Nine Killer Digital Tools for Logistics Professionals

Freightos

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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Predictive Analytics becoming a Mainstream Business Tool

Enterra Insights

The post Predictive Analytics becoming a Mainstream Business Tool appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Predictive analytics is a topic you are likely to hear a lot more about in the years ahead. Predictive analytics … Continued.

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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. Scandit is one of the top mobile online logistics tools used in international logistics in supply chain management. This optimization tool for inventories is cloud based.

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

Cerasis

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?

Chasing Amazon? Learn About Dynamic Warehousing Strategies

Yes, customer expectations have changed, but so have the tools at the disposal of. 1www.flexe.comResearch & Analysis by FLEXE, Inc. Published May 2016 CHASING AMAZON: BUILDING A DYNAMIC.

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.

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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Why do you need more than one end to end optimization tool?

OPS Rules

We often talk about en d to end optimization – the idea that decisions should be made across the supplychain and not in silos. This approach is proven to improve results and ability to leverage resources effectively across the supply chain.

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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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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.

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.

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.

The Research Is In : The 32 Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools

Cerasis

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 LeanProduction.com.

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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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Smart Tools in Succeed in the New Shipping Reality

ADSI

Do You Have the Right Tools to Control Rising Shipping Costs? By Paula Heikell Recent headlines have made it crystal clear that for today’s shippers, it’s anything but “business as usual.”

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Moving Beyond a Business Intelligence Approach to Support Timely Decision-Making

Supply Chain Matters

Predictive Analytics Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Business Intelligence Supply Chain Technology differences in predictive and prescriptive analytics integrated business planning software River Logic Software sales and operations planning decision support tools Supply chain Matters blogMore than ever, supply chain functional or line of business teams have been frustrated by their increasing needs for broader and more-timely business intelligence (BI).

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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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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A Non-Traditional Supply Chain and Capacity Planning Automation Effort Underway at Ford Motor

Supply Chain Matters

Kinaxis kinexions conference sales and operation planning technology support sales and operations planning decision support tools Supply chain Matters blogThis author had the opportunity to attend the Kinaxis Kinexions customer conference last week. Among the customer presentations there was a rather insightful talk from a supply chain executive at Ford Motor Company.

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.

FMCG Drinks Route to Market – let’s get fizzical in CEE

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan RTM Assessment ToolIn a past life I ran the Supply Chain for an FMCG company in the 6 Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) countries plus Yemen in the Middle East.

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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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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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?

Selecting a Global Trade Management Tool

Inbound Logistics

Selecting the right global trade management tool is important when looking to grow your business. Use these tips to select a global trade management tool to elevate your business

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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.

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”?

FMCG Route to Market – the Warehouse to Customer journey

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Route to Market Supply Chain Sales RTM Assessment ToolYour Supply Chain has been revised, optimised, transformed or even blue sky’d – yes, honestly have been present when this was used but managed to stifle a guffaw into a cup of hot chocolate.

Tools and tips for today’s capacity-crunched market

Logistics Viewpoints

Growing freight volumes may be welcome news for brokers, third-party logistics (3PL) operations and carriers, but with the driver shortage holding back industry expansion, finding freight carrying capacity remains an ever present and larger challenge. Freight volumes are growing nicely on a year-over-year basis for most trucking sectors as economic growth remains solid,” said Bob […].

FMCG: What does S&OP bring to the party? Sales success of course!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Route to Market Supply Chain Sales RTM Assessment ToolDuring my recent travels I met with two Sales (or Business Development Directors if you’re posh) from well known FMCG companies to discuss an assessment review of their Route To Market (RTM) networks.

River Logic Launches Cloud-Based Supply Chain Decision Support Capability Based on New Prescriptive Planning Platform

Supply Chain Matters

Prescriptive or Predictive Analytics Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology River Logic Software sales and operations planning decision support tools sales and operations planning prescriptive planning technology Supply chain Matters blog supply chain prescriptive planning and performance management platform

A Digital Dispatcher for Trucks

Supply Chain @ MIT

It’s a decision support tool that not only generates an operational plan, it also does the trade-offs in real time and provides routing solutions,” says Yu. Resilience Transportation a risk management tool for truckers artificial intelligence hybrid cars MIT CTL MIT research supply chain ris

Supply Chain Process Modeling

SCM Research

Teaching Process Modeling Supply Chain Management Tool Are you planning to integrate process modeling in your supply chain curricula? I am currently teaching a new course about supply chain process re-engineering at Copenhagen Business School. As part of a group work, the task of the students is to model processes between supply chain partners using the standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN).

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

PINC YMS

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

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.

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.

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.

Big Data Tools Enable Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics

Inbound Logistics

Using a TMS for carrier selection allows shippers to load standard business rules to achieve predicted outcomes

The Best of Both Worlds: The Benefits of TMS with Integrated Fleet Management Tools

Inbound Logistics

A transportation management system with fleet management tools facilitates transportation planning for private fleets

FMCG Success Story: Focus on Customers - see the Benefits

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Customer service FMCG Dave Jordan Sales RTM Assessment ToolOnce upon a time there was an FMCG company that I will refer to as “Foresight”. Foresight” had spent many years and many Euros creating an acknowledged slick Supply Chain. Top class regional and global buying.