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Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

Several good friends in consulting roles are sharing information on SAP HANA from SAP Insider; and this morning, LLamasoft announced the acquisition of the LogicTools assets from IBM. The company is early in building an enterprise-class solution with robust APIs and role-based security.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. Christopher Tang.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. Christopher Tang.

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Recognize that underpinning the transaction (physical and financial) activity in the global supply chain is information. Eliminating the transactional friction is achieved through shared information among all related parties. Guest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

Real-Time Inventory Management: 5 Ways Advanced Computer Analytics Will Transform Traditional Inventory Management

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to obtain the most accurate inventory levels possible. A need for real-time inventory management has arisen, but until now, we didn't have a way to make it a reality. In our predictions’ blog post from earlier this year, we noted how customization will begin to replace traditional inventory management, and essentially, customization goes back to using computer analytics to generate a more accurate, successful view of inventory management.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

5 Engagement Strategies in Managing a Relationship With a Transportation Management 3PL

Cerasis

This is our 9th post in our strategic transportation management and logistics series. When selecting a transportation mangement 3PL to aid you in a robust and effective transportation management strategy , defining the rules of engagement is critical to success. When you do engage and hire a 3PL for effective transportation management, it is vital that you look at this relationship as a partnership and not a commodity.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

Intelleflex ZEST™ Data Services, a cloud-based repository for aggregating, warehousing and sharing information across the supply chain, facilitates on-demand access to actionable data for improved supply chain operations to provide a complete picture of data spanning the entire supply chain.

Is Your Supply Chain Customer-Centric?

DynaSys

To support customer service level, Supply Chain focuses on visibility, traceability, and flow security, as well as just in time delivery. The service level usually expressed as a percentage is a measure of satisfying demand through inventory or by the current production schedule.

Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. If you happen to find yourself searching for careers in logistics, transportation and supply chains, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of positions.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Cloud-Based TMS: 7 Reasons Why Transportation Management Systems Have Their Heads in the Cloud

Cerasis

Transportation management systems ( TMSs ) are not a new concept, but where they are hosted now, in the cloud, is still new to the shipping industry. The basic benefit and reason for the cloud-based deployment of a TMS lies in storing information in a central location. This means managing shipments and inventory can be simplified and taken with you, giving you renewed freedom in operating your business.

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

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” . Perhaps the most obvious potential benefit of IoT, and more importantly going forward the IoE, is supply chain security, which could be much better managed through the use of tracked and monitored containers or packing cases, right down to individual packaging level, which alert security or the authorities if removed from where they should be.

What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like? A Look To 2018 and Beyond

Cerasis

Whether you call it a transportation management system, TMS, or transport management system, we have you covered on the State of TMS in our first post , the 4 key process enablers in the second post , and in today’s post we will cover what the future holds for transport management systems.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. More than ever before, shippers have better access to information, and better quality information about how to find transportation savings.

4 Benefits of the Use of Bluetooth Technologies in Logistics

Cerasis

However, Bluetooth technologies can completely eliminate the need to use Internet data to communicate information about shipments to other parts of a given facility. Secured Data-exchange for Short Distances - Privacy and security are two of the top concerns among today's logistics providers.

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

Until a few years ago, inventory was a labor-intensive process that typically required either stopping operations for several days or bringing in a large crew to painstakingly count products overnight. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Spend Transportation Technology

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Here are just a few entry points: Distributed and Decentralized Database With a complex and dynamic supply chain management landscape, stakeholders need one harmonized data repository on which to rely for updated information. The distributed ledger component of blockchain provides an integrated digital platform for nodes in a supply chain system to share and query information as developments occur in real time. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019

AB&R

with advanced connectivity and security services. As a result, all romaine lettuce was pulled nationwide because agencies had little information on the source of the lettuce. [4]. The internet-based system records the information and assigns that asset to the employee.

5 Change Management Tips to Create a Strategic Transportation Management Mindset

Cerasis

This is the final post in our strategic shipping or transportation management series. Stemmed from our first post on covering these 10 areas of focus for shippers to have a strategic transportation management mindset in order to create a competitive advantage, we went ahead and went into detail on each of those 10 posts. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. 3PL Logistics Transportation Management change management

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Announces the First Free Multimodal Transportation Management System (TMS). stores to replenish inventory faster and save employees time when products run out.” My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities.

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

Until a few years ago, inventory was a labor-intensive process that typically required either stopping operations for several days or bringing in a large crew to painstakingly count products overnight. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Spend Transportation Technology

Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity

Talking Logistics

That is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, questions shippers should ask before implementing a Transportation Management System — specifically if they’re implementing a traditional, behind-the-firewall solution.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. Essentially, frequent putting is indicative of shippers constantly shopping around for the lowest cost deal, and since the carrier is less likely to secure the actual transaction and transport such items, carriers will charge more. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

By just registering into a logistics network through an app, ANYONE can become a valid, authentic transporter. You can get to pick and choose your transporter through the app. You are in complete control of the transportation process.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

This view of the supply chain is focused primarily on how we get inventory to the customer. He pointed out that the customer doesn’t care which division owns the inventory – they just want the product whenever and wherever they desire. Because Macy’s is now fulfilling orders from stores… so store sales and inventory at stores don’t matter. Too often, the information about the very same product, appearing on different websites, may differ significantly!

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

To learn more about how RedPrairie solutions can optimize your inventory, improve employee productivity or increase sales, visit RedPrairie.com or email info@redprairie.com. JDA empowers more than 2,700 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It. Contact Information.

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What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and often security. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

As supply chain and transportation visibility is a hot topic for Logistics Managers and Directors, 3rd party logistics providers , who adopt this type of technology, are surely to reap the rewards of highly satisfied customers.

This Week in Logistics News (March 21-25, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Omnitracs’ Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.4 Speaking of cross-border trade, “all five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Preparing Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Leaders: The Importance of Technology Skills and Experience

Talking Logistics

With the logistics industry growing at 22 percent annually, both shippers and transportation providers are searching for workers who have what it takes to succeed in their line of work, which increasingly is being driven by information technology. More than ever before, this means providing students with hands-on experience using enterprise software applications, such as transportation management systems (TMS). The more information you have, the better your decisions will be.

How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity

Cerasis

Teams that can make informed decisions independently? An ERP system essentially streamlines administration, consolidating all information and business processes from across the supply chain, which has a hugely positive impact on productivity.

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The 5 Top Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

Cerasis

The days of managing inventory in warehouses with pen and paper have disappeared. In their place, warehouse management systems have risen to make managing inventory easier, and these systems provide tremendous benefits, explains Rick Register of Inbound Logistics.

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