Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

Truckers have a role to play in fighting coronavirus spread

Truck News

Over the last few weeks, it has been impossible to go online, turn on the TV, or listen to the radio without being immersed in news media coverage of the Covid-19/coronavirus epidemic.

Robots are Shaping the Future of Warehouse Operations

Kuebix

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics have all become hot topics when it comes to the future of the supply chain. Advanced robotics are already being utilized in warehouses around the world.

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Toilet paper and total war – the psychology of shortages and what it means for resilience

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. The lessons that prepare defence forces and government institutions for crisis responses need not come from history books. Lessons can come from extrapolating what we witness every day; from events that capture tangible and intangible aspects of sustaining normal life.

Trends in Last-Mile for 2020

Cerasis

Take a moment to think about the state of last-mile logistics in the last year. An argument does exist for the continued support of last-mile innovation and a relentless push to build better customer experiences within the final mile.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

Shipping and Freight Resource

To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics, Supply Chain and Trade.

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The Key to Innovation is Iterate and Test

The Lean Thinker

Key points from this great TED talk by Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab. You can’t plan the path, you can only set the direction. He talks about the “compass” guiding a project that followed a route which was totally unpredictable.

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Update on the Automotive Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin. The automotive industry has undergone quite the transformation from the days of Henry Ford and the Model T.

Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction

Talking Logistics

Every day, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Thousands of lives worldwide have been disrupted, and there’s no way to measure the human toll. Alongside that is the incredibly difficult task of measuring supply chain effects throughout the rest of the year.

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Ghost Victories – an excerpt from Upstream by Dan Heath

The Lean Thinker

The link to the image takes you to the Amazon listing for the book. If you happen to order it, I get a small kickback, no cost to you, Just FYI. Dan Heath has just published a new book, Upstream : The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. I just got the book, and am reading it now.

Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

The population in the world is expected to growth from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion by year 2050 according to United Nations. And we are in the global warming effects which cause shortage of the supply in agriculture productions in next few decades.

How Technology Helps Freight Brokers Remain Competitive in the Market

Talking Logistics

Technology is playing a growing role across the transportation management landscape, especially in the third-party logistics (3PL) and freight brokerage markets. On the one hand, you can argue that technology is disrupting the status quo.

Advancements in Cold Chain Tech Open Doors for Global Trade

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin. As the global cold chain continues to grow, so too does investment in the technologies to support it. These advancements, in turn, are opening doors for increased trade activity in new and emerging global markets.

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.

Logistics Technology Market Forecasting Under Uncertainty

Logistics Viewpoints

The current coronavirus outbreak is an example of an economic shock that elevates uncertainty and complicates forecasting.

Crucial Applications for Procurement Artificial Intelligence

SIPMM Professional Publications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the digital technologies progressing rapidly and is a current topic of broad interest.

Networked TMS – The Great Game Changer for Global Businesses

Talking Logistics

For many years now, thanks to Amazon, consumers have gone from enjoying one-week deliveries of their orders for a price to expecting two-day shipping at no cost.

Inbound Freight Trends for 2020: A Commitment to Improving Vendor Relations

Cerasis

The leading inbound freight trends for 2020 reveal a stronger push to improve inbound logistics efficiency and lower barriers to inventory management stress. Shippers that take time to understand these trends can position their organizations for success.

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.

Start Planning for the Coronavirus Now! 20 Things to Keep in Mind

Logistics Viewpoints

Start making your contingency plans for coronavirus immediately. Here are 20 things to keep in mind. The post Start Planning for the Coronavirus Now! 20 Things to Keep in Mind appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Risk Management coronavirus

A Strategic Roadmap for Digital Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Procurement is a purchasing process that controls quantity, quality, sourcing and timing to ensure the best possible total cost of ownership.

[Video] E-Construction: The Evolution Toward a Paperless Environment

Talking Logistics

Suzie Holycross, Business Development Manager – DOT at Command Alkon, discusses e-Contruction and the evolution of the construction industry toward a paperless environment.

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

If your company produces food and/or confectionery products, chances are you’re already familiar with refrigerated LTL services such as those provided by third-party logistics (3PL) companies. The question is: is your current LTL delivery network as safe, efficient and cost-effective as it could be?

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

The Coronavirus Impact on Southeast Asia

Logistics Viewpoints

China is the largest source of imports (2018) for 9 of the 10 Southeast Asian economies and the largest or second largest export market (2018) for seven of the countries in the region, Indeed, as an economic bloc, Southeast Asia is China’s second largest overall trading partner, trailing the EU but ahead of the USA. However, the extent of impact on the manufacturing sector of each country (see below for analysis of the six major […]. The post The Coronavirus Impact on Southeast Asia appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Global Trade Logistics Trends coronavirus manufacturing

Five Digital Technologies for Procurement Optimization

SIPMM Professional Publications

Procurement has grown significantly more strategic over the past twenty years, now, digital supply chain management and analytics are bringing new strength to the strategic role.

[Video] The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting

Talking Logistics

Gary Barraco, Senior Director of Product Marketing at E2open, discusses transportation forecasting: what it is, why it is important, and how to enable it.

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[PODCAST] Case Study: How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs

Cerasis

Listen to “Case Study_How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs” on Spreaker.

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.