Wed.Aug 14, 2019

Autonomous Supply Chain Planning, It’s Not Science Fiction


Supply Chain Optimization: What does it mean in 2019 and beyond?

River Logic

The value of predictive analytics allows companies to view the history of a seasonal product’s raw materials, for example, and predict how procurement needs to source the upcoming season’s inventory.

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FedEx’s Breakup with Amazon Draws Battle Lines in the Fight for Shipping


FedEx is breaking up with Amazon as the e-commerce giant continues to make waves in the shipping industry. The carrier announced that it will choose not to renew its ground freight contract with Amazon for any final mile delivery, effective September 2019.

Customer-Centricity in the Grocery Business

Enterra Insights

When we think of life’s necessities, one of the things immediately springing to mind is the food we eat. Food and drink choices are matters of personal preferences and grocers must be attuned to those preferences if they are going to serve their customers well.

Boston 100

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.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

A recent NASSTRAC report revealed five common-sense suggestions for shippers navigating today’s disruptive operating environment. Unsurprisingly, these suggestions aligned perfectly with the technology solutions already in production from top TMS software solutions. Read on for the details on NASSTRAC’s five recommendations and how top TMS delivers success for those shippers who’ve embraced it. .

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Anything is Possible

Supply Chain Nation

“Anything is Possible.” This is the mantra of IRONMAN. Organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, IRONMAN events are a test of physical and mental fortitude where individuals look to complete a 2.5 mile (4.8

The Current State of Final Mile Delivery


Final mile delivery represents the highest costs and risks within a shipment. Each process leading to final mile delivery becomes moot if a delay occurs or shippers don’t keep customer service in the highest regard.

Keep your due diligence system simple and adaptable


It has been a year since we’ve stated on our blog that EUTR compliance is more important than ever. Since then, a lot of companies are asking ChainPoint for help with their due diligence obligations in their timber supply chain.

Logistics Blackbox: How Visibility is Crucial for Customer Experience

20Cube Logistics

Technology is moving ahead with rapid advancement in global business and trade. Freight forwarding is a multifaceted industry and involves many stakeholders to move a single shipment order. It involves myriad and largely detached logistics vendors.

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.

The Tariff Takeaway: It’s Time to Stress-Test Your Supply Chain

American Global Logistics

After announcing earlier this month that 10% tariffs would go into effect Sept. 1 on $300 billion in Chinese imports, the U.S. reversed course this week and said duties would be delayed until December on certain products. The excluded items include cell phones, laptops, footwear and toys.

Get Ready For Back-To-School Shopping

Clear Spider

Welcome to our newest blog series! Over the next couple weeks, our blog posts will talk about one of the largest shopping seasons – back-to-school shopping. Back-to-school shopping is considered the second largest shopping season that happens throughout the year.

Bring Marketing to the S&OP Table

Vanguard Software

How supply chain leaders can leverage marketing data and analysis to improve forecasting accuracy and planning effectiveness. Sales & Operations Planning Supply Chain

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How Will We Relate To Food In 20 Years?


During a recent panel discussion regarding the current and future states of the food and beverage industry, Rene Cardenas, iTradeNetwork’s Head of Marketing and Strategic Planning, was asked how he thought we’ll relate to food in 20 years. Here are some of his thoughts: Industry Trends Supply Chain Management

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!

Coop Denmark Strengthens its Retail Planning Strategy with RELEX’s Unified Store Portal

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Grocer increases communication and transparency between stores and central teams, improving replenishment and planogram implementation while strengthening its position as one of Denmark’s largest retailers.

How can food stockpiling be managed amid a no-deal Brexit?

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Following news that Domino’s Pizza Group has spent £7m stockpiling ingredients in preparation of a no-deal Brexit, companies across the supply chain are facing the challenge of finding additional storage and cooling solutions to cope with demand

Tips to Reduce Safety Stock With Data and a WMS

Veridian Solutions

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 stock within warehouses to account for market fluctuations.

Stochastic Planning for More Resilient and Cost-Effective Supply Chains

RELEX Solutions

Stochastic Planning for More Resilient and Cost-Effective Supply Chains. Resources » Whitepapers. Authors: Tuomas Viitanen, Data Scientist, D.Sc. Tech.) & Johanna Småros, Group CMO, D.Sc. Tech.).

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

TU Berlin and 4flow develop multiscale data structures and algorithms for supply chain planning

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

How can very large networks be designed more intelligently and efficiently? 4flow, a provider of supply chain consulting, software, and 4PL services, collaborated with the Combinatorial Optimization & Graph Algorithms Group (COGA) at the Technical University of Berlin in Germany in order to answer this question

Anything is Possible

Supply Chain Nation

“Anything is Possible.” This is the mantra of IRONMAN. Organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, IRONMAN events are a test of physical and mental fortitude where individuals look to complete a 2.5 mile (4.8

Seeking Evidence of Procurement’s Impact and Momentum


Much has been made in 2019 about the gap between the findings of procurement self-assessments and where each organization stands when they are evaluated against their peers using objective measures. Just as procurement’s impact on the organization is quantitatively captured using metrics such as savings and spend under management, the maturity and digital readiness of the function can be objectively tracked and benchmarked (check out Forresters Digital Procurement Maturity Assessment ).

5 Sweeping Manufacturing Technology Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing of the Future! Infographic). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Supply Chain News on As the Parcel World Turns

Supply Chain Digest

FedEx Fully Ends US Amazon Relationship while UPS Stays the Course, while the USPS Sees Parcel Volumes Fall as Rivals and Partners Take Away Business

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Supply Chain News on As the Parcel World Turns

Supply Chain Digest

FedEx Fully Ends US Amazon Relationship while UPS Stays the Course, while the USPS Sees Parcel Volumes Fall as Rivals and Partners Take Away Business

How Using AI Can Help Grow Your eCommerce Store


We’re just beginning to see how artificial intelligence can be used in eCommerce, and the potential benefits to your business are huge


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