Mon.Feb 18, 2019

Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle


When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore. Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. They react swiftly to changing business conditions and customer needs. They scale quickly when there’s opportunity for growth.

5 Reasons You Need Modern Inventory Solutions for Optimum Inventory Control


Innovative technologies have made their mark on every aspect of manufacturing , retail and eCommerce business, from product design through to after sale service. When deciding where to prioritise budget spend for greatest return on investment, companies have difficult decisions to make and while inventory control continues to be fundamentally impacted by innovation, it is often overlooked when the time comes to allocate funds.

What Shippers Can Learn From the NEMF Bankruptcy


New England Motor Freight (NEMF), the 19th-largest LTL carrier in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy on February 11. The filing opens Pandora’s Box to LTL carriers. NEMF cited the “severe driver shortage,” as a primary driving force in the filing, but according to William B.

National Retail Federation on the Current State of Ecommerce Supply Chains

Supply Chain 24/7

Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy for the National Retail Federation shares his insights and observations on how ecommerce is changing the way we approach logistics and distribution

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Explore the IoT ecosystem


Explore the IoT ecosystem. Have you wondered how the Internet of Things (IoT) plays a role in your organization? Read more to see a day in the life of the IoT ecosystem. Parts are received to assemble products, and upon receiving, directly entered into the system using readers, scanners, and RFID.

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Full-Scale Supply Chain Solution for Large Canadian Retailer

Supply Chain 24/7

One of Canada’s largest retailers partnered with LEGACY Supply Chain Services to develop a full-scale, custom supply chain solution – supporting the client’s growth and enabling rapid expansion into new retail markets

How Logistics, Manufacturing, and Production Operations are solving the same Supply Chain problems


Improving Uptime: Throughout 2018, Elon Musk was focused on alleviating his “production bottlenecks” at Tesla. He investigated everything. Autonomous robots, new software, and even production quality control.

2019-2020 Will Bring Fresh Challenges and Opportunities to the Energy, Oil & Gas Industry

Maine Pointe

Change is coming for the Oil & Gas industry bringing with it a new set of challenges and opportunities. In the face of these changes,Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas and Barry Dull, Market Specialist, pose a critical question to executives across the North American industry. supply chain transformation Total Value Optimization Oil & Gas Energy

Halo Named Top Performer in Winter 2019 Business Intelligence Software Customer Success Report


Award Winning Supply Chain Analytics Solution Named Top Performer In FeaturedCustomers’ 2019 Customer Success Report. San Diego, CA. February 19, 2019. PRWEB ) Halo has been named a Top Performer in the Business Intelligence Software category for the Winter 2019 Customer Success Report published by FeaturedCustomers.

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.

Future Proofing the End-To-End Supply Chain: The Evolving Importance of Smart Operations

Maine Pointe

Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, explains why he believes smart operations and Industry 4.0 are the keys to turning your supply chain into a competitive weapon. He answers the six questions every forward-looking executive and supply chain leader should be asking. supply chain transformation Smart Operations Industry 4.0

Predictions from Supply Chain Gurus for 2019, Full Text Version Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

Complete Predictions from Michael Watson and Rich Sherman, with Part 3 Next Week

Logistics Alert: Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020


Logistics Alert: Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020. By: Mollie Bailey, Director, International, Transplace. Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years.

Customer Experience and HIP. Serving the heart of Digital Business.


Just this past week, I heard an outside industry expert say, related to his interaction with clients, “Wherever and whenever you hear the word digital transformation jump into it with A HIP strategy… Inevitably they end up coming to the … Hybrid integration digital transformation HIP

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Spot van rates poised for a rebound

DAT Solutions

We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule. There's been seasonal weakness, but we're already seeing volumes firming up, which is something we don't usually expect until mid-March.

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Presidents’ Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Presidents’ Day is provides retailers with another holiday sales opportunity with campaigns often exploiting pictures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The actual name of the federal holiday is Washington’s Birthday. The editors at The Old Farmers’ Almanac explain, “Contrary to popular belief, the observed federal holiday is actually called ‘Washington’s Birthday.’

Spot van rates poised for a rebound

DAT Solutions

We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule. There's been seasonal weakness, but we're already seeing volumes firming up, which is something we don't usually expect until mid-March. In other words

Exposing the Myth of Blockchain: Why the Hype Is Holding You Back

Supply Chain Brain

In a recent report, the World Economic Forum offered some grounding advice: “For any organization, blockchain technology should not be a goal in itself, but a tool deployed to achieve specific purposes ”

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Spot van rates poised for a rebound

DAT Solutions

We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule. There's been seasonal weakness, but we're already seeing volumes firming up, which is something we don't usually expect until mid-March.

Adopting a Transportation Post-Bid Strategy: What do you when the bid event is over?


The post Adopting a Transportation Post-Bid Strategy: What do you when the bid event is over? appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Feature Transportation carrier compliance post-bid strategy routing guide compliance Transportation Procurement Truckload procurement

Evaluating Procurement Tools – Are Demos a Waste of Time?

EC Sourcing Group

Should you invest time in a demo if you are considering a new procurement tool or platform? Before I provide my opinion, I will provide some practical context.

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Three Fundamental Challenges Manufacturers Must Focus On in 2019


Discover how the right ERP system can help you overcome specific operational challenges. ERP Enterprise Resource Planning manufacturers Manufacturing inventory management Cloud ERP crm

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.

The Benefits of Implementing an EDI Solution


What is EDI? Electronic Data Integration, or EDI, is a system by which data, such as purchase orders or invoices, are able to be processed and responded to by various electronic systems, rather than by manual processing by humans.

Closing on Mortgage Industry Digitization Hinges on the Back-Office


Today, consumer’s expectations for seamless digital experiences are set by companies like Amazon, Zillow, and Paypal. In order for retail banks to survive, they too must meet consumer’s demand by providing exceptional digital experiences. Of course, this is easier said than done. The mortgage industry faces unique challenges on the journey to digitization.

Steps to Avoid 3 Common Trucker Injuries

GTG Technology Group

3 Trucker Injuries and Simple Remedies. Truck drivers have a physically taxing job that requires them to sit in a vehicle for long periods of time, drive to different places, and sometimes help with loading and unloading equipment. These tasks can create a physical strain on a trucker and lead to the development of specific injuries. These are some of the injuries that truck drivers commonly develop, as well as the remedies for each of them. Lower Back Pain.

How a Site for Luxury Goods Steers Profits to a Good Cause

Supply Chain Brain

The profit margin for luxury goods is usually far higher than that for lower-priced items. So why not give back some of that money to a good cause – specifically, the education of young girls

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.