Mon.Aug 12, 2019

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


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

After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. But first let’s take a look at the factors driving this change. Supply Chain Planning supply chain

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.

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.

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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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.

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

Introducing our new video series, Big Ideas in Supply Chain


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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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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

Material Handling & Logistics

Shippers and providers now accept the value of working in close concert

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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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.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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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.

Jumpstart your digital transformation with Axway’s Catalysts


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

Another Win for Unleashed at the Westpac Business Awards


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!

3 Common Methods for Analysing Inventory on the Balance Sheet


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.

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