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?’

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.

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

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System

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Legacy systems traditionally used for warehouse management are inefficient in the modern era; even systems in the 5- to 10-year age range. Warehouse managers can work to gain executive-level support by making the right business case for a modern warehouse management system. Migrating data to new systems without researching prospective systems or taking care in planning could result in catastrophic loss and damage to a company’s database.

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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 supply chain systems is riddled with holes, duplicates, errors, out-of-date.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.

Kinaxis once again positioned in Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

The 21st Century Supply Chain

That’s why we’re particularly excited to share the news of Gartner’s most recent research, the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. Download the Gartner report to: Get Gartner’s perspective on the state of the supply chain planning system of record market.

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.

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry

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ERP systems are a raging trend in the corporate arena these days – these miraculous platforms are a sure shot way to infuse productivity into your routine operations! ERP systems are comprehensive vehicles that gather, edit, update and manage business information comprehensively.

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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The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

An event in one function or system needs to have an. equivalent, translation, or handling rule for another function or system to. into systems. Supply Chain Data Maturity A Guide to Transformation. How Mature is Your 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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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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How to Reduce Time to Implement a Warehouse Management System in 4 Steps

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Making the decision to implement a warehouse management system can be among the most cost-effective means to improve warehouse operations. Unfortunately, the road to warehouse management system implementation is not always clear, and it is filled with risk.

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Benefits of a Transportation Management System (TMS)

PLS Logistics

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.

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.

Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems

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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

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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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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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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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.

How to Minimize Customs Issues with an Accurate Labeling System

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Customs can be a problem for companies with inadequate labeling. Supply Chain Labeling Track & Traceability

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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.

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

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“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.

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. •

3 Strategies to Reduce EPS Foam in Your Packaging System

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Increased numbers of manufacturers and retailers are undertaking initiatives to eliminate or significantly reduce their use of expanded polystyrene over the next decade (for example, … The post 3 Strategies to Reduce EPS Foam in Your Packaging System appeared first on Chainalytics.

Terex AWP: New Yard Management System Works like a Charm

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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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The Features of a Successful Transportation Management System (TMS)

PLS Logistics

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.

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?

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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. •

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.

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.

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

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Industry gatekeepers like supply chain managers hold much of the logistical power, but with power comes responsibility - they’re usually the first to receive blows from upper management and customers when things go awry.

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

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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

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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).

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