Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

There are several key supply chain trends to watch in 2018. Omnichannel Revenue Management The retail supply chain has been going through a massive transformation. Traditional brick and mortar retailers seek to leverage their stores to better compete against Amazon and other ecommerce retailers. ARC’s Chris Cunnane does an annual survey omnichannel retail in conjunction…

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Artificial Intelligence in Demand Planning

There is an arms race to incorporate artificial intelligence in demand planning solutions. Many new data sources, features, and tools are being explored. A new demand modeling tool has been introduced which will make it easier to analyze new data sources to see if they can be used to improve forecasts. The post Artificial Intelligence…

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What was Hot in Supply Chain Technology in 2017?

What was hot in supply chain technology? A look at 3D Printing, robots, autonomous trucks, the use of Social-News-Event-Media data for risk management, and the Uberization of Freight with ARC’s assessment of the maturity of these technologies. The post What was Hot in Supply Chain Technology in 2017? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Supply Chain Planning in the Chemical Industry: Complexities Abound

Supply chain planning in the chemical industry is difficult because of the complexities associated with this industry. Optimization depends on models. The models for the chemical industry tend to be much more complex and detailed than in most other industries. The post Supply Chain Planning in the Chemical Industry: Complexities Abound appeared first on Logistics…

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The Tesla Truck Costs Twice as Much as Diesel

Elon Musk unveiled a prototype of an electric Tesla Truck on November 16th.  Over the Thanksgiving holiday the pricing was announced. It’s not pretty. The base price of the 300-mile range Tesla Semi is $150,000, and the 500-mile range model costs $180,000. That’s almost double the base price of a traditional semi truck according to…

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Transportation Strategies for Emerging Brands

Emerging brands have very distinctive needs, including a different approach to transportation. Zipline Logistics has developed a distinctive niche for serving emerging brands. The post Transportation Strategies for Emerging Brands appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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