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When is Now: Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure

Talking Logistics

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” – Hillel the Elder. In October 2011, my oldest daughter Hannah was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you’re not familiar with T1D, it is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the pancreas. Prior to the discovery of insulin in 1921, T1D was a death sentence.

[Video] ProsperWorks & Shopify Data Integration

Virtual Logistics

Have you ever wondered. What does good data integration look like? If you're coming from the point-to-point/plug-and-play integration world - AKA integrations that are boxed products or come as add-ons to applications you already use - you might not know what a customized data integration looks like when it's up, running, and already working hard for you. retail VL OMNI how to partners viewables

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First Class Ready!

Supply Chain Insights

On May 7, 2016 we announced a partnership with CorpU for next-generation supply chain learning. Today our first course, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter, is ready for sale. The development is complete. The other courses, designed as fast sprints, are currently in development. The full course catalog will be complete by the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. How can they shift and drive value?

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

A River Runs Through It is one of my favorite films. The scenes directed by Robert Redford are beautiful. As the story unfolds, a family with many dramatic ups and downs always return to the Blackfoot River to fish. The river becomes the thread that connects their lives. The last scene  shows an old man sitting on the Montana river where he used to fish with his family many years ago. What is it?

The Next Big Thing In Supply Chain Decision Making

What if you could make supply chain decisions based not only on what has occurred or is likely to occur in the future, but through recommendations based on why and how things happen? Prescriptive analytics help you find the best course of action for your specific business objectives and situation. They suggest the optimal way to handle what is likely to happen in the future by factoring in specific scenarios, resources and other inputs. Download the report to learn more

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Tare Weights Under One Roof

More Than Shipping

The Verified Gross Mass (VGM) requirement officially came into effect on July 1st, 2016, which is being enforced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). This rule mandates that shippers must provide VGM for all containers before they are to be loaded onto a vessel or in-gated depending on the policy adapted by the specific port. B.I.C.’s link].

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over. This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. The research starts in April and stretches over many weeks as we analyze the different elements and understand the patterns of each industry. Why do we do it? There is no agreed standard for supply chain excellence. The answer? Background. Winners.

Monetizing Information is More Than Just Selling Your Data

Gartner Blog Network

According to various dictionary definitions, to monetize something is “to convert an asset into or establish something as money or legal tender.” But Investopedia goes on to suggest, “The term monetize

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This Week in Logistics News (July 18-22, 2016)

Talking Logistics

1981: the year that Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, New Order, and R.E.M. all released their first singles. You can say 1981 was the year that New Wave/Alternative music had it’s coming out party, and I’ve been partying along ever since. This past Sunday, I scratched “seeing Duran Duran in concert” off my bucket list. It was an awesome show and I’ve been hungry like the wolf ever since. req’d). req’d).

Boost your Supply Chain Agility- Make your Data Actionable with Prescriptive Analytics

According to a recent Supply Chain Insights Report, while business is changing quickly, supply chain processes are evolving slowly. The average supply chain organization is 15-years old, and one out of three companies state that there is room for improvement in their supply chain.

Why CPG Demand Forecasting Has Hit a Ceiling


Most CPG companies have hit a demand forecasting ceiling. The good ones are breaking through. Consumer package goods (CPG) companies are looking for growth and scouring markets for opportunity. Their product portfolios grow with new product introductions, fresh takes on existing merchandise, and multiplying sales channels. Here are three approaches that have gained traction. Sense Demand.

Demystifying Digital Identity: A Matter of Trust

Supply Chain IT World Canada

The skyrocketing rise in cybercrime indicates that there is much work to be done to secure the digital identity of businesses and their customers. According to the latest Symantec Security Threat Report, the total reported number of stolen or exposed identities jumped 23% to half a billion worldwide during 2015. The first line of defence… Privacy Security data breach TELUS Digital Identity

[Video] Barcode Labeling History: Efficiency Gains


When barcodes first became available to retailers in the U.S., it didn't take long before they were quite popular. The industry was excited about the possibility of increased savings and efficiency. Video Labeling

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Tesla’s Revised Master Plan Provides More Product Engineering and Supply Chain Implications

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk penned a blog posting that essentially updated the master plan for the company that called for a broader product development thrust into hybrid trucks and buses. This places a far broader emphasis on the firm’s supply chain ramp-up challenges, one with the implication that Tesla will, by […].

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

Are you ready? The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. This evolution is called Industry 4.0, and it's happening now.

Seven Supply Chain Lessons from a Former Walmart CEO

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater. Inheriting an organization facing one of the toughest retail environments in history, Mike Duke helped Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and biggest private employer, navigate an intense period of economic, social, and technological change while delivering strong financial results. Get Things Done. Know Your Strengths. Is one product out performing another? Focus on People.

Top 25 Risk Factors for Manufacturing Supply Chains

Supply Chain 24/7

According to a recent report from BDO USA, an accounting and consulting organization, manufacturers' intellectual property, supply chain data and products have become prime targets for cyber criminals

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China joins TIR scheme to boost exports travelling the Silk Road to Europe

The Loadstar

A fast-trucking service between China and Europe will begin next year after the country became the 70th to join the TIR scheme. The move will enable trucks to drive the Silk Road to Europe, through central Asia, without being opened at each border. Trucks will take less than two weeks to arrive, offering a considerably faster service than sea freight – albeit at a higher cost.

