2019

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Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner. There are often many ways to solve a problem. The path we take can be an expression of our human creativity. This ingenuity is precisely why Artificial Intelligence alone is unlikely to help us break out and take supply chain decision making to the next level.

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How Does a Digital Transformation Apply to Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics Viewpoints

What is Digital Transformation? A digital transformation requires that companies transform their decision-making processes with technology to enhance customer experience and employee productivity and ultimately improve business performance. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, and virtual reality can aid in this transformation.

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Digital transformation in the life sciences supply chain – show me the data

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois The life sciences supply chain starts with a miracle. Is there a more challenging industry than life sciences? In a recent Forbes interview on why it’s so hard to bring tech into pharma, Vas Narasimhan, Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG pointed out that only one in twenty drugs make it out of clinical trials. One in twenty. A rate that hasn’t increased in over a decade.

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Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

GlobalTranz

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is an average of 16 fatalities yearly in the warehousing and storage industry and an injury.read More.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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5 ways traceability technologies can lead to a safer, more sustainable world

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

Intelligent supply chains can track, trace and authenticate everything from coffee beans to catheters.

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Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

The Chinese New Year (abbreviated as CNY) in the United States is often nothing more than a blip on the radar. For some Americans, the holiday comes and goes without them even noticing. In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal.

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Climate Change will Drive Manufacturing Innovation

QAD

The world is getting warmer. Severe weather events are becoming more frequent and intense. Climate change pressure is building for governments, businesses and individuals to “do something.”. Manufacturing isn’t exempt from this pressure. Regardless of what laws politicians enact, customers want their purchasing dollars to go to those who behave responsibly.

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A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

Shipchain

Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course. Fast forward fifteen years and now my cellphone also doubles as my HD camera, portable music device, library, fitness tracker, and of course, my means to call and text.

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How Industrial IoT Is Transforming Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Supply-chain inefficiencies are having a huge impact the world round. In the UK alone, they cost businesses at least US$1.9 billion annually in lost productivity.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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What Supply Chain Transparency Really Means

Sourcemap

By Alexis Bateman and Leonardo Bonanni In this article, we offer some clarity on the meaning of supply chain transparency and guidelines to map and extend progress. The recommendations derive from the experience shared by dozens of companies up and down the supply chain across industries of all sizes over the last decade with MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, an initiative based at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics; Sourcemap, a provider of supply-chain-transparency solutions; and ong

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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. It operates in 70 countries with a workforce of 80,000, producing over 300 specialty beers and ciders at international, regional and local levels. Planning such a large operation efficiently is no doubt a challenge, but HEINEKEN’s quest for efficiency started in the company’s early years.

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Dropshipping Is Helping to Meet eCommerce Demands

Material Handling & Logistics

A new study from the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University shows that retailers are expanding their virtual inventory without incurring additional carrying and fulfillment costs by utilizing dropship programs

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Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event

Kinaxis

by Leah McGuire Leah McGuire, Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz at the 2019 MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Women in Supply Chain Summit, where the gender gap in supply chain was the topic of focus. Joined by Kinaxis colleagues Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz on a crisp, sunny morning at the end of March, we marveled at the cool light display of Converse shoes in the lobby of the Converse building in downtown Boston as we checked in as attendees and panelists to the inaugural MIT Ce

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2024 Annual T&L M&A Report

Tenney Group, an industry specialized M&A Advisory firm in the T&L space, produced the 2024 Annual M&A Report. The report contains an in depth overview of 2023 notable deals and the market, while also providing the outlook for 2024 M&A.

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From Idea to Reality: Navigating New Product Introduction (NPI)

Dragon Innovation

Your company has gone from idea to prototype to the precipice of production. In short, your new product is getting ready to be introduced to the world. Congratulations!

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Attack That Sneaky Hidden Cost in Your Supply Chain: Reusable Packaging

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

Know how you can use BeeBeacons to calculate what your supply chain assets inefficiencies cost, and how you can reduce losses from the lost pallets

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Optimizing Transportation Management with an ERP Integration with NetSuite

Kuebix

Supply chains are getting leaner, faster and more efficient every year. In order to keep up with rising customer expectations, increasingly complicated shipping processes and growing business, many shippers are turning to ERP integrations to give them a leg up on the competition. Integrating a transportation management system (TMS) like Kuebix TMS with an ERP […].

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? (Video). When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Patient-centered Care a Focus for Med Device Manufacturers

QAD

If you’re a medical device manufacturer, your main goal is to produce innovative products that help people. But as the need for more personalized medicine grows, so does the need for real-time data delivery. Through industry changes and advancements, the focus now is on patient-centered care to rapidly improve patient outcomes. Why Shift to Cloud-based ERP?

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Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

Shipchain

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype over blockchain. When it comes to supply chain, the vast promises of renewed visibility and traceability are abundant. While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. 1. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties.

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Six Steps to a More Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers are more conscientious about their purchases than ever before. They expect organizations to meet a certain set of ethical standards, and supply chains aren’t exempt from scrutiny.

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6 Warehouse Management Best Practices For Your Supply Chain | SCJ

SCJunction

Your warehouse is the heart of your business. When it’s operating at peak productivity levels, it reduces costs, increases profits and keeps your customers delighted. Here are six things you can do to achieve operational excellence in your supply chain.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Tata Steel Makes Strides Towards an Autonomous Supply Chain Powered by Optimization Technology

AIMMS

Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel producers. In fact, it’s very likely that Tata Steel plays a role in your life today, by providing raw material for the car you drive, the house you live in and the roads you drive through. The company was established in India as Asia’s first integrated private steel company in 1907. Today, the steel manufacturing leader has an ambitious digital transformation agenda and is leveraging AIMMS technology to optimize operations in its home country.

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Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

While 75% of manufacturing companies have a program to promote cybersecurity awareness, only 37% believe that their programs are very to completely effective. Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector.

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Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part four)

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In part one of my inventory management best practices series I argue that inventory cannot be managed until it is controlled, and present the notion our general willingness to apportion blame upon unreliable data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is misplaced. This isn’t because the ERP system is flawed. Further investigation reveals that external forces—controllable forces—exert influence upon the system, skewing data to a point at which it becomes unrelia

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IBM Watson Intelligent Supply Chain Workshop Brings Executives Together to Share Thoughts on Deployment

NC State SCRC

On January 29th, the NC State Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held a one-day workshop, bringing together executives representing a number of industries, including Lenovo, UPS, Duke Energy, Toshiba, Caterpillar, YUM Brands, American Red Cross, MetLife, and IBM, to compare notes on how the digital transformation is occurring within their organizations.

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The Art of Consistent Perfect Order Delivery: Smart Order Fulfillment Through Orchestration

Shippers and logistics service providers are pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. Perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve it.

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What Your CFO Needs to Know About Accruals, IoT, & More Listener Mail! [podcast]

Freight Plus

This week the mic is pointed at you, the listeners, as we open up another mail bag filled with your questions. This week you'll learn why your CFO needs to be on top of freight accruals, how IoT is changing supply chains, and what a supply chain benchmark is.

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain

Kuebix

The world of transportation and logistics management looks completely different than it did even 50 years ago. Gone are the days of pen and paper and jotting down haphazard notes when on the telephone with a carrier booking freight. Now, technology is now ruling supreme. With the advent of advanced cloud-based transportation management systems, there […].

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The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean

Unleashed

For so many people, coffee is a staple of their everyday routine. And its popularity is apparent in the global market — global coffee production reached 158.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2018, up from 148.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2015. In fact, the average per capita consumption stands at 1.0 kg in 2019. Within each cup of coffee, there are approximately 70 coffee beans.