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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The Hackett Group introduces enterprise benchmarking for logistics

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · September 6, 2017 The Hackett Group, Inc. has launched Quantum Leap, a digital benchmarking and performance improvement platform designed to speed up the benchmarking process, and enable logistics managers to better assess performance gaps. According to Anthony Snowball, the Group’s global benchmarking practice leader, the latest platform can also frame solutions and ensure […]

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C.H. Robinson expands Global Forwarding division with acquisition of Milgram & Company Ltd.

Late last week, global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson announced it acquired Montreal, Quebec-based Milgram & Company Ltd., a provider of freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing, and surface transportation services. The sale price, according to C.H. Robinson, was roughly $62 million (CAD and $50 million USD), and it is expected to be […]

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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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project44 and 3GTMS partner up for real-time LTL integration

Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, and 3GTMS, a Shelton, Conn.-based provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, said today they have partnered up to provide real-time full lifecycle LTL (less-than-truckload) and Volume automation […]

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Identify Cost Savings with Real-Time Visibility

By LM Staff · August 9, 2017 For manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, supply chain disruptions have costs and consequences. To offset the impact of late shipments, unreported delays and detention, shippers are increasingly requiring 100 percent visibility into the location and status of their freight. Download this white paper and learn how reducing manual communication with […]

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Oracle introduces upgrades and new offerings for Oracle SCM Cloud

Taking steps to help shippers keep up with changes in their businesses, Oracle said today it has rolled out expansions it its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, which is part of Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13.  Company officials said this new release is comprised of various features, including: supplier collaboration, quality management, maintenance, […]

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FourKites and 3GTMS team up for strategic partnership

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor · August 4, 2017 Earlier this week, two supply chain and logistics technology providers–FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, and 3GTMS, a provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, said they are collaborating “to enhance processes” for 3PLs and shippers. […]

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