Mon.Nov 05, 2018

Bad Retail is Dead — Long Live Retail

Enterra Insights

Brick-and-mortar retailers continue to declare bankruptcy at an alarming rate. Ben Unglesbee ( @Ben_RetailDive ) and Cara Salpini ( @CaraSalpini ) bluntly write, “Last year was a dismal one for certain retailers. Those ‘certain’ retailers include ones with a lot of debt, that depend on malls and whose business is especially susceptible to the explosion of Amazon online and off-price sellers in the physical world.

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Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to driving autonomous trucks on the interstate, there are several issues that need to be solved. A startup called Wavesense has solved one key problem. The CEO of Wavesense talks with ARC about the other issues that need to be solved. The post The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Transportation logistics supply chain

How You Can Get MORE from a Unichannel Logistics Partner! (ULP)

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what some procurement professionals may think, all logistics solution providers are not created equal, and those who consider price only, or as main factor in their selection process, are doomed to mediocrity and perhaps even failure.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Why Safety Stock Is So Important to Your Supply Chain

Demand Solutions

Managing a supply chain is not easy, although the job description is seemingly straightforward: Ensure that the right products are available at the right location at the right time. Sounds easy, right?

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Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment

Talking Logistics

It’s not often that global trade news repeatedly makes it into the headlines, but that’s been the case this year as the U.S. and China impose tit-for-tat tariffs on each other, NAFTA gets renegotiated, and the uncertainty around Brexit continues (among many other trade-related developments). What impact are these changes having on importers and exporters? What actions should companies take in response to these tariff changes and associated risks?

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Five Ways Augmented Reality Enhances Supply Chain Management

APICS

ABI Research conducted an analysis of the key advantages of using AR in supply chain management and developed this list of the top-five benefits

E2open Demand Sensing Application

E2open

E2open’s Demand Sensing application is a next-generation forecasting technology invented by E2open in 2002, it analyzes current demand signals such as orders, shipments and retailer data like point-of-sale, to predict the most likely amount of future demand for every item, at every location, every day. Unlike traditional demand planning technology that relies on historical sales, Demand Sensing is fully automated, using algorithms and machine learning to find patterns within real-time data.

Who Is Most Susceptible to Cargo Theft?

All Things Supply Chain

Cargo theft is a growing problem that impacts nearly every industry. All supply chains are different, and their complexities often permit gaps in security that increase the risk of theft.… … Supply Chain Management cargo theft digital supply chain

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

47% of supply chain executives still rely on Excel says survey

EFT

Advanced analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI) can leverage the vast amount of data available from both structured and unstructured sources to uncover new opportunities to make faster and smarter business decisions.

Omnichannel Fulfillment: How Retailers are Optimizing for the Holidays

FLEXE

The holidays are right around the corner and customer expectations have never been higher. How are retailers using omnichannel fulfillment to prepare for the 2018 holiday season? Customer data is critical, especially in terms of Q4 planning.

6 Ways to Lower Your Inbound Transportation Cost

Aborn and Co.

"Am I paying too much for my freight?" You may not like the answer, but you probably are. Read on to find out how a well managed MFS & TMS can mean big savings for your supply chain

Talking Bout a Revolution

Pivot88

We’re back from our travels and following up on all the awesome conversations and big ideas we’ve been discussing at the 34th IAF World Fashion Convention in Maastricht and the PI Apparel Milan shows. We’ve all been talking about digitalization and sustainability for our brands and consumers. We’re in the 4th industrial revolution and any brand that doesn’t actively pursue a sustainable strategy is going to lose out.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How to choose a tech partner who will 10x your multichannel sales growth

TradeGecko

Doing your homework and choosing the right tech partners for your multichannel business is a critical step to growing your business. Rushing to choose a tech solution can quickly lead to operational headaches, a lack of support, and wasted money. multichannel Inventory Management eCommerce

Infographic: Compare vRoute 1.0 and vRoute 3.0

Abivin

Abivin vRoute system enables users to approach efficient logistics management processes. Both versions of Abivin vRoute, 1.0 and 3.0, have the same basic features, which have been developed and upgraded to save time and logistics cost for customers. Similarities Abivin vRoute 1.0

Purchase Price Variance (PPV): Calculated For Lower Costs and Better Profitability

Insights Solutions Global

Purchase price variance is a good indicator to measure the effectiveness of your company's product spending. A positive PPV means that you spend less on product materials, and earn the competitive edge for your business. The post Purchase Price Variance (PPV): Calculated For Lower Costs and Better Profitability appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Product Cost Reduction PPV

Cloud Software: What Does It Mean for Accountants?

Unleashed

The evolution of technology has changed the way companies do business and for accounting purposes, it has challenged how the cost of accounting is reported. Without the need to buy licences and purchase or lease IT infrastructure, businesses have no upfront investment, no asset and no depreciation. Therefore, cloud software is fundamentally a different business model to traditional accounting. Pre-cloud software.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Development of Production Machinery Using Big Data for Engineers

Exapro Hub

Since the growth of industrialization, the manufacturing industry has always been a critical part of the world economy. A report by McKinsey suggests that when thoroughly utilized, manufacturing can contribute as much as 35% to a country’s […]. The post Development of Production Machinery Using Big Data for Engineers appeared first on Exapro Hub. Industry News

Accountech.Live brings together open-minded accountants

Unleashed

Cloud technology is continually growing and evolving, and new software solutions are entering the market. Accountech.Live welcomes open-minded accountants, bookkeepers and advisors who want to deliver value to their clients and bring about positive change for a digital future.