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How Can We Use Emerging Technology To Improve Community Nutrition?

Inmar

Technology is bringing to life the ability to accomplish feats that would have seemed science fiction when many of us were children — like driverless cars and virtual reality. We likely have conversations with bots without even realizing we aren’t chatting with an actual person.

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Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

Remember iPods? Not that long ago, they were the only way people listened to music, peaking at 23 million units sold in Q1 2009. Six years later, that number had dropped to zero. The one-two punch of phones in our pocket and streaming music created a superior option. We never looked back.

Ready or Not, Blockchain Is Coming to Supply Chains

Supply Chain Collaborator

Everyone’s talking about the potential and promise of blockchain and other bleeding edge tech tools for “supply chain digitization”. Yet, many logistics and transportation pros are asking why, in practical terms, they should explore and embrace blockchain technologies ahead of more pressing and less esoteric logistics IT initiatives. Supply chain digitization is a killer use case for blockchain and it is coming to supply chain management. Will your operations be ready? <>

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Has FedEx Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Cathy Morrow Roberson. Overall, it could have been worse. Total revenue increased 3% while operating income increased 6.2% (as reported) or 2.1% (adjusted) depending on how one wishes to view it. However, as one begins to study the numbers further, some questions start to formulate.

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.

Top 5 Health Threats for Truck Drivers and How to Combat Them

GTG Technology Group

If You Drive a Truck, Watch Out for These Health Threats. These days, Americans are taking their health and well-being more seriously than ever. The health of individuals varies depending on their lifestyle, so they have different requirements and risks. A trucker, for instance, has very specific health issues to watch out for. Learn more about some of the common illnesses of truckers, and how you can combat each one.

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Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas. .

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part four)

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In part one of my inventory management best practices series I argue that inventory cannot be managed until it is controlled, and present the notion our general willingness to apportion blame upon unreliable data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is misplaced.

Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

Talking Logistics

For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains

The Network Effect

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way the world thinks about food. Consumers now have the option of. The post The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Government Report of U.S. Factory Activity in February Again Trended Downward

Supply Chain Matters

Federal Reserve data related to February factory output levels provides reinforcing evidence of a supply chain and production slowdown underway in the U.S., which has before provided a singular bright spot for activity levels.

River Logic's Rohan Guthal Named to the 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

River Logic

The award recognizes influential individuals whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped our industry and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain.

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Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?

Kinaxis

by Harish Iyer. In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas. .

5 reasons companies should own their own supplier network

ivalua

Niels Hoogkamer, Marketing Manager Nordics, Ivalua. In order to understand the evolution of supplier networks you need to have a rudimentary understanding of the Network economy.

3 Shows In One Location - Oracle Modern Business Experience

Loftware

Oracle has expanded on their annual event by combining Finance, Supply Chain and Human Resources under one name Modern Business Experience. This event provides a unique forum to meet with Oracle partners, knowledgeable Oracle product experts, and forward-thinking business leaders.

This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I arrived at Penn Station in Newark, NJ yesterday for a client meeting. My initial thought was to grab an Uber to my hotel, but since there were already a line of taxis parked outside, I decided to hop in one.

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.

Supply Chain Matters Additional Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another update on the rapidly evolving global developments involving the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after two aircraft tragedies.

Overcoming Challenges to IoT Implementation

Enterra Insights

Numerous studies have concluded nearly half of all Internet of Things (IoT) projects end in failure. Unless you are playing baseball, batting less than.500 is not great. The failure rate demonstrates the IoT remains in its infancy and implementing it correctly remains difficult.

Lessons in product transition and supply constraints, via adidas

Kinaxis

by Harish Iyer One of the scary supply chain campfire stories I like to tell is of the CEO who stands in front of Wall Street to explain a revenue miss due to lack of visibility into the inner workings of its supply chain. A real-life version of which was recently lived by adidas.

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board. Penalties for late or partial shipments are steep and can make or break a shipper’s relationship with a retailer. Shippers can mitigate this challenge with a retail consolidation program. So what is a retail consolidation program? How does it work? And what are the benefits to shippers?

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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.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas. .

Supply Chain Risk Resiliency & Risk Management 2019 Best Practices

Resilinc

Download the full 2019 SCRM Process Advisory Whitepaper here. supply chain risk management SCRM Best Practices supply chain risk crisis management action plan business continuity resiliency

Young MacDonald’s Farm: AI-AI-Oh

Enterra Insights

Children have been singing about Old MacDonald and his farm for the last century. A lot has changed on the farm over those 100 or so years. Jayson Lusk ( @JaysonLusk ), Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, reports, “In 1900, just under 40 percent of the total US population lived on farms, and 60 percent lived in rural areas. Today, the respective figures are only about 1 percent and 20 percent.

8 Things to Not Miss at ProMat 2019

Veridian Solutions

ProMat 2019 is set to take place April 8-11, 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The four-day conference brings together 950 exhibitors and the thousands of supply chain and manufacturing software vendors.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.