Tue.Oct 17, 2017

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.

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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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).

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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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

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

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.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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

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,

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.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

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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The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

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.


Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.