Tue.Jul 12, 2016

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage


“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. Why is it happening?

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives


A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. With the myriad of tasks and personell, a director or manager must oversee, how on earth are they to get everything done? Well, it starts with focusing on the areas and objectives that can meet your desired outcomes. Are you using the mantra "Work smarter NOT harder?"

The State of the Industry: A Mid-year Look at Transportation and the Economy

Talking Logistics

At Transplace’s recent Shipper Symposium, a diverse group of shippers, logistics experts and analysts came together to discuss the latest industry trends and obstacles faced by supply chain and transportation professionals, and identify strategies for addressing these issues and improving operations.

It’s Time for Supply Chain 2.0! 4 Characteristics to Watch For


by Meranda Powers The right product, in the right place, at the right time. This age-old challenge of supply chain is now more difficult to address than ever before.

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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.

3 Ways to Measure the ROI on a Pop-up Distribution Center

Logistics Viewpoints

Holiday peak season. New product launches. Flash sales. Does the mere mention of these make you anxious? In a supply chain, the balancing act of supply and demand can be tricky and at times costly. Forecasting, previously accepted as an art, now demands near science in order to succeed in today’s dynamic retail environment. However, your supply chain can only prepare for and react to the volumes based on the resources readily available within a […].

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Xiaomi's Success in India Could Impact the Global Supply Chain


India is becoming a battleground for market share among smartphone makers — and success will come down to supply chain. Growth Strategy. India is the world’s second-largest—and fastest growing—smartphone market in the world. Only China has more smartphone users, but growth is slowing.

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Why Right Now is the Perfect Time to Invest in a TMS

PLS Logistics

Despite the rapid evolution of today’s supply chain and the proven cost-saving ability of a transportation management system (TMS), few shippers are using TMS software. In fact, only around 35% of shippers have a TMS. Transportation management is gaining importance across all industries because of the wealth of opportunities available to reduce operating costs and improve service levels. Shippers who manually manage transportation are missing out on efficiency opportunities.

Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium

BluJay Solutions

Completes fourth phase of global expansion using Kewill solutions . July 12, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Hankyu Hanshin Express, a leading Japanese provider of global logistics and freight forwarding services, has completed the implementation of Kewill’s freight forwarding software across its operations in Belgium.

A Core Carrier +1 (CC+1) Strategy: The Best of Both Worlds?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The majority of capacity in today’s truckload marketplace comes from a fragmented base of carriers. Handling so many carrier relationships internally can be cost prohibitive. It doesn’t make sense to manage 50 relationships when you’re shipping in only a few lanes.

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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.

Supply Chain News on APICS Announces New Certification Program in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

Supply Chain Digest

Move Comes After APICS Acquired American Society of Transportation and Logistics in 2015

Challenges and Requirements of Finding the Best Cloud Management Platform


Competitive enterprises turn to the cloud to increase the pace of innovation. They are under constant pressure to produce quality solutions at a reasonable cost, maintain control, and enforce policies without disrupting development. At this point, the benefits of the cloud are already well-known.

Green Supply Chain News on Kroger Ups the Ante with Latest Sustainability Report, Goals

Supply Chain Digest

Kroger has Emerged as Another Sustainability Leader

Can Digital Enterprise Laggards Catch Up?

Enterra Insights

Many analysts believe that in order for a business to survive and thrive in the information age, it must transform its … Continued. The post Can Digital Enterprise Laggards Catch Up? appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Live Webinar: Jay Crowley to Present UDI Survey Results


So how are medical device professionals managing UDI compliance? What have they achieved up to this point and what are some of the challenges they still face?

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Park it: Choose a Customer


Our local grocery store is very progressive. Beyond the legislated places for Handicapped Parking, they also have designated – Parent Parking – spots. When I have the time I like to confront people who park in these spots to see if they are following the rules.

Live Webinar: Jay Crowley to Present UDI Survey Results


So how are medical device professionals managing UDI compliance? What have they achieved up to this point and what are some of the challenges they still face?

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M.Video’s success with behavioral clustering for built-in appliances

RELEX Solutions

Leading electronic retailer sees significant inventory savings with a more customer focused approach to clustering.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

54% of Drivers Are Detained 3 to 4 Hours Per Stop

DAT Solutions

Most drivers spend 3 to 4 hours waiting to get loaded or unloaded. That’s according to a DAT survey of 257 carriers and owner-operators, with 54% of them saying that's the average amount of time they spend at a shipper’s dock.