Mon.Dec 02, 2019

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

One of the most consistent ways to find savings in transportation is through flexibility. But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. Being perfect isn’t possible 100% of the time.

AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them

ThroughPut

AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them. By Brad Anderson. Originally Published December 2, 2019 in rewrite.com. We tend to associate artificial intelligence with efficiency, focusing on all the work it can save. What gets a lot less discussion is how AI can empower.

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Wave planning, waveless fulfilment, and order streaming: an overview

SCJunction

Wave planning and simultaneous use of waveless technologies can have an immense impact on your efficiency, productivity, profitability, and customer service levels.

How to excel in last mile delivery

DELMIA Quintiq

Sixty-one percent of consumers said the availability of same-day delivery would make them more loyal to a retailer, yet only one percent would be willing to pay for full delivery costs.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

MH&L’s annual salute to the most innovative advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management

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5 Procurement Questions for Santa

Jaggaer

After pulling a few strings, we managed to catch Santa on one of his few coffee breaks at this busy time of year to fire five burning questions at the reigning world champion in procurement. Christmas is a holiday worldwide, but the busiest time at work for you. When does your year start? Actually we get Christmas wish lists all year long. Children have wishes all throughout the year but it really gets going in October. Then my elves have to work at full blast.

3 Things You Need To Do To Take Your Company Global

ThroughPut

3 Things You Need To Do To Take Your Company Global. By Rhett Power. Originally Published December 2, 2019 in Inc.com.

Software vs. Agency: Why using tech is the best method for transparency

Provenance

“With Software-as-a-Service, the brands who work with us benefit from our latest innovations so they can focus on building trust through transparency.” – Jessi Baker, CEO & Founder at Provenance.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Between unpredictable winter storms and the holiday push, supply chains everywhere face challenges to meet deadlines and satisfy customer demands. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

It’s Time to Stop Playing It Safe: Moving from Incrementalism to Transformation (XI)

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

We began the series by stating that simply good isn’t good enough. That in today’s competitive climate, which requires companies to innovate, expand their service or product portfolios, and contemplate what’s next at a faster pace than ever before, satisfaction with incremental gains is a setback.

Peak Season Fulfillment: Strategies to Handle the Surge

Veridian Solutions

Peak season fulfillment is a topic that strikes both fear and hope into the minds of supply chain leaders. It can boost profitability and provide a jolt of efficiency. On the other hand, inadequate peak season fulfillment can write the epithet on a company’s tombstone.

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Chinese blockchain company VeChain announces partnership with ASI Group and DNV GL for cross-continental tracking of food and beverages

EFT

VeChain, together with its strategic partner DNV GL, has announced a tripartite collaboration with ASI Group to initiate a cross-continental logistics and trades solution powered by the VeChainThor public blockchain for food & beverage industry.

Mind the Gap: Closing the Hunger Gap in a World of Food Waste

Supply Chain Nation

It’s that time of year again. As we’ve entered the season of thanks and giving back, it creates a moment of pause of what is it that we are truly appreciative for, and how can we spread more cheer amongst those around us.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Freight Invoice Accounting: How to Lower Freight Costs with Auditing

Cerasis

Companies across the globe suffer from a shipping problem; they underestimate their true shipping costs. This problem is severe, contributing to 35% higher freight spend. Such charges lead to higher costs for UPS/FedEx invoices, not to mention destroy profit margins.

How to excel in last mile delivery

DELMIA Quintiq

Sixty-one percent of consumers said the availability of same-day delivery would make them more loyal to a retailer, yet only one percent would be willing to pay for full delivery costs.

It's Time to Modernize Order Fulfillment

Softeon

Order fulfillment is the ultimate goal of supply chain management, and there are a lot of steps involved in meeting that goal. If you want to modernize your order fulfillment and develop a process that keeps up with brutal demands, you need distributed order management (DOM) software. It’s a key piece of supply chain and warehouse management, and it improves your fulfillment on two fronts. Sourcing. You already have order sourcing, or you wouldn’t have a business.

Moving Ahead: Why Driver-Less Trucks Are Closer Than We Think

4WL Consulting

With regulations putting ever-growing burdens on the modern trucker, logistics is moving sideways instead of pushing back.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Mind the Gap: Closing the Hunger Gap in a World of Food Waste

Supply Chain Nation

It’s that time of year again. As we’ve entered the season of thanks and giving back, it creates a moment of pause of what is it that we are truly appreciative for, and how can we spread more cheer amongst those around us.

Global Supply Chain News on Growing Number of Container Ship Fires Blamed on Cargo Issues

Supply Chain Digest

Misdeclaration and Poor Packing are Key Factors, New Analysis Says

Accelerating Procurement Transformation, Procurement Leaders Webinar

ivalua

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Who’s Catching the Holiday Shopping Fever?

Enterra Insights

In some locales it might be turning cold outside, but holiday shopping is heating up. People often catch the holiday shopping fever in the days following Thanksgiving. Lisa Rowan reports, “The National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales to total between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion this year. … That total would be an increase of 3.8% over 2018’s retail sales during November and December.”[1]

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.

Van rates rise during shortened work week

DAT Solutions

Thanksgiving week was short but intense. Rates rose sharply on loads that were picked up, to entice drivers who may have had to spend Thanksgiving on the road. Rate Trend of the Week

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Black Friday Sales Jump on Gains in Job, Wage Growth

Material Handling and Logistics

The trade war with China has had little impact on consumers, besides in the appliance sector as most retailers took steps to mitigate the impact of tariffs

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Can the ‘Smart’ Factory Revive U.S. Manufacturing Productivity?

Supply Chain Brain

A recent study touts the “smart” factory as a magic bullet that can solve any number of manufacturers’ problems, from low productivity growth to uncompetitive operations

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Finding Alternatives to Sourcing in China Can be Difficult

Logistics Viewpoints

In early November, the Northeast Cargo Symposium had a series of presentations and panels focused on how trade disputes are affecting companies that source from abroad. One session was called “Alternatives to Trading with China.”

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.