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Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was the inaugural supply chain event for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Checkout the presentation posted on slideshare. ).

LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing


The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains


Less than three months remain for the British government and the European Union to negotiate on a highly complex exit agreement. Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short.

Beyond the Blockchain Hype

Enterra Insights

New technologies are always subject to hype and blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology is no different. Matthew Lieberman ( @MBLieberman ), an Advisory Marketing Leader at PwC, writes, “I’m going out on a limb and making a prediction: You’ve already heard a lot (maybe too much) about blockchain. But even if you understand all the benefits this technology offers, you, like many C-suite executives I know, may be skeptical about blockchain. To be honest, I don’t blame you.”[1]

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How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

The Impact of Trade Tariffs on Supply Chains

Supply Chain Link

The Trump administration announced several rounds of tariffs last spring and as they become formalized, supply chains across the U.S. are feeling the effects.

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[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

The 5 Point Last Minute Black Friday Supply Chain Checklist!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Black Friday is Almost Here! Last Minute Supply Chain Preparation! Black Friday is almost here!

4 Things We Learned this Hurricane Season About How Companies Use Tech to Help Communities

Supply Chain Nation

Hurricane season has rolled through and there’s just a few weeks left. This year’s season included two major storms and eight hurricanes total. So, what can we learn as businesses and bystanders in the aftermath? Here are four ways companies prepare for impact to support their local communities in the eye of the storm: They keep eyes on the cone. It’s not an exact science, but there is an undeniable art to storm preparation.

3 Fundamental Success Criteria for Future Supply Chains

All Things Supply Chain

By nature, supply chain success is largely dependent on the chain’s ability to adapt and evolve within its environment, much like a living organism. However, unlike a living organism, this… Supply Chain Management innovation supply chain supply chain management

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Trump’s China Cold War Yields Hard Look at Global Supply Chains

Material Handling & Logistics

"A new consensus is rising across America," VP Mike Pence declared. More business leaders are thinking beyond the next quarter, and thinking twice before diving into the Chinese market if it means turning over their intellectual property or abetting Beijing's oppression.".

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane


In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. However, this year is different as companies try to get ahead of new tariff implementations in the Transpacific Eastbound (China to U.S.)

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4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selecting Supply Chain Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jason Rosing and Veridian. Check out 10 Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined!

Control Towers for CFOs: Aligning Finance and the Supply Chain in the Extended Enterprise

Supply Chain 24/7

CFOs must balance conflicting demands as they make reinvestment decisions that facilitate ethical, sustainable growth while maintaining a disciplined drive for operational efficiency and short-term shareholder value

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.


Vecco International

This webinar is the first in a series that explores insights and approaches to attaining drug supply integrity while addressing the challenges of multi-tier, opaque supply networks and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) regulatory compliance. For biopharmaceutical companies with complex supply chains, the manufacture, packaging, and distribution of drugs is often outsourced and not within direct management control.

Retail Imports Remain Strong Ahead of Tariff Increase

Material Handling & Logistics

“Imports have usually dropped off significantly by this time of year but we’re still seeing numbers that could have set records in the past,” NRF vice president for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.

Supply Chain News on Amid Rapid Growth in New Facilities, Logistics Costs, Worker Availability Driving Location Decisions

Supply Chain Digest

Trade Off Curves Shifting as Transport Costs Continue to Rise

Blockchain: The Next Great Leap in Supply Chain Transparency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic). Blog post provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

The Growth of Inventory Management


Inventory management originated even before the Industrial Revolution and has certainly evolved with time and expertise to become what it is today. The need for inventory management has always existed where trading was a livelihood and the stock management was imperative to protect one’s resources. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a boom in trade where mass production was required which, of course, placed more pressure on crude inventory management techniques and so new systems emerged.

Smart Logistics Data: The intelligent supply chain


Smart Logistics Data enables a change of perspective to look ahead instead of backwards A supply chain has to be agile, robust and resilient. Capable of anticipating potential risks and responding in advance, detecting problems early on and flexibly circumventing them. All this requires the intelligent use of data. But how can we really make data “smart”?

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How High Driver Turnover in Less Than Truckload Carriers Impacts Shippers’ Freight Spend


Overall, truckload fleets have seen turnover rates jump to 98 percent, and while much of the focus of higher turnover rates revolves around full truckload, the guarded less-than-truckload fleets are starting to see a shift in turnover as well. Understanding industrywide turnover rates for trucking is essential to reducing freight spend for shippers. High driver turnover in full truckload can have a compounding effect of eliciting higher turnover rates in Less Than Truckload carriers.

Is Your Labeling Integrated with Your Business Applications?


Data should flow from central sources to labeling systems. Labeling Oracle SAP

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Supply Chain News on Just How should we Measure Distribution Center Size

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Amazon CFO Says It May Change the Way it Reports Fulfillment Capacity

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Veridian Solutions

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike. One of the possible ways warehouse managers can improve efficiency is through the implementation of dark warehouses. Let’s take a closer look at dark warehouses and what they mean for the future of warehouse management.

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Veterans Day 2018

Enterra Insights

This year’s Veterans Day celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Katie Mettler ( @kemettler ) reports, “[in 1918,] at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, fighting between the Allied Forces and Germany stopped, putting an end to the bloodshed of World War I per the terms of an armistice agreement signed in France that same day.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.