Wed.Sep 11, 2019

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Sustainable Logistics: Making the Last Mile Eco-Friendly! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Phil Edwards at Melbourne Packaging Supplies.

Top 3 Barriers in Supply Chain That Affect the Customer Experience

Clear Spider

Customer satisfaction is the key to your organization’s success. In fact, in a recent survey by BlueJay Solutions, six in ten supply chain professionals believe that the customer experience is more important than price when it comes to the purchase of new technologies.

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Inventory Is ‘Evil’? Not So Fast

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

It was Apple CEO Tim Cook who called inventory “fundamentally evil.” ” But a lot of manufacturers and retailers don’t seem to agree with him

Business Forecasting Lessons From Hurricanes


With each storm, there comes a bevy of forecasts put out by different computer models. These forecasts begin about 10 days out and change as the storm gets closer and closer. This blog tries to extract some learnings from this process of forecasting.

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!

What Makes Data So Valuable?


We are living in the Digital Age, and that means that the world’s most valuable resources are digital as well. Today’s hottest commodity is data. Nowadays, how you study, manage, and protect your data can make or break you.

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How to Implement a Transportation Management System SAP


An advanced enterprise software solution, SAP can help optimize and improve upon the performance of a transportation management company. A transportation management system SAP is a valuable tool for consolidating logistics, shipping, and inventory information.

Cloud-based MRO Forecasting and Planning

Vanguard Software

Stochastic forecasting and cloud-based planning help AIOs and MRO providers reduce spare parts inventory while keeping machinery running smoothly. Supply Chain Inventory Optimization MEIO

How To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

by James Daniels, freelance writer. There are multiple benefits to creating a more efficient supply chain in your business, you’ll be able to cut unnecessary costs from your spending and respond more quickly to market changes, supply irregularities and fluctuating demand

Listen Technologies’ Keys to Faster Product Development

Arena Solutions

Jeremy Timothy of Listen Technologies recently shared his experiences with Arena’s Scott Reedy during a webinar panel discussion focused on accelerating new product development. We wanted to share some of his noteworthy insights with our readers.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Business Scalability

Veridian Solutions

There will always be opportunities for improvement within the supply chain. The best-laid plans for success require a well-oiled machine, comprised of all systems of record, your workers, truck drivers, and other business to business partners. Unfortunately, finding a way to improve warehouse efficiency can be difficult. As explained by Multichannel Merchant , supply chain leaders should follow these five tips to improve warehouse efficiency now. View Cycle Counting as a Quality Assurance Test.

Three Must-Watch Advanced Analytics Videos


Visibility, scalability, superior forecasting – if these things are important to your business, then take a moment to listen to our customers explain how Halo is driving business success in these three advanced analytics videos. Uncovering Sources of Growth with Advanced Analytics.

Public Sector: Will day-to-day commercial demands catch us out?


What does Brexit mean for Government Commercial? With the current level of uncertainty, no one quite knows – and perhaps we are even unsure if Brexit still means “Brexit”.

How to Tell if Your Suppliers are Underperforming


Not all suppliers are created equal: some are better at providing low-cost goods, while others are great at customisation. Some suppliers have optimised for fast-shipping times, and some suppliers focus on high-quality materials. Regardless of whether you make, manage or move products, suppliers are a vital part of your company’s success. Without reliable suppliers, you could be jeopardising with your business model. It’s clear that suppliers are an important lifeline to a company.

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.

The Benefits of Effective Final Mile Logistics


An effective final mile logistics strategy must consider all variables, defining what is necessary to provide a superior customer experience. Unfortunately, not all final mile carriers are equal, and services may vary widely between geographic regions.

Taking Leaps of Faith

Supply Chain Nation

Meet Donna Gaspard, senior director of alliances at JDA, who believes listening is the most important thing a leader can do, and that authenticity is the single-most important trait we should carry within ourselves.

Benore Logistic Systems achieves tenfold performance increase and 100 percent uptime with SvSAN

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

StorMagic, simplifying storage at the edge, announced that Benore Logistic Systems, Inc., a Michigan-based supply-chain solutions company, has replaced its legacy standalone SAN with StorMagic SvSAN to improve performance and add redundancy. With SvSAN, Benore Logistic has maintained 100 percent uptime and realised a tenfold system performance increase compared to its previous solution

The Impact of Innovative Supply Chain Management Tools on Working Capital


PwC, in its 2018/2019 report titled “Navigating Uncertainty: PwC’s annual global Working Capital Study”, provides a comprehensive overview of global trends in working capital management by region and by sector. The insights and conclusions speak to the impact of using traditional tools to manage working capital. However, the report stops short of addressing the impact of global supply chain management on working capital.

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Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Taking Leaps of Faith

Supply Chain Nation

Meet Donna Gaspard, senior director of alliances at JDA, who believes listening is the most important thing a leader can do, and that authenticity is the single-most important trait we should carry within ourselves.

The Robot Uprising Reaches the Store

Logistics Viewpoints

The robot uprising is coming to a store near you. And no, I’m not talking about Skynet building T-1000 Terminators to take over the world (or store in this case).

Interview: “Standardization and automation create huge opportunities for the rail industry.”


Aims to advance the digitization of the supply chain beyond traditional business processes: André Truszkowski-Jonas from Siemens Mobility The railway industry is getting more and more digital, using new, innovative technologies in many fields. We spoke with André Truszkowski-Jonas, responsible for Business Excellence at Siemens Mobility, about current trends, the benefits of a rail community and the importance of standards for the industry.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on What Countries have What Share of the Globl Economy

Supply Chain Digest

USA Still by Far Largest Economy, though China is Rising Rapidly

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Project Freshstart: A National DCP Success Story

Talking Logistics

At the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2019 conference earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Chris LaFaire, SVP of IT at National DCP, a $2 billion supply chain management company. You might not be familiar with the name National DCP (NDCP), but you likely know the brands it supports: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins. Read more Project Freshstart: A National DCP Success Story.

How to overcome distribution challenges with WMS features: 6 Tips


A common KPI in a growing business is to improve the bottom line of your distribution centre. Margins vary wildly between 3% and 30%, and the slicker your operation, the higher that margin becomes. A good Warehouse Management System can make a huge difference to your growth. Warehouse Best Practice

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Will Superjobs Require Super Humans?

Enterra Insights

Among the many threads of discussion relating to the future of human work, perhaps the most interesting speculation involves the kinds of jobs that don’t exist today but will be created in the future. Journalist Kaveh Waddell ( @kavehwaddell ) observes, “Experts [are] puzzling out the future of work [and trying to figure out] what kind of new jobs will be enabled by AI and robotics — and how many there will be, relative to the work that is likely to disappear due to automation.”[1]

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An interview with Michael Hutzli, Engineering


Michael Hutzli is an engineering team lead in Alloy’s Vancouver office. Before joining Alloy a bit over three years ago, he worked as a software engineer at Addepar in Mountain View and at AdNovum in Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. Get To Know Us

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!