Sat.Jan 12, 2019 - Fri.Jan 18, 2019

Lighthouse Factories Are Shining Examples for Supply Chains Everywhere

APICS

Last year, the World Economic Forum vetted 1,000 manufacturers, eventually selecting the “lighthouses.” These advanced factories weather the storm with quick-thinking teams, the fastest shop-floor innovation and effective maximization of fourth-industrial-revolution technologies

Watch this Video on What’s Really Disrupting Retail

JDA software

What’s putting Retail’s move to emerging technologies in motion and shaking up store operations? In this video blog, JoAnn Martin , JDA’s senior strategy leader for Retail breaks it all down for us.

4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too. Competition is plentiful, and you’re always on the lookout for a way to get ahead.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

Congo 151

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.

Making Last-mile Delivery More Efficient

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Chief Product Strategist, Doug Surrett, discusses the benefits a mobile platform can offer supply chain managers who are competing on customer service.

More Trending

7 Reasons to Consider Cloud-Based WMS

Cerasis

The decision to invest in a cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) is often the result of sub-par systems in operation within the exclusive supply chain.

The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. What are these new rules for success? How should companies respond? What role is technology playing?

Brexit Vote: No deal, no confidence, no certainty

BluJay Solutions

How to take fear out of the uncertainty. The UK Government’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union has been rejected by Parliament in a resounding defeat. The margin was 230 votes, including 118 Conservative MPs voting against their own leadership.

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Struggling with Process Ownership? Perhaps it’s a Failure to Communicate! Article created for Supply Chain Game Changer by David Madden at [link]. . Things can always be faster when you work in a warehouse or distribution center.

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.

Parcel Post & Last Mile Logistics: E-commerce Series (Part 4)

C3 Solutions

The companies that provide last-mile delivery services to the e-commerce world are masters of supply chain efficiency – most of the time.

Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers

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. This post from project44’s blog shares insights from Joe Delussey, Target’s Director of Logistics, on how transportation operations can build loyal and happy customers.

How Technology Can Help Manage Supply Chain Disruptions

AFFLINK

How does your organization manage supply chain disruptions? Supply chain disruption is at its highest rate in three years , and while it's not always possible to predict every interruption in procurement, it is possible to plan ahead for them.

Becoming the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise

DynaSys

The DDAE model has a defined development path for companies to achieve increasing levels of success through their demand driven transformation. This path has five distinct stages. The entire path is depicted below. Each stage is explained in more detail below. Stage 1: Operational Efficiency (Cost).

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Optimizing Your Supply Chain Operations: Bird Box Edition

CHAINalytics

At Chainalytics, we enjoy a good post-apocalyptic yarn as much as the next person — but being the experienced supply chain subject matter experts that we are, we couldn’t help but view the film in a different light than the average viewer. As compelling as the film is, we simply can’t help but ask ourselves: … The post Optimizing Your Supply Chain Operations: Bird Box Edition appeared first on Chainalytics.

Made in America vs. Assembled in America – Defining Terms!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Drawing Lessons From Tesla’s Supply Chain Issues! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Casey Heigl at [link].

Pharma Companies Sharing Supplier Data for Global Sustainability Program

Material Handling & Logistics

GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Takeda create the Responsible Health Initiative to improve visibility in global health supply chain. Industries are increasingly deciding to collaborate with peers -- instead of competing -- when it comes to critical issues like sustainability.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] ”[1] Those arguments still hold.

Trends 100

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

What You Need for an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy

Kuebix

Managing inbound freight is one of the most crucial parts of running a successful supply chain, but the fact is… it’s hard! Each supplier is likely to have different characteristics and the receiving company can be negatively affected by suppliers’ inefficiencies such as low levels of visibility, lack of standardization and poor communication. When companies […]. The post What You Need for an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy appeared first on Kuebix.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Aborn and Co.

Legacy procurement systems cause Oregon office to overspend by up to $1.6B, TMS market matures as shippers see millions in savings, Ecom boom congestion costs billions, FedEx's foray into final-mile bulky goods, and much more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling & Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Graham Parker. . More devastation from different natural disasters seems to have been reported in the last year than we’re typically used to seeing.

Trends 2019: Retail

Enterra Insights

I’m certain a lot retail executives wish they had the power to stare into a crystal ball and see the future. Such a gift would have spared many of their companies from the consequences of the retail apocalypse.

Trends 100

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.

Global Logistics Outlook: 2019

NFI

Guest Post: Mike Greco, Senior Vice President of Global Logistics When you look back at some of the major trade decisions made in 2018, we see a continuing volatility in the global markets going into the new year.

2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights

Convey

2018’s Peak Season shattered spending records for retailers. According to Adobe, consumers spent $125.91 […]. The post 2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience delivery Retail Supply Chain

Are Sunny Skies Ahead For Your Business? Here’s How to Forecast for Peak Season

Unleashed

The peak season is what makes or breaks many businesses, with many relying on big business during certain months to carry them through the rest of the year. A distributor of winter sports equipment, for example, would make most of its sales in the lead up to and during winter, but if it can’t meet this demand through inefficient inventory management it simply won’t make enough money to easily cover year-round fixed costs.

Introducing License Plating to Accelerate Warehouse Inventory Management

RFgen

As inventory volumes increase, warehouses still using traditional manual-entry processes are at risk of becoming overwhelmed. Too many warehouses continue to use outdated inventory management processes for handling large quantities of material.

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.