Sat.Jan 26, 2019 - Fri.Feb 01, 2019

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

Old forecasts are like old news – soon forgotten – and pundits are almost never asked to reconcile what they said with what actually happened. Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep. As I stare at my keyboard sitting on my desk, my view is the train station draped in darkness. The quiet st reets await the coming of the soft snow. It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. I hate jet lag.

To do: Prepare supply chain for natural disaster

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister “It will never happen to my supply chain,” said the first planner. “We’ll We’ll sort it out when the time comes,” said the second planner. Perhaps these fictional quotes resonate a familiar refrain.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers. The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences.

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.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers. But for HEINEKEN International, the famed lager is only one of its products. The company owns more than 165 breweries around the world.

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Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep. As I stare at t he keyboard sitting on my desk, my view is the train station draped in darkness. The quiet streets await the coming of the soft snow. It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. I hate jet lag.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics.

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What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

Part I in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . How does you r network design compare to others ?

The Most Important Aspects of Supply Chain Label Design

Loftware

What makes a great enterprise labeling solution? Labeling Loftware Logistics Supply Chain Manufacturing

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Supply Chain Optimization and Complex Trade-Offs: Expert Interview

River Logic

Supply chain optimization and modeling isn't what it used to be. Optimization technology is getting more flexible, faster and more robust, enabling it to be used for an ever-increasing number of planning and decision-making challenges. In this expert interview with Aaron J.

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Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019

Cerasis

The trends in blockchain in supply chain and logistics circles are becoming synonymous with transparency and visibility, and the trends in blockchain and supply chain and logistics will revolutionize how companies maintain compliance and expand.

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Breaking Down the Silos for Transportation Management and Route Planning and Execution

Descartes

One of the biggest opportunities to dramatically improve supply chain performance occurs when traditional supply chain functions are decomposed and reinvented as integrated business processes. Few supply chain practitioners would dispute that notion.

3 Best Practices for Improving Your Supply Chain Labeling

Loftware

What's the key to truly modern supply chain labeling? Barcode Labeling Labeling Logistics Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Becoming Far More Evident

Supply Chain Matters

More evidence surfaces indicating that Amazon is phasing-in integrated logistics and last-mile fulfillment capabilities that will challenge current industry practices.

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. Unfortunately, the capacity crunch appears to be worsening, and drivers are growing scarcer.

Technology alone isn’t the answer to your supply chain future

Kinaxis

by Alison Crawford. Do you get the feeling you’re surrounded by conflict and uncertainty lately? You’re not alone if you do. If we had to label 2018, it would be the year of “us versus them.”

Executive Moves: A new CEO steps in at BluJay

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain software and services provider BluJay Solutions announced Wednesday that Andrew Kirkwood has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. See the full article in American Shipper. The post Executive Moves: A new CEO steps in at BluJay appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News

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.

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech: February 1, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

Strong growth in the U.S. economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

Personal Predictions for Supply Chain Management in 2019

SCM Research

The 20 th century was dominated by an analog, linear and fossil economy, but we are about to shift to an economy that is digital, circular and post-fossil. It seems obvious that our discipline, to remain relevant, needs to drive this transition rather than clutching at obsolete managerial practices and theoretical perspectives.

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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.

The Convergence of Supply Chain Execution and Planning Processes and Oracle’s Broader Recognition in Supporting Overall Transformation

Supply Chain Matters

In this Supply Chain Matters blog, we call reader attention to the broad area of supply chain management execution business process support, and the ongoing needs for convergence of supply chain execution, planning and analytics-based decision-making processes.

Our Hottest Topics of 2018

C3 Solutions

2018 was a big year for logistics professionals in industries across the board. Whether you’re a manager of a distribution center or VP of Operations, we’ve all had to adjust the way we work to keep thriving amidst all these changes.

Emerging Trends to Embrace for Retail Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Network

Following the largest single day of snow in 50 years, we’ve just finished ploughing through January 2019 here in Toronto! I think this is an excellent opportunity to reflect on some key emerging retail supply chain trends to get everyone’s juices flowing again.

Recalls and Blockchain: How Blockchain Can Aid in and Ultimately Prevent Recalls

Shipchain

There is a problem with food and drug supply chains. In the last few years, numerous recalls have occurred following the identification of cancer-causing chemicals in medications, and foodborne illness outbreaks, including the E. Coli Romaine lettuce recall of Thanksgiving.

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.