Tue.Nov 06, 2018

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Few if any economic sectors have avoided digital disruption. New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. Kristi Montgomery, a Vice President at Kenco Innovation Labs, explains, “The rapid pace of technological advancement and adoption means that innovation is taking place all around us, from the way we communicate to how we get around cities — even to how we shop for groceries.

Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity


Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning.

Not Contributing to Logistics Job Growth. Sorry (Not Sorry!)

Supply Chain Collaborator

Wall Street Journal reports that logistics hiring contributes a robust 10% to the October 2018 U.S. job growth figures. Hiring in transportation and warehousing sector soars” says WSJ “adding 24,800 jobs. UltraShipTMS apologizes for not helping to contribute to employment growth in the field we serve. It’s not that we don’t want to contribute. Rather we prefer to contribute in ways that grow our customers’ bottom line. Here’s why we’re sorry, but not sorry.

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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.

7 Tips To Consider When Selecting an MES Solution


Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) enable supply chain networks and manufacturing to stay synchronized, scale and flex to fluctuations in demand.

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Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter


Wanting to know how your supply chain compares to others in your industry (or the market at large) is natural. After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future.

Achieving a Well-Balanced Inventory – The Metrics


Achieving a well-balanced, efficient inventory is no small task as supply chain complexity is ever increasing. How do you get there and how do you know when you have arrived?

RFID Enables Nearly 100% Order Accuracy for Retail

Material Handling & Logistics

Using RFID, companies can triple their order accuracy and reduce chargebacks. Line item RFID is showing the capability to increase supply chain efficiency. .

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator? Indirect goods and services can be one of the largest areas of expenditure in any company.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy


An ecommerce business comes with its own unique benefits, as well as challenges. You have an amazing opportunity to reach many people and sell your product all over the world. But you also face the challenge of people not being able to try on or carefully examine your product.

The Hottest Jobs in Supply Chain and Procurement! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Blog post provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. It’s an exciting time to be involved in the Supply Chain and for Supply Chain jobs.

Global Trade Management: The Past, Present and Future

Supply Chain 24/7

GTM has evolved from a collection of standalone supply chain and enterprise applications into an integrated solution that ties them all together, ideally on a common platform

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Baby Supply Chain! There are many different Supply Chains in the World covering every industry, every business or institution and every aspect of our lives. But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain!

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

2018 Global Apparel Supply Chain Management Report

Supply Chain 24/7

As quickly as technology is pushing consumer-facing capabilities forward, behind the scenes apparel industry supply chains are moving at a decidedly slower pace

Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation! The theory is simple! If you can increase spend levels through centralized spend aggregation across entities then you increase your leverage in negotiations.

Common Problems in Supply Chain Management to Overcome

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 5 minutes Some of the most common problems in supply chain management are as old as the hills. The good news is,… The post Common Problems in Supply Chain Management to Overcome appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering

Why Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Written by Alinda Regina exclusively for supplychaingamechanger.com . Take a quick look around your home or office and you’d be hard-pressed to find a product that has not seen the inside of a truck at some point in its existence. In truth, many aspects of everyday life are made possible through the supply chain industry, with trucking alone responsible for 70% of America’s freight volume by weight.

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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.

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment

RELEX Solutions

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment. Customers » Case Studies. Background.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Focused on Transportation Accounting Reduce Transportation Costs


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jennifer Jacobson, the Cerasis Accounting & Finance Manager.

5 Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally created and published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Lora Cecere. Lora Cecere is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the research firm Supply Chain Insights at [link]. Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind. Tremors. Seismic shifts.

Global Supply Chain News on Time for the Blockchain Wars in Global Shipping

Supply Chain Digest

Amid Some Questions if It is the Right Technology for the Job, Blockchain Service to be Offered by The Ocean Alliance, Competing with Maersk based TradeLens

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.

Collaborative robots driving big productivity gains for consumer packaged goods companies but adoption currently low


No subsector of automation in the packaging industry is maturing like cobots, according to a new piece of research. Unlike robots which are traditionally isolated from workers and are programmed to follow specific instructions without regard for humans, cobots operate in cooperation with humans in a shared workspace. While growth is projected, PMMI’s survey found cobot use in packaging, remains relatively low with just 10% claiming adoption.

5 Steps to Building a Champion Retailer


The art of retail is to delight and serve a specific consumer demographic. Managing a successful retail business is combining this art with the science of excellent business strategies and objectives. Want to merge the art and science of retail planning to compete in this marketplace?

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Overcoming Ocean Freight Procurement Hurdles in 2019


Many organizations are consistently missing the mark with their transportation spend due to contract rate increases and fluctuating spot rates on ocean freight lanes.

Multiparty Network Platforms Q & A

The Network Effect

Multi-party network platforms offer a new way to connect businesses, with all companies (buyers, sellers, movers) synchronized to single version. The post Multiparty Network Platforms Q & A appeared first on The Network Effect. Multiparty Network multienterprise multiparty network Platform

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.