How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them?

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them?

Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Then, executives need supply chain technology to stay ahead of the game. But what technologies we should pay attention to? Mike Skinner, Vice President, CLX Logistics Technologies Without question, one of the most significant game changing technologies in the past 12 months and looking forward at the next 18 months is TMS – to which you say “big deal” and I say, “true plug-and-play (SaaS/Cloud) global TMS integrated with global trade and customs execution”.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. Companies Will Levy the Power of 3PL-Based Technologies.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. And with daily headlines on new Ubers for X, new tech acquisitions, and the continuing crawl of technology into our everyday life, we’re focussing on five emerging tech trends that have the potential to reshape logistics.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Procuring a TMS suite is not a trivial exercise.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Declining Freight Rates.

[WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This is a must read for those in the supply chain industry to stay on top of their games! This white paper, “The Top Supply Chain Trends that will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” is the second in our overall industry trends white paper series.

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

Talking Logistics

Robinson , Descartes Systems Group , MercuryGate , Transplace , Opus9 , Paragon , and TranzAct Technologies. Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN).

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. BONUS : Download the Guide To LTL Freight Mangement White Paper. 10 LTL Procurement Cost Cutting Tips. Develop clear bid objectives, mandates, and supply chain change requirements.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation Announces Intent to Acquire AFF Global Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN). Uber Technologies Inc.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Cerasis

Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The results show some of the biggest supply chain management trends in supply chains for 2015.

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Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot in 2017, with two major acquisitions announced last year, including Descartes’s acquisition of MacroPoint in August 2017. Visibility Enables Faster Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash processes : for example, you can leverage Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) and geofencing to initiate invoicing and payment process. . is what drove the first wave of demand for real-time freight visibility solutions.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. Process Industry Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve. Want a Fast-Response Supply Chain?

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This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could remain closed for ‘remainder of the week’ due to chicken shortage crisis (Independent).

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

The Supply Chain Digital Transformation Journey: Making Inter-Business Collaboration Better

Talking Logistics

Are there any parallels between the tournament and supply chain transformation? Digital Supply Networks: Your Team Captain. You can view Digital Supply Networks (DSN) as a team member on the digital supply chain transformation journey. On the road to reach The Sweet 16, DSNs provide opportunities to improve inter-business processes, expand supply chain relationships, increase revenues, and reduce operating costs.

The Best is Yet to Come with Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

Also, our plan is to have you, the supply chain and logistics community (both users and vendors), define our research agenda. Supply Chain Technology Trends Transportation Management Systems TMS TMSbriefings TMSreport transportation management systemsI conducted my first research study on transportation management systems (TMS) back in March of 1999.

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

One of my favorite quotes from the conference, which I believe sums up the perspective many customers have about GT Nexus, came from Joe Dixon, SVP of Supply Chain at Brooks Brothers: “SAP is our internal ERP system, GT Nexus is our external [supply chain] ERP system.”. Brooks Brothers: “SAP is our internal ERP system, @GTNexus is our external (supply chain) ERP system” #Bridges2015 #logistics #SCM. Freight Audit and Pay.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2015

Talking Logistics

The numbers speak for themselves: 34 episodes produced in 2015, totaling more than 56,800 views and 1,360+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement (2,166 views).

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6 Reasons Supply Chain Employees Look For New Jobs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out the NEW Jobs Board on Supply Chain Game Changer! But why do passive candidates seek out new jobs, particularly in Supply Chain and Procurement? We know that one of the best ways to grow your Supply Chain career is to gain exposure to diverse parts of the function – from Logistics and Distribution, to Procurement, to Inventory Management, to Planning.

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 5 Trends in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Gartner recently announced their 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. The Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list has now been released for 14 consecutive years.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

Sometimes I just like to live on the edge, which is definitely a qualifying status for anyone bold enough to make predictions about the future of supply chain operations and management—but I just can’t help myself. M Supply Chains will be Shorter in 2028.

Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

Talking Logistics

A similar problem exists with supply chain and logistics software. Customers who prefer on-premises deployments can also be accommodated with “always current” technology. The three most important words in supply chain management today.

Does Your Business Suffer From any of These Five Profit-Killing Confusions

EFT

However, this can go too far, and lead to too much complexity not only in the customer decision making process, but also in the entire supply chain - from purchasing to manufacturing those products, and then selling, transporting and storing them down the supply chain in the channels.

The Next Generation Supply Chain: Look to the Cloud!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We’re going to take a look at cloud computing and how it integrates all supply chain technologies. Next Gen Supply Chain and the Cloud. Of all the NextGen supply chain technologies, the cloud will be integral. Subscribe Here!

Blockchain: The Next Great Leap in Supply Chain Transparency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. It’s no secret that transparency is the name of the game in today’s world-class Supply Chains. Which is where the applications for Supply Chain transparency start appearing as well.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. What is the difference between logistics technology trends and supply chain technology trends which we covered earlier this year?

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6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

Call it a cop-out if you like, but seriously, predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular can suddenly disrupt the way things are done.

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex, making a data-driven approach to supply chain management a must. Supply chain optimization isn’t a simple undertaking, but effective SCM offers numerous benefits that improve the bottom line.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Change will flow throughout all supply chains in 2018, regardless of products or services offered. Supply chain managers and executives should be mindful of these additional (read our first post of the top supply chain trends for this year) 2018 supply chain trends as the year progresses if they hope to stay competitive. . of the digital supply chain. Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard. Supply Chain

5 Quick Solutions for Simplifying Supply Chains

Unleashed

Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex so simplifying them can be a complicated matter. In an attempt to get back to supply chain basics, companies need to scrutinise their processes, from procurement through to storage and shipping. Here are five quick solutions for simplifying supply chains: Clear the clutter. Map out your supply chains to get a sense of how products move. Embrace technology.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.