The supply chain planning system crystal ball

The 21st Century Supply Chain

If we think about traditional supply chain planning systems, they’re like balancing your check book by hand, which while necessary, is time consuming and error-prone. Planning systems, however, are not designed to allow you to ask ‘what if?’

When To Replace Your TMS System

PLS Logistics

Deciding when you should replace your transportation management system (TMS) can be tricky. Many new systems are delivering so much more than what is necessary to help make your job easier. You don’t want to wait until the software begins to hold you back and affects the visibility of your supply chain. Many companies TMS’s enable some planning, optimization and routing tasks.

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The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

Benefits of a Transportation Management System (TMS)

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Many companies could easily improve their supply chains by utilizing a transportation management system (TMS). Some companies chose not to use a TMS, and other companies may just not have a good understanding of what exactly a TMS is. It is important to know exactly what a TMS is and how it can help your company save money and time.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

siloed systems or simply not made available because it is owned by. supply chain systems is riddled with holes, duplicates, errors, out-of-date. with building efficient systems that cater to the needs of the organization and. Unlike other systems, machine learning.

Moore’s Law and supply chain planning systems

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I remember the days when prospects approached Cloud with skepticism, specifically around the security of cloud based systems. The well intentioned users of such systems spend more time in data gathering, preparation, and piece together information on outdated data using excel macros and such.

Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last

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However, simply wiping out your existing systems, which can represent millions of dollars in past investments, is not the answer. While modern supply chain technology systems allow for broad customization, keep your eye on the prize, not the bells and whistles of something out of reach.

How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas

The 21st Century Supply Chain

While this was a cost effective shipping method, the entire supply chain planning system wasn’t fast and took four to six weeks for the dolls to arrive on the West Coast. The post How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems

The Network Effect

The post Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems appeared first on The Network Effect. by Alex Barrio, Senior Project Consultant, Tompkins International Supply chain professionals know that running a distribution operation comes with several. Distribution Material Handling Warehousing ecommerce order picking shelving storage warehouse

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

systems fueled by flawed data. systems to get started, it?s 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are. looking to digital ly transform their. businesses.

Yet Another Airline System-wide Outage- Implications for Supply Chain Backbone Systems Technology Change

Supply Chain Matters

Last week’s United system glitch was reportedly attributed to the airline’s weight reporting system which calculates and governs an aircraft’s total weight load […]. Last week, thousands of airline passengers were delayed worldwide after a computer glitch temporarily halted departures at United Airlines, the latest in a series of outages to affect other airlines as well.

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10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS)

The Network Effect

The post 10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS) appeared first on The Network Effect. by Nilam Oswal, Software Analyst, SoftwareSuggest.com If your company functions in retail, distribution, manufacturing, e-commerce or third party logistics, chances. Logistics Supply Chain Management Transportation Visibility logistics TMS transportation

The Features of a Successful Transportation Management System (TMS)

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An effective Transportation Management System (TMS) can relieve frustration out of your day if you’re a shipper, carrier, or 3PL. 3PL Management Shippers Shipping Big Data Productivity TMS Technology Transportation Solutions Risk Management Supply Chain Disruptions Carrier Performance Suppliers strategy communication broker brokerage Trucking Transportation management system TransporationSometimes technology can be frustrating, but with the right product, it doesn't have to be.

Terex AWP: New Yard Management System Works like a Charm

PINC YMS

yard management system digital yard Terex Logistics ViewpointsClint Reiser , Director of supply chain research for ARC Advisory Group and a contributor to LogisticsViewpoitns.com, just published a very interesting article about how Terex is using digital technology for yard management to locate and identify over fifty thousand finished products a year in one of their facilities. Here's a quick excerpt from the original article.

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Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

in antiquated systems. you have the systems to make sense of it. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc. Growing Challenges Shippers, carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders and 3PLs spend millions of dollars and.

The Best is Yet to Come with Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

I conducted my first research study on transportation management systems (TMS) back in March of 1999. How will transportation management systems and the TMS vendor landscape continue to evolve in the months and years ahead? To provide VENDORS of transportation management systems with insights, analysis, and advice about user needs, requirements, and priorities, and to provide aggregated visibility to demand trends by industry, geography, company size, and other segments.

[Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

“That communication was by phone or email because the systems they used weren’t connected well. The post [Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

The 5 Top Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

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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. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits of a warehouse management system.

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6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System

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Being in control of your supply chain and warehouse is essential to your success, and warehouse management systems follow suit. Fortunately, you can follow these steps to ensure you implement an order management system properly. Plan How to Implement an Order Management System.

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Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

and structuring data • Have a distaste for drawn-out and tedious system. Spread- sheets and in-house systems commonly used. ERP is the primary support system despite lacking. the system quickly and get some immediate benefits. •

Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

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Casey and Paul Vigna – that opened my eyes to bitcoin’s true potential: as a new operating system for supply chain networks. Will blockchain become a new operating system for Supply Chain Operating Networks? The post Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

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Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

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Optimising your warehouse storage system to ensure that it stays organized at all times of the month will be a dream come true, right? There are many ways to optimize your warehouse storage system, such as: 1. Use Bin Locators in Your Warehouse Storage System. It refers to a designated inventory storage location system, where you mark all the rows, columns and racks. Do you have a messy, unorganized warehouse?

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Before Adopting a Supply Chain Planning System of Record, Consider This

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In contrast to this approach, a supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) enables a company to ‘create, manage, link, align, collaborate and share its planning data across a supply chain’. Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, Gartner Inc.,

Kinaxis Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning System of Differentiation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow It is with great pride that we announce Kinaxis® has been placed in the Leaders quadrant of the recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

and structuring data • Have a distaste for drawn-out and tedious system. Spread- sheets and in-house systems commonly used. ERP is the primary support system despite lacking. the system quickly and get some immediate benefits. •

The Future of the Distribution System: The New Distribution System: Part 3 of 3

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In part 3 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the New Distribution System and where the industry is headed. The New Distribution System. Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Also the benefits of each of the shipping system and potential suppliers to advance your warehousing operation. Voice-Directed Picking Systems. Mobile Cart Picking Systems.

5 Dysfunctions of Typical S&OP Systems and How to Overcome Them

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Given increased demand for S&OP systems, ERP vendors like SAP and other, more focused, players have jumped on the opportunity to develop best-of-breed software. As a result, we found 5 dysfunctions of existing systems which limit the satisfaction of companies and end-users.

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Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems appeared first on Tompkins International. Supply chain professionals know that running a distribution operation comes with several well known challenges. Blog Distribution ecommerce Put wall scanners Shipping Warehouse

Step One: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Yes, we are talking about the supply chain planning system of record. The market is confused with terms; end-to-end, control tower, IBP, concurrent planning, integrated supply chain and planning systems of record. by Carol McIntosh Reaching best in class.

Why ERP systems struggle to replenish in shelf-connected environments

The Network Effect

In the first post, we asked whether a shelf-connected system was possible with traditional ERP systems. In future posts we’ll explore how the approach to collaboration, and S&OP processes differ in a shelf-connected system. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

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The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. Pitney Bowes Package Management System. GT Nexus Transportation Management System. The GT Nexus Transportation Management System includes three major programs: GT Nexus Trade, FGT Nexus Logistics and Cloud Tools.

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

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With the purpose of optimizing supply chain efficiency and asset recovery rates, applying a reverse logistics system has increasingly become a tool that positively impacts profitability as well as assisting an organization in meeting sustainability goals. Reverse Logistics Information Systems.

WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations

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Thus, the demand for warehouse management systems (WMS) has increased, but how do companies distinguish the best-of-breed WMS solutions? The answer lies in these five considerations for WMS Selection before investing in a system. Review the System’s Integration Abilities Consider the interface of the WMS. Can it easily integrate with your existing systems, and if not, will investment into the new system make integration with future companies and vendors easier?

Intrigo Systems Cited by Gartner as a Cool Vendor

Supply Chain Matters

About a year ago, Supply Chain Matters provided our readers a perspective on specialized SAP focused systems integrator firm Intrigo Systems, and how that firm was helping to accelerate value for existing SAP APO customers. SAP Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology Intrigo Systems Intrigo Systems Optek Supply chain Matters blog

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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

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Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. Effective Cost Management Driven By Reverse Logistics Systems.