Fri.Feb 15, 2019

The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain


New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future.

Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018

The Network Effect

Over the last few weeks we’ve been sifting through the analytics to identify the most read posts in 2018. There. The post Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management The Network Effect logistics scm supply chain TMS

More Than Earth-Friendly: 5 Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain


One of the most popular trends that the corporate world has seen in the last few years is environmental friendliness, affectionately coined "going green." What does it mean to go green and why would a company choose to do it?

How to harvest success with S&OP in agribusiness

Supply Chain Movement

S&OP is often pictured as a largely standard process; textbook S&OP starts with agreeing an unconstrained demand plan that is handed over to supply planning who need to ensure product availability. In case of important bottlenecks, the S&OP meeting is the final escalation step in the process, where all remaining imbalances should be resolved.

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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.

Not Your Parents’ Workforce: The Rise of Contingent Labor in Supply Chain


The typical 9-to-5 desk job has given way to the gig economy, which promotes a far less structured workday — and a far more complicated talent supply chain

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Is Achieving Immediate Synergy After a Merger or Acquisition Possible?

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Mergers and acquisitions activity have been on the rise for several years, and according to Deloitte’s The state of the deal | M&A trends 2019 report, they show no sign of letting up. In fact, these deals are projected to continue to grow in size.

Unlocking Customer Experiences in Logistics


Flawless and Flexible? —?two two words that we believe will define customer expectations in the decade to come. According to a survey conducted by Walker , 86% of buyers will pay more for a better customer experience and it will overtake price and product as the a brand differentiator.

Break Down Departmental Silos Through Functional Integration for Route to Market Success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The FMCG business is like a team sport. There are sales people sent into the field, to sell more products and beat their targets. There are players put on the sports field, charged with scoring points and winning the game.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 11-15, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Well, after many weeks of binge watching, my wife and I finished all six seasons of Downton Abbey last night. I must admit, I’m a little sad today — like saying goodbye to dear friends after an extended stay together. But we have the movie to look forward to. What should we watch next?

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.

PROCUREMENT KEY ISSUES 2019: Leveraging Digital Tools to Expand Procurement’s Capabilities


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[Video] Keys to a Successful Drop Ship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Chad Andrews, Senior Solutions Architect at enVista , discusses the keys to a successful drop ship implementation. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Keys to a Successful Drop Ship Implementation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Check Out Our Webinar on 2019 Top Trends in Labeling


As technologies evolve and businesses adapt to those changes, companies must create efficiencies in their supply chain to address complex and ever-changing supply chain dynamics.

BluJay API platform should stimulate data exchange

BluJay Solutions

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Forrester Study “Enabling Smarter Procurement How Modern Software Can Help Address Chief Procurement Officers’ New Priorities”


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Early STEM Education Essential for Students’ Future

Enterra Insights

As parents, we want our children to learn everything they will need to become successful adults. In today’s technological world, more often than not that means they will need a good background in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Lilian Barnard, Microsoft’s South African Director of the Public Sector, predicts “by 2020 about 80% of all jobs will require young people to have some sort of STEM education.”[1]

Oracle showcases Industry 4.0 at Hannover Messe 2019

Oracle SCM

CEBIT and Hannover Messe. CEBIT was the largest and most internationally representative computer expo. Since 1986 the event was traditionally the computing part of the HANNOVER MESSE , the world's leading trade show for industrial technology. In 2018, CEBIT was run for the final time.

Globalization Hits New Record High

Material Handling & Logistics

The world's top five most globally connected countries were the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Conversation Stoppers


Although the second-most popular Valentine’s Day confection was missing from store shelves this season, the conversation was kept alive — largely thanks to agile competitors who saw a market need and filled the emotional void with comparable offerings


Third-Party Fulfillment vs. Dropshipping

3PL Insights

Whether you are beginning to sell products online or if you have been doing it a while, you want to make sure that your fulfillment operation is efficient and cost-effective. Your overall business goals will determine what fulfillment option makes the most sense.

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ERP and the Connected Digital World


I recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too. Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the […]. The post ERP and the Connected Digital World appeared first on SYSPRO US. All Industries Distribution Manufacturing Miscellaneous

Retailers Predict Healthy Sales Growth for the Year

Material Handling & Logistics

NRF says economy is sound and says sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.4

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

3 Ways Retailers Can Avoid Selling Through Amazon


Amazon isn't right for everyone

Freight's Future with Craig Fuller CEO/Founder of FreightWaves [podcast]

Aborn and Co.

FreightWave's CEO/Founder joins the podcast this week to discuss the Freight Future's Road Show, modernizing logistics news, becoming the Bloomberg of freight, and much more

Chaos and Confusion Grip the Regulatory Agenda

Material Handling & Logistics

Expect to see Democrats wage total war on Trump while agencies press workplace regulatory reform


The Coming AI Revolution in Retail & Consumer Products

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper details how companies are thinking about implementing intelligent automation such as artificial intelligence in their retail businesses

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.