November, 2018

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was the inaugural supply chain event for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Checkout the presentation posted on slideshare. ).

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

Quintiq

While advanced innovations and developments like the Internet of Things (IoT) reach each industry and change the way we work together, the requirement for business transformation is rising. Meat producers, in any case, are questioning where to begin.

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 (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

We received the first snow of the season last night, followed by heavy rains. It’s a slushy mess out there. On the bright side, my daughter is coming home today for Thanksgiving break, so we’re all very excited to see her.

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Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

Too often, ERP software is seen as the final answer to any and every distress a business may face. Built to centralize processes, increase productivity and provide end-to-end visibility of your company, why would you ever consider another solution?

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Why probabilistic forecasting is better for inventory optimization

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: There will be no blog next week due to the US Thanksgiving holiday. Last month we published a primer on probabilistic forecasting , an alternative to deterministic or ‘single number’ forecasting.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

E2open is acquiring INTTRA pending federal approval. Is this a knot to be tied? Does this deserve congratulations or concern? Here I share some thoughts. Reflections. Three decades ago, I was sitting on a hotel bed with my friend Ellen Chen. Ellen currently works as a consultant at Cap Gemini.

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Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

Quintiq

Less than three months remain for the British government and the European Union to negotiate on a highly complex exit agreement. Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short.

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.

Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

The concept of mobile robotics is not a new one. From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot , scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans.

Five Things To Know About NextGen Supply Chain Technology

PINC YMS

In its 2018 Annual Industry Report, MHI advises companies to “think big, but start small” when implementing new technology tools and systems. NextGen Supply Chain MHI digital inventory digital supply chain

13 Sections to Include in a Compelling Business Case for a WMS

Cerasis

Have you been struggling to try and figure out how to write the business case for a WMS?

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipper / Carrier Experience with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:04] 01:04] Erik, please tell us about your background? Where did you grow up? Where did you go to college? Joined Loadsmart in April 2018. Previously, Erik was the Director of Strategy at AFN, a Chicago-based truckload brokerage.

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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.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry.

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BluJay’s Jim Sanborn Re-elected as Mayor of Waconia, MN

BluJay Solutions

BluJay team members give back to their communities in many diverse ways. Client Services Manager Jim Sanborn serves as the Mayor of Waconia, Minnesota and was re-elected yesterday.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows. The van pulled over a few hundred feet ahead, arms still waving from the windows. They must want to high-five me , I thought, so I raised my arm as I passed them and slapped their hands.

How Humans and Robots Will Work Together in the Supply Chain

PINC YMS

Humans and robots can work in harmony to create a safer, more efficient working world. Here’s what that might look like. robots digital inventory Logistics Viewpoints digital supply chain

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.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

How You Can Get MORE from a Unichannel Logistics Partner! (ULP)

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what some procurement professionals may think, all logistics solution providers are not created equal, and those who consider price only, or as main factor in their selection process, are doomed to mediocrity and perhaps even failure.

Supply Chain Planning Trade-Offs: A Success Story in the Snack Food Industry

River Logic

A River Logic customer was unable to meet demand for their most profitable product, because they were working with constrained capacity. They had no visibility into their supply chain planning trade-offs, were wrangling 20+ spreadsheets to create plans, and missing out on major profit opportunities. Since adopting River Logic, hundreds of thousands in cost savings per week have been uncovered. Customers Supply Chain

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Independent research reveals how organizations can succeed in a brave new tariff-driven trade world

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister It sounds ominous, but it’s a brave new tariff-driven trade world out there – a reality senior executives whose organizations operate global supply chains are coming to grips with.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

The Dark Side of Interorganizational Relationships

SCM Research

What would supply chain management be without interorganizational relationships! Interorganizational relationships are always great, right? Maybe it is not that simple, if we look at a brand-new article by Oliveira & Lumineau, titled The Dark Side of Interorganizational Relationships: An Integrative Review and Research Agenda.

Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018

Cerasis

LTL peak season takes place during the holiday shopping season each year, and if last year’s shoppers are any indicator, the LTL peak season for 2018 will excel past all records.

The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to driving autonomous trucks on the interstate, there are several issues that need to be solved. A startup called Wavesense has solved one key problem. The CEO of Wavesense talks with ARC about the other issues that need to be solved. The post The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Transportation logistics supply chain

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

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.