The state of last-mile logistics is in flux, with new vendors popping up in each corner of the market offering delivery solutions for a wide variety of locations, fees, time windows and services options.
Transportation sourcing is always a challenge in times of scarcity, but the current trucking market, with its unprecedented demand for capacity, has shippers frantically trying to get out in front of the crunch.
Linking, sharing and synchronizing data from diverse technology sources, also known as systems integration, is a critical aspect of supply chain management and is almost always “the long pole in the tent.”
Traditional supplier relationship management (SRM) approaches fail to take advantage of opportunities to design collaborative business models, jointly create value, and drive innovation with strategic suppliers.
More companies are undergoing Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) transformations today due to increased understanding of their value, as well as increased capability of new forecasting technologies such as machine learning and demand sensing.
In the current climate of “economic populism,” tit-for-tat tariffs and the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, which can instigate trade wars and the disruption of global trade deals in Europe and the Pacific rim, buyers, sellers and their supply chains have an opportunity to step up and cope with major challenges through cooperation, transparency and flexibility.
Major players in e-commerce sales are using next-day or same-day delivery to motivate their customers to click. This is not sustainable with the current distribution methods. New norms will be transforming the logistics of delivery right before our eyes.
The news is full of announcements of new robots for distribution and their potential to drive competitive advantage. But the next big leap forward is not going to come from new hardware; it will come from software.
Much of radio frequency identification (RFID) hype has existed around the possibilities in the retail environment, managing store inventory more effectively, and driving consumer decisions, but RFID also enables accelerated accurate warehouse operations.
A growing number of health care systems are moving to self-distribution – where they order products directly from manufacturers then handle their own storage, order fulfillment and distribution functions.
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