Wed.Dec 12, 2018

E-Commerce and LTL: How E-Commerce Benefits LTL Most


E-commerce growth is record-breaking, and experts estimate business-to-consumer e-commerce revenue to reach $3.2 trillion by 2020. That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverse logistics.

Six Best Practices in Packaging and Labeling to Improve Supply Chain Integrity


As companies expand their supply chain to include new partners and new regions, they need better visibility to ensure quality and react faster to events. Expanding their supply chain introduces a variety of issues ranging from falsified goods to accidental incidents that impact customer safety.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

Leveraging Visibility to Gain Control of Your Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Steve Williamson, BluJay’s Director of Solution Consulting, discusses the need of visibility in global supply chains and how connectivity to supply chain partners, through Control Tower monitoring and mobile technology , lets you ‘drive and react’ to logistics pitfalls in real-time.

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.

PINC Receives a 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


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Blockchain and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Enterra Insights

Even before blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology has moved beyond its infancy, some analysts are warning it could create unintended consequences. Such concerns are neither surprising nor unwarranted. The mythical law of unintended consequences holds that actions always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended. The blockchain concept is simple enough.

The Digital Era Has Arrived, and Supply Chains Must Adjust

Supply Chain Brain

It's time for companies to move beyond the age of mass production and consumption — and design supply-chain processes that can serve a customer segment of one

Could the CPO Be Replaced by the Chief Value Officer?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation! Article originally published at, and permission to publish here provided by Nikita S at, [link]. . What is the role of the Chief Procurement Officer?

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Dec. 13, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Lots More Spending Needed on Infrastructure, NAS Report Finds. US Factory Job Openings Surge. Most Manufacturers Looking for New Supply Sources as a Result of Tariffs. BASF Takes a Logistics Hit from Low River Water

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.

It’s About the Journey

Supply Chain Nation

Rachel Hinkes comes to JDA from Blue Yonder, acquired by JDA this past summer. As the vice president of product management for the past two years, she shares how a career pivot years ago was the best decision she ever made.

A ‘Pragmatic’ approach to storage and distribution of UK manufactured components will ensure car plants won’t stall following a No-deal Brexit

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

UK automotive manufacturers needn’t fear being hit by unexpected delays or new tariffs imposed on EU-sourced components following a no-deal Brexit, argues B.G. Bullas’ Managing Director, Nathalie Wheeldon, in a new industry study. She believes there are many UK component manufacturers able to plug sudden breaks in supply chains, when combined with a pragmatic approach to storage and distribution

How Can the Internet of Things Help Your Online Inventory Management?


When we talk about how the digital age is reshaping and revolutionising how we do business, we’re often talking about the obvious impact of person-to-person devices like computers and smartphones. But the last few years have seen the rise of the Internet of Things, and it’s a new concept that business owners should be aware of.

Three trends that will disrupt MEA’s supply chain industry in 2019

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Thanks to customer expectations, the supply chain, and logistics industry have evolved significantly over the past few years. Brick and mortar processes of delivering goods and services are just not good enough. Hence, surfaces the need to deploy technologies that empower business to keep up with customers

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling & Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. The fashion industry took a large step on Dec. 10 to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Unstoppable Rise In Chinese Exports to US

Supply Chain Digest

China Exports to the US Up 20 Fold Since 1999

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AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo


Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. The agreement was finalized on Friday, November 30. The newly acquired company's six locations will be overseen by AIT's Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Greg Weigel. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Transportation TIP List: Week of December 9th, 2018


Transportation TIP List: Week of December 9 th , 2018. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This chilly holiday season also brings with it a sense of winding down before the start of the New Year – and, it’s also the perfect season for making predictions for 2019 and beyond. This week’s TIP List captures transportation’s future forecast, including the potential impact of international tariffs on trucking and what’s in store for blockchain technology.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Meet Lynn Atchison, The Newest Member of Convey’s Board of Directors


As Convey continues to grow and expand its team, I’m thrilled to announce that […]. The post Meet Lynn Atchison, The Newest Member of Convey’s Board of Directors appeared first on Convey.

How Cloud-Based Tech Is Changing The Fleet Management Landscape


As technology becomes deeply ingrained in the business operations, cloud-based tools lead the charge toward a new and improved fleet management landscape. From automation to IoT to in-fleet GPS tools, technology is the secret sauce to help fleet managers achieve goals across their organization.

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Shepherding the Blockchain Ecosystem with Industry Chains™


The simple problem with “private blockchains” is that they discard everything you love about the decentralization revolution.

OTR (over the road) and Intermodal Transportation

Promptus LLC

Discover the Benefits of Both and How They Differ Source When it comes to transporting goods, there are a number of different methods you can use to ship merchandise from […]. The post OTR (over the road) and Intermodal Transportation appeared first on Promptus, LLC. Freight Forwarding

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.

John Lewis & Partners targets greater store efficiencies with Paragon

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

John Lewis & Partners has implemented Paragon’s Live Management software to increase the efficiency of its nationwide operation

Using ABC Analysis to Make Your Inventory Work For You


Whether you’re a manufacturer , a retailer or a trader, it’s important to keep on top of your inventory. Everything in your inventory has value – you’ve invested time and resources and money into each and every item, and you’ve done that because each and every item is worth something to someone else.

TRANSTECH2020: Documenting a Conference

Aborn and Co.

Video 01: The Walkthrough

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Machine Learning for the Masses


Earlier this year I made a prediction that Machine Learning (ML) would make it to the masses. How did I do? Google Trends shows us that the term has been gaining steam for the past few years, reaching an all-time high in the Fall of 2018.

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.