Final Mile Delivery: The Role of TMS and Predictive Analytics

Talking Logistics

How can technology, specifically transportation management systems and predictive analytics, help shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) excel in this area? Karen says, “Predictive analytics can help shippers and transportation companies to analyze past trends, including delivery times, quality and costs, to estimate future needs, to evaluate which couriers to use, and to reroute or change delivery times for better efficiency and service.”.

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry


So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up. Predictive Analytics Became Commonplace to Manufacturing. The use of predictive analytics has the potential to dramatically reduce expenses in the manufacturing sector, particularly with respect to proactive machine maintenance.

Artificial Intelligence & Predictive Analytics – Buzzwords or Business Benefits?


In front of the bustling audience, our product director, Andy Hawkins, presented his vision on ‘AI, Machine Learning & Predictive Analysis: Buzzwords or business benefit?’, The post Artificial Intelligence & Predictive Analytics – Buzzwords or Business Benefits?

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The key to answering those to questions: actionable data and predictive analytics. Predictive Analytics Enabling Risk Mitigation. It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

Most in the know will agree that the amount and sources of Big Data available around supply chains continues to grow geometrically because of increased use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, Satellite Tracking (AIS/Automatic Identification System) for ships as well as emerging implementations leveraging blockchain technology. When it comes to examples of Predictive Analytics firms focused on supply chains Elementum and ClearMetal are just a couple that come to mind.

Predictive analytics in procurement means using whatever data is available


Predictive analytics is still relatively new in procurement, but it’s increasingly important, particularly in organizations that have already been through the cycle of spend analytics, supplier leveraging, segmentation, and consolidation. Prediction requires a deep understanding of the technical and commercial attributes of the supply chain ecosystem, as well as advanced statistical and modeling capabilities.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

The Hackett Group provides a useful visual for describing the maturity stages that supply chain is moving through as the industry strives to leverage data and advanced analytics. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group).

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Applying the Laws of Forecasting to Predictive Analytics


We met at the United Club in Chicago, as he was on his way back from a visit with Honda, and met to discuss the upcoming study I will be working on with him on procurement analytics for the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies later this summer. We had a chance to catch up on a great number of things, but one that sticks in my mind is the discussion on predictive analytics and forecasting.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates. Use predictive and prescriptive analytics to support your visibility goals.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Managing After-Sales Service by coupling CRM and Asset Management | Main | Adding intelligence in the Forecasting process to support Supply Chain Segmentation » Use of Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain. Predictive analytics uses several techniques to analyze past events to make predictions about future. About Us.

Supply Chain Optimization: What does it mean in 2019 and beyond?

River Logic

The value of predictive analytics allows companies to view the history of a seasonal product’s raw materials, for example, and predict how procurement needs to source the upcoming season’s inventory.

Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

The IT taxonomy for visibility is supply chain analytics. As you implement supply chain analytics and use control theory with well-defined reference data with clear bands for control, process improvement ensues. These sources while functional are difficult to connect.

Why data intelligence is crucial to the business success of today’s fashion companies


Digital supply chains help drive improvements to traditional supply chains by developing and implementing advanced digital technologies like IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, etc. Source: IoT for All). Source: Wikipedia).

Spend Analytics vs Contract Management Systems: Both Please!

Supply Chain View from the Field

I have been interviewing a number of CPO’s on the subject of procurement analytics and predictive analytics. In this discussion, an issue that frequently comes up is the debate over spend analytics and contract management systems. “I think obviously you need to figure out what your roadmap is for spend analytics and contract management. But spend analytics and contract management are the tools I like to lead with…ideally deploying them together.

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?


But just like every living thing needs air and water to survive, every manufacturer – and every one of their supply chain partners – needs a single source of data truth to survive the massive wave of change that’s hitting from all directions. Technology research firm Gartner, Inc.

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?


This silo mentality, along with the physical inability to distribute information in real-time, can make it difficult to determine if and how operational decisions will affect an organization, starting with sourcing and procurement and ending with reverse logistics.

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?


This silo mentality, along with the physical inability to distribute information in real-time, can make it difficult to determine if and how operational decisions will affect an organization, starting with sourcing and procurement and ending with reverse logistics.

How to interpret demand-sensing data

The Network Effect

The automated routines analyse partial period actual demand and execute short-term forecast adjustments using a combination of heuristics, probabilistic pattern recognition, and predictive analytics. Nic McPhee/Flickr. Note, this is part five in a series on demand sensing.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


The tech is fundamentally changing the way packages move around the world, from predictive analytics to autonomous vehicles and robotics. In general, the predictive analytics solutions in logistics and supply chain are on the rise.

