Mon.Jun 17, 2019

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it? A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company. The are noise hiding the issue that business leaders are struggling in the delivery of business results. No technology or consulting company holds themselves accountable for the delivery of supply chain excellence. Here are some recent examples. Hostess Brands: Sweetest Comeback in Supply Chain History.

Before You Eat That, Do You Have Any Idea Where It’s Been? Food Supply Chains on Blockchain

Shipchain

Before you pick up that cherry tomato or prep the chicken, do you really know what you’re about to eat? How often do you think about the actual processes and activities that go on behind the scenes in food supply chains? Produce is grown. Meats are raised. Dairy foods are processed. Others are prepared in advance and flash-frozen for distribution. When you think about it, there are ample opportunities for contamination.

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Companies Are Wildly Overestimating Their ‘Digital Maturity’ in Supplier Management

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to assessing progress toward digital transformation of the procurement function, a lot of companies appear far less advanced than they think they are

5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain

OptiProERP

Inventory visibility is one of the critical aspects of any manufacturing business. It helps organizations understand how much inventory is available, at what location , and at any given point of time.

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.

As Retailers Eye Last-Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Veridian Solutions

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS. This concept gives supply chains a non-traditional means of fulfilling orders and moving product. In addition, it solves critical challenges in last-mile strategies, reduces costs associated with inventory management , and more.

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TMS Results: Results to Expect From a TMS

Cerasis

One of the biggest concerns shippers have when considering the implementation of a TMS is whether it will provide a significant return on investment (ROI). The answer is simple; a TMS does provide verifiable results that will benefit your operation.

Åhléns Looks to RELEX for Supply Chain Transformation

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Iconic Swedish retailer targets better visibility, higher availability and lower inventory. Leading Swedish department store chain Åhléns has signed a deal to use RELEX Solutions’ pragmatic AI-driven software to take its retail planning to the next level.

Port Logistics Group acquires e-commerce tech firm Whiplash

EFT

Port Logistics Group , an omnichannel logistics services provider, has acquired Whiplash Merchandising, Inc. Whiplash brings a flexible, scalable technology platform providing shopping cart integration and full-featured Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Order Management System (OMS) capabilities to both emerging and established ecommerce brands.

Are Outdated Processes Hindering Your Time to Market?

Loftware

Many customers I speak to are often amazed at what we uncover when we begin to explore their current processes relating to NPD, packaging and artwork management, labeling and print optimization. Labeling Artwork Management Loftware

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Shippers Claim Class One Railroads Fines are Unfair, Illogical, and Arbitrary

Logistics Viewpoints

Railroad customers objected to escalating fines across the country’s seven Class I carriers and referred to monopolistic, unfair, illogical, and arbitrary actions by most of the railroads.

How to Become a Carrier of the Year

Talking Logistics

After the challenging transportation environment in 2018, it’s clear that shippers and carriers are dependent on each other for success. But while there’s plenty of discussion about what it means to be a “shipper of choice,” what does it mean to be a “carrier of choice?” What capabilities or attributes elevate some carriers above the. The post How to Become a Carrier of the Year appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Episode Highlights Transportation Management C.H.

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Staying Ahead of the Inventory Game with Stock Control

Unleashed

Inventory management and stock control can be a very difficult game to play let alone to actually win. It can be the thing that saves you money, time and increases your ability to meet customer demand; or, it can be the reason for companies having frequent stock-outs, having to purchase more stock expediently and at a premium, and constantly functioning under a great deal of stress. There are three predominant methods of stock control to consider which we shall look at in more depth.

Gaining Big Insights from Big Data

Enterra Insights

Data is the lifeblood running through the veins of the digital economy. Nevertheless, pooled data, like pooled blood, is of little value unless it’s put to use. The question is: How does a company extract the greatest value from its data? Extracting insights from large data sets isn’t easy. According to Scott E.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.'

Axway partners with Citykomi and team to bring about real solutions!

Axway

DataCity in partnership with Numa and the City of Paris has formed a terrific alliance to reduce congestion, noise and pollution in the City of Light.

Shopify vs Squarespace. Compare eCommerce Features, Pricing, Pros & Cons

TradeGecko

How does Squarespace compare with Shopify as an eCommerce platform? As a small business owner, you have enough headaches to contend with. What you need is an eCommerce sales platform that is not only reliable but also tailored to yours and your customers’ needs.

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How to Make the Right Choice of ERP Implementation Partner

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In our ERP world, we get those who manufacture and those who distribute. The ones who make ERP, typically rely on “distribution” firms to sell and support the end consumer.

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.

Are You Closer to Your Procurement Goals or Further Away?

EC Sourcing Group

Are you closer to the goals you set for this year or further away? Most people set annual goals and if you are one of them, now may be a good time to check your progress. Here are five that clients have shared with me: Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement team.

RFID, AIDC and IoT New Round Up for June 18, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Impinj Sues Rival NXP for Patent Violation.Is this the End of Lost Baggage at Last. IDC Research Finds Global Spending on IoT to Top One Trillion Dollars 2022

Leeds, UK- Junior Project Manager

Adjuno

Working in the Delivery Team. The Delivery team at Adjuno are going through an exciting time as we establish new ways of working to support a broad set of Product. Day to day, the team drive delivery of projects through successfully translating customer processes into practical requirements that enable set up and configuration of the Adjuno product suite for both new and existing customers. What you will be doing.

Walmart Adjusts to Tariffs Through a Price-Changing Tool for Suppliers

Material Handling & Logistics

The move shows how the world’s largest retailer, which sells billions of dollars of goods made in China annually, is incorporating the reality of tariffs into its day-to-day operations

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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.

Savant Talks: Sales, Marketing & Data-driven Retail

Savant Events

In the lead up to our Savant eCommerce Stockholm, we had the great pleasure of sitting together with Cecilia Mortimer Meurling, Sales and Marketing Director of Åhléns, for an insightful chat about department stores and data-driven retail. Here’s what we talked about! What will be the role of department stores in the future? The department store will fill the role as a place to go to get things done – a lot of products collected under one roof and instant delivery.

Freight Class: All You Need To Know About NMFC Code

Freightera

What is freight class? Freight class is assigned to all Less than Truckload (LTL) freight, shipping within USA or across the USA/Canadian border with US carriers who have NMFC-based pricing. Class can be based on the particular NMFC code of the product, or on the shipment density.