Wed.Jul 17, 2019

What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP?


How does BI differ from ERP? ERP systems essentially integrate all the disparate functions within your business and overcome the so-called ‘silo mentality’ by creating a single, centralized data architecture. The ERP software collects, stores and manages data relating to business activities.

What To Do With An Old Warehouse Management System


Buying a new warehouse management system to replace an existing ERP, host, or legacy WMS is not always the best way to improve warehouse operations. The example of Baptist Health South Florida shows why. The operations team at Baptist Health South Florida faced a dilemma.

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder and a Customs Broker? Article and infographic originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Victor at [link].

Probabilities in Business Forecasting

Vanguard Software

Forecast errors can haunt planners years into the future, when even small discrepancies between forecasts and actuals can cost companies significant amounts. Retail News Supply Chain apparel

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Business

Enterra Insights

The digital age is quickly becoming the age of artificial intelligence (AI). Because so much data is being generated, only AI systems can analyze all that data in a timely fashion and businesses are beginning to reap rewards from the insights they are gleaning. Pundits have both lauded and decried AI’s pervasiveness. Just how pervasive AI has become in the business world is a matter of conjecture.

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Finding Balance

Supply Chain Nation

Nannette Dayton, senior director, global deal architecture at JDA, brings a wealth of knowledge to this week’s Wednesday’s for Women.

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: End-to-End Supply Chain Benefits of NPI/PLM Optimization

Maine Pointe

Mitigating Risks: Preparing for Supply Chain Disasters


The demands of an evolving market continue to weigh heavy on retailers. From the rise of international ecommerce to political uncertainty affecting both consumer behaviour and supply chain economics, brands are in a constant state of flux. More than ever, supply chains are at the mercy of disruption from multiple components , including raw material shortages and ongoing tariff wars.

How Is Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Changing?


Technology has changed the business world as we know it in many ways. One noticeable transformation is the way consumers shop, not just in terms of buying goods but also the research process, order fulfillment and continued support — and that’s changing direct-to-consumer shipping.

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.

Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

Veridian Solutions

The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. Customers now have access to anything their hearts desire, and inventory management has become a new animal. The right application of warehouse management analytics can enable significant growth for companies, forced to focus on smaller package sizes, not the pallets and cases of the past.

3 Use cases how companies benefit from Smart Logistics Data


Smart Logistics Data helps you to anticipate potential risks and proactively take countermeasures to ensure a smooth production process as well as high production quality and supply reliability Transport damages to goods, delays in delivery, poor delivery reliability: These are three typical use cases in which Smart Logistics Data helps to identify and counter risks well in advance.

Four Transportation Management Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

The Transportation Management System market continues to grow at an impressive rate. I’ll get to the main factors that are driving this growth in another article, but the main reason is the robust ROI attributed to a TMS.

DHL Supply Chain partners Tetra Pak to implement its first digital twin warehouse in Asia Pacific


DHL Supply Chain has implemented an integrated supply chain solution for Tetra Pak’s warehouse in Singapore, one of its largest globally. This is the first smart warehouse for DHL in Asia Pacific to deploy the digital twin technology, which involves using digital models to better understand and manage physical assets.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Amazon Brokerage and Uber Freight: Why 3PLs and Brokers Need to Innovate

Talking Logistics

Over the past few years there’s been a lot of discussion about whether Amazon was turning into a third-party logistics provider (3PL) and about the “Uberization” of freight. There’s no doubt today that Amazon is a 3PL, as the company continues to add planes, trucks, and brokerage services to its portfolio of logistics capabilities. The post Amazon Brokerage and Uber Freight: Why 3PLs and Brokers Need to Innovate appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Volumes are up in 2019, but not rates. Here's why.

DAT Solutions

Although rates have dropped considerably from record levels in 2018, spot market freight volume — actual loads moved — was higher in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year. Freight Rates

Pharma Market Remains Attractive But Can it Save the Air Cargo Market?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the air cargo market continues to experience downward pressures, carriers, airports, and air freight forwarders are once again turning towards niche industry solutions to help not only jumpstart declining volumes but also revenues.

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Amazon Forcing Retailers to Offer More Shipping Options

Supply Chain 24/7

A new survey of 3,000 digital consumers and 800 online merchants conducted by ecommerce platform BigCommerce indicates that more than half of online shoppers have stopped shopping with retailers due to a negative shipping experience

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

ShipChain and GTX Corp Launch Global NFC Blockchain Shipment Tracking Solution


New partnership will track temperature-sensitive shipments using energy-efficient NFC smart tags.

Amazon’s record breaking Prime Day puts supply chains under pressure

BluJay Solutions

Prime Day was once again the largest shopping event in Amazon history with more than 175 million items ordered. Over the two days of Prime Day, on July 15 and 16, sales surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

Should Your Business Clean up Bad Data to Help Inventory Management?


When you’re an inventory manager or a business owner, you know that it’s important to have a strong grasp on what’s happening in your warehouse. We know you work hard to keep everything going in the right direction — you implement new policies to track inventory stock, optimise the warehouse layout for shipments, and keep records of sales to predict future inventory orders. A lot of your decisions are made based on data.

Despite Everything, Shipping is Still Bullish

Intelligent Audit

This Spring, there had been considerable concern in the United States regarding the resiliency of the shipping industry’s meteoric success, particularly in the United States. That fear was triggered by a negative jobs report in which hiring slowed considerably. Other factors globally, such as a trade war with China and instability of the European Union furthered the uncertainty. However, this month has seen indicators that have assuaged much of those fears.

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.

Digital Network Platforms: Transformation Is a Journey

Supply Chain Brain

How do companies manage the arduous journey of end-to-end digital transformation, while keeping the business operating

BigCommerce | Shipping, Delivered: Best Practices & Expectations for 2019

Supply Chain 24/7

In this new survey of 3,000 digital consumers and 800 online merchants conducted by ecommerce platform BigCommerce, we detail how shipping impacts your customer’s experience, and how Amazon is forcing retailers to offer more shipping options

RELEX Solutions to Provide AutoZone with Forecasting and Replenishment

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, today announced a new partnership with AutoZone , the largest retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States.

The Cutting Edge of Freight-Tracking Technology

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

The science of freight tracking has come a long way from the days of phone calls and paper driving logs

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.