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IoT could cut grocery supply chain costs

The Internet of Things has a key role to play in helping food and grocery companies improve their understanding of customers and reducing supply chain costs, research by the IGD suggests.

Oracle expands functionality of SCM Cloud

Oracle has expanded its Supply Chain Management Cloud application to provide a range on new functions including supplier collaboration, quality management, maintenance, sales and operations planning, demand management, and supply planning, as well as expansions across existing solutions.

Technology chief for ByBox

ByBox, the software and supply chain specialist, has appointed Simon Fahie managing director, global technology.

Blockchain awareness on the increase

A study of blockchain use in the supply chain has found that one-third of respondents are already implementing the technology, while another quarter indicated they are knowledgeable about it.

Li & Fung sets out plan for supply chain of the future

Li & Fung, the Hong Kong-based supplier of supply chain services, has set out its vision of the supply chain of the future focusing on speed, innovation and digitalisation to help brands and retailers navigate the digital economy.

Ionics to roll out Indigo WMS

Philippines based technology company Ionics EMS has chosen Indigo’s WMS software. Ionics is the first customer for Indigo Asia Pacific – Indigo’s subsidiary serving the region, which was launched last year.

Ford chooses WMS for Europe

Ford is deploying Infor SCE, the cloud-based warehouse management system, in seven European countries to automate the process of transferring goods at its ten cross-docking centres.

Time for a chat?

How are you getting along with Siri? Or Cortana? Or Alexa? Voice controlled digital assistants seem to be all the rage…

Network Design and Optimisation: Maze mastery

A supply chain network can turn into a maze without a proper Understanding of its true objectives. Malory Davies looks at the key factors in ensuring the success of a design and optimisation project.

Freightos acquires WebCargoNet

Online freight marketplace Freightos has acquired WebCargoNet, the air cargo rate management provider to create one of the world’s largest database of air, ocean, and land freight rates.

Seko launches SaaS division

Seko Logistics has chosen Michael Christensen to lead a new division as president SaaS & CPO international supply chain solutions.

Rapid growth for fleet management systems

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 5.3 million in Q4-2015, according to a study by the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

Indigo launches in Asia Pacific

Indigo, the warehouse management software company, has opened a new, wholly owned subsidiary in the Asia Pacific region. It will be based in Hong Kong and headed up by regional managing director Mike Hill.

Chain of complexity

CAN the WMS cope with picking goods in-store – or would the EPOS system be more appropriate – or something else entirely? The world of supply chain execution is becoming more complex. Malory Davies investigates.

Bang & Olufsen chooses Zyme CDM solution

Bang & Olufsen (B&O) PLAY, a subsidiary of consumer electronics company B&O, has chosen channel data management company Zyme for its cloud-based solution globally.

Mercareon platform for Tesco

Tesco has changed the inbound goods processes used at its distribution centres in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and implemented Mercareon, a SaaS platform for time slot management at retail warehouses and distribution centres.

Returns facility for ViewPort

James and James has added a return merchandise authorisation (RMA) facility to its ViewPort fulfilment software.

The last days of the spreadsheet

In a dynamic business environment where complexity rules, advanced planning systems are fast becoming ‘must have’ tools of the supply chain. Are the days of the spreadsheet numbered? By Nick Allen.

Network strategies

Companies are increasingly taking a strategic approach to supply chain execution systems – but there are still those that are missing out because they have failed to invest. Malory Davies investigates.

Cloud drives business collaboration – EIU report

Cloud technology can be planned, structured and implemented to help drive innovation and growth, according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, which looks at how six companies, both large and small, are using the technology.

Tudespensa picks Knapp for DC automation

Spanish online grocery retailer Tudespensa.com has contracted Knapp to automate its Madrid distribution centre’s picking system, which processes around 1,000 orders per day.

Big data: the big challenge

Big data analysis holds out the promise of big improvements in supply chain performance. But, asks Malory Davies, is your organisation ready to take on the challenge?

E2open network expands

International brands Fabricators International, Intersil and McCormick & Company, have joined the E2open Business Network.

Shadow IT: unleashing creativity or creating chaos?

In most of the organisations that I have worked in, the IT department has maintained an iron grip on the IT systems used in the business. There are good reasons of course, legality, security, the ability to provide support, and integration of systems across the organisation. But, the world is changing with the development of […]

Kewill acquires IBM Sterling TMS

Kewill has acquired IBM Sterling Transport Management System, which it will roll up into its Kewill MOVE multimodal transport management platform.

Zodiac picks DynaSys for planning

Zodiac Poolcare has chosen DynaSys to optimise sales forecasts, distribution planning and finite capacity planning including sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes. “We have gone from regional management based on product lines to a global and centralized system of resource management,” said Nicolas Goineau, Zodiac Poolcare’s vice president of supply chain EMEA. “This represents a […]

Fourth quarter launch for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

Microsoft is launching Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 in the fourth quarter of 2014. There will also be updates to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing services. It said the new release is designed to address on-going needs for businesses to collaborate among different divisions and groups to take advantage of opportunities and to […]

Oracle puts transport and trade management in the cloud

Oracle has launched cloud-based version of its Transport Management and Global Trade Management applications. Derek Gittoes, vice president, value chain execution product strategy at Oracle, said the move reflected the demand for cloud-based versions of these applications. Demand was coming from companies of all sizes, he said. He highlighted the fact that the cloud versions […]

Dell reinvents supply chain to meet new tech demands

Computer giant Dell has been reorganising its global supply chain to meet changing market requirements, Gearoid O'Donoghue, director in Dell’s global procurement organisation, told delegates at the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference

200 industry leaders head to LSC

200 supply chain leaders have now registered to attend this year's Logistics and Supply Chain Conference, which is taking place from 2-3 April at London's ETC Dexter House

More magical than a crystal ball

Unfortunately we cannot all look into a crystal ball and see into the future, some of us have to rely on predictions, and when these predictions are incorrect, it is not always a big deal, unless you work in supply chain

Go large

The concept of big data is becoming increasingly important in the supply chain as organisations seek to make use of the massive amounts of data coming their way from customers. How will ERP systems cope, asks Malory Davies

Software house launches supply chain division

Software company Access Group has set up a Supply Chain Solutions division to expand its business in manufacturing, warehouse management, wholesale and logistics sectors

Integrating the options

As retail channels proliferate and customers expect instant and accurate information about orders and availability, supply chain systems have moved into pole position enabling many of tomorrow’s ‘must-have’ attributes

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