Wed.Jun 22, 2022

There’s No Supply Chain Visibility Silver Bullet

Talking Logistics

Silver bullet (noun): a simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem. In my 23 years as an industry analyst, there is probably no topic that has been written about and talked about more than supply chain visibility. I’ve certainly done my fair share of commenting on the topic.

Inventory and Inflation

Enterra Insights

There are a number of things that can cause an inflationary economy. Financial writer Emma Kerr ( @emmarkerr ) explains, “Inflation is caused by factors like pressures on the supply or demand side of the economy, money supply policies and even consumer expectations.”[1]

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Why are WMS Sales so Persistent? Here is How I Learned of WMS’ Ongoing Importance

Logistics Viewpoints

Its All About the Details. I am currently finishing up this year’s version of ARC Advisory Group’s annual WMS market research study. It struck me as I reviewed past growth rates how persistent WMS sales growth has been.

5 Strategies to Establish Supply Chain Continuity

ivalua

Get up to speed with the newest changes and learn what it takes to enable effective, scalable supplier collaboration –including how to reduce risk, improve supply chain visibility, and build operational resilience and responsiveness.

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Gartner on Choosing the Right Supply Chain Visibility Platform for Your Business

Supply Chain Visibility is critical to success in today’s market, but how do you ensure that you choose the right platform? Gartner rates 11 visibility platforms on 100+ capabilities to help you make the best decision for your business. Download the report!

Why are WMS Sales so Persistent? Here is How I Learned of WMS’ Ongoing Importance

Logistics Viewpoints

Its All About the Details. I am currently finishing up this year’s version of ARC Advisory Group’s annual WMS market research study. It struck me as I reviewed past growth rates how persistent WMS sales growth has been.

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7 Advantages of 3PLs for Packaging Operations of Ecommerce Businesses

All Things Supply Chain

As your business thrives and offers more products and services, you’ll eventually determine whether or not you’ll outsource shipping and fulfillment operations.

Narrow margins deliver big returns

IT Supply Chain

By John Maguire (pictured). Managing Director of Narrow Aisle Ltd. The post Narrow margins deliver big returns appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The 11 Best Ecommerce Fulfilment Services & How to Pick One

Unleashed

If you’re looking at eCommerce fulfilment services, and confused about comparing apples with apples, let our practical guide help steer you towards the right decision for your business. We’ve covered 11 of the best – so you don’t have to.

Bitcoin Basics: A Mini-Guide ForThe Complete Newbies

IT Supply Chain

By David Fowler (pictured). Content Writer. The post Bitcoin Basics: A Mini-Guide ForThe Complete Newbies appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply shain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

Revealed: The Sectors Cutting Product Lead Times Fastest

Unleashed

It’s been a long two years for manufacturing and logistics businesses at the sharp end of rapidly-changing global events.

How to Choose the Right Investment Path in the Tech Age

IT Supply Chain

By Allen Brown (pictured). Content Writer. The post How to Choose the Right Investment Path in the Tech Age appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

What is a Drop Trailer Program? | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

Drop trailer programs are a solution for many supply chain issues. They can reduce costs, increase carrier productivity, and improve efficiency

Key Takeaways & Reflections from the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium

IT Supply Chain

By Christine Taylor (pictured). Senior Director, BD for US, Canada, & LATAM, MPO. The post Key Takeaways & Reflections from the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Using Technology & Strategy to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President at Coughlin Associates, Inc.

The pandemic has made companies acutely aware of the interdependence of supply chains, with reliance on multiple suppliers to produce crucial components of finished products. One of the consequences will be the growth of more local content in products, and that will require the use of new technologies. In this webinar, learn how to navigate the ways technology working with humans will transform the way products are made and distributed.

Amazon's Third-Party Sellers Need a Hand. Congress Can Help.

Supply Chain Brain

It doesn't take an expert to see how Big Tech has choked independent merchants

How To Succeed In Bitcoin Trading: Essential Skills To Develop

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured). Content Writer. The post How To Succeed In Bitcoin Trading: Essential Skills To Develop appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

FedEx Faces Big Changes as New Boss Confronts Higher Costs, Angry Contractors

Supply Chain Brain

New CEO Raj Subramaniam will soon tell investors how he intends to lead FedEx while confronting higher costs for labor, Covid-related lockdowns in China and angry contractors at the company's crown-jewel FedEx Ground unit

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It’s the solution, not necessarily the technology

IT Supply Chain

By Craig Whitehouse (pictured). Managing Director of Invar Integration. The post It’s the solution, not necessarily the technology appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Gartner's Market Guide for Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain

The data analytics and intelligence markets are evolving, and supply chain leaders are struggling to keep up. This research offers an overview of the market conditions and provides a list of representative vendors with platform-based solutions for supply chain.

Shipping Costs Soar as Russian Fallout Upends Global Fuel Flows

Supply Chain Brain

The dislocation of global fuel markets after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has boosted the cost of shipping products such as diesel by sea

The Leading Causes of Network Vulnerabilities & How to Avoid Them

IT Supply Chain

By John Hampton (pictured). Content Writer. The post The Leading Causes of Network Vulnerabilities & How to Avoid Them appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Five Ways Enterprise Data Improves Product Design, Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers of all types know that they need to innovate and bring products to market more quickly. But the stakes are significantly higher when it comes to making complex products

The Failings of Lean Manufacturing Principles

Elementum

How Continuous Improvement Gutted the Global Supply Chain? In recent blogs, we laid out the basics of supply chain management , and discussed some of the macro factors contributing to the increase in supply chain disruptions.

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New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

4 steps to create a modern and efficient warehouse with ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It’s a perfect storm. Margins for manufacturing firms are under pressure from increasing competition, rising material prices, high labour costs and supply chain disruptions. Throw in inefficient warehouse operations, and your profitability shrinks even more.

Supply Chain Resiliency and the Role of Public-Private Collaboration: Results from an FDA Panel

NC State SCRC

I recently facilitated an FDA panel that focused on creating a resilient supply chain for the medical devices industry.

4 steps to create a modern and efficient warehouse with ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It’s a perfect storm. Margins for manufacturing firms are under pressure from increasing competition, rising material prices, high labour costs and supply chain disruptions. Throw in inefficient warehouse operations, and your profitability shrinks even more.

7 Freight Invoice Errors to Avoid

Intelligent Audit

Services are rendered and then paid for as agreed. That primary business platform is the foundation for the shipping industry today. But delayed payments or mistakes with freight invoices can create a cascade of disruptions for companies of all sizes. Cost control is critical for shippers today.

8 Questions to Rate Supply Chain Platform Needs and Capabilities

There have been many investments in supply chain technologies, but the ability of vendors to enable orchestration differs, making the buying decision complex. TadaNow offers critical questions to ask when evaluating supply chain platforms.