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

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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.

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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.

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

The Need For An Integrated Platform To Make S&OP Successful

Vanguard Software

The major reason for S&OP processes to fail is simple – the demand side of the organization just ignores it. Sales Forecasting Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Inventory Optimization Sales & Operations Planning Supply Chain

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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.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

What Is Predictive Analytics and Who Is Winning With It

River Logic

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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.

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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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.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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.

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

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.

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.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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?

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

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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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.

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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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


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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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