Wed.Sep 16, 2020

Keeping up with Walmart: How to improve OTIF fulfillment rates


After first requiring suppliers to do a better job meeting must-arrive-by dates for order fulfillment back in 2017, Walmart is insisting on much stricter OTIF rules starting this week.

Using Procurement Analytics to Simplify Your Supplier Reconciliation


Ask finance managers to name a necessary evil of their responsibilities and many will cite reconciling goods received against invoices not received (“GR-NI”). The GR-NI issue is time-consuming to manage but not exactly mission critical to finding new business.

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UltraShipTMS’s New Integration Partnership with Samsara for Fleet Tracking

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS, the enterprise logistics management platform built for (and used by a growing roster of) high volume shippers is pleased to formally announce the successful integration with Samsara telematics and fleet tracking technology.

5 Tips to Keep Your Material Handling Equipment Running Smoothly

All Things Supply Chain

The global supply chain depends heavily on material handling equipment. Therefore, when a machine goes down, operations can quickly grind to a costly halt.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Supply-Chain Awareness Is Growing at America’s Top Companies

Supply Chain Brain

Mentions of “supply chain” have grown nearly 30% in the past five years, according to annual reports from S&P 500 companies

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FedEx Rolls out Rate Increases and New Fees

Intelligent Audit

As we make our way into the final quarter of 2020, carriers are beginning to roll out their pricing for 2021. This week, FedEx announced its pricing for the upcoming year that included two important changes to keep an eye on. Rate Increases. For 2021, FedEx will be introducing an average 4.9%

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at

DiManEx introduces Business Targets to Help Companies Identify the Value of Digital Inventory More Quickly


DiManEx is making it even easier for customers to select the right parts to build their digital inventory, driven by business objectives like lead time improvement and inventory value reduction.

o9 Solutions and Deloitte Announce Formal Alliance

o9 Solutions

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Middle East eCommerce Reimagined


The Middle East eCommerce is estimated to grow strong by 48.8 billion dollars in 2021. Online sales in the Middle East are currently 2% of the total revenue, but a quadruple growth in Gulf states alone is to reach the profits to 20 billion dollars before the end of 2020.

Invisible Disabilities

Supply Chain Nation

If I have learned one thing since dipping my toe into adulthood, it’s that no person is perfectly “normal.” No set of traits makes up the perfect human because everyone struggles with something out of the ordinary, some are just able to hide their differences more than others.

Germany delays Supply Chain Act


Proposed legislation that would mean German companies having to carry out due diligence regarding human rights and environmental issues in supply chains globally has been postponed after the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, reportedly insisted that the law should only apply to companies with more than 5000 employees.

Accessorial Charges: What Are Peak Season Surcharges


As the omnichannel peak holiday season quickly approaches, it is imperative to plan extra spending associated with peak season. Some excess spending comes in the form of peak season accessorial charges.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Infographic: Facing Tighter Service Level Requirements?


A reliably high service level is your advantage against the competition. Make your inventory work to your benefit with our self-adaptive demand and inventory models.

Picking Up the Pace: The Acceleration of Kindred AI

Logistics Viewpoints

My first introduction to Kindred AI occurred at the Manhattan Associates booth at Promat 2019. There I learned about the company’s partnerships with automation vendors and the forthcoming Manhattan Automation Network certification.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Top US Global Trade Gateways

Supply Chain Digest

The Top Gateway May Surprise You

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Talking Logistics

During my vacation last month, I picked out an old book to read again: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. The book was published in 1997 and it was made into a movie too.

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.

Supply Chain News on A Strategic Plan for US Freight Transportation

Supply Chain Digest

New DOT Report Sets Objectives, but Getting there Will not be Easy

Chu?i Cung ?ng Th?c Ph?m: 6 Y?u T? Quy?t ??nh Thành Công


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Case Study: How a Baked Goods Manufacturer Reduced Quality & Waste Losses by up to 70%


Process-driven production losses — particularly due to quality and waste — are a challenge for any food manufacturer. Sometimes, the […]. The post Case Study: How a Baked Goods Manufacturer Reduced Quality & Waste Losses by up to 70% appeared first on Seebo Blog

Watch: Is Mexico 'The New China' for Manufacturers?

Supply Chain Brain

Trade consultant Nelson Balido, principal of Balido & Associates, outlines what Mexico's government must do in order for that country to become an attractive alternative for manufacturing products destined for U.S. consumers

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.

Flyjac Selects BluJay’s Freight and Transportation Management Solution to Enhance Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions announced that Flyjac Logistics has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders platform (TMFF) to improve operational efficiencies and customer service. Read the full story here.

Robots Driving Forklifts Score Venture Capital, Create Jobs

Supply Chain Brain

Silicon Valley investors are increasing bets on a Pittsburgh company that turns a venerable machine of the past century of industrialization — the forklift — into a driver of the e-commerce boom

FreightCenter and TPT Med Tech Deliver Rapid COVID Testing Lab, Part 2

Freight Center

Working together to help our communities is even more important than ever as we all learn to manage the unprecedented events that this year has brought.


How BH Cosmetics took its cruelty-free vegan and inclusive products global with the help of Techcloudpro and Avectous

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

When the vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics company BH Cosmetics wanted to take its inclusive product line global, they knew the challenge involved in scaling to become a mass supplier globally, at a competitive price, and providing the same customer experience across geographies

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.