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.

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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.

What is the Value of Trade Compliance?


What is the value of Trade Compliance? For a trade compliance professional the answer is obvious. Regulatory compliance = (Lower corporate risk + less CBP/PGA intrusion + speedier supply chains) = Lower total cost. However, for everyone else, the answer is anything but obvious.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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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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!

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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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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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

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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Shopify Launches Fulfillment Network for SMB Merchants

Multichannel Merchant

Shooting across Amazon’s bow with its FBA program, Shopify is going all-in on ecommerce fulfillment, tapping 3PL partners to provide two-day delivery across the U.S. for merchants on its ecommerce platform, many with physical stores.

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

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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


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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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.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!