Mon.Dec 09, 2019

Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

Talking Logistics

The holidays are about many things, including gathering with family and friends for holiday meals. Since produce and fresh ingredients are typically key for holiday meals, safely transporting these temperature-sensitive items, delivering them on time and in full, and keeping them freshly stocked on store shelves is vitally important for food retailers. This, combined with. Read more Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning Software: Try Before You Buy!

Logistics Viewpoints

While the SaaS era is better for customers, nothing beats a try before you buy program. Indeed, when it comes to enterprise software this is so rare it counts as radical business innovation. But that is exactly the deal Mayne Pharma got from Vanguard Software for their demand planning application.

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3 Core Aspects of ‘Control’ All Digital Supply Chain Control Towers Should Have

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Digital supply chain Control Towers are invaluable for helping multi-enterprise business networks better collaborate, improve efficiency, and cut costs. They can, however, vary greatly in the depth and degree of what they actually ‘control’ and how much direct actionability you derive from them.

More Renewable Energy in Supply Chain Can Drastically Reduce Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

A gigaton (one billion metric tons) of emissions savings can be unlocked if key suppliers to 125 of the world’s biggest corporate purchasers increase their proportion of renewable electricity by 20 percentage points

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

It’s time to start looking ahead again. Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets.

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What Are the Most Common Walmart Deductions Codes?


What is a deduction? Ever get a check back from Walmart with big, fat negative numbers and some mystery codes attached to them? What does it mean? Well, Walmart will sometimes subtract deductions from your invoiced amount for various infractions and label them with corresponding reason codes.

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How an Investment Banker Views the Market for Logistics and Supply-Chain Tech

Supply Chain Brain

Even in the devilishly complex world of investment banking, logistics and supply-chain technology can be a tough sector to comprehend

How Can A Management Operating System Help Your Organization?

USC Consulting Group

As organizations today have become ever more reliant on networks and other systems that run using 21st century data-driven technology, one way in which they can maximize their potential is through the implementation of a management operating system.

What Is LTL Freight Consolidation: How to Overcome Challenges & Benefit


Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight revolves around shipments that weigh more than 150 pounds but do not rise to the need for a full truckload (FT). LTL freight consolidation refers to the combining of multiple LTL shipments to full a truck and takes advantage of the lower rates associated with FT. Since FT shipping is typically More. The post What Is LTL Freight Consolidation: How to Overcome Challenges & Benefit appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Supply Chain Peak Season Planning: Is it Too Reactionary?

Veridian Solutions

The strong demand for domestic logistics through 2018 left shippers skeptical of the upcoming peak season. While UPS levied residential delivery surcharges for the 2018 peak season, neither UPS nor FedEx did so in 2019. However, general peak season surcharges appear to be more severe. The Loadstar notes that “UPS’ peak surcharge kicked in on October 1st, 2019, and remains in place until January 4th, 2020.

See the Supply Chain Behind the Timberland Yellow Boot


Over the past few months Timberland's parent company VF Corporation has made waves in the responsible sourcing world, from publishing science-based targets to announcing a boycott of Brazilian leather.

Knowing Your Consumer is Essential for Grocery Business Success

Enterra Insights

Although America has traditionally perceived itself as a melting pot of cultures, the truth is people have often self-segregated themselves into ethnic neighborhoods with nicknames like Chinatown or Little Italy. Danah Boyd ( @zephoria ), founder of Data & Society, writes, “It’s a fact: while Americans have countless tools with which to connect with one another, we are also watching fragmentation, polarization, and de-diversification happen en masse.

Van rates jump as holiday rush begins

DAT Solutions

Van rates hit their highest level since January, as the national average jumped to $1.94 per mile. That's 11¢ higher than the November average. Rate Trend of the Week

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) – Ultimate Guide on SKUs


Introduction. Retailers use certain codes associated with the product to know what it is, what brand it is from, and other whereabouts associated with the store. Quick Links. What is Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)? Where are SKUs used? Why do SKUs matter? Tips on Generating Good SKU numbers?

Powering a conscious Christmas: Interactive retail at The Maiyet Collective’s pop-up


‘Tis the season to get a ‘great’ deal. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the standard seasonal slash sales not only drive over-consumption, but a wider disconnect from the true cost of the things we buy.

Why Logistics Companies are Upgrading to Mobile Payments with Robin Gregg

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:49] Please tell us about you and your company. I’m Robin Gregg, CEO of RoadSync. We are a payments company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to make payments faster and simpler for the logistics industry. I grew up in West Virginia and went to Washington and Lee University.

Solving the Driver Shortage: A conversation with Dr. David Correll (MIT) [Podcast]


The post Solving the Driver Shortage: A conversation with Dr. David Correll (MIT) [Podcast] appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Driver Shortage driver utilization MIT MIT Freight Lab transportation utilization utilization crises

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

The European Hardware Startup Landscape for 2019

Dragon Innovation

Twenty years or so ago, while I was a young lad studying polymer engineering at MIT, it seemed that the industry involving high-volume production of innovative consumer products could be summarized as follows: CES Domestic Manufacturing EU Europe Hardware hardware startups Manufacturing Proof of concept hardware funding Vivatech

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Three Digital Manufacturing Trends for 2020

Supply Chain Brain

As we come to the end of 2019, the technologies behind mass-scale digitization aren’t slowing down at all

Surviving Black Friday

BluJay Solutions

Crunch time has come for retail supply chains: this year, customer expectations will be higher than ever. Businesses must be certain that they can deliver on their promises of speedy, accurate, and high-quality shipping.

Smooth Your Customs Clearance Process with this Checklist

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Forgetting to make updates to your customs compliance program in a timely manner can quickly lead to unnecessary delays and possible penalties. An end of year customs review can help you identify when things need updating. These regular self-audits can help you rapidly realign your processes. .

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

'Made in America' Holiday Gifts - 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

People are always searching for products that are “Made in America.”. According to ABC News the average American will spend $700 on holiday gifts this year. This will total more than $465 billion. If that money was spent entirely on U.S.

Supply Chain News on Get Past the Hype of Delivery Drones, MIT Professor Says

Supply Chain Digest

Advantages in Cost are Actually not Clear, but will Drones Do Make Sense for Some Deliveries

Embrace The Singles Day Frenzy

BluJay Solutions

China’s November 11, also known as Singles Day, is the largest e-commerce day in the world, beating the famous Black Friday or Cyber Monday in the U.S.

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IMO 2020

American Global Logistics

Ocean freight carriers are beginning to announce substantial BAF increases for the first quarter of 2020 to offset the costs associated with ensuring their fuel is IMO 2020 compliant. The IMO 2020 regulations are in place to help curb sulphur emissions from marine fuels, and all carriers are expected to be in compliance by January […]. The post IMO 2020 appeared first on AGL. Industry Updates

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.