Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

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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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. ).

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.

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.

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.

LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing

Cerasis

The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

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What’s a Smartphone Made Of?

SCM Research

In this TED-Ed video, Kim Preshoff investigates the smartphone production: “As of 2018, there are around 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world.

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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.

[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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

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.

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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7 Books on Project Management for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

We rank the leading project management books on the market using the objective evaluation and the result are best books on project management ever written. In Search of the Best Project Management Books While Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK Guide by Project Management Institute) is considered a gold standard, it's just a guide to getting you to know the project management process. Because it doesn't provide key takeaways for the real project planning that are easy to use.

How Shoppers and Retailers Can Reduce Waste This Thanksgiving

Elementum

Concerns about food waste and changing consumer preferences are posing new challenges — and opportunities — to the food supply chain.

The Impact of Trade Tariffs on Supply Chains

Supply Chain Link

The Trump administration announced several rounds of tariffs last spring and as they become formalized, supply chains across the U.S. are feeling the effects.

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.

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Supply Chain Movement

Given the rapid advancement in the capabilities of analytical software, the long-held dream of fully automated supply chain planning seems to be within reach at last.

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation

Shipchain

Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. How quickly do customers receive products? How much are they willing to pay to receive those products faster? Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims?

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Scott Cleaver, COO at ecobee!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action ” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer.

Is Community Intelligence the next AI wave?

Arkieva

Most of us have had some exposure to the “AI Awakening” wave that has emerged over the past few years. Of particular interest to Arkieva and its customers is how this “new technology” integrates with the ongoing journey of creating more intelligent supply chain decision-making process to improve organizational performance. Is Community Intelligence the next AI wave? was first posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:30 am. ©2017

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.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S. wants continued economic growth, its infrastructure needs to be repaired and/or upgraded. With Congress now divided following midterm elections and more Washington deadlock likely, fixing America’s infrastructure should be an issue on which both parties can agree. The future of the U.S.

Uncovering Hidden Supply Chain Costs (and How to Reduce Them)

AFFLINK

Economic growth is occurring at a dizzying rate across a wide variety of industries. As consumers shift from shopping in-store to shopping online, e-commerce is more significant than it has ever been. This change is affecting warehouses everywhere, both nationally and internationally.

The Digital Supply Chain – Supply Chain 4.0! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). Supply Chain 4.0 is the manifestation of the Digital Supply Chain of the future as enabled by many of the Disruptive Technologies that we all hear about every day.

The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally thousands of facilities are underperforming.

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.

Beyond the Blockchain Hype

Enterra Insights

New technologies are always subject to hype and blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology is no different. Matthew Lieberman ( @MBLieberman ), an Advisory Marketing Leader at PwC, writes, “I’m going out on a limb and making a prediction: You’ve already heard a lot (maybe too much) about blockchain. But even if you understand all the benefits this technology offers, you, like many C-suite executives I know, may be skeptical about blockchain. To be honest, I don’t blame you.”[1]

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4 Things We Learned this Hurricane Season About How Companies Use Tech to Help Communities

Supply Chain Nation

Hurricane season has rolled through and there’s just a few weeks left. This year’s season included two major storms and eight hurricanes total. So, what can we learn as businesses and bystanders in the aftermath? Here are four ways companies prepare for impact to support their local communities in the eye of the storm: They keep eyes on the cone. It’s not an exact science, but there is an undeniable art to storm preparation.

Global Process Excellence: A Journey From Disarray To Best In Class!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Global Process Excellence: Defining the Roadmap to Achieve Best In Class Results. My first Management job was on the Manufacturing floor on 3rd shift. It was company policy … anyone’s first Management job was in Manufacturing.

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E2open’s Supply Chain Workflows to Power Billions of Connected Mobile Devices

E2open

Continued Platform Expansion Includes Mobile Enhancements with Order Management, Improved Demand Workflows and New Demand Planning and Collaborative Manufacturing Improvements. AUSTIN, Texas, November 15, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today released its quarterly technology updates bringing customers significant enhancements to mobile experience, user experience, and performance.

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.