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.

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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.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

JUST EXTENDED: State of the Wholesale Distribution Supply Chain Survey 2020

Blue Ridge

Do you procrastinate? Well do 'ya, Punk? Well then today you should feel lucky. We've extended the deadline to participate in our State of the Wholesale Distribution Supply Chain Survey put together in partnership with SmartBrief.

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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.

Overcoming Obstacles to Supply-Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Brain

As companies seek to derive the benefits of supply-chain collaboration, it’s time to replace a culture of distrust with something better

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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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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


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.

Inventory Accuracy Made Simple


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

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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

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 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


Learning by Doing – What Netflix can teach us about AI-driven inventory management

All Things Supply Chain

Some years ago, a small company called Netflix had a very good idea. Back when they started their business in 1997, it was a DVD rental company. To become more… Editor's Picks General Inventory management artificial intelligence inventory management

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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


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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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.

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union


Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union. By: Mollie Bailey, Vice President, International, Transplace. Linda Bravo, Director U.S. Customs Brokerage, Transplace.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!