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.

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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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


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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?

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.

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.

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

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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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

KANE Gives Secondary School Educators a Lesson in Logistics

Consumer Goods Logistics

Educators in the Workplace is a program that allows secondary school educators to spend a week learning the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets high school students need to succeed in today's business environment. KANE News and Awards

Shepherding the Blockchain Ecosystem with Industry Chains™


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

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

The Guide to International Shipping

Supply Chain 24/7

There’s a lot to think about before you can launch internationally, so, we’ve put together our three steps to international shipping for eCommerce retailers to help you plan your strategy

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.

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

Gen Z driving retail’s cashierless future

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

To borrow that famous quote from the great American author Mark Twain, reports of the death of the physical retail store have been greatly exaggerated

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.