Fri.Aug 16, 2019

The Official Planning System of Record, Differentiation, and Innovation

Vanguard Software

Supply chain performance relies on forward-thinking SCP and business forecasting, a coveted place where executives can solve for future problems – today. Supply Chain Demand Planning Demand Sensing MEIO Sales & Operations Planning

What is the Future of eCommerce in Asia?

TradeGecko

The place where six in ten people call home. And the region of choice for many retail businesses looking to expand into new markets

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ICE Raids Should Be Employers’ Wake-Up Call

Material Handling & Logistics

The current crackdown is only an extension of what the agency has been doing for quite a while

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As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Cerasis

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 16, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“Papi, why don’t you have a six pack,” my oldest daughter asked me last week while we were on vacation. I had just returned from a 72-mile bike ride and had taken my jersey off. What do you mean?” I replied. Well, you cycle so much, for so many hours, I’m just wondering why you.

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2019

Material Handling & Logistics

Our annual look at how the best companies excel at managing their global supply chains

5 Ways Ecommerce Stores Can Earn the Loyalty of Generation Z Shoppers

ShipBob

Generation Z consists of people born from the mid-90s to mid-2000s, meaning that over the last few years the generation has been leaving college and entering the workforce. They are the first generation to have grown up in a world of smartphones, internet and online shopping.

Let’s Talk About Delivery In Full and On Time

Unleashed

If you’re involved in the manufacturing or distribution business, you’ll know how important it is to deliver to your customers on time. When a product lands into a customer’s hands on time, this leads to greater customer satisfaction. On the other hand, if a product is late, a customer can become disgruntled and brand loyalty can diminish. When it comes to late delivery, a fundamental reason why products are late is because of poor supplier performance.

Time for Supply Chain Ecosystem Resource Planning

Supply Chain Digest

Guest First Thoughts Columnist Rich Sherman Says Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies are Turning Up the Heat

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

How to spot good loads in bad markets

DAT Solutions

I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. This means I use lots of tools to know where the most demand is for the trailer I pull. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on an Interesting Look at Truckload Capacity

Supply Chain Digest

Capacity has been Heading Up in 2018, Meaning Carriers are Somehow Finding Drivers

Revenues retreat for freight brokers in Q2 compared to 2018

DAT Solutions

During the second quarter of 2019, freight brokers enjoyed their highest margins in two years. That extra margin helped offset a decline in load counts and revenues, compared to Q2 2018. Best Practices and Benchmarks

A European Perspective on Parcel Lockers

Logistics Trends and Insights

LTI is very pleased to feature a fascinating Q & A discussion on parcel lockers between our own Dean Maciuba and one of Europe’s foremost experts on the subject, Marek Rozycki. Enjoy the content and feel free to chime in with your own opinion.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

7 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Kuebix

Schools will be back in session in a few short weeks, and for some, classes have already started!

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The Sensory Pleasures of Food

Enterra Insights

More often than not, discussions about food focus on how things taste. A lot of people use the terms “taste” and “flavor” interchangeably — and that is unlikely to change; however, tastes have a biologic basis. The current scientific inquiry is into whether humans have the ability to identify five or six specific categories of taste. Scientists first believed there were only four tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. Then they determined there was a fifth taste: umami, which is a savory taste.

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Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks.

UPS Drops Holiday Residential Surcharges

Intelligent Audit

UPS has announced what can be seen as a monumental change to their holiday pricing: No residential surcharges will be applied during the 2019 holiday shopping season. except when contractually required).

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.

Enterprise AI Offers Solutions to Steel Industry Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

With advances in technology driven by artificial intelligence and the creation of data lakes, organizations are coming to recognize their value to industrial production

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FLEXE Hub: Does sustainability sell?

FLEXE

A roundup of the latest news on logistics, retail, and industry trends

Santos Australia Surplus Inventory Auction August 26 – August 29

Requis

Santos is one of Australia’s largest natural gas producers, and Requis is proud to host an auction of their surplus and used assets. Over 3,000 individual assets are up for bidding – over 300,000 kg – including OCTG, over 13,000m of assorted cable, completion and drilling tools, subsea and wellhead equipment, seals and gaskets, and miscellaneous hardware. Auction Details. Asset conditions: surplus new and used – check individual asset details for specifics.

Dynamic Pricing Strategy: The Good and the Bad

Unleashed

Product pricing strategy is a crucial aspect of a business that directly affects inventory, sales and profitability. If a business sets prices too high, customers might choose to buy your competitors products, while low prices may lead to other implications including less revenue. A dynamic pricing strategy is a type of price discrimination that tries to find the optimum price point at any time.

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.

Tidbit from Russ Aborn - The Sunset of the ICC

Aborn and Co.

In part one of the "sunsetting" on the Interstate Commerce Commission, Russ explains the modus operandi of the ICC prior to 1980

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