This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. The network came under pressure during the past holiday season, as UPS delivered 762 million packages during the peak period, more than its initial forecast of 750 million.”.

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content Consumer Packaged Goods Forecasting & Demand Planning North AmericaThe biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size. The store had done away with its entire second floor, concentrating its efforts on its appliance and mattress departments on the ground level.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

” scenario: in many supply chain organizations, sub-SKU forecasting (the task of translating high-level forecasts into specific quantities by size, color, configuration, region, etc.) It is time to take the sub-SKU forecast burden off of the supply team.

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

” scenario: in many supply chain organizations, sub-SKU forecasting (the task of translating high-level forecasts into specific quantities by size, color, configuration, region, etc.) It is time to take the sub-SKU forecast burden off of the supply team.

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?

Kinaxis

In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America. by Harish Iyer.

Three Steps to a Better Statistical Forecast Setup

Arkieva

She shared that her business had implemented a statistical forecasting package from one of the leading vendors during the previous year. She further added that after almost 12 months of going live with the project, any improvements in the statistical forecast accuracy were yet to materialize.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I interviewed Robert Byrne, Founder of Terra Technology , on the results of their fourth benchmarking study on forecasting excellence. The work done by Terra Technology, in my opinion, is one of two accurate sources of benchmark data on forecasting in the industry.

From Vine to Glass: Wine Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

From California to New Jersey, North America produces some of the best wines in the world with popularity increasing year-over-year. Americans now consume the most wine in the world and consumption is forecasted to increase by 2 percent between 2015 and 2019 1.

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

To tell their story they flashed up a screen of JDA demand planning (which has not changed much since I worked on it in 1995), and proceeded to tell me a story of how their cognitive application improved forecast error (measured by Mean Absolute Percent Error or MAPE) by over 30%.

LifeWay Christian Stores selects RELEX supply chain software for forecasting, replenishment & allocation

RELEX Solutions

LifeWay , one of the world’s largest providers of Christian resources, is implementing RELEX Solutions’ supply chain software for its retail division to improve its inventory forecasting, replenishment and allocation processes. RELEX is providing a seamless forecasting, replenishment and allocation solution all in one common system. Michael Falck, President North America, RELEX Solutions adds: “We are delighted to welcome LifeWay as a RELEX customer.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. As the number of items being sold grew, they became increasingly more difficult to forecast. North America Simulation Output.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting (59). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 European CEOs forecasted 5.33 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit last week, Gita Gopinath, Harvard University economist forecasted worldwide global growth at 3.6%, but only 1.9% for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. Headwinds: A force of resistance.

Beyond Planning, the Next-Gen Supply Chain – A Focal Story

DynaSys

Focal generates more than 75% of their revenue outside of France, mainly in North America and Asia. Additionally, Focal’s products are high end, meaning they only produce small and medium batches ; thus, it is difficult to forecast product sales. Customer stories Featured DSCP DynaSys Excel Focal Forecast HiFi Jeremy Nau Overstock Ready-To-Plan RTP Sound Speakers Supply Chain

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

The use of a conventional supply chain tool to forecast this demand resulted in the degradation of the forecast by 14%. World Kitchen’s supply chain– with significant manufacturing and distribution operations throughout North America and Asia– was complex.

Kimberly-Clark Makes Sense of Demand

E2open

So when store supplies for the company’s retail partners are out of synch with production forecasts it can have a very real impact on the $20.8 The company implemented Multi-Enterprise Demand Sensing to gain more visibility into real-time demand trends and improve forecast accuracy.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. This fall, you may want to head north for the annual Surface Transportation Summit, to be held just outside of Toronto.

The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead

ToolsGroup

In last week’s blog , Lora Cecere emphasized the need to forego traditional forecasting and replenishment strategies in the long tail. Pat Smith, Vice President of ToolsGroup North America, then illustrated the growth of the long tail and drove home how to combat the challenges posed by it.

A Supply Chain Matters Rant Regarding Headline Hype- Offshoring vs. Reshoring

Supply Chain Matters

and North America based manufacturing. firms increased 3 percent in 2013, and is forecasted to be 3.8 Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters has been tracking and highlighting the significantly increased momentum of U.S. Increased U.S. manufacturing momentum was included in our predictions for 2014 along with some specific caveats.

Lessons in product transition and supply constraints, via adidas

Kinaxis

During its annual earnings call, adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted explained to investors that the company’s slow sales growth in North America was attributed to supply issues as the company expands from high-end products into a mid-price range.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

North America, Europe, …). In this segment, customer service comes not from the forecast, but from inventory. For more on this interesting topic see Nobel Prize-winning economist's four steps to minimize forecast bias.

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL

NC State SCRC

The Van Horne Institute is recognized both within Canada and internationally as one of North America’s leading research institutes focused on transportation, supply chain and logistics, regulatory affairs and information and communications, as measured through its contributions to the strategic decision-making and implementation processes in the public and private sectors. This leaves one option open: Go North.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

Quintiq

He explained how Quintiq has brought clarity in managing their supply chain, supporting their key values on business operations in planning for labor scheduling, sales forecasts, inventory targets and production planning.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

Quintiq

The West Coast port congestion in North America proved to be a game changer for businesses, with preparation being the winning factor. Improving demand forecasting. As revealed in a survey by eyefortransport , demand forecasting is the top challenge in supply chain planning.

RELEX and Retail Business Services: Enhancing Grocery Freshness

RELEX Solutions

For the last year, RELEX has been working closely with Hannaford and Food Lion, local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA , on a pilot to improve forecasting and replenishment for fresh products.

The Implications of U.S. Justice Department Dismissal of Alleged Ocean Container Shipping Cartels Has Multiple Consequences

Supply Chain Matters

In contrast, rates on the Asia to North America trade lane are higher, and especially high during peak shipping periods. A current trend in declining global trade volumes and meager growth forecasts for this year and perhaps beyond, compound the cost imbalance. A U.S.

How Much Can We Learn from the Last Super El Niño?

Elementum

A strong El Niño can cause drought in Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America—while inundating North America with rain. It has been forecasted that a super El Niño will occur this year, comparable to the devastating El Niño winter of 1997-1998.

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Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

Unmanned coffee stations transmit POS data every 15 minutes to help forecast demand, optimize inventory, and generate replenishment proposals for distribution and procurement; SCP software calculates the refill order requirements nightly for frequent, low-volume deliveries.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers. Additionally, get good at forecasting.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

For Cloud Logistics, this acquisition will help the company expand its solution footprint (which today is mostly over-the-road and intermodal transportation) and grow its geographic presence beyond North America.

Retreads are Good For Truckers…and Good for the Environment!

NC State SCRC

In North America, the trucking industry saves more than three billion dollars annually by using retreaded tires. Aerospace Supply Chain Biobased Products Commodities forecasting Logistics Supply Chain Management Sustainability Transportation PlanningOver the road (OTR) trucking involves the use of hauling 53’ trailers behind a truck.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers.