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


AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them. By Brad Anderson. Originally Published December 2, 2019 in 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


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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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.

Blockchain in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, no other technology has generated so much hype, and so much confusion, as blockchain. Why is there so much interest in blockchain? Where are we today with blockchain adoption in supply chain management? Will blockchain replace or coexist with existing network-based platforms? Those are some of the key questions. Read more Blockchain in Supply Chain Management. The post Blockchain in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2019

Material Handling & Logistics

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

5 Procurement Questions for Santa


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.

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.

3 Things You Need To Do To Take Your Company Global


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

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.

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


“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.

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


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.

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.

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.

Freight Invoice Accounting: How to Lower Freight Costs with Auditing


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


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.

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.

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.”

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


The post Accelerating Procurement Transformation, Procurement Leaders Webinar appeared first on Ivalua

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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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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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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]

Interview AIFE: APIs the fundamental basis for transformation (Article in French)


The Agency for State Financial Computing ( AIFE in French) is attached to the Ministry of Public Action and Accounts and is an inter-ministerial body.


Why You Should Care About B2B eCommerce


Introduction. Unless you’ve been living on a remote tropical island, you surely must have heard of B2B eCommerce? Unlike its far more glamorous and glitzy sibling — eCommerce and eRetailing — business to business transactions happen behind the scenes.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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