Fri.Jan 05, 2018

Top Posts of 2017: Disruptions, Technology, and Supply Chain Trends


Technology and innovation drove many conversations in the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2017. Those topics reigned among the top posts here on Connect , too—as did posts about managing supply chain disruption and global shipping projections.

4 Tips for Manufacturers to Stay Ahead in a Highly Competitive Market


There's good news for businesses in the manufacturing industry looking to stay competitive in a global marketplace. According to a report by Deloitte, the U.S. is expected to be the most competitive manufacturing nation in the world and will move China to the number two position by 2020. Although the optimistic news leaves manufacturers in a prime global position, what does it mean for companies competing domestically?

Why Aren’t Companies Automating Basic Business Processes?

Supply Chain Brain

Order entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable. They represent the most fundamental business processes, those that handle the money that flows into the company. Yet many organizations continue to execute them manually, relying on paper, spreadsheets and armies of staffers. Why are they still mired in legacy processes? And why do they resist change? On this episode, we get answers from Sarah Joiner, account executive with Esker , a provider of document-automation and order-management software.

Matt Knust Joins Aki Technologies as Regional Vice President

PLS Logistics

Moment Marketing Science Platform Hires Shopper Marketing Expert to Lead Midwest Sales Team San Francisco, CA – Aki Technologies ([link] the moment marketing science platform, named Matt Knust Regional VP of Sales.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs


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Hot New Cryptocurrency Trend: Mining Malware That Could Fry Your Phone

Material Handling & Logistics

Browser-based cryptocurrency mining could help pay for content. It’s also fueled a surge in cryptojacking malware that in some cases can ruin phones. Like many people, hackers on the message board Hack Forums are trading tips on how to make money with cryptocurrency. But  But they’re not just looking to buy low and sell high. They’re swapping ways to surreptitiously harness other people’s phones and computers to generate digital coins for themselves.

How to Avoid Freight Damage


How to Avoid Freight Damage. and how to deal with damage if it does happen. The uncomfortable truth is: shipments do get damaged.

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Global Factory Boom Spurs Commodities Prices from Oil to Copper

Material Handling & Logistics

With factories around the world humming, demand for raw materials is fast increasing pushing the Bloomberg Commodities Spot Index, which tracks the price of 22 raw materials, the highest since December 2014.

Two-day Shipping Has Helped Double Warehouse Land Prices

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Our increasing demand to buy gadgets, groceries and other goods online is actually driving up the price of land on which to store those items, U.S.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

This Week in Logistics News (January 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Can a Cuban ski in -21.6F and survive? I wasn’t willing to find out. But I did ski the day before when it was a balmy -10F and I survived (barely) eight runs down the mountain.

Most Disgusting Reason Ever Forces United Airlines Flight to Land in Alaska

Material Handling & Logistics

No matter how bad your airplane travels have been lately, you're still probably glad you weren't on this flight.