Mon.Aug 22, 2016

E-Commerce Distribution: 10 Things Every Distributor Should Know About E-Commerce


E-commerce is both the greatest opportunity and most difficult challenge you will ever face as a distributor. There is more information in e-commerce distribution than you could possibly realize, and the potential for growth of your business is exponential. However, e-commerce can be scary and unforgiving.

5 Reasons to Attend Kinexions Supply Chain Conference


by Bill DuBois Yeehaw! Top 5 Reasons to Attend Kinexions ‘16. You’ve got this piece of wood and some wires, pickups and some strings. How somebody uses that. configuration to make something memorable. Don Felder, Lead Guitarist, The Eagles. Why am I quoting Don Felder of the iconic band The Eagles? Good question. Felder’s description of a guitar isn’t unlike what we do at our supply chain conference, Kinexions every year.

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JDA’s Roadmap for Supply Chain Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

On Friday JDA Software announced that it received $570 million in additional equity funding. This made me thing about their product roadmap. In particular, would this change their roadmap for supply chain visibility? I hope if anything it enhances it. Supply chain visibility has become hot, as multinationals again begin to explore supply chain control towers.

Combating Fraud in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

“It’s not enough just to manage your own company’s supply chain anymore,” writes Ben DiPietro (@BenDiPietro1).[1] 1] By that he means … Continued. The post Combating Fraud in the Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Best Practices Business Cognitive Computing Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

End2End Supply Chain Conference 2016

Supply Chain Movement

End2End Supply Chain Conference 2016. Date: 28 September 2016. Venue: Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. Organiser: Event Strategies. URL: index.php. What will the supply chain of the future look like? Network, engage and learn as the End2End Supply Chain Conference 2016 takes an in-depth look at: ‘Changes that are shaping the supply chain of the future’.

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The Impact of Consumer Expectations on the B2B Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Each year the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) Report measures customer satisfaction in a number of industry segments, one of which is internet retail. As you might expect, Amazon has been ranked number one for six years in a row, … Continue reading → Procurement Management Supply Chain Management customer expectations customer satisfaction

Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: Canada Retail Sales Decrease; Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Threat?


Despite expectations of an increase in sales, Canada retail sales fell by 0.1% and a new survey reveals outsourcing in supply chain is expected to grow. Is your supply chain a cyber threat? This and much more, in your supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Subscribe and follow #SupplyChainScope on Twitter and Facebook for updates. Supply Chain News. Canada Retail Sales Drop Defies Expectations. Drop of 0.1% defies expectations of a 0.5% increase.

How Can Companies Adapt To The EU Directive On Non-Financial Reporting?


This blog post contributed by our partner DFGE, an Official EcoVadis Training and Consulting Partner. Cet article est également disponible en français. Changez la langue du site pour le lire. How can companies adapt to the EU directive on non-financial reporting? Many companies in the EU are already required by national laws in the country where they operate to regularly disclose financial and non-financial information.

Supply Chain News on Is the Future Autonomous Trucks Combined with Uber based Load Tendering

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Uber Buys Self Driving Truck Technology Firm Otto for 680 Million Dollars

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!

Cerasis Pounds Deductible of Freight Insurance to Zero


(Eagan, MN) – Cerasis, a well-known leader in third-party logistics services, has secured the ability to reduce the minimum premium cost for cargo insurance on all shipments, including insurance on shipments with a zero deductible. Due to increased accountability across all departments, particularly Information Technology (IT), Cerasis has created an opportunistic environment for vendors and shippers alike, in line with the company’s Continuous Improvement Core Value.

Global Supply Chain News on Amid Continued Week Volumes, Ocean Carriers are Finally Cutting Back Capacity

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New Orders Finally Down, Scrapping Up, but it Will Take Years to Reduce Imbalance, Keeping Rates Low

Academic English: Phraseological “Nuts and Bolts”

SCM Research

The best research might not get published if it is communicated in broken English. Recently, I discovered the Academic Phrasebank of the University of Manchester, a resource that was designed for scientific and academic writers who are non-native speakers of English.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting Aug. 22, 2016

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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.

Academic English: Phraseological “Nuts and Bolts”

SCM Research

The best research might not get published if it is communicated in broken English. Recently, I discovered the Academic Phrasebank of the University of Manchester, a resource that was designed for scientific and academic writers who are non-native speakers of English.

Your Olive Oil May Be Fake


Americans love olive oil, but are we buying the real thing? You can't master Mediterranean cooking without high-quality olive oil. Known around the world for its delicate flavor and numerous health benefits (such as high levels of antioxidants and low cholesterol) this ingredient is perfect for pasta and also makes for a great salad dressing or dipping sauce for bread. Food and Beverage

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?


The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. East Coast. The expanded canal, which started commercial operations on June 26, is expected to alleviate cargo bottleneck caused by smaller ships. The US $5.4B

Social Media Optimization in Hospitality

Supply Chain Nation

When was the last time you booked a hotel room? Chances are you probably used an Online Travel Agency (OTA) app like Expedia on your smart phone or went on the TripAdvisor website first to check out the hotel. The last time you purchased a product from Amazon, you probably checked out how it was rated by others. And, if you read the reviews, you are not alone. On an average, users read at least seven reviews on TripAdvisor before they make their hotel bookings.

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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.

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News on Intel Demonstrates New Mote that Can Track Parcel Handling History

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