Fri.Jan 24, 2020

How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is a critical function for CPG suppliers selling into big-box retail locations. Delivering on-time and in-full is essential to success and a metric used by retailers when evaluating partnerships with vendors of all sizes. Despite its importance, many brands, irrespective of sophistication, have encountered issues with consistently meeting these benchmarks. If you have wondered how to improve OTIF and overall supply chain performance, you are not alone.

3 Common Forecasting Myths

Vanguard Software

Our team has run into plenty of misconceptions about forecasting. Advanced Analytics Demand Planning Demand Sensing

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Cargo Theft: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Supply Chain Brain

The situation was simple and understood by all local parties: Shipment must be re-sent, cargo was stolen. While this was apparently a common occurrence in that particular country, the nonchalant attitude toward serious cargo theft raised my eyebrows

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Tips to Reduce Safety Stock With Data and a WMS


Safety stock concerns continue to plague omnichannel supply chains. Omnichannel brought an influx of customers to businesses and led to an increase of products and SKUs shipped in multiple modes, in a myriad of ways. The basic supply chain model has evolved, and in response, supply chain leaders have increased the level of safety More. The post Tips to Reduce Safety Stock With Data and a WMS appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Warehouse Reduce Safety Stock

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Take a critical look at your supply chain network


The post Take a critical look at your supply chain network appeared first on Chainalytics. In The News Network network analysis Network Modeling Network study Supply Chain Network Transport costs

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Apple Procurement Leader Hails from NC State


Today’s WSJ front page shares the important role of one of Apple’s top senior executives who runs much of the procurement and supply chain activity for Apple – Tony Blevins. Mr. Blevins studied industrial engineering at North Carolina State, and grew up near Jefferson, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Early in his career he worked at IBM, and was invited to join Apple by Tim Cook in 2000.

project44 and BluJay Solutions announce new partnership with a focus on visibility

BluJay Solutions

Chicago-based project44 , a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real-time, and BluJay Solutions announce they are partnering up in a move geared towards helping shippers to optimize supply chains across various verticals in North America and Europe.

Adding Muscle To The Delivery Experience: The Bodybuilding Story


Do you have a New Year’s resolution this year? About 60% of people use […]. The post Adding Muscle To The Delivery Experience: The Bodybuilding Story appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Engage Retail Supply Chain

Inspiring Olympics Quotes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes. . The Olympics are a tremendous source of inspiration in many respects. Watching the incredibly talented athletes compete is truly amazing. Whether they win or lose, whether they are favourites or underdogs, or whether they are from your home country or another country, their years of training, commitment, skill and expertise are on full display.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

How to Conquer the Negotiation with Rich Freight Data

Aborn and Co.

There are a ton of rich insights you as a shipper can gain by looking into your data and to help explain what you could be doing, I’ve asked our negotiation expert, Chris Peckham, to join the show. Chris will discuss how he utilizes our data science team at Aborn to conquer the negotiation of freight to the tune of $20 million in cost savings the past year for our clients. . Audio only version. Chris can be reach on. LinkedIn. or via email at. Kyle can be reached on.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

Most people are familiar with predictions about the billions of “things” that will eventually be connected via the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is poised to become a defining trait of the Digital Age. The IoT recently made headlines at the world’s largest electronics showcase.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 24, 2020)

Talking Logistics

“We don’t see many patients like you,” the dentist told me after poking around my teeth and gums. It’s a good thing too, because if all patients were like me, he wouldn’t be in business for very long. 49+ years with no cavities, no eroding gums, no crooked teeth, no anything. The streak continues. (My. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 24, 2020).

This Week in Logistics News (January 18 – 24)

Logistics Viewpoints

Thirty-six years ago, today, on January 24, 1984, Apple Computer placed the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States. This was the first mass-market personal computer that featured a graphical user interface, built-in screen and mouse. Upon its launch, it was bundled with two applications designed to show off its interface: MacWrite and MacPaint. This was the beginning in a long line of computers from Apple. The original Macintosh computers were significantly more […].

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

It’s time we considered Digital Procurement as a strategic investment!


eProcurement has been a decorated term in the procurement industry for quite some time now. And yet, there are organizations that consider this change as an expense. We have spoken, written and emphasized multiple times about the transition from traditional procurement to digital procurement. While we understand that the transition process can get complex, we also think that this change is inevitable. This change is dependent on the requirements pertaining to your organization.

Why Effective Truck Route Planning Must Consider Driver Availability


The post Why Effective Truck Route Planning Must Consider Driver Availability appeared first on Paragon Routing. Operational Routing and Scheduling


Employees – Our Internal Clients!


At Eyvo, we believe that working with new teams is helpful as it aids in the exchange of new ideas backed with different cultures. The cultural diversity defines what an organization is, and how it differs in different cities around the world. Further, it also helps in the overall growth of the individual. The people working for an organization are from diverse cultures and each one of them has something unique to bring to the table.

Indirect Procurement Can Help Overcome Team Challenges


Procurement takes an array of different forms, and each form has a distinct impact on the organization. For example, sourcing materials for manufacturing your products is one form of procurement while sourcing goods and services for internal use is another. Learn about indirect procurement, how to use it effectively and how it can affect your […]. The post Indirect Procurement Can Help Overcome Team Challenges appeared first on ProcurePort Blog

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Reasons why Eyvo is different from other purchasing software providers!


Eyvo takes pride in providing customized software as per every client’s need. We investigate the minute details and make sure that all the requirements are up to the mark. eProcurement needs are unique for every client and we ensure that those needs are looked after with care. How do we make this work? It’s simple. We concentrate on customers to possess a deep understanding of the entire purchase-to-pay (P2P) cycle.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up: 01/17/20 – 01/23/20

All Things Supply Chain

Supply Chain Sustainability dominates The World Economic Forum in Davos The World Economic Forum 2020 brought world and business leaders together in Davos, Switzerland, where the conversations and discussions were… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up supply chain news sustainability weekly wrap-up

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Dec. 17, 2019 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Roger Wells, Milwaukee and Jeff Gilbert, Hallmark, Take Home the Prize with a Great Captions