Wed.Nov 07, 2018

Four Things Every Supply Chain Needs


Bloomberg reported last month that Chinese spies had infiltrated at least 30 U.S. companies using a tiny microchip hidden on server motherboards. Here are four key supply chain aspects that will help you protect your business

Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Elemica’s blog discusses the role of Digital Supply Networks in enabling digital transformation journeys. A digital disruption is a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models.

Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018


LTL peak season takes place during the holiday shopping season each year, and if last year’s shoppers are any indicator, the LTL peak season for 2018 will excel past all records.

BluJay’s Jim Sanborn Re-elected as Mayor of Waconia, MN

BluJay Solutions

BluJay team members give back to their communities in many diverse ways. Client Services Manager Jim Sanborn serves as the Mayor of Waconia, Minnesota and was re-elected yesterday.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Supply Chain Planning Trade-Offs: A Success Story in the Snack Food Industry

River Logic

A River Logic customer was unable to meet demand for their most profitable product, because they were working with constrained capacity. They had no visibility into their supply chain planning trade-offs, were wrangling 20+ spreadsheets to create plans, and missing out on major profit opportunities. Since adopting River Logic, hundreds of thousands in cost savings per week have been uncovered. Customers Supply Chain

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The blockchain revolution: audit efficiency & trust in sustainably certified supply chains


This report was a collaboration between Provenance , the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and the ISEAL Alliance.

The Coming Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally created by Michael Gaughan and published at [link] Permission to publish here provided by Michael Gaughan.

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Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10.

Common Mistakes in Importing and Exporting! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post introduction and infographic originally created and published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Excelsior at [link].

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How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Twenty BluJay Customers in the Netherlands Successfully Migrate to Modern Customs Management Software Platform

BluJay Solutions

Dordrecht, NL – 8 November 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , has successfully migrated 20 Dutch companies to its newest customs software system, BluJay’s Customs Management.

Is The Retail Industry Melting Down?

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. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the retail industry has changed over the past decade and a half.

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Logistics Sessions Wrap up

Oracle SCM

Oracle OpenWorld took place at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, and amongst the vast array of keynotes and educational sessions were seven logistics sessions.

Supply Chain Impacts of an Increasingly Protectionist World!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Disaster Strikes!!! Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? A strong political sentiment these days seems to be more about protecting one’s own national territory and interests rather than those of the Global community.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of November 8, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon HQ2 Finalists, Blockchain Platform for Ocean Shipping Struggling to Attract Carriers, Freight Giants Battle over Intermodal Revenue Split, Oil Prices Sharply Reverse from Predicted March to 100 dollars

Unleash Your Employees’ Ideas to Truly Change the Game!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Change Leadership Process … And Guide! Organizations that are either considered high performing or who aspire to become high performing understand that their employees are their greatest asset.

What are Supply Chain Professionals Using to Make Network Decisions?

Supply Chain 24/7

Supply chain networks are becoming increasingly complex, which means it's now critical to have the right network design tools available

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Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? “We are out of space!” ” “What? We’re only in the middle of September.” ” “The receiving docks are backed up.

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Temperature Controlled Logistics returns with a top schedule for 2019

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The 18th annual Temperature Controlled Logistics Conference will bring together supply chain, logistics and quality experts from around the globe to experience four days of ‘unmissable’ workshops, case studies, panels, interactive discussion groups and technology showcases

Global Process Excellence: Defining the Roadmap to Achieve Best In Class Results

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Global Process Excellence (Part 1) … A Journey From Disarray To Best In Class! “ Global Process Excellence ” was to be the platform on which we would propel the company’s Operations upward toward Best In Class status.

Diversity: The Ally of Humanity

Supply Chain Nation

Editor’s note: On occasion, Wednesdays for Women will share perspectives and best practices from customers, partners and other thought leaders with a goal of promoting greater awareness and information sharing to continue advancing women in technology and supply chain careers. Today’s perspective comes from James Merritt, head of Asia at JDA partner dunnhumby. Since joining dunnhumby in 2008, James has worked across the business in both local and global roles.

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Amazon and Uber’s Impact on Logistics! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post and permission to publish provided by [link] and article created by Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What are the Top 7 Trends in Last Mile Logistics?

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Avoid These 3 Outsourcing Order Fulfilment Mistakes


You’ve drawn up a comparative analysis of the cost of in-house warehousing compared to that of outsourcing your order fulfilment processes, and you’ve decided to go with outsourcing. This can be an economically viable option however, if not carried out well, can often end up being significantly costly. It is imperative to be careful of who you entrust your order fulfilment services with because this will directly affect customer satisfaction.

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The Next Generation Supply Chain: Look to the Cloud!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally created by Michael Gaughan and published at [link]. Permission to publish here provided by Michael Gaughan. We’re going to take a look at cloud computing and how it integrates all supply chain technologies.

‘91% of corporate experts say transparency increases shopper trust’: report & roundup


Knowing who makes the products we buy and the impact on them is a key factor. Interested in how blockchain-powered product transparency can help grow trust in your brand? We are creating an-depth guide, sign up here to receive early access. 70% of consumers are most interested in transparency about products, rather than the companies who made them. Source: Futerra ).

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions! A summer job I had during my University years involved the dismantling of old computer input/output machines and the recovery and salvage of all of the parts.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.