Sat.Aug 03, 2019 - Fri.Aug 09, 2019

Improve Industrial Label Design and Management with Barcode Label Printing Software

Loftware

What do better barcode design and management mean for you? Supply Chain Manufacturing Labeling Logistics Barcode Labeling

3 Technologies Transforming Modern Manufacturing Techniques

USC Consulting Group

The U.S. economy is experiencing a period of job growth. The unemployment rate is at a low last seen more than 50 years ago , according to government data, and millions of jobs have been created since 2016, approximately 2.6 million of which were added to payrolls in 2018 alone.

Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

ToolsGroup

Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? The planner’s role has expanded to include a combination of technical skills and communications and interpersonal skills.

Guide: Buying Vs. Building A Warehouse Management System

SCJunction

Each warehouse is different, presenting its own set of challenges, limitations, and advantages, with solutions that must be tailored to a specific industry. With this in mind, it’s important to take your specific business requirements into consideration when you decide how to build or buy your WMS.

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.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

July is my birthday month. In the middle of busy travel, I made time for the annual physical. The reason? I know that early detection is the key to wellness. It is a familiar ritual. The nurse quickly assesses blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen, height and weight.

More Trending

What 5G Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

The merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is expected to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks in the U.S.

Supply Chain Modeling: Here’s What You Need To Know

River Logic

Supply Chain Supply Chain Optimization modeling software Supply Chain Network Design supply chain modeling optimization modeling

How AI is Generating Value for US Restaurants

The Network Effect

How artificial intelligence is driving better customer service and supply chain efficiencies in the restaurant supply chain Artificial Intelligence (AI). The post How AI is Generating Value for US Restaurants appeared first on The Network Effect.

E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment

Cerasis

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant, shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment.

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.

Digital Supply Chains Seek to Fill Information Black Holes

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital supply chains seek to fill information black holes. For many companies' supply chains, it is the end-to-end portion of the supply chain, knowing what upstream and downstream partners are doing and how well they are doing it, where there are the most black holes.

Supply Chain CFOs Need to Kiss Average Cost Methods Goodbye

River Logic

Financial Planning Finance Supply Chain CFO Supply Planning

A Career Perfect Fit

Supply Chain Nation

Priscilla Torres is a senior technical analyst in JDA’s fast-growing Monterrey Center of Excellence (CoE).

Finding the Right Purchase Order: EDI 850 vs. EDI 875

SupplyPike

Back to basics: What is a purchase order? A purchase order is typically the starting point of your supply chain. It is a legally binding agreement between a trading partner and a buyer, detailing items that the buyer would like to order from the trading partner.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

This Week in Logistics News (August 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s nice to be back bringing you the logistics news round-up again. My colleagues took over for me the last two Fridays as I was on vacation exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was such an amazing trip on so many levels. First there was the family aspect. I saw family I hadn’t seen in years, watched my kids meet and play with new cousins, visited the house where my father, grandfather, and most likely […].

Chainalytics Among Top Supply Chain Firms in 2019

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (August 6, 2019) ?

Four Ways AI Is Impacting Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Brain

Global logistics companies are creating a new normal in how they manage data, run operations and serve customers

Global 101

Keeping Up with Customer Expectations

Enterra Insights

The customer is king — and the king expects to be treated royally. Kelly McKesten and Stéphanie Thomson, respectively a producer and an editor with Think with Google , report the phrase “the customer is king” can be traced back to the 1930s in book written by William Harold Hutt entitled Economists and the Public: A Study of Competition and Opinion. They assert the phrase has never been more relevant.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Making Your Supply Chain Green Doesn’t Have to Cost You Green

Kuebix

The transportation industry has a notoriously significant impact on the environment. Conventional vehicles and trucks release large quantities of greenhouse gas emissions, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide, all of which are harmful to the environment and those inhabiting it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, freight trucks contribute the second highest amount of pollutants into the […].

Integrating Technology into Your Supply Chain: Five Questions You Need to Ask

Material Handling & Logistics

Advanced technologies are transforming the way products are moved and tracked across the globe today

Evolution of Warehouse Scanning Technologies in the Digital Era

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Prakash Pol , Principal Consultant at Infosys India.

India 66

Supply Chain Transformation in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Company executives are increasingly aware of the importance of supply chains in making companies successful. A couple of years ago, however, a McKinsey study concluded companies weren’t investing enough in supply chain transformation technologies. Justine Brown reports, “McKinsey found the digitization of supply chains will have the biggest impact on revenue, yet 49% of companies are investing in digitizing their distribution channels or marketing instead.

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.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws?

Not all food is created equal. Who should set the standards?

Provenance

Last month, The Guardian released an article entitled “ Is Fairtrade finished? explaining that while Fairtrade forever changed the way so many of us shop (for the better), many companies are now sadly leaving the system.

Food 65

How Air Jordans Became the Greatest Shoes of All Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Demand Sensing? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Leyton Prentice at Vanguard Software. Demand shaping: from celebrity sponsorship to limited release.

Supply Chain Planning in a Changing World

Enterra Insights

Change is inevitable. Change also makes planners lives, at best, complicated and, at worst, miserable. Plans are static and remain applicable only if the status quo doesn’t change — but change is unrelenting. Dwight D. Eisenhower once observed, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Jason M. Girzadas ( @jgirzadas ), a Managing Principal at Deloitte, seems to agree with Eisenhower.

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.