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.

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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

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.

A Noteworthy Blockchain Technology Announcement

Supply Chain Matters

This week San Francisco based blockchain and IoT Cloud platform start-up Chronicled announced achievement of 21 CFR Part 11 Certification for its latest Micro-temperature logging application. Supply Chain Matters highlights this announcement because it provides evidence that regulators are more inclined to consider NFC, Blockchain and IoT enabled technologies as part of regulated processes.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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

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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.

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%

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TMS Doesn’t Exist in a Vaccuum: Driving Growth and Flexibility with Integration

Talking Logistics

I am at a swim meet to watch my son compete. It’s a beautiful pool, with plenty of seating for the parents to watch and cheer, and the temperature inside the building is not too hot or too cold. But there’s one thing missing: there’s no public WiFi (and no cellular connectivity either).

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

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Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Turn your culture into a mental wellbeing oasis

Enterra Insights

Culture. Turn your culture into a mental wellbeing oasis


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

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.

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

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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.

How to run a wholesale business online


In the past, running a wholesale business might be limited to print catalogs, cold-calling or door-to-door sales, and data entry into spreadsheets. Now there are alternatives to managing your business and getting your products out there, such as starting a B2B eCommerce store

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

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.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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