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Three Critical Supply Chain Capabilities for Private Label Industry Success


I generally do not like the shopping experience. I prefer to develop a list of carefully researched products so I can get into and out of a store as fast as possible.

Is your supply chain planning ready for the “Experience Economy”?


Gartner says we are entering what they call the ‘Experience Economy”, where personalization, speed, agility and the ability to predict consumer trends before they happen will separate the winners from losers ( Aspire, Challenge and Transform in a Disruptive World , 27 September 2017).

The Evolution of Trust

SCM Research

Trust plays an important role in supplier–buyer relationships. One way to approach this important concept is game theory. If you have ever wondered how game theory could be taught in a supply chain management course, I can recommend Nick Case’s The Evolution of Trust – an interactive guide to the game theory of why and how we trust each other. The guide starts by explaining the game of trust (= the prisoner’s dilemma).

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Outside-In Demand-driven Supply Chain Planning

Enterra Insights

The Big Data Era has changed how organizations conduct planning. Although companies have always attempted to forecast what the future … Continued. The post Outside-In Demand-driven Supply Chain Planning appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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A Stunning Announcement in Commercial Aerospace: Airbus and Bombardier Join Forces

Supply Chain Matters

Yesterday, a stunning development occurred in the commercial aircraft sector, one that will likely have added geo-political and industry supply chains implications down the road. Airbus and Bombardier jointly announced a new partnership in the C-Series regional aircraft program. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Bombardier C-Series aircraft supply chain Bombardier supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

How To Make Your Freight More Attractive To Carriers

PLS Logistics

Capacity is tighter than ever; the rates are at all-time high and steadily climbing up – this is no surprise to anyone connected to the transportation industry.

Tips on Managing the Yard

Supply Chain Link

The yard is an integral area where transportation and distribution components meet. With numerous parties and tasks to coordinate, it’s critical that the transition at this stage is seamless.

Are You Ready for Peak Holiday Season?

ModusLink Corporation

It may be hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner. And for those of us in the supply chain industry that means just one thing: peak season. According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans spent $658.3

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

The great robot debate: Can automation really replace supply chain jobs?


The recent announcement by a major Canadian grocery retailer that it is updating distribution centres has once again raised the spectre of robots taking supply chain jobs.

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The third party logistics (3PL) model, while critical to smaller, low-volume shippers, has never been the best option for organizations shipping moderate-to-high volumes of freight. Purveyors of logistics IT solutions have been warning of the shortcomings of 3PL tech for years.

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Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today


Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio. The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon. For many in our industry, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are a hot topic because there is not consensus on the magnitude of impact implementation will have on capacity.

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How Givaudan Optimizes Labeling, Prepares for S/4HANA and RFID


Going to the SAPinsider event in Copenhagen next week? Make plans to attend the session featuring Givaudan where you’ll learn how an optimized supply chain labeling solution meets operational demands and supports the transition to SAP S/4HANA, RFID and other emerging technologies. Supply Chain GHS SAP enterprise

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

How White Glove Services & Last Mile Deliveries Go Hand-In-Hand


White glove services are the crème de la crème of last mile logistics, and white glove services & last mile logistics work together more than most other parts of your transportation network.

Supply Chain News on Whirlpool Wins Major Ruling Against Imports in Rarely Used Filing, so will Others Follow Suit

Supply Chain Digest

Solar Panel Makers also Likely to Get Tariffs on Imports, as Protectionism Might get Real

Evans Supports Girl Scouts at G.I.R.L. 2017

3PL Insights

On October 6-8, Evans employees attended the Girl Scouts trade show, G.I.R.L. (Go-getter,

Last chance to join the 2017 DAT User Conference

DAT Solutions

The 2017 DAT User Conference is almost here. If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your DAT products. The conference is October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. Guests arrive on Monday and sessions run Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

5 Reasons You Should Think about a Dock Scheduling System

C3 Solutions

Marc Tomkinson is currently VP Product Developement at C3 Solutions. Over the past 15 years, he has been working on numerous yard management and dock scheduling projects in many different industries throughout the world.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago. The looser truckload capacity led to lower national averages for van and reefer rates, interrupting what had been seven straight weeks of increases.

Major Blockchain Collaboration with Wamart and Others to Address Food Safety Worldwide

Supply Chain 24/7

IBM has introduced the first fully integrated, enterprise-ready IBM blockchain platform to accelerate food safety adoption and provide new academic and developer initiatives to advance blockchain skills

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Video: Creating Value through Flexible Pricing Programs


If you’re an LSP, every one of your customers wants the best pricing. But the complexity between pricing and customer needs can hinder ways to confidently deliver the best rates.

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Giant Eagle launches home delivery in Ohio


We’re excited to announce that Deliv will power grocery delivery for Giant Eagle. The grocer will be expanding their Curbside Express click-and-collect service in Central Ohio to offer home delivery with Deliv’s same day delivery service.

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Raymond Handling Celebrates 30 Years with Annual Pink Pallet Jack Project

Supply Chain Network

Onsite and Online Events will Benefit ‘The Tina Fund’ and ‘Northwest Hope and Healing’ During Breast Cancer Awareness Month. AUBURN, Wash., October 16, 2017 – Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a leading materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, will be holding its fourth annual “Pink Pallet Jack Project” online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from October 17 to 27 on eBay.

Iron Ore's Seen Back in $40s as China Challenges Loom in `18

Material Handling & Logistics

"Through the next six to 12 months you’re going to see some rebalancing of expectations between supply bullishness to more structural demand worries,” an analyst said.

[Infographic] Where Are The Dirtiest Places in A Bed & Breakfast?


Bed & breakfasts combine the best aspects of hotels and restaurants: the comfortable cozy rooms and the tasty meals. But unfortunately, when it comes to cleanliness, this combination also means that B&Bs can host all sorts of dirty germs.


End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.