Fri.Apr 12, 2019

How the Right “Big and Bulky” Packaging Solution Can Save Millions in Supply Chain Costs


Companies specializing in big and bulky consumer products — e.g., furniture, water heaters, washers and dryers, lawn mowers, etc. understand why product movements throughout the supply chain can plague both the manufacturer and distributor. The costs associated with transportation, damage, and packaging can add up quickly and hinder bottom line growth.

The Changing Demands of the Urban Consumer

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Charles Brewer. In Metapack’s most recent State of E-Commerce Delivery – 2018 , more than 55% of consumers said they wanted same day and even same hour delivery – that is just crazy isn’t it?

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The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect


In 1994, founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin.

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.

AI and All That – Ivalua Now Looks to the Future


The afternoon of the first day at the Ivalua Now event in Paris had a strong AI (artificial intelligence) flavour. Now there’s an interesting question – if AI had a flavour, what exactly would it be? Fresh mint, maybe? Or aluminium, perhaps?)

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This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Today’s post was written by a robot. Well, not really, but robots are already writing news stories. As Nicole Martin (a human, I believe) highlighted in a recent Forbes article , “The Washington Post has a robot reporting program called Heliograf.

Amazon Air and Other Air Cargo Pilots Protest Work Rules and Compensation

Supply Chain Matters

Yesterday, upwards of 20 pilots associated with contract air freight carriers Atlas Air , Southern Air , and ABX Air , which each operate leased aircraft for Amazon Air and DHL , and other customers, protested poor working conditions and stalled labor contract negotiations.

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Grocery Shopping in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

The digital age is transforming almost every industry and the food and drink sector is no exception. One might not immediately think about supermarkets when the topic of digital enterprises is raised; but, those in the industry are well aware of how e-commerce is changing the business landscape. Russell Redman reports a study by consumer target marketing firm SKUlocal found, “Grocery shoppers have come to rely on digital channels and now expect online access in their path to purchase.

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Sharing Supply Chain Stories


Last night, several ASCM board members, key women team members and I joined 130 remarkable women, who were recognized at the annual Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Awards gala.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Plug into the Power of Analytics to Minimize Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain 24/7

With modern supply chains scaling in size, supply chain risk management (SCRM) needs to be swift and accurate

Boeing's 737 Production Cut Echoes Throughout Aerospace Industry

Material Handling & Logistics

Boeing’s suppliers cannot dial down production overnight, and changes to aircraft production rates usually take 12-18 months to flow through the supply chain

Getting Control of the Omnichannel Experience with DEM


Ecommerce is evolving, and so is the retail supply chain. Long gone are the […]. The post Getting Control of the Omnichannel Experience with DEM appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain

Ivalua Launches Search360, Bringing Advanced Cross-Catalog eProcurement Capabilities


New capability optimizes the user eprocurement experience and strengthens supplier relationships. Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the launch of next generation eprocurement capabilities at its Ivalua NOW event.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How to Succeed in Global E-commerce


The key to unlocking the rewards of selling internationally can quickly transform a small brand into a household name.

The 3 Key Stages of Multichannel Order Management


Order management is as an ecosystem of sorts that incorporates every task and activity involved with taking and filling orders, including the many interrelated functions that must work together for the entire order management process to run smoothly. Customers expect a seamless shopping experience from your brand and from the moment they hit the button that completes their order, they are expecting timely receipt of the exact goods they have purchased.

Patient centric networks and some fascinating supply chain stories from LogiPharma Europe 2019


I just returned from the LogiPharma Europe 2019 conference held in Montreaux, Switzerland. Patient centricity dominated the conversations at this year’s event. This is driven by a number of factors. The payor’s shift from volume-based payments to outcome-based certainly is a major driving force. The rise of digital technologies and the rapidly evolving field of […].

Anastasia Cope brings honor to being an Account Executive at Axway


Anastasia Cope brings dedication and commitment to Axway. Based out of Tyson’s Corner in Virginia as a Federal Account Executive for Axway, Anastasia covers the Department of the Navy , United States Marines Corps , Department of Homeland Security , … Life at Axway employee spotlight

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.

The Winning Manufacturing Formula for Hardware Startups

Dragon Innovation

As you may have heard already, building hardware is hard. To help young companies understand (and avoid) the common pitfalls of building physical products Dragon Innovation has put together a comprehensive breakdown of the manufacturing process.

March Industry Report

Aborn and Co.

IMDL and TL rates return to their old, ever-rising ways