Wed.Nov 13, 2019

OverStocksis. A Dangerous Infectious Disease

The Supply Chainer Report

Manage Excess Inventory is the panacea for every Supply Chain professional. Acording to McKinsey Global Survey of challenges ahead for supply chain; Reducing Operating costs and Inventory levels , are the main goals for Supply Chain Top Management.

Is Technology Revolutionizing or Simply Changing Logistics?

Enterra Insights

Humans are prone to exaggerate, use hyperbole, and/or sensationalize to gain attention. The term “revolutionize” is often used in such a way. According to the Cambridge Dictionary , to revolutionize something is “to make a big change or improvement to the way something works or looks, or to the way that people do a particular activity.”[1] ”[1] Many pundits claim new technologies are revolutionizing or transforming logistics.

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Making and Keeping Last Mile Delivery Promises All Holiday Season


Buckle up, retailers. With Thanksgiving around the corner, shippers everywhere are getting ready for […]. The post Making and Keeping Last Mile Delivery Promises All Holiday Season appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Engage News Resources Retail Supply Chain

Lots of Zeroes? Basic Guidelines to Managing Intermittent Demand – Part 2


In Part 1 of this blog, we closed with the following question: “OK, intermittent demand creates a challenge, but I still need a demand estimate, what do I do!” Below we will provide an answer, but with a different orientation that begins with the question: “what is the purpose of the demand estimate?”

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.

Digitalised data is sustaining the supply chain, says luxury packaging provider

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

From fragmented thinking, to out of date infrastructures and poor processes, there is a long list of reasons why supply chains can become unsustainable. But, according to a luxury packaging provider, digitalised data is set to transform the industry in a big way

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Predictive analysis: How it improves supply chain visibility

20Cube Logistics

Predictive analysis, today is part of all major business operations and processes to help forecast trends, events and to find solutions for complexities. With forecasting the future supply chain and logistics events, the companies can be in a competitive position and prevent any monetary loss.

How IoT is Helping Chemical Supply Chains Increase Agility


Digital Technologies are Helping to Create Flexible Supply Chains. Chemical Company Supply Chain Challenges. Over the last ten years, the US has become flush with inexpensive gas and petrochemical feedstocks, a result of the shale-drilling revolution.

My 10 Takeaways from the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit 2019

The Network Effect

The post My 10 Takeaways from the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit 2019 appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Logistics Network Business Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning Technology Gartner

Helping Businesses of All Sizes Access the C.H. Robinson Network

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We live in an on-demand world. When consumers click to purchase a product one day, they expect it to be on their doorstep the next—or even sooner. These demands on the supply chain are affecting our customers of every size. .

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!

Overcoming the Warehouse Talent Crisis to Meet Peak Season Demand

Veridian Solutions

As explained by Gary Forger of Logistics Management , labor remains a top concern for supply chain leaders, and the severity of the problem is not expected to change until 2030 or later. At the same time, distribution center managers and supply chain leaders continue to push for more efficiency and more profitability. Unfortunately, this creates new challenges, especially as the industry moves closer to peak season.

Less Than Truckload Freight Carriers: How to Choose the Best Carrier for Your Freight


Less than truckload freight carriers are multiplying. No, that statement is not necessarily true, especially given the decline of spot market rates earlier in the year.

Customer Voice: Towards Forecast-based Workforce Optimization

RELEX Solutions

Stockmann, Finland’s leading department store, has been using RELEX’s forecasting and replenishment system since 2011. Like most retailers, Stockmann wrestles with the rapid changes disrupting the sector.

Veterans Day with Gratitude

Supply Chain Nation

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Death of Your Profession?

Inbound Logistics

That's right, if you work in the supply chain management field, and have a decade or so until you retire, it's time to dust off your resume and consider other career paths. That's according to a Harvard Business Review article. Let's do an autopsy

Answering Behavioral Interview Questions

PLS Logistics

If you are going on an interview, odds are you are going to be asked at least one behavioral interview question. For a successful interview, you should be prepared and have a strategy in place for answering these types of questions! What are Behavioral Interview Questions?

What You Missed at the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit


Last week was the exciting inaugural kick-off of the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Nov. 14, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Sales again Soar for Chinese Singles Day, Trucking Group Sues over California Contactor Law, Adidas Now Closing Western Factories, Container Volumes will Fall in 2019

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!

Ensuring Supply Chain Visibility

Inbound Logistics

In today's increasingly omnichannel marketplace, good visibility is vital throughout the supply chain. Here's how to maintain optimal visibility at 10 key touchpoints

Business Optimization: What It Means and Why You Need It

River Logic

Integrated Business Planning Optimization software IBP Business Optimization

Drilling Deeper Into Your Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Many industries use supply chain analytics to drive insight, make better business decisions and verify or disprove existing models or theories

5 Maintenance Tips for Earth-Moving Machinery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Your Essential Warehouse Cleaning Checklist! Infographic). Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Anne Ruby at

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.

Supply Chain Conferences Complement Logistics Job Training and Education

Inbound Logistics

The optimal way to understand the intricacies of today's supply chain environment is to participate in an educationally focused transportation conference

What is economic order quantity and how do you calculate it?


The economic order quantity is the order quantity that helps minimize holding costs and order costs for your business. Use the economic order quantity formula to start optimizing your inventory costs. inventory management plan

GOOD QUESTION | Popeyes chicken sandwich shortage: Supply chain fail or marketing savvy?

Inbound Logistics

Readers weigh in on the Popeyes chicken sandwich shortage: Was it a supply chain miss or a marketing ploy

The Innovator’s Dilemma in Today’s AS/RS Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The innovator's dilemma is at play in the bin/tote segment of the AS/RS market - today's proven solutions face the future prospects of fierce competition from a new set of technologies with a promising future. The post The Innovator’s Dilemma in Today’s AS/RS Market appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehousing AS/RS Shuttle Systems warehouse automation

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.