Thu.Dec 13, 2018

2018 Year in Review: The Evolution of Types of Analytics

River Logic

Our year in review on the types of analytics and how they have evolved in the market brings to mind the classic song, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. It’s a good-natured battle about the pronunciation of the words Potato and Tomato.

Let Your Fingers do the Walking Through the Digital Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

Matt Johnson, Senior Director, Supply Chain Collaboration Product Strategy. A new edition of the Yellow Pages landed on my doorstep last week. It was shockingly thin compared to the fat tomes I remembered from my youth. I barely gave it a glance as I tossed it in the recycle bin.

The Internet of Things is Changing how We Live and Work

Enterra Insights

The word “thing” is both broad and ambiguous. According to Thesaurus.com, “thing” can trace its origins to Norsemen who used to gather in a public assembly they called a “bing”; a term picked up and used by the English. The Dutch called such an assembly a “ding.”

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has already been used across many industries to improve efficiency and productivity. The technology has been in development for some time, with the uptake being slowed down by some industry’s reluctance to adopt it.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make? Has software-as-a-service (SaaS) made TMS implementations easier or harder?

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The Surprising Secrets Behind Trader Joe's Supply Chain

Elementum

Its founder called it the grocery store for “overeducated and underpaid people.” You’ve probably only heard of Trader Joe’s if you have one within a 30-mile radius (or if you have out-of-town friends who rave about it).

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3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Infographic). Article created by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jill Button at [link].

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

Tropical forests continue to be threatened by rampant agricultural production of key commodities, such as palm oil, sugarcane, and soybean. While these commodities are traded and consumed the world over, the bulk come from just a handful of countries where they are produced.

On Time Delivery – Get that right First before all else!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Gets Measured Is What Gets Done! No matter what industry you are in and no matter what channels you are serving your Customers expect delivery of their goods on time. You may have different pressures, to increase profits for instance, but you must take care of the basic expectation of on time delivery first. If you don’t have on time delivery all your other pressures will not matter. Your customers will go elsewhere and your business will fail.

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How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Hedge your bets with Probabilistic Forecasting

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

At Brookes we're big advocates of probabilistic forecasting (also known as stochastic forecasting). Understanding and employing this relatively simple principle can take your foreca sting and supply chain planning from ‘good to great’. long tail inventory Inventory Optimization

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Dec. 14, 2018 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Sara Mabarak of Lancaster, PA and Eric Vicario of Lebanon, OH Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

Our Search for an Unleashed Development Intern Superstar

Unleashed

Last week, we met with all the candidates for our Development intern programme for the day. It was a full day of activities and it sure went by quickly! Our Development Internship Programme will run for 12 weeks.

Mastering Amazon’s Inventory Performance Index (IPI)

TradeGecko

Inventory Performance Index, or IPI, is the most recently introduced metric by Amazon, and it’s a hot topic in the global community of businesses that sell on Amazon. eCommerce How to Business Growth Amazon

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Should Your Business Be Using the Weighted Average Cost Method?

Unleashed

The weighted average cost method is an accounting method that businesses use to value inventory. This method of valuing inventory involves proportional treatment of both the cost of goods sold (COGS) and the inventory item in stock at the time of valuation. This means that both are treated the same when it comes to determining value. The primary benefit to the weighted average cost method is that it levels out price fluctuations.

Providing eCommerce Merchants Access to Cross-Border & International Parcel Solutions

Supply Chain 24/7

SEKO Logistics is partnering with ShipStation, the world’s leading web-based eCommerce shipping solution, to increase its eCommerce merchants’ ability to grow in new cross-border markets