Sat.Sep 22, 2018 - Fri.Sep 28, 2018

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. As new technologies emerged, supply chains transformed to take advantage of these technologies. As a result, transformation has been and remains an essential characteristic of supply chains. Today’s pace of change is breathtaking. In the manufacturing arena, we are at the beginning of an industrial revolution labeled Industry 4.0 and the supply chain is an essential part of this revolution.

Balancing service levels and supply chain costs

ToolsGroup

Precisely balancing the tradeoff for each inventory item is a hallmark of inventory optimization. Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Yowza: Excitement or approval. Get a cup of coffee. This is a long post. <Bear <Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. The genesis for this post stems from frustration.

How advanced is your supply chain network design? Take our quiz to find out

AIMMS

Today’s most profitable companies have built their success on an effective and responsive supply chain network. But maintaining this is easier said than done. Supply chain networks are becoming increasingly complex, serving multiple SKUs in hundreds if not thousands of locations.

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.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is expanding to reach $1 trillion by 2025, and demand for more products and services among the world’s shippers is keeping third-party logistics providers, like Cerasis, on their toes.

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How digitalization ensures survival in physical retail

Quintiq

Customer behavior is changing rapidly. Experts say that every second physical retailer is expected to shut down within the next 15 years. It’s easy to see why: digital economy has changed the rules in supply and demand.

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6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Artificial Intelligence is already enhancing our lives as consumers, now it is picking up momentum in supply chain management and. The post 6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

Cerasis

An omnichannel warehouse is different from a traditional warehouse in that it handles incoming orders from online, brick-and-mortar, and all other possible channels. Let’s take a closer look at omnichannel warehouses, why they’re necessary, and how they impact warehouse management and operations.

How advanced is your supply chain network design? Take our quiz to find out

AIMMS

Today’s most profitable companies have built their success on an effective and responsive supply chain network. But maintaining this is easier said than done. Supply chain networks are becoming increasingly complex, serving multiple SKUs in hundreds if not thousands of locations.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

New Ventana Research on Supply Chain Planning and Prescriptive Analytics

River Logic

River Logic recently sponsored a new piece of Ventana Research entitled "Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics: Technology Enables a More Effective Process.". Prescriptive Analytics Market Research

Hot Sessions to Check Out at CSCMP Edge in Nashville

Descartes

Every year, over 3000 industry experts gather for CSCMP’s annual conference to share best practices and learn new trends that are impacting the industry. Participants come from a diverse group industry practitioners, executives, and universities in a forum that is focused on education and networking.

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Most of us tend to hope that our latest move to a new home or a new company facility is the last one we’ll have to make. But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

7 Reasons You Should be Using Autonomous Robots in Your Warehouse

PINC YMS

Here are the main reasons why your company needs to start integrating autonomous robots into its supply chain in 2018. technology supply chain logistics digital supply chain inventory robotics warehouse drones

Building the foundation of your digital supply chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater It’s getting harder and harder to get ahead—and stay ahead—of the constantly shifting realities of today’s interconnected world. Unstable markets, growing customer demands, emerging competition and deep-rooted reliance on outdated, legacy systems are causing chaos and complexity.

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed.

The Amazing Supply Chain of a Vinyl Record

All Things Supply Chain

From 80’s gaming controls to Polaroid cameras, retro is all the rage. This ‘old is the new new’ phenomenon could perhaps be seen as a means of fighting the uniformity… Amazing Supply Chain Supply Chain Management amazing supply chain supply chain management

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.

Video: A Guide to Supply Chain Control Towers

The Network Effect

How can supply chain control towers help manage complex global supply chains? I recently discussed the topic of supply chain. The post Video: A Guide to Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Since I’ll be speaking in three sessions at next week’s CSCMP Edge 2018 conference , I’ll be busy today finalizing my preparations. It’s also the end of the month and the end of the quarter, which means I need to put on my finance and payroll hats later today to complete those administrative tasks.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

Has Blockchain Reached its RFID Moment?

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2003 Walmart told suppliers they were required to affix radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to pallets and cases within three years.

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.

Agriculture, Logistics, and Advance Technologies

Enterra Insights

Current projections have the global population surpassing 9 billion people by mid-century. Feeding all those people will be a major challenge and we have very few years available to find answers. There are no silver bullet solutions out there.

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How Strengthening Team Relationships Leads to Better Strategic Procurement

AFFLINK

Strategic procurement teams must be able to work closely with many departments throughout the organization, while still keeping the organization's broad-spectrum goals in mind.

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk with Additive Manufacturing

DiManEx

Today demand unpredictability is a given. Chaos, the new normal. Whether it’s trade tariffs hitting you with new costs, natural disasters halting operations or critical events impacting suppliers, supply chain professionals must embrace the reality of the unexpected.

Editor’s Pick: Is Your Supply Chain Millennial Ready?

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.

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.