Thu.Feb 14, 2019

Chocolate and the Supply Chain


Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand for much of the western world. Americans alone consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year! This means that the supply chain needs to work hard to keep up with the demand. The chocolate supply chain isn’t as palatable as the tasty treat, however. It’s riddled with […]. The post Chocolate and the Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

Which Industries will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on and written by Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager at Cerasis.

Inventory Management vs Warehouse Management: What’s the difference?


Understanding the similarities and differences between inventory management and warehouse management are essential to driving improvements in both areas. When it comes to handling inventory, materials and stock in supply chain management, a lot of terminology tends to get thrown around.

Why Supply Chain Platforms?

Talking Logistics

Today, collaboration is an essential step in the digital transformation of your company, and has become vital if you expect to compete with increasingly more dynamic and connected competitors. Through this transformation, it’s no longer an option to work separate from your collaborators. Instead, a real convergence must be created by merging the processes with increased productivity, agility, efficiency, and a new customer experience in mind.

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.

Blockchain and its Implications for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain


Blockchain in the pharma supply chain can dramatically affect the success and verifiability of pharmaceuticals. Unlike other industries, pharmaceuticals are subject to intense regulation.

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Valentine’s Day: Love Does not Escape Supply Chain Trends


Whether you’re in a relationship or single, you can’t ignore the fuss made about Valentine’s day and the business it generates each year. Some consider the event as an inescapable chore, some see in Valentine’s day a great opportunity to demonstrate their feelings to the beloved one.

Valentine’s Day 2019

Enterra Insights

There are several different stories about the origins of Valentine’s Day (or St. Valentine’s Day); but, the story I prefer involves love and marriage. According to the BBC, “The popular belief about St. Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.11-2.15

Aborn and Co.

LTL capacity tightens in wake of NEMF bankruptcy, Spot rates drop to pre-capacity crisis lows, US import volumes up 4.1%, CMA CGM's Ceva bid, Maersk's Vandegrift buy, "Where's my freight?!" and more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

85% of Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitization

Material Handling & Logistics

For retailers relying on manual supply chain management processes, cost is perceived to be the main blocker

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.

Machine Learning in Warehouse Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at

The Supply Chain Dream Team: Technology and Human Capital

American Global Logistics

Anyone who’s ever managed a supply chain knows how fragmented and inefficient the industry can be. The average supply chain has numerous essential handoff points, and individual providers are often resistant to sharing information, creating silos of data and opaque processes.

Pharma Companies Cut Supply Chain Costs With IoT


A recent in-depth Wall Street Journal article shed light on one of the most significant challenges in the modern pharmaceutical industry: rising costs associated with supply chain management.

What You Really Need To Know About Your Suppliers – And Why

HICX Solutions

The importance of structured and effective supplier management has increased for major organisations over the years. Managing both the risk and value generated by suppliers is more vital than ever and is a core requirement for procurement functions and indeed for organisations generally.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting Feb. 14, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Show Us Your Supply Chain Wit

[WHITE PAPER] How Technology in Logistics will Shape Shipping in 2019


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How Technology in Logistics will Shape Shipping in 2019” white paper!

Visibility and Control is the key to Complex Spend Management


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Why is Complex Spend an Issue? Gaining Visibility and Control. What is the Most Effective Option? Technology Hype. Resources. 1 Introduction.

2019 Supply Chain Predictions from the Analysts Part 1

Supply Chain Digest

Gartner on Mobile Robots in Distribution, Augmented Reality, Blockchain Fatigue and More

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Conclusion: Reinventing the Oldest Industry In the World


<p>It’s clear that technology has transformed the way we shop, and even bigger, better changes are yet to come. </p> </p> <p>If you still enjoy going to the store, you’re not alone. People love to shop. But most of us don’t like fighting crowds or getting in the car to go pick up paper towels.

WEBINAR: Procurement Key Issues 2019 with The Hackett Group, 26th March 2019, New York 11:00am / London 4:00pm / Paris 5:00pm


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10 Best Practices for Inventory Cycle Counts


Introduction. If you’re a wholesaler and distributor of physical products, you’re probably familiar with physical stock takes by now. They’re disruptive I know but they’re an essential part of maintaining inventory accuracy. And they also sniff out potential fraud and theft.

Veolia Strategic Sourcing Complexity Simplified and Transformed with a User-Friendly Platform


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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.

5 benefits of iPaaS


A real challenge that businesses and IT teams across many organizations face today is establishing an integrated network that matches the flexibility of the on-prem and cloud applications.

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Read how BCLC enabled better decision making and deeper engagement with suppliers


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FedEx Will be Doing More with Less and They are not the Exception

Logistics Trends and Insights

Written by: Dean Maciuba, Last Mile Experts. This past December, FedEx announced solid Q2 EPS but guided downward for the remainder of their fiscal year that ends in May of 2019.

Flash sale events! How to win the last mile on days like Valentines or Thanksgiving


What’s with same-day or next-day deliveries? Well if haven’t forgotten important dates such as Valentines’ or any other such day, you won’t much appreciate the urgency of fast deliveries to save face.

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.