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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 9th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of June 9 th , 2019. It’s a thrilling time in the sports world as the NBA Finals, the NHL Stanley Cup and the Women’s World Cup are all currently in full swing. And as this week’s TIP List shows, it’s also an exciting time in the shipping world.

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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 9th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of June 9 th , 2019. It’s a thrilling time in the sports world as the NBA Finals, the NHL Stanley Cup and the Women’s World Cup are all currently in full swing. And as this week’s TIP List shows, it’s also an exciting time in the shipping world.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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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.

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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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IMAGINE SUMMIT Australia–three cities in three days 2019


Starting the week off in the sunny state of Queensland, Axway’s team of product and solution experts were all fired up for the first of three and a half days of IMAGINE SUMMIT Australia along the east coast. An evening … AMPLIFY products Hybrid integration Others digital transformation HIP IMAGINE SUMMITS

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.