Mon.Feb 04, 2019

Are you sure you’re making the best supply chain decisions?


by Alexa Cheater Successfully managing your supply chain means making decisions. A lot of them. But the reality for many is that the tradeoffs and choices they’re making are based on outdated or inaccurate data.

Navigating the Complex Regulatory Environment within Healthcare & Pharma Packaging

Supply Chain 24/7

A survey by the Contract Packaging Association revealed that 70% of contract packaging and contract manufacturing companies are concerned that the regulatory environment could negatively impact business in the coming years

Optimizing the Modern Enterprise with a Control Tower for CFOs

The Network Effect

How CFOs are Leveraging Intelligent Control Towers to Align Financial and Supply Chain Decision-Making Today’s modern organization comprises a complex. The post Optimizing the Modern Enterprise with a Control Tower for CFOs appeared first on The Network Effect.

How often do supply chain leaders assess their network for improvements?


Part II in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . As we wrote in Part I of this series , we recently ran a quiz to help supply chain professionals benchmark their network design maturity.

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.

Continuous Manufacturing in Pharma: Impossible Without Effective Labeling


Supply Chain Track & Traceability FDA Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals

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Delivery Experience Management is the Future of the Last Mile


Delivery Experience Management (DEM) is the art of proactively ensuring that your customers get […]. The post Delivery Experience Management is the Future of the Last Mile appeared first on Convey. Optimization Retail Supply Chain

Big Data: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Enterra Insights

Big data seems like old news; but, it becomes more important every second of every day as humongous amounts of data are generated. Gillian Tett ( @gilliantett ) notes the word “data” comes “from the Latin verb ‘to give’, presented in the neuter past participle, which could be translated as ‘that which is given’ — or even ‘a gift’ ”[1] She believes the etymology of the word is entirely appropriate.

Five Shipping Tips for Small Business


As a successful small business owner (or employee of one), you likely often find yourself doing the job of five people. You juggle a wide spectrum of tasks, job roles, and timelines in order to reach, maintain, and continue the growth of your brand.

What is Cross-Docking? An Introduction For Wholesalers and Distributors.


Introduction. In today’s Internet-fuelled world, speed to market is critical for both online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores. So optimizing your supply chain and squeezing every bit out of it is important in getting a competitive advantage over other retailers.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

When Your Own Data Collection Is Not Enough: Sustainability Ratings vs. Self-Assessment CSR Questionnaires


While supply chain risks continue to proliferate across many industries, businesses are discovering that assessing and managing them — as well as helping their trading partners improve — is a considerable challenge.

Smart Supply Chain – What is it and why do you need it?


The Importance of a Connected Supply Chain. Most companies rely on traditional processes to ensure the gap between demand and supply is as small as possible. These include forecasts and purchasing plans, which are used to order the necessary materials on time.

Preparing Your Workplace for Cannabis

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The increasing legal and social acceptance of cannabis raises thorny questions about work safety, impairment, and use on premises, learn about upcoming developments and some ways you can prepare your supply chain for the changes

Improving the Lot of the Global Supply Chain Worker

Supply Chain Brain

Neither technology nor traditional compliance measures will prevent the mistreatment of factory workers in the global supply chain

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Emerging Business of Supply Chain Risk Management

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For many organizations, globalization, outsourcing, and extended supply chains are effective strategies to increase efficiency and achieve economies of scale, however, these benefits are accompanied by the significantly increased risk to quality, safety, business continuity, reputation, and more

Supply Chain Under 30 w/ Daniel Knauer of Emerson Cargo Solutions

Aborn and Co.

It's a brand new #SCU30 episode where we invite some of the youngest and brightest minds on the air to tell their story their way

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Food Supply Chain Logistics Software & Technology Trends

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The transportation and logistics industry has traditionally been defined by trucks and infrastructure, but over the past several years technology has begun to change the way business is done

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Truck Driver Pay: By the Mile or Hour?

Talking Logistics

Back in October 2018, a US district judge in Arkansas ruled that PAM Transport, a trucking company based in the state, would have to pay its drivers at least minimum wage for the 16 hours each day that they work. A couple of weeks ago, the judge reaffirmed his ruling.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Changing the Supply Chain Landscape with Blockchain

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Proven recipe for an effective Predictive Maintenance Program


Mistakes become more costly as development progresses. Here's what to consider when designing an industrial IoT product or network. The post Proven recipe for an effective Predictive Maintenance Program appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

Location Data is Tip of the Iceberg


Starting with Location Data A robust carrier intelligence (Link to Article) system uses a mixture of data sources to procure capacity in an intelligent manner. Brokerages must think of an alternative data source outside of tribal knowledge to procure high quality and profitable carrier capacity.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 - What is it and how does it affect your manufacturing plans?

Dragon Innovation

Chinese New Year (CNY), a.k.a. Spring Festival, is the most important holiday for the Chinese people. 2019 is the 'Year of the Pig', and this year Chinese New Year falls on Tuesday, February 5, but celebrations last approximately 15 full days, concluding on Tuesday, February 19.

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.

Improve Your Financial Health with Better Inventory Control


There is a positive correlation between the quality of a company’s inventory control and its financial performance. Many financial ratios incorporate inventory values to measure aspects of a business’ financial health. For example: Inventory turnover ratio helps a business to plan and to more accurately forecast the cash necessary to reinvest in inventory stock based on past sales performance. It also helps to identify any underperforming product lines that are tying up cash and taking up space.

Cintas Selects Amber Road’s On-Demand Global Trade Management Platform

Amber Road

Cintas Corporation, a leader in their industry, has launched Amber Road’s GTM solution suite. Once fully implemented, the solution will streamline Cintas’ import and export operations, by creating real-time, collaborative and fully standardized digital trade activities.

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Project Manager. Job Title: Project Manager Reports to: VP Professional Services and Customer Success. Status: Exempt, full-time salaried. Location: San Diego, CA. Department: Professional Services. Posted: 02/04/2019. Job Description. We are seeking an enthusiastic Project Manager who will oversee the successful implementation of Halo products for new and existing customers. This dynamic role allows you to be involved in the day-to-day success of our customers.

Rejected Freight: Top Reasons Freight is Turned Away

Zipline Logistics

What does it mean to have rejected freight? If a carrier arrives at a facility and the receiver refuses to take the freight as is, it is rejected and must go back to the shipper or be fixed before ownership can switch hands.

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.