Wed.Mar 20, 2019

Can Blockchain Unblock Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic). Article written by, and permission to publish here provided by, “SK” Sanjeev Kumar Roy at [link].

How Cloud Technology is Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics Management


Cloud computing is expected to grow by 17.3% in 2019, its industry totaling $206.2 billion. Through cloud technology, companies can leverage large pools of IT resources rather than having to build their infrastructure.

The Chainmail Effect on How Globalization Impacts the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digest

Enabling Markets and Regions to Link to Others With Less Cost and Risk

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board. Penalties for late or partial shipments are steep and can make or break a shipper’s relationship with a retailer. Shippers can mitigate this challenge with a retail consolidation program. So what is a retail consolidation program? How does it work? And what are the benefits to shippers?

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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.

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?


by Harish Iyer. In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America.

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8 Things to Not Miss at ProMat 2019

Veridian Solutions

ProMat 2019 is set to take place April 8-11, 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The four-day conference brings together 950 exhibitors and the thousands of supply chain and manufacturing software vendors.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.18-3.22

Aborn and Co.

Freight market softening, Adidas running out of sneakers?, counterfeit goods account for $500b of global trade, "Where's my freight?!" and so much more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

Business Intelligence in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

When most people hear the term “gathering intelligence,” they think of fictional spies like James Bond or George Smiley or about spy agencies like the CIA or MI6. In business circles, gathering intelligence is generally a bit less sinister. Business Intelligence (BI) means gathering necessary information to make informed decisions.

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The State of Women in Tech [Infographic]


As a part of Women’s History Month, LLamasoft wants to spread awareness about the benefit of diverse teams within technology and business. See the infographic below to learn how more diverse groups lead to a stronger business, as well as the challenges facing women in the technology field.

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.

3 Common Problems with eCommerce Inventory Management


The scope of eCommerce is vast. Shopping on the internet moves fast. It’s a relatively boundary-free marketplace. As long as you can provide products to keep up with demand, the opportunities are endless. However, keeping up with your stocktake across one channel is hard. In today’s marketplace, business owners aren’t operating with one channel to sell their inventory. Rather, they are selling across multiple platforms. This means they need an inventory management system to keep up with them.

FMCSA Red Flagging Brokers with Bonds Pending Cancellation


The beginning of November 2018 saw a change in how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) marks carriers, brokers and forwarders whose surety bond or insurance is about to expire or is being canceled.

Country Risk Scores Mapped and Explained


As an additional service to our customers, EcoVadis provides profiles on over 150 countries. These profiles cover information on risks across four themes: Environment, health & social, human rights and governance.

SCJ & Manhattan 2019 User Conference: 6 Key Takeaways


The Supply Chain Junction (SCJ) and Manhattan Associates 6 th Annual User Conference took place mid-March at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg. This event was well attended by both existing and potential customers from many of South Africa’s largest retail, wholesale and 3PL companies.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Steps to Realizing Your Leadership Potential

JDA software

This Wednesdays for Women is another article in the “Lessons from Leaders” series featuring ideas from JDA leaders on topics of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences that can help them grow their own leadership skills. In today’s blog, Sangeeta Bajaj, senior director, strategic partner marketing and member of the JDA Winning Leadership program, shares what she learned about realizing your leadership potential. .

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 17th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of March 17 th , 2019. This week, college basketball’s tournament to crown its national champion is set to begin.

RFID, AIDC and IoT New Round Up for March 20, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Perhaps New Record for Bar Code Label Switching Theft. Smart Glasses Starting to Get Some Supply Chain Traction. Clothes with RFID Chips that Report on How You Wear Them

Has FedEx Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Cathy Morrow Roberson. Overall, it could have been worse. Total revenue increased 3% while operating income increased 6.2% (as reported) or 2.1% (adjusted) depending on how one wishes to view it. However, as one begins to study the numbers further, some questions start to formulate.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Women in Supply Chain, 2019: How the Industry Is Changing

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

There are plenty of stories of women succeeding as executives in the supply chain. But the industry has a long way to go before achieving true parity

Overcome Challenges in Managing Product Assortment in Drug Stores

RELEX Solutions

Drug stores are seeing a major shift in how assortment is managed. Years ago, a store may have stocked between 7,000 and 8,000 over-the-counter SKUs. Today, retailers have to account for and optimize anywhere between 15,000 and 20,000 SKUs. Add to that the introduction of fresh and convenience products in many locations, and the scale and scope of a merchandiser’s responsibilities have grown enormously complex. Drug stores need better data analytics to manage assortment growth.

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Changes in packaging result in ROI for F&B products


If you work for a food and beverage company, you may have noticed something about your competitors. Every few months, one of them changes the box artwork on their packaging.

Don’t Waste Your Time Integrating Different Warehouse Software Programs Together

My Office Apps

Don’t Waste Your Time Integrating Different Warehouse Software Programs Together. Running a business requires coordinating the work of several different departments.

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.

New ELD deadline: Will it trigger a capacity crisis?

DAT Solutions

Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in December 2017. The next phase of the mandate begins in December 2019, and it may end up being just as disruptive. The new milestone expands the regulation in two dramatic ways: 1.

Your Silos are Costing You Customers


With news of Amazon around every corner, it’s clear that the retail behemoth is […]. The post Your Silos are Costing You Customers appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience



Reporting and Analytics in Procurement. by Bhargavi Nake. When organizations adopt digital procurement, they look at it from a cost savings perspective but eProcurement goes way beyond that as we have discussed in our previous blog ‘Procurement Beyond Savings’.

Merchants Shift Closer to the Consumer

Supply Chain 24/7

As Black Friday 2018 made loud and clear, most consumers today would prefer to have an online omnichannel shopping experience than a traditional in-store visit

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.