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1. Go With The Flow: Streamlining Your Supply Chain Flow with AI
... The use of machine learning to analyze inventory levels, lead time, and order quantity provides more credible forecasting. Algorithms like these make inventory control automatic and accurate. Integrated ...
Created on 08 October 2018
2. Challenges Facing Retailers
According to EBN Online, retailers face three big challenges in the upcoming year. First, they need to accurately forecast need. And, they need to optimize their inventory.   Read the article onEBN ...
Created on 01 October 2018
3. The Business Benefits of Integrating Blockchain in Global Supply Chains
... in inventory and other essentials required to get the business off the ground. In this case, it would struggle to get a loan from a traditional financial institution, such as a bank, as its ability to ...
Created on 24 September 2018
4. Why Machine Learning is Right for Your Supply Chain Strategy
... spot any that differ, alerting workers to take appropriate action and initiating corrective actions. Demand forecasting All that data generated by EDI, inventory, and ERP transactions may be too big ...
Created on 13 August 2018
5. NGOs walk a supply chain tightrope to disaster response
...  is a balancing act. Determining the quantity of resources required is a challenge, and it becomes even more complicated when coordinating both purchased and donated (gift in kind) inventory. Donation ...
Created on 13 July 2018
6. Self-replicating 3D printers will Disrupt the Supply Chain
... ordered, produced in local ‘printhouses’ for last-mile delivery. The impact on inventory control and production planning are obvious, and as product designs change to better accommodate different additive ...
Created on 24 April 2018
7. Tracking in the Warehouse
... tracking of a worker's hands may be used to monitor performance of assigned tasks. An inventory system includes inventory bins configured to store inventory items, an ultrasonic unit, ultrasonic transducers ...
Created on 05 February 2018
8. Technologies are defining the supply chain
... stages along the supply chain are driven down. Advances in identifying cargo, its conditions along their routes, and managing inventory are making it easier to track and manage items at every step. However, ...
Created on 29 January 2018
9. Amazon Go - It’s all about the back end
... the door without saying hi to a cashier the real story is all about inventory and supply.   It’s all about the data The grocery store has come a long way since every item on the shelf sported a ...
Created on 22 January 2018
10. The Impact of Reverse Logistics
... a returned product on-site for cost or brand protection reasons. New innovative technology offers retailers a solution. There is inventory management technology that can determine the best channel for ...
Created on 08 January 2018
11. Pilot Offers Expanded Logistics Management Solutions
... quickly and with flexibility.   Pilot is pleased to bring their decades of knowledge and resources in logistics and inventory management to continue to serve their clients, from all angles. Using ...
Created on 19 December 2017
12. Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Rush
... Here are 7 things your business can start doing now to prepare for the holiday rush.   Build Up Your Inventory Whether you make homemade goods or sell manufactured items, it’s beneficial ...
Created on 04 December 2017
13. Disruption of Globalization and Supply Chain
... . The approach avoids holding up the manufacturing line if a module is not in inventory and completes the order when modules become available.   Benefits of Separated vs. “One Size Fits All” Supply Cha ...
Created on 16 October 2017
14. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
... decisions and the need by retailers to meet consumer demand. What we may find is a ‘post-holiday’ sales cycle that attempts to capitalize on the refilled inventory from consumers. But the problem remains ...
Created on 12 September 2017
15. 4 Easy Replenishment Ideas that Adapt to the Digital Age
...  mortar retailer are reflected in one of the 4 P's of Retail: Product, Place, Price, and Promotion often called the Marketing Mix. An inventory replenishment system must be able to demand forecast the  ...
Created on 30 August 2017
16. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
... graph theory (think Good Will Hunting), statistics, data science, and machine learning to analyze, optimize, and predict seemingly endless streams of inventory and order data; weather related issues, plane ...
Created on 30 August 2017
17. Visibility and the Omnichannel Shopper
Multichannel, omnichannel, or whatever you want to call it is driving huge change in the retail supply chain. Of course, one of the holy grails of supply chain processes, visibility, is a key component ...
Created on 28 March 2017
18. RFID's Resurgence
There was a lot of buzz around RFID a decade or so ago, but it dropped beneath the radar for awhile. It never really went away and is now resurgent, led by ecommerce-related demand.A case study involving ...
Created on 15 March 2017
19. Demand Planning Innovation
It should come as no surprise that supply chain planning is going through big changes. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is intimately familiar with the process. She discusses how demand planning is ...
Created on 25 February 2017
20. Merck Removes Its Silos
The word "silo" generally carries negative connotations in the business world. There are good reasons for that.In a summary of a case study of the giant Merck corporation, Alexa Cheater on the 21st Century ...
Created on 24 February 2017