Thu.Nov 08, 2018

How Humans and Robots Will Work Together in the Supply Chain


Humans and robots can work in harmony to create a safer, more efficient working world. Here’s what that might look like. robots digital inventory Logistics Viewpoints digital supply chain

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Talking Logistics

Holidays are synonymous with food-centric gatherings, from traditional family feasts to social soirees.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis


E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV


This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry.

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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.

Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing of the Future! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Guest Blog post provided by Rob Memery at [link]. Since the term Industry 4.0 was first coined by the German government in 2011 it has steadily gathered pace and interest from companies across all industries.

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Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article originally published and provided by [link]. Check out Inspiring Olympic Quotes! “If If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.” ~ Henry Ford, founder Ford Motor Company.

Rise of the Machines: Supply Chain Technology Brings Robots to Fulfill Orders


Holiday retail sales are beginning earlier than ever, which means that retailers need to be fully staffed earlier in the year as well.

Spreadsheets – A History and a Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Most of us create, use, present and work with at least one spreadsheet each and every day. Spreadsheets have proven invaluable. And many businesses even observe, and complain, that they are run on spreadsheets.

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How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics


Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Supply chain fraud is on a dramatic increase.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Part Shortages? What is your Supply Line Strategy? The CEO called. “We’re out of Parts … I need your help!” ” And so it began. Every Supply Chain is going to have supply disruption and raw material shortages at some point.

Making Sense of Supply Chain 4.0

Material Handling & Logistics

What, exactly, can 'digital transformation ' improve upon? Have you ever heard someone tell a joke where everyone laughed except for you – because you didn’t get it? That’s how I felt when I first heard about digital transformation. Everyone seemed to know what it was. Everyone was excited about it.

Blockchain Continues to Make its Way into the Supply Chain World!

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic).

What impact do rising temperatures have on your supply chain and what are 3PLs doing to support your business?


In early October 2018, a landmark report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its findings outlining the impacts of global warming and the potentially devastating effects on livestock and water resources. The IPCC has urged we limit global warming to 1.5C

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

What Gets Measured Is What Gets Done!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. There are a myriad of variables and factors which affect your ability to achieve your objectives. Deciphering this complexity to determine what is important to measure is critical for driving improvements and change.

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Helping Automotive Businesses Tackle Modern Slavery


Poverty, inequality, discrimination and poor labor practices still plague the global business community. Roughly half of the world lives on just two dollars a day and 60 percent hold no employment contract.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with John Heffernan, SVP Global Operations at ModusLink!

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer.

Consulting Logistics Ep23 - Practical Uses of Tech in the Supply Chain w/ Brian Glick CEO/Founder

Aborn and Co.

This week on Consulting Logistics we welcome Brian Glick, CEO of to the show where we discuss practical uses for tech in the supply chain, developments with blockchain + AI, and so much more

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.

Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Why have so few companies adopted a Transportation Management System (TMS) solution? There are tremendous benefits but there are obstacles, real or perceived, that get in the way.

3 Trends Retailers Can Be Thankful for from Our Pre-Thanksgiving Consumer Survey

Supply Chain Nation

The results from our latest consumer survey are in. Grocers have some big reasons to be thankful going into Thanksgiving this year– and some trends to keep top-of-mind moving into 2019 (hint: think eCommerce!). JDA surveyed over a thousand consumers for insights into their shopping habits to get a look ahead as the holiday approaches. Grocers will be grateful for these four positive trends: 1. Consumers are ready to shop for the festivities.

Solving the Out of Stock Problem! (Infographic)

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. Infographic originally published at [link] and permission to publish here provided by Simon Pleass, Managing Director at [link]. Check out World Class Inventory Turnover Breakthrough Elements! Infographic).

3 Tech Solutions for Retail BOS Frustrations

Repl Group

Shiny stores, exclusive products and exciting displays are part of the magic of retail. But, like any good show, it’s the background systems and fail safes that underpin five-star reviews. Even major retailers have their pain points.

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.

Value Stream Mapping your Future State Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Lean in Retail … Value Stream Mapping your Current State Process! We had completed value stream mapping the current state processes across some very significant business processes in the company.

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Supply Chain Comment on Highlights of the Annual 3PL Study

Supply Chain Digest

John Langley of Penn State Leads Important Report for 23rd Straight Year

Lessons from the Edge of the Abyss! Surviving a System Implementation!

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. The company I had just joined was nearing the finish line on the implementation of a new WMS system. They had been working on the system change for a few years. Now implementation was only a few months away.

Supply Chain Management

Insights Solutions Global

Insight Solutions Global helped to improve the overall supply chain performance via reducing lead time, saving about $145,000 packaging costs, and building good supplier relationships. The post Supply Chain Management appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Case Study

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.