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Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain. In my view, the connected supply chain is very, very different from the integrated supply chain.

Essentials of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Bitcoin steals the limelight, but blockchain and smart contracts offer considerable benefits to business and the supply chain. Here are. The post Essentials of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain The Network Effect smart contracts supply chain

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I am in Minnesota today, at the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable Annual ½ Day Seminar , where I am participating in a keynote session with Rick Blasgen (President & CEO of CSCMP) and Steve Raetz (Director Research & Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson).

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing


Earth Day, observed each year on April 22, serves as a celebration of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Started in 1970, Earth Day was sparked by the country’s burgeoning understanding of how contemporary industrial practices were negatively impacting the environment.

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.

Marijuana Goes Mainstream: The Dynamic Supply Chain(s) of a Budding Industry


California’s Prop 64 marked a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows. As the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , many say that California is poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. With the country’s marijuana epicenter now allowing recreational use, the so-called “green rush” is in full swing.

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How Crowdsourcing Can Help to Assess Financial Risk

Supply Chain Brain

Over the years, the concept of the wisdom of crowds has been applied to any number of predictive efforts, from sports and entertainment to economic trends. Now it has emerged as a tool for assessing the financial stability of suppliers and other supply-chain partners. The concept is embodied in a financial-risk score known as FRISK, developed by CreditRiskMonitor.

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UDI Labeling Going Global


Just as medical device companies have achieved a comfort level with their labeling programs to ensure compliance with the FDA's Unique Device Identification (UDI) system, along comes Europe's version of UDI with a few different wrinkles. Even if you do just a minimal amount of business in this region , you need to be aware of the requirements and associated deadlines. That's why events like the UDI Conference in Baltimore, MD, next week are so important.

5 Global E-Commerce Trends to Keep on Your Radar

ModusLink Corporation

E-commerce is simultaneously making the business world seem smaller while also exploding its geographical footprint, with online shopping enabling brands to deliver their products and services across the world.

STEM-ulating Education

Enterra Insights

Parents and teachers know it’s hard to compete with all the distractions vying for the attention of today’s school children. Along with backpacks filled with books and electronic devices, children bring a load of other social and familial baggage with them when they enter school doors. Students have different abilities, economic backgrounds, cultural environments, interests … You get the point. The list of differences is large.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Reformulating Products to Support Sustainability


British supermarket chain Iceland is making a bold sustainability move. The retailer is becoming the first major UK supermarket chain to stop using palm oil in its store-brand food products. It aims to accomplish this goal by the end of 2018, The Guardian reports

Synovos VP Don Shoemaker Talks MRO with Industrial Podcast


Synovos Vice President Asset Services, Don Shoemaker, shares his thoughts on the changing dynamics of MRO inventory management, in a recent interview with Industrial Podcast, hosted by Scott MacKenzie.

Valogix Inventory Planner Founders Celebrating 30 Years


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Sheet Metal Machines. Press Brakes

Exapro Hub

Sheet metal machines category would be hard to imagine without one of its pillars – press brakes cnc/nc. Despite the fact that today a huge number of different press brakes machines are used, they all have similar components.

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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.

7 Frequent Issues TMS Can Solve

GTG Technology Group

7 Frequent Issues TMS Can Solve. As the transportation industry grows, everyone involved with the management of a fleet must focus on the details of each shipment and be fully prepared to tackle any issues that may arise. While hiring a competent staff for your fleet is crucial to its proper management, the transportation industry faces a large number of challenges on a daily basis, many of which require special technology.

Career Readiness Academy Students Visit Evans Distribution Systems

3PL Insights

The Career Readiness Academy (CRA) held a session at Evans Distribution Systems on April 16 th , 2018. Hosted by the Detroit Economic Club , the CRA is a 7-month program during which DEC Young Leaders are paired with high schoolers to help students prepare for the working world. Throughout those 7 months, students receive mentoring in sessions to help them to move throughout the high school journey and toward a future career.