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SCLA – Transportation Innovation, Customer Experience and Growth

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A couple of weeks ago SCLA (Supply Chain Leaders in Action) held its annual conference in Fort Meyers, Florida. The event brings together thought leaders from a spectrum of companies including shippers, road carriers, rail carriers, ports, 3PLs, and software providers.

Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization

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Supply chain optimization software can help identify missed opportunities Optimization technologies are powerful tools for improving supply chain performance; however, most companies leave lots of money on the table when they deploy them.

Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management Solution?

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Adrian Gonzalez , industry expert and host of an online video talk show and blog Talking Logistics, connects with Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes for insights from benchmarking studies Descartes conducted about getting the most value from transportation management systems. Overview: Whether you run a fleet or purchase transportation, the value of transportation management extends well beyond the transportation department.

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

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Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Deploying Effective Inbound Supply Chain Visibility

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In the inbound supply chain, effective collaboration is a must to speed the physical movement of goods, and the flow of information. Lack of real-time visibility may result in higher stock levels, longer cycle time, delayed border crossings, and more.

5 Ways to Justify a Real-time Visibility Initiative

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Visibility has long been a priority for supply chains, but the challenge has been to translate visibility initiatives into tangible business benefits that go beyond the transportation team.

Why Freight Visibility Network Scale Matters

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As logistics service providers (LSPs) and shippers embrace real-time freight visibility to drive more agility in their supply chains, I often get asked the question How many carriers are in your network? Alternatively, the question might be Which of our carriers are in your network

Reducing the Risk of Supply Chain Disruptions

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Join us for a Web Seminar on October 25 at 2 pm ET Mark Segner is Vice President, Global Sales Datamyne at Descartes Today's supply chains include more trading partners, touch more systems, and see goods changing hands more rapidly than ever before.

Hot Sessions to Check Out at CSCMP Edge in Nashville

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Every year, over 3000 industry experts gather for CSCMP’s annual conference to share best practices and learn new trends that are impacting the industry. Participants come from a diverse group industry practitioners, executives, and universities in a forum that is focused on education and networking.

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.

Real Time Freight Visibility and Why Dupre Chose Descartes MacroPoint

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Louisiana-based Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage.

Ecommerce Recap: Customer Experience & Innovations

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In the Ecommerce Track sessions at Descartes Evolution 2019, we discussed how retailers and 3PLs Transform the Customer Experience. Both can enhance their end customers' experience by leveraging Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. Highlights included the growing importance of real-time connectivity to business partners and sales channels, the increasing need for cost effective and service-oriented warehouse and fulfillment, as well as shipping and home delivery capabilities.

The eAWB Continues to Drive Change in the Air Cargo Industry

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Carriers are continuing to require digital data instead of paper in the air cargo supply chain. One recent highlight is Lufthansa’s introduction of a per paper air waybill fee for applicable tradelanes.

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Supply Chain Risks and How to Overcome Them

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The changes in business models in the past years have been huge. Start-ups are able to compete with global multi-national companies – thanks to the cloud. However, it is not all good when you abandon the old brick-and-mortar infrastructure.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Descartes’ Second Annual Ecommerce Supply Chain & Logistics Benchmark Survey

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Descartes is pleased to announce the launch of our Second Annual E-commerce Supply Chain & Logistics Benchmark Survey. The goal of the study is to tap businesses insight on the issues, strategies, and tactics that matter most in this dynamic industry

New Tech Protects the Health of Oil and Gas Industry Workers

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Our oil and gas industry workers need protection from lung fibrosis caused by recurrent inhalation of sand particles.

Supply Chain Management Solutions and the Challenges They Resolve

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Many supply chain companies understand the importance of supply chain management solutions, but they do not have the funds to invest on the top players. Some are not sure if the benefits will give value to their money, too.

Why Should Businesses Embrace Paperless Supply Chain

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Paperless supply chain was once a fantasy in the world of business. While it may sound impossible decades ago, this did not stop operators from finding ways to make business operations more efficient.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Blockchain Revolution: Can It Solve Security Problems?

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There has been a great discussion about the potential of the blockchain as a distributed ledger and as a secure solution for small and large business transactions.

Is Collaborative Commerce Part of Your Business’ Future?

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Is c-commerce already a part of your business? It should be because it provides you with innovative ways to work with your business partners together. It makes your communication efforts faster and easier.

The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017

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In this changing industry, you need to address the slowing and outdated processes in order to survive and compete against your competitors. That’s why you need to adopt and refine trends in warehouse inventory management.

Taking Advantage of Collaborative Commerce through a Collaboration Network

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The world has become so competitive that businesses have become dependent on their suppliers, customers, and other external partners. This increases the need for you to embrace Collaborative Commerce rather than escape the trend.

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.

GS1 Registry: Achieving Food Security with Sustainable Farming Standards

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The leading global organization that develops and maintains the most widely-used standards system in the world helps address the issues concerning food security by sharing its own standards.

Why Do We Need a Standard API Language for Data Formatting?

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With the astounding success of social media, it is a curiosity that it still has not paved the way for digital supply chain. If you think about it, the number of Smartphone users has increased over the years.

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How Brexit Affects Cloud-based EDI Solutions Vendors

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The Brexit, an abbreviation for British Exit, refers to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. A referendum – a vote in which citizens take part – was held on June 23, 2016 to decide whether UK should leave the European Union.

4 Common Supply Chain Pitfalls and How to Prevent Them

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The role of the supply chain in an enterprise’s operations are changing. Businesses continue to create value for their customers by providing fast delivery right to their doorsteps and optimizing websites for more convenient mobile experience.

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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.

Blockchain: Disrupting the Supply Chain Industry

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How could blockchain change the everyday experience of purchasing, cooking and serving dinner? Think about this. Every ingredient of your dinner has a history. Blockchain allows you to see where these ingredients come from, how they were produced, and who handles them.

Applying the Blockchains to the Supply Chain

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Blockchains are known to be the marvel behind the Bitcoin, but other industries also benefit from this revolutionary technology. Companies that are looking to improve efficiency have found a way to solve the supply chain issues using this technology.

How to Select the Best EDI Solutions for Your Business

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Many companies strive to remain lean and reduce costs. They need to collect data and communicate information in real-time to match the supply and demand efficiently. This is where EDI solutions are proving their worth.

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How Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Minimizes Costs

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Many companies struggle with supply chain inventory optimization. They need to overcome distributed data and inventory, navigate complex networks of locations, and manage configurations of thousands of parts.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.