Archive for Supply Chain Technology Trends

This Week in Logistics News (August 7-11, 2017)

This is the 80th post I’ve written this year, along with the 30 guest commentaries I’ve reviewed and edited and the 32 video episodes I’ve moderated. It’s time for a vacation. This is the one time of the year where I truly and completely disconnect: no smartphone, no laptop, no television (except to watch all […]

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Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Universal Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Rafael Granato from PINC Solutions summarizes a video case study we featured recently on Talking Logistics, part of […]

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How Advancements in Technology are Facilitating Supply Chain Visibility

While in some ways obtaining supply chain visibility has gotten more difficult over the years, due to globalization, outsourcing, product proliferation, and other factors, in other ways it has gotten easier thanks to advancements in technology. One area, for example, is trading partner and system integration. How are today’s technologies helping in this area? “You […]

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How to Use Machine Learning to Boost S&OP

In my previous guest commentary, I shared some of my thoughts on the impact of machine learning on S&OP and described what would be a potential ultimate machine learning solution. In today’s post, I’ll share some concrete examples of machine learning applications used today in the context of S&OP. Machine learning to boost your sales […]

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On-Time In-Full (OTIF) and the Growing Demand for Real-Time Freight Visibility

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has always been (and remains) a top priority for companies, but over the past few years, the spotlight has been on a particular segment of the process: achieving real-time freight visibility. Why has this become so important for shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs)? “We’ve always had systems that allowed […]

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Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations? In other words, haven’t supply chains been digital for a while already? “If you look […]

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