The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies

Cerasis

Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT). Deploying Smart Supply Chain Technologies. The Benefits of Smart Technologies in the Digital Supply Chain.

A Word of Caution for Supply Chain Technology Accelerators

Talking Logistics

“A group of logistics entrepreneurs is launching a Silicon Valley-style accelerator [named Dynamo] for supply-chain technology startups, aiming to draw new investment and talent to the freight business,” reported Loretta Chao in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. The Dynamo backers hope their program will help attract top technology talent to the more industrial side of distribution, which has a reputation for being old-fashioned and resistant to change.

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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.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Supply chain is finally finding its way into the 21st century, with help from a constantly evolving landscape of technologies and digital opportunities. Companies are now looking to the cloud, big data, blockchain, and other solutions to manage their end-to-end supply chains.

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Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Supply chain is finally finding its way into the 21st century, with help from a constantly evolving landscape of technologies and digital opportunities. Companies are now looking to the cloud, big data, blockchain, and other solutions to manage their end-to-end supply chains. By providing an added layer of real-time data and enhanced recognition capabilities to managers and workers, augmented reality could be one of the most valuable supply chain tools of all.

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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”.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers. The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences. Robotics Supply Chain Technology

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries. The Maturing of the Supply Chain.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. However, figuring out the best way to achieve this feat can be confusing, so warehouse managers should follow these steps. Warehouses have a tendency to become stock rooms for stale product. Wave picking was the standard in warehouse management and order picking for decades. Use Automated Technologies.

Optimizing Labor Management to Improve Warehouse Operations

Veridian Solutions

Take a moment to think about your top issues in warehousing. Available slots, cycle times, labor costs, supplier relationship management, transportation management, and dock management are only a few of the everyday challenges supply chain leaders face in managing warehouses.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots. Robotics engineer Aaron Blasdel fills a Freight bin at Fetch Robotics headquarters.

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. Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg). Alexa in the Warehouse.

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.

5 Tips For Keeping Your Freight Safe

Freightos

Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber, recently dubbed 2016 as the “ year that the freight industry goes online.” ” Some freight services, like rate quoting, have now reached the tipping point. On Freightos, for instance, forwarders and shippers can create a freight quote in 30 seconds. Other freight services have already passed the tipping point, fleet tracking, for instance, spearheaded by freight technology companies like Track Your Truck.

4 Supply Chain Technologies that Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want

FLEXE

Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Adding flexibility to your supply chain is now a must-have to stay relevant with your customers. Supply chain managers are using this as a seasonal solution.

Bucking the 80/20 Trend: 4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Digital Yard

Talking Logistics

The same 80/20 principle can be applied in the supply chain, where bringing products to market remains a central focus for everyone involved in that end-to-end chain. Reel-in intangible supply chain expenses: At any given time, there are approximately 5.5

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Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Technology Maturity. Now we can reap the benefits of their diligence and the maturing of these technologies.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge).

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). According to Reuters : Uber Technologies Inc.

The Digital Age Is The New Competitive Arena For 3PLs

Freightos

In recent years they have increasingly been confronted with digital disruptions such as new business models and technologies. Firms that bring new technologies to markets have an advantage to which incumbents must react. Online marketplaces like Uber Freight is an example.

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Pharmaceutical Visibility supply chain technology visibility

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? Many products are within the category of optimizers for supply chain needs. New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement.

New Auto-Id Integration Standard in RFID Could Play A Major Role In Adoption & Proliferation of IoT (Internet of Things)

Cerasis

because we believe in leveraging technology as an enablement tool and competitive advantage for our shipper customers for more effective transportation management. Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology integration standard

Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain: 3 Core Benefits

Cerasis

One of the most surprising parts of the episode showed a warehouse worker using a voice-automated picking system (see video below), and the worker would then scan the product with a scanner on the tip of his finger. What’s Happening with Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain?

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. E-retailers and delivery companies get creative to close the last mile gap between warehouse and consumer (JLL).

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

Over the past month, we’ve been posting supply chain predictions, brought to you by some of the most creative thinkers in the industry, including Joel Clum of CarrierDirect , Martijn Graat of LogisticsMatter.com and Steve Brady of Supply Chain Innovations Today.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

For decades, the realm of transportation management , warehouse management, and order fulfillment remained set in near-prehistoric hands of isolated silos, inefficient processes, and limited accessibility. However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower.

Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

As I prepared my keynote presentation for the BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 conference , I recalled this experience and saw it as a good metaphor for the difficulties many companies are having today responding effectively to the blizzard of supply chain management.

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

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. P&G Remaking Supply Chain Network (WSJ – sub.

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].”. Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We”. Want a Fast-Response Supply Chain?

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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.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

Modern distribution technology has significantly changed how suppliers get their products to end-users, and consumers are driving changes in how Distributors use technology to better their business processes. As a result, you need to understand what distribution technology trends, as explained by Advantage Business Media and Lindsay Konzak of Modern Distribution Management , are being seen in today's distribution network and how they will impact future operations.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount (Reuters). Introducing Ryder TranSync™, a Patent Pending, Automated Technology Tool Used to Provide Dynamic Transportation Planning.