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Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success

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Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation.

Automation in the Supply Chain and Its Impact on Scalability

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Automation is coming of age in the supply chain. Where supply chain leaders once viewed automation capabilities as science fiction fantasy, automation’s real-world applications are becoming evident.

Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

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The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. Customers now have access to anything their hearts desire, and inventory management has become a new animal.

The Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management

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Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. Shareholders want to increase profitability. Customers wish for better customer service. Amazon wants to take over the world.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

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Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

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Amazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And what’s not to love? From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon.

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

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The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

Using Technology to Improve Inventory Management

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Using technology in the warehouse is one of the most effective ways to improve inventory management and reduce returns. Since returns represent a significant cost to companies, it is imperative for retailers to take steps to improve inventory management and manage returns.

Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last

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The decision to bring new technology into your existing warehouse operation should not be taken lightly. Modern technology enables a whole new level of collaboration , efficiency and better operations.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Truckload Carriers: How to Find Them with these 12 Tips

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Keeping the workforce happy has always been a critical concern for business owners and supply chain leaders. In this context, finding and securing the right carriers forms a significant portion of managing truckload carriers.

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Why Supply Chain Transparency Results in Big Business Benefits

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Gone are the days when shoppers are left in the dark about the origins of the products they buy. Supply chain transparency is a major competitive advantage at a time when consumers are savvier and more concerned about the provenance of their favorite products.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

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Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

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It is easy to make analytics the cornerstone of warehouse and distribution center management. While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Inventory Management Mistakes: What Supply Chain Leaders and Managers Need to Know

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Inventory management mistakes constitute a significant cost contributor in today’s supply chains. According to Rod Daugherty of Manufacturing.net, the costliest problem is due in large part to poor inventory visibility and planning.

Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

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Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities.

Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient

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It’s clear — and has been for a while — that big data and advanced analytics technologies are transforming a lot of day-to-day operations. In entertainment, it can suggest new movies and content.

Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

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All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Why Final Mile Collaboration Yields Better Results

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As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, consumers’ expectations for faster fulfillment continue to grow, and millennials specifically are willing to pay up to 30% more to get products faster. Unfortunately, this demands a seamless, efficient supply chain process.

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Business Scalability

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There will always be opportunities for improvement within the supply chain. The best-laid plans for success require a well-oiled machine, comprised of all systems of record, your workers, truck drivers, and other business to business partners.

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

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Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members.

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You

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The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect

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In 1994, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

LTL Freight Shipments Are on the Rise…And Here’s Why

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Regardless of the current political climate, e-commerce expansion continues, and the global supply chain has grown more interdependent than ever.

Dropshipping in Omnichannel: The Secret Sauce for Success

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Dropshipping is one of the newest e-commerce shipping strategies and the application of dropshipping in omnichannel presents numerous opportunities for today’s shippers. Dropshipping effectively eliminates the burden of maintaining inventory and opens the door to less risk within an organization.

Supply Chain Automation: Key Stages in Supply Chains That Can Benefit

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Even though robotics and AI will never be able to fill in for human logic and expertise, there is a case to be made for supply chain automation thru automated systems.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

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Getting a compatible LED lighting product, such as a power supply, is essential in order to extend the life expectancy and the quality of LED light strips. Unfortunately, the market has now become saturated with sub-par manufacturers and fly-by-night suppliers.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

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Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers. The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences.

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

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Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. In recent months, conversations about how to improve forecasting in the supply chain have focused on a subject: demand sensing.

Technology Must-Haves For Logistics and Supply Chain Businesses in 2020

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Logistics and supply chain businesses have never been in so much need for change and upgrade, as they are now, and this is only because of the growth of e-commerce and other digital delivery businesses.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority

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Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. On the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

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