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Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

As consumers continue to purchase goods at greater frequency and trade regulations become more complex, supply chain professionals are striving to establish end-to-end control of their business operations. The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery.

Nucleus Research: Control Tower Technology Value Matrix 2018


Get your complimentary copy of the Control Tower Technology Value Matrix 2018. Control towers are an important way for enterprises to gain end-to-end visibility over their supply chains.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at [link]. Check out [link]. Worst Forklift Accident Ever and Forklift Safety.

Supply Chain News on What Countries are Tops in Logistics 2018

Supply Chain Digest

BiAnnual World Bank Logistics Performance Index Puts Germany On Top Again. US Falls to 14th Place

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 Baby Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). We have a newborn Grandson! A beautiful baby boy! Aside from being a parent there is no better feeling than being a Grandparent!

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The Benefits of Providing Tracking Information to Your Customers!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jake Smith at [link]. Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? Online shopping has become an integral part of many consumers’ lives.

Welcome to the Virtual Assistant World


In the last few years, the use of smartphones has dramatically increased. Number of smartphones sold to end users worldwide from 2007 to 2017 (in million units) Source: Statista.

How Are the US-China Tariffs Impacting Logistics?

Supply Chain 24/7

Here’s how the tariff wars are playing out in the world’s supply chains, and how good visibility, proactive thinking, and reliable supply chain partners can help protect companies of all sizes from the impacts

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Dec. 5, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Brave New World of Autonomous Cars, US Manufacturing Keeps on Rocking, Task Force Says Trump May be Right on USPS Rates being Too Low, French Say NoN to Higher Fuel Taxes

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.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Cyber Security is an Increasing Logistics Concern

Supply Chain Digest

Developed Economies See Threat Growing, Lower Income Nations Less So

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices.

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Monroe, Ohio to host first Kroger and Ocado joint fulfilment centre


The Kroger Co. NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Ocado (LSE: OCDO), one of the world's largest dedicated online grocery retailers, today announced the Cincinnati region as its selection for America's first customer fulfilment centre (CFC).

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

7 Deadly Sins of Implementing Supply Chain Technology

Aborn and Co.

7 Deadly Sins of Implementing Supply Chain Technology

US Trade Gap Widens to 10-Year High Amid China Tensions

Material Handling & Logistics

The gap increased by 1.7% to $55.5 billion. The U.S. trade deficit widened more than forecast in October to the highest in a decade, underscoring continued fallout from the trade dispute with China. The goods trade gap with China widened to a record. The gap increased by 1.7% to $55.5

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Learn How Nanophase Modernized Their Inventory Management and Supply Chain with Cloud ERP Software


Nanophase Technologies Corporation is a global provider of engineered nanomaterial solutions. Nanomaterials are used in a variety of manufacturing processes and products, especially sunscreen products, due to their ‘good for the environment’ mineral base.

A Crystal-Clear Sales Incentive program is Fundamental to Route to Market Success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

When I say Sales Incentive Program (SIP) in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, I am referring to the internal company incentive program that is used to motivate and influence the behaviour of sales people and teams to deliver company specific results.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How To Protect Your Business From Tariffs And Trade Wars – Video

Gravity Supply Chain

Check out our short video on how to mitigate the impact of tariffs on your business through digitizing supply chain management… The post How To Protect Your Business From Tariffs And Trade Wars – Video appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Supply Chain Risk Stephanie Johnson

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Can retailers survive Christmas without click and collect?

BluJay Solutions

Retailers offering click and collect during the Christmas period saw a significant uplift in their sales, where those who did not faltered. BluJay’s Sian Hopwood, SVP B2B Operations, weighs in on click and collect as a vital part of retailers’ approach during the holiday.

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Leveraging Big Data is Critical for Business Success

Enterra Insights

Faced with a constant stream of headlines describing corporate data breaches, consumers are feeling a mixture of anger and fear. As a result, politicians have begun regulating how organizations can gather, store, and use personalized consumer data (e.g., the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018).

4 lessons the Marine Corps taught me about owning a business

DAT Solutions

After 10 years in the Marine Corps and 3 years as a professional driver, I decided to start my own trucking business in 2010. Over the years, I've been running my business based on four important lessons that I learned as a Marine.

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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.

The True Cost of Poor Inventory Control


For small businesses just starting out, inventory management may seem like an unnecessary burden, but it is, in fact, one of the key processes involved in running a successful company. Good inventory control can improve sales, customer satisfaction and the overall productivity of a business, so it is essential that you do it right.

Servitization: Logistics at your Service

Material Handling & Logistics

Servitization offers a new business model that shifts a company’s emphasis from what it makes to what it can offer customers. Servitization is a business model in which a machine (i.e.,

How To: Improving Your Inventory Turnover Ratio


If you’re in business, you may have heard of something called inventory turnover. So, what exactly is it and why is it important for business owners? In this article, we explore the ins-and-outs of inventory turnover and how you can improve your inventory turnover ratio to maximise the success of your company. The basics. Essentially, inventory turnover is the number of times a business’ inventory is purchased and sold during the entire financial year.

How Long Will It Take to Launch Your First RFP on Your New eSourcing Platform?

EC Sourcing Group

Prospective clients almost always ask me how long it should take to launch their first RFP once they sign an agreement. I get it. When I purchase a new tool, I can’t wait to use it.

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.