Wed.Dec 12, 2018

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

Cerasis

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

Loftware

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.

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.

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

PINC YMS

Press Release sustainability green award SDCE

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.

You don’t need a Brexit bunker – streamline your supply chain instead

BluJay Solutions

As Brexit negotiations near their still-uncertain conclusion , stories of remote communities stockpiling food to prepare against a possible interruption of the supply chain have surfaced in the headlines. While that may seem like sensationalism, there is a real concern among importing consumer-facing businesses that a cliff-edge Brexit could lead to supply issues in 2019, in medicine as well as food. So, is stockpiling for Brexit the answer?

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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

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.

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

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.

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?

Unleashed

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

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.

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

EFT

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.

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

Convey

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.

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.

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

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

Shepherding the Blockchain Ecosystem with Industry Chains™

Shipchain

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

Machine Learning for the Masses

TrackVia

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.

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.

Using ABC Analysis to Make Your Inventory Work For You

Unleashed

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.

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

SMT Process Common Quality Issues and Solutions

Insights Solutions Global

In this post, we'll summarize the common defects in SMT process and introduce the countermeasures to you. So if you're in need of the related information, don't hesitate to click in. The post SMT Process Common Quality Issues and Solutions appeared first on Insight Solutions Global.

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

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.