IDC’s lead IoT analyst, Stacy Crook, has much to say about Oracle’s recently launched IoT Intelligent Applications. Oracle IoT Intelligent Applications are designed with a “Business Process First” approach – leveraging real time IoT data with advanced AI/ML powered analytics to enable customers to quick scale and realize business value. Download her report for a comprehensive overview Oracle’s product vision, strategy and capabilities.
Supply interruptions. Delivery delays. Damaged shipments. The disruption caused by COVID-19 has revealed the challenges and limitations of on-premises supply chain capabilities, which often rely on manual processes.
In their latest report, advisory firm Deep Analysis, examines the capabilities of Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace, and how it can solve for these challenges and more.
Challenge: A consumer goods company was missing on-time, in-full delivery targets and incurring additional transportation costs because of delayed deliveries from distribution centers, stock-out problems, and a lack of data to track OTIF targets. It needed a better view of its transportation system to improve service levels.
Container shipping has a paper problem, and it’s never been more obvious than in 2020.
COVID-19 has put unprecedented strain on the world’s supply chains. The pandemic has exposed the shipping industry’s continuing dependence on printed documentation. Cargo has been stuck in ports waiting for physical paperwork to be delivered by flights that have been delayed. It is clear that the need to replace antiquated shipping processes with efficient, digital processes is more urgent than ever. But without a common approach to technology, container shipping provides an inferior digital experience. This means that a standardised, scalable approach is the only way to future-proof such a fragmented, complex and global industry.
Digital Standards: An investment in the future
In this e-book, the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) looks at what it will take to replace antiquated shipping processes across this highly fragmented, complex and global industry - from electronic Bills of Lading (eBL) to IoT container tracking and much more.
Drawing on the experience of industries such as banking and air transport, it reveals the potential real-world benefits for all parts of the industry if standardized efficient, digital processes are widely adopted. These include increased transparency, collaboration, efficiency and reliability, as well as the potential to make billions of dollars of cost savings every year.
The ongoing tariff negotiations have made life and business operations extremely difficult for countless manufacturers and distributors across the U.S. and the rest of the world. Just as the tariffs for one industry show signs of easing up, headlines reveal a new industry at risk of new tariff regulations.
Countless businesses and their customers have already been impacted, but with no end to the global tariff situation in sight, it’s imperative that companies continue to refine their strategy to not only ensure business continuity but also to gain the most advantageous position possible for the future.
In its newest white paper, value chain optimization firm River Rock Advisors details several steps companies can take to navigate this ongoing uncertainty. These steps aren’t one-time actionable steps but rather long-term focuses that should be implemented alongside other operational and business strategies.
Examples of the recommendations proposed include ways to safely reduce costs while retaining the ability to ramp up operations at any time, purchasing strategies that prevent businesses from becoming over-invested in inventory that’s not in demand, maintaining service levels and customer satisfaction despite lower inventory, and more. River Rock Advisors also provides practical recommendations that businesses can follow to ensure they know what’s coming and how they can take action.
In the end, companies that take the time to implement proactive measures such as those discussed in the white paper will not only be in the best position to outlast the ebb and flow of these days but also to more effectively compete.
Download W hat’s Your Tariff Strategy: Developing a Proactive Approach to Inventory in a Changing Economic Environment today — the newest white paper from River Rock Advisors.
Challenge: A logistics service provider needed a smart and flexible platform for a new global client: an industrial manufacturer for the marine and energy sectors with complex aftermarket services. The client had limited visibility into service levels and costs across a global network of warehouses and carriers, and shipments were often remote, under strict time windows and required expediting.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00 to Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:00
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took effect on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which had been in place since 1994.
The USMCA retains most core NAFTA provisions, but with updates and revisions affecting industries and businesses with varying degrees of severity. Some businesses will notice hardly any differences at all, while others, most notably the automotive sector, will be significantly affected. The new trade agreement also modernizes the North American trade relationship, with new provisions for digital trade and intellectual property, and incentives directed at small/medium-sized businesses.
Join Livingston International and Purolator International for this webinar to gain an understanding of the specifics of the USMCA, and opportunities for U.S. businesses in the Canadian market.
You will learn:
• Specific regulatory and policy implications, including the elements of NAFTA left in place, new USMCA provisions, documentation/compliance procedures and recordkeeping requirements.
• E-commerce/Retail opportunities resulting from a change in Canada's de minimis threshold value, and relaxed customs requirements for low-value shipments.
• Potential duty savings achieved by rerouting U.S. imports arriving from Asia or Europe.
• Lifting of the "cloud of uncertainty" that hung over the U.S./Canada trade relationship in recent years.
• Revised automotive requirements, intended to boost sales among U.S. parts suppliers.
• Provisions designed specifically to encourage small businesses to engage in cross border trade.
You will leave the webinar with a greater understanding of the USMCA's key provisions, along with insight about how your business could—and should—take advantage of these new opportunities.
Michael Zobin, Director, Global Trade Consulting, Quebec and Atlantic Regions (Canada), Livingston International
Paul Tessy, Senior Vice President, Purolator International
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00
Some would point to the fact that four times a year, 13 weeks spans an entire quarter, good start. All too often it is a horizon that most companies have established as their Master Scheduling planning horizon.
This webinar breaks the thirteen week horizon into discussion points and maps out what the challenges and decisions are at key points within 13 weeks. Once you've developed a Master Schedule, the next step is to share its output for the company to utilize these plans over the horizon.
During this webinar, we will take this supply side process and show you how to integrate it with the Commercial and Product Development teams, leading to enriched discussion, enhanced integration, and financial stability in your company's short term projections.
Join SupplyChainBrain and Oliver Wight to learn:
• Communicating the Master Schedule in a weekly format
• Role of the Master Schedule within Integrated Tactical Planning
• Integration points across the Master Schedule