Mon.Nov 30, 2020

Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain


In almost every supply chain publication, you will find an article discussing digital transformation. Industry analysts, consultants, solution providers, executives and practitioners are all focused on how to transition from a traditional, analog supply chain to a more digital supply chain.

Here’s How to Make Your Next Supply Chain Software Evaluation Agile Instead of Agonizing


Remember 12 months ago, when we were all merrily celebrating Thanksgiving and starting our Christmas shopping, blissfully unaware of what was awaiting us just around the corner in 2020?


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Technology Trends and Selection Considerations For Yard Management Systems


Top Gartner analysts say there’s no time like the present to invest in a YMS that can help you offset COVID-19 challenges and future-proof your yard. .

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Retail Supply Chain Trends Driven by COVID-19

All Things Supply Chain

It’s become evident that things won’t go back to the way they were before the pandemic. This shift isn’t a negative thing, either, as retail supply chains are becoming more… General coronavirus COVID19 pandemic retail retail supply chain supply chain trends trends

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

On Tony Hsieh, Customer Experience, and Logistics Outsourcing

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of focus today on competing on customer experience and the role of supply chain and logistics in enabling it.

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2020 – the UK’s largest supply chain resilience experiment so far

IT Supply Chain

By Mark Morley (pictured). Director, Strategic Product Marketing at OpenText. The post 2020 – the UK’s largest supply chain resilience experiment so far appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

What is SKU? A complete guide to Stock Keeping Units


SKU codes are everywhere – built into sales and inventory management platforms, and broken down line-by-line in all sorts of inventory report. Here’s everything you wanted to know about SKUs but were afraid to ask. What is SKU?

Which four supply chain roles will be most in demand?

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s global research for 2020 reveals that four in 10 (39%) supply chain professionals believe trade uncertainty is the biggest barrier to innovation. Read the full story at Supply Management. In The News Supply Management

7 competitive advantages of shifting to a smart warehouse

6 River Systems

Michael Porter, an economist, researcher and former Harvard Business School professor , wrote several books on competitive advantage that are taught widely across several disciplines in higher education today.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

The UK’s largest supply chain resilience experiment so far

IT Supply Chain

By Mark Morley (pictured). Director, Strategic Product Marketing at OpenText. The post The UK’s largest supply chain resilience experiment so far appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Podcast: Daniel Stanton on Technology, Education, and Disruption


Otherwise known as “Mr. Supply Chain”, Daniel Stanton has a gift for explaining complex supply chain concepts in a way that has engaged millions of students. He has taught at several universities and is a leading instructor for the supply chain programs on LinkedIn Learning.

The New Secret Weapon of Supply Chain


Henry Ford famously said of the Model T, “you can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.” Today, in the digital age, the ability to personalize has become a key strategy for winning market share.

12 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Freight Costs

Logistics Bureau

ARTICLE SUMMARY. A common conundrum for companies is how to reduce their freight costs, which due to a recovery in demand following the Covid-19 pandemic have skyrocketed. Putting a lid on escalating freight costs has now become more important than ever.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Vanguard Software Highlighted in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Technologies

Vanguard Software

Vanguard was called out in Gartner’s recent supply chain planning hype cycle, giving insight on how supply chain leaders can transform their supply chain planning. Press Release

Infographic: Manufacturing Success: How ToolsGroup Customers Excel


With Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) ToolsGroup’s manufacturing customers commonly achieve a 10-30% reduction in inventory, improve product availability to 96% or better, and reduce overhead (such as overtime and expedited freight) by 50%. Read this infographic to learn how they do it.

Target’s Margins Improve Even As Digital Sales Explode: How Is That Even Possible?

Logistics Viewpoints

Even as Target Corporation's ecommerce becomes a bigger percentage of their sales, their gross margin continues to increase! This is not suppose to be possible. How did Target accomplish this? The post Target’s Margins Improve Even As Digital Sales Explode: How Is That Even Possible?

Supply Chain News on Prologistix Annual Survey of Warehouse Workers

Supply Chain Digest

Interesting Data on What DC Associates Value in their Jobs

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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.

Christmas trees are on the move

DAT Solutions

Truckload capacity is already tight, but with such a short 35-day shipping season, peak Christmas tree harvest volumes will strain a freight network already at its limits. Market Update

Global Supply Chain News on Amid Continued Demand Spike, only Thing Stopping more Price Hikes from Container Carriers is Fear of Regulators, Drewry Says

Supply Chain Digest

Container Lines have Two Options, Invest in Risky Capacity or Not

Discussing the FreightTech 25 with Andrew Cox

The Logistics of Logistics

Discussing the FreightTech 25 with Andrew Cox. Andrew Cox and Joe Lynch discuss the FreightTech 25, which is a list of 25 freight technology companies that have been recognized by FreightWaves as the most innovative.

Is Cyber Monday Still a Thing?

Enterra Insights

Fifteen years ago, Black Friday still reigned as queen of shopping days and consumers flocked to physical stores to buy deeply discounted products for gift-giving during the holiday season. The digital path to purchase was still just a lightly trodden path for most consumers; however, things have changed. For last decade and a half, consumers have been bombarded with advertisements for Cyber Monday deals encouraging them to shop online. Cyber Monday takes place the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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.

(Don’t) Give Them A Break:  Avoiding Parcel Shipping Damage

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s time to share a breaking story about parcel delivery. And we mean that literally. According to various studies, anywhere from 7% to 11% of customers’ online orders arrive broken or damaged – a scenario that’s even more likely if products are large (when delivery damages climb to 21 %).

3 Ways to Drive Value out of Your ERP Investment


As a mother of an avid horse rider, I have noticed a development where horses are now being bred to be far more athletic. In the ‘old days’, the preferred showjumping warmblood breeds had stronger hind legs to handle the propulsion of the jumps.

In Electronics, India Aims to Become a ‘Factory for the World’

Supply Chain Brain

China is losing its luster as a place for cheap, reliable manufacturing of high-technology goods. But what other country can match it in both price and scale? The answer might be India

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The Sustainability Reset: Communicating brand purpose in a new world 


What will a post-COVID world look like for brands and their communications? Our founder & CEO spoke on a panel hosted by Nelson Bostock to discuss the change required now to build a greener, more transparent future – and how best to communicate the work being done.

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.