Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Supply Chain Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Logility

Ok, I will admit it, I am a Star Wars fanatic. I have seen all the movies at least three or four times and some of the older ones dozens of times. I have been at the theater for opening night for many of these epic movies including Episode IV: A New Hope in May of 1977 (yes, I am that old).

Last-Mile Delivery Apps Grow African Economies One Goat at a Time

APICS

As last-mile delivery companies like Uber Eats expand their reach around the globe, it seems like you can order just about anything right to your doorstep. In Africa, one last-mile delivery company has expanded its operations to deliver more than just prepared food

The Surprising Secrets Behind Trader Joe's Supply Chain

Elementum

Its founder called it the grocery store for “overeducated and underpaid people.” You’ve probably only heard of Trader Joe’s if you have one within a 30-mile radius (or if you have out-of-town friends who rave about it).

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

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.

Our Walk In The Fog

Supply Chain Shaman

Woolly descriptions. Fuzzy definitions. Over-arching superlatives. Last week as I spoke at an European event, and I struggled to gain clarity in a world of increased confusion. If I struggled, I am sure that others face the same challenges. Together, we walk in a fog. Let’s reflect.

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7 Supply Chain Security Concerns to Address in 2019

The Network Effect

“All across Maersk headquarters, the full scale of the crisis was starting to become clear. Within half an hour, Maersk. The post 7 Supply Chain Security Concerns to Address in 2019 appeared first on The Network Effect. Cloud Risk Technology cybersecurity risk management supply chain

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has already been used across many industries to improve efficiency and productivity. The technology has been in development for some time, with the uptake being slowed down by some industry’s reluctance to adopt it.

Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember the first discussion with Mark and Dave. It was a strategy day in 2006. Thirteen years later, it gives me great pleasure to share their story. Mark Hersh (shown here) is now a Director of Supply Chain Strategy at Clorox while Dave retired in 2018.

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Why can’t I be you? The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The Cure is certainly worthy of induction, but as a rabid Depeche Mode fan, I can’t believe they (and Def Leppard!)

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.

2018 Year in Review: The Evolution of Types of Analytics

River Logic

Our year in review on the types of analytics and how they have evolved in the market brings to mind the classic song, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. It’s a good-natured battle about the pronunciation of the words Potato and Tomato.

Buyers Comment on Marketing and Selling Logistics Services

Cerasis

I often talk to logistics companies wondering what are the best strategies to get the attention of potential buyers of their services. One thing these companies almost never do is actually ASK their customers and prospects that very same question.

Six Best Practices in Packaging and Labeling to Improve Supply Chain Integrity

Loftware

As companies expand their supply chain to include new partners and new regions, they need better visibility to ensure quality and react faster to events. Expanding their supply chain introduces a variety of issues ranging from falsified goods to accidental incidents that impact customer safety.

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Julian Duerschmidt, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why has achieving global end-to-end supply chain visibility been such a challenging goal to achieve. What are some of the big hurdles and blind spots?

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Scope Spring Supply Chain Summit, 10th – 12th March 2019, Atlanta

ivalua

We look forward to seeing you at the Scope Spring Summit in Atlanta. Visit our booth and ask us about the work we are doing with US Public Sector Organizations and with Manufacturers such as Meritor. Ivalua will be represented at the event by our North American Marketing Director, Ty Levine!

E-Commerce and LTL: How E-Commerce Benefits LTL Most

Cerasis

E-commerce growth is record-breaking, and experts estimate business-to-consumer e-commerce revenue to reach $3.2 trillion by 2020. That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverse logistics.

Leveraging Visibility to Gain Control of Your Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Steve Williamson, BluJay’s Director of Solution Consulting, discusses the need of visibility in global supply chains and how connectivity to supply chain partners, through Control Tower monitoring and mobile technology , lets you ‘drive and react’ to logistics pitfalls in real-time.

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. Keeping a pulse on these industry trends and changes is increasingly important in order to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to succeed in the months and years ahead.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit, 28th – 29th January 2019, New Orleans

ivalua

Join us at The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit 2019. Ivalua is working with many Healthcare organisations such as Select Medical and Maxim Healtcare. We look forward to meeeting you at the event where we will be represented by Ty Levine, our Marketing Director for North America. Here’s a short video of our CEO & Founder, David Khuat-Duy, talking about what makes Ivalua special! link].

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out. Customers expect to get whatever they want, whenever they want, at the prices they want and the ability to change their minds up to the delivery time. It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is.

PINC Receives a 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

PINC YMS

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

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.

The Top 4 Trends That Will Dominate Supply Chain in 2019

Elementum

In the 21st century, customer expectations have pushed supply chain and logistics to evolve at unprecedented speed.

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[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Teresa Obinger, the Cerasis Human Resources Manager. Teresa spends a bulk of her time recruiting the top talent in the transportation technology & solutions world, and as you’ll hear, a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

Transportation Management and the Promise of Machine Learning

BluJay Solutions

The primary reason companies buy a transportation management system is for freight savings.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make? Has software-as-a-service (SaaS) made TMS implementations easier or harder?

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.