Fri.Nov 09, 2018

4 Ways to Increase Your Stockroom Capacity

The Network Effect

Businesses are always looking for ways to increase their efficiency, and never more so than today. Due to the pressures. The post 4 Ways to Increase Your Stockroom Capacity appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect

Supplier Relationships – Don’t go over to the Dark Side!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Procurement Integrity Breach – A Sure Way to Get Fired! Early in my career I worked in a department that was responsible for the design,testing, sourcing and procurement of packaging materials.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows. The van pulled over a few hundred feet ahead, arms still waving from the windows. They must want to high-five me , I thought, so I raised my arm as I passed them and slapped their hands.

Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! The Retail company I had just joined was undergoing a massive transformation.

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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.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations [Video]

Talking Logistics

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Dr. TJ Scheafer, Head of Strategic Programs at project44 discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is ALAN’s mission and focus?

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 11.5-11.9

Aborn and Co.

Hospitals overpaying by $25 billion on their supply chains, trucking capacity about time not rates, J.B. Hunt & BNSF in dispute over $100 million in revenue, and so much more in this week's All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know

10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. How many people make a New Year’s resolution to “Lean” yourself out only to abandon it shortly thereafter? One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to start exercising. In January the local gyms are filled.

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Producer Prices in US Rose in October by Most Since 2012

Material Handling & Logistics

The figures indicate that price pressures in the production pipeline are advancing steadily. producer prices rose more than forecast in October for the biggest jump in six years on broad gains in costs for goods and services, a Labor Department report showed on Nov. The producer-price index rose 0.6%

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Why Millennials are Different and How Marketers can Engage Them! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Infographic provided by Steve Hashman, Director Exponential Solutions at (The Cube) Marketing at [link]. Understanding your Customer is the first and most important consideration in designing, defining and refining your company and your go to market business model.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Take Ownership of Channel Classification for a Killer Route to Market Strategy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Let’s start at the beginning. When we talk about Channels, we are referring to channels of distribution to get products from a manufacturer to a consumer or customer. There are many ways to achieve distribution, e.g. direct to consumers (e.g.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam? Prior to one Holiday season several years ago the volume that was coming into the Distribution Centre receiving area was unprecedented and unpredicted.

Mujin, Test First Automated Warehouse


Automation startup Mujin has partnered with to create the world’s first automated warehouse

Brick and Mortar Stores: Stand Up and Unite!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. It’s time for the Retail Brick and Mortar Store to stand up and be counted! All of the talk about the demise of Brick and Mortar stores is premature.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Ecommerce and the Brexit - etailers better prepare now


For years, intercommunal B2C ecommerce activities have had all the benefits of one free, European market. However, things will potentially change after March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU. How will this affect the Dutchman who orders a book at a London bookstore and has it sent to his home in The Hague? Right now, there is no need to declare the book in the UK or the Netherlands. But that may change after March 2019.

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. How many times have you looked at your operation and thought about how you would re-layout and streamline the process flow if you had the chance?

Global Manufacturer Manages Disruption, Nimbly Adapting to Changes in Corporate Strategy


In addition to addressing internal quality control and inventory reporting pressures, a global semiconductor manufacturer sought to transition from a 90% in-house manufacturing model to 80% outsourcing.

Blockchain Technology is the Antidote to the Bullwhip Effect!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article and permission to publish provided by Jake Rheude at [link]. Check out What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic).

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.

Operational Bliss for SMEs Adopting Cloud-Based Software


The cloud is the overarching, new way of doing things in business and can be especially useful for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). There are so many benefits to using a cloud-based software to manage everything from inventory to accounting. Despite this, a staggering 43% of businesses in the US in 2017 either did not track inventory or did so manually. Why do the 43% need cloud-based software? No need for an in-house IT department.

Augmented Reality (AR) is Set to Transform Retail and the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). We’ve written a lot about how retail is undergoing some massive changes due to technology.

Reaching Shoppers this Holiday Season

Enterra Insights

Holiday marketing is about to ramp up to its usual frenetic pace. Although online shopping has increased about 15% each year for the past few years, brick-and-mortar retailers still attract a fair share of holiday traffic. Although it seems holiday promotions and store displays push their way into stores earlier each year, Andrew Lipsman, Vice President of Marketing & Insights at comScoreTalk, asserts most Americans shoppers behave traditionally during the holiday shopping season.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? Certainly there can be obvious clues: your CEO starts firing and hiring people, consultants are brought in, customers start leaving, or operating and financial performance suffers.

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.

Central Oregon Truck hauls Capitol Christmas Tree

DAT Solutions

Central Oregon Truck Company , based in Redmond, Oregon, was chosen to transport an 80-foot noble fir from Oregon's Willamette National Forest to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The company's CEO, Rick Williams, will be one of the drivers. "It

The 5 Big Benefits of the Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). Blog post originally published by Veridian at [link] Permission to publish provided by Jason Rosing. What’s the core difference between today’s supply chain and the digital supply chain? Look down at your desk. What do you see? If you see paper, pen, and a computer, you see the typical, modern supply chain.

B2C vs B2B: Understanding the Difference with Order Fulfilment


Business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) order fulfilment describe the two different eCommerce models that dominate the online retail sector. eCommerce began with the age of B2C but with more and more B2B retailers hopping onboard the bandwagon, it is essential to understand the variations in the customer relationship, order fulfilment, shipping, and sales frequency and volume that they both represent.

How to Optimize Your Factory for Industry 4.0!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at [link]. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). Believe it or not, Industry 4.0 — the latest specialization for modern factories and manufacturing plants — does factor into design and factory layout.

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.