Tue.Jul 17, 2018

Is Technology Killing Supply Chain Management?

Enterra Insights

Irony is defined as “a state of affairs that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects.” ” Some pundits find it ironic that even as companies are searching desperately for people to fill supply chain positions other pundits are predicting the demise of humans in the supply chain. Among those predicting technology will make humans redundant are supply chain and retail expert Allan Lyall and his Boston Consulting Group colleagues Pierre Mercier and Stefan Gstettner.

Produce Season Trends and Logistics

Supply Chain Link

Throughout the U.S., produce season is currently in full swing with a high demand for large volumes of fruits and vegetables. Now that temperatures are at their peak, the demand for produce shipments has increased among consumers, which generates the busiest months for shippers.

Supply Chain Resiliency - Top to Bottom


There is an increased focus on being prepared for supply chain risks such as digital threats, product traceability issues, and now the potential impact of a trade war.

Why Blockchain in the Supply Chain Is an Absolute Game Changer


The application of blockchain in the supply chain is among the greatest innovations to take root in the shipping industry. Application of blockchain holds promises to increase visibility, renew viability, reduce inconsistency, increase payment processing accuracy, and eliminate compliance problems. Even though the technology is still new, its potential cannot be ignored, and supply chain executives need to know why.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Supply Chain Resiliency - Top to Bottom


There is an increased focus on being prepared for supply chain risks such as digital threats, product traceability issues, and now the potential impact of a trade war.

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Everything You Need to Know About Demand Forecasting


What is Demand Forecasting? Demand Forecasting is the process in which the historical sales data is used to develop an estimate of expected forecast of customer demand. Everything You Need to Know About Demand Forecasting was first posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:16 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more.

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Smart Speakers Are Infiltrating Hotels – Will Room Service Ever Be the Same?


“Alexa, order fresh towels.” The next time you stay at a hotel, you may find yourself talking to a smart speaker instead of a live human when it comes to ordering in-room amenities. Amazon has recently revealed a new version of its voice-activated smart speaker, Alexa.

Logistics Statistics: Savings Opportunities in Shipping (INFOGRAPHIC)

Zipline Logistics

For all the effort, ingenuity, and resources shippers put into cutting costs and streamlining operations, there are always savings opportunities hidden somewhere in the supply chain. The key (and the challenge) is knowing where to look. And where, exactly, is that?

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista.

Dimensional Weight Pricing Now Impacting Less than Truckload

Consumer Goods Logistics

This week’s blog post was written by Jack Ampuja , president of Supply Chain Optimizers – a specialized consultancy that helps companies control supply chain costs through packaging optimization. While dimensional weight pricing has been applied in domestic ground parcel since 2013, recently it has also migrated into the less than truckload sector; because dim weight pricing is based on shipment density, this makes efficient packaging more important than ever.

2nd Siemens Suppliers’ Day – SupplyOn: Ecosystem live


The second Siemens SupplyOn Suppliers’ Day was once again a living ecosystem: lively discussions on digitizing the supply chain Following last year’s successful premiere , Siemens once again invited its suppliers to exchange experiences with SupplyOn. And over 60 participants came to Freising on 26 June to advance the digitization of the supply chain.

Understanding Different Types of Supply Chain Risk

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 3 minutes Both internal and external risks threaten the supply chain daily. However, supply chain risk comes in different forms. Don’t assume… The post Understanding Different Types of Supply Chain Risk appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering

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.

Supply Chain News on New US Tariffs will Hit Many US Manufacturers Hard because of Focus on Intermediate Goods

Supply Chain Digest

Surprisingly Few Tariffs on Imports of Consumer Goods from China

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Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico


Southwest Airlines Co. Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first.

What is ConfigBuilder & What’s the Role in WMS Implementation?

Veridian Solutions

Around the globe, Warehouse Managers are turning to innovative, cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) to enhance productivity and reduce costs. Unfortunately, the path to implementing a new WMS is not always clear, and manual processes can dramatically affect the total cost of ownership. To improve WMS implementation , Warehouse Managers need to understand the benefits of a modern technology, like ConfigBuilder, and its role in WMS implementation.

Thailand Ecommerce Logistics for ASEAN Enterprises: Should You Go Local?

Logistics Bureau

The ecommerce market in Thailand has never been healthier and all the signs indicate huge potential for growth in the next few years. With the Thai government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative set to encourage commercial investment and an upgrade to the transport infrastructure imminent, there may be no time like the present for enterprises in the ASEAN region to expand ecommerce operations into this fast-developing nation.

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.

10 Tips for Palletizing

PLS Logistics

Palletizing might seem like a simple task of stacking boxes in the right order, however, doing this without the proper skills and knowledge may cause freight damage. Improper palletizing can lead to 50 percent of boxes’ compression strength loss! To help ensure that you don't have to deal with the nightmare of freight damage, we will cover 10 essential tips for palletizing your boxes.

Shippers Can Expect Contract Rates to Moderate – But When?

DAT Solutions

Shippers are asking, “How much longer will this challenging freight environment last?” ” The standard answer sounds like something out of Winnie-the-Pooh, as Eeyore says: “Days, weeks, months, years. Who knows?”

A Model Example


In “Apollo 13,” NASA ground engineers create a replica of a system of parts currently in outer space to save the astronauts from carbon dioxide poisoning. Though there was nothing particularly digital about this endeavor, it was a clear precursor to current digital twin technology

5 Lanes With the Biggest Mid-July Drops

DAT Solutions

It’s typical for freight markets to slump in mid-July, and last week’s national metrics fell in line with that seasonal trend.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

The merchant's guide to Amazon FBA


With more than 300,000 businesses selling on Amazon in the US alone and sales on the US site reaching $177.9 billion in 2017 , it’s no secret that the online marketplace offers eCommerce businesses tremendous potential to grow. Business Growth Wholesale B2B eCommerce eCommerce


Making Shelf-space More Productive Through Automated, Localized Planograms

RELEX Solutions

The post Making Shelf-space More Productive Through Automated, Localized Planograms appeared first on RELEX Solutions. Webinars


A ‘Clash’ of Technologies (are you still on that old TMS?)


They arrived on the scene as a force. And no one did it better than THE CLASH! Darlin’ you’ve got to let me know. Should I stay, or should I go? If you say that you are mine. I’ll love you ‘til the end of time. So, you got to let me know. Should I stay, or should I go? It’s a dilemma no doubt.

Growing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Grocery Retail Webinar

RELEX Solutions

The post Growing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Grocery Retail Webinar appeared first on RELEX Solutions. Webinars

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.