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The State of Parcel Retail Shipping

MercuryGate

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Ready to expand your warehouse network? 6 things to consider

FLEXE

How to decide when it’s time for a network expansion

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process.

IOT and Digital Enterprise Move Over – the next wave: Community Intelligence

Arkieva

Community Intelligence synchronizes the use of technologies in a manner that is focused on closing gaps in critical decision-making processes in the ongoing journey of more intelligent supply chains to improve organizational performance.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

The State of the Tactical Freight Market and What You Need to Know About It

Cerasis

The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year. The strong demand for more freight continues to grow, and consumers have divine expectations for the performance of supply chains.

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4 steps to optimize truck loads for maximum profits

DELMIA Quintiq

A key challenge for retailers is the handling of logistics. Managing customer expectations while maintaining profits involves the intricate balancing of delivery loads, logistics resources, costs and trip times. The amount of empty miles can be an indicator of efficiency in retail logistics.

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Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand.

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What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

Cerasis

With advancing demands of consumers and the steady growth of e-commerce, shippers and carriers are working to build better relationships and optimize operations. Unfortunately, the modern supply chain remains brittle, subject to the slightest of changes that could spell its doom. While that paints a dire picture, supply chain leaders have another option; they can.read More. The post What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

What Do Top Supply Chain Companies Know About Analytics?

River Logic

For example, why do L’Oreal and Apple consistently score notoriety over 29 other superior supply chain companies and more than 500 publicly-held ones?¹ We take a look at several reports on leading supply chain companies, specifically with the filter of advanced analytics, to highlight the answers.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

The Hidden Solution to Most Supply Chain Problems with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:37] Please tell us a little about you and your company. I’m Ron Crabtree, CEO and Founder of MetaOps, Inc. We are located in Metro Detroit. We specialize in providing interim and contract to hire talent at the highest level.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC YMS

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. transportation supply chain logistics trucking

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Business Scalability

Cerasis

There will always be opportunities for improvement within the supply chain. The best-laid plans for success require a well-oiled machine, comprised of all systems of record, your workers, truck drivers, and other business to business partners.

US-China Trade Conference: Timely and Relevant

Logistics Viewpoints

The US-China Trade Conference discussed implications of tariff increases, China production advantages, established supply chain capabilities, ASEAN alternatives, and strategies for mitigating any negative impacts from recent 301 tariff increases.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

What is concurrent planning?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater There are lots of organizations that claim to have reinvented supply chain planning. They say they simplify planning by aligning different supply chain processes or functions. There’s just one problem: None have truly reached their goal. None really do concurrent planning.

How a Transportation Management System (TMS) Can Benefit a Business of Any Size

Kuebix

A Transportation Management System (TMS) helps companies streamline their logistics processes so that they are as efficient and connected as possible.

The Challenges of Designing a Pan-European Distribution Network

CHAINalytics

Europe is home to some of the world’s largest economies which makes it an attractive market.

Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon has a new supply chain sustainability shipping option. With Your Delivery Day, customers can designate a day of a week when deliveries to the home can be made. This creates consolidation and optimization opportunities which is good for Mother Earth.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Machine learnings

Supply Chain Movement

Nowadays, it’s as if every article about digitalization is casually peppered with the terms ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’. They are almost always used together and without any extra explanation.

Equipping Your Supply Chain Risk Management Kit

Enterra Insights

People now have access to more information than at any time in history — and it’s all available at the click of a mouse. You might find then find it surprising that a recent survey, conducted by Verdantix, found more than half of the company representatives who responded indicated “they still use a mix of spreadsheets and paper” as part of their supply chain risk management process.[1] 1] The survey involved 161 executives in heavy industry sectors in six countries.

5 Trends in Email Marketing for Supply Chain and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability or Just One Big Marketing Stunt? Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Ellie Coverdale.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Much of the conversation these days about supply chain centers around the “digital disruption” of the business. The very definition of “disruption” implies a major disturbance; that it’s all changing too rapidly and upending the accepted way of doing things. But in reality, we have been living within the digital transformation of supply chain for quite some time. Consider this, right now at C.H. Robinson, almost 70 percent of our interactions are completely digital. We […].

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Complexities in warehousing lead to automation simplifications

20Cube Logistics

Today automation is the keyword. To improve productivity, everyone is looking at automating the process, abandoning the paper-based processes and bringing down the expenses to a lot extent. In warehouses, automation is termed as improving speed, accuracy, reliability and saving costs.

New Product Forecasting

Vanguard Software

Three ways to model new product releases for better forecasting, planning and performance. Supply Chain Demand Planning Sales & Operations Planning

5 Ways to Develop an Enterprise Mindset

Supply Chain Nation

This Wednesdays for Women blog is a guest blog from Claire Williams, talent development leader and executive coach at The People Side , a global leadership development and executive coaching practice based in Minneapolis, Minn.

Supply Chain Networks – The Greatest Influence

Logistics Bureau

What shape should your Supply Chain Network be, and what are the factors that drive the shape of it? Look closely at the diagram that I was about to show you here in this video.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.