Wed.Feb 12, 2020

Freight Economy 2020: Are We Headed for a Recession in Freight or a Boom?


Shippers around the globe continue to express concerns for the state of the freight economy 2020 industry. Experts disagree on whether we are heading for a recession or a boom.

Separate Demand Signals from ‘Market Noise’


Multivariate Demand Signal Management isolates actual demand signals from inconsistent market activity and improve forecast quality.

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Fast, Free Shipping: The Cornerstone Of Customer Delivery Expectations


[This blog is part of a four-part series. Using SurveyMonkey, we surveyed 2,000 shoppers […]. The post Fast, Free Shipping: The Cornerstone Of Customer Delivery Expectations appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Customer Experience Engage Products Research Resources Retail Supply Chain

Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week, the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus rose to over 1,000 people, invoking memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak. While the human aspect of this outbreak is clearly the biggest story, the virus is causing major disruptions in global supply chains as well.

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!

Embracing Adversity

Supply Chain Nation

Claudia Behnke brings a story of perseverance and determination to today’s Wednesdays for Women blog. A contract specialist at Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software, Inc.), Claudia dives head first into adversity without fear of failure and doesn’t take “no” for an answer.

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Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks


As public health epidemiologists warn that the coronavirus epidemic is far worse than earlier envisaged and that other countries should consider tough containment measures similar to those imposed in China, the likely human cost of the outbreak is enormous.

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Coronavirus: A Lesson in Supply Chain Risk

Maine Pointe

Simon Knowles, CMO, Maine Pointe, and Neil Willings, Head of Supplier Risk, SGS, discuss what the Coronavirus outbreak can teach CEOs about the precarious nature of global supply chains. Total Value Optimization end to end supply chain integration supply chain risk

Procurement Goals – How Do These Match Up to Your List?

EC Sourcing Group

A surprising number of companies have similar goals for their procurement and supply chain. I often find that many procurement professionals are surprised to learn that their issues are not unique. There are unique aspects for each company but far more similarities in the issues and related goals.

6 best practices to improve warehouse operations

6 River Systems

Businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve productivity, increase revenues, reduce cost and deliver better products/services to customers. One way to achieve all this is by optimizing warehouse operations. There are many best practices that can help you improve warehouse operations.

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.

Embracing Adversity

Supply Chain Nation

Claudia Behnke brings a story of perseverance and determination to today’s Wednesdays for Women blog. A contract specialist at Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software, Inc.), Claudia dives head first into adversity without fear of failure and doesn’t take “no” for an answer.

Cons of traditional warehouse picking equipment

6 River Systems

Recent advancements in robotic technology have seen a marked drop in the use of traditional warehouse order picking equipment in order fulfillment operations.

Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! . Why have so few companies adopted a TMS (Transportation Management System) solution? There are tremendous benefits but there are obstacles, real or perceived, that get in the way.

A Practical Look at Bringing Innovative Digital and Virtual Twin Technology to Airports

DELMIA Quintiq

Virtual Twin technology is already an imperative for many industries and delivering value and return. Airports should evolve beyond Geographic Information System (GIS) from analytic to holistic decision making.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Feb. 13, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Oil and Other Commodity Prices Falling on Virus Fears, Truck Maker Scania Claims Positioning Breakhrough, Wells Fargo on 2020 GDP Forecast, Warehouse and Delivery Jobs Keep Growiing

Direct container shipping route opens between Central China's Wuhan and Japan


A direct container shipping route that connects Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, with cities in Japan including Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya has been officially opened. It expands the railway-waterway joint transportation channels between these areas. Government officials say that compared with existing routes, the river-ocean container shipping route can save about two days of transit and takes only five days for cargo to reach the above-mentioned ports of Japan from Wuhan city.

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Competing on Carrier Experience

Talking Logistics

In transportation and logistics service provider world, we often talk about rates and capacity. But competing on carrier and driver experience is starting to emerge as a differentiator in the industry. What does providing an enhanced carrier experience mean? How does technology help in this effort?

What are the Highest Paid Blockchain Jobs?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Supply Chain News on After Tough Half Year Plus, FedEx Finally Heeds Calls to Merge Some Last Mile Ground and Express Deliveries

Supply Chain Digest

Express Driver Says often Saw Ground Deliveries when Dropping Off Express Packages at Same House

Kuebix Receives a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


We’re excited to announce that Kuebix, a Trimble Company has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award!

Shedding Some Light on Machine Learning

Enterra Insights

“The hype machine is cranked up to an 11 on the topic of machine learning,” writes John McDonald ( @jpmcdon ), CEO of[1] 1] McDonald goes on to note the term “machine learning” (ML) is often used synonymously with artificial intelligence (AI), but he objects to such usage because, he asserts, machine learning is neither intelligent nor artificial.

Q4 load volumes drop to a 2-year low for mid-sized freight brokers

DAT Solutions

For small and mid-sized brokerages, quarterly load volumes were lower than they had been in more than two years, based on benchmark data from DAT Broker TMS. Spot market rates remained low, which was a mixed blessing, as it reduced revenues as well as costs.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Taking your warehouse inventory further with RFID


The modern competitive environment requires redesigning of functionality for warehouses to deliver the desired results and sustain their presence in their industry. In this context, a well-defined WMS plays a significant role in perfect performance. Warehouse Best Practice

Why freight brokers should be concerned about AB5

DAT Solutions

California's new AB5 law governing contract work also affects freight brokerages who use outside agents — people who perform the same duties as a broker but work off site and are considered independent contractors. And California isn't the only state trying to reclassify contractors as employees. .

Access Control Systems: The Power to Secure what’s Yours

My Office Apps

Access Control Systems: The Power to Secure what’s Yours. A critical element in securing your business is controlling access to your business space.

What is e-Procurement? Your Procurement Guide


Procuring supplies is one of the most vital functions in business. Finding the right suppliers and, of course, the right prices is of utmost importance to a firm’s success. e-Procurement is the way of the future – here’s what you need to know about it. What Is e-Procurement?

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.