Thu.Nov 07, 2019

The Path to Sustainability Begins with Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

The largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States currently comes from transportation, surpassing electricity emissions in 2017 for the first time since 1978. Precisely because of these daunting figures, the vast majority of the world’s largest companies are adopting initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their supply chains, and adopting environmentally friendly policies across their business.

What Is Supply Chain ERP?


A Supply Chain ERP system orchestrates and optimizes forecasting, pricing, procurement, sourcing, and inbound product quality levels across the many supplier relationships manufacturers have, providing real-time accounting and financial reporting of each transaction.

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Concurrent planning, technically speaking


by Justin King Editor’s Note: The original version of this article appeared in the eBook, Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning: The Case for Concurrency. Pause for a moment to think about what the world’s supply chains are tasked with on a daily basis and how much they achieve.

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The Potential and the Pitfalls of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

The Network Effect

The post The Potential and the Pitfalls of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) appeared first on The Network Effect. Inventory Management Supply Chain Management VMI

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.

How to Build a Digital Procurement Ecosystem in 8 Minutes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at

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Understanding Supply Chain Application Network Technology

Supply Chain 24/7

A networked enterprise with a networked supply chain requires reducing the layers of complexity, providing more clarity, and the cutting away of the labyrinth and the time required for multiple stovepipe applications and enterprises

Doing Business in Portugal


With 1,793 km of coastline, Portugal has a long history as a seafaring country and once had colonies all over the world. Brazil, one of its wealthier colonies, became independent in 1822, and all of its African colonies were granted independence in 1975.

Sell Online Like a Pro

3PL Insights

Let’s get ready to sell! If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you know that utilizing the online retail landscape is a huge opportunity to reach a large consumer market. Like never before, sellers of any size can scale quickly from third-party online marketplaces.

Best Practices for Freight Carrier Management


Major trends continue to influence the state of logistics. According to John Schultz of Logistics Management, US logistics costs rose more than 11% through 2018, and they allude to a year of continued growth throughout 2019.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

What Is Predictive Analytics and Who Is Winning With It

River Logic

Prescriptive Analytics Predictive Modeling and Analytics Advanced Analytics predictive analytics Business Analytics

Ivalua Announces New Innovations for Managing Direct Materials Spend


Enhancements enable manufacturers to launch more profitable, successful products. Redwood City, CA – November 7, 2019 – Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , today announced a range of new innovations that enable direct material procurement and supply chain leaders to launch more profitable, successful products. The new capabilities are available now as part of Ivalua’s latest platform release.

Brexit bottleneck

Supply Chain Movement

Even though the Brexit has failed to materialize yet again, it is already starting to have a negative effect on the UK and Dutch economies and their supply chains. Stockpiling by British companies and consumers alike is taking Dutch export figures to new heights, but a deep trough is set to follow.

Where are Companies on Their Digital Transformation Journey?

Enterra Insights

Most analysts seem to agree companies organized around Industrial Age principles need to transform into digital enterprises if they want to survive, let alone thrive, in the Digital Age. Thomas M. Siebel ( @TomSiebel ), founder of and Siebel Systems, provides support for analysts’ assertions.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Freight Transportation: From Lucy with the Football to a Precarious Equilibrium

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting. Freight transportation professionals have become so used to the abnormal that normal times seem a bit unusual. Two years ago, 3.5%

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Rogue Spend – Why Stakeholders Improvise

EC Sourcing Group

Rogue spend is often driven by stakeholders improvising because they need to get their job done and procurement doesn’t seem to be helping. Procurement professionals often focus on high profile, strategic and high volume spend.

How well did your business migrate to the cloud? Use KPIs to answer this question


Cloud adoption is becoming more mainstream, with businesses from every sector migrating over and enjoying the benefits of cloud software. However, as with anything, it does not come without challenges. And the cost of these need to be counted in the overall decision about its efficacy. First things first, how do you decide which company departments or operations are best suited to the cloud?

How to Fill out an LTL Quote Form

Freight Center

Ready to start shipping and need a freight quote? You’ll want to make sure you complete the quote form correctly so you get an accurate quote. Think of it like a recipe; putting in the right ingredients and the right amounts ensures your dish comes out tasting great! At FreightCenter, we’ve made getting a quote easy for everyone. Let’s start by going through our quote form and process step-by-step.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Using Automation to Reduce Freight Costs


The post Using Automation to Reduce Freight Costs appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Value of a TMS Blog Posts

Faster Food: Why Your Delivery Fleet Will Determine Whether Your Food Distribution Business Thrives or Dies


The post Faster Food: Why Your Delivery Fleet Will Determine Whether Your Food Distribution Business Thrives or Dies appeared first on Paragon Routing. Operational Routing and Scheduling

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Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of voice-directed picking systems – including those concerning augmented reality, the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of blockchain. Part 2: Voice Picking Technology Report

BluJay Launches Industry-first Freight Market Index, Powered by Transportation Network Data

BluJay Solutions

Unique set of transportation rate, capacity, and service KPI benchmarks provides intelligence to inform decisions for shippers and carriers. Holland, MI – November 7, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announces the launch of the Freight Market Index , a monthly report providing transportation market intelligence for shippers, carriers, and industry professionals.

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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.

Journey Through Your Supply Network Digital Transformation

Supply Chain 24/7

In this paper, One Network Enterprises explains how you can achieve a future based on disruptive network-based product and service models - that unlock enormous value for your business and every business partner


Why It’s Time to Improve Employee Scheduling

Supply Chain Brain

Research shows about 10% of the U.S. workforce deals with irregular or on-call scheduling, while 7% works split or rotating shifts

Hidden ROI You Need To Know - Indirect Cost Savings

Aborn and Co.

Part one of a five-part series on the hidden benefits you can expect from working with a freight analytics and management company like Aborn & Co

Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply


Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. Almost every aircraft at Airbus is unique – and consists of around one million individual parts. Managing this is a challenge in itself.

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.