Thu.Oct 15, 2020

Industry 4.0 is Here. Where are You?

Enterra Insights

Revolutions can take years to unfold. Such is the case with latest industrial revolution. Gjoko Muratovski, Director of the Ullman School of Design, explains, “The world is being changed in many new ways. The Covid-19 pandemic that has placed the entire planet on hold is just one part of this disruption. Another less dramatic but equally important change is also taking place in the midst of it all: the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Enhancing operations through digitalisation: welcome to technology-enabled management

In the Supply Chain

By Susana Duran (pictured). VP of Engineering - Emerging Tech & Mobile, Sage. The post Enhancing operations through digitalisation: welcome to technology-enabled management appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Supply-Chain Automation: A Vision That’s Becoming Reality

Supply Chain Brain

This three-step approach to automating tasks can improve operational performance throughout the supply chain

GIS: Everything You Need to Know

In the Supply Chain

By Marcel Gogan (pictured). Senior Software Developer. The post GIS: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

In Retail? Be Strategic About Rolling Out Analytics


If you read to the end of this blog post, you’ll see that it is about the wisdom of investing in retail supply chain analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI). But where exactly does the return on investment come from?

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COVID-19 drives five retail supply chain trends

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The business disruption caused by COVID-19 has resulted in four out of five (82%) retailers changing their approach to stock management and is driving five retail supply chain trends. This is according to a new report from logistics company Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), which shows how the pandemic has caused stock management issues for 92% of retailers

Electric Forklift Market Is Driving Business Growth With Emerging Technology

In the Supply Chain

By Vinisha Joshi (pictured). Engineering Graduate & Freelance Writer. The post Electric Forklift Market Is Driving Business Growth With Emerging Technology appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Editor’s Choice: How IT Can Lead Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Kinaxis. Outdated software isn’t just a headache to manage. It’s a business blocker. In a moment when unpredictable shifts in the flow of goods to consumers has dominated headlines, supply chains have become a driver of competitive differentiation for companies, with 65 percent believing their […].

New survey highlights practices that limit supply chain firefighting


Where do you stand in relation to your competitors’ supply chains? Are you healthy, or are you falling behind? How do the best-performing supply chains function…and what can you learn from them?

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.

Are We Witnessing the Final Death of ERP?


In this article: ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems were designed for the business landscape 30 years ago. They’ve had trouble adapting to the digitally interconnected world we’re familiar with now. Enterprise software as a concept is dead.

The New Mission for Employee Health and Safety!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Ensuring Delivery Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic! GET our EBOOK HERE. Employee health and safety article and permission to publish here provided by Sandra Ketchen, President and CEO at Spectrum Health Care.

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COVID-19 Another Bullwhip… Canned Corn

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The reasons behind some food shortages during the pandemic can be found in a can of corn. Corn is a staple in the U.S. with a seemingly limitless supply, but the WSJ’s Annie Gasparro and Stephanie Stamm report that canned corn is among many consumer items that have thinned out drastically as stockpiling and supply chain disruptions have hit the market. Sweet corn has only a single planting season and those had already been set by the time the production shortfall became clear.

The need to know


The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. China's imports, exports surge as global economy reopens.

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.

Warehouse layout optimization tips to increase production

6 River Systems

Labor costs, on an average, constitute more than 65% of the expenses for a warehouse. It is a best practice to review the operation of your warehouse before implementing automation, but it also has a significant impact on production and operational efficiency. The processes in a disarrayed warehouse cannot easily be automated as automation heavily relies on warehouse layout optimization, as well as standardized processes and procedures.

[WHITE PAPER] How to Create an Evolving Peak Season Shipping Strategy


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Keeping freight spend under control and maintaining logistics visibility has always been a top priority for supply chain leaders going into peak season. Unfortunately, peak season costs continue to soar.

How International Forest Products Digitally Transformed Using Haven TMS


International Forest Products (IFP) moves more than 165,000 TEUs annually and works across 100 different countries. As a global shipper, the company knew that a better solution was needed than its prior transportation management system (TMS).

Building a Return Management Strategy for this Holiday Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The holidays can be “the most wonderful time of the year.” ” Because so many holidays focus on gift exchanges, this time of year is a huge boon to retailers. But, any business owner knows that for all the joys of the season, holidays can also bring plenty of stress.

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!

A Connected Life While Staying Apart

DELMIA Quintiq

The Technology Landscape. Everyone today is experiencing a level of fear most of us have never experienced in our lives. We all need to adopt a system of social distancing. This is problematic for those of us who are older and have been very social creatures in the old face-to-face way.

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Brexit complexity piles up, leading to calls for more coordination


Under post-Brexit changes, individual UK businesses wanting to sell to the EU will have to ship to a European warehouse. They will need to ship stock to a European warehouse at their own cost, increasing transport and storage costs. Therefore, they will need to estimate how much stock they are selling in the UK compared to the EU and reconfigure processes accordingly.

The Pandemic and the Supply Chain.on The End of the Beginning

Supply Chain Digest

As Infection Rates Soar, How will Supply Chains Change from the Virus

UK government stance angers logistics companies


A leaked letter, seen by The Loadstar, from UK Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has caused uproar amongst logistics companies by appearing to blame them for being unprepared for new customs arrangements.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Parcel Rates and Cost Impact in Q4 and 2021

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 created an entirely new small package shipping environment, especially when it comes to the hidden costs that come with annual increases in parcel rates. Not long ago parcel carriers were transporting 20-25% of their deliveries to residential addresses.

5 Questions a First-Time Freight Shipper Doesn’t Know to Ask

Freight Center

If you’re a first-time freight shipper, who is shipping for yourself or for your business, the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight has its own rules. It’s not as cut and dry as calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office.

Parade unlocks capacity with KeepTruckin drivers


,, Parade is continuously working to drive innovation in capacity management for our freight broker customers. Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with ,, KeepTruckin.

Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin. Erik Malin and Joe Lynch discuss eliminating detention and delighting drivers. Detention and dwell time is upsetting and expensive.

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.