Mon.Sep 17, 2018

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

City planners around the world are wrestling with how to untangle traffic snarls in inner cities. Their goal is to make cities cleaner and more livable. The picture often painted of the smart city of the future is one featuring clean air and uncrowded streets — thanks to convenient mass transit and an increased number of pedestrian malls.

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Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter


E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy.

Lessons from Disrupted Companies

Talking Logistics

“Disruptive technology doesn’t sneak up on anybody; it’s nearly always loudly heralded long before its victims fall prey to it.”. That is one of the observations that Thornton A. May, a futurist and author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics , makes after researching why market leaders sometimes fall prey to disruptive technology.

Selling Online? What It Means for Your Logistics Network Design

Logistics Bureau

Online retail is accounting for an ever-larger part of total retail sales. Consumers armed with smartphones now expect increased choice, convenience, and price savings by buying online. If enterprises are to provide such advantages, their logistics must be organised to match.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

How to turn whatever you sell into an eCommerce subscription


Willing to think outside the litter box? If so you’ll discover what’s known as the subscription economy- a beautiful place where products and services never before imagined as being prime subscription candidates are providing high-growth eCommerce brands with predictable recurring revenue.

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Why blockchain must be seen (and implemented) differently


Don’t rush onto the hype: There are a few points to consider before implementing blockchain technology if it is destined to be successful Blockchain has been THE trending technology for quite some time now. Hardly a day goes by without new use cases, initiatives, or companies established based on blockchain technology. It is especially promising in the supply-chain environment.

Key Themes in Grocery Retail – A recap of RELEX’s second Grocery Forum

RELEX Solutions

Earlier in September, RELEX organized its annual Grocery Forum in Stockholm, Sweden. The event gathered senior representatives from 15 of the biggest grocery retailers across Europe, many of them leaders in their own markets, with a combined revenue amounting to over €190bn.

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How Do Product and Shipping Labels Affect Brand Visibility?


In the e-commerce era, branding on shipping labels may be especially important. Retail Labeling Labeling Trends

Why Category Management Should Always Start with Behavioral Clustering

RELEX Solutions

Why Category Management Should Always Start with Behavioral Clustering. Resources » Whitepapers. Author: Peter Davison, RELEX Solutions, Solutions Consultant.

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.

Balance Needed Between Shoppers’ Demands and Privacy Concerns

Material Handling & Logistics

A majority of consumers in new survey said they’re concerned about their online and in-store shopping history, such as transaction history and online searches, being used to provide better, more personalized service.

Freight Audit: Supplier Penalties and Accessorial Charges

Zipline Logistics

A freight audit is the process of examining, adjusting and verifying freight bills for accuracy.

Project Management | How to Review RFI Responses

Insights Solutions Global

How do you review RFI responses received from potential suppliers? What factors do you take into account to make sure that you land on the ideal supplier? Here are some guidelines that would definitely help. The post Project Management | How to Review RFI Responses appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supplier Sourcing RFI

Global Logistics News on Will New Low Sulfur Fuels Cause Cargo Ship Engines to Shut Down

Supply Chain Digest

Mixing of the New Fuels from Different Refiners will be Especially High Risk

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Why is the web essential for sellers and buyers of used machinery?

Exapro Hub

B2B companies (business to business) such as manufacturing and industrial companies tend to think that the Web is only for B2C companies (business to consumer) that sell online. Few of them see a real opportunity to include […]. The post Why is the web essential for sellers and buyers of used machinery? appeared first on Exapro Hub. Buying & Selling