Wed.May 15, 2019

High-Performance Fulfillment: The 5-Point Guide to HPF Strategy

ModusLink Corporation

Today’s brands are up against increasingly steep consumer expectations for immediacy. Companies need to get products in the hands of customers faster, more consistently and without incident (like a missing part)—lest their brand reputation suffer.

Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

As the world becomes a more digitally-enabled community of people, things, and services, technology will be embedded in almost everything. People will leverage analytics engines, machine learning, internet-connected sensors, and more to fundamentally boost efficiencies everywhere.

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade your ERP System, and How To Do It

My Office Apps

What do you do when you know it’s time to choose a new ERP system? ERP systems interconnect and automate key business functions such as; inventory management,order processing, production, and finances in one, easy-to-use software.

From supply chain survival to leader: How you can follow Lenovo’s lead and find success during an acquisition


by Alexa Cheater. Ben Massie from @Lenovo talking transitioning from #survivalmode to #leadership mode at #GartnerSCC. Alexa Cheater (@Alexa_Cheater) May 13, 2019.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

5 Tips for Delivering Chocolate without Melting!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Valerie Castro at

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Tackling Career Unknowns

JDA software

Tammy Cunha, vice president, revenue accounting at JDA, shares how your career is never what you may have envisioned from the get-go but how taking leaps makes us stronger and oftentimes end up being the best decisions you can make in life.

First NCSU Procurement Leadership Program a great success!


We held our first ever Procurement Leadership workshop this week, hosting a group of executives from Altria, American Red Cross, Cheniere Energy, Smith & Nephew, RSCS (YUM! Brands) and the US Air Force.

Inbound Freight Pricing Changes: 8 Ways to Go About Informing Vendors


The logistics industry is in a state of flux, and prices of today do not necessarily reflect the actual shipping costs of tomorrow. In addition, the growing complexity among carrier selection and options can make managing inbound freight pricing changes difficult at best.

10 things eft’s been reading this week


From the roiling effects of a trade war, huge expansion of logistical infrastructure, and an innovation-filled e-commerce market, there is a huge amount going on in China and across its supply chains.

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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.

Innovate Today, Own Tomorrow | What We Learned At Velocity 2019


The post Innovate Today, Own Tomorrow | What We Learned At Velocity 2019 appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Value of a TMS Blog Posts

Exertis announces intention to acquire COMM-TEC GmbH

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DCC Technology trading as Exertis1, the route-to-market and supply chain partner for global technology brands across consumer, business and enterprise, has announced the acquisition of COMM-TEC GmbH2, the supplier of Pro AV solutions to resellers and systems integrators across Europe

Contract Data Management With AI


Christopher Bourez, Artificial Intelligence Architect at Ivalua. Contract Lifecycle management is an area we have seen huge demand in over the last year or two. Many of our customers leverage our contract management solution for both authoring or contract repositor.

Dutch Senate votes ‘Yes’ on child labour law.


On May 14, the Dutch Senate voted yes on a new law that requires companies to commit to reducing child labour in their supply chain. This law, The Child Labour Due Diligence Act , was already approved the Dutch Parliament two years ago.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Contract Analysis leveraging AI – A Technical Overview


Christopher Bourez, Artificial Intelligence Architect at Ivalua. Contract Lifecycle management is an area we have seen huge demand in over the last year or two. Many of our customers leverage our contract management solution for both authoring or contract repository.

Meet our Spring additions


The Alloy team continues to grow quickly, and this month, we’re excited to highlight two of our newest employees?—?Tom Tom Jones and Adrienne Alterman. They bring strong industry experience to the company, coming from the worlds of consumer electronics and CPG.

Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Maine Pointe

Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas , outlines some of the key challenges currently faced by West Texas operators and discusses why he believes a holistic, end-to-end supply chain approach may be the way to overcome them. Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

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Get More Value Out Of iTradeFresh With The iTradeNetwork Platform


Supply Chain Management

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Transportation TIP List: Week of May 12th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of May 12 th , 2019. Last week at our 17 th annual Shipper Symposium , we heard from a number of supply chain professionals and business leaders about current industry trends and solutions for shippers.

Spot market shippers reportedly choose quality carriers over lowest price


In reviewing data, PostBidShip found that the second lowest bid was awarded 55% of the time and shippers opted for the lowest bid in only 25% of the awards. Other bids were selected 20% of the time. PostBidShip says that this reflects the desire to select a carrier with a high quality of service rather than opting for the lowest rate.

The Only 3 Ways to Improve Your Sales with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

A few weeks ago, I had Steve on the podcast to discuss buying behavior. In that interview Steve said something like “there are only 3 ways to improve sales” which I found very intriguing. In today’s podcast, Steve and I will discuss those 3 ways to improve sales.

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Starting at the source: achieving a sustainable supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

With the impact of our consumer society increasingly influencing purchasing behaviour, it is clear that there has been a shift in the need for sustainable supply chains. But this is not a simple task - as political negotiations dominate the headlines, more brands are seeking opportunities in new markets, which is having a considerable impact on their carbon footprint

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.

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3 Ways to Boost Your Warehouse Management with ERP


So, your warehouse is bulging – why? Because product demand is high and you’re holding buffer-stock to protect your customer service as all well-trained inventory managers do. But are you holding the right stock?

Transform Your Freight Brokerage: How to Retain and Empower Your Carrier Sales Reps


Like any competitive business, growing and managing a freight brokerage is full of operational challenges such as; attracting and retaining carrier sales reps, increasing operational efficiency, improving profitability, and strengthening relationships with customers and carriers.

Getting to Know You: Artificial Intelligence and Targeted Marketing

Enterra Insights

In the musical “The King and I,” Anna sings, “Getting to know you. Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you. Getting to hope you like me.” ” Those lyrics could well be a chorus sung by today’s marketers. Getting to know consumers helps marketers target the right people with the right message for the right products at the right time.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.