Mon.Nov 11, 2019

Supply Chain Digitization: Starting the Journey


Outside observers are surprised to learn that some multi-billion dollar supply chains are still managed with manual processes, spreadsheets and even paper records.

Five signs its time for supply chain transformation


by Sarah Harkins In spring, the flowers bloom. In fall, the leaves change. Some transformations follow a convention, but in supply chain that’s rarely the case. How do you know when it’s time for a shift?

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50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers.

Truckload Carriers: How to Find Them with these 12 Tips


Keeping the workforce happy has always been a critical concern for business owners and supply chain leaders. In this context, finding and securing the right carriers forms a significant portion of managing truckload carriers.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

5 ways traceability technologies can lead to a safer, more sustainable world

Louis Roy

Intelligent supply chains can track, trace and authenticate everything from coffee beans to catheters

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Here’s How You Can Optimize Your Multichannel Supply Chains

All Things Supply Chain

Multichannel supply chains provide many options for customers of all types, whether at a retail location, over the phone or online. While these supply chains work best when channels work… General Supply Chain Management supply chain management

Supply Chain Digitization: Starting the Journey


Outside observers are surprised to learn that some multi-billion dollar supply chains are still managed with manual processes, spreadsheets and even paper records.

The cost of doing good…


With sustainability high on the agenda it’s time to bust a myth. The myth is that there is no longer a cost of “doing or being good”. There is still a cost, but it might also be to the CPO’s advantage…. About 13 years ago I worked in a function which created a post for a sustainability lead. At that time, it was either and easy or a difficult role, a role for the lazy or passionate because, despite having a dotted line into the UK CEO very little changed.

The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

Veridian Solutions

The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint. Supply chain leaders that wish to excel in last mile need to understand why the real value begins with this very first point and how effective first mile management enhances the entire process.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Strongest Predictor of TMS Strength Isn’t What You Think

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

It’s no surprise that there’s a growing interest in transportation management solutions. Transportation is at the heart of supply chain operations, and as more companies expand their products and services to conquer new markets, the more they run up against the limitations of their legacy systems.

What Is Transportation Management Systems Software (TMS)?


Transportation management systems, or TMS, has taken hold of logistics and global trade within the last decade, and for good reason.

The Number One Killer of Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:10] So many people say coach, consultant, and trainer interchangeably. Talk about the differences between them and a little bit about your background in brain science.

Takeaways from the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit

Supply Chain Nation

Having just returned from the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit in Denver, I am energized about the state of our industry. The quality of the content, the number of attendees, and the depth of perspectives all contributed to the buzz about the conference and the future of supply chain planning.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Reinventing Procurement: Smart Strategies to Transform Your Operation, A Webinar By Ivalua, Ardent Partners and Baylor Scott & White Health


The post Reinventing Procurement: Smart Strategies to Transform Your Operation, A Webinar By Ivalua, Ardent Partners and Baylor Scott & White Health appeared first on Ivalua

US/China Will Never Return to the Same Trade Relationship We Had 10 Years Ago

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite apparent recent progress in US/China trade talks, trade experts say not to read to much into these reports. The US/China trade relationship will never be what it was. There is blame on both sides, but US experts largely point at China's unfair practices as being the largest impediment. The post US/China Will Never Return to the Same Trade Relationship We Had 10 Years Ago appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. China Global Trade US China Trade

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How to Outsource Customer Service: When Ecommerce Customer Service Outsourcing Makes Sense


Building a robust and loyal customer base is no easy feat. Ecommerce business owners find success not only by providing a terrific product, but by adding a personal touch to their coveted customer relationships.

Load volumes finally push rates up

DAT Solutions

Load volumes have been rising since mid-October, but rates have not responded until now. Van and reefer rates are 2¢ higher than their October averages. Rate Trend of the Week

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

The business value of a Hybrid Integration Platform


The world is changing fast. “it’s no longer the Big beating the small but the Fast beating the slow,” due to changing customer expectations around experience. Industrial revolution 4.0 has helped fuel the pace with which businesses are evolving or … Hybrid integration

Why Logistics Companies Must Adopt Big Data and Cloud Technology

Supply Chain Brain

More than 50% of companies are using big-data analytics, a recent survey says, but a closer look reveals that adoption rate varies significantly by industry

The Supply Chain Wouldn’t be the Same Without Veterans


Veterans Day is an opportunity for everyone in the United States to take a moment to stand together in respect for all those who have served our country. Each year, Veterans Day (formerly called Armistice Day) falls on November 11th, the day that World War I ended.

5 benefits of warehouse cobots in logistics

6 River Systems

E-commerce is on the path to taking over retail. According to a 2018 NPR/Marist Poll, 69% of Americans say they’ve purchased items online. In 2017, there were over 215 million digital shoppers in the U.S. By the third quarter of 2018, e-commerce sales accounted for up to 10% of total U.S. sales.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Here’s to Better Visibility Over Complex Recipes with Sub-Assembly


For businesses that make, manage or move products, having visibility over their assemblies, disassemblies and Bill of Materials is crucial — especially if they are complex and involve multiple levels. Without such insight, it has the potential to slow down productivity and manufacturing efficiency.

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Built to Impress: 7 Retail Business Blogs That You Should Know


Introduction. Are you looking for tips on how to run your business? Bring in more customers? Increase your profits? Or maybe you’re looking for advice on how to start a retail business? You’re in luck!

Why It Counts to Know the Cycle Time of Your Business’ Inventory Stock


Cycle time is all about the delivery speed of a product or service to the market or customer. To help you on your way, this article explains what cycle time is, the significance a shorter cycle time can have for businesses, and once you have got this down, we broaden your horizons on how to better manage cycle time to the benefit of your business and customers. Cycle time tells us the effort spent on making an item of inventory stock.

Dr. Takao Sakai


We can now democratize Just-In-Time to be available at unprecedented scale to all Kaizen professionals and related areas such as Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.