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

Supply chain planning system revolution: Are you yanking my chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Goodwin does a great job of extracting the definition of the supply chain planning system revolution from Sicard. The revolution in supply chain planning systems begins to happen when these links are connected. The post Supply chain planning system revolution: Are you yanking my chain?

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[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 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.

Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

Talking Logistics

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?

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

Is Your Supply Chain Planning System in the Cloud?

Logility

Ability to reallocate valuable IT resources - Cloud-based deployments free up enterprise IT resources to focus on strategic initiatives and meet mission-critical demands rather than installing software updates and performing system administration.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

We shared the aggregate assessment results in the webinar and included some interesting findings around transportation management systems: Opportunity 1: “Our transportation management system facilitates real-time, exceptions-based communication.”.

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

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Needless to say they have a continued multi-year deployment of the supply chain planning system provided by the ERP vendor. But Mo went on to say that many companies have struggled to quantify value from their investments in supply chain systems.

What is a Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR), and Do You Actually Need One?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Endless email chains, revision after revision of all those Excel spreadsheets, countless hours spent importing and exporting data to and from various enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Implement a supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) of course!

Kinaxis Once Again Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Gartner recently published an update to their Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record and we’re thrilled to be positioned in the Leaders quadrant for the second consecutive time. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record , Gartner Inc.,

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.

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. In the supply chain, the seven wastes translate to: o System complexity—additional, unnecessary, steps and confusing processes.

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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

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.

6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System

Cerasis

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.

5 Transportation Management System Benefits & The Ever Expanding use of a TMS by Shippers

Cerasis

The transportation management system is undoubtedly one of the buzzwords of the modern logistics industry. Shippers around the globe are realizing why the time has arrived to take advantage of transportation management system benefits. Transportation Management System Benefits.

What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations for Your Selection

Cerasis

For these companies, the use of a dedicated transportation management system, such as Cerasis™ Rater , can be deployed to lower transportation costs across the entire supply chain. However, costs can be further reduced through the use of a warehouse management system (WMS).

A Holistic Approach to Complex Systems Support

APICS

Did you turn on a light, ride a train, or drive a car today? I’m guessing you probably did. Think Supply Chain

Accelerating Value for Existing SAP APO Planning Teams: Intrigo Systems

Supply Chain Matters

They have also come to rely on a select cadre of consultants and system integration firms that truly understand what it takes to harvest business value. SAP Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology B2B and supply chain technology blog Intrigo Systems Intrigo Systems Optek SAP APO system integrators Supply chain Matters blog supply chain technology influencer Bob Ferrari''s blog supply_chain_matters

YARD MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Questionnaire

The Lean Supply Chain

The standalone Yard Management Systems (YMS) market is approximately $ 35.000,000 US which includes C3, Pinc, Navis and Yardview software solutions. C3 is introducing a “light” YMS system for those small companies that have only one (1) or (2) jockey drivers in their yard.

Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS

Cerasis

There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. When shopping for a Freight Rating Software System with TMS, look for key points that will add value and provide additional benefits for shippers. The Basic Functionality of a Freight Rating System.

You Don’t Have a Supply Chain Planning System Roadmap?

Logility

And if you already have some supply chain systems in place, how can you know if they are the best mix for your business? Will they be the systems you’ll need in the future? These questions are best answered by a technology or systems roadmap for your supply chain.

TMS Systems: The 3 Core Areas & 9 Main Features to Expect Upon Evaluation

Cerasis

Efficient management of transportation plays a major role in determining the success rate of an organization’s distribution system. Often, the deployment of transportation management software systems or TMS systems is a great aid in reducing overall hard and soft transportation costs.

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

Supply Chain Planning Systems: Why Integration Matters

Demand Solutions

Think about the systems you’re using today. You’re probably running your business on a supply chain planning system, an ERP system, shop floor management systems, and other critically important software. If you’ve chosen wisely and your business remains relatively stable, you may not need to make any major system changes in the foreseeable future. At that point, you may be under marching orders to swap out one or more technology systems—and fast.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In my first blog I wrote about the first step to reaching a Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR) which was securing the right talent. The post Step Two: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR) appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

Cerasis

We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system. Examples and Case Studies from the Implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System.

All I Want in My Easter Basket is a Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Logility

Survey after survey points to spreadsheets as one of the primary tools used along with ERP systems and homegrown solutions. A common thread of forward-looking companies: they implement integrated supply chain planning solutions, embodied in a Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR).

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Ashley Furniture’s Creative Yard Management System

Logistics Viewpoints

I consider yard management software functionality to reside at the intersection of transportation management systems (TMS) and warehouse management systems (WMS).

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Carol McIntosh Collaborative Management is Step Four to a Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). The collaboration needs to be embedded in the process for the system to be most effective.

A Transportation Management System or Managed Transportation Services? Why Not Both?

Logistics Viewpoints

We’ve done similar research on transportation systems (TMSs). Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Service Providers Transportation Management Systems Filtration Group Managed Transportation Redwood Supply Chain Systems TMSLast year the ARC Advisory Group did a study on the ROI a shipper would get by having their transportation managed by a third party logistics firm.

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.,

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

AIMMS

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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The Future of the Distribution System: The Current State: Part 1 of 3

Cerasis

In part 1 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the current state and potential issues that arise with your current distribution system. Every economic system has segments that produce products and consumers who need them. Between these segments is the distribution system.

C3's Top 5 Must-Reads on Cloud Supply Chain Systems

C3 Solutions

Our last Top Must-Reads (Volume 2) covered our most popular resources and blog posts on Yard Management Systems and Best Practices. C3 Solutions SaaS Supply Chain Management Systems SaaS supply chain systems cloud-based yard management system cloud-based supply chain systems

When to Implement a Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation (SOD)

Logility

A question I often hear from supply chain practitioners engaged in running and improving their company’s sales and operations planning process is, “When should we implement a system dedicated to facilitating our S&OP process?”

Uncovering Hidden Cash Lurking in Existing Business Systems

Supply Chain Matters

In today’s business environment of high global uncertainty, activist investor influence and global manufacturing activity contraction, industry supply chains are once again under pressure to uncover opportunities for reducing costs. It seem as though the mantra continues to be a constant effort to drive down costs, increase efficiency and profitability. After many months, and perhaps […].