2019

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I watch the news channels on mute. The reason? I hate political pundit debates. When the nonsensical banter reaches a crescendo, I shake my head and ask myself the question of “Why?” I wonder why people are listening.

Automation in the Supply Chain and Its Impact on Scalability

Cerasis

Automation is coming of age in the supply chain. Where supply chain leaders once viewed automation capabilities as science fiction fantasy, automation’s real-world applications are becoming evident.

Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner. There are often many ways to solve a problem. The path we take can be an expression of our human creativity.

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Why Logistics and Product Quality Scorecards Should Be One and the Same

Talking Logistics

It’s been several decades since Toyota revolutionized the supply chain world with its adoption of lean manufacturing and total quality control methodologies that encouraged companies to take a strategic view on supplier relationships and continuous improvement.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

ToolsGroup

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. The reality is that this transformation takes time and a change of mindset.

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Cold Chain Technology Ensures Temperature-Controlled Environment

OneSCM

Supply chain executives need to ensure that environmental and geological conditions are met. Technology can eliminate data silos and lack of communication for cold chain and blockchain metrics, increasing transparency and improving customer satisfaction.

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

This past year has been a taxing one for companies that import from China to the United States. On May 10th, tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports increased to 25%. These may be soon joined by additional tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods.

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How Does a Digital Transformation Apply to Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics Viewpoints

What is Digital Transformation? A digital transformation requires that companies transform their decision-making processes with technology to enhance customer experience and employee productivity and ultimately improve business performance.

Why I Love Supply Chain Management

Logility

It’s my opinion that most look back on their career and realize they never could have predicted where they would end up. For instance, my best subject areas in high school were instrumental music, math and science.

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.

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event

Kinaxis

by Leah McGuire Leah McGuire, Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz at the 2019 MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Women in Supply Chain Summit, where the gender gap in supply chain was the topic of focus.

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Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

July is my birthday month. In the middle of busy travel, I made time for the annual physical. The reason? I know that early detection is the key to wellness. It is a familiar ritual. The nurse quickly assesses blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen, height and weight.

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

Cerasis

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers. But for HEINEKEN International, the famed lager is only one of its products. The company owns more than 165 breweries around the world.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

Talking Logistics

For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. Amazon sells more than 3 billion products through 11 different country marketplaces globally. In the U.S.

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Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. AJ Khanijow is the founder and CEO of Fulfyld, an e-commerce fulfillment company that specializes in B2C shipments and home delivery. Fulfyld is based in Huntsville, Alabama. AJ grew up in Huntsville, AL and studied industrial engineering at Auburn University. [01:30]

Advanced Shipment Notification Best Practices

OneSCM

Thanks to modern automation, the semi-new concept of an advanced shipment notification (ASN) is improving accuracy and lowering costs for logistics operations. How it Works.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

Quintiq

The demand for refrigerated food distribution has changed dramatically over the past several years, in turn adding the complexities of shelf-life, perishability and refrigeration requirements to the logistics of food transportation.

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What 5G Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

The merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is expected to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks in the U.S.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession?

Logility

Economic recessions occur about every nine years which means the next one is already overdue. A very good leading indicator of an imminent recession is the interest rate spread between the 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasury bond.

AI and All That – Ivalua Now Looks to the Future

ivalua

The afternoon of the first day at the Ivalua Now event in Paris had a strong AI (artificial intelligence) flavour. Now there’s an interesting question – if AI had a flavour, what exactly would it be? Fresh mint, maybe? Or aluminium, perhaps?)

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.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

We finished dinner. I pressed my neatly folded napkin to my lips. As we waited for coffee, silence hung heavy in the air. My client writhed in her seat and hung her head as she asked, “I read your article on control towers, but I am confused. What is an easy definition?

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Why Supply Chain Transparency Results in Big Business Benefits

Cerasis

Gone are the days when shoppers are left in the dark about the origins of the products they buy. Supply chain transparency is a major competitive advantage at a time when consumers are savvier and more concerned about the provenance of their favorite products.

Tata Steel Makes Strides Towards an Autonomous Supply Chain Powered by Optimization Technology

AIMMS

Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel producers. In fact, it’s very likely that Tata Steel plays a role in your life today, by providing raw material for the car you drive, the house you live in and the roads you drive through.

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries.

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.