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Demand Planning Innovations in Emerging Markets

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

Planning in emerging markets is both a risk and opportunity, but too many companies deploy the same techniques and systems as they would in a home market. This is a risk due to poor data availability, increased demand and supply variability and less reliable infrastructure and supplies. In emerging markets, there exist opportunities in demand planning due to a lack of "legacy" systems and processes, and plenty of quick wins when simple best practices are applied.

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Logistics Primer for Importers: What to Do After Your Product Clears Customs

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

If you import goods through the Ports of LA/Long Beach, the complexity of port and terminal procedures can slow down your cargo. It helps to know the ins and outs of terminal operations to quickly move products off port and into the hands of your retail customers. This paper provides tips on distribution of imported products, from port services to warehousing to final delivery.

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What is the Value of Real-Time Data in Manufacturing

Listed in: Logistics IT

For some manufacturers, accurate data can only be acquired when a shift ends and production reports are logged, or shop floor data is uploaded, resulting in an eight-hour "real-time" reality. For others, the real-time information range is shorter, depending on reporting software limitations. Competitive manufacturers need to ask themselves, "Why is that an acceptable margin?" The answer is: It's not! When you pull information from your shop floor and back office, reports should be run against live data, not data that is delayed. This whitepaper discusses the importance of actual data, and demonstrates how a lack of real-time information can cause crippling effects throughout the enterprise.

Supply Chain's New World Order

Listed in: Logistics IT, Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

This whitepaper from One Network Enterprises offers a crash course in taking your supply chain from good to great by identifying the latest innovations that are impacting supply chains for the better. It also illustrates how companies can leverage the cloud for predictive and actionable supply network operations, integrated financial measurement, and integrated business planning.

Understanding Commercial Warehouse Pricing

Listed in: 3PL, Warehousing

Ever wonder how third-party logistics providers (3PLs) calculate the warehouse prices they charge? This new guide explains it all in plain language. By getting smarter about the 3PL pricing process, you are in a much better position to impact how product is stored and handled - and reduce your warehousing costs.

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Stay Safe: How a dedicated transportation solution can help you minimize risk and drive safety

Listed in: Dedicated Contract Carriage, Transportation

With tougher safety regulations, special handling requirements, and driver turn-over, companies are looking for alternative transportation management solutions. Offload the risks of owning, running and managing a transportation network with this comprehensive guide to a dedicated solution.

The Resiliency Challenge: Constructing the Agile Supply Chain for Heavy Industry

Listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

The engineering and manufacturing (E&M) industry's supply chains are lagging up to 10 years behind other industries, having been slower to respond to changes in global industry. Those that delay in responding are risking critical damage to their market share from new and more innovative competitors and, ultimately, jeopardizing their bottom lines. This new whitepaper identifies the challenges and opportunities facing the E&M sector globally, and argues that E&M businesses must dramatically reevaluate their approach to supply chain management and effectively respond to their industry’s driving trends in order to remain competitive in today’s volatile business environment.

Navigating the New Normal

Listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

Many leaders in the supply chain sector are now seriously considering how workforce management strategy can help them best navigate through the latest labor challenges and customer demands. A new, free eBook from Kronos quickly and concisely analyzes how to avoid the major workforce management issues confronting you, and gives crucial insight into how you can uncover additional labor capacity, drive down costs, and be more responsive to increased customer demands.

Customized Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate

Listed in: Logistics IT

From straightforward pallet wrapper applications to complex and robust distribution systems, automation has a foothold in the competitive, modern manufacturing environment. Through applications that integrate seamlessly into your enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom programs that make production faster, easier, and more accurate. But once the project for automation has been identified, where do you turn to get the program started? You have two options: Team up with your ERP vendor or develop it on your own. This new whitepaper discusses the benefits of each option, and offers success stories from manufacturers facing common shop floor challenges.

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