Supply Chain Visibility: Illuminating the Path to Responsive, Agile Operations

By LM Staff · January 18, 2018 Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability. The purpose of this paper is to take a step back and look at what visibility really means in supply chain operations, what […]

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Logility acquires Halo Business Intelligence to expand advanced analytics

By Josh Bond, Senior Editor · November 28, 2017 Logility, a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, has acquired privately-held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market. Gartner’s ranking of the top 10 companies based on revenues […]

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Supply Chain Visibility is Dead

By LM Staff · November 7, 2017 With the advent of the internet of things (IoT), digital supply chain solutions are now providing real-time IoT-based vs. latent EDI-based visibility.  Despite these advances, however, few people realize that supply chain visibility has become the shadow of a much greater value driver.   While it’s nice to […]

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NetSuite for 3PL

By SCMR Staff · October 27, 2017 In today’s fast paced market, successful logistics providers recognize that strengthening their companies’ back-office technology is essential to capitalizing on new opportunities. Having full visibility into key operations—whether for tracking shipments, managing on-time deliveries or having a consolidated view of financials—can be the difference between thriving and barely […]

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Future of Enterprise Cloud is Outlined at Oracle OpenWorld

International shippers from Bloom Energy, FedEx, and Gapjoined Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on stage at this week’s Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco to share predictions on how “the Cloud” will reshape supply chains. “Ten years from now we expect one hundred percent of application development to be conducted in the Cloud,” said Hurd. Furthermore, he added, 80% of production apps will be […]

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XPO to roll out new last mile technology offering in November

Global freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics Inc. said this week that next month it plans to roll out a new interactive last mile technology, which, it said, will help consumers manage retail home deliveries.  XPO is the largest provider of last mile logistics for North America-based heavy goods, handling roughly 13 million carrier-based deliveries and installations […]

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Re-engineering network design projects

By Peter Moore · October 2, 2017 One of the most valuable projects that a logistics and supply chain management professional can undertake is a distribution network redesign using one of the many powerful applications developed over the past two decades. For those manufacturers, distributors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that have seen the service […]

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The Digital Supply Chain: The Future has Arrived

By SCMR Staff · September 19, 2017 Powered by massive amounts of real-time big data, sophisticated machine learning algorithms and lightning fast processing, digital supply chains have arrived. These all-seeing, real-time, predictive, optimized and cognitive supply chains will transform the way organizations operate, in much the same way that autonomous vehicles will redefine how people […]

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DOM’s impact on customer experience

E-commerce has made distributed order management (DOM) systems—a layer of software that sits above inventory systems and figures out how to best fulfill orders—a key part of omni-channel strategies. The routing logic in DOM quickly assesses which warehouses, stores or third-party locations should be tapped to fill an order, regardless of channel. In short, DOM […]

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