2020

Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the name that the IT folks have given to the now billions of physical devices throughout the world that are connected to the internet. These devices not only collect data, but they share it as well.

Top 5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020

OneSCM

With more consumers than ever doing their everyday shopping online instead of at brick-and-mortar retail stores, a phenomenon known as the ‘Amazon Effect’ has emerged.

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The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

Cerasis

The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint.

AIMMS mentioned in four areas of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Technologies

AIMMS

We are really excited to get multiple mentions in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Technologies , which was released in October 2019.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives.

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2020 Supply Chain Technology Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can we safely ignore them for a few more years?

The Value of Extending Labeling to Your Supply Chain

Loftware

Our latest publication ‘ In2 Unlocking Efficiencies ’ looks at the benefits your business can realize by extending labeling processes to your supply chain. Labeling

Robots Will Take Your Job, Not Mine

Talking Logistics

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (“The High Cost of Impeding Automation“), Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey from Oxford University writes that “history tells us that policies aimed at restricting or slowing automation come with a steep price tag.

Forecasting and Demand Planning for a Better, Unified Future

Logility

Year after year, survey after survey, forecast accuracy continues to be one of the top metrics for measuring supply chain performance.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

How Restaurant Companies Can Achieve Network Effect in 2020

The Network Effect

The post How Restaurant Companies Can Achieve Network Effect in 2020 appeared first on The Network Effect. Foodservice Network Business Restaurants Supply Chain Management Visibility chain-of-custody food safety traceability

Around the curve: 2020 automotive industry predictions

Kinaxis

by Manda Schweitzer-Miller With the pace of change in the automotive industry as of late, making any predictions seems a bold move. It’s hard to imagine what the next twelve months and beyond hold for an industry facing seemingly non-stop innovation.

Status of On-Demand Trucking

Kuebix

The U.S. transportation market is quickly ramping up technology-enhanced options to move products, goods and people in an effort to keep up with demand. Consumers are accustomed to free two-day shipping and detailed tracking information to follow their package every step of the way.

The Road to Freight Management Hell: Why Poor Freight Data Visibility and Outdated Systems Hold Shippers in Purgatory

Cerasis

The road to freight management Hell is laden with poor freight visibility and outdated systems. Failures within freight data visibility contribute to compounding consequences throughout downstream supply chain operations, and the problem only grows worse from there.

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 Temperature-Controlled Protein Supply Chain

Americold

We recently spoke with Pat Ballard, Americold's VP Business Development for Key Accounts in the Protein vertical, to catch up on the temperature-controlled protein supply chain. Read on to hear his insights.

U.S. Retail Sales Up in 2019 as Retailers Look Toward a Make or Break 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. retail sales ended 2019 strong with December sales up 0.3% from November and 5.8% above December 2018. For the year, retail sales increased by 3.6% from 2018.

Management with Intention

Supply Chain Nation

Erin Miller, senior solutions director, JXC & Partners, has worked at JDA the majority of her career. She shares some distinct learnings about management and how important it is to be involved in something bigger than yourself, for the greater purpose of your team’s growth and success.

A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype?

Logistics Viewpoints

Isn't any model not based on paper and pencil a digital twin? What value does it add to call a supply planning model a digital twin? I thought it was hype. Supply chain planning executives disagree. The post A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype?

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Top 10 2020 Manufacturing Trends

IQMS

Bottom Line: 2020 manufacturing trends are driven by manufacturers’ strong confidence in their ability to deliver high-quality products that earn repeat orders while delivering excellent customer experiences.

[Video] Procurement in the Digital Age

Talking Logistics

Brian Reed, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS, discusses procurement in the digital age. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Procurement in the Digital Age appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Supply Chain’s Response to a Rapidly Changing Global Trade Market

CHAINalytics

There’s no doubt the global trade environment is changing quickly and in ways that are not always easy to anticipate. Just think back to two years ago. The trade war with China was just beginning, virtually nothing was known about how Brexit would unfold, and the U.S. was still signed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The … The post Supply Chain’s Response to a Rapidly Changing Global Trade Market appeared first on Chainalytics.

Sustainability: Part 2 – The Role of Global Supply Chain Managers

The Network Effect

The post Sustainability: Part 2 – The Role of Global Supply Chain Managers appeared first on The Network Effect. Multiparty Network Network Business Supply Chain Management

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Trends and Predictions 2020: Big Data

Enterra Insights

For many companies, dealing with the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), formally known as AB 375, will be the biggest big data story of the year.[1] 1] The CCPA is a big deal because many companies have dealings in California and more and more companies leverage big data to target consumers.

10 Keywords Logistics Professionals Should Keep an Eye on in 2020

Kuebix

The start of a new year means that it’s time to realign priorities and set new goals. This doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch! There are plenty of topics and information from 2019 that are important to carry over into 2020.

Walmart Expands Use of Scanning Robots, Launches MFC for Grocery

Multichannel Merchant

Walmart is expanding its fleet of shelf-scanning robots, adding 650 this year for a total of 1,000 as it looks to address nettlesome grocery out-of-stock issues and battle competitors with the technology, including Ahold Delhaize’s Stop & Shop, Giant Eagle and Schnuck’s, Bloomberg is reporting.

Optimise your storage facility with Warehousing Management System

20Cube Logistics

Warehousing and distribution plays a pivotal role in logistics and is capable of delivering a higher return on investment. For most, it’s just a storage facility but it is actually a CPU or a nerve system of the supply chain management.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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