Two sessions at CSCMP are worth watching:
Session 1: Meshing Deployment Planning and Execution – Unilever’s Path to Contain Costs. Giovanni Dal Bon, Head of NA logistics for Unilever, will be talking about the benefits of optimized load building. Unilever is one of our customers.
Session 2: Panel Discussion – Data Replicas, Digital Twins, and AI (oh my!): Creating a Prescriptive Warehouse. The panel will discuss the value of using data replicas for data query-ability, digital twins of the warehouse environment to identify constraints, and bottlenecks. Steve Banker even commented about this session – “Prescriptive Warehouse. Nice Phrase”. You will be able to learn from Jake Barr, a retired P&G supply-chain leader, that AutoScheduler really does prescribe what to do and when to do it to be efficient and get stuff out on time – far more than just a nice phrase!
In other news: Higher supply-chain costs and rising theft and other merchandise “shrink” accounted for half the decline in quarterly profit at supermarket chain Kroger.