Wed.Jan 22, 2020

Benefits of IoT in Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Benefits of IoT article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Michael Dehoyos.

Business Intelligence vs. Inventory Optimization: Are You Solving Symptoms Instead of the Real Problem?


In my decades of working in replenishment and inventory optimization, I’ve noticed that many companies seek solutions to symptoms rather than the underlying problem. I want to let you in on a secret: software companies are happy to sell you something you don’t need.

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E-Commerce Fulfillment: The Retailer Survival Kit

Logistics Viewpoints

Returnless refunds is only one of many ways in which Amazon is taking e-commerce fulfillment and customer service to the next level.

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Trends and Predictions 2020: Blockchain

Enterra Insights

One of the most hyped cutting-edge technologies is blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology. There are ample reasons for pundits to tout this technology, but it still has challenges it needs to overcome before its potential is reached. Kevin Casey ( @kevinrcasey ) writes, “If you’re looking for a one-word summary of corporate blockchain efforts in 2019, try ‘experimentation.’

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.

Supply Chain Planning for a Green Supply Chain


It is not a surprise that in the past decade or so most companies have been gradually taking strategic decisions to reduce their carbon footprint. However, most of these decisions tend to take effect in the long term.

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The New Silk Road — A Web Of Digital Choices

Gravity Supply Chain

The Silk Road created around 200BC spans around 4,000 of complex geographical, physical, and climate zones.

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Factors converging in the future of the SC

Prophetic Technology

In coming years, fewer workers will be responsible for providing for escalating-nonworking individuals , whilst labour supply will move to undeveloped-regions around the world where there is a reduced amount of educated people or not enough technically-skilled.

Chinese New Year 2020: Is Your Supply Chain Prepared?


How to Prevent Chinese New Year Shipping and Inventory Disasters. Is your supply chain prepared for Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020? It’s the most important question you should be asking as soon as the Western holiday season ends.

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The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Mystery of the Rock Star Boss!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices! My plane had just landed. I turned on my cell phone. And almost immediately my CEO called to ask me about my recently hired “Rock Star” boss.

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.

Leaping out of your Comfort Zone

Supply Chain Nation

Becky Fox, program manager, quote-to-cash revenue operations, accidentally fell into business school on her first day of college, changing the trajectory of her career.

Freight Analytics That Will Enhance Productivity


Freight analytics refers to a set of algorithms that meticulously comb through the mountain of freight data to unlock its potential. According to Research & Markets, their value is further evidenced by their growth.

Explaining the Supply Chain Management Software Alphabet Soup: TMS, WMS, YMS, LMS, OMS, & More

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain management software can be confusing at times. Every software has a different acronym. For example, take these leading top software applications used in supply chain execution: transportation management system (TMS), warehouse management system (WMS), yard management system (YMS), labor management system (LMS), order management system (OMS), enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 23, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

XPO Logistics Dramatically Changing Direction, Nestle Investing Big to Get Rid of Plastics, Reducing CO2 in Ocean Shipping to come with Huge Price Tag, Global Economy to be Wobbly in 2020

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.

Hapag-Lloyd selects Blume Global to provide logistics support


Major shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has selected Blume Logistics to support its entire global network of motor carrier partners, commencing in North America in January 2020. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's largest ocean carriers operating a fleet of 231 modern container ships with a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) and a container capacity of 2.6 million TEU.

Tips for Making the Most of LinkedIn

PLS Logistics

Everyone nowadays uses social media, and one of the most important social media platforms for job searching and your career is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great way to build your professional network, nurture leads and connections, and potentially find a job.


Top Supply Chain and Logistics Articles of 2019


Matt Yearling’s articles ranked on both Logistics Viewpoints’ and Talking Logistics’ most-read article lists for 2019. . As CEO of PINC, Matt Yearling contributes thought leadership and insights to a number of industry publications every year.

Navigating the Road Ahead: Transportation Planning for 2020

Talking Logistics

We all know that the transportation market is cyclical, with various factors impacting rates, capacity, and service levels across different modes. The market in 2019 was certainly different than in 2018, and the market will likely change again this year. What lessons from the past two years can shippers apply as we begin 2020? Read more Navigating the Road Ahead: Transportation Planning for 2020.

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.

Top Supply Chain News by Month in 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon Once again Dominates the News

(NEW WHITE PAPER AVAILABLE) Private vs. Public Blockchain: Separating Fact From Fiction


The hype over blockchain has created some confusion, especially over the use of private versus public blockchains, and which is better for the industry. Today, companies across the globe are leveraging blockchain to improve visibility and hold one another accountable, but which is the better option?

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Rising CO2 Emissions from China

Supply Chain Digest

China Emissions Now Exceed those of US Plus Europe

The Impact of ELDs & Other Freight Policies: A conversation with Alex Scott


The post The Impact of ELDs & Other Freight Policies: A conversation with Alex Scott appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Transportation driver safety ELD ELD Mandate ELDs Freight Procurement Transportation Procurement

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.

Top 5 Predictions for Low-Code in 2020


Who doesn’t love a meaty predictions list, especially one about a technology that’s literally transforming the way software is developed? Every year, businesses across the world are realizing the power of low-code app-building.

How to Scale Health and Beauty Products: Online Stores with Intelligent Fulfillment


According to AdWeek , the number of Americans purchasing from a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand is predicted to grow nearly 20% over the next 5 years. More and more consumers are ditching traditional retail with a newfound loyalty towards DTC brands, especially in health, beauty, and wellness. .

How to Grow your eCommerce Business in 2020


eCommerce is a booming industry that has changed the game of how people transact. The CAGR over the years is an indicator of its massive potential, and 2020 looks to be even better. If you’re looking to grow your own eCommerce business , then there isn’t a better time.

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How do you know Min/Max policy is working well for you?

The Smart Software

The Min/Max inventory policy is one of three available in SIO. When the inventory level drops to or below the Min, a replenishment order is generated. The reorder quantity is the number of units needed to raise the stock up to the Max. The post How do you know Min/Max policy is working well for you?

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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