Fri.Jun 07, 2019

The Cost of Doing Nothing


Hear That Sound? (It’s It’s Your $14,000 Paper Productivity Drain) According to LEAN experts, manufacturing and distribution organizations can experience a $14,000 loss of productivity per staff member per year due to the inefficiencies of paper-based filing systems.

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Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority


Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. On the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

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FedEx Not Renewing Express US Contract with Amazon


The transportation world is abuzz today as FedEx announces it will not renew Amazon’s domestic Express agreement. The agreement, which is set to expire on June 30, specifically covers small-package air services.

This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

After 32 victories and $2,462,216 in earnings, the run is finally over. Of course, I am talking about James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy win streak, which ended earlier this week, about $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record of $2,522,700 in a 74-game winning streak in 2004. And while the big loss was not much of a surprise based on leaked information, many people thought he may have thrown the round, considering that he bet just $1,399 in […].

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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.

Deploy a Strategic Category Management Solution to Maximize ROI


Defining Category Management. Category management has a decades-long history that has lead us to our modern understanding of procurement categories. Created in the 1980s, category management was originally the process of grouping products into categories based on how consumers used them.

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WEBINAR: Developing an Agile Supply Chain by Fusing Demand, Supply, Sourcing, Design and Suppliers – Wednesday, June 12 | 2:00 PM ET • 11:00 AM PT


In this Bristlecone and SAP Ariba webinar you’ll learn how organizations leverage. Innovation. State-of-the-art technology. Best-in-class business processes. and combine sourcing, procurement, business planning, and supply collaboration to deliver on business results. Register Now > The post WEBINAR: Developing an Agile Supply Chain by Fusing Demand, Supply, Sourcing, Design and Suppliers – Wednesday, June 12 | 2:00 PM ET • 11:00 AM PT appeared first on Bristlecone. Webinars

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I’m at the West Point Military Academy this morning to pick up my son who spent the week there participating in the Summer Leaders Experience program. When the news broke yesterday morning about the tragic accident at West Point that killed one cadet and injured many others, my world stopped.

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

. Understand the 3PL Business Models – Asset based, Non-asset based, Asset light. Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: Since they own their assets, these 3PLs are able to use their own equipment to service customers. Truck availability is not a problem.

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Freight Forecast: Is the worst yet to come?

DAT Solutions

It’s natural to prefer predictability over surprise in many parts of your life, but as the axiom says, “change is inevitable.” That is especially true in the factors affecting the transportation industry, whether it’s the daily truckload rate for St.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Innovation in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Many a pundit has predicted that companies failing to innovate and/or transform into digital enterprises will end up failing.

Stoplight and Axway: API-First Design


Leaders in Digital Transformation lead with an API-First Design. An API-First approach means that development of the API revolves around how the end-product will be consumed by mobile devices and client applications.


How technology can fight food waste


“Between 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten, and the value of this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion. To put that in perspective, in the USA food waste represents 1.3% of the total GDP.

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Walmart Taking Grocery Delivery One Step Further

Supply Chain 24/7

Walmart's latest announcement at its annual shareholder meeting: a grocery delivery service where a Walmart employee enters your home and loads your refrigerator

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Why Digital Transformation is for all Manufacturers


Digital transformation is achievable for all manufacturers. A ‘DX’ strategy unlocks real value today and transforms your business for future success. The problems that digitalization solves strike at the very heart of manufacturer’s challenges today.

Looming Tariffs Pose Threat of Capacity Disruption for National Retail Transportation

Zipline Logistics

Editorial Note: Since publication, the Trump Administration reached a trade deal with the Mexican government, which suspended the steep percent tariff rate scheduled to be applied on June 10.

International standards for sustainable and traceable cocoa launched


Last month, ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. launched a set of standards on the sustainability and traceability of cocoa production. The series, collectively known as ISO 34101, was in eight years in the making. cocoa

Looming Tariffs Pose Threat of Capacity Disruption for National Retail Transportation

Zipline Logistics

If you have been dialed in to the news cycle over the past month, then you likely have heard a lot about tariffs and their potential impact on US trade.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Seven Common Pick-and-Pack Errors — and How to Fix Them

Supply Chain Brain

A mispick often isn’t discovered until an inventory count is wrong, or the customer sends the order back

What's in a Complete Bill of Materials (BOM) & CAD Package

Dragon Innovation

Here at Dragon Innovation, we’re often approached with incomplete Bills of Materials (BOM)/CAD packages. BOM and CAD packages come in all shapes and sizes, but in order to move forward with choosing your factory and starting manufacturing, they need to be complete.

FLEXE Hub: The struggle to stand out


A roundup of the latest news on logistics, retail, and industry trends

From College to Consulting: The Challenges of Going from the Classroom to the Conference Room


With graduation season and summer internships in full swing, two enVista consultants took the time to answer some questions about what it’s like to be a new consultant or intern at a company.

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.