Wed.Jun 12, 2019

4 Forces to Drive Your Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain 24/7

There is a major shift away from the internally-focused strategy with enterprise resource planning at the center, to a much broader and more collaborative strategy using new disruptive technologies such as multi-party networks, artificial intelligence, and autonomous technology

8 Risks to Avoid in Supply Chain Optimization

River Logic

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Why Circular Supply Chains Will Replace Linear Supply Chains in the 2020’s


Since humans began making and distributing products to one another, the structure of the supply chain has remained predominantly untouched. Raw materials flow in, are changed into a product and are then distributed and used until finally they are thrown away.

Most Likely to Succeed

Talking Logistics

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! It is school graduation season. Two of my nephews just graduated from high school and another graduated from college. Next week, my son graduates from 8th grade and my daughter from 5th grade.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Join us in Barcelona for the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


Loftware is delighted to be exhibiting (Booth #609) at the upcoming Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Barcelona this year. The event takes place from Monday 17 June – Wednesday 19 June and is billed as the number one conference for supply chain leaders. Supply Chain Labeling

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Decision Support in Supply Chain Planning

Enterra Insights

Many supply chain pundits shake their heads in wonder as companies continue to operate with data locked up in silos. Data silos are a remnant of industrial age organizations and industrial age thinking which focused on optimizing various business functions. Siloed data and silo thinking are also found within the supply chain.

Humanless Warehousing: Tips for a Robot-Driven Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Video). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at

You Teach People How to Treat You

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Gina Hortatsos, vice president of marketing at FourKites, a JDA partner. I had the opportunity to get to know Gina at ICON, JDA’s customer conference held in Dallas in early May.

Benefits of an Over-the-Road TMS


The benefits of an over-the-road TMS are significant. The average shipper faces an approximate 6.4 million possible combinations for simply sending 1000 shipments. Augment this capability over parcel shipping, and the results are staggering.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Sales & Operations Planning: Six Critical Success Factors for S&OP Implementation

Maine Pointe

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What Does an Evolved Distribution Center Established for Omnichannel Success Look Like?

Veridian Solutions

Omnichannel success is a broad topic. Success depends on the ability of your organization to fill orders correctly, avoid unnecessary expenses such as excess inventory, meet customer expectations , and much more. It is essential to understand that distribution centers will always play a vital role in omnichannel success. Unfortunately, the distribution center of your father or mother would not work with today’s world and demands.

Trade Compliance Best Practices – Roadblocks to Implementation


When looking at best practices for trade compliance, look no further than CBP’s ISA (Importer Self Assessment) program and its handbook. While the ISA is very procedural and carries a heavy burden of overhead, it sets a great baseline for a best-practices trade compliance program. . Have a trade compliance procedures manual that documents how you execute and manage trade compliance processes. Have an individual that is clearly identified and responsible for trade compliance.

You Teach People How to Treat You

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Gina Hortatsos, vice president of marketing at FourKites, a JDA partner. I had the opportunity to get to know Gina at ICON, JDA’s customer conference held in Dallas in early May.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Frictionless Retail and the New Grocery Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

The term “frictionless retail” sometimes feels as though it changes meaning from conversation to conversation.

Status Update: Warehouse Automation Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The 2018 growth of the global warehouse automation market was a full 2 percent greater than my prior year’s forecast had projected.

What Does a Sales Representative Do?

PLS Logistics

With the rapid development of global trade, more and more companies appear on the market selling various products and services. This process results in an increased demand for quality marketing and selling. Essentially, good selling depends on good salespeople.

The Role of Industrial AI in Chemical Manufacturing Digitization


How chemical manufacturers can achieve production optimization using Industrial Artificial Intelligence technologies. The post The Role of Industrial AI in Chemical Manufacturing Digitization appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

The importance of pilots in an e-commerce world

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Freightwaves contribution in which we looked at the pilot shortage and how airlines/cargo providers are addressing the shortage. In addition, we talked to Atlas pilots about their differences with the company – An interesting dilemma, particularly as Amazon, is among Atlas’ customers.

Future Factories Will Impact the World Far Beyond the Factory Floor

Supply Chain Brain

Managers and workers are embracing digital technologies as the fourth industrial revolution reshapes the global economy

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How to Reduce Product Returns and Increase Sustainability Results


Sustainability is a pressing issue very much at the forefront for an increasing number of global organizations. What once felt like a buzzword is now a strategic initiative as more companies look for methods to eliminate non-recyclable materials, introduce products and packaging that are biodegradable, and optimize transportation to minimize CO2 output. But what other methods … The post How to Reduce Product Returns and Increase Sustainability Results appeared first on Chainalytics.

Focus On Solutions Not Products When It Comes To Digitizing Procurement Operations

Supply Chain 24/7

The economic and strategic benefits of digitizing procurement are real, but the proliferation of competing technologies has made it difficult for companies to figure out where to start, chief procurement officers should focus on solutions rather than products

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Integrating With An Inventory Management System

Clear Spider

To build a sustainable, scalable company in today’s business environment, you need to use tools that help you streamline tasks, improve productivity, and leverage data in real-time. The right system can put you on the right track.

Generational Disruption Shifts Norms for Industrial Distributors

Supply Chain 24/7

UPS report finds generational buying preferences are changing the traditional industrial model

Consumers worldwide are spending less – how can the retail sector adapt to the ‘new normal’ of tough trading conditions?

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

All the signs point to a transformative shift in the relationship between consumers and retailers. In fact, a recent global confidence survey found that consumers worldwide are spending less on almost everything

2019 UPS Industrial Buying Dynamics Study

Supply Chain 24/7

Fourth UPS study of industrial products, buyer behaviors, preferences, and perceptions

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New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!