Mon.Apr 16, 2018

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect



Challenges, Solutions to Cross-Border eCommerce


If you have any role in the transportation or logistics industries, you’re likely aware of how eCommerce is challenging the traditional approaches to fulfillment and delivery.


Transportation Spot Market Inversion

Talking Logistics

Shippers today find themselves in a difficult and costly situation: their routing guides are often broken and they’re having to go to the spot market to cover their loads, which is costing more than they had budgeted. The great transportation spot market inversion has occurred.


Five Tips for Improving Demand Planner Effectiveness


A forecast is more than a projection of future business; it is a request for product (or a request for resources to ensure supply of a product).


How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

3 Supply Chain Challenges, 3 Labeling Success Stories


Supply chain challenges crop up on a daily basis. You need to avoid manufacturing disruptions, comply with regulations and meet customer demands. There are a lot of moving parts to ensure efficiency, and one of the key cogs in this process that often gets overlooked is labeling. Manufacturing Labeling Trends


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Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Christopher Tang. There are two sides of a bitcoin: a cryptocurrency that enables anonymous individuals to facilitate transactions using a decentralized digital currency without a middleman (such as a bank or credit card company). [1]


Columbus, Ohio: Strategic Manufacturing and Logistics Site (Infographic)

Zipline Logistics

Ohio has many nicknames—the Buckeye State, the Birthplace of Aviation, the Mother of Presidents—but there’s one you won’t find on any license plates or bumper stickers: Gateway to the World.


Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Christopher Tang. There are two sides of a bitcoin: a cryptocurrency that enables anonymous individuals to facilitate transactions using a decentralized digital currency without a middleman (such as a bank or credit card company). [1]


Process Automation can take the Robot Out of the Human

Enterra Insights

The late Logan Pearsall Smith, an American-born British essayist and critic, once wrote, “The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.” ” I daresay more people agree with his fellow Brit, comic artist David Chester Gibbons, who stated, “I’m known for being very enthusiastic about using technology. A lot of the attraction is the way that it streamlines the process and takes a lot of the drudgery out of it.”


Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

How Changing Customer Expectations Will Make Your Retail Operations More Complex

Supply Chain Nation

Not long ago, I saw a tweet that said, essentially: People aren’t sad that they don’t have to go directly to artisans to buy goods, so they shouldn’t be sad about in-store retail “going away” to be replaced by Amazon and e-commerce. That sort of talk makes for a good sound bite, I guess, but it’s just not logical. Plenty of people still seek out craftsmen, bakers and farmers’ markets to learn about the products they want to buy.


Turn Your Gemba Walk into a Power Walk


Gemba is a term that is increasingly familiar in the manufacturing world. Loosely translated from Japanese, it means “the place where the work is done.”


MODEX Moments: The Future of Supply Chain Is Now

Material Handling & Logistics

From disruptive technologies to the dirtiest jobs you could ever imagine, here's a look at some of the highlights from the MODEX 2018.


FTZ vs. Bonded Warehouse (infographic)

3PL Insights

In the supply chain, there is much more to consider beyond the transportation of goods. Different types of warehouses might be more beneficial for specific goods.


Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

US Retail Sales Rise More Than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

Eight of 13 major retail categories showed increases. Sales at health and personal-care stores rose 1.4%, the most in two years. Auto sales rose 2%, the most since September. Signaling that consumer demand regained steam on the back of tax cuts and refunds, U.S.


Salesforce inventory management: How to hack or solve your business growth needs


Customer relationship management (CRM) software typically manages all of your business's customer information in the one place. Salesforce is a global industry leader in customer management software which, in their words, has been: specifically designed to bring increased simplicity, integration, efficiency and visibility to your enterprise.


Supply Chain News on Hackett Group Report Identified Four Key Procurement Capability Requirements

Supply Chain Digest

From Buyer and Negotiator to Strategic Partner to the Business


Webinar - Future-Ready: Protect, manage and grow your eCommerce store


Your online store is arguably your most important business asset. You’ve spent countless hours perfecting the look and feel. But as you grow, data disasters become a greater risk so it is crucial to have a robust data backup system that protects your eCommerce store from data loss. Business Growth eCommerce


Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Green Supply Chain News on Sweden Makes Bold Push for Green Vehicles by Electrifying Its Highways

Supply Chain Digest

System Uses Powered Track that Charges Cars and Trucks as They Travel, with Goal to Convert all 20,000 Kilometers of the Major Highways in Sweden