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Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Every day it seems as if one company or another is touting they’ve just released the next big thing—that new device that will change your life.

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

Summer is ending. 2018 is right around the corner. Is it time to start to plan the new year? Forge a strategy? Engage employees? At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking.


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A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red wagon.” ” The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future.

Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations?

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

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How Five Digital Experts at Top Logistics Providers Are Preparing For The Future


How Five Digital Experts at Top Logistics Providers Are Preparing For The Future. By Eytan Buchman, VP Marketing, Freightos. I’ve been writing about freight digitization for years.

A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

Talking Logistics

No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations. And I like to think of it in cooking terms.

The 2017 State of Logistics Report: Uncertainty, Unsustainabiltiy Usurp Logistics  


It is that time of year again. The 28th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) 2017 State of Logistics Report, published by A.T. Kearney , is out.

5 key trends affecting the Consumer Package Goods industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha In my recent conversations with the CPG industry executives, regardless of the company, there are several common themes and trends that bubble up. These trends make the business conditions more challenging, and some may say exciting. I will review some of these in this blog.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Digitalization Boosts Demand for Supply Chain Software

Material Handling & Logistics

The market for supply chain software has risen to $13 billion, thanks in part to a rising demand for agility. read more. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation News

Building an Interesting Workforce

Supply Chain Nation

Talking about workforce diversity – or a lack of it – can be tricky stuff. It makes some people squirm. Others feel like they need to “take a side” or mask how they really feel for fear of offending someone. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, and have decided that maybe it’s the word diversity that’s the problem. Instead of talking about creating a more diverse workforce, maybe we should be talking about creating a more interesting one (and no, I’m not saying you’re boring!).

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What Defines a Successful TMS Implementation?

Talking Logistics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have been around for a long time, but not all implementations go smoothly or deliver the expected results. What are some of the keys to a successful TMS implementation?

Most popular items on Supply Chain Movement – first 6 months 2017

Supply Chain Movement

In Case You Missed It. A recap of the most popular articles on in 2017 so far. By far the most read article on Supply Chain Movement is Carlos Cordon’s blog: Supply Chain 4.0: Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules. In an amazing twist, technology is rendering the old fundamentals of supply chain management obsolete. In Russia, Adidas increased sales in Moscow by double digits in 24 hours, thanks to a supply chain initiative.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

Everything you Thought about Pool Distribution is Wrong


Pool distribution – routing freight through pool points – isn’t new. But it’s rarely cost effective. Determining which pool points make the most sense based on the mix of freight is extremely complex, and one small change to an order can suddenly make your entire plan go out the window.

Federal Maritime Commission Pushing Further on Improving Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

The FMC project aims to provide the U.S. ocean transportation supply system with accurate, actionable information delivered in a reliable and timely way. read more. Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News

JDA TV – Returns: The Looming Margin Eroder for Multi-Channel Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

In this JDA TV video, Steve Davis, Vice President of Consulting Services at JDA, and Vinay Sharma, Product Director for JDA’s Product Management Group, discuss how retailers can transform returns into a profitable policy. Steve and Vinay also make recommendations on how retailers can manage their returns policies. For more interesting, educational, and insightful videos, browse through the JDA TV library. Retail Supply Chain JDA TV

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MGI Research Recognizes RELEX Solutions’ Momentum and Commitment to 100% Customer Referenceability

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. MGI 360™ Ratings report for the Core SCM market places RELEX above peers in product, strategy and financial health. RELEX Solutions announced today that it achieved a top ranking in the MGI 360 Rating report for the Core SCM market. MGI Research’s outlook on RELEX is POSITIVE. The firm scored RELEX above its peer group in product, strategy and financial health.

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Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

2-Year ELD Delay Proposed in Congress

DAT Solutions

Truckers will have until 2019 to install electronic logging devices (ELD) if newly proposed legislation becomes law. The ELD Extension Act was submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by Rep. Brian Babin (R, Texas) who announced the bill today. "If

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Much More than Money Can Go Up in Smoke When Industrial Fires Blaze


This is the second of a multi-part series on factory fire risk in the supply chain. In these articles, we will examine the causes, costs (dollars and human), consequences and potential mitigation and response strategies when a fire impacts a node of the global supply network

The State of Retail and Vendor Supply Chain Relations 2017 Survey

Supply Chain Digest

SCDigest Launches Second Biannnual Benchmark Study

What is Blockchain Technology Worth to Your Supply Chain?


With the advent of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm. The use of digital assets as an alternative to conventional currencies has garnered praise and recognition for its secure and speedy protocols. While the infrastructural flexibility of crypto currencies is yet to stand the test of time, block chains, the underlying technology for crypto currencies is truly a revolutionary step in the field of technology.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Podcast Episode 46: How to Successfully Move Your Warehousing into the Future w/ John Joe from SecureSkids


ICECORP is excited to share Episode 46 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast! Warehousing and Distribution

Van Rates Slip, as Post-Holiday Urgency Subsides

DAT Solutions

While volume increased last week on the top 100 lanes, rates started to move down by the end of last week. The July 4th holiday weekend was followed by big retail sales events, but the urgency finally gave way to a more typical summer pattern of declining volume and rates in July.

Drive Digest: Understanding the BASICs of Safety

Supply Chain Link

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides guidance and regulations for the more than 5 million trucks and buses on the roads in the United States. The FMCSA places safety as a top priority for carriers to ensure the smooth travel for truck drivers and motorists alike.

How Slotting Optimization Software Increases Labor Efficiency & Lowers Operating Costs


In 2016, finding qualified workers, like pickers, was among the top concerns of 41 percent of warehouse managers, reports Roberto Michel of Modern Materials Handling magazine.

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.

10M Pounds in Annual Savings Discovered from Sludge Optimization Solution

River Logic

Thames Water is a British utility tasked with managing water and wastewater services to more than 15 million customers located in the catchment area of the Thames River. This includes Greater London and the cities of Oxford, Swindon and Crawley. The utility operates 350 sewage works, 32 sludge treatment centers and supplies nearly a billion gallons of drinking water daily. Case Studies Sludge Utilities

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Companies Must Get Better at Monitoring Ethics in their Supply Chains

Material Handling & Logistics

"Child labor, hazardous working conditions, excessive working hours and poor wages plague many workplaces in the developing world, creating embarrassment for the global companies that source from these factories and farms," explains Richard M Locke of Brown University in a new report. read more.

Analyst Develops Barometer to Assess Freight Capacity and Demand

DAT Solutions

Broughton Capital, LLC, an independent financial research firm, has developed a set of tools for the truckload industry called "DAT Freight Barometers."

Which Carriers Should You Use?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Trucking companies are rated on a general scorecard, which allows them to benchmark, and gives shippers some guidance on performance levels when developing their routing guides.

Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.