Mon.Oct 30, 2017

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Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning

GlobalTranz

Hurricane Irma caused plenty of damage, that much is true, but it’s nothing compared to what she would have done to the southeastern coast of the United States if she had hit with full force. Luckily, she slowed from a Category 5 down to a 3 or 2 before hitting the bulk of land in her path. Puerto Rico and the islands, unfortunately, were not so fortuitous.

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The Consumer is Boss on the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Sam Walton once stated, “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from … Continued. The post The Consumer is Boss on the Digital Path to Purchase appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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The dawn of a new manufacturing value stream

DELMIA Quintiq

Companies that change the way they operate from traditional linear manufacturing to a more natural-based process have a great future. When they can respond to demands of their customers on one side and their suppliers on the other, they can shape a new value stream. “How?” you ask. Well, it’s already begun. Companies have invested significantly in IT, but mainly for their transaction systems.

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A Brief History of ERP Software Part Three – From ASPs to the Cloud

Rootstock

Pat Garrehy knows ERP software. The founder, President, and CEO of Rootstock Software, Mr. Garrehy has over 30 years of management, sales and technical experience as a software architect and engineer. Mr. Garrehy recently sat down to share his thoughts on how ERP software has changed over his distinguished career. Here is the conclusion of that discussion.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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About Warehousing

Logistics Bureau

What’s the definition of warehousing and warehouse? Well, I asked Colin Airdrie, one of our warehousing experts, exactly that question! I hope his answers help you if you’re new to supply chain management, or are just trying to gain a better understanding of how warehousing fits in. The Warehouse Defined. A good definition of a warehouse is “a planned space for the efficient storage and handling of goods and materials”.

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The Supply Chain Workforce – Where is It?

Logistics Bureau

As somebody who feels very passionate about the supply chain and logistics profession, I’m constantly perplexed by the apparent inability to attract new talent in this sector. In particular I wish we could make inroads into the untapped female talent pool, where surely a wealth of professional excellence lies undiscovered. It also concerns me (perhaps because I’m no longer a youngster), that the professional supply chain and logistics population is ageing at an alarming rate.

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Freight Rate Update Wk 43

Freightos

The Salvation of Peak Season? Freight Rate Update Wk 43. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. It’s the height of peak shipping season and despite a decidedly lackluster October, many carriers have scheduled general rate increases (GRIs) for November. And they couldn’t come sooner; China-US West Coast prices last week were nearly 30% lower than 2016 prices.

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Does Rail Freight Transportation Really ‘Suck’ that Much?

Logistics Bureau

Why aren’t we using more rail freight in Australia? According to logistics theory, rail freight comes into its own over greater geographical distances. I seem to recall learning back in my Cranfield days that 600 km was the magic number above which rail freight made economic sense. OK, so we have vast distances here in Australia. And yet rail freight popularity seems to be focused mainly on the long distance East to West Coast routes and to medium-haul bulk freight such as coal, rice, wheat, su

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Global Supply Chain News on Ideas from McKinsey for Improving Ocean Container Shipping

Supply Chain Digest

And Why Might Amazon Get into the Global Shipping Business

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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Supply Chain Managers of the Future

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain Managers of the Future. Attracting and retaining good people is hard these days. Career patterns are changing and the current trend amongst millennials in particular seems to be “learn as much as possible,” then move on to a more senior position. Future Supply Chain Managers. I was involved in a very interesting discussion a few years ago in Australia, on the topic of emerging workforce trends and the strategies that could be adopted to meet these challenges.

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TMS Addressing the Changing Needs of Food and Beverage Companies

3GTMS

Between regulatory uncertainties and the changing nature of how customers want to order and receive their goods, food and beverage companies are evolving quickly. And a key part of that is efficiently shipping products to customers with varying needs and requirements. In this article for Food Logistics, our own J.P. Wiggins and other industry experts […].

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Toys“R”Us: How out-of-stock situations are killing the toy giant

TradeGecko

Running out of stock is one of the worst things that can happen to a major specialty retailer. During the 2015 holiday season, Toys”R”Us experienced this first hand. For a company that has built its reputation on carrying the biggest range of toys and baby products, the prevalence of empty shelves has damaged their brand image.

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Where Does Most Cargo Theft Happen?

DAT Solutions

Compared to 2016, cargo theft dropped by 32% in the second quarter of 2017, according to Keith Lewis, Vice President of Operations at CargoNet. Speaking to freight brokers at the DAT User Conference in Portland, OR, Lewis said that increased awareness of the problem has helped to combat theft, and due diligence by brokers plays a role. Lewis shared these and other facts compiled by CargoNet , a national data-sharing system that seeks to prevent cargo theft and improve recovery rates.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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How to Choose the Right Industrial Printer

Logistyx

Factors to Consider in Choosing the Right Industrial Label Printer for Your Warehouse Operations Thermal label printers are great for creating high-quality barcode labels, tags, wristbands, receipts and more. The specific type of thermal printer you choose depends on your volume of printing, the operational environment and whether you need mobility.

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Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?” and “What can we do in the future to mitigate these disruptions?

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How to double your buying team’s capacity – without increasing headcount

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Can you increase your buying team’s efficiency? The answer is yes, and by quite some margin. At Claritum, we work with procurement services organisations to help drive purchasing process efficiencies and savings. These organisations range from small businesses providing a simple buying service, BPOs managing an outsourced purchasing service through to global multinationals with hundreds of sourcing professionals across many continents and a wide range of serv

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Where’s the Candy?

Tailwind

At Halloween, my mother, god rest her soul, wouldn’t let us say, ‘Trick or Treat!’. “I just don’t think you kids should be threatening to do a trick on someone just because they won’t give you candy,” she would say. Reminds of the old joke told by Jay Leno. “Boy, is my mother ever mad at Nancy Reagan”. Straight man asks ‘Why’? “ Well, she doesn’t think her anti-drug initiative should be called ‘Just Say No’.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Freightera Featured in Inc. Magazine Among Socially Responsible Companies, Wins 2017 W3 Design Award!

Freightera

Many exciting news for Freightera friends! In case you missed it, earlier this month we were featured among socially responsible companies in Inc. Magazine. “How to Ship Freight Responsively” is the message that got us their attention, and in just a few days we’ll be taking it to the COP23 Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany. In the 6-17 November COP23 event Freightera will continue to promote our green freight vision and meet with the organizations, corporate partners and governme

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Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Digest

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Reflections on Kinexions, through a fresh set of eyes

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister “Hi, my name is Mike. I’m the new Influencer Relations Manager here at Kinaxis.”. That’s the line I delivered dozens of times over the span of two and a half days to customers, analysts, and co-workers alike at Kinexions ‘17 in Orlando, to which one reply came, “What exactly does an Influencer Manager do?” I was about to find out.

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Outsource? Insource? Why not right source your print?

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. It’s amazing how many organisations segment print into category silos and miss out on significant opportunities for savings and efficiencies. improve-your-marketing-buying. Documents, operational print and marketing print are often considered as discrete requirements and most reviews will focus on each segment individually.

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2024 Annual T&L M&A Report

Tenney Group, an industry specialized M&A Advisory firm in the T&L space, produced the 2024 Annual M&A Report. The report contains an in depth overview of 2023 notable deals and the market, while also providing the outlook for 2024 M&A.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART.

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