Fri.Nov 02, 2018

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

Trade wars, renegotiated trade deals, technology advancements, rising transportation costs, and a growing global middle class have all contributed to a more complex international economic environment. In the United States, growing nationalist and protectionist sentiment rests on the hope manufacturing (and associated jobs) will return from overseas. Michael Collins, President of MPC Management, argues it’s a false hope if a solid industrial strategy is not implemented.

The Dark Side of Interorganizational Relationships

SCM Research

What would supply chain management be without interorganizational relationships! Interorganizational relationships are always great, right? Maybe it is not that simple, if we look at a brand-new article by Oliveira & Lumineau, titled The Dark Side of Interorganizational Relationships: An Integrative Review and Research Agenda.

State of the Retail Supply Chain 2018

RELEX Solutions

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How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain


While advanced innovations and developments like the Internet of Things (IoT) reach each industry and change the way we work together, the requirement for business transformation is rising. Meat producers, in any case, are questioning where to begin.

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.

13 Sections to Include in a Compelling Business Case for a WMS


Have you been struggling to try and figure out how to write the business case for a WMS?

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This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. As you read this, I’ll be doing a short tune-up ride in preparation for tomorrow’s JDRF Ride to Cure cycling event. Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,200 feet.

White Paper: The Checklist for Evaluating Demand Forecasting Solutions


Demand forecasting is a key decision tool in supply chain planning. Understanding the main drivers of demand and having the ability to accurately predict and test future demand scenarios is crucial for any growing CPG.

UPS Warns of Possible Freight-Worker Strike

Material Handling & Logistics

The damage to UPS would depend on the length of the disruption. The freight business makes up about 5% of UPS’s sale and has the lowest profit margin of the company’s three units. United Parcel Service Inc. will halt pickups from freight customers as early as Nov.

Relaunching Your Supply Chain for the Digitial Age


Although most aspects of daily work have shifted online, one major activity has stayed grounded in the 1970s: data entry. Even today, where almost everybody has a host of electronics at their disposal.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Week In Review 10.29-11.2

Aborn and Co.

Supply chain news, podcasts, data, tech, infographics, articles

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Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim


In anticipation of a Teamsters union strike, the fifth-largest LTL carrier in the U.S., UPS Freight, has started to empty its network of freight and is refusing inbound shipments with delivery dates after November 8, 2018, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce.

Trade Wars


This week, The New York Times featured “Trump’s Trade War May Create New Auto Jobs. In China.” It’s an in-depth look at how foreign carmakers operating in the United States are weighing tariffs on their bottom lines

How did that Christmas tree get here?

DAT Solutions

More than 25 million Christmas trees will be sold this year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. But few people will ever give a thought to how their tree got from the farm to their local Christmas tree lot. We wondered.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Sales and Operations Excellence & Advanced Analytics Conference


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Successfully crowdfunded your Kickstarter product: Now what?


Kickstarter is a great crowdfunding platform for budding entrepreneurs with a good idea but not enough capital to design and build a product. manufacturing eCommerce Wholesale Inventory Management Popular Posts

5 Challenges of Fulfiling eCommerce Orders


For any retailer, fulfiling customer orders in a timely and appropriate manner is the primary goal first and foremost in their minds. However, order fulfilment is not a simple concept that involves receiving orders, locating the product in the warehouse and calling it a day. The challenges arise in ensuring the received orders and inventory stock are in sync even though the received orders do not necessarily occur before the warehouse is restocked.

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GTG Technology Group

What to Do When Your Train Tracks Flood. Flooding, heavy rains, and hurricanes are common occurrences in many parts of the United States. When flooding happens, many forms of infrastructure are heavily impacted – railroads and train tracks included.

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.

What Your BOPIS Model Should Offer to Consumers


Buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) is the relatively new wave of retail behaviour taking over the consumer world. It describes the ability to research items of interest, compare products and consider reviews, make a purchase online and then select a convenient time and location from which to pick it up. There are many advantages to this way of purchasing for consumers, however, there is still more retailers can do to strengthen this shopping method. Opinions of the people.