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.

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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.”

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!

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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How Supply-Chain Finance Can Help Companies Protect Working Capital

Supply Chain Brain

manufacturers are lagging their European counterparts in the adoption of creative approaches to supply-chain finance. But three companies are demonstrating the varied ways in which that tool can be effectively deployed

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

Provenance

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

Cerasis

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.

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!

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.

EV Cargo Technology’s Webex on ‘Ticking All the Boxes to Packaging’ with Duncan Grewcock

EV Cargo Technology

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].

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN PROCUREMENT – IS THE CHANGE COMING?

Eyvo

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

Unleashed

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.

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.

What Truck Driver Shortage?

Logistics Viewpoints

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

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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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

Supply Chain News on Prologis Inks Major New Tenants for Its MultiStory DC Near Seattle

Supply Chain Digest

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

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.

Deadstock – Meaning, Causes, Prevention and Remedies

EMERGE App

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.

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

CIOs share the secret formula for digital transformation

TrackVia

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.

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.

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

EV Cargo Technology

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.

Prof Rick Hillum at Claritum shortlisted for Tech Southwest Leadership Award

Claritum

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

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!