centers

Logistics Viewpoints

Global supply chains have changed more in the last six months than they have in the last six years. Never has the need to respond with agility been more clear. Control towers are a key tool to achieve agility. New solutions are available.

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Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

GlobalTranz

Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

Periodic Versus Continuous Planning – What’s Needed for Success?

Logility

The vast amount of information vying for our attention can make your head spin. When you think about how much this has changed over the last 10, 20 or more years, it is quite dizzying. It has been 13 years since the iPhone was introduced.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. The free report is available in PDF with supporting spreadsheets and high-resolution infographics here.

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Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Forward-Thinking Technology is Improving Safety on the Roads

Kuebix

In recent years, technological advances have influenced nearly every aspect of the transportation industry. Technology has improved the ease and efficiency of training new drivers, optimizing truck routes, managing inventory and more.

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Unified Logistics: A New Mindset for a New Era

Logistics Viewpoints

Success in a post-pandemic business landscape requires that we truly shed the shackles of our traditional siloed thinking and embrace a holistic, customer-centric view of our supply chains. We need to take command and control of our product flow through all supply and fulfillment channels, breaking down functional walls that impede our larger view.

Blockchain Technology Still on Course to Improve Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals know how complex today’s supply chains can be. Erminio Di Paola, Vice President at HERE Technologies, explains, “Getting an item as common as a pencil into the hands of a consumer can require a process involving hundreds or even thousands of people, from material procurement to manufacturing to distribution.

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Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm. Ann Holm and Joe Lynch discuss using resilience to get out of your own way. In times of stress, people need to become even more aware of their mental fitness.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Engaging Executives to Drive S&OP Performance

CHAINalytics

The benefits of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) are well known — e.g., improved forecast accuracy, lower working capital, better customer service, and higher EBITDA. Unfortunately, for many companies, their S&OP process hasn’t yielded these results.

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Implementing AI in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain logistics is going through a paradigm shift wherein leading e-commerce and logistics have raised customer expectations with timely delivery and status updates of the consignment.

Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts: Succor or Sucker?

Enterra Insights

One of the characteristics associated with members of younger generations is their commitment to social causes. Journalist Nicole Schuman ( @Buffalogal ) reports, “Consumer loyalty could shift if brands do not honor their social justice commitments and promises. Forty-two percent of consumers say they would start buying from competitors if brands don’t stay true to their word, according to a new survey from Sprout Social. And it’s not just words that shoppers are looking at.

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3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Technology and 5.) Special Services.

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

The Supply Chain of Jack O’Lanterns at Halloween

All Things Supply Chain

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in the US alone up to 148 million people are expected to celebrate Halloween this year. Jack O’ Lanterns – carved orange pumpkins – play a… General Halloween jackolanterns pumpkin supply chain pumpkins samhain supply chain

Medical Device Manufacturing in 2021 – The 3 Key Challenges

Unleashed

For medical device manufacturers connected to the Covid-19 pandemic response, 2020 has been a year of growth. However more broadly the industry has faced the same challenges as other manufacturing sectors, with a -4.4% decline in US market size expected for 2020, according to IbisWorld data.

Top Three Supply Chain Best Practices to Compete with Amazon

Tecsys

Amazon’s foray into the business-to-business (B2B) space with Amazon Business puts distributors at risk of… The post Top Three Supply Chain Best Practices to Compete with Amazon appeared first on Tecsys. Distribution Management Posts Supply Chain Warehouse Management

The Horrors of Ecommerce Delivery Spell More Tricks Than Treats for Consumers

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Tavener (pictured). Head of Marketing, Descartes. The post The Horrors of Ecommerce Delivery Spell More Tricks Than Treats for Consumers appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Ashley Hill

Blue Ridge

Today’s Blue Ridge Career Diaries series turns to Ashley Hill, Customer Success Manager in the Atlanta office: “I joined Blue Ridge on September 16, 2019. I’ve always been interested in the Supply Chain Industry and had experience working for other software companies.

Investing in SCM Technology: Vision and Trenches – Lessons for a Successful Journey

Arkieva

The purpose of a vision in this journey is to create a focus on the implementation of decision technology as tools to overcome inherent organizational cognitive limitations of bounded rationality and uncertainty bias to improve SCM.

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The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Mystery of the S&OP Phantoms!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 4 Challenges in Starting and Sustaining a SIOP (S&OP) Business Process! The company had no formal S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning), or SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) process.

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A secure, sustainable pathway to the IoT

IT Supply Chain

By Derek Bryan (pictured). VP EMEA at Verizon Connect. The post A secure, sustainable pathway to the IoT appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.