January, 2019

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch. There are many good reasons to add items to product portfolios, but companies are better at adding than eliminating items. Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

Which supply chain planning processes should we automate?

ToolsGroup

Now that more companies are embracing supply chain planning productivity and automation, many firms are asking which processes they should automate. Let's first address that question and then look at where this trend is heading in the future.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. As it currently stands, the December 2018 shutdown is only a partial closing.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. Fulfilling the demand for innovative models relies on a flexible network of internal and external partners.

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Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write. The bears are starting to chase the bulls from the field.

4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too. Competition is plentiful, and you’re always on the lookout for a way to get ahead.

"Recreating the environment in which historical demand occurred"

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: Starting today we will begin publishing this blog once every two weeks.

Supply Chain Research Calls Out the Pressing Need for Prescriptive Analytics for Decision-Making

River Logic

DALLAS, January 22, 2019 -- River Logic , a leading provider of prescriptive analytics solutions, today announces the release of a sponsored research perspective by Ventana Research’s Robert Kugel, Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics: Technology Enables a More Effective Process.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

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How to Design a Successful Apparel Supply Chain

Logility

Apparel is an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Planners need to contend with inconsistent consumer buying behavior, the need to satisfy multiple channels, complex sourcing options and proliferating “sub-seasons,” collections and assortments.

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Officially Launches Today

Supply Chain Matters

Today marks the official rebranding of the now former APICS to the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike.

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Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

A Procurement Resolution – Realize Your True Potential

ivalua

Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua. In this time of personal New Year’s resolutions, it seems appropriate for leaders to also consider a resolution for their departments. For Procurement leaders in particular there couldn’t be a better time to do so.

PINC is a Food Logistics’ FL100+ Top Software and Technology Provider

PINC YMS

Leader in digital yard management and inventory solutions recognized as critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. food logistics fl100 digital yard management yard management system inventory robotics

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This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year? Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes!

Intermodal Industry Outlook: 2019

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Mark McKendry, Vice President of Intermodal at NFI When compared to 2017 volumes, North American intermodal volumes grew by over five percent in 2018 – despite extreme congestion in Chicago, a chronic chassis shortage on the U.S.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Signs of Structural Shifts in High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply and Demand Networks

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary exploring what may be early signs that structural shifts in high tech and consumer electronics supply and demand networks are underway.

The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes.

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The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to look back at how far we’ve come as an industry, set our next goalposts, and map out where we should be as an industry by 2020. The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years.

Excess Inventory? No problem. You have trailers in the yard.­­

PINC YMS

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs , companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

State Legalization of Marijuana: Impact on Transportation and Warehousing?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: “Above the Fold” is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer.

The 10 Must-Read Supply Chain Blogs for 2019

River Logic

Missing out on the most current trends or what the forward-thinkers are writing about in supply chain? Want to read more case studies on the sales and operations planning process? The big picture is this: Worldwide, the supply chain industry is a big business. In fact, Harvard Business Review reports the U.S. supply chain employs 44 million people. SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Management logistics S&OP Sales and Operations Planning IoT

A Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna, Author of The Future is Asian

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters blog Editor Bob Ferrari recently had the opportunity to record a podcast conversation with renowned globalization scholar and international best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna.

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Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year.

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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.