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.

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.

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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.

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

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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

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. .

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.

Digital deliveries

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Mattan David, Supply Chain and IoT Director, Polymer Logistics. Sensor-equipped pallets and roll cages can provide highly accurate location, temperature and humidity data, meaning that products reach retailers at the right time and in perfect condition. Polymer Logistics explains how these Internet of Things-enabled technologies are creating the smarter supply chains of tomorrow

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

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.

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.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

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.

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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

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.).

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.

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 ).

The TMS Outlook

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently wrapped up my Transportation Management Systems market study which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2023, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, and customer size.

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

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

Forwarders’ focus turns to margins in the uncertain global environment

Logistics Trends and Insights

A look at freight forwarders’ earnings and volumes for the first half of 2019 – from our weekly Air Cargo World column. Air Cargo Freight Forwarding ocean freight Air freight freight forwarding

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

Can Banana Leaves Replace Traditional Plastic Packaging?


Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.