Fri.Jun 21, 2019

How Resilient is Your Global Supply Chain?


Almost since 1982 when Keith Oliver coined the term supply chain, analysts, reporters, academics, and consultants have written about supply chain resiliency.

Robotic Warehouses: Why Are Companies Straggling Behind the Movement?


Robotic warehouses have great potential. Supply chain leaders across the globe scour the latest technologies and capabilities of robots. The reasoning is simple; robots offer a tireless army of workers without the hassle of managing human laborers.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimisation in the Digital Age

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitised essential tasks like inventory planning. The reality is that this transformation takes time and a change of mindset.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 21, 2019)

Talking Logistics

This would have been a fantastic April Fools’ joke, except it’s real. Check out this video from GE on how to reset their “C” light bulbs.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15 – 21)

Logistics Viewpoints

I saw an article earlier this week that detailed how Amazon has gone about testing its delivery robots. The robot revolution is gaining a lot of traction and lots of companies are looking at how they can use robots to make last mile deliveries (see Dominos Pizza article below). Many companies have done initial testing in dense, urban locations to see how their robots handle the changing nature of the physical environment. But not Amazon. […].

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Decision-Making in the Face of Tariffs

Vanguard Software

The Office of the US Trade Representative released a list of $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that could be slapped with another 25% hike in duties. News Supply Chain

June 2019 Automation Hero: Erwin van der Wouden of Araco


Erwin van der Wouden, supply chain manager at Araco, has automated the purchasing of more than 2000 SKUs. Name: Erwin van der Wouden. Title: Supply Chain Manager. Company: Araco International. Congratulations on the award, Erwin!

Descartes – June 10th, 2019 Trade Update


Descartes – June 10 th , 2019 Trade Update U.S. importers can breathe a sigh of relief today that the Mexico tariffs did not get enforced and are ultimately behind us, for now. With most products imported from China subject to a 25% tariff, India and Turkey losing their GSP status, a potential threat of tariffs on imports from Australia and the EU, there is still significant volatility in trade today. A summary of recent events and recommendations to mitigate these tariffs is listed below

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June 2019 Automation Hero: Erwin van der Wouden of Araco


Erwin van der Wouden, supply chain manager at Araco, has automated the purchasing of more than 2000 SKUs. Name: Erwin van der Wouden. Title: Supply Chain Manager. Company: Araco International. Congratulations on the award, Erwin!

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

UniSuper Hackathon 2019 – “Innovation and Collaboration as a competitive advantage”


Axway was honored to be approached by UniSuper to participate in their first ever Hackathon– UniSuper Hackathon 2019. Facilitated by Hack Days , in UniSuper’s Bourke street Melbourne office, the event took place over the course of two days at … Events

Project-based Learning can Lead to Real-world Solutions

Enterra Insights

Adults often walk a fine line when dealing with teenagers. On one hand, teenagers need to be guided in some areas of their lives. Their knowledge & experience is limited and their minds & emotions are still maturing. On the other hand, teenagers need to be treated with respect and understanding. Their capacity to think deeply and creatively needs to acknowledged. For those reasons, I’m a big fan of project-based learning.

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Spot Rates, Volume Declines Leave Trans-Pac Carriers One Option

American Global Logistics

JOC —With trans-Pacific eastbound spot rates falling for a third straight week, China imports declining, and time running out for a beat-the-tariff import surge, container lines have only one option to prevent the loss of peak season gains: more blank sailings.

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Three Benefits of Moving Spend Management to the Cloud

Supply Chain Brain

Many organizations today are recognizing the need to shift their spend-management operations to the cloud


Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

FLEXE Hub: Take a hike


Walmart's autonomous delivery vans, tariff-related price hikes, and the business of sustainability

The Importance of Stocktaking for Measuring Inventory Turnover


As a business owner selling goods, knowing how much you are selling is key to understanding how well your business is doing. While many new business owners make the mistake of assuming they are doing okay simply by observing that customers are still buying, doing so can be fatal for your business. A successful business owner is always sure to measure the increases — and decreases — of sales across time.

The Retail Inventory Method, Explained


How much retail inventory do I have left this period? What is its total value? If counting by hand, performing a physical inventory count of your merchandise can be time-consuming and even expensive, as it could mean shutting down the store to get an accurate count.