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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today.

Let’s Talk About Global Sourcing

Amber Road

When comparing today's retail environment with the past, it isn't surprising that the industry remains focused on improving visibility in the supply chain (again). Anyone who reads the daily news realizes the greater complexity of our business.

Never Ending Journey of a Private Label Manufacturer


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. A few years ago I saw the Off-Broadway musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. This simple but hilarious musical follows couples through stages of their relationship from dating, to marriage, to raising children and into the twilight years.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

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. Last mile home deliveries were once considered special handling services because they were infrequent and required special considerations to deliver a product to a consumer’s home. But not anymore.

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 are the best ways to optimise for cross-border expansion?

BluJay Solutions

For retailers looking to move into new markets and increase their cross-border commerce, IMRG highlights six core points for successful expansion strategies and how to prepare for making landfall in an overseas market. Read the full article in IMRG.

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Getting Confused about Supply Chain Planning?

Enterra Insights

We all know planning is important. Benjamin Franklin once declared, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” While that concept seems straight forward, supply chain planners are faced with a constellation of articles talking about sales & operations (S&OP) planning, demand planning, integrated business planning, periodic planning, continuous planning, concurrent planning, and the list goes on.

KPIs That Purchasing Executives Need

Silvon Software

Companies that focus on strategic sourcing can generate substantial economic value not just by eliminating waste, reducing costs and improving administrative efficiency, but also by building stronger supplier relationships that can make them more competitive, profitable and nimble. There are many valuable metrics that can help you better assess your company’s performance at the sourcing / procurement level.

Webinar – Navigating Retail Deductions: A Simplified Approach


Retail deductions seem to be the dreaded tasks for suppliers. They’re extremely time-consuming. It can feel like you need detective level skills to get all of the information together in order to just start the dispute process.

Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Could the CPO Be Replaced by the Chief Value Officer? The Procurement, or Purchasing, function is considered by many to be a necessary but non-strategic part of any organization. Study after study shows that this is a common view held amongst Executives and peer functions alike.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

SupplyPike at NWA Startup Weekend


It might sound cliché, but at SupplyPike our greatest assets are our people.

[PODCAST] How Freight Shippers Can Effectively Ship Parcel & Go “Omni-Modal”


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast” episode, we welcome Bob Liva, Channel Sales Manager at Cerasis partner, Pierbridge, whose Transtream technology powers the parcel management aspect & the ability for freight shippers to compare LTL to Parcel rates and vice versa, in real.read More.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies.

EU MDR, UDI and Master Data: How to Ensure Label Compliance


UDI rules are expanding to Europe. Is your data storage and access infrastructure ready to comply? Medical Devices Healthcare Labeling

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies.

Survey: Do You Need A Supply Chain Upgrade?


Does Your Supply Chain Need An Upgrade? Finding it hard to identify the root causes of your deductions? Is your On Time percentage not where it needs to be? Are you loosing money on because of In Full numbers are low? Take our survey to see where your supply chain stands and if SupplyPike is a good fit for you. The post Survey: Do You Need A Supply Chain Upgrade? appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified.

The Difference Between a B2B and B2C Supply Chain


Supply chains are a fundamental part of how businesses operate; they are key players in getting a product to another user. However, the user can be very different when it comes to doing business. The two most common transactions are business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) when it comes to selling goods and services. In B2C, the goods and services are sold to a consumer who is the end-user of the product. However, in B2B, goods and services are sold between companies.

Survey- Do You Need A Supply Chain Upgrade?


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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Inbound Freight TMS & Integration: How Shippers Gain Max Efficiency


Inbound freight management remains an afterthought for most shippers, but the average company spends more than 40 percent of its annual freight budget on inbound freight, reports the Aberdeen Group via Logistics Management. That’s between 3.6 and 5.2 percent of total annual sales. Unfortunately, these costs are often the result of poor visibility and lost.read More.

Are Low Freight Rates Bad? The Downside of Low Freight Rates

PLS Logistics

Many industries and the global economy rely on freight shipping to handle business. With the evolvement of commerce, transportation becomes a more and more important branch for businesses. However, in the world of freight shipping, the demand for capacity is higher than capacity itself.

4 reasons flatbed should bounce back soon

DAT Solutions

After a strong first quarter, flatbed freight has slowed in April. It's been a wet month throughout the country, and there's been a slowdown in oil production in the Permian Basin in West Texas.

IMAGINE SUMMIT 2019 is coming to Australia and Singapore


IMAGINE SUMMIT APAC 2019 is coming to Singapore and Australia! Join Axway on 20 May in Brisbane, 21 May in Melbourne, 22 May in Sydney and 23-24 in Singapore for a thought-provoking meeting of the minds on all-things hybrid integration … Events Hybrid integration

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.

6 River Systems named a ‘leader’ in IDC MarketScape report

6 River Systems

Just four years since launching its solution, collaborative mobile robotics provider 6 River Systems (6RS) has been positioned as a “leader” in IDC’s first-ever assessment of the autonomous mobile robot market for order fulfillment.

SupplyPike at NWA Startup Weekend


It might sound cliché, but at SupplyPike our greatest assets are our people.

Machine Learning in Finance – How to Get Started


Machine learning has seemingly unlimited potential to make your Finance department more efficient and effective. But it can be daunting to consider making the changes required to take full advantage of the technology. Our second featured Explore article is prepared by our friends at Prophix.

Highlights and surprises from the 2019 TIA Conference

DAT Solutions

Did you miss out on this year’s TIA Capital Ideas Conference and Expo ? As usual, this year’s event was packed with expert insights and educational sessions for freight brokers and 3PLs.

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.