Sat.Mar 16, 2019 - Fri.Mar 22, 2019

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.

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.

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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2D Barcodes in Warehouse Management: Why Aren’t We All Using Them?

Cerasis

The use of barcodes in the supply chain is nothing new. First-generation barcodes (1D barcodes) gave supply chain managers the ability to track stock keeping units (SKUs) and shipment information.

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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How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

When a business finds itself in a declining market, failing to stay in lock step with customer demand poses an existential threat. Trends and other market forces that impact commercial opportunities need to appear on the planning radar.

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.

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.

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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Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

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

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.

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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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.

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

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain

Kuebix

What’s the Big Deal? Drones are classified as “a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which typically refers to a pilotless aircraft that operates through a combination of technologies, including computer vision, artificial intelligence, object avoidance tech, and others.” Their flexibility to perform virtually any report or inspection and easily collect and share data has allowed them […]. The post How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

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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Can Blockchain Unblock Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic). Article written by, and permission to publish here provided by, “SK” Sanjeev Kumar Roy at [link].

Cyber Threats Loom Large

Resilinc

Cyber attacks continued to grow in intensity in 2018, with alarming new trends evident. First, government agencies are now being attacked more frequently.

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 High Costs of Final-Mile Delivery

Kuebix

The final mile of delivery is said to be the most expensive portion of the equation. BI Intelligence equates the share of the total cost of shipping for the last mile at 53 percent of delivery costs overall. It is costly because it has a larger human element than the other segments of transportation with drivers […]. The post The High Costs of Final-Mile Delivery appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Customer Experience Final Mile Supply Chain Trends Amazon Experience Delivery Shipping TMS

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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What Your CFO Needs to Know About Accruals, IoT, & More Listener Mail! [podcast]

Aborn and Co.

This week the mic is pointed at you, the listeners, as we open up another mail bag filled with your questions. This week you'll learn why your CFO needs to be on top of freight accruals, how IoT is changing supply chains, and what a supply chain benchmark is

Much ado about Brexit – What happens next?

BluJay Solutions

Prime Minister May’s twice-defeated Brexit plan could mean prolonged uncertainty as UK lawmakers favor an extension to the Brexit deadline. Parliament votes . During the recent series of votes in Parliament, MPs again rejected the Prime Minister’s new-look deal to leave the EU – while also maintaining no desire to leave without one.

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.