Sat.May 26, 2018 - Fri.Jun 01, 2018

Modeling Supply Chains with “Digital Twins”

ToolsGroup

The growing momentum around systems-based thinking in supply chain planning has given rise to a new concept called the “digital twin”.

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System

Cerasis

Maintaining scalability and efficiency in an omnichannel-driven world is difficult at best. Warehouse managers face constant pressure to move more products, reduce damage, improve order cycle times, boost employee morale, and more. Legacy systems traditionally used for warehouse management are inefficient in the modern era; even systems in the 5- to 10-year age range.

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Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners.

The Road to Regulatory Compliance for Your Supply Chain Labeling

Loftware

Getting into compliance with regulations is part of a general supply chain modernization strategy. Supply Chain Regulatory Labeling

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.

Why Freight Visibility is Important

PLS Logistics

Along the supply chain, goods must be transported to and from suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers and end users. Brokers, 3PL’s and freight haulers are involved in bringing a product to market, and because of this, visibility into freight location and status is essential. freight visibility

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’ve been using the same headshot photo for over 16 years. Whenever I email it to conference organizers for speaking engagements , I expect them to reply back with a “Come on Adrian, are you kidding me?!” — but I keep getting away with it.

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The Food Safety Modernization Act and the Supply Chain, Explained

Loftware

Manufacturing and transportation of food are more closely monitored than before. Supply Chain FDA Regulatory Labeling Food & Beverage

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European Parcel Services Continue to Expand Their Networks to Keep Up With Demand Increases

CHAINalytics

| By Stan La Haye | Senior Manager, Transportation Europe | Chainalytics | To mention that digital connectivity has fundamentally changed consumerism forever provides no groundbreaking revelation.

Tailoring the Apparel Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

A successful supply chain strategy has become an essential key to success for apparel companies as they continue to build their brand.

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.

For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. For what it’s worth, here’s my take on some of the news that made the headlines last week. Amazon Feeling the Headache of E-Commerce Returns. As I wrote this past January, e-commerce returns are a major headache for retailers (holiday e-commerce returns were expected to reach $32 billion this past year).

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Accelerate Supply Chain Labeling—and Packaging Artwork—at GS1 Connect 2018

Loftware

Heading to GS1 Connect next week in Phoenix? This annual event brings together key influencers and decision makers from Foodservice, Healthcare, Retail Grocery and Apparel to network and participate in lively sessions relating to GS1 standards and optimizing supply chain efficiency.

In Case You Missed It: Best Industry Articles and Insights for May

ModusLink Corporation

Need help keeping up with the latest supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and e-commerce industry news? Below, you’ll find the top articles and trends from May covering various sections of these quickly evolving industries.

Reducing Food Waste

Elementum

Last weekend was one of the country's biggest BBQ blowouts, and you can bet that a lot of that food will go to waste. But it's not just national pig-outs that lead to large amounts of food eventually hitting the landfills. Food waste is a year-round 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.

How to Make Your Supply Chain More Eco-Friendly

AFFLINK

Over the last few years, businesses in nearly every industry that you can think of have looked for new opportunities to create more sustainable, eco-friendly environments wherever possible.

An Unexpected Path

Supply Chain Nation

JoAnn Martin was a JDA customer for 17 years before she joined the company as vice president of Industry Strategy for Retail.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Logistics have always been data driven. Historically, logistics data can be found on cuneiform tablets, pieces of parchment, and paper. In the Digital Age, paper trails need to give way to cyber records. Most supply chain professionals understand this, which is why the interest in blockchain technology is growing. Blockchain will certainly help logistics operations in a number of ways; but, digital data already available can also help.

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Data Quality and Accuracy and MRO?

Synovos

At Synovos, we deal with MRO data every day (see Master Data Leadership SM ). If you’re involved with your MRO supply chain you’re likely aware of the relationship between data and MRO, or more precisely, data quality and accuracy and MRO. MyPurchasingCenter.com published a recent report describing the value high-quality data brings to an integrated MRO supply chain management program.

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.

Pay Gap Persists in Supply Chain

APICS

While more women are embarking on supply chain careers, there is still a pay disparity between men and women. Recent APICS research, which was highlighted this week in the Wall Street Journal, shows men in supply chain on average earn 16 percent more than women

5 Ways Fashion Supply Chains Can Be More Sustainable

Elementum

The fashion industry is no stranger to controversy. From outsourced labor to overflowing sales racks , brands across the board have been accused of having a “bottom line” mentality, squeezing suppliers for every penny and privileging quantity over quality. The flow of products from one region of the globe to another is an amazing feat of the modern economy?—?but but it doesn’t come without environmental and human consequences.

S&OP motivation

Supply Chain Movement

Why is sales & operations planning (S&OP) such a difficult decision-making process? How hard can it be to hold a product review, then a demand review, a supply review and a business review in the four consecutive weeks of a monthly cycle? A while back, a supply chain director who is responsible for the S&OP process with a multinational in the food industry confided in me that their process was going through a rough patch.

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No ‘Apocalypse’ Here: These Retailers are Thriving in a Fast-Changing Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5: News from around the supply chain landscape, gathered in one place to keep you up-to-date. This week: Why a key group of retailers are growing and succeeding even as others struggle; the U.S. Federal Reserve sees signs of manufacturing growth; Softbank Robotics gets ready to scale up their business; Brazil reaches a deal to end its truck drivers’ strike; and Alibaba leads a $1.38 billion investment in delivery firm ZTO.

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.

Pay Gap Persists in Supply Chain

APICS

While more women are embarking on supply chain careers, there is still a pay disparity between men and women. Recent APICS research, which was highlighted this week in the Wall Street Journal, shows men in supply chain on average earn 16 percent more than women

5 Ways Fashion Supply Chains Can Be More Sustainable

Elementum

The fashion industry is no stranger to controversy. From outsourced labor to overflowing sales racks , brands across the board have been accused of having a “bottom line” mentality, squeezing suppliers for every penny and privileging quantity over quality. The flow of products from one region of the globe to another is an amazing feat of the modern economy?—?but but it doesn’t come without environmental and human consequences.

CSCMP & NASSTRAC Announce Strategic Partnership

Material Handling & Logistics

NASSTRAC will integrate their annual conference with the CSCMP EDGE Conference in the Fall of 2019.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 1, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

DC Workers Increasingly Expensive, Salaries for Procurement Professionals Make Big Jump in 2017, Best Buy Makes Bet in More Inventory, Chinese 3PL Giant Making Huge Logistics Investments

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.