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Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter?

Supply Chain Shaman

I was sitting with a representative from the United Nations on my way back from Colombia. As we took off from Bogota, we discussed the potential of blockchain to help her with feeding children in the highlands of the Colombian-Venezuelan border.

Why inventory management should be a company-wide conversation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Don’t get caught having your company’s inventory management conversation alone!

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6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System


Being in control of your supply chain and warehouse is essential to your success, and warehouse management systems follow suit. However, you need to do a bit more than just flip the proverbial switch, explains F. Curtis Barry & Company.

How to Benchmark?

Logistics Bureau

Well, I asked Steven Thacker one of our benchmarking management experts, exactly that question! I hope his answers help you. What is Benchmarking? Benchmarking is essentially comparing; comparing one against another.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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4 Tips to Ensure the Upcoming Eclipse Doesn’t Leave Your Supply Chain in the Dark


From hurricanes to cyber-attacks, supply chain managers have to anticipate and manage the impacts of unplanned disruptions. While most disruptions occur without warning, sometimes shippers and logistics providers do have an opportunity to see one coming and plan accordingly.

A Blockchain Model for LCL Operations

Supply Chain @ MIT

In Chinese ports, less than container load (LCL) business processes are complicated and inefficient. As container throughput volumes have risen in line with the growth in international trade and economic development, the need to improve LCL processes has become more urgent.

Move Over RFID: The Promise of Real ‘Supply Chain Visibility’ Has Arrived

Supply Chain 24/7

Despite the hype, it turns out that RFID was only the beginning, the promise of end-to-end supply chain visibility that began years ago with RFID is now being realized through new, predictive tools for accessing and using supply chain data, and it’s giving early adopters an edge

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Why Authenticity is Key to Transformational S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

S&OP has the potential to transform an organisation. S&OP can do more than create a rolling forecast, contribute to improved strategy execution and company performance.

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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.

How to Win in Retail: Be Something Amazon is Not

Supply Chain Nation

In a recent CNBC article, Retailers are finally starting to buck Amazon’s takeover , Jim Cramer highlighted some good points about Amazon and the retail industry. However, there was a point that I disagree with, which was how the only way retailers can beat Amazon is to become more like Amazon.

The Beginning of NAFTA Renegotiation Talks- Monitor and Be Prepared

Supply Chain Matters

With the formal start of re-negotiations concerning the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), many industry supply chain teams should be monitoring developments and conducting ongoing analytical analysis and management education. There is a very narrow window for negotiators to come to a broad consensus of agreement.

5 Benefits a 3PL Can Offer Smaller Businesses

PLS Logistics

Are you a small business owner? Then you know that sometimes you can be overwhelmed with all the orders and the urgent need to meet all the delivery requirements, whether it’s the material needed for production or a final delivery to your customer.

A Replenishment Story – Turning Stock Warriors into Stock Analysts

RELEX Solutions

When I first began working in a retail superstore as a teenager, I often clocked out at 10pm; just as the nightshift was deployed. Deployed” being the right word. An army unit of stockers would gather as the night replenishment managers drilled them – “Joe – Pet Food”, “Mary – Frozen”, etc.

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.

Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?


After unsuccessful dialogue with China in April, the U.S. government began working on a proposition in June to impose tariffs and fines on foreign-sourced steel , suggesting that all pipelines operating on American soil use only American-sourced steel.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

DAT Solutions

We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. An 8% drop in load posts on DAT load boards last week pushed load-to-truck ratios down, and average rates also declined a few cents per mile for all equipment types.

Where Is Your Company on the S&OP Maturity Curve?

Supply Chain Nation

Ask several companies about the focus of their sales and operations planning (S&OP) meetings, and you’ll likely receive very different responses, depending on a company’s S&OP maturity level. Some view it as a purely demand planning, sales planning or a consensus planning process, whereas others view it as a process of matching demand and supply. Very few think of S&OP as an integrated business planning process that can drive gains in revenue, margin and operating performance.

Optimization Puzzle: Who’s Guilty? Dormouse, March Hare or Mad Hatter?


In my role as the Director of Analytics, I enjoy working with the Arkieva team and our clients, in building optimization models which help organizations make intelligent decisions with regards to meeting demand, capacity allocation, inventory levels, factory schedules, forecasting, and cancer research. These models are built using a variety of mathematical methods including Boolean […] Optimization Puzzle: Who’s Guilty? Dormouse, March Hare or Mad Hatter?

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

The Logistics Destination of Southern California

Supply Chain Link

As the sixth largest economy in the world 1 and the largest gateway for international trade and domestic commerce in the United States 2 , California continues to provide an ideal location for logistics solutions such as ocean transportation and distribution.

A Look at your Food and Beverage Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7

How some of the world's biggest names in food production take control of their supply chains—and transform their business

Forklift Safety Tips: Top 20 Tips Part 2 (11 thru 20)


Editor's Note: Today's blog is a continuation of yesterday's blog where Mikeala Della from Atlantic Training shows us the top 20 Forklift Safety Tips. Here's the last 10 Forklift Safety Tips. Keep Clear of the Mast. To start the list of forklift safety tips, let's start with the obvious: .

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready


Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio. Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. But intermodal service can add efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings to a supply chain in many different market conditions.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Find Out What Your Customers Really Want


Research shows consumers value companies that prioritize customer service, transparency, and providing excellent products. Those first two items are easy enough to guarantee, but how do we continuously meet that final requirement?

Logistics Site Location: Scranton Could Be Lowest-Cost Option

Consumer Goods Logistics

When considering a site location for your company, for manufacturing or distribution, operating costs are a huge part of that decision. A recent study examined the costs to operate a large food and beverage processing center in 11 different locations and found that the Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA metro area has the lowest operating costs of all. Supply Chain Challenges Warehouse Operations

Last-Mile Supply Chain Mastery: Is Your ERP Really Up for the Job?

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper details how 3pls, contract packagers, and corrugators are transforming last-mile logistics with specialist software-as-a-service applications

Five Strategies to Maximize the Value of Freight Market Intelligence in the Face of Tightening Trucking Capacity


By Matt Harding | Vice President, Freight Market Intelligence Consortium | Chainalytics It is no secret that trucking markets are exhibiting a much different spot rate profile than this time last year.

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.

7 Email Marketing Tips for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies


Editor's Note: As a transportation management solutions company, Cerasis aids manufacturing companies in streamlining logistics & transportation in order to gain efficiency and reduce costs. Like logistics, marketing has many channels and considerations in order to be effective.

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3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

When I first published this post, it was called “3 Things You Need to Know about Your Supply Chain.” ” However, I recently realised that I was omitting a fourth key factor that can contribute to supply chain glitches and gremlins.

Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

Today, much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. That hasn’t happened for nearly 100 years. Because … Continued. The post Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

Supply Chain 24/7

Technology research firm Gartner, Inc. recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins

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.