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Digital Transformation Requires a Mindset Beyond Marketing

Gartner Blog Network

Executives responsible for leading digital transformation face daunting challenges.  This is especially true in complex business organizations with entrenched cultures and longstanding business models that resist transformation.Many will start


20/20 Vision for Outsourced Manufacturing

Outsourcing manufacturing continues to remain an important topic in the supply chain industry.

FMCG Supply Chains: Searching for the next “big thing” – it’s here!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I had an informal discussion with a small group of FMCG Supply Chain VP/Directors last week. well remember the occasion as it was the day UK had its annual summer but the discussion was memorable for more than that fact. After rushing back to base in the inevitable evening rain with my briefcase as the only shelter I wrote out some notes from the session and they worried me.

Sweet Recognition: Transplace’s Employee Award Programs

Logistically Speaking

By: Jessica Lynch, Director of HR , Transplace. Throughout the month of July, we’ll be sharing our “Sweet 16” anniversary as a company with you here on Logistically Speaking. In this post, I’ll be highlighting some of our internal employee programs and how we award those who have truly gone above and beyond for our customers. Transplace Challenge Coins. Their Stories: Great Employees. Pride Awards.

Are You And Your Company Prepared For A Supply Chain Talent Crisis?

Supply Chain 24/7

Supply chain programs aren’t graduating enough new practitioners to replace those exiting in the workforce, but the talent crisis is about more than demographics: a shift in thinking must also take place at the corporate level and in academia to develop talent that can collaborate in today’s supply chains

Amerijet gets new owner and new CEO as founder bows out

The Loadstar

Amerijet, the Miami-based all-cargo carrier, has a new owner – private equity firm ZS Fund– and its CEO founder is set to be replaced. ZS Fund paid HIG Capital an undisclosed sum for Amerijet, which operates 767Fs and 727Fs to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and South America. Air Loadstar posts News Perishables Amerijet

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Optimizing the Supply Chain with the Use of ERP Software

A summary of ways you can improve supply chain optimization and move things forward for your business.

The secret to MES success: Learn from experience

Manufacturing Transformation

Why do some MES initiatives succeed more than others? What can we learn from the most successful companies? Just as importantly, what can we learn from those companies that have not achieved all their goals? To find answers to these questions, Gartner, a global technology firm, partnered with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) to survey more than 100 MES-user companies.

Flushing Out Plastic Chain Conveyor

Bastian Solutions

As I am watching a product demonstration on plastic chain conveyor, the gentleman next to me turns towards me and states, “I need this conveyor in my house to deliver toilet paper for when I run out. Now that I look back upon it, he was on to something. Read: Flushing Out Plastic Chain Conveyor. The post Flushing Out Plastic Chain Conveyor appeared first on The Material Handling Blog.

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Forget Scripts, Adopt Situational Messaging

Gartner Blog Network

A standard component of most sales training programs, call blitzes, and campaigns is "the script."   The goal is to get everyone on the same page and communicating the same

Verizon Ends Yahoo Survival Fight With $4.8B Deal

Supply Chain 24/7

Verizon Communications today agreed to buy Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion, doubling down on its move into internet content and mobile advertising, the Yahoo acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2017 according to Verizon


Supply Chain Trends in the Digital Age

This research explores the implications of leading trends for supply chain officers.

VL: The Evolution of a Brand - The Reveal

Virtual Logistics

Last week , we took a trip down memory lane. Visually reviewing all of VL's logos since our start back in 1994 , we let our audience in on a little secret: VL is rebranding again! From our logo to our official name change, We're excited to officially introduce. VL Inc.! Keep scrolling for our updated branding infographic and the grand reveal of VL's new logos! VL news marketing


Amazon wins approval for UK drone trials

Air Transport World Online

Online retail and technology firm Amazon has secured permission from the UK CAA to trial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations, or drones, for parcel delivery. read more. Daily News Technology

Combating the Driver Shortage: From the Carrier’s Perspective

Logistics Viewpoints

There is no denying that the trucking industry is in a state of flux right now. Even though demand is rising, the industry as a whole is facing a monumental shortage of qualified drivers. Just how big is that shortage? By the end of 2015, the driver shortage had ballooned past 45,000. Some estimates indicate that the shortage could reach over 150,000 by 2024. That is a scary thought, and one that will certainly drive […]. Transportation

6 Common Supply Chain Disasters You Can Easily Avoid

PLS Logistics

Supply chain mistakes are costly. The smallest error is amplified due to the sheer size of a supply chain. It is crucial for companies to maintain best practices in supply chain management. Most businesses make the same mistakes, which leads to disastrous supply chain performance. Companies that pay little attention to supply chain management see increased operating costs, poor customer service and supply chain disruptions. There are 6 common mistakes that lead to terrible supply chain performance.