Thu.Sep 05, 2019

Multi-Omni Channel Retail Supply Chains


Multichannel and Omni channel supply chains - what are they and what is the difference?

Suppliers are Friends, not Food!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts. Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at “Fish are friends, not food.”.

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Supply Chain Digitization Efforts are in Full Swing

Enterra Insights

Numerous sources have declared data to be the most valuable resource in the world and the supply chain sector is trying to take full advantage of data. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), “Digital transformation spending is to reach almost US$2trn by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.7%. … [These expenditures] will cover Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, 3D printing, 5G, automation, and edge computing.”[1]

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Dreaming about accurate forecasts?

DELMIA Quintiq

There is a saying among forecast users: “ If you forecast, you may be wrong; but you will always be wrong if you do not forecast.”.

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.

Introducing our inaugural guide to concurrent planning


by John Sicard A transformation is taking place. Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges hit without warning.

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Needs Assessment Outline for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals

EC Sourcing Group

If you are considering new tools for your procurement team to manage procurement and supply chain functions, this assessment should be a good starting point. Over the Labor Day weekend, I was finally tackling some home maintenance projects I had been avoiding.

Top 7 Benefits of System driven Inventory Projections


Scientific and system-driven Inventory Projection facilitates a quick decision-making process and enables a prompt analysis of alternative what-if scenarios. The following are the top 7 benefits of system driven inventory projection.

Introducing Our New Podcast – Featuring Bill Marrin in Episode 1


Supply chain is on the eve of a massive tsunami of transformation. Organizations are starting to embrace technology to help create efficiencies, lower costs, and improve margins.

[WHITE PAPER] How to Realize the Substantial Benefits of Final Mile Logistics


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How to Realize the Substantial Benefits of Final Mile Logistics” white paper!

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

A Fast, Accurate and Collaborative Supply Chain – The JJA Story


JJA is a family-owned and independent company established in 1976. It is a human-sized company rich of its family history based on 3 core values: ethics, performance, and innovation. JJA is one of the major European leaders in the distribution of home equipment goods. The company goal is to offer to its retailers and distributors a large range of trendy products at the best value for money ratio with a permanent availability of stock.

Gartner Supply Chain Conference: Trends 2019

The Network Effect

I recently presented at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix Arizona. It was a great conference, and I. The post Gartner Supply Chain Conference: Trends 2019 appeared first on The Network Effect.

What Shippers Need to Know About the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards

Talking Logistics

In an effort to reduce air pollution from container ships, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently announced a new standard regarding the acceptable levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions in bunker fuel.

Benchmarking: Avoid Being The Tallest Pigmy

Logistics Viewpoints

Benchmarking is the practice of comparing business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Top US Cities for Industrial Robot Densities

Supply Chain Digest

Cities in Midwest, probably Driven by the Auto Sector, Top the List

Ivalua Recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites 2019


The post Ivalua Recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites 2019 appeared first on Ivalua

Finally some good news for reefer carriers

DAT Solutions

The negative news we’ve been reporting for reefer produce turned around last week, as robust apple harvests were underway in several markets throughout the country. Rate Trend of the Week

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Hyperlocal Fulfillment: Models, Benefits, and Considerations

C3 Solutions

With all these pressures, it's no wonder logisticians are being creative in designing fulfillment networks. It just makes sense to bring the fulfillment centre closer to the customer, when the last mile is proving to be such a costly challenge.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Can Blockchain Really Help The Food Industry?


Blockchain is a hot topic these days. From expediting and tracking the transfer of funds to keeping more secure and accurate medical records, blockchain is being considered as a solution to challenges across a number of industries.

Adjuno to host a Webex on ‘Ticking All the Boxes to Packaging’


With packaging becoming ever more critical to the retail supply chain, Adjuno will be hosting a Webex on 11 th September 2019 , focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain.

6 River Systems and Soft Robotics Announce Strategic Partnership

6 River Systems

6 River Systems and Soft Robotics Announce the Integration of SuperPick and Chuck Bedford & Waltham, Mass. – (Sept. 5, 2019) – 6 River Systems, Inc. 6RS) and Soft Robotics today announced a strategic partnership to deliver an automated picking solution for e-commerce and retail warehouses.

Building a Successful RFQ


Imagine if your RFQ process took 50% less time, eliminating stacks of paper, manila file folders, and clunky filing cabinets. Imagine that you’re able to handle the typically arduous and detailed processes of procurement automatically and with less staff. This isn’t a dream.

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.

PetSmart to Automate Demand Planning & Replenishment Processes with RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. PetSmart Inc. , the leading specialty pet retailer in North America, has chosen RELEX Solutions to automate and optimize its demand planning and replenishment processes.

Honeywell Helps Apparel Logistics Group Triple Daily Output from Its Ecommerce Distribution Center

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How To Decrease Your Purchase Order Cycle Time


If you’re looking to make your business more efficient, you might need to revamp some processes. Of course, there are big processes in a business that take lots of time and effort to overhaul. Rather, how about spending some time focusing on some of the little processes such as reducing your purchase order cycle time. A purchase order cycle is the journey of steps that a purchase order goes through when it’s being processed. It starts off with an approved purchase requisition.

Michigan, It’s Time to Bring Out Your Dirndl or Lederhosen!

3PL Insights

Guten tag! Frankenmuth, Michigan is celebrating its 30 th Oktoberfest this year. What is Oktoberfest? Oktoberfest originated in Munich, Germany in 1810 and it has been held annually ever since.

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.