Mon.Dec 17, 2018

Above the Fold: How Will Same-Day Delivery Market Shake Out?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Above the Fold is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer. Today’s segment is on same-day delivery.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global. Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain.

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

If consumers ever think about supply chains and how the items they desire manage to find their way into their homes, they likely picture fleets of trucks, trains, airplanes, and cargo ships — the logistics part of supply chains. That’s because the most personal contact consumers have with the supply chain is when a package is delivered to their doorstep. That’s why so-called “last mile” logistics receive so much attention.

Digital Procurement – Pack your bag, you are going on a journey

ivalua

The Hackett Group and Ivalua have been working together for some months to assess the status of Digital Procurement transformation and lessons learned from early adopters.

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.

The 2018 FL100+

BluJay Solutions

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Philip Morris International and E2open Announce Strategic Partnership to Create the Digital Supply Chain for a Smoke-free Future

E2open

AUSTIN, Texas, December 17, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today jointly announced with Phillip MorrisInternational (PMI) that the companies will partner to create a digital supply chain for the smoke-free future.

UPS Supply Chain Innovation Keynote Presentation at SCRC Meeting this Fall

NC State SCRC

One of the highlights of our SCRC meeting was the presentation by David Quintilio, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at United Parcel Service. David is a College of Management alum, originally from Asheville, and began working loading trucks while still a student at NC STate.

Manufacturing Quality Issue Turns into a Huge Success Story for Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

If you sell a premium product, manufacturing quality issues can kill your image and your bottom line. Today I will share a fantastic success story from a strategic sourcing consultant who is friend of mine. His company was called in by a producer of high-end beverages.

Efficient Customer Order Routing

Cognira

Efficient Customer Order Routing Moving past short-sighted customer ordering routing decisions Overview Efficient and reliable routing of customer orders is critical in today’s retailing environment.

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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.

Webinar: The Top 6 Global Supply Chain Expectations of 2019

Amber Road

2018 is fading fast. Even though global trade and commerce has been lively all year, not all regions and industries are seeing a comparable benefit.

‘Tis the (Return) Season Part 1: What You Need to Know to Reduce Returns’ Frequency in E-Commerce

Veridian Solutions

E-commerce carries a higher rate of returns than brick-and-mortar stores. Depending on the source, brick-and-mortar retailers have an average return rate of approximately 10 percent, notes Shopify. E-Commerce returns can be as high as 50 percent, depending on the period analyzed.

B2B Collaboration, Peak Season and Beyond

Descartes

For global manufacturers, shippers, and distributors, peak season is the pinnacle end-result of intense production levels, rapid-fire orders, and fast-paced distribution.

The year’s biggest hits: Top 10 FLEXE blogs of 2018

FLEXE

2018 was another year of massive growth and disruption for the retail and supply chain industries. Below are key learnings from the top 10 FLEXE blogs this year. It’s clear that the world is changing.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Lean Supply Chain to Reduce Product or Project Costs

Insights Solutions Global

A lean supply chain is the epitome of a highly efficient and effective supply chain. So what is a lean supply chain? How can a lean supply chain help you cut your product and project costs? The post Lean Supply Chain to Reduce Product or Project Costs appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Product Cost Reduction Supply Chain Management

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‘Tis the (Return) Season Part 2: How to Manage Holiday Retail Returns’ Burdens

Veridian Solutions

Attempting to manage holiday retail returns is a complex task. With higher-than-average returns’ rates, holiday returns can turn the most stable of supply chains into a logistics nightmare. However, retailers that understand the issues that contribute to higher-than-average return rates during the season and follow a few best practices can successfully reduce their costs. Why Companies Fail in Trying to Manage Holiday Retail Returns.

Less Than Truckload Service: Shipping LTL in the Age of Social Media to Protect Brand Value and Build Lasting Client Relationships

Cerasis

E-commerce comes with stark challenges. Implementing an e-commerce shipping strategy may lead to problems with visibility, channel isolation, delays in fulfillment, poor returns management, international trade issues and more.

‘Tis the (Return) Season Part 1: What You Need to Know to Reduce Returns’ Frequency in E-Commerce

Veridian Solutions

E-commerce carries a higher rate of returns than brick-and-mortar stores. Depending on the source, brick-and-mortar retailers have an average return rate of approximately 10 percent, notes Shopify. E-Commerce returns can be as high as 50 percent, depending on the period analyzed. Unfortunately, returns represent an added cost of operating in modernity, and retailers fall victim to a misconception that they have few options to reduce returns’ frequency in e-commerce.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Labeling Should Scale Alongside Growing Companies

Loftware

Expansion today means raching every corner of the globe. Labeling Manufacturing

‘Tis the (Return) Season Part 2: How to Manage Holiday Retail Returns’ Burdens

Veridian Solutions

Attempting to manage holiday retail returns is a complex task. With higher-than-average returns’ rates, holiday returns can turn the most stable of supply chains into a logistics nightmare. However, retailers that understand the issues that contribute to higher-than-average return rates during the season and follow a few best practices can successfully reduce their costs.

How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Business Today, Its People Are the Lifeblood

FLEXE

Some people still think of supply chain as a business niche, with limited strategic value. But, companies today need a fully modernized and integrated supply chain to be successful. It is no exaggeration to say the supply chain is now the heart of business

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.

Transplace’s Year in Review: Memorable Moments from 2018!

Transplace

Transplace’s Year in Review: Memorable Moments from 2018! It’s that time of year again! As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 approaches, now is the perfect opportunity to take a look back at all we have accomplished within the last 12 months. This year has been filled with many exciting moments, and before we ring in the New Year, we wanted to highlight some of the milestones that made 2018 so incredible.

3 Ways to Increase Agility and Support Exploratory Sourcing Using Procurement Technology

ivalua

The post 3 Ways to Increase Agility and Support Exploratory Sourcing Using Procurement Technology appeared first on Ivalua

6 ways truckers can lower their 2018 tax bill

DAT Solutions

The year is coming to an end, so the clock is ticking on a few things you can do to take advantage of the new tax laws and pay less in 2018. There are several ways carriers and owner-operators can lower the amount they owe to Uncle Sam, but below are the six things you can get started today.

Inmar Recognized Alongside Bayer Consumer Health and GlaxoSmithKline

Inmar

Sometimes it’s okay to be judged by the company you keep and sometimes there’s victory in simply competing.

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.