Tue.May 14, 2019

How Data Science is Transforming the Meaning of Productivity

Repl Group

Have you ever discussed a topic with a colleague to find you’re all thinking and talking about the same issue in completely different ways? That’s exactly what happened when some of REPL’s experts got together.

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How Businesses Benefit from an Integrated S2P Software Solution


Source-to-Pay software or, simply put, S2P is an integrated suite of applications developed to take care of and manage each and every process within the procurement function. A typical S2P solution can effectively manage purchasing activities that range from spend analysis, e-auctions, purchase requisitions, sourcing events, invoice and payment processing and vendor relations.

Savant Talks: How Transparency Drives Innovation

Savant Events

We had the pleasure of chatting with Nicky Claeys, CMO Northern Europe at Domino’s Pizza to discuss how companies can foster a culture of innovation. Here’s what we talked about! What are the key factors that enable a culture of innovation?

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality. Product quality directly impacts the profitability of a company. The cost of poor quality is so closely related to supplier quality and compliance that manufacturers must give the proper attention and resources to the optimization of their upstream partnerships.

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 Amazon’s One-Day Delivery Promise Means for Supply Chains


Amazon is once again raising the bar for speed of delivery with its announcement on May 13, 2019 that the company’s new goal is to make 1-day delivery standard for Prime customers.

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The Future of Supply Chains Falls to Younger Workers and Robots

Enterra Insights

By any measure, today’s supply chains are remarkable accomplishments. They often span the globe and, despite often requiring hundreds of transactions, shipments move through the supply chain keeping store shelves stocked and consumers happy. Supply chains have been around since the earliest human settlements began trading goods. Each succeeding generation of supply chain professionals builds on the hard work and wisdom of professionals in preceding generations.

Top 10 Tips for Career Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Ground Rules for Creating a Game Changing High Performance Organization (HPO)! Success means different things to different people. How you define success is just as important as how someone else defines success.

Collaboration in a Multi-Enterprise Environment


Today I will be discussing multi-enterprise supply chains. Specifically, collaboration and communication methods used to facilitate coordination across multiple legal entities. Modern supply chains have successfully become increasingly connected and global.

The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider


With the May 10 increase in duty rates on certain Chinese-made imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on U.S.-made made goods—I think we can all safely agree the United States and China are in a fully-fledged trade war.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

6 River Systems named to RBR50 by Robotics Business Review

6 River Systems

6 River Systems , the provider of the world’s first and only fully collaborative mobile robotics solution, has been named to the RBR50, the Robotics Business Review’s top 50 list of leading automation companies. The RBR50 is the annual list of the 50 most innovative and transformative robotics companies that have achieved commercial success in the past year. Robotics Business Review has teamed up with IDC to choose this year’s winners. “We’re

Supply Chain Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Tariffs


The Mandarin word for “crisis” is Weiji or ?? and it has two interesting characters, with the first meaning “danger” while the second represents “opportunity.” ” Despite the fact that this translation has been disputed by some Chinese linguists, a similar interpretation can be applied to the ongoing tariff saga between the U.S. and China. While … The post Supply Chain Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Tariffs appeared first on Chainalytics.

Competing against One-Day Delivery Standards in Online Retail


Just as retailers were starting to get their arms around “fast and free shipping,” […]. The post Competing against One-Day Delivery Standards in Online Retail appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain

Innovation Enterprise: How the IoT is redefining retail


As the Internet of Things, or IoT, continues to evolve, one of the sectors most impacted is retail. Supply Chain Visibility Tive IoT

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

What does “TMS” Really Mean?


What does “TMS” Really Mean? Gartner, Inc. recently released the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems* that examines many of the multimodal TMS systems on the market today (get a complimentary copy of the report here).

Supply Chain & Management Education Programs

Logistics Bureau

Have you ever thought taking up education outside of your normal technical skill set? Here are some interesting and challenging things you could try that would definitely boost your confidence in your roles. Watch the full video below. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel. Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne.

5 Steps to Build a Dynamic Routing for Inbound Freight: How to Give Your Vendors a Better Carrier Mix


As explained by Inbound Logistics, the inbound freight routing guide defines carrier selection and mode of transportation criteria for vendors and suppliers to send freight to your business.

Supply Chain Hot Trends 2019


Teaser / Précis: Blockchain, automation, artificial intelligence and digitization - 2019 is shaping up to be a year of exciting technological innovation. These are some of the critical trends we have discovered as part of our major industry-wide survey and analysis, all of which has been put into eft’s brand-new report! External URL: [link] Channels: Supply Chain Report Image

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.

Ivalua Continues Global Expansion with New Office in Sydney, Australia


Eric Wimphen Joins Ivalua as Head of Australia and New Zealand. REDWOOD CITY, California , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that it has opened an office in Sydney, Australia to support its rapid growth and increased presence in the Asia Pacific region. With this new office, Ivalua now has 15 office locations, giving the company a physical presence on all major continents.

[PODCAST] Transportation Management Tech’s Role in Giving Control back to the Shipper


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome welcome Jerel Byrd, long-time Development Manager at Cerasis to talk about the role transportation management tech plays in giving control back to the shipper. We hope you enjoy this “The Freight Project Podcast.” ” You can subscribe and find.read More.

Ivalua Continues Global Expansion with New Office in Sydney, Australia


Eric Wimphen Joins Ivalua as Head of Australia and New Zealand. REDWOOD CITY, California , May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that it has opened an office in Sydney, Australia to support its rapid growth and increased presence in the Asia Pacific region. With this new office, Ivalua now has 15 office locations, giving the company a physical presence on all major continents.

Brokers improve net profits despite lower revenue

DAT Solutions

Gross margins rebounded to 16% for freight brokers in the first quarter, largely because spot market rates dropped sharply. As a result, the brokers' average net profits increased year over year, even though load counts and revenues per employee dropped to the lowest

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.

A Metamorphosis or Imaginary: What Exactly is Digital Freight Forwarding?

Logistics Trends and Insights

We’re happy to announce a partnership with The Loadstar in which we’ll be writing a regular column on logistics tech service offerings. Super excited about this so stay tuned for the first one.

How to Ensure Your ERP Go-live is Successful


Today is go-live day. It’s the beginning point where all the promised benefits from the new ERP help your organization achieve its goals! You’ve planned the implementation , and now you’re ready to go live. All your hard work has lead to this point. No pressure, just another day at the office.

Internal Marketing of Your New Procurement Platform

EC Sourcing Group

How much time should you put into the internal marketing of a new procurement platform or tool? Based on my experience, it is probably a lot more than you have in your plan. The process to select a new procurement platform can be long and challenging.

Drought Forces Panama Canal Draught Restrictions and Pushes Up Rates

American Global Logistics

The Loadstar – El Niño is having a major impact on container traffic through the Panama Canal this year.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.