BoB vs. ERP – Part 2: Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

A common theme in the tier 1 and 2 landscape of supply chain execution management is the desire to “orchestrate and synchronize end-to-end business processes,” and that “warehousing and transportation are notable points of convergence” (source: Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems). Logically dovetailing this notion is the added realization that in order…

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The “New” Safe Approach to Mission Criticality: Cloud for Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

Spend five minutes perusing blogs like this, or traipsing about the corporate headquarters of nearly any company (in nearly any industry, country, or department), and you’ll hear repeated mention of terms such as “Cloud,” “SaaS (software as a service),” “PaaS (platform as a service),” and “IaaS (infrastructure as a service).” Spend five minutes more, and…

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The Innovative Solution Strategy to a True Real-Time, Predictive Digital Supply Chain

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, you learned about the role collaborative partnerships play in supply chain planning and execution with real-time visibility and predictive analytics and the benefits of the JDA and TransVoyant partnership. The last part of this blog series will discuss how JDA is delivering an innovative solution strategy…

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2017 EFT Global Logistics Report

While 2016 was a year of opportunity, 2017 is setting up to be a defining year for shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs). New industry research from Eye for Transport (EFT) shows that despite the rapid pace of change in the market, shippers and LSPs continue to improve the nature of their strategic relationships, recognize…

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Is Labor Management Now the Key Differentiator for Logistics Services Providers?

Guest blog by Jim Chamberlain, senior director, industrial engineering & continual improvement, DSC Logistics & Supply Chain Management Like most successful third-party logistics (3PLs) providers, DSC Logistics has had a strong commitment to several core values that have helped us grow our business from humble beginnings with one facility on the South Side of Chicago…

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Wholesale-Distributors Step Up to Play a Strategic Role in a Multi-channel World

The world of wholesale distribution has been changing. It used to be fairly simple, wholesale-distributors focused their attention on driving out costs in delivering for their customers. But increasing numbers of millennials are now involved in purchasing decisions and in fact more than a third are empowered to make their own. This new generation of…

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