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What could you do with a faster, more effective supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater How concurrent planning can help you take back your time. Stop being a slave to your supply chain and take back your time! Don’t wait around for your supply chain to catch up to the speed of life.

Why Is Supply Chain Visibility Becoming More Important?

PLS Logistics

Clear visibility of all processes is important for any business – you cannot run your business efficiently with your eyes closed. Good business runs as a well-oiled machine, and you cannot achieve that without the full visibility – especially when it comes to managing your supply chain.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. On the surface, last mile may not seem very important, but it can make up 28 percent of a shipments total cost. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics.

Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Talking Logistics

Technology has come a long way in digitizing customs procedures, however, in today’s global trade environment, risks still remain if electronic declarations aren’t filled out completely, accurately, and plausibly.

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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.

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Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain.

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Traditional Statistics versus Machine Learning. What’s the Difference?

ToolsGroup

Since machine learning is a hot topic, we thought it useful to clarify the difference between machine learning and traditional statistics as applied to supply chain planning (SCP).

Winning the Inventory Battle in the Consumer Products Industry

Logility

The Consumer Products Industry experienced a 32% growth in active items in 2015 and that trend has accelerated over the last 18 months. 1 As product life cycles shorten, product portfolios expand and the channels through which products are sold continue to increase.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

Take Supply Chain

Some say intuition has no place in business. Yet, you need to be able to sense market trends if you want to proactively move from a reactive operating model into a more opportunistic stance.

Editor’s Pick: Are Reducing Cost and Enhancing Customer Value Mutually Exclusive in the Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Chris Brablc from MP Objects shares insights and advice on how supply chain leaders can achieve a challenging objective: reducing costs associated with fulfilling customer orders while also driving customer growth and retention.

Supply chain impact before, during, and after Hurricane Irma

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois What are your supply chain thoughts when you see this picture? As pictures start to emerge showing the damage caused by the recent string of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma, immediate thoughts go to the safety of the people caught in the path of these storms.

Digitalization and the Ever-changing Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

One hears and reads so much about the digital supply chain and digital transformation you might erroneously conclude they are … Continued. The post Digitalization and the Ever-changing Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Technology digital supply chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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.

Warehouse Automation: Why Warehouse Workers Need Not Fear Automation or Robotics

Cerasis

The notion of the “Robot Apocalypse” has become an archetype in modern economics and retail.

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The Peak Season Surcharge That Wasn’t

Freightos

The Peak Season Surcharge That Wasn’t. September’s Flagging Ocean Freight Rates. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos. . This article originally appeared on Zvi’s LinkedIn page. I spent last week traveling around Asia (6 cities in 6 days!)

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The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

Take Supply Chain

Some say intuition has no place in business. Yet, you need to be able to sense market trends if you want to proactively move from a reactive operating model into a more opportunistic stance.

Cognitive Process Automation and the Collaborative Workplace

Enterra Insights

Humans have always had a love/hate relationship with machines. People who labored performing routine, tedious tasks but wanted to do … Continued. The post Cognitive Process Automation and the Collaborative Workplace appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Cognitive Process Automation digital enterprise Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis Supply Chain

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.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma. We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. Some of that is also the result of pent-up demand from shipments that were delayed by the storm.

Supply Chain Planning Basics: Implications

Supply Chain Nation

“ For every complex problem … there’s a simple solution … and it’s wrong. ” (H.L. Menken).

Planning the Future Supply Chain

CHAINalytics

By Erik Diks, Managing Director | and | Bas Daver, Principal | Chainalytics Europe Designing valuable supply chains would be easy if we could predict the future effectively. However, history has shown the opposite.

Podcast Episode 55: What Does a Captain and Freight Insurance Have in Common?

Icecorp

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 53 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast! So what does a captain and freight insurance have in common?

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Reminder- Accenture Academy trendTalk- Managing Supply Chain in a Volatile Geopolitical Era

Supply Chain Matters

A reminder to Accenture Academy members that Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will be delivering an upcoming trendTalk web seminar: Managing Supply Chain in a Volatile Geopolitical Era. This exclusive trendTalk is scheduled for September 20 at 10 am Eastern time. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Risk Management independent supply chain management industry analyst Bob Ferrari Supply chain Matters blog

The Power of Flowcasting: Live Supply Planning Collaboration & Analytics – Part 1

Supply Chain Nation

It’s been a few months since I shared the learnings we’ve garnered from our Collaborative Flow Planning workshop – AKA – The Beer Game. Most supply chain professionals are familiar with this game and the supply chain planning pitfalls it exposes.

Supply Chain Lessons from Younger Generations

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

In a previous blog post by Rebecca Radford, it was argued that more people need to be educated about the supply chain industry, particularly the youth of today. This is… Supply Chain Management generations supply chain

Optimizing Operations At the Dock

Supply Chain Link

Distribution centers can improve efficiencies of their inbound and outbound freight by taking a comprehensive approach to their docks.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.