Mon.Mar 25, 2019

The Growing Need for Blockchain in the Grocery Supply Chain


Blockchain is the flavor of the month in the food business these days. It’s getting a lot of attention thanks to new mandates by Walmart and others – including big players like Unilever, Nestle, Tyson and Dole – to require blockchain tracking of food from source to store.

Omnichannel Counterpoint: Anti-Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies

Veridian Solutions

According to Fred de Gombert via Forbes , omnichannel is expected to continue affecting global supply chains and driving change throughout the industry.

Alarming Lack of Alternate Manufacturing Sites Part 1 (All Industries)


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3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal

The Logistics of Logistics

“3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal” was a webinar conducted in late January 2019 by Joe Lynch and Ann Holm. Below is a recording of the webinar along with an outline of the topics covered in the webinar. 3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal.

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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.

How Technology Continues to Change the Future of Retail

Repl Group

Retail is still enduring a major transformation as the physical and digital worlds both collide and complement.

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The Difference Between Retailer Deductions and Allowances


If you’re sending your products to retailers you’re all too familiar with allowances and deductions. And you know the financial impact associated with these terms. But, it gets confusing.

BluJay and NMB Launch Parcel for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

BluJay Solutions

Now available on Microsoft AppSource, enterprise-class Parcel solution offers seamless integration for D365 users. Amsterdam – March 25, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , together with NMB Solutions Canada Inc, today announced the release of Parcel for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

The Science of Microbiome Analytics: DNA Detectives Tackle the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The type of forensic techniques that detectives have long deployed to solve crimes can now be used to identify the origin of manufactured goods in the supply chain

BluJay and NMB Launch Parcel for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

BluJay Solutions

Now available on Microsoft AppSource, enterprise-class Parcel solution offers seamless integration for D365 users. Amsterdam – March 25, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , together with NMB Solutions Canada Inc, today announced the release of Parcel for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

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 Ways Fresh Retailers are Helping the Planet

JDA software

It’s official. Millennials are the largest consumer block and they’re moving the retail environment forward in a more sustainable way. Shoppers are focused on their core values and want to buy from the brands that are in perfect alignment with them.

How to Create Successful Returns Management Practices & Policies

Veridian Solutions

Returns are a vital part of the modern supply chain. According to Shopify, e-commerce returns have risen 94.8 percent over the last five years, and returns are expected to cost more than $550 billion per year by 2020. Retailers around the globe are working to create successful returns management practices to meet the demands of consumers, and today’s supply chain leaders need to understand how to create successful returns strategies, including policies that align with e-commerce.

Collaboration Across the Supply Chain


In every aspect of a supply chain, there are areas of collaboration. It’s important to understand each type of collaboration, its use in the supply chain, and when a business needs to use it. Some common areas of collaboration include: Purchase Orders. Shipments/Receipts. Inventory/ Forecast.

The Top Do’s & Don’ts of Effective Transportation Management

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Preventing 3 Common Inventory Control Issues


For large corporations or SMEs, correctly managing your inventory stock is imperative to achieving an efficient, sustainable and profitable business. Inventory control , however, brings with it many issues but with the right tools, some of the common ones are easily managed. Problems include product stockouts that result in lost sales opportunities and unhappy customers and product spoilage or dead inventory stock which will incur unnecessary costs and tie up storage space.

On The E-Cigarette and Vaping Chinese Supply Chain

Insights Solutions Global

E-cigarettes are a typical product of the cross-border integration of information technology and traditional industries. In this report, we will mainly focus on the cost structure, product structure and industry chain of electronic cigarette, so that you will have a deeper understanding of this industry and position your business activities better. The post On The E-Cigarette and Vaping Chinese Supply Chain appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

Replenishment Manual – Finding the Root Cause of an Instock Issue


In the last few years, one of Walmart’s primary goal has been clear – to increase on shelf availability to customers while reducing overall inventory levels. These may seem like mutually exclusive pursuits at first glance, but directives like OTIF and the recently released Out of Stock Root Cause Analysis tool have shown that Walmart is not only committed to this goal but can also make changes to achieve it.

Truck Driver Shortage: Myth or Reality?

Talking Logistics

For decades there has been a consistent narrative in the trucking industry about there being a driver shortage. According to the American Trucking Associations, for example, there will be a shortage of 174,000 drivers by 2026 if current trends continue. However, a new study conducted by Stephen V.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Global Supply Chain New on Spate of Recent Cargo Ship Fires has Industry Worried

Supply Chain Digest

Misdeclaration and Poor Packing Could be Key Fires Causes, but what to Do

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GreyOrange launches 12,000 parcel-per-hour sortation system


Robotics and warehouse automation company GreyOrange, has launched its latest modular sortation system, designed for modern distribution and logistics centres serving retail, and courier and express companies. The Flexo™ robotics system Flexo can handle up to 12,000 parcels per hour sorting up to hundreds of destinations; including common post and courier items up to 15 kgs (33 pounds).

TMS Innovation and the Voice of the Customer with Cameron Robertson

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:20] 00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:37] 00:37] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Chief Technology Officer of 3PL Systems in Signal Hill, California. We specialize in the development of transportation management software.

BluJay Partners with Fujitsu to Deliver ‘Drive-through’ Irish Border Post-Brexit

BluJay Solutions

Geo-tagging and automated customs management will enable customs checks with no vehicle stops. Manchester, UK – 25 March 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , has partnered with Fujitsu to develop an innovative technology solution to maintain an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland while also enabling customs checks to be made by the UK and Irish Governments.

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.

Robotic Process Automation Rises on Corporate Agenda

Enterra Insights

Automating business processes is nothing new. The Industrial Revolution was all about automating processes. Wikipedia notes, “The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Europe and the US, in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

Is Indirect Spend Killing Your Bottom Line and Your Strategic Sourcing Efforts?

EC Sourcing Group

For many mid-size companies, indirect spend is killing their bottom line and derailing their efforts to implement strategic sourcing.

Six Predictions for the Decentralized Web in 2019

Janeiro Digital

This post originally appeared on … 2019 will be a pivotal year for digital transformation as the decentralized web takes off and businesses explore its innovative potential. Here are six predictions about how the year will shape up as businesses become aware of the opportunity and start to prepare for a new competitive landscape.

AB&R®’s ZC10L RFID large format card printer named a finalist for Best New Product by RFID Journal!


Phoenix, Arizona, March 25, 2019 – AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID Inc.), a nationwide provider of proven supply chain solutions, will be exhibiting at RFID Journal Live! 2019 , in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.