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How to Put Data Science to Work for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Driving operational growth and increasing supply chain efficiency in today’s ever-changing business world is a top priority for many companies. In order to grow in a rapidly evolving marketplace, organizations must possess the ability to use advanced algorithms and data analytics to generate the next wave of supply chain value.

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Has digitalization made cultural intelligence obsolete?

Supply Chain Movement

Nowadays, we all have a wide range of what I like to call ‘digital assistants’ at our fingertips, such as apps, quick Google look-ups or chat windows that can connect us to the other side of the world.

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Do You Live to Eat or Eat to Live?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Debbie Wilson, Advertising Consultant.

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LTL Freight Shipments Are on the Rise…And Here’s Why


Regardless of the current political climate, e-commerce expansion continues, and the global supply chain has grown more interdependent than ever.

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.

5 Consumer Perceptions of the U.S. Trade War with China and Holiday Shopping

Supply Chain Nation

If you’ve ever watched a game of ping-pong from the sidelines, you know how dizzying it can be to keep up with the fast-paced changes of the sport. The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China has been a ping-pong-like match for the ages, sending tariffs flying back and forth.

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The Astonishing Benefits of Supply Chain Visibility and Their Impacts


Supply chain visibility is essential to modern success, but according to Supply Chain Dive , as few as 6% of companies have achieved full supply chain visibility. The problems existing within supply chain visibility go back to issues with tracking shipments after shipping to consumers.

How Digitized Procure-to-Pay Benefits You


A new digital era is emerging, with procure-to-pay (P2P) now developed as a digital process. P2P services enhance collaboration between buyers and suppliers and generate an increased value to the supply chain.

What will supply chains look like in zero carbon Britain?


The policy commitment to make Britain the first zero carbon nation by 2050 has all kinds of implications for supply chains, how they’re set up and run.

7 Critical Differences Between B2C and B2B Online Marketplaces


If you’ve ever tried to source hard-to-find parts or equipment, Google searches have probably led you to some pretty strange places. There are a surprising number of online platforms where people can buy and sell assets, some of which are downright sketchy.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Happy CX Day

Consumer Goods Logistics

What did you do to celebrate CX Day earlier this month? Wait…what?! You’ve never heard of it? CX, of course, is short for Customer Experience. CX Day celebrates those customers. You know, the people who keep the lights on.

Why Wholesale Distributors & Retailers Are Looking at TMS Solutions


The post Why Wholesale Distributors & Retailers Are Looking at TMS Solutions appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Business Intelligence Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Value of a TMS Blog Posts

Extending the Value Proposition for Logistics Service Providers

Talking Logistics

Logistics service providers (LSPs) are experiencing their most vibrant and challenging era. A multitude of venture capitalist-backed innovators beckon logistics executives with the promise of digital transformation, as consumer-led expectations of speed and cost spread through all businesses.

Transforming Supply Chains

Supply Chain Digest

Latest Book by Dr. John Gattorna Provides a Very Different Take on Customer Segmentation

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

5 Questions Answered About the New EU MDR


The EU MDR and IMDR regulations are approaching implementation. Medical Devices Healthcare Regulatory Track & Traceability GS1 UDI


Actionable Insights: Customer Sales and Service Action Center


In our previous Actionable Insights blog , we discussed QAD’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Action Center. Next we will provide an overview of the Customer Sales and Service Action Center as well as the associated key performance indicators (KPIs).

Manufacturing and Machine Learning

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing remains an important part of any national economy — even as the service sector plays an increasingly important role in advanced economies. The loss of manufacturing jobs is part of the phenomenon that spurred the rise of political populism; however, there is near unanimity among analysts that manufacturing has changed forever. People longing for the return of blue collar, factory floor manufacturing jobs will ultimately be disappointed.

The impression that you get


“From today, painting is dead!” ” -Paul Delaroche (1839). “Painting in the tradition of the post-impressionists is not about strict adherence to details. There is an engaging middle ground where fundamentals in realism yield to an expressive abstraction of the elements.”


How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Will Construction Robots Be the Next Big Thing?

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 4 minutes Construction robots are taking over the market, with an annual growth rate of 16.8% between 2018 and 2023. How long before they become the next big thing? The post Will Construction Robots Be the Next Big Thing? appeared first on Schooled By Science.

Brexit Chaos – Off With His Head?

BluJay Solutions

The UK political shenanigans continue at a pace when it comes to Brexit. Prime Ministers change, Parliament introduces No-Deal blocking law, Parliament is Prorogued, The Supreme Court says the Prorogation is illegal and effectively the Queen has been misled – “one is not amused!!”

Overcoming Barriers to Enhanced Supplier Performance

EC Sourcing Group

What challenges will you face to improve supplier performance? Suppliers that have been in place for a long time – more than 5 or 10 years present one set of issues.

How Will the US Trade War Affect Holiday Shopping?

Material Handling & Logistics

In a new study, 46% of participants stated that they plan to spend “significantly” or “slightly” less this year on holiday shopping

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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.

Big Obstacles for eCommerce Retailer


Inventory management is a vital part of a retail business. When you’re selling products via eCommerce platforms, it is even more important to make sure your inventory is under control. There are still a significant amount of retailers who run a stock take manually to manage their inventory, which leads to many problems on how the whole warehouse runs, shipments and accounting as well.

Underpaying Blue-Collar Workers Hurts Long-Term Profits, Research Shows

Supply Chain Brain

A growing body of research sheds light on how blue-collar wages affect the U.S. economy

10 things eft’s been reading this week


There so much to cover when it comes to developments in autonomous transport that it’s driving us round the bend! This week we take a look at the bots, trucks, vans and drones trying to take advantage of artificial intelligence and become a commercial reality on our pavements, streets and even skies.

Food Chain Traceability: Insights in Engineering Leadership

Supply Chain 24/7

This paper was created in an open classroom environment as part of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program developed and led by Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu at UC Berkeley, it discusses opportunities that provide end-to-end food chain visibility, improving efficiencies with standardized data models, analytics software, and visualization tools

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.