Tue.Apr 09, 2019

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Crowdsourcing apps, same-day delivery, and ecommerce trends continue to impact last mile delivery expectations. With this ever-changing landscape, cost-effective management of the last mile has become a challenge that needs a broader view.

The Evolution of Supply Chain is Becoming Patient-Centric


The face of life sciences has undergone a change. More and more organizations are aligning their strategies and business models towards providing the best possible end-to-end experience for the patient and their families. What does this mean?

In-van delivery to speed up parts distribution

Logistics Trends and Insights

By: Ian Kerr of Postal Hub Podcast. Delivery companies including PostNord and DHL, in partnership with vehicle manufacturers such as Volvo and Volkswagen, have been rolling out in-car delivery in recent years.

I created an Out of Stock Alerting Process with Excel. Here’s What Happened.


I experienced first-hand the limitations of automating out of stock alerts using Excel. Here’s a real-life example of the out of stock process that I created. I created an Out of Stock Alerting Process with Excel. Here’s What Happened. was first posted on April 9, 2019 at 11:31 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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.

Who Will Win?

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last month, venture capitalists looking at the supply chain market called 3x/week. I know of five companies for sale. Sharks are in the water. The calls follow a predictable pattern. The first is to identify the potential available market.

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Predict What’s Next in Category Management

JDA software

Ever wish you could peer into the future and see what’s coming next?

Cell Phone Triangulation Tracking is Dead


Guest Post from David Broering, President, North America Non-Asset There are few in business who will argue with the notion that the smartphone is the single greatest productivity tool of the past 15 years.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Steve Radewych, Director, Supply Chain at Precision Global!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

Parcel Inbound Logistics Management: Top 10 Tips to Know


Traditional inbound freight management was a relatively simple process. Resellers purchased items from one or two vendors, and consumers visited the store. With the rise of e-commerce, the demand for product variety led to a much more complex series of events.

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.

What has the Duke of Wellington got to do with supply chain planning?


What You Don’t Know but Soon Will. Supply Chain supply chain planning logistics management

3D Printing the Supply Chain

Aborn and Co.

Will 3D printing be the next link in your supply chain

Effective and efficient supply chain inventory planning for the 21st Century


Your Choice to Change is Not So Easy, or is It? advanced inventory planning solutions forecasting

[PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices


Listen to “[PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices” on Spreaker.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Eight Methods to Improve Forecast Accuracy in 2019

Supply Chain 24/7

Supply chain organizations routinely rank demand planning immaturity as a major obstacle in meeting their supply chain goals

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Crowdsourcing apps, same day delivery, and ecommerce trends continue to impact last mile delivery expectations. With this ever-changing landscape, cost-effective management of the last mile has become a challenge that needs a broader view.

Sense.AI Prevents Tomorrow’s Problems Today


$91 billion. That was the cost of U.S. natural disasters in 2018. That’s the percentage of supply chain professionals who say visibility is their biggest challenge. Imagine being able to sense volatile, real-world conditions in near real time. Would you be able to adapt and respond appropriately? Embrace opportunities before they pass by? Reduce losses? And could those capabilities take you one step closer to antifragility? AND YES! Now stop imagining. That technology is here today.

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Global Supply Chain News on With Deadline for Clean Ocean Fuel Looming, How it will Play Out is Very Unclear

Supply Chain Digest

Who will Pay Costs in the End, Carriers, Shippers or Consumers

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Descartes Evolution 2019 - Global User & Partner Conference Recap


Embracing the theme of Transforming the Customer Experience , Descartes Evolution Global User & Partner Conference was held in Naples, Florida and it did not disappoint! Hosted at another great venue to spur engagement and interaction, the meeting offered insight into customer successes, a scorecard for the past year’s innovation and the upcoming product roadmaps.

A 100 Day Journey of Manufacturing Insights in Asia Begins

Dragon Innovation

Join Dragon Innovation’s VP of Strategic Planning, Shawn Chang , as he explores the state of Manufacturing in Asia, beyond just China.

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Rising demand for seafood is creating opportunities for air carriers and airports

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to food distributor Food Services of America, Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent) is the busiest day of the year for frozen seafood sales, and the six weeks following is the top-selling season for the entire year.

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When Marketing, Whom Should You Target?

Enterra Insights

Marketing involves getting the right message to the right person at the right time to influence their purchasing decisions. BJ Bueno, founder of The Cult Branding Company, offers up 52 different types of marketing strategies to accomplish that objective. He explains, “In order for businesses to win market share and stay relevant they need to consider many types of marketing strategies. Each marketing strategy can communicate to a target market the benefits and features of a product.”[1]

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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.

Last Mile in the Middle East

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our latest blog post for Milkman , we take a broad look at the last mile delivery space in the Middle East. e-commerce Last Mile Delivery Middle East last-mile delivery


5 ways retail technology will improve the eCommerce customer experience in 2019


Over the past decade, the rise in eCommerce has transformed the retail experience - and this trend only continues to grow. In recent years, online retail sales reached an incredible $2.3 trillion worldwide , and eCommerce sales accounted for more than 10% of all retail sales globally.

Generative Design and Engineering Productivity


The market for software with generative design tools will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent, reaching $44.5 billion by 2030.

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Cloud Solutions for Global Trade and Transportation Execution


Back in the early 1960s, Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider dreamed of an “Intergalactic Computer Network.” Lick, as he was known, was a computer scientist, psychologist and all-round genius who helped to develop the ARPANET.

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.