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.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

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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6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019


It’s been a great year for AB&R®. In May, we became a member of the RAIN RFID alliance , and in June we became a GS1 US Solution Partner. We covered hot topics in 2018 such as RFID container verification , employee mustering , and RFID in the data center.

Why Millennials Deserve Our Attention

Inbound Logistics

How the growing millennial market will transform the supply chain sector

AB&R® to exhibit at RFID in Aerospace and Defense


Phoenix, Arizona, December 10, 2018 – AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID Inc.), a nationwide provider of proven supply chain solutions, will be an exhibitor at the RFID in Aerospace and Defense Conference in Arlington, VA on December 12, 2018. The RFID in Aerospace and Defense event will provide information on the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Attendees will have an opportunity to see demonstrations of RFID technology at the AB&R® booth.

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

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.

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.

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

SCU30 - Supply Chain Under 30

Aborn and Co.

On our very first episode of #SCU30 we invite some of the youngest and brightest minds on the air to tell their story their way

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

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Enforcing packaging standards across the supply chain delivers ethical and financial value


Switched on brands are becoming ever more aware of the importance of packaging when it comes to consumer experience. Far too few, however, have yet to address the extraordinary packaging inefficiencies […]. The post Enforcing packaging standards across the supply chain delivers ethical and financial value appeared first on Adjuno. Press Adjuno Machine learning packaging retail software supply chain supply chain management sustainability technology transforming supply chain

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

MOQ Meaning in Supply Chain & What You Need to Know About It

Insights Solutions Global

You must have seen MOQ quite some times when you're sourcing for ideal manufacturer or supplier on Alibaba or Google, so what does MOQ even mean? How can you use it for your own good? The post MOQ Meaning in Supply Chain & What You Need to Know About It appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supplier Sourcing

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Why You Should Eliminate Spreadsheets from Your Artwork Management Process


Efficient approval workflows are better than spreadsheets. Manufacturing Artwork Management

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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]

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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The Top Five Technological Trends to Watch Out for in 2019


No matter the ‘type’, ‘size’ or ‘revenue’ of your organization, technology has become an indispensable part of successful operations. Companies that ride the wave of technology are visibly at a greater advantage than the those that are not.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.