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The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

Talking Logistics

Rather than harping on needing more trucks and drivers, a new approach needs to be taken to determine a solution for the existing problems; the industry needs better information to better utilize existing trucks and drivers. It’s not a driver problem…it’s an information problem.

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Top 5 Ways Inventory Tracking Technology Is Evolving


In fact, a recent survey of economic experts, reports Jeff Wacker of Retail TouchPoints, found up to 59 percent of retailers are making plans to invest in technology, which includes inventory tracking technology. Inventory Tracking Technology Leverages Internal and External Real-Time Data.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Use the form below to send us your information!

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate


Meanwhile, this large volume of expenses is directly related to 80 percent or a company’s working capital via inventory and accounts payable. Collaboration is poised to enable better flow of information and resources in both directions for both parts of the supply chain, which will inherently lead to more efficient processes and data-based decisions. The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


10 refineries close as Harvey drenches Texas energy hub. Rail freight networks operated by Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific in Texas, USA were heavily disrupted due to Hurricane Harvey, according to reports on Friday, August 25th.

Reflections on the LIVING Supply Chain SCRC Meeting


Information Systems. Go work in a warehouse in Odessa Texas (which is how I got started), and see how that asset is operating in the real world! We’re working on on-time delivery and sharing real-time information with our suppliers. The winners of the project competition included the Revlon Transportation Dashboard project at the undergraduate level, and “Project Meatball” who worked with the Center for Environmental Farming at the MBA level.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. Transportation and freight costs are reduced.

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network


Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information. AUSTIN, Texas, October 22, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of INTTRA, the leading ocean shipping network, software and information provider. INTTRA is the largest neutral network, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry.

How the IoT Platform Fixes Problems in Today’s Logistics Industry


However, the IoT platform is currently responsible for reaching an unprecedented 99.5-percent inventory accuracy, a 30-percent reduction in labor costs, and a 30-percent reduction in the time of order processing asserts Supply Chain 24/7.

3 Supply Chain Services That Are Worth Outsourcing


On average, surveyed businesses reported 11 percent reductions in logistics costs as a result of outsourcing, while inventory costs decreased by 6 percent and logistic fixed assets by 23 percent. Transportation. Outsourcing transportation services truly comes with myriad benefits.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. University of North Texas. You just make the decision instantly on the basis of the information available.

Visibility Powered Planning

Supply Chain Nation

I recently had the honour of presenting at the annual CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Supply chain visibility traditionally concerns inventory and supply disruptions.

Outdated Supply Chains Can’t Meet Consumers’ “Need-It-Now” Mentality


Inventory was sent in scheduled, bulk shipments and the destination was a shelf, not a doorstep. Make informed promises: understand inventory, locations, and transportation times. Inventory data and purchasing patterns: What are their purchasing patterns?

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

By consolidating the shipment of bagged fertilizer and growing media goods into regional on-site warehouses, the Company has been able to: • Maximize truckload space, reducing overall delivered mileage and transportation costs. Improve inventory turns at retail by reducing fertilizer order minimums. For additional information, visit us at A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

Are we playing Sudoku or forecasting a business?

Supply Chain Nation

Of course, the correct answer is largely dependent upon the purpose of the forecast – the downstream business processes that will ultimately leverage the information. Forecasting boxes of deck nails in retail stores for the purpose of positioning inventory?

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We restructured all of the documents and created one of the first service-oriented websites so all of the information was available on line. The team reduced finished-goods inventory by 50% and reduced the assembly and test line production variances by 50% in 9 months. Subscribe Here!

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

AI will be able to survey an area or room and create an accurate inventory in seconds, including weights and volumes, and determine damage on items. They can provide alerts and notifications of key information, driving action for stakeholders of throughput solutions.

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

Logistics Bureau

A combination of automated trucks, conveyor systems, and picking robots will enable inventory to pass through the DC with very little direct human intervention. Meanwhile, autonomous rail transport might leap into the spotlight as the answer to highway congestion and fossil-fuel hell.

The State of the Health of The US Manufacturing Sector & Manufacturing Technology Orders


The PMI is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment. The region hit most hard, presumably due to the oil price affecting investment in Texas is the South Central region.

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

DAT Solutions

2017 was a wild year, as freight transportation faced one disruption after another. This period of elevated rates is only the beginning of a "new normal" era in freight transportation. The biggest influences were the Four Es: Economic growth. E-commerce. Electronic logging devices.

Logistics Disruption and the Changing Role of People

Logistics Bureau

in Texas works with retailers, including Wal-Mart, to provide them with driverless vehicles. Ordering patterns and inventory management are likely to be affected. If you want to really disrupt an industry, aim for the things that define it.