“Procurement at a Crossroads”: Spot On and Makes You Think


But they also tackle the issue of data and predictive analytics, pointing to the fact that prediction is much more difficult than historical reviews of what happened in the past. And they conclude with some future predictions about where procurement will go next. Book Reviews Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence

Supply Chain Priorities: Seven Things That Matter Most


More mature companies are targeting analytics and performance management, big data and predictive analytics , mobility technologies, and visibility and event management. They pursue analytics to help find hidden data.

Gartner Questions Supply Chain “Control Towers”


Gartner says that future supply chain planning will look less like a "control tower" and more like a refinery "control room'" with many value-added analytics that automate, guide and control the supply chain. Predictive analytics for predicting the impact of an event on the supply chain).

AI and All That – Ivalua Now Looks to the Future


There are some obvious applications, such as invoice data capture, data analytics and automating ordering / approval processes, yet, Saric asked, why don’t we have practitioners talking about successful AI case studies yet? More support in terms of predictive analytics is the dream.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits


However, not all data driven supply chains are enjoying the same level of visibility, applying the same level of analytics or accomplishing the same level of efficiency gains or profitability. Every supply chain is data driven these days.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits


However, not all data-driven supply chains are enjoying the same level of data visibility, applying the same level of analytics or accomplishing the same level of efficiency gains or profitability. Every supply chain is data-driven these days.

Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Generally speaking, supply chain professionals will likely agree that a digital supply chain is essentially summed up as this: data is collected from various sources along the supply chain and integrates that data to improve and reshape supply chain processes.”[2] We must embrace the possibilities of Big Data, the Internet of things, blockchain technology, predictive analytics, and the growing unrest that these things bring to the industry.”[5].

New Gartner Report Identifies Biggest Supply Chain Obstacles


In the survey, enhanced analytic capabilities was the top-ranked technology-driven supply chain planning improvement in terms of expected benefits. Noha Tohamy of Gartner says companies today must factor in multiple drivers, and unravel their complex interdependencies, to predict demand.

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Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain: 3 Core Benefits


Wearables refers to devices that are connected to an internet source and allow workers to perform supply chain tasks without the need of taking up space or additional resources, asserts Supply Chain 24/7. Do you ever watch Undercover Boss?

Descriptive, Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics


Data analytics technology has developed exponentially over the past few years due to the phenomenal increase of computer capabilities, algorithms and the emergence of easy to use, simple and user-friendly BI tools. Many companies have accumulated large volumes of data coming from a varied number of sources. Data analytics is widely explained in three approaches. How will Analytics change the way we forecast today? Descriptive Analytics – What has happened?

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers


However, 27 percent of shippers look at increasing M&As as a source of added value, asserts Dr. John Langley of Supply Chain 24/7. So, more shippers are satisfied with 3PL-offered IT services, which now includes the collection, analysis and application of Big Data and predictive analytics.

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

The first discussion was on the progression of analytics. The CEO’s solution is predictive analytics. We discussed the evolution of pattern recognition software and prescriptive analytics. Remember the Jetsons?

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

Using the historic shipping data captured in a TMS, shippers can make data-driven, predictive plans. TMS carrier management functions and carrier performance analytics enable a shipper to address issues early and provide insightful feedback to their carrier-partners. Freight Payment and Audit automation makes settlement predictable and easy which is always appreciated by carriers.

Sailing Easy in an Ocean of Data

Enterra Insights

Big data is both wide and deep and skimming the surface never provides the insights that can be obtained through advanced analytics. ”[3] To ensure companies don’t drown in an ocean of data, they recommend using advanced analytics. Some people might see advanced analytics as a company life preserver; but, that analogy is too limiting. A more apt comparison for advanced analytics would be to a nuclear-powered submarine that can dive deep and travel far.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016


A recent report by Frost & Sullivan, “The Future of Parts and Service Retailing in the Automotive Aftermarket” , predicts that by 2025, 10 to 15 percent of all global parts sales will be made online. Advanced Analytics Continue to Get a Bigger Plate at the Manufacturing Dinner Table.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs


Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. Failure to monitor raw material prices can also result in above average costs across multiple sources. When these sources are made up across many geographies, special attention is required in order to keep them all cohesively glued together.