Thu.Aug 22, 2019

Subscription Boxes are Changing Supply Chains


Subscription boxes are captivating the attention of consumers all over the globe. They satisfy almost every want and need imaginable (cheese, wine and beer, razors, clothes and makeup, etc.) in an innovative and entertaining way.

Integrated Business Planning: Why It's Top of Mind for C-Levels

River Logic

It's in such situations that integrated business planning (IBP) is an effective mechanism for bridging the gap between the present and the future.

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Editor’s Choice: Advantages of a Digital Supply Chain in a Perpetually Connected World

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. When driving by a busy seaport, I’m always awed at the hulking towers of shipping containers stacked eight to ten high in the yards surrounding the terminals. Every ocean container full of goods has a starting point well before products become freight. In fact, a product’s journey begins before […].

The Importance of Trend Spotting in Retail

Enterra Insights

The late Mohandas Karamchand (“Mahatma”) Gandhi, once stated, “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Inventory Management Techniques That You Need to Know About


Not Another List of Inventory Management Techniques. I want to start by saying that this is not an exhaustive list of all the possible inventory management techniques available for all industries.

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Make Demand Segmentation Effective With The Use Of Exception Management


There is no doubt that demand segmentation can help you bring clarity to demand planning and the overall supply chain planning process and lead to far superior results in terms of various supply chain metrics. At the core of segmentation is the understanding that one size will not fit all.

A New Technology Superpower: AIoT-The Convergence of AI and IoT

DELMIA Quintiq

When people hear the technology terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), most think of modern advances of a futuristic world that has been depicted in films over the past few decades like the Minority Report.

Mastering the Art of Fulfilment

Repl Group

Like the links in a necklace, supply chains are only as strong as each section. It takes just one weak connection for the chain to work less effectively or even to stop functioning.

[WHITE PAPER] Final Mile Considerations Shippers Must Make to Develop a Sound Strategy


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “Final Mile Considerations Shippers Must Make to Develop a Sound Strategy” white paper!

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

On-Demand Warehousing 101: 7 supply chain challenges solved with on-demand warehousing


Modern retailers and brands use on-demand warehousing to solve their toughest logistics challenges

‘Freight Tech’ Fit-Out: 3 Critical Steps to Successful Integration


Signing a contract with a technology vendor does not guarantee you will be able to realize the benefits of the technology quickly. It is not as simple as signing a contract with a vendor, saying, “Let’s get started!”.

Temperature-controlled products heat up air cargo demand

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World Article for this week looks at temperature-controlled opportunities and a chat with DHL Freight Forwarding’s Gordon Johnson. Air Cargo Temperature-control

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Rapid ‘Tech-Adoption’ for Freight Brokerages: How to Get Your Carrier Sales Reps On Board— Fast!


Before joining Parade, I was a Carrier Sales rep at CH Robinson, and co-founded a freight technology startup, building freight tech internally. I’ve had hands-on experience with the essential activities required to adopt and implement new technology in a company.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Tive! Named East Coast Winner in GSV Labs Entrepreneurship World Cup


On July 30, Tive founder and CEO Krenar Komoni gave the winning presentation at the Entrepreneurship World Cup East Coast USA & Canada Final here in Boston to beat out 13 others startups from the East Coast and Canada. Supply Chain Visibility Tive

‘Freight Tech’ Fit-Out: 3 Critical Steps to Successful Integration


In this post, we discuss some common pitfalls to integrating new technology successfully and how to avoid them. Blog Posts | Parade

Considering On-Demand Capabilities in the Private Fleet vs Dedicated Transportation Debate

West Coast and California Logistics

For companies of a certain size, there’s an age-old debate over how to best handle transportation services. Is it best to go-it-alone and handle your own transportation through a private fleet?

Parade launches new brokerage features: Delivers connected, seamless carrier sales experience


Big data and artificial intelligence leader expands product to further automate workflows, scale relationship management, and grow digital bookings.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs

Kane is Able

Every logistics operation will say safety programs are a priority. But many such claims are lip service only. Safety solutions, over and above OSHA-mandated programs, cost money – for training, equipment and software. Many companies struggle to invest money in things that might happen.

A “Good” Digital Transformation Strategy is Not Good Enough


Digital transformation. It’s a term that is keeping manufacturers on their toes, and one that has some companies going back to the strategy drawing board.

Do You Still Need a 3PL When Working with a Food Distributor like KeHe or UNFI?

Zipline Logistics

Photo Source: Pixabay You’re an up and coming brand that just started working with a food distributor to get your product into more retail locations. That’s a great win for your organization.

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Do You Have too Much Marketing Collateral?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Here’s an amazing, fun fact: Kudzu, an Asian vine brought to the U.S. in 1876, can grow as much as a foot a day. Do you know what else can grow incredibly quickly? Marketing collateral.

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.

ShipChain and ParceLive Announce New Partnership to Advance Global Blockchain Shipment Tracking


New Partnership Will Enable Real-Time Temperature, Light, and Location Monitoring Across the Global Supply Chain.

The Future of Logistics Tech: A Chinese Century?

Supply Chain Brain

International car shipping: what you need to know

I.C.E. Transport

Are you moving overseas, or planning an extended visit? Would you like to bring your car? Shipping a car (or pickup truck, motorcycle, powerboat or any other motorized vehicle) isn’t complicated, and it doesn’t have to be expensive, as long as you know what you’re doing.

Video: See The Tank Wash Finder in Action

Bulk Connection

We’ve been writing a lot about Bulk Connection's new Tank Wash Finder in our recent blog posts. Like a proud parent, we're excited to spread news of its arrival far and wide while singing its praises along the way.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.