Nine Killer Digital Tools for Logistics Professionals


What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. As ships evolve from barges to Maersk EEEs, digital tools for logistics professionals evolve too.

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Four Technology Tools Impacting Logistics

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: David Broering, SVP, Integrated Solutions, provides insights on commonly referenced technology tools and their application to the rapidly digitizing logistics space.

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Which Team has the most die-hard fans? The Eagles or the Patriots? Our Sentiment Analysis Tool Tells It All.


As a local Philadelphia business, we are so excited about the Eagles making it to the Super Bowl this year, we decided to track the excitement level of people leading up to the event by using our Social Sentiment Analysis Tool. Our Sentiment Analysis Tool Tells It All.

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?


As explained in a previous blog post, continuous improvement in an organization can be achieved through the use of performance measurement tools via big data. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Transportation Market Tools and Intel

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: David Broering, Senior Vice-President, Integrated Solutions Sometimes it feels like you need to be a fortune teller to accurately assess where a supply and demand market is going.

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FMCG Route to Market Distribution: Free Distributor Assessment Tool

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

To help Producers understand the real state of their Distributors, Enchange has released a free - yes, free - tool to guide an assessment of Distribution networks. While focussed on FMCG the tool is applicable to all sectors using distributors. Download the tool here. The RTM Distributor Evaluation Tool has been designed to guide your evaluation of four key capability areas: Partnership – is the relationship a one way street or do you actually talk to your distributors?

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Drones in the Supply Chain: A Game-Changing New Tool


Our CEO, Matt Yearling, was recently interview by Executive Platforms for their Tought Leaders series, to discuss the current and future state of drones in the supply chain. digital disruption supply chain logistics digital supply chain inventory cycle counting drones

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New tool for 3PL outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

The new, online tool called Supply Chain Satellite provides objective insights into a company’s logistics procurement strategy and hence supports decision-making related to logistics outsourcing. Supply Chain Media and partners launch Supply Chain Satellite.

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A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Reverse Logistics Networks

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has initiated a research project to help enterprises design networks for reverse logistics operations that meet their organizational objectives.

Companies struggle to find good tools

Supply Chain Movement

the question of which tools they can use to support these processes is causing headaches for a lot of them. there are three options: to set to work with excel, to develop one’s own solution or to purchase an off-the-shelf tool.

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Limitations of Supply Chain Network Design Tools for Risk Management

River Logic

Supply chains continue to increase in complexity as they are leveraged to drive greater value through increased output at lower costs. As supply chains become more intricate, the ability to analyze risk simultaneously becomes more difficult and more important.

Tools for Master Scheduling: Hug Your Master Scheduler Part Two

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Effective management of the master schedule requires a tool that has several key characteristics; Scenarios – This simply refers to the ability to create a copy of your data in-memory in less time than it takes to click a mouse. Imagine if you had a supply chain planning problem you wanted to solve and were given a tool that allowed you to try three different approaches – each in their own copy of the entire supply chain database. This tool must take that long too, right?

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New Tool Brings Logistics Carbon Emissions into Sharp Focus

Supply Chain @ MIT

Companies can calculate the overall carbon footprint of a logistics operation using readily available estimation tools. However, to implement meaningful management decisions about cutting CO2 emissions, a more detailed analysis is necessary.

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Optimization Tools Lighten the Load on Stressed Freight Networks

Supply Chain @ MIT

Freight transportation networks are increasing in complexity at a time when companies are under immense pressure to improve service levels.

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Coop Denmark deploys new tools to cut waste in its 1,200 stores

RELEX Solutions

Coop Denmark, which operates the Fakta, Irma, Kvickly, SuperBrugsen and Dagli’Brugsen supermarket chains, already uses RELEX’s space planning tool and was seeking to upgrade its technology to cut inventory levels in its DCs and increase shelf availability. Read PDF.

Seco Tools: Cutting Edge Supply Chain Strategy Takes Shape


For more than 80 years, Seco Tools has delivered a diverse portfolio of tools and services around the world. Seco Tools manufactures cutting tools made of steel, tungsten carbide and cobalt. Three years ago Seco Tools investigated solutions for stock optimization.

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Five Supply Chain Tools for a New Era of Globalization


The world is headed toward a new era of globalization, marked by increased political fragmentation but stronger global digital connection. This challenging environment presents many risks which supply chain managers must carefully plan for and navigate. Think Supply Chain

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JDA Partner Program – Providing the Tools for Success!

