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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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.

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!

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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

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.

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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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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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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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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs

Consumer Goods Logistics

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.

Navigating the Rocky Waters of Today’s Global Trade Economy


With heightened geopolitical tensions, today’s global trade economy proves itself to be a volatile and dynamic landscape.

The case for sustainable palm oil


Palm oil has been a controversial commodity for quite a few years now. The palm oil industry has been held responsible for deforestation in large parts of Indonesia, threatening the habitat of endangered species likes orangutans.

4 Ways to Stay Competitive as an Independent Grocer


When we think of independent grocers, we think of high quality, local goods, friendly staff, and great service. Independently owned businesses are important to our communities and can help contribute to the cultures of the areas they serve. But given their tight operating margins and the looming threats of e-commerce, competition is tough

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.

Freight Shipping Market Volatility Makes 3PLs Indispensable

Freight Center

Freight shipping is a reactive industry, much like the tail of the dog. Freight carriers can’t create demand, they just react to it. When the economy is as strong as it was in 2018, demand is high, capacity is low and rates rise. In addition to a strong economy, 2018 was notable for the introduction of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), which reduced capacity, and a shortage of new heavy-duty freight trucks. The Curious Case of 2019.

3 Benefits of Having a Mobile-enabled Sales Team


Sales teams looked very different 20 years ago, and they even looked quite different 10 years ago. Looking back to the start of the 2000s, mobile devices were around but not extremely common. The first iPhone was released in 2007, but Wi-Fi and mobile data were still relatively expensive. Now, mobile devices and unlimited data packs are omnipresent. It’s almost impossible to do business without them.

Sales Executive


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Claritum is looking for an ambitious and tenacious Sales Executive who thrives in a long sales cycle environment that is typically 6 months. Being able to demonstrate a successful track record of selling B2B software-as-a-service platforms in similar environments is essential. The role covers the entire sales cycle including lead generation, nurturing, product demos, proposal development and closing the sale. Duties and Responsibilities. .

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Procurious Webinar, September 3, 2019


Event Type: Webinar in partnership with Procurious. Speaker: Steve Carter. Webinar Title: Critical factors for selecting your suppliers. Date: 3 September 2019. Time: 11 am. Register here: [link]. Steve Carter Senior Product Marketing Manager.

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.