Wed.Jul 11, 2018

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution


Many articles about robots in the distribution center include predictions of large scale job losses. “Robots Replace People” is a good, attention-grabbing headline, but the truth is more complicated.

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Omnichannel Operations can make Frenemies of Retailers and Suppliers

Enterra Insights

We are all familiar with the terms friend and enemy. We learn to trust a friend and distrust an enemy. In more recent times, however, the term “frenemy” has cropped up. Frenemy is a portmanteau of “friend” and “enemy” and a clear oxymoron referring to someone with whom one is simultaneously friendly and rivalrous. In the business world, omnichannel operations are creating frenemous relationships between retailers and suppliers.

Achieving End-to-End Visibility in Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7

To run today’s supply chains requires a new paradigm, one that extends what ERP has done for the company within its four walls to the new reality of the multi-enterprise supply chain

Manage Supply Chain Expectations with Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

If you do not specifically agree on what is expected between two parties before you start a relationship then anything and everything but success is likely. FMCG Route to Market Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain CEE Traditional Trade Logistics Management

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How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Trend identification is a tricky business. Supply chain trends make it yet more complex because they represent the intersections of so many different domains. What is a supply chain trend-spotter to do? Some pick out particular statistics to make precise, but meaningless forecasts. Others wave their hands and announce sweeping megatrends that sound impressive, but that lack supporting data. A Different Perspective on Business Trends and Supply Chains. We take a different approach here.


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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Introduction. Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades.

BluJay Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

BluJay announces the release of the BluJay Global Trade Network version 18.2. The cloud-based technology platform’s latest updates delivers extended capabilities to an ecosystem of supply chain applications. Read the full article in here. The post BluJay Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News

Half of Products to Be Low Carbon in 10 Years

Material Handling & Logistics

"By anchoring targets in science, companies are able to move beyond incremental improvements and focus on what’s necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the scale that is needed,” said Kevin Rabinovitch, global vice president sustainability at Mars.

What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

3PL Insights

If you’ve ever used ASNs or EDI, then you know how helpful they can be to your business. The amount of time and effort saved by using these technologies makes them a must-have when transferring documents to another company. Here’s what you need to know about EDI and ASNs. What is EDI?

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Is Robotic Process Automation the Optimal Route to the Supply Chain Dream?


Manufacturing, logistics and transport businesses have long dreamed of rolling out the perfect supply chain operation, systems and strategies.

Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement

Talking Logistics

When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers have certain objectives in mind.

Supply Chain Inflation is Back and What to Do About It

Supply Chain Digest

AlixPartners Says CPOs Need a Proactive Strategy

In Appreciation of Appreciation

Supply Chain Nation

Something out of the ordinary happens when dining out with my friend Bill. Thanks for coming in today,” he’ll say to the server when they approach our table. They’ll give him a puzzled look and often reply, “Excuse me?”. He’ll repeat, “Thanks for coming in; for coming to work. I’m glad you’re here.” At this point they either think he’s crazy, annoying, or the nicest guy they’ve seen all day.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

When Should You Replace Your Truck?

DAT Solutions

When is the best time to replace your truck? There is no one correct answer to this question. Independent truckers will have the most flexibility on timing, especially if they're not under contract and they only take loads from the load board.

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US Manufacturers are Not Reshoring

Material Handling & Logistics

"The long-term trend of manufacturing products for the US market in countries such as China and other low-cost Asian countries has not been curbed, as the increase in products being imported from there has only accelerated last year,” said A.T. Kearney study.

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July 25 Webinar: Webinar: Risky Business – Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down Relying on Old Technology?


Are you just ‘ Cruise-ing along ‘ with old technology? Relying on old TMS technology or Excel spreadsheets is Risky Business for a freight transportation company.

Dig Deep for Effective Decisions on Indirect Spend


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Understanding Indirect Spend. Getting to the detail. Making effective decisions from data. Summary. Introduction.

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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

July 25 Webinar: Webinar: Risky Business – Avoiding the Five Most Common Freight Business Risks


Don’t get caught with your pants down. Learn how to manage your freight business risks. The Freight Transportation industry isn’t for the faint-hearted. It can be Risky Business. Join Tailwind Transportation Software on July 25th (10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern) for a 30-minute webinar and learn how to avoid the five most common business risks: Losing Customers. Being Shut Down. Missed Payments (both TO and FROM you). Standing Still. Relying on Outdated Technology.

Dig Deep for Effective Decisions on Indirect Spend


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Understanding Indirect Spend. Getting to the detail. Making effective decisions from data. Summary. Introduction.

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Shifting demographics: The rise of millennials in the beauty & cosmetics industry


The impact of millennial buyers is one of the greatest drivers of change in the beauty and cosmetics industry. And their digital-first attitude is influencing the buying habits of other demographics, too. Business Growth eCommerce

Integrated Business Planning: Powering Agility in a Volatile World

Supply Chain 24/7

Seven Success Strategies for Your Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Journey

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.