Thu.Jul 09, 2020

11 KPIs to Measure Your Carrier Performance

Freight Center

There are hundreds of metrics you can use to measure your supply chain performance and creating a carrier performance scorecard should be one of them.

The Dual Reality of Inventory Management (IM): Stand Alone and Central Planning – Avoiding Data Driven Disasters


Inventory management (IM) typically has a dual reality in any organization.

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The Benefits of IoT And Real Time Actionable Data

Gravity Supply Chain

It is an essential prerequisite that for a supply chain to operate effectively, complete visibility, traceability, and accountability must be in place.

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Reverse Logistics Technology: What to Expect


Supply chains face an ongoing crisis with the threat of rising demands across consumers and business-to-business purchasers. Unfortunately, the rising demand is a true risk to the state of reverse logistics.

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.

Achieving autonomous or “lights out” supply chain planning

Supply Chain Trend

Operating in the supply chain world, it’s hard to not come across terminology like supply chain planning 4.0, “light touch” planning or “lights out” planning. All have generated a lot of hype over the past few years … and for good reason. Considerable progress has been made in technology in recent years, continuing at a dizzying pace. Autonomous development is happening in most major car companies with the promise of self-driving cars everywhere within a few years.

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Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next?


Organizations are looking for opportunities to innovate their operations and rethink their business models as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused not only a global humanitarian crisis but a supply chain crisis as well.

Lean on a 3PL to avoid warehouse staffing challenges

Kanban Logistics

For many shippers and manufacturers, warehouse staffing has long been a major supply chain challenge. This challenge has been complicated even further by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it may also be a challenge that you no longer need to deal with.

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6 Signs the Future of Work is Here!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Work from Home in a Coronavirus World! Future of work article and permission to publish here provided by Amanda Mosley at

Future-proofing Supply Chain with the Power of Artificial Intelligence


AI in Supply Chain. When faced with a pandemic like COVID-19, establishing a good understanding of the impact on supply chains and contingency plans can help manufacturing companies deal with uncertainties in the right way.

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.

Automation in the Meat Packing Industry is on the Horizon


An article in the Wall Street Journal discussed the emerging technology of automation in the meat packing industry. This is no doubt a harbinger of more automation to come not just in this industry, but in all industries where human labor works in close quarters.

Streamlining Settlement Management in SAP S/4HANA


Vivek Barve, Associate Principal, Global Practices, DiSC Execution, Bristlecone . Transactions between any two or more entities can be complex. Many businesses incentivize customers with volume-based discounts, commissions, rebates or royalties. Chargeback scenarios are also routine.

AI expected to transform supply chains despite it only being used by a quarter of manufacturers in their supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

More than four out of ten (43%) of senior decision-makers at mid-market discrete manufacturers identified artificial intelligence (AI) among technologies likely to have the greatest impact on supply chains over the next three years, putting it well ahead of other innovations like the Internet of Things (31%) and blockchain (24

Business Rule Framework – Empowering Businesses to Run Process Automation in Meaningful Ways


Prashant Mehta, Senior Manager, Global Practices, SAP – Technical. Software applications have come a long way from the time when data, business processes and the rules feeding changes in business processes were all combined. These three components were all part of the software code together.

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!

Circular Supply Chains with Deborah Dull – Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Bureau

Get to know about Circular Supply Chain— the definition, examples and more, especially that Supply Chain sustainability is quite very high on Corporate Agendas around the World. Watch the video below: Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: Phone: +61 417 417 307.

An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Teradyne has always had a strong approach to managing their supply chain. But more importantly, they understand the need to adapt to changing market conditions. Working with Teradyne for more than ten years, C.H.

E-commerce strategy critical to success post-COVID finds new report


E-commerce is booming and companies are asking how they can reconfigure their businesses to cope with the changes in buying patterns and therefore supply chain operations upstream.

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Business Adaptability – A Core Survival Strategy


Adaptability is key to survival, whether we’re talking about organisms or organizations. For organisms, the strategy is simply to survive, but organizations, regardless of the industry, size, or location, have an additional objective.

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.

Making the last mile work for you


. It’s a time of turmoil and innovation in the last mile. With the massive rise in demand for e-commerce, there has never been a more important time to reappraise your last mile strategy.

DevOps Best Practices to Implement Before a Crisis


When the pandemic erupted, one of our top priorities as a SaaS company was to ensure that our response was rapid, uninterrupted, and most importantly sustainable in the long run.

Six Months that Changed the Supply Chain World Forever

Supply Chain Digest

The Short, Medium and LongTerm Impacts will be Profound

Why Cargo Monitoring Is Critical in a Time of Crisis and Beyond

Supply Chain Brain

As businesses reel from COVID-19, cargo thieves and cybercriminals are exploiting the chaos

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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 Graphic of the Week on What Cities are Seeing the Most DC Construction

Supply Chain Digest

The Dallas Metro Market is Way Out in Front

Jobs Sustainability: Reskilling for the Post-pandemic Workplace

Enterra Insights

The pandemic has provided us with a taste of what the world will look like if job preservation and job creation fail to remain societal priorities. With millions of people out of work, there is genuine angst about how people are going to pay for the basics of life, such as, food, housing, utilities, clothing, and transportation. There is also growing fear employers will try to pandemic-proof their operations by replacing human employees with automated processes and robotics.

How Chargebacks in the Retail Industry Work and What Can You Do About Them?

West Coast and California Logistics

All major retailers issue chargeback penalties for non-compliant shipments from their suppliers. The specific penalties are explicitly laid out in each retailer’s routing guide and range from, in our experience, about 1% to 5% of a supplier’s gross invoice amount.

How Much of Your Budget for Print Marketing Materials is Wasted?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Most companies are wasting a good portion of what they spend on print marketing materials. In one survey, marketers reported spending an average of 20% of their budget on print materials. They also admitted that 25% of their marketing literature is never used.

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.