Tue.Jul 28, 2020

The Internet of Things and the Retail Industry

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Learn more about it now! 15 Min Read. Download for later. From a term that came into use in 2009, the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way in 10 years. You've no doubt heard about it and likely use it on a daily basis if you own a fitness tracker or smart home gadget of any kind.

Reverse Logistics Companies: Using Metrics to Track Performance


The returns supply chain remains difficult to manage. In the age of e-commerce, that complexity only continues to grow. According to Jeff Ladner via Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the maintenance, repair, and operations materials costs comprise up to 15% of total operating costs. And the costs of poor asset information management can surpass 1.5%.read read More.

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Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey


The year 2020 has thrown us all for a loop, and the resulting drastic shifts in demand are motivating companies to accelerate the digital supply chain transformations that for some may have been languishing in early stages. Walmart’s senior vice president of supply chain, product and engineering recently commented that the events of 2020 have “forced us to innovate at a speed that I had not seen before”.¹

Lean without Limits!

DELMIA Quintiq

There are many paths to achieving organization goals. Whether goals are revenue or sustainability, a major contributing ability is operational efficiency; the ability to make continuous improvements towards Lean processes. Making the journey towards being Lean involves using one of most important resources in the world – people! Although machines and material are components in Lean operations, the human element primarily drives improvements within organizations.

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Editor’s Pick: Preparing for Future Disruptions – Using Technology to Strengthen Your Export Compliance Program

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Jackson Wood from Descartes‘ blog discusses 3 key steps to consider to increase the resilience of your export.

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The Parallel Supply Chain … A Twilight Zone Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Defining the New Normal in Supply Chain! What’s Normal Anyways? The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in lockdowns of enormous portions of the global population and its businesses. The unprecedented disruption in these Supply Chains and the economy, along with panic buying (eg. toilet paper ) and extraordinary demand for PPE (Personal Protect Equipment) has brought the subject of a Parallel Supply Chain to the forefront.

Everlane revealed: Transparency is a journey that’s as much about inside as out


Exposed this week in the New York Times for transparency ambitions that don’t match up with company reality, Everlane are becoming an example of what happens when you don’t follow a robust roadmap for transparency, but treat it as a stand-alone marketing strategy. Here our CEO & Founder, Jessi Baker, shares her take on what went wrong and tips for brands looking to not make the same mistakes. Transparency is core to the future of your brand, it’s not just a marketing initiative.

Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains


Food and beverage companies produce and distribute essential products every day. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in food shoppers buying supplies for a longer period of time (ex. shopping for 2 weeks at a time instead of 1) and purchasing products such as toilet paper, paper towels and disinfectant wipes in bulk. Practicing new skills […]. The post Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix.

The top 3PL companies in Minnesota


What is 3PL ? Third-party logistics companies simplify the supply chain system for suppliers and sellers. With a 3PL firm handling tasks such as transportation, storage and transportation, eCommerce sellers can concentrate on sales, marketing and customer experience. 3plcompanies

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.

The rise of Automation and Robotics in long-term practices

Prophetic Technology

Current-disruptive events are transforming the global environment; we are facing mass unemployment and economic crisis. Now are the times to see machines taking over our Supply Chain (SC) processes and workforce, through the use of new automation tools that assure efficient-speed responses. supply chain artificial intelligence robotics

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The top 7 3PL companies in New Jersey


Third-party logistics or 3PL companies allow eCommerce businesses to outsource logistics services such as warehouse management, delivery and order fulfillment. This frees up your time to focus on growing your business. Additionally, 3PL companies provide logistics services related to the supply chain. Typically, this includes transportation, picking and packing, packaging and freight forwarding. 3plcompanies

Why IoT and Quality Will Be Critical to Medical Device Development

Arena Solutions

Around the world, medical professionals risked their health to provide care for COVID-19 patients. Social distancing became a key measure to keep healthcare workers and their patients safe. Telehealth and remote care increased and became a more accepted practice. The caveat being that most medical devices do not allow for remote access to gather needed data or to make care adjustments.

Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey

In the Supply Chain

By Bobby Miller (pictured). Senior Director of Customer Success, ToolsGroup. The post Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Supply Chain Strategy: Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

Freight Center

From weather-related disasters to cyber-attacks to pandemics, there are many types of disruptions and challenges your business could face at any moment. While it is hard to plan for all possible scenarios, one thing we have learned from recent events is that it is extremely important to have plans and a strategy in place to mitigate disruptions to your business and shipping needs.

Flooding in China disrupts medical, PPE suppliers. Shippers should expect delays


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The Flexibility Test

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Adam Gray, JBF Consulting – as provided for the July 2020 Freight Market Index report. Almost every day it seems our plans are changing. Whatever we assumed were next steps yesterday often get migrated to the back burner as new challenges come forward today – in ways and at speeds that are unprecedented. More than ever, in our lives and work, we have to become more and more flexible to deal with all the demands and changes that are accompanying our “new normal.”.

Food Manufacturers Outsource To Balance Supply With Demand

Operations and Supply Chain Management

General Mills Inc. is reaching deeper into the food manufacturing business to help match its supply chain to heightened demand. With its own factories already operating at capacity, the company is turning to more third-party manufacturers, the WSJ’s Mark Maurer reports, a sign of the continuing struggle by packaged-food companies to keep grocery shelves stocked as consumers load up during the coronavirus pandemic.

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!

Four signals that your supply chain is ready for new technology

BluJay Solutions

Emerce details how supply chain applications have been further developed and digitized over the past decade. That was and still is, necessary to remain future proof. . According to Ron Verhagen, VP Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions, just ‘updating’ older systems will not be enough to actually be able to function as a fully digital organization in 2020. Read the full story in Dutch here.

RFQ Meaning: Understanding a Request for Quote Procedure


The procurement process is all about creating reliable, resilient, and sturdy supply chains, while improving time, efficiency, and savings. This combination of goals is achieved through various procedures and processes that can be standardized, customized, and fulfilled all through procurement software. With the help of knowledgeable employees empowered to use it of course. RFQ is […]. The post RFQ Meaning: Understanding a Request for Quote Procedure appeared first on ProcurePort Blog.

Combatting empty shelf syndrome: Keeping grocery shelves stocked in the midst of crisis

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Businesses across every industry have faced unparalleled disruption to their operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the retail sector, we saw shelves across the globe being repeatedly stripped bare during the early days of the crisis, as supply chains that simply weren’t geared-up to deal with such sudden and dramatic changes in buying behaviour struggled to keep up during the first stages of the crisis

Objectives of Procurement Management

EC Sourcing Group

Objectives of Procurement Management. The objectives of procurement management can range from the most general, such as “buying goods and services,” to the more complex, such as “supporting organizational goals within the team.” Procurement and purchasing is one stop on the supply chain , but everyone suffers if there’s a break in the chain.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer. Like many of its peers, Menards has special requirements to successfully bring product into its supply chain without incurring additional costs. Menards is the third-largest home improvement store in the United States.

Supply Chain Challenges and Optimization in times of Disruption


When was the last time you went to your neighborhood Home Depot? The pandemic has indeed changed everything about how we go about life and work. As the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, Home Depot is an excellent example of a business powered by an evolving global supply chain. Home Depot had transformed its supply chain in 2018, which led to aggressive growth and investment return.

Grocers Cut Bottlers Out Of The Milk Supply Chain

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Even seemingly entrenched supply chains for consumer staples can’t withstand market forces. Moves by big grocers into the milk bottling business are threatening some of the biggest operators in the $40 billion U.S. milk industry, the WSJ’s Jacob Bunge and Jaewon Kang report, as Americans’ thirst for cheap milk triggers big changes in business from farms to grocery shelves. Both Dean Foods Co. which until last year was the largest U.S. milk processor by sales, and rival Borden Dairy Co.

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Supply Chain Optimization Challenges in times of Disruption


When was the last time you went to your neighborhood Home Depot? The pandemic has indeed changed everything about how we go about life and work. As the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, Home Depot is an excellent example of a business powered by an evolving global supply chain. Home Depot had transformed its supply chain in 2018, which led to aggressive growth and investment return.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.