Fri.Oct 19, 2018

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?


The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant. According to The LoadStar, the first ocean container use of a blockchain-based bill of lading was released successfully in the port of Koper, Slovenia. This resounding trial and win signifies a new way shippers will be able to compete in the global market, speeding delivery of international shipments, enhancing existing supply chain operations, and more.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat? Is wearing a jacket and hat while watching the Red Sox game in your family room a visual cue that the time has come?

Breaking down doors for the marginalized in supply chain management. Highlights from Kinexions ’18 day two.


by Alexa Cheater Less than 15 percent of supply chain executives are female. Even fewer are women of color. That’s a sad state of affairs, and desperately needs to change. So how is it that with so many strong, courageous, talented women, so few have found a way to break through the glass ceiling?

Automated Supply Chains: Don't Let Labeling Become the Weak Link


The amount of digital processes in the supply chain is growing - but weak technological links could send it all crashing down. Barcode Labeling Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Where is Blockchain Headed? Follow the Money

Supply Chain @ MIT

Countless proof-of-concept and pilot projects have provided compelling information on the potential worth of blockchain solutions in supply chain management, but the technology has to start delivering concrete ROIs soon if the industry is to take it seriously.

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Organizations Still Catching Up with Supply Chain’s Potential


A Deloitte study explores how executives view the supply chain as an innovative business function

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Economic outlook: For supply chain execs, it’s all about trade wars and data crunching


This is the kind of year where everything you previously knew to be true about tariffs, international relations and emerging economies…well, you can put it in the circular file. That’s especially true when it comes to supply chain executives and the likely difficult role they find themselves in over the next few months. So, what are the trends and predictions to watch?

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Your Comprehensive Demand Forecasting Guide


Consumers around the globe are changing their shopping habits and retailers must constantly respond to shifts in consumer demand. Supply chains are more multi-faceted than ever – materials to make one product may come from multiple countries; imports and exports are sent around the world in just about every kind of vessel you can imagine; there are online eCommerce sites and brick-and-mortar retail stores that facilitate product distribution.

Upgrading the Supply Chain for Omnichannel Retail


Teaser / Précis: In this exclusive whitepaper, leading retail executives map out the most crucial steps to achieve supply chain success and what the right tools are to overcome the biggest challenges at each step.

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.

Wrapping Your Head Around Unconstrained and Constrained Forecasting


Forecasting plays a significant role in the sales and operational planning (S&OP) of a company; it can underpin the strategy for how a company runs their business. It serves as an important process to project, balance and look after supply and demand. Ultimately, S&OP can help a company reach their goals and help them get back on track if something isn’t going to plan.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Selecting a WMS 2018

Supply Chain Digest

WMS Remains Hot for a Variety of Reasons. This Chart Summarizes Selection Steps

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Peter Stefanovich, co-founder of Left Lane Associates , a business brokerage specializing in the transportation and logistics business.

Top 3 Business Benefits of Supply Chain Digitization

Gravity Supply Chain

In today’s era of the digital economy, companies must seek to digitize all dimensions of their business, including supply chain management. By doing so, they will enjoy a wealth of benefits. We’ve developed a beautiful infographic outlining the top 3 benefits of supply chain digitization… The post Top 3 Business Benefits of Supply Chain Digitization appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Infographics

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

As a follow up to our blog post, Mexico – The Race for E-commerce Dominance Starts with Logistics , we take a look at Amazon who is reportedly scouting for land in central Mexico for a fourth distribution center. Currently, Amazon operates three warehouses just outside Mexico City with about 1.5

How to Offset Rising Distribution Costs


How a Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping System Can Help You Combat Rising Distribution Costs: Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods into customers’ hands, consists of cost of distribution (CoD) and cost of manufacturing (CoM).

Supplier Assessment: How to Do it Effectively and Efficiently

Insights Solutions Global

Supplier assessment can be quite a costly process, so how can you make sure that you're not squandering away your money? What can you do to make sure that you can reap the beautiful fruit from the assessment? Read more to find out. The post Supplier Assessment: How to Do it Effectively and Efficiently appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supplier Assessment

Day01 Transportation Data Optimization Coming This Monday

Aborn and Co.

Day01 Transportation Data Optimization begins 10.22.18

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Retail Tech Products To Solve Your 2018 Holiday Productivity Challenges

Repl Group

In retail, the Holidays just isn’t what it used to be. The predictable December days of shopper-packed stores followed by the clamor for New Years bargains has evolved. Now, consumers spread out their spending, expect discounts in the run-up to the big day and rely on devices to swipe through products and purchase items on their shopping lists. Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that retail sales in December 2017 were 1.5% lower than November while footfall was down by 3.5%

Smart sensors: advantages and disadvantages for industrial machinery

Exapro Hub

Sensors are critical when it comes to capturing basic diagnostic information from industrial machinery and equipment. However, the staff responsible for the maintenance of these machines is nearing retirement and a new younger workforce is growing. While […]. The post Smart sensors: advantages and disadvantages for industrial machinery appeared first on Exapro Hub. Industry News Machinery