Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

Kinaxis

If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. Innovation is happening all around us, and at a pace so fast, it may make your head spin. Miscellanea Supply chain management supply chain innovationby Alexa Cheater.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. 2 Real-time Network Inventory Control and Planning. Too often we think about inventory in a linear way.

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7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

Leading-edge manufacturers are partnering with providers of warehouse management systems to create customized software and smart robots that help manage the movement, storage and sorting of warehouse inventory. With increasing order volumes, numerous products to navigate, highly personalized order packing and faster shipping requirements, robotics solutions will help you effectively respond to volume growth and perform more tasks with less labor and at a lower cost.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

inventory more clearly, you can see. to pay attention to, whether to ship via air. inventory. the greatest opportunity for innovation. venture firm Innovation Endeavors, NEA, PSA Unboxed, DCLI, SAP.iO, and the. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

Efficiency programs like lean drove us to reduce suppliers and cut inventory. Supply chain risk management practice advises us to source additional suppliers and plan additional strategic inventories as mitigation strategies.

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

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. ” Vendor Managed Inventory Model: A Quick Back Story.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s especially true when it comes to bringing innovation to the supply chain. A Blueprint for Successful Supply Chain Innovation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. How does implementing a ship-from-store strategy impact the supply chain network?

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? In addition, e-commerce shipping practices must consider labor management, specifically loading and unloading, as well as yard management.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

With all the natural disasters, political posturings and sexual harassment revelations dominating the news cycle of the past year, we sure could use some good news, and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you—the 2017 MH&L Innovation Awards.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. First, look at inventory as MONEY/CASH. Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock.

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How Artificial Intelligence and Global Economic Factors Affect Inventory Optimization

ThroughPut

Through the targeted use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and other technologies, leading global innovators are constantly trying to enhance the effectiveness of their inventory management.

A Sneak Peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS

Supply Chain Nation

FOCUS brings retail, warehouse and manufacturing professionals together to share best practices and hear how industry leaders are delivering real results with the help of JDA’s innovations. An exciting new addition to FOCUS is the Innovation Hub at the center of the Delivery Zone, where attendees have the opportunity to experience industry use cases leveraging various new innovations. The Digital Hub will also connect with Pepper bi-directionally in our story of innovation.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

These 36 innovative companies have figured out how to hack their operations, gaining some financial or media recognition for their methods. Kick back, be inspired and happy innovating. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Talking Logistics

Cloud-based applications that manage e-commerce and enterprise resource planning (ERP) have lowered the barrier to entry for small- to medium-sized companies, and fueled an explosion of innovative products and high growth organizations. It created an administrative bottleneck as orders had to be typed into QuickBooks and, when shipped, status and tracking information needed to be manually entered into Magento.

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

Freightos

The secret behind the innovation is Google X , a lab whose boss has the job title “Captain of Moonshot”, focused on looking at what everyone thinks is impossible and flipping it on its head. million units shipped. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.

Innovative E-commerce Software from ShippingEasy

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Oct 18, 2018 ShippingEasy is an innovative company that offers software for managing many common supply chain tasks. The software features logic that ties users into the best commercial shipping rates offered by the U.S. As orders arrive in shopping carts, platforms, and marketplaces that software automatically plans inventory picking and shipments to efficiently process the order. Robert Jacobs, Ph.D.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

Cerasis

Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping. It produces results at a fraction of the cost of full truckload (FT) or small package shipping. However, the needs of the modern shipping industry have reached an optimal point, and the only way to further push the envelope is by using a dedicated transportation management system (TMS). As a result, the amount of inventory can be managed to reflect the consumer demand.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Innovative last-mile delivery options have been created, such as concierge services, the app, Doorman, Amazon Key and more. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight. Track inventory in real time.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

Last week, I attended Innovate 2018 , the company’s first user conference, and as I stood on stage to deliver my keynote presentation in front of 140+ attendees, the answer was clear: Yes. The reality is that new innovations in technology, coupled with new transportation challenges that shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continuously face, create new opportunities for startups to enter the market. Does the market need yet another transportation management system (TMS)?

Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization

NC State SCRC

Not surprisingly, Nike and Flex have the same DNA when it comes to working on supply chain innovation. It’s just a very different way to think about the supply chain that our industry has built over 50 years, where the order goes for a thousand pairs of size 9’s, and they ship in a container to a warehouse to be distributed to a store where you can buy one if you like the color.”.

How to Improve Your Shipping Performance

Softeon

In survey after survey, consumers say that their experience with shipping is a key factor in their shopping satisfaction. A majority want detailed information at every point of the shipping process. They are more likely to buy a product when shipping costs are low and shipping speed is fast. Nearly half of all online shoppers say that they have abandoned shopping carts when shipping speeds were too slow. Work with multiple shipping services.

Consumer Products Supply Chain Disruptor: 3D Printing

DynaSys

Internet of Things, BOTS, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and others are changing the way products are designed, produced, shipped and ultimately purchased and acquired by consumers. Inventory Reduction.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Retailers, of every shape and size, are faced with the threat: “Innovate or die.”. In fact, in a recent Baymard Institute survey, 61% of shoppers cite unexpected costs and shipping fees as a reason they’ll abandon a purchase. But how else can you improve shipping times and costs?

What Logistics Managers Can Learn from Santa’s Automated Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The resulting online activity can be a key indicator for retailers, to gage what products to stock and efficiently manage inventory levels. General dropshipping e-commerce global supply chain Innovation Parcel Shipping Supply Chain Software Visibility

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

A Disruptive Innovation in the Energy Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

What supply chain must meet rare periods of peak demand with no inventory, and operates in an environment where demand equals supply? Instead of running cold it runs hot, and the units are large not small; a block of 10 is about the size of a shipping container.

Using RFID Two Bin Kanban at the University of Chicago Medical Center: Healthcare Analytics Innovation!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Next, the team examined the average usage of parts, and established the reorder quantity for each part, as well as the average inventory that should be in each bin, with the objective of keeping no more than four days’ worth of supply in each bin, and a one day resupply level. All cards placed in the holder by 11 AM would be electronically updated into the inventory resupply system, sending a signal to the wholesaler Cardinal Health (in Waukegan, 45 minutes away).

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time I am very keen on the subject of supply chain innovation right now, for a variety of reasons. First, CEOs across the globe are putting innovation as the top or near top priority for the companies they run. It’s pretty simple why: innovation is what drives the growth and attractive margins. Supply chain in turn obviously has a key role to play in overall corporate/product innovation. First Thoughts.

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

E2open

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. 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. Today, one out of every four ocean containers shipped globally is booked through the INTTRA platform.

A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

” There are now chartered groups to innovate the business models. As shown in Figure 1, the company has been unable to maintain balance on the portfolio of cost and inventory. Note that recent inventory progress is slipping against the improvements during the recession).

Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Manufacturers and distributors are looking to expand their sales channels and get more of their brands in the hands of customers to generate loyalty, which can mean drop shipping on behalf of retailers looking to expand their product assortments. One way retailers are becoming more innovative in their approach to delighting the customer is by enabling their vendors to dropship on their behalf. This will increase the customer’s product and shipping options.

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Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Every day, innovations that weren’t even conceivable a decade ago are used without a second thought. On-demand manufacturing, ordering, shipping, and even custom creations are the final frontier for impressing jaded customers; speed and precision are more important than ever before. Interfaces like augmented reality available through wearable devices as well as phone apps can make everything from browsing to price-checking to inventory visibility a breeze.