Mon.Sep 16, 2019

The Aftermath of a Capsized Cargo Ship

All Things Supply Chain

On September 8th, the cargo ship Golden Ray capsized off the coast of the state of Georgia. At the time, the ship was carrying 24 people and 4,000 vehicles. Shortly… General Supply Chain Management

The Next Big Thing in Inventory Optimization and Why You Need It

River Logic

These figures show that efforts at inventory optimization aren't bearing fruit as retailers grapple with the conflicting demands of omni channel retailing and, more recently, the unpredictability posed by trade wars and other global disruptions.

With Brexit Looming, New Supply Chain Requirements Emerge

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

On October 31st, the United Kingdom will leave the EU, with or without an exit deal. This, combined with the 2019 EU election results that changed the political landscape, opens speculation regarding this alternative reality, and what requirements it would put on companies in the EU.

Siloed Systems and Processes Remain Big Barriers to Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments.”

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.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered. This is as true for businesses as it is for individuals. Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. They are demanding more supply chain transparency.

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Fixing supply chain inefficiencies: what we did and why it’s hard


We tried to solve trade inefficiencies to create social and sustainable impact. It was not easy. Back at the end of 2017, we announced the start of a pilot that we’d be spearheading with Unilever, Cambridge University and a consortium of businesses, banks, and NGOs.

Tips to Improve Final Mile Delivery Strategies


The final mile delivery market will climb to more than $55 billion by 2025, says MarketWatch, and if shippers wish to remain in front of consumers, they must enhance their use of final mile delivery strategies.

A Summary of the “Gartner Critical Capabilities WMS Report”

Veridian Solutions

The “Gartner Magic Quadrant WMS 2019 Report” is extensive. It reviews the company status, strengths, and weaknesses of the leading WMS vendors in the United States and abroad. Unfortunately, the Magic Quadrant only scratches the surface on the capabilities of the WMS solutions offered. Therefore, Gartner publishes a sequential report, the “Gartner Critical Capabilities WMS Report,” to go into further detail about the WMS market and vendors’ services.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

By Evelyn Tao , Product Marketing Manager, Oracle SCM. Starting today, leaders of finance, operations, supply chain, human resources, marketing, and IT from around the globe are coming together at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. As a supply chain professional, OOW19 is the perfect occasion to adopt best practices, hear of the latest transformative technologies of today, and learn how businesses like yours can leverage this innovation for the future.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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



Disruptive Technologies and the Change it’s bringing with it. by Bhargavi Nake. Advances in technology are not new. Digital procurement has been the talk of the town in the industry. The fact that it has benefited and fundamentally transformed the business supply chain is proof enough. As a result, companies should be ready for such disruptions in every aspect of procurement.

Streamline Procurement Activities By Reducing Your Purchase Order Cycle Time


Purchase orders are the documents sent from the buyer to the supplier requesting goods or services that when accepted by the vendor forms a legal contract between the two parties. It also serves as a form of security for the supplier. Typically, purchase orders will provide detail of the items the buyer agrees to purchase and the agreed price per unit. In addition, a purchase order outlines delivery dates and terms of payment for the buyer.

What Truck Driver Shortage?

Logistics Viewpoints

The ATA, an association for truck carriers, has been reporting a truck driver shortage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says this widely reported shortage does not exist. We as an industry have been too willing to accept the research of a self-interested body as credible. We should have known better.

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Inbound Freight Management and Logistics

PLS Logistics

We will manage your inbound transportation in the most cost-effective and practical way, providing shipment planning, reporting, freight auditing, monitoring shipment safety, and cost savings. Businesses save up to 30 percent on vendor management costs after our analysis. solutions

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Amazon and Home Depot Moving In to Support Next and Same Day Deliveries

Big Ideas in Supply Chain | Lippert Components: Unexpected Benefits of Kinaxis


by Sarah Harkins In any given year, your company manages a variety of risks that threaten to jeopardize your supply chain operations. In 2018, Lippert Components had acquired multiple businesses, and it was projected to continue growing in 2019.

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Deadstock – Meaning, Causes, Prevention and Remedies


Introduction. Any business that deals with physical goods will encounter something called deadstock. It happens when your inventory doesn’t move for various reasons. Basically, these goods are not saleable and they’re taking up valuable warehouse space.

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Tests the Boundaries of Energy Efficiency

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson is full of people you can rely on who are always up for a challenge. On a daily—and sometimes hourly—basis, our local experts in offices around the globe help ensure logistics problems are resolved in real-time.

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CIOs share the secret formula for digital transformation


It’s clear that digital transformation is more than a trend or buzzword these days; it’s now considered essential to business success. Every business wants to flex their innovation muscle, and with data breaches scorching headlines lately, it’s no surprise that CIOs are the new hot commodity.

Logistics Platforms: Ways Companies Can Win In the Digital Era

Supply Chain 24/7

A digital logistics industry deserves truly digital solutions – that means open, interoperable, and building on what has gone before, not making the same old mistakes in new ways

Retail Imports Surging Again Ahead of More Tariffs

Material Handling & Logistics

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December

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Adjuno’s Webex on ‘Ticking All the Boxes to Packaging’ with Duncan Grewcock


On the 11th September 2019 Duncan Grewcock, Chief Operating Officer APAC, hosted a Webex focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain. Check out our video from the Webex below to find out how you can tick all the boxes, and achieve efficient, ethical and sustainable packaging. link]. The post Adjuno’s Webex on ‘Ticking All the Boxes to Packaging’ with Duncan Grewcock appeared first on Adjuno.

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.

Prof Rick Hillum at Claritum shortlisted for Tech Southwest Leadership Award


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Bath, UK (Sep 16, 2019) – Claritum, a provider of cloud based spend management solutions, today announced that Prof Rick Hillum, our Executive Chairman, has been shortlisted for The Tech Leadership Award, an award from Tech South West Awards. “I

Logistics Platforms: Ways Companies Can Win In the Digital Era

Supply Chain 24/7

A digital logistics industry deserves truly digital solutions – that means open, interoperable, and building on what has gone before, not making the same old mistakes in new ways

Join Herlitz IM at the ROFDA-NGA Conference

Herlitz Inventory Management

Join the Herlitz team November 7-10, 2019 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The National Grocers Association (NGA) and the Retailer Owned Foods Distributors & Associates (ROFDA) are merging their fall events into one loarge conference in 2019.