Mon.Jul 15, 2019

Worker Shortages, Pay and Growing E-Com Fulfillment Needs Continue to Dominate the Supply Chain


The news regarding worker shortages, pay, and the growing e-commerce fulfillment needs continues to dominate the supply chain marketplace. Here are some of the latest issues we are following at enVista with recommendations on how to address. Supply Chain

How to Mitigate the Impact of Product Recalls in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Product recalls are a regular occurrence, making the headlines on a monthly, even weekly basis. They affect not only the consumers of potentially harmful products, but also manufacturers, retailers, transportation providers, and others throughout the supply chain.

Amazon Prime Day: Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

BluJay Solutions

It’s that time of the year again! Amazon Prime Day, often referred to as “Christmas in July,” is here, but vendors and third-party resellers have been gearing up for this two-day shopping frenzy months in advance.

Sales & Operations Planning Is Changing At An Accelerated Pace


We are flattered to be recognized by Gartner in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation , especially considerin g that we only launched our configurable S&OP application two years ago.

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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.

10 Steps to Integrate a Transportation Management System to Other Supply Chain Systems


After selection and reviewing the expectations during integration, the process of actual integration begins.

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Cloud Platforms Matter: 12 Reasons Why the Salesforce Platform is Great for ERP


Business leaders already know about Salesforce CRM, the world’s number one CRM platform. But what can the Salesforce Platform do for manufacturers, distributors, and supply chains using ERP? And why is the #1 Platform as a Service (PaaS) ideal for ERP?

3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations


Digital transformation is the latest trend, and for good reason. Being a successful food or beverage manufacturer in 2019 is no small feat. It requires an efficient supply chain and demand management, quality control, and a willingness to adapt to an ever-changing industry.

Effect of Rare Earth Elements (REE) Ban Policies By China On Global Supply Chain


Download the full analysis report here. supply chain risk management supply chain disruptions supply chain event supply chain risk crisis management impact rare earth minerals

3 Lessons Supply Chain Professionals Can Learn From NASA

Supply Chain 24/7

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.

We Need Technology to Combat Labor Abuses in Supply Chains, New Study Finds

Supply Chain Brain

Factory audits alone are not sufficient to prevent labor abuses in global supply chains. Technology must also be applied to the problem

Sleep Number Recalls Its “Journey from Darkness to Digital Transparency” at Supply Chain Summit


Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza was buzzing with activity in mid-June for the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit.

Winery Distribution Network Setup with Brian Rooney

Logistics Bureau

One of the general principles of the distribution network is to get your products stored close to your consumers to cut down the cost of distribution, but there are industries such as this one that doesn’t go by this formula.

Eliminating Bribery and Corruption in Supply Chains

Supply Chain 24/7

The impact of bribery-tainted supply chains on global commerce is immense

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Advanced Warehouse Management: Machine Learning, Analytics, and AI Come to WMS

Veridian Solutions

Take a moment to think about advanced warehouse management. Would you define it as knowing your current inventory cycle times, worker to order ratios, or the use of technology ? The chances are good that each of those characteristics is part of advanced warehouse management. However, actual advanced warehouse management means using the latest technologies available to optimize efficiency, maximize your operation’s productivity, and deliver the best customer experiences possible.

5 Reasons to Attend CSCMP Edge

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Within a month of joining the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) , I attended the organization’s annual global conference.

The Panama Canal is thirsty. That’s a problem for ocean carriers.

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive –With one of the worst droughts in history, the canal is forced to place restrictions on the amount of cargo ships can carry. The Panama Canal, and Central America more broadly, is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. With less water, the canal is forced to place restrictions […]. The post The Panama Canal is thirsty. That’s a problem for ocean carriers. appeared first on AGL.

How JDA Software is Helping Fresh Retailers with AI [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

Supply chain planning and execution is critical to grocery store success. JDA’s GVP Solutions Strategy, Fab Brasca, provides insight on identifying problems and having practical and repeatable solutions can help profit and customer satisfaction. In the video below, hear from Fab as he offers ways to capture and use data thanks to AI and MI. Artificial intelligence and machine learning help solve probabilistic scenarios that include weather, buying patterns, inventory assortment and more.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Account Executive


Account Executive. Essential Duties and Responsibilities. Generate and develop new customer accounts to increase sales by cold calling, working professional networks and leveraging marketing-generated leads. Conduct a minimum of 30 sales discussions and 8 product demos per month. Build and foster a network of referrals to create new opportunities for sales growth. Perform presentations of demonstrations of company software products on-site and via web conferencing.

Above the Fold: Trucking Company Failures on the Rise

Talking Logistics

Six trucking companies have gone out of business since the beginning of 2019, including NEMF, Falcon Transport, Williams Trucking, and A.L.A. Trucking. The latest was Timmerman Starlite Trucking, Inc. of California last week.

Supply Chain News on US Imports from Asia Continue to Soar, even if China Share is Declining

Supply Chain Digest

2018 Imports from 14 Asian Countries Up 9 Percent in 2018, well above Rise in US Production, AT Kearney Says

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Target responds to Walmart by expanding same-day delivery options


In the race to secure e-commerce customers, Target has now opened same day delivery up to customers in 47 states. The service is available across a selection of the company’s 65,000 online items and same-day delivery is to be handled largely through Shipt, a start-up acquired by Target in 2017 for $550 million.

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.

5 Ways to Bring Your A Game to Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Ann, please give us the Cliff Notes (condensed) version of your career. Ann has been an executive coach for the past 10 past years. Prior to beginning her coaching practice, Ann was a speech pathologist who worked with brain injured patients for 25 years.

Why CSR-centric Brokerages are Leading the Industry


Meet Everett Johnson, founder and owner of Credence Logistics (CL).

Single Unified Platform across a decentralized Procurement Organisation with Covea


The post Single Unified Platform across a decentralized Procurement Organisation with Covea appeared first on Ivalua

Van rates fall after 4th of July

DAT Solutions

It's typical for rates to fall after the Fourth of July, and this year was no different. Now that the holiday has passed, there's less urgency for the freight that's moving. Rate Trend of the Week

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.