Sat.Sep 16, 2017 - Fri.Sep 22, 2017

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.

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.

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).

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

FMCG Cost Control: Boosting Brewing Bottom Lines

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Picture the scene in many a brewing boardroom; a terse note has arrived from the suits at HQ telling the boss to urgently reduce costs as the year-end result is not going to look pretty. Why do all the board directors then look silently at their supply chain colleague?

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The importance of reverse logistics in your supply chain network

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Iman Niroomand Reverse logistics is defined as the process of moving goods beyond their typical final destination for things like re-use, capturing value, or proper disposal. In supply chain networks, materials flow from suppliers through to end customers.

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.

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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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.

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.

When Retailers Face Recalls, Visibility Matters

Loftware

The complex, high-pressure nature of recalls demands unparalleled retail visibility. Supply Chain Retail Transportation & Logistics Track & Traceability

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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.

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.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

As Retail Needs Change – So Must the Supply Chains that Support Them

ModusLink Corporation

Few can have missed the changes happening in the retail sector. Brick and mortar retail brands are reinventing themselves and their business models to survive in an e-enabled retail world. It should not be a surprise that as retailers innovate with new store concepts, footprint and promotional models, the supply chains that support them must […]. The post As Retail Needs Change – So Must the Supply Chains that Support Them appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

Supply Chain Planning Basics: Implications

Supply Chain Nation

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

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

For shippers, this year’s overly-active hurricane season in the US is raising alarm bells for supply chain logistics operations. The enormous disruption to all manner of commodities production and deliveries has wide ranging ramifications for high volume-shipping industries across many verticals.

Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

Supply Chain Network

As both consumers and governments (with at least one major exception) push hard for carbon reduction, the continued rise of e-commerce and the associated growing need for Last Mile delivery represents a significant problem.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.