Sat.Feb 16, 2019 - Fri.Feb 22, 2019

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

Jobs in Manufacturing: How Millennials Can Generate True Value

River Logic

Millennials contemplating their future face many misconceptions about the best career path to choose; in particular, popular opinion that traditional careers such as manufacturing are in decline while service industries are in ascendance influences them. Manufacturing Supply Chain

Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

Enterra Insights

By now, most people are aware of the spate of retailer bankruptcies and store closures referred to in the press as the Retail Apocalypse. “For years now,” writes Ryan Lester, Director of Customer Engagement Technologies at LogMeIn, “traditional retail stores have been under attack. Consumers love the convenience and selection of shopping online, leaving brick-and-mortar stores to be dubbed a dying breed.

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Top 4 Reasons Effectively Implementing Supply Chain Technology Creates a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Increasing the technologies deployed in your supply chain might be a goal for your organization. Meanwhile, executives that have spent time in the industry can be fearful of how upgrading systems can impact investment strategy and other business goals.

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.

Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle

AIMMS

When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore. Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. They react swiftly to changing business conditions and customer needs. They scale quickly when there’s opportunity for growth.

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Mid-market companies leapfrogging supply chain planning maturity stages

ToolsGroup

Is the latest technology enabling some mid-market companies to leapfrog supply chain planning (SCP) stages of maturity? The evidence suggests that it is. Publicly, analysts are still cautioning mid-market companies not to aim too high.

How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain

The Network Effect

How one of the largest retailers in Africa is using innovative technology to improve customer service while lowering supply chain. The post How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

It was school vacation week, which means I got more skiing than work done these past few days.

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Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part one)

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Everything has to be double-checked.”.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Understanding Your Safety Stock Calculations

Demand Solutions

If you manufacture or distribute products, it's safe to assume that you have a specified safety stock level— or at least we certainly hope you do.

Request for Partnership | Planning for future success

BluJay Solutions

Market demands are constantly evolving, and therefore, so should your business and the solutions you use to meet those changing dynamics. You’ve sent an RFP, received bids and shortlisted vendors that can provide the software solution your company needs…now what?

Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: For additional insights and advice on this topic, watch the recent Talking Logistics episode featuring Chad Andrews discussing this topic with Adrian Gonzalez. Omni-channel retailers and manufacturers/distributors require agility to compete and thrive in an industry that is ever-changing due in large part to the Amazon Effect.

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How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future

Kinaxis

by Dustin Mattison I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Farhan Mirza, President of BAFF Consultants Inc., to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The State of Globalization in a Fragile World

SCM Research

DHL has recently released the fifth edition of their Global Connectedness Index , which provides an analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of capital, trade, information and people. In spite of growing anti-globalization tensions in many countries, the report indicates that globalization hits a new record high, as the aforementioned flows all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms. For years the military has used the acronym VUCA to describe what, in wartime, is often referred to as the fog of war. VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.

Unleashing Agility in Late-Stage Customization

Talking Logistics

Jason Tham, CEO at Nulogy , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When you talk to your customers, what are the main challenges CPG brands are facing today? What are the new rules for success in the industry?

How Kinaxis certification proves its worth

Kinaxis

by Joe Cannata Since the launch of the Kinaxis Certification Program in January 2016, we’ve steadily grown our certified user base.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

The Importance of Confidence in Career and Life

JDA software

Haley Morse is vice president, services sales, North American retail and has been with JDA for nearly 25 years. She is a great example of getting comfortable being uncomfortable and talks about how she’s done this in her career, and how important it is to be confident in yourself and your decisions.

What is Inventory Carrying Cost?

EMERGE App

Introduction. We’re all familiar with the cost of goods. We spend hours researching and comparing the lowest possible prices for goods. And we pick the most cost effective means of shipping.

Top 10 Ways Internet of Things and Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on Forbes.com and written by Louis Columbus, Contributor at Forbes. supply chain management Forbes artificial intelligence Machine Learning Big Data logistics internet of things IoT C3 Yard Blog C3 C3 Blog C3 Solutions Supply Chain C3 Reservations Blockchain AI

Jerome Dubois of 6 River Systems named a 2019 supply chain Pro to Know

6 River Systems

6 River Systems co-founder and co-CEO Jerome Dubois has been named a Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive , the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation.

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 Essentials Every CEO Should Know

Supply Chain Brain

Chief executive officers typically take a back seat when it comes to supply-chain management, but by forging a greater synergy with supply-chain managers, they can take their organizations on a journey toward prolonged success

Creating Cybersecurity in Your Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain attacks rose by 150% between 2016 and 2017

Cryptocurrencies Beyond Bitcoin! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria? Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Josh Wardini.

Modern Supply Chain Training: How Educational Opportunities Have Shifted

AFFLINK

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, supply chain management and logistics is one of the most coveted bachelor's degrees by employers.

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.