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?"

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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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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.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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.

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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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A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1.

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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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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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.

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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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

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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?

Survey 130

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

Supply Chain Digest

Kroger has Emerged as Another Sustainability Leader

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.

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.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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.