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Managing the Procurement of Promotional Goods and Services


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. The benefits of purchasing promotional products. Problems with current sourcing methodologies. Sourcing the right way for Promotional goods and services. Claritum. 1 Introduction.

What are the Benefits of Supplier Onboarding?

HICX Solutions

In light of increasing regulation and legislation related to issues such as data protection, modern slavery and fraud, supplier onboarding is continuing to grow in importance.

Was General Eisenhower Right about Planning?


General Eisenhower has been quoted as saying: “ what is more important than planning is re-planning! ” I am sure we all relate to this especially when it comes to supply chain planning. Things go wrong all the time and we have to make adjustments to the plan, change the plan or simply re-plan.

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What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

Talking Logistics

Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events. Globally, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage in 2018 according to a report by German insurance company Munich RE. In the U.S.

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 Math is Becoming Cool in Supply Chain – Again!

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. When I started my career in the late ’90s, supply chain was a cool place for math geeks!

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How Workforce Management Can Strengthen Warehouse Productivity Despite Limited Resources [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

Warehouse managers are tasked with improving productivity and customer service despite limited resources. This requires the ability to dynamically create schedules that meet the needs of customers, the organization, and the workforce. To optimally achieve this, JDA has natively integrated its Workforce Management and Warehouse Labor Management solutions.

Automated Package Lockers Growing as a BOPIS Solution

Multichannel Merchant

With ecommerce expanding and consumers expecting greater speed and convenience, retailers need cost-effective ways to meet these demands. Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) is a key approach to making that happen, reducing supply chain and shipping costs.

7 Key Benefits to Digitizing Your Supply Chain


Supply chain managers are heroes. They work tirelessly to keep the river of materials and equipment flowing, often putting in long hours working with tools that aren’t made for their needs.

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time


Globalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

7 Key Benefits to Digitizing Your Supply Chain


Supply chain managers are heroes. They work tirelessly to keep the river of materials and equipment flowing, often putting in long hours working with tools that aren’t made for their needs.

Top Warehouse and T&L Zebra Scanners


Top Zebra Scanner Comparison. For Transportation & Logistics and Warehouse & Distribution. Give your workers unstoppable performance in the toughest environments with ultra-rugged LI3608-SR/LI3678-SR and DS3608-ER/DS3678-ER handheld scanners.

Trends in Final Mile Logistics


Trends in final mile logistics mirror those present in all industries undergoing digital transformation.

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How Gravity Collaborates With Spire To Provide World-Class Visibility

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity Supply Chain Solutions partnered with Spire to enhance the level of visibility it could provide to its customers. With Spire, Gravity can offer data on the visibility of vessels while they are in transit, enabling users to manage their supply chains better using data-driven decisions. The post How Gravity Collaborates With Spire To Provide World-Class Visibility appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Automation & Digitization Supply Chain Visibility Gavin Webber

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Tips for Building a Transportation Management Strategy


Supply chain management is no easy feat. No matter where you fit into the greater whole of your industry, you have to wait on supplies from others before you can do your part. Meanwhile, buyers will be waiting on you. When any cog breaks down in the system, everyone suffers.

Connecting to Carriers when Capacity is Tight


As we see shippers, 3PLs, brokers and carriers start changing lanes – offering a range of services that were traditionally siloed – transportation capacity is top of mind for leaders.


PLS Logistics

Air freight shipping is the transportation method that refers to moving parcel and freight overseas through aircraft. Air freight remains the fastest freight shipping method, despite it is less frequently used compared to other transportation options like ocean shipping and trucking. modes

All You Need to Know About Artwork Management In 90 Seconds


If you are wondering what you can do to optimize your supply chain and improve your artwork management solutions, you should check out Loftware’s recent video.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

DAT Solutions

The FMCSA proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Drivers: What do you think of their proposed changes? Trucking Regulations


Connectivity, the Internet of Things, and Machine Learning

Enterra Insights

Through the ages, the world has become increasingly connected. Connectivity began with physical links between people — overland routes, sea routes, and, eventually, air routes connected people separated by distance. Virtual connectivity also increased — mail, telegraph, telephone, satellite communication, and, eventually, computer connectivity. Connectivity is so important people have celebrated achievements like the transcontinental rail system in the U.S.

Dock Scheduling & Detention: How Better Management Can Reduce Fees

C3 Solutions

Effective dock scheduling and end-to-end visibility are critical components of cost control in your organization. Inbound freight costs account for approximately 40% of an organization’s total freight spend, reports Aberdeen Group via Logistics Management.

Actionable Insights: CFO Action Center for Financial Analysis


In our previous Actionable Insights blog , we provided an overview of QAD Action Centers, our role-based dashboards featuring real-time actionable insights, and discussed the ways in which they differ from traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools and key performance indicators (KPIs).

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.

Legacy ERP Systems: Is it Time for an ERP Replacement?


A legacy ERP system is an older enterprise software solution that is no longer being enhanced. Legacy ERP systems were typically first created in the 1980s or early 1990s and are often based on older technology, such as the IBM AS/400 platform, Progress Software or even DOS.

Understanding the True Cost of a Security Breach


Understanding the True Cost of a Security Breach. When housing insurance first became available, people were not convinced it was a good idea. The concept of paying upfront for insurance to cover an event that might occur seemed illogical. Without a need for the insurance, people weren’t buying in.

Solar Panels May Play a Role in the Future of Green Fleet Initiatives

Maine Pointe

Amid growing speculation on the long-term future of fossil fuels and increasing environmental concerns , Mike Notarangeli, EVP Logistics, considers the pros and cons of incorporating solar panels in the trucking business. Logistics alternative energy green initiatives

What do customers actually want when it comes to delivery?

BluJay Solutions

Across the centuries, the human race in its totality has only really been optimising for one thing: acceleration. Pick any area of industry and the premise of acceleration will likely exist in some shape or other: transport, communication, news, weaponry, food, retail.

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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.