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.

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

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

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

How Shop Floor Execution Software Supports a Customer-First Focus


Many small and midsize manufacturing businesses think of shop floor operations as an internal-facing process. As a result, the tendency is to view their shop floor planning software as a tool to drive internal value ?

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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?”

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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

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

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.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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

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

Business Optimization: What It Means and Why You Need It

River Logic

Integrated Business Planning Optimization software IBP Business Optimization

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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

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's Your—and Your Company's—Degree of Supply Chain Digital Consciousness?

Inbound Logistics

The age of the digital supply chain is here. And yet, even with technology investments on the upswing, not every company is moving along the digital path at the same pace. Are you up to speed

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

Magic vs. Logic: How do you make decisions?


Humans are irrational. Did you know that 1 in 8 British men think they could take a point off Serena Williams if playing their best tennis? And more than 40% of Americans describe themselves as superstitious.

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.