Hostess Brands Turnaround Driven by a Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

as a supply chain guy, I just love hearing about a business turn around that was largely driven by a more effective supply chain. Food & Beverage Industry Logistics Outsourcing Replenishment Transportation Hostess Brands lean logistics supply chain transformationThat, as Tuesday's financial news proves, was clearly the case with Hostess Brands.

Supply Chain Transformation in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Company executives are increasingly aware of the importance of supply chains in making companies successful. A couple of years ago, however, a McKinsey study concluded companies weren’t investing enough in supply chain transformation technologies. Only 2% of companies are applying digital strategies to the supply chain.”[1] Technology and supply chain transformation. … Supply chain managers can’t stand still.

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Digital Supply Chain Transformation Still in Early Stages

Enterra Insights

Supply chain expert Mike Mortson ( @mmortson ) believes it’s still fair to ask, “What is the digital supply chain?”[2] ”[2] Steve Banker ( @steve_scm ), Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Arc Advisory Group, agrees it’s a fair question. He writes, “Companies mean different things by the term ‘digital supply chain transformation.’

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. As new technologies emerged, supply chains transformed to take advantage of these technologies. As a result, transformation has been and remains an essential characteristic of supply chains. and the supply chain is an essential part of this revolution. Technologies Driving Supply Chain Transformation.

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Early IoT adopters in the transportation, retail, energy, agriculture, healthcare, and city management sectors are proving the IoT’s value every day. IoT Benefits for the Supply Chain. Brittany Martincic predicts, “IoT will eventually have some impact on all aspects of the supply chain. … Every supply chain business, from manufacturing to logistics, should be taking a close look at the Internet of Things now.”[4]

People, Processes, and Technology All Required for Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Everyday technology seems to be assuming a greater role in the business world, including in supply chain operations; but, technology alone will never achieve the kind of transformation required in the years ahead. Paul Myerson ( @Paul_A_Myerson ), an instructor in Management and Decision Sciences at Monmouth University, asserts, “It’s not your dad’s supply chain anymore.”[1] ” People: Fostering Supply Chain Talent.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Cloud computing shows promise for further growth and transformation in 2014. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ).

Second Annual GLOBE Awards Honor Excellence in Transportation Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

Awards Program Sponsored by UltraShipTMS Honors Transportation Excellence at Tyson Foods, Omnimax and Castellini Group. February 4, 2019 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Renowned provider of transportation logistics management software platform UltraShipTMS is proud to announce the recipients of their annual GLOBE awards. This year’s GLOBE Award honorees include leading protein producer, Tyson Foods in the category of “Logistics Management Leadership Award”.

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The Strongest Predictor of TMS Strength Isn’t What You Think

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

It’s no surprise that there’s a growing interest in transportation management solutions. Transportation is at the heart of supply chain operations, and as more companies expand their products and services to conquer new markets, the more they run up against the limitations of their legacy systems. At its core, today’s transportation management solution must at least be holistic and multi-modal.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

this is a huge company-wide transformation that will put more focus on its customer offering as it aims to become leaner, faster and more agile. Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. Using Modeling and Analytics to Design a Resilient Supply Chain. Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey? The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views).

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2018)

Talking Logistics

But as you can see from the list below, technology-related topics and trends — such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and “the digital supply chain” — are also attracting a lot of interest and attention. Supply Chain Control Towers: Visibility, Collaboration, and Optimization. Digital Supply Chain: Hype, Confusion, and Reality. Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. TPG Capital to Acquire a Majority Stake in Leading Cloud-based Logistics Platform Transporeon. Cloud Logistics Announces Banner Results For The First Half of 2016. And we have more than enough package supply to utilize the 40 planes we’ve procured.”. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 22 – 2016 Q3. Strategic moves among logistics providers. 8 | Snapshots: Launch Supply Chain Executive Club. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. 14 | Profile Daniel Helmig, Global Head Supply Chain Management, ABB.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation.

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Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately. Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Andrei Klubnikin at at R-Style Lab. In fact, 72% of enterprises involved in planning, executing and monitoring the flow of products from the point of origin to the point of consumption consider improved customer experience the key benefit of business transformation. Subscribe Here!

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately. Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S 3D printing is revolutionising the way spare parts is managed.

Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS

Tailwind

Tailwind Enterprise is a flexible, cloud-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS) for fast-moving logistics companies. March 14, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Tailwind Transportation Software is pleased to announce the launch of their new fully web-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS). Tailwind offers three tiers of Transportation Management Software : Standard – at $69/user/month. Tailwind Transportation Software Ltd.

Bristlecone Flash – November 2019

Bristlecone

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MONITORING APP – TRY IT FOR FREE. is an AI-fueled, cloud-based app that monitors, quantifies and proactively recommends a response to mitigate supply chain risks. can elevate your supply chain’s overall performance with end-to-end visibility of the supply chain ecosystem, proactive monitoring of external events that threaten the supply chain, assessment and quantification of risks and opportunities, and prompt and actionable recommendations.

The basics of customer-centric multi-channel retailing (Part 1)

DELMIA Quintiq

In most cases, they are trying to tweak parts of their existing supply chains to somehow fit the new all-channel reality. Instead, a holistic view and a major supply chain transformation is needed in order to serve the end-user at all times, at any location and, above all, to remain profitable. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Start where the customer can’t see.

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Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. « Supply Chain Agility - Is it for Real? Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Matters.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. These events provide great opportunities to develop your supply chain efficiency and keep your business one step ahead. Send your high-level executives to Miami for inspiration on digital innovations for efficient supply chain practices.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. to $3.243 (Transport Topics). BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform. Honeywell Appoints Torsten Pilz as Chief Supply Chain Officer. My voice is a little sore this morning.

Emerging Trends to Embrace for Retail Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Network

I think this is an excellent opportunity to reflect on some key emerging retail supply chain trends to get everyone’s juices flowing again. Every year at this time as I prepare to attend the RILA Supply Chain Conference, which has recently evolved to become RILA LINK2019 , it’s always a great time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the key changes I see coming that have the potential to create step changes in retail supply chains.

Managing Change – Adopting TMS, Supply Chain Tech Projects

Supply Chain Collaborator

As recently as ten years ago, transportation leaders viewed cloud-based logistics automation technology with great skepticism; even outright ambivalence. The disruptive tech vexing today’s harried supply chain practitioner is “ blockchain for supply chain ”. Transforming supply chain users’ perspectives on this new technology from anxiety to adoption will again rely on the same critical ingredient – effective change management.

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Top UltraShipTMS Application Developer Named ‘2016 Pro to Know’

Supply Chain Collaborator

Director of Application Development and 10-year Veteran of UltraShipTMS Team Recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine . March 15, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, recently announced the 16th annual listing of ‘Pros to Know’ in the supply chain industry.

:o9 Solutions announces a strategic partnership with vTradEx to enter the Chinese market

o9 Solutions

This partnership will see vTradEx, the leading brand of intelligent, mobile internet and hybrid cloud solutions in supply chain execution, as o9’s official reseller in China. Operating successfully in today’s complex supply chain networks requires a new mindset.

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BluJay Solutions Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2018

BluJay Solutions

Customer Cooke Aquaculture recognized as top project for innovative supply chain transformation enabled by BluJay. Holland, MI – June 29, 2018 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive , the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected BluJay Solutions as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2018. About Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Time to Think about Your Supply Chain’s Future

Enterra Insights

One business area undergoing constant change is the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. As new technologies emerged throughout history, supply chains have transformed to take advantage of these technologies. As a result, transformation has been and remains an essential characteristic of supply chains. Nevertheless, the rate of transformation today is breathtaking.

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Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand. Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. Sophisticated enterprise information technology now propels numerous operational functions, including supply chains.

This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Allow me to tell you via Bitmojis, which is the main way I communicate with my wife and kids these days: One of my goals for this year is to write a supply chain report completely in Bitmoji. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon serves up 1 billion items through Prime over holidays (The Mercury News) Swamped With Inventory, U.S. Smaller and lighter translates into reduced transportation costs.

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

Talking Logistics

I’m short on time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Maersk and IBM to Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain to Improve Global Trade and Digitize Supply Chains. LTL rates seen zooming in excess of 5 percent this year (Logistics Management). Bringg raises $12 million for its delivery logistics platform (VentureBeat). Suffer from poor supply chain visibility?

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains.