Mon.Dec 10, 2018

7 Supply Chain Security Concerns to Address in 2019

The Network Effect

“All across Maersk headquarters, the full scale of the crisis was starting to become clear. Within half an hour, Maersk. The post 7 Supply Chain Security Concerns to Address in 2019 appeared first on The Network Effect. Cloud Risk Technology cybersecurity risk management supply chain

Tariffs and 5 Areas Retailers Need to Focus on Now

Supply Chain Nation

For decades, from hardware to electronics, textiles, food, household goods, and general merchandise; retailers have been offering lower prices on goods sourced overseas. Though there has been some change in recent years, most imported goods to the United States originate in China.

Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember the first discussion with Mark and Dave. It was a strategy day in 2006. Thirteen years later, it gives me great pleasure to share their story. Mark Hersh (shown here) is now a Director of Supply Chain Strategy at Clorox while Dave retired in 2018.

Buyers Comment on Marketing and Selling Logistics Services


I often talk to logistics companies wondering what are the best strategies to get the attention of potential buyers of their services. One thing these companies almost never do is actually ASK their customers and prospects that very same question.

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!

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. Keeping a pulse on these industry trends and changes is increasingly important in order to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to succeed in the months and years ahead.

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Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Planning – Why a Hybrid AI Concept is the Better Choice

All Things Supply Chain

“A good decision is based on knowledge, not on numbers” is a quote by the famous Greek philosopher Plato. When the Google project AlphaGo beat the South Korean Go champion… Supply Chain Management

Regenerating Logistics

Inbound Logistics

A profile of Denise Kopko, vice president of operations—commercial, supply chain and logistics, with Veolia North America, an environmental services company focused on designing and providing water, waste and energy management solutions for commercial, municipal and industrial customers

Tackling the eCommerce Pick, Pack, and Shipping Process


A tectonic shift in consumer shopping habits is rocking the retail landscape, and the economic implications are staggering. As more and more people worldwide have traded mall-walking for web-surfing, the seismic growth in global e-commerce sales is shaking up the marketplace—and the upheaval shows no signs of abating.

Continuing Education: What's on the Menu?

Inbound Logistics

No matter how skilled or credentialed, today’s supply chain managers have a lot to learn–and a lot of ways to do so. With the marketplace growing more complex, continuing education professionals are introducing new programs and revising old standbys

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.

Why You Should Eliminate Spreadsheets from Your Artwork Management Process


Efficient approval workflows are better than spreadsheets. Manufacturing Artwork Management

Improving Supply Chain Performance by Focusing on Daily Improvement

Inbound Logistics

When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers identify a desired outcome and work collaboratively to deliver on those promises. In order to achieve the desired ROI and deliver on the promises made during the sales process, both parties need daily activities to align with that objective

What Are Microservices in Supply Chain Software?

Veridian Solutions

Microservices in supply chain software refer to the use of independently-deployable applications to complete a business process. Their use ranges from order management to customer intelligence, and they have stark advantages over the traditional, monolithic design of supply chain management software. Supply chain managers need to understand microservices and how they can significantly improve warehouse management.

Data Quality is as Important as Data Quantity

Enterra Insights

Despite the fact big data is old news, it continues to make headlines. Mike Wood ( @Legalmorning ), founder of, writes, “Big data is here to stay and we need to get used to it. In fact, so many companies are now using it that they gain an advantage over those who don’t. … Yes, we are all sick of hearing these words, but let’s stop kidding ourselves. It’s not just the latest buzz phrase, it’s here to stay.”[1]

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.

Many carriers threatened to quit after ELDs. Did they?

DAT Solutions

Four months before the ELD mandate took effect on Dec. 18, 2017, DAT surveyed TruckersEdge users to learn how they planned to deal with the new regulation. Most of the respondents were owner-operators and small carriers, and 30% of them said that they would leave the industry rather than use an ELD.

What does ShipChain do?


Guest post by ShipChain’s Director of Product Development, Daven Jones. I get asked this question a lot in my day to day life. Friends, family, convention goers, technology meet up participants, people I see at the gym while donning my ShipChain t-shirt – pretty much everyone.

Your Xero Integration – Better Than Ever!


Thanks to your feedback, we have developed two new features that will enhance the Xero and Unleashed integration and give you more insights for managing your business! Set credit limits for customers. Does your sales team know if the customer has any outstanding invoices?

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Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

DAT Solutions

It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places. That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. Over the weekend, Winter Storm Diego blanketed Charlotte, Raleigh and many miles of highway in North Carolina, extending east to Tennessee and north to Virginia.

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.

Enhance Your Processes with these New Unleashed Enhancements


Based on great customer feedback, we’ve been working on enhancing Unleashed to help increase efficiency in your business. You’ve asked us for additions that will make a difference in your day-to-day operations, so here are some new small but mighty enhancements that your team will love.

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Five Special Ops Skills Pertinent to Business Innovation


Highly skilled soldiers trekking through the pitch dark of night and a business creating better products and services for customers appear to be completely unrelated.

Santa Claus: A Logistics Mastermind

3PL Insights

It takes a real logistical genius to deliver presents to everyone in the world in one night. He goes by many names, St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle, but he is most commonly referred to as Santa Claus.

How Happy Socks created a $100 million eCommerce business


Happy Socks have been making a boring wardrobe staple fun for 10 years now, reaching a whopping 12,000 stockists in over 90 countries.

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.

2018: A Year to Remember

Inbound Logistics

2018 has been marked by tariffs, trade deals, and technological advancements. Here are the highlights


A Leader in the 2018 Control Tower Value Matrix

Supply Chain 24/7

After examining the entire vendor landscape, Nucleus Research once again placed E2open in the Leaders Quadrant of their Control Tower Value Matrix and ranked us as the vendor with the highest functionality

A Lot to Learn

Inbound Logistics

There are a multitude of resources available to help even the busiest logistics professionals hone their skillsets

Claritum Customers Benefit from Early Payment Discounts


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Claritum customers are able to benefit from Early Payment Discounts. Claritum’s customers are using the Claritum platform to make early payments. Realising discounts across products and services for these early payments.

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.