6 Supply Chain Digitization Stats to Know

November 08, 2018
91% of German manufacturers are investing in digitization, but only 6% say they’re fully digitized. What does this tell us about the nature of supply chain digitization?

4 Benefits of Strategic Network Planning

October 16, 2018
In the past, logistics providers have been stuck making decisions about routing, hub placement, and network administration based on incomplete, past-oriented data. Strategic network planning turns that data into concrete predictions about the effects of any possible changes or adjustments.

The Integrated Tour Planner's Journey

October 11, 2018
Optimize for time, or do you opt for the shortest route in order to save on fuel costs? Should you utilize transfer points at which you consolidate or break up shipments, or go for a continuous, unbroken transport? How do you optimize tour planning from a supply chain planning perspective?

6 Supply Chain Management Statistics to Know

October 09, 2018
In the spirit of data-driven decision-making in the automotive supply chain, here are a few statistics that might be important for supply chain managers to know going forward.

5 Important Considerations for Smarter Route and Tour Planning

October 04, 2018
As we enter the Industry 4.0 era and supply chain planning technology becomes more and more sophisticated, planners are increasingly being given the tools to tackle the traditional hurdles of route and tour planning in a smarter, more agile way.

Match Game: Choosing the Right Container for the Right Parts

September 18, 2018
How is container management like moving into a new home? They both get a lot harder with limited visibility.

Industry Report: Automation in the Supply Chain

September 13, 2018
These days, when most people think of automation, one of their first thoughts is of self-driving cars. What many people don’t realize, as they picture themselves magically napping away their morning commutes, is that when it comes to autonomous vehicles there are actually six levels of autonomy.

4 Surprising Uses for Real-time Information in the Supply Chain

August 30, 2018
In recent years, real-time information has become a key value-added proposition for bolstering efficiency and decreasing waste in modern supply chains. Is this technology being utilized to its maximum effect, or are there still new use-cases for real-time information?

5 Uses for Machine Learning in Supply Chain Management

August 16, 2018
If you follow the news and trends in supply chain management, you’ve no doubt noticed that machine learning (ML) is often touted as the next major innovation in this long line of technological evolutions—but what, exactly, is it, and how can supply chain managers put it to use?

5 Ways In-Memory Technology Adds Business Value

August 09, 2018
Companies throughout the global value stream have been slow to adopt in-memory technology—in part because they’re not entirely sure what the relevant value propositions are. In pursuit of clarifying those value propositions, here are five ways that in-memory technology can help your business.

5 Predictions for Advanced Analytics in 2018

June 28, 2018
Each year, topics like big data, advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence dominate conversations about supply chain technology, becoming the focus of increasing amounts of speculation as the real power of these technologies becomes clearer and more apparent.

A Real-time Planning FAQ

May 31, 2018
What is real-time planning, and how can it effect your supply chain?

How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Global Supply Chain

May 15, 2018
We’ve spoken a bit on this blog about the impact that artificial intelligence and machine learning can have on a given company’s supply chaining planning and day-to-day operations, but what impact does this technology stand to make on the global supply chain as a whole?

On Getting the Most from Your Transport Logistics

May 10, 2018
Decision-making silos and poor data integration make an accurate view of the supply chain difficult to come by. The end result is that businesses struggle to get the most out of their transport logistics.

5 Ways to Improve Your Demand Forecasting

April 03, 2018
No matter how sophisticated your methods, or how intimate your knowledge of the field, no demand or sales forecast will ever be 100% accurate. That said, demand forecasting reliability can be boosted through increased visibility and big data analytics.

5 Interesting Facts About Job Shop Scheduling

January 09, 2018
On job shop scheduling

4 Supply Chain Management Predictions for 2018

January 04, 2018
Supply chain management predictions for 2018, including lean supply chains and digitalization
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