Mon.Dec 11, 2017

Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

There are several key supply chain trends to watch in 2018. Omnichannel Revenue Management The retail supply chain has been going through a massive transformation. Traditional brick and mortar retailers seek to leverage their stores to better compete against Amazon and other ecommerce retailers. ARC’s Chris Cunnane does an annual survey omnichannel retail in conjunction with DC Velocity.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Our salute to the best advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management from 2017.

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Healthcare Utilization Management: Solving the Mystery of the Missing Inventory


I recently had a chance to interview a supply chain director from a mid-sized hospital in New York state, that was very insightful in helping me to think about the challenge around inventory management. The supply chain officer described the approach that was needed to think about standardization, but also about a concept called “UTILIZATION”, a term I had never encountered before in my 30 years in supply chain management.

Chainalytics Receives 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


Atlanta, GA (December 11, 2017)—Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Chainalytics as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2017. “We

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

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Green Supply Chain News on CEOs of DowDupont, Unilever and Walmart Talk to the Harvard Business Review about Sustainability

Supply Chain Digest

Totally New Business Models Needed, Unilever CEO Polman Says

An Innovative Public Charter Tech High School to Soon Open on Oracle’s Campus

Supply Chain Matters

Design Tech High School or is scheduled to open a brand new $43 million educational facility in January on the corporate campus of Oracle in Redwood Shores California. This innovative public charter school features a unique partnership with Oracle Education Foundation. Oracle design thinking education Oracle Education Foundation initiatives Oracle Inc. community outreach Oracle's community support programs Supply chain Matters blog

Retailers Take Stock as they Restock for the Holidays

Material Handling & Logistics

Traffic at the major U.S. retail container ports in 2017 should close the year up more than 6% over 2016. Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5%

FAQ: What is the Difference Between Pull Manufacturing and Demand-Driven Manufacturing?


I often talk about pull manufacturing and Demand-Driven Manufacturing as though they are one and the same. That’s because, in my mind, they are. However, after reading through a couple of online articles this afternoon, it’s clear not everyone sees it that way.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Intelligent Trade Promotion Optimization

Enterra Insights

Trade promotion is considered a necessary evil in the consumer packaged goods arena. There is a constant tug-of-war between the … Continued. The post Intelligent Trade Promotion Optimization appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Trade Promotion Optimization Business Cognitive Computing Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis Supply Chain Targeted Marketing trade promotion optimization

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded


Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, capacity hit a breaking point. The same held true after Superstorm Sandy and the unyielding winter of 2014, reports Lawrence J.

Take the 11th Annual Gartner and SCDigest Survey, Get Valuable Research

Supply Chain Digest

Choice of two Research Notes in what has become one of the most important supply chain studies

Retail Jobs Jumped Nearly 13,000 in November

Supply Chain 24/7

Retail industry employment increased by an unusually high 12,900 jobs in November over October, according to the National Retail Federation

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

The Internet of Things Has Value for Prepared Manufacturers


The IoT can illuminate the manufacturing world in ways that were previously impossible. Manufacturing Track & Traceability

ModusLink Launches Financial Management Services to help Brands Tackle Global Growth

ModusLink Corporation

ModusLink officially launched its Financial Management Services offering this month, which ensures secure transactions, regulatory compliance and fraud protection to make it simpler and safer for companies eager to expand globally.

FMCG Food Waste: Supply chain speed and agility v inventory.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Hooray! Many supermarket chains now sell imperfect or misshapen fruit and vegetables at a discount. As you may know I am a big fan of buying this type of food as taste has nothing to do with shape based on my massive culinary knowledge. Whether my potatoes are knobbly, or my parsnips look like Donald Trump, I simply don’t care. FMCG Forecasting & Demand Planning Inventory Management & Stock Control WASTE Food