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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).

Why the Key to Customer Loyalty May Be Lurking in Your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Many companies profess customer-centricity, few achieve it, yet with by tuning the supply chain it is within reach It has. The post Why the Key to Customer Loyalty May Be Lurking in Your Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Customer Centricity Retail Supply Chain Management customer loyalty customer-centricity food service restaurant

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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How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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.

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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

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.

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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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

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

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.

Rates Hit Multi-year Highs. What's next?

DAT Solutions

Over the past few weeks, freight rates have surged to multi-year highs and capacity was diverted, causing truck shortages in some key markets. Consider these recent milestones, compiled from DAT RateView : Vans - During the first week in October the national average van rate rate hit $2.09

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.

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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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.

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.

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,

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

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.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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.

[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.


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.

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.

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.

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: Inventory Management 5 & 6: Economic Order Quantity and Inventory Performance Metrics


TradeGecko has produced a series of inventory management videos, brought to you by our very own Geckos, to delve into the basics of inventory management. To learn all about Economic Order Quanitity (EOQ) and find out more about which metrics to track when it comes to inventory management, keep watching. Getting started Inventory Management

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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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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.