Tue.Jan 21, 2020

The Elegance of the Costco Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! To begin I must admit that Costco is one of my favourite stores. I started thinking about the Costco Supply Chain.

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Agile Supply Chain VS Efficient Supply Chain


FROM EFFICIENCY TO AGILITY. The ideal strategy to survive and prosper in a dynamic environment is to have an agile behavior that is conducive to change. This is true for everyone, and supply chains are no exception.

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Six Steps to an Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers today face increasingly complex challenges, from economic instability to compliance pressures and heightened global competition

5 Must-Know Applications for Prescriptive Analytics in Supply Chain

River Logic

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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.

The Value of Extending Labeling to Your Supply Chain


Our latest publication ‘ In2 Unlocking Efficiencies ’ looks at the benefits your business can realize by extending labeling processes to your supply chain. Labeling

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Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Procurement language article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs.

[PODCAST] How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices


Listen to “How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices” on Spreaker.

Working in Supply Chain across different countries with Carly Cummings

Logistics Bureau

Carly Cummings , one of our guest speakers for the Supply Chain Leaders Academy , has had some impressive Supply Chain roles around South East Asia and she’s sharing with us the benefits of getting to work overseas in a very different culture and environment. Want to jumpstart your career?

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Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management


The post Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Blog Posts

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.

The Online Retail Landscape in 2019: A Review of the Highs and Lows

Logistics Bureau

What was behind Amazon’s falling profits in 2019, and how did other big online retail players perform? In this retrospective of the highs and lows of the year, learn which retailers excelled, and which ones looked like they might be struggling in the fiercely competitive online retail arena.

Why You Need to Centralize Transportation Management Operations

Talking Logistics

A recent review of two companies with different transportation management strategies reinforced my belief that centralization of transportation management operations will produce better operating results today and in the future.

Data-Driven Freight: Using a TMS to Yield Better Outcomes


The notion of data-driven freight management is not a new concept. All shippers, carriers, freight brokers, 3PL’s, freight forwarders, and other parties are continuously looking for ways to apply and understand data in meaningful forms.

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Allopneus.com Optimizes Inventory and Improves Competitiveness with ToolsGroup


NEWS RELEASE. ToolsGroup supply chain planning software allows Allopneus.com to improve inventory quality while reducing storage space at its national distribution center by almost 20%.

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.

Heavy Haul Trucking: How To Ship Oversize Loads

PLS Logistics

Moving heavy haul or oversize loads is a challenging process that requires a comprehensive plan and preparation. Since it’s a specialized industry, shipping oversize loads implys working with a transportation company to help move large materials across the country and beyond.


SCM Research

I am currently listening to Containers , an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed ourselves and the economy. Herein, journalist Alexis Madrigal leads us “through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes” I am sure this documentary will be interesting also for many of the readers of this blog. Practice Globalization Logistics Supply Chain Management

5 Procurement Focus Areas for Cities & Counties in 2020


What will the new year bring for public sector procurement at the city and county level? While every locale has differences based on geography, demographics, previous technology implementations, budget and current maturity level, there are some areas of focus that we expect to see across the board in 2020.

How Mid Sized Businesses Can Benefit From a 3PL

PLS Logistics

With more competition arising among the market, it has become extremely challenging for small and midsized businesses to efficiently manage their supply chains. eBook ebook logistics companies logistics industry logistics management logistics news

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.

5 Procurement Focus Areas for States in 2020


All states want to use public resources wisely and efficiently but doing so quietly is not enough to meet expectations. It must be clearly visible to everyone in the state that procurement is well run. This additional level of requirement provides a perfect opportunity to leverage the capabilities of technology to communicate and centralize spend and supplier information state-wide.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Advanced Analytics

Enterra Insights

When people write or talk about big data, they generally discuss both data and its analysis. The late productivity guru W. Edwards Deming once stated, “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” ” Bringing data, however, is insufficient. Stored data is of no value until it’s analyzed. But sometimes even analyzed data can’t be trusted.

How to pick the best load board for truckers

DAT Solutions

Looking for a load board to help you find freight?

Innovation Relies on a Foundation of Learning and Reinvention


“In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.” ? Eric Hoffer , American moral and social philosopher. In the olden days—the latter half of the 20 th century—“knowing” was everything.

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.

Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management


The volume and opportunity to collect and manage transportation data is increasing, and companies are clamoring over their potential.

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Optimization – Dynamic Decision Making to Meet the Needs of the CPO and COO in the Same Meeting

EC Sourcing Group

Imagine a software solution that allows the CPO and/or COO to explore changes in complex award scenarios in minutes to meet a change in constraints.

Is Your Business Experiencing Inventory Risk?


When you have a warehouse full of inventory stock, there is a lot to keep track of to make sure everything gets stored, accounted for and distributed properly. Having a healthy supply of inventory stock helps your business ensure it can meet customer demand.

Environmental Sustainability in Manufacturing

Dragon Innovation

Being in manufacturing for a long time, we’ve always had great concern about workers’ safety in the manufacturing of a product, but little visibility or regulation on what happens to the product and people that interact with it after the original consumer is done using it.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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