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5 Benefits of Wearable Technology

AB&R

We see it all too often, a user in the warehouse sets down their mobile device only for it to accidentally get hauled down the conveyor line. This is just one example of a situation that could easily be prevented if their company transitions to wearable technology.

How to Close the Supply Chain Skills Gap

All Things Supply Chain

Across a number of fields, Industry 4.0 — the mass adoption of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, cobots and internet of things devices — has rapidly changed the kinds of… General Supply Chain Management supply chain management supply chain skills

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The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean

Unleashed

For so many people, coffee is a staple of their everyday routine. And its popularity is apparent in the global market — global coffee production reached 158.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2018, up from 148.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2015. In fact, the average per capita consumption stands at 1.0

Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience

ToolsGroup

It’s been an interesting decade for supply chain: just when you think things can’t get any crazier, a new extreme weather event, political drama or tech start-up pops up, disrupting entire industries.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Greenwashing and its rise: Why we’re worried

Provenance

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What is picking in a warehouse?

6 River Systems

Warehouse picking refers to the process where individual items are picked from a fulfillment facility to satisfy customers’ orders. It’s an essential aspect of order fulfillment and is considered one of the most expensive and labor-intensive activities for warehouses.

21st Century Marketing with Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

American serial entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell ( @NolanBushnell ), founder of Atari, the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater chain and numerous other businesses, notes, “Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant. That’s because technology and the Internet have transformed the business landscape forever. The fast-paced digital age has accelerated the need for companies to become agile.”[1]

Keeping Strong Supply Chain Talent: Five Things You Shouldn't Ignore

River Logic

To make matters worse, many millennials don't see the supply chain profession as cool, and numerous companies are guilty of undervaluing supply chain professionals. Here are five things to know that can help you respond to these challenges. Supply Chain Supply Chain Excellence Supply Chain Talent

Benefits of Digitally Transforming Supply Chain Planning in the Life Sciences Industry

Logility

Today’s life sciences supply chain is constantly changing as complex market forces including regulations, advances in technology, continued globalization, and ever-increasing customer demands combine to create new challenges.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Keeping Your Supply Chain Ahead of Winter Weather This Holiday Season

Kuebix

It’s the holiday season and the skies aren’t hesitating to remind us that things are about to get very, very cold! Supply chains everywhere are getting ready for the impact. A winter outlook published by The Weather Company has mixed reviews.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

It’s time to start looking ahead again. Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets.

How to Find Supply Chain Workers Amid a Labor Shortage

AFFLINK

Times are tough for companies looking for supply chain workers. As Baby Boomers retire and more high school seniors are pursuing four-year college degrees, the blue-collar workforce is shrinking , creating a labor shortage.

Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

Talking Logistics

The holidays are about many things, including gathering with family and friends for holiday meals. Since produce and fresh ingredients are typically key for holiday meals, safely transporting these temperature-sensitive items, delivering them on time and in full, and keeping them freshly stocked on store shelves is vitally important for food retailers. This, combined with. Read more Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

The Digitization of Retail Supply Chains

DynaSys

Issues and forecast trends in an Omnichannel era. The consuming process has changed and is now mainly Omnichannel (physical and digital). This is why the Omnichannel transformation needs to be operated in Retail.

We Can All Participate in the Circular Economy

Requis

When you think of the term “circular economy”, you might think of natural fibre clothing, glass water bottles, and biodegradable materials.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies.

3 Core Aspects of ‘Control’ All Digital Supply Chain Control Towers Should Have

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Digital supply chain Control Towers are invaluable for helping multi-enterprise business networks better collaborate, improve efficiency, and cut costs. They can, however, vary greatly in the depth and degree of what they actually ‘control’ and how much direct actionability you derive from them.

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.

Sustainability: Part 1 – The Drivers for Global Supply Chain Managers

The Network Effect

The post Sustainability: Part 1 – The Drivers for Global Supply Chain Managers appeared first on The Network Effect. Supply Chain Management Sustainability Transportation

Control Tower: Simplifying Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

The logistics industry spans across the globe and the process is quite complex, making it difficult to track the status of the shipments.

[PODCAST] End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Tech

Cerasis

Listen to “End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Technology” on Spreaker.

4 Pillars to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain with Yatish Desai

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:41] Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and what you do. I’m Yatish Desai, managing director with KPMG. I’ve been with them for ten years. I’m also the US leader for their transportation, logistics, and distribution service offering.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning Software: Try Before You Buy!

Logistics Viewpoints

While the SaaS era is better for customers, nothing beats a try before you buy program. Indeed, when it comes to enterprise software this is so rare it counts as radical business innovation. But that is exactly the deal Mayne Pharma got from Vanguard Software for their demand planning application.

Riding smoothly over bumpy terrain: Managing tariffs in the automotive supply chain

Kinaxis

by Manda Schweitzer-Miller. The uncertainty around tariffs and trade wars have left many supply chain professionals feeling confused and overwhelmed. What is going to be imposed and when? How is this going to impact my organization? What costs are we going to incur and how can we manage them?

What is Your Legacy?

Supply Chain Nation

Nayana Kishore is a support lead on JDA’s Customer Success team, based in Hyderabad, India. Today she writes of a life-changing experience she had during a recent business trip.

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Could drones rescue the ailing air cargo industry?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our contribution to Air Cargo World – It seems hardly a week goes by without news of another drone delivery trial. While these stories are fascinating, they are also polarizing, often pitting analysts against one another in terms of the viability of drones in last-mile deliveries.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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