Sat.Sep 15, 2018 - Fri.Sep 21, 2018

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Unfortunately, e-commerce is incredibly complex.

The customer is king. Can you give him what he wants – before he wants it?

Quintiq

Companies know that the customer is king. So, what does a king want? Customers want to be able to personalize the look and feel of their products. They want to be able to place an order anytime, anywhere and from any vendor.

Gartner’s Top Ten User-Rated Supply Chain Planning Capabilities

ToolsGroup

Gartner Research recently released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR) in which 485 user companies identified their top ten rated planning capabilities for delivering SCP goals.

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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How Advanced Analytics Technology Addresses the Gender Gap

River Logic

Feeling and logic. Throughout corporate history, these primary behaviors have been respectively assigned to women and men, although we know these labels aren’t always accurate. Take Steve Jobs.

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Daniel Martins from GEODIS’s blog discusses how startups and innovation are disrupting the supply chain landscape, and how there’s always a new idea or opportunity around the corner. “In

Distribution Sustainability: Creating a Green Warehouse

Supply Chain Link

Sustainability is rising and impacts everything from how companies approach product design to customer delivery. Whether the motive is saving the environment or saving money, companies are embracing supply chain sustainability.

Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit

Cerasis

One of the most challenging tasks in the food and beverage industry involves making sure foods and supplies reach their destination in top form. What makes this particularly difficult in the modern supply chain is the number of parties or partners that exchange goods — often there are many.

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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.

Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

For too long, supply chain risk management has been mostly confined within supply chain circles. CEOs and government agencies were more than happy to let a few experts deal with supply chain challenges. Thanks to a rise in cyber attacks, supply chain risk management is receiving attention in all quarters.

Lessons from Disrupted Companies

Talking Logistics

“Disruptive technology doesn’t sneak up on anybody; it’s nearly always loudly heralded long before its victims fall prey to it.”. That is one of the observations that Thornton A. May, a futurist and author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics , makes after researching why market leaders sometimes fall prey to disruptive technology.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a major global hub of manufacturing and trade, as well as one of the fastest-growing markets in the world with a consumer base of more than 600 million, an expanding labor force and a soaring E-commerce industry.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Supply Chain Sins, Fallacies, and Mistakes

Enterra Insights

Nowadays people are quick to point out the mistakes of others and slow to take responsibility for their own failings. In the supply chain arena, this tendency can have serious economic and reputational consequences. Doug Surrett, Chief Product Strategist for BluJay Solutions, insists, “Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers.”[1]

Why is Demand Forecasting important for effective Supply Chain Management?

Arkieva

Demand forecasting forms an essential component of the supply chain process. It’s the driver for almost all supply chain related decisions. While demand forecasting is undeniably important, it’s also one of the most difficult aspects of supply chain planning. Why is Demand Forecasting important for effective Supply Chain Management? was first posted on September 18, 2018 at 11:58 am. ©2017

Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season

AFFLINK

Holiday spending accounts for over $650 billion every year in the United States alone. Many businesses make the majority of their sales during the holiday season, which is a perfect time to get ahead of managing their supply chains.

UltraShipTMS Named to 100 Great Supply Chain Partners List

Supply Chain Collaborator

SupplyChainBrain’s Annual List of Leading Supply Chain Providers Includes UltraShipTMS Again. Fair Lawn, NJ – September 19, 2018 – UltraShipTMS continues to be recognized by major supply chain and logistics industry media for being an innovative leader in the development and delivery of leading transportation logistics technologies.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

City planners around the world are wrestling with how to untangle traffic snarls in inner cities. Their goal is to make cities cleaner and more livable. The picture often painted of the smart city of the future is one featuring clean air and uncrowded streets — thanks to convenient mass transit and an increased number of pedestrian malls.

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How Strong Last Mile Solutions Lead to Happier Holiday Shoppers

Transportfolio

It seems impossible that as I write this, summer is wrapping up and the holiday season beckons. But for many of us in the supply chain industry, the holiday shopping (and shipping) season has been on our minds for months already.

Three ways your supply chain manager can help improve speed-to-market

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By John Caltabiano, VP of Global Supply Chain, Jabil. Given a choice, would you launch your product late, or launch it over budget? Choosing to go to market late might present the greater risk to profitability, according to a report published by McKinsey & Company that claims, on average, going to market six months late but within budget can shave 33 percent off profits

The Ins and Outs of Refrigerated Shipping

PLS Logistics

There are millions of different products that are shipped out throughout the country every day. The logistics industry makes it possible for stores all over the world to replenish their inventory to meet consumers’ needs.

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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

The FMCG Leaders Guide to Route to Market Strategy & Execution in 20 Steps

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Wouldn’t it be great if someone developed and shared a step by step model detailing how to build and improve route to market execution, sales execution and trade marketing strategic and operational plans?

Key Themes in Grocery Retail – A recap of RELEX’s second Grocery Forum

RELEX Solutions

Earlier in September, RELEX organized its annual Grocery Forum in Stockholm, Sweden. The event gathered senior representatives from 15 of the biggest grocery retailers across Europe, many of them leaders in their own markets, with a combined revenue amounting to over €190bn.

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Blume Global introduces a new digital era of growth, innovation and value creation for the global supply chain ecosystem

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Rez-1, Inc. has announced a significant evolution in its vision to empower a real-time digital, collaborative, and growth-focused global supply chain ecosystem, with its expanded strategic focus, new name and new solution offerings

How Shippers Can Use Data Visualization to Succeed in a Carriers’ Market

Talking Logistics

Over the first two quarters of 2018, carrier rates in Europe have increased. At the same time in the United States, an extreme driver shortage and resulting capacity crunch forced shippers to compete for carrier deals.

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.