Mon.Nov 04, 2019

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 1

Enterra Insights

Analysts at Gartner predict circular economies will replace today’s wasteful linear economies over the next decade or so. In order for that to happen, both supply chains and consumer habits must significantly change. There are a number of excellent reasons circular economies are desirable, including less waste and better use of limited resources.

The path of a future CPO


Consider the following: The Future CPO will have performed a stint outside of Procurement before becoming CPO. Digital is creating and will accelerate the rise of horizontal and diagonal career pathways. Developing/equipping individuals and teams extends beyond classical procurement skills.

What does Brexit mean for eCommerce?

Savant Events

Our producer Lukas Schleritzko spent several months talking to more than a hundred British online retailers in preparation for our yearly Savant eCommerce conference in London.

Reweigh & Reclassify: How Freight Bill Auditing Saves Money


Modern supply chains are under increasing pressure to cut costs and improve customer service levels. Traditional linear supply chains were relatively simple in execution: moving products from the manufacturer to end-user. Now, supply chains are increasingly complex, reflecting a circular supply chain, bending at countless angles, and meeting the demands of omnichannel and e-commerce. Meanwhile,read More.

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.

How Integrated WMS and SCM Solves Peak Season Challenges

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders around the globe are working to refine their processes and plan for a successful 2019 peak shopping season. Unfortunately, many leaders fail to take advantage of the low-hanging fruit; supply chain visibility and integrated systems. Integrated WMS and supply chain management improve critical processes and contribute to success.

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Supply Chain Scores High on Sustainability but Low on Labor Issues

Material Handling & Logistics

In a CSR ranking sustainability remained consistent over the past three years, but the majority of companies still have no measures in place to promote equality and inclusive working environments

Is Blockchain a Perfect Fit for the Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Is blockchain technology a natural fit for the supply chain? Or is it just “a solution looking for a problem”

5 Key Steps to Fast-Track a Digital Transformation (X)

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

If you’ve been following my series, Making the Case for a Digital Transformation, it’s apparent that such a venture can stretch out over many months – if not longer.

Why Marketing is Your Best Salesperson with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:01] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. My company is Logistics Marketing Advisors. I started it in 2004 and we’re located in Connecticut. We help logistics businesses improve their marketing to drive revenue and profits.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

If it’s a Buyer’s Market for Freight Rates, Who Needs a Transportation Management System?


It’s a common situation: When an industry is hot or the market is roaring, companies spend so much time serving customers that they rarely take the time to look internally at what efficiencies or process improvements could be made. That’s certainly the case in transportation now. “We’re

Winning in a Digital World: How to Turn Technology into an Advantage

Talking Logistics

Digital transformation is a hot topic today, especially in the third-party logistics (3PL) and freight brokerage industries. Technology is becoming a larger and more important piece of the puzzle as service providers look to differentiate themselves in the market and drive profitable growth. How are the rules for success changing in these industries? What role. Read more Winning in a Digital World: How to Turn Technology into an Advantage.

Land O’Lakes Combats Supply Chain Variability with Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Land O'Lakes implemented a supply chain real-time visibility to improve their supply chain. Visibility and velocity are key to combating the natural variability that occurs in all supply chains. Once the solution was implemented, customer service has improved.

We’re going live at the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit in Denver


by Danielle McNeil Taylor This week our team lands in Denver to participate in the first Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit from Nov.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Customer Experience in the Age of E-Commerce


Retailers used to be able to lean on the stability of brick-and-mortar stores to provide a satisfactory customer experience.

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Retail freight helps boost van rates

DAT Solutions

On the top 100 van lanes last week, more lanes had rising rates than falling. That's the first time in four weeks that that has happened. Rate Trend of the Week

Shopify vs Amazon: Which One Is Right For You?


Small business owners choosing between Amazon or Shopify should understand the pros and cons of each platform. Shopify vs Amazon


Prepare now for new overtime rules

DAT Solutions

New overtime rules that take effect Jan. 1, 2020 increase the salary threshold for employees to be exempt from overtime. See what the new threshold is. Trucking Regulations


How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Inventory Accuracy Made Simple


Correctly calculating inventory accuracy is essential to businesses of all types. Inaccurate inventory counts plague both retail and wholesale businesses.

Is it Time for B2B Freight Providers to Learn From B2C?

Logistics Bureau

This speculative post explores the difference between B2B and B2C freight pricing. Are B2B freight providers falling behind? Should they offer tiered freight-price options like those enjoyed by consumers, and what stops them from doing so? Can the good, better, best, principle work in B2B markets?

How to Pinpoint a Good Procurement e-Sourcing Software


Procurement is an inevitable process for all businesses. To grow, expand, and optimize your business operations, you obtain various goods and services from external suppliers that benefit you.

Open banking will herald a new era of innovation, but there remain significant challenges


Ovum view. Open banking is one of the most widely discussed topics in the banking industry today. With good reason too, as the changes open banking are stimulating have the potential to re-draw large parts of the competitive landscape and … Digital Transformation api API Management

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.

Unleashed’s UK team moves to our permanent Bristol home


Since launching back in 2016, the Unleashed UK office has hit so many milestones that it’s been hard to keep up.

Shopify vs. WordPress: Which Is Right for Your Small Business?


Small business owners comparing eCommerce platforms should know what Shopify and WordPress offer and what managing each entails. shopify vs wordpress


Are you 'tooled up' and ready for Warehouse 4.0?


Spending two long days being rushed off our feet with enquiries at the recent eCommerce Expo in London has brought home to me once again the seismic shift taking place in online retailing

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Your Guide to Purchase Order Tracking


Purchase order tracking is an effective way to track and manage transactions across a company and ensure you have oversight of all expenditure. While businesses have tracked purchased orders manually for a long time, there are some key drawbacks to this method. Instead, we suggest automating the process with inventory management software. In this article, we explore what purchase order tracking is, its benefits, and how you can use new technologies to make the process more efficient and accurate.

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.