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 ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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.

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.

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.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

‘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.

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.

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.

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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Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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 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.

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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‘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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

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.

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

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

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

Cloud ERP Provides Product Personalization for Holiday Shopping

Rootstock

Manufacturers that have Rootstock cloud ERP, have the flexibility to personalize their products for their customers. These manufacturers reap the rewards from holiday purchases because customers want to find the right personalized gift. Here are three Rootstock clients who offer customized products.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.