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.

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 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

Are You Ready for Peak Holiday Season?

Value Unchained

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

What is a Good Level of Forecast Accuracy?

Download a complimentary copy of this RELEX eBook and learn why this common question might not be the right one to ask.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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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[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.


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

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 Value of Supply Chain Planning in Process Manufacturing

Supply Chain Planning (SCP) is enormously important to those process manufacturers that aspire to differentiated performance -- not just large enterprise businesses but companies of all sizes.

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.

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

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

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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.

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.

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.