Supply Chain Nation

Partner programs are not a new concept. Most of the large technology companies rely on a structured partner ecosystem to help expand revenue and market share in the designated industries they serve. Launching a new and improved partner program can be a daunting task and can often upset the apple cart. The question ultimately becomes “why change and why now”?

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6 Practical Supply Chain Education Tools for Employers

Logistics Bureau

If you’re serious about continuous improvement and developing a best-in-class supply chain to serve your organisation, keeping your managers and workforce educated is paramount.

Need Truckload Capacity? These 5 DAT Tools Can Help

DAT Solutions

Fortunately, DAT customers have access to a number of tools that can help find capacity. DAT LaneMakers is a tool within the DAT Power load board that shows you carriers that posted the most trucks on any given lane in the past 30 days.

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5 Powerful Tools for Finding Capacity

DAT Solutions

Below is an overview of the 5 tools in the toolbox. You may already have these tools in your DAT Power load board and not even know it. Click the name of the tool below to read the full blog post that explains the tool and how to you can use it to your advantage.

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The Research Is In : The 32 Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools


Every lean manufacturing consultant offers expertise but few will be an expert with every tool. To ensure you have the very best options for lean manufacturing tools, our team did extensive research which includes websites such as

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Volta Logistics: To Grow Quickly, You Need the Right Tools

DAT Solutions

Volta's strategy includes three main principles: (1) find a niche, (2) develop personal connections with customers, and (3) deploy technologies and tools that support fast and frictionless growth. Schleper and Nadeau relied on technology tools and systems as part of this business strategy.

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New global supply chain planning tool for United Biscuits

Supply Chain Movement

After a complete Business Process and Planning Cycle design review with OM Partners, United Biscuits (UB) has started the implementation of OMP Plus for all their demand and supply planning processes.

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Siegwerk Druckfarben chooses global supply chain planning tool

Supply Chain Movement

The implementation will allow Siegwerk Druckfarben to improve their current production planning procedures and standardize planning processes and tools across the different production sites.

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FusionOps launches artificial intelligence tool for supply chain

Aera Technology

Business analytics software provider FusionOps has launched a platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify opportunities to improve supply chain performance for customers such as manufacturers and enterprise corporations, the company said Tuesday.

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Supply Chain Network Design: Picking the Right Tool for the Job

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Supply Chain Network Design: Picking the Right Tool for the Job appeared first on Tompkins International. Supply chain network design activities are essential for keeping supply chain operating efficiently and effectively.

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Blockchain Technoloy Increasingly Seen as Important Tool in Green Supply Chain, Social Responsability Practices

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Hopes to Improve Foods Recall Processes, Identify Food Supply Chain Issues Sooner Using the Technology. Less Clear if Can Help Companies ID Suppliers Violating Rules for Vendors

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Supply Chain Media and partners launch new strategy assessment tool

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Media, Districon, DSV and Nyenrode Business University have deloped a new strategy assessment tool: Supply Chain Satellite. The tool consists of a detailed questionnaire, a sophisticated scoring model and an in-depth analysis covering all possible logistics outsourcing strategies.

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Three Technology Tools for a Smarter Warehouse


Mobile and Configurable Technology Solutions for Today’s Receiving, Packing & Shipping Needs Delivering timely, cost-effective service and ensuring customer satisfaction are critical in today’s dynamic world of fulfillment.

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Green Supply Chain News on New Interactive Tools Tracks Pollution by Chinese Textile Manufacturers Almost in Real Time

Supply Chain Digest

System Grabs Data from Sensors in Rivers Near Where Plants Discharge Waste Water

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Managing Global Complexity: The Right Tools for the Job

Inbound Logistics

New international supply chain optimization tools are capable of considering all appropriate shipment flows, modes, routes, and cargo to come up with an ideal workable plan – as often as needed and anytime things change

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UPS Invests $300M in “Orion” Optimizer – SaaS Tools Far Less Costly

Supply Chain Collaborator

UPS will need to continue to refine it, blending human common-sense with the brute computing force of the algorithm, building in more real world constraints and ensuring the tool provides useful, practical results. The post UPS Invests $300M in “Orion” Optimizer – SaaS Tools Far Less Costly appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

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How Many Slaves Work For You?

SCM Research

The Slavery Footprint online tool answers the following question: “How many slaves work for you?” ” Based on research data and the data you enter in a short survey, the tool estimates the answer for you. Practice Research Corporate Social Responsibility Supply Chain Management ToolWhen we buy our new shirt, phone or coffee, we rarely think about slavery in the global supply chains of these products. Slavery? In the 21 st century?

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