Wed.Mar 14, 2018

No chicken, no gravy, no customers – KFC’s planning woes are entirely preventable


KFC, a fast food favorite, made headlines last month for suffering a chicken shortage that brought 900 restaurants in the UK to a halt. Recently, the chain announced it was suffering from a gravy shortage as well. Not ideal for a chicken restaurant. No chicken and no gravy mean no customers.

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Drone Deliveries: Are They Actually on the Horizon?

Logistics Viewpoints

The United States has been lagging behind other parts of the world when it comes to the testing and adoption of drones for last mile deliveries. This is not due to a lack of interest or research and development efforts from some of the largest drone manufacturers. In fact, companies such as Amazon, Google, and UPS have invested incredible amounts of money into how they can deploy drones to make deliveries. These companies have also […].

Too Busy to Save Money?  Here are Three Ways Effective Packaging Solutions Will Make it Easy  


| Michael Tesch | Packaging Engineering Consultant | Chainalytics | It is not uncommon for a scenario of “being too busy to save money” to occur in most industries, especially when it comes to the utilization of effective packaging solutions.

Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS


Tailwind Enterprise is a flexible, cloud-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS) for fast-moving logistics companies.

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.

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Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. On the other hand, offshoring growth has fuelled the need for warehousing as part of the elongated supply chain.

S&OP mindset shows a lack of pro-activity and long term focus

Supply Chain Trend

Some companies run their Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) with great effectiveness. However, too often S&OP maturity and performance stalls, even when the supporting S&OP processes and systems are properly implemented.

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Ranking Journals: Academic Journal Guide 2018 (“ABS List”)

SCM Research

Three years ago, the Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS) has released its last ranking of business journals: the Academic Journal Guide (AJG), also known as the “ABS list” This ABS ranking has become quite influential as the guiding journal ranking across management disciplines in the UK. Although the ranking has been heavily criticized (see my previous post ) and more democratically-developed rankings exist (e.g.

Mental toughness in business planning; a mindset benchmark

Supply Chain Trend

Some companies run their Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) with great effectiveness. However, too often S&OP maturity and performance stalls, even when the supporting S&OP processes and systems are properly implemented.

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.

New Food Safety Rules Soon to Kick in for Small Brokers, Shippers and Carriers


On April 6, the new rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods will come into effect for small businesses. As the date approaches, it can be useful to review what shippers, carriers and brokers will need to comply with when handling food. Read on for an overview of the main requirements! The Sanitary Transportation Rule. The Sanitary Transportation Rule which is part of the U.S.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Good News in US Labor Markets in Five Charts

Supply Chain Digest

Plenty of Positive Data All Around, but How Long Can It Last

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Striking a Balance

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Kirsten Piacentini, Vice President of Inventory Management at L.L.Bean; who just so happens to be one of JDA’s transformative customers in retail!

Managed Services vs. Software-as-a-Service: Which Path is Right for You?

Talking Logistics

When it comes to how best to manage their transportation operations, many shippers often find themselves at a crossroads: should they implement a transportation management system, outsource everything to a logistics service provider, or take a hybrid approach? The right answer for one shipper might not be the best approach for another. So, how do you determine which path to take? What factors should you consider?

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

In Memoriam: Stephen W. Hawking (1942-2018)

Enterra Insights

Few scientists achieve the kind of fame attained by Professor Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University. His notoriety came as much from his courage as his brilliance. At the age of 21, Dr. Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). It’s a disease that damages nerves causing those suffering from it to lose control of movement and eventually results in paralysis. Typically, patients die within five years of being diagnosed.

Coop Värmland Adopts Advanced Workforce Optimization Software to Improve Operational Efficiency

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Zenopt and RELEX Solutions to provide Coop Värmland with a cutting-edge solution for workforce optimization.

Omnichannel, mobile, marketing and more at IRX and EDX 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

IRX and EDX 2018 are just around the corner. Visit the shows from 21-22 March at the NEC Birmingham for two days of thought-provoking discussion, events and content on the hottest retail topics

Walmart’s Key to Unlocking its Full Online Growth Potential

Supply Chain 24/7

According to a Credit Suisse analyst, Walmart plans to hit a 40% US online growth target by 2019, and the company may have found a way to relieve its online growth concerns, as well as get it to its targets in the next two years

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Delivery Hero selects NewVoiceMedia as contact centre partner to transform global customer experience

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

NewVoiceMedia, provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology, has announced that Berlin-based food-delivery service, Delivery Hero AG, has selected its platform to transform its global customer experience

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3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market.

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