Mon.Aug 12, 2019

Supply Chain Automation: Key Stages in Supply Chains That Can Benefit

Cerasis

Even though robotics and AI will never be able to fill in for human logic and expertise, there is a case to be made for supply chain automation thru automated systems.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

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The Right Forecast Accuracy Metric for Inventory Planning

The Smart Software

Traditional forecasting accuracy metrics aren't applicable when the goal is to optimize inventory. It's "service level accuracy" that matters because just setting a service target doesn’t mean you’ll actually achieve it. Poor accuracy here has extremely costly implications.

How EDI Became Cool Again

Logistics Viewpoints

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is cool again. Not all EDI, just EDI based on value added networks (VANs). The reason? More and more companies are engaging in digital transformations.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser

Talking Logistics

Before Tracy Rosser held his current position of EVP of Operations at Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), he was senior vice president of transportation and supply chain at Walmart, where for more than two decades he had a frontline view of the retail industry and all of the changes that continue to transform that industry. Read more Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser.

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The Human Rights Debacle — How the Logistics Industry Can Stay Mindful

All Things Supply Chain

In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council developed the first international corporate guidelines for respecting human rights. These guidelines state governments enact laws to prevent employers from taking advantage of… Logistics logistics logistics management supply chain

Join Us at CSCMP Edge 2019!

Locus Robotics

We’re headed to CSCMP Edge 2019 , September 15-18 in Anaheim, California and we want to talk to YOU! Visit us at Booth 411 for a live demo. See for yourself how the world’s top eCommerce companies use Locus Robotics to: Improve fulfillment productivity by 2X-3X.

11 Tips on How to Select a WMS

Veridian Solutions

The use of a warehouse management system (WMS) offers critical benefits to retailers and supply chains. These benefits range from efficient and effective labor management to minimized paperwork. At the same time, the cost to implement a WMS is lower than ever, says Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant. However, not all WMS platforms and vendors are equal, so supply chain leaders should know how to select a WMS without lost time and effort. Form the Project Team.

Join Us at CSCMP Edge 2019!

Locus Robotics

We’re headed to CSCMP Edge 2019 , September 15-18 in Anaheim, California and we want to talk to YOU! Visit us at Booth 411 for a live demo. See for yourself how the world’s top eCommerce companies use Locus Robotics to: Improve fulfillment productivity by 2X-3X.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Introducing our new video series, Big Ideas in Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Sarah Harkins We’re launching a new video series today called Big Ideas in Supply Chain. It’s our way of sharing the best solutions we’ve encountered in our work with thought leaders, customers and partners.

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Demand dips for dry van, and prices follow

DAT Solutions

So far in August, shippers have shown a lack of urgency, marking the weakest point for van rates in the second half of 2019. But one region saw an increase. Rate Trend of the Week

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When Digital Transformation Means Changing Your Business Model

Enterra Insights

Most business consultants agree the digital age requires organizations to transform into digital enterprises (i.e., enterprises that leverage big data to better meet their customers’ needs). For some enterprises, transformation may require an entirely new business model. According to McKinsey & Company analysts, Albert Bollard, Elixabete Larrea, Alex Singla ( @alexsingla ), and Rohit Sood, “Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers.

Top Carrier Sales Rep. Challenges in 2019

Parade

Between June 2018 and June 2019, the spot market prices for loads have dropped by almost -19%. Simultaneously, the spot market capacity has increased by 29.9%. These two market trends have created incredible stress and challenges for Carrier Sales Reps (CSRs) in 2019.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

State of US Logistics 2019: Collaboration Required to Control Logistics Costs

Material Handling & Logistics

Top Carrier Sales Rep. Challenges in 2019

Parade

Between June 2018 and June 2019, the spot market prices for loads have dropped by almost -19%. Simultaneously, the spot market capacity has increased by 29.9%. These two market trends have created incredible stress and challenges for Carrier Sales Reps (CSRs) in 2019.

Reefer activity shifts northward

DAT Solutions

Reefer demand trailed off in California and Texas last week, and the majority of high-traffic reefer lanes paid lower rates last week. But there were early signs of activity shifting northward. Rate Trend of the Week

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From Iceland to America: Drone Delivery Inches Closer to Reality

Supply Chain Brain

Iceland continues to act as a proving ground for the use of drones in package-delivery services

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best?

Freight Center

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Rising freight rates have made it necessary for shippers to try to save every dollar possible.

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Another Win for Unleashed at the Westpac Business Awards

Unleashed

This week, Unleashed Software were named as finalists in all three categories we entered in for the Westpac Business Awards: Excellence in Marketing, Excellence in Customer Service Delivery, and Employer of the Year!

Jumpstart your digital transformation with Axway’s Catalysts

Axway

In chemistry, a catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of chemical change. In business and technology, a catalyst is a person who increases the rate of change in an organization, sometimes inducing that very change. Who are the … Digital Transformation catalysts

3 Common Methods for Analysing Inventory on the Balance Sheet

Unleashed

Business owners need to take care when analysing information displayed in the company’s balance sheets. A statement of the assets, liabilities, and capital of the business, the understanding and interpretation of the balance sheet can have a huge impact on the direction of inventory management and the overall success of the business. It is extremely important that, when looking at the company balance sheets, you pay careful attention to inventory.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.