Tue.May 01, 2018

What does GDPR mean for your supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Nazli Erdogus The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in personal data privacy regulation in 20 years. It’s aimed at tech giants and small and medium enterprises alike.

How to Move from Gartner Stage 2 to Stage 3 Retailing

ToolsGroup

Using the Gartner Demand Planning five stage maturity scale, analyst Mike Griswold estimated on a recent call that retailers as a group averaged just 2.3 out of 5.0, leaving money on the table due to poor inventory performance.

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Forecasting: Let’s Start by Asking the Right Questions

Supply Chain Shaman

Ten calls. They are all starting to sound the same. Here is the storyline: “We implemented SAP APO, and we now know its limitations. We have tried SAP IBP and are not impressed. Since SAP is not investing in improving the depth of their solutions for planning, we are looking for a new solution.

Consumers Abandon Sustainability When They Part With Green

Supply Chain @ MIT

Ask a consumer whether he or she supports a sustainable environment, and the chances are they will profess support. But when these individuals go to make a purchase they generally choose the cheaper product – even if it is less environmentally sustainable that more expensive options.

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.

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Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

Transportfolio

In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success. This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before.

The Last Mile Retail Study, 2018

EFT

Teaser / Précis: Eft surveyed 129 supply chain executives from retailers, manufacturers and brands alongside 194 executives from leading global logistics providers. The audience surveyed covered both North American and European markets.

Thoughts from RetailWire on The State of Retailer and Vendor Supply Chain Relationships 2018 Report

Supply Chain Digest

Many Views from RetailWire Readers on Role of Chargebacks

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Leveraging Prescriptive Analytics to Drive Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas

River Logic

Over the last year, here at River Logic we have had the opportunity to make some pretty major waves in the Energy Industry — more specifically in the world Oil & Gas. Our internal knowledge of the space and the breadth of our solution delivery have both grown drastically. This is largely due to our relationship with our Energy partners, mentioned below.

Parcel TMS Analytics: There’s Gold in the Data

Cerasis

E-commerce is driving the demand for last-mile delivery, causing parcel shipping costs to increase at twice the rate of inflation. This effect is magnified as the expectation for low or free shipping and expanded delivery services is further established by Amazon. Since this trend isn’t likely to change anytime soon, shippers who can contain the cost of shipping by maximizing efficiency and optimization throughout their shipping network will be on firm ground heading into the future.

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Trending Transportation Updates: April 2018

PLS Logistics

Truck Driver Shortage Spurs Rising Prices. A rise in prices is the result of this blunt reality: there aren’t enough truck drivers delivering goods to stores. The shortage of truck drivers is not only raising freight costs, but retail costs as well. This is nothing new, as the driver shortage has been going on for years due to baby boomers retiring and very few millennial's wanting to be away from home weeks at a time on transport.

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Freight Brokers Boost Revenue 63%, on 21% More Loads

DAT Solutions

Freight brokers moved 21% more loads in March, compared to the same month last year, setting a two-year record for load volume, according to the latest Broker Benchmark Report published by DAT.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Businesses Are Buying More Wind, Solar Power Than Ever Before

Material Handling & Logistics

Of the 3.3 gigawatts of clean-power deals signed this year, 76% involve U.S. power projects. Companies are buying renewable power at a record pace. AT&T Inc. and Walmart Inc. are among 36 businesses, government agencies and universities that have agreed to buy 3.3

Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

DAT Solutions

Van rates spiked in early April, but the national average was in a steady decline for the rest of the month. For the month, the average van load paid $2.16/mile, which was still 2¢ higher than the March average. Rates fell on a majority of the top 100 van lanes, too.

Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera

Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada. VANCOUVER, B.C.,

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

DAT Solutions

While the van markets might be showing signs of heating up, flatbed has been hot all winter long, and getting hotter. The national average flatbed rate for April was $2.65/mile, the highest it's ever been in DAT Trendlines. And there are no signs of a slowdown.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Buyer’s Guide for Sales & Operations Planning Software

Supply Chain 24/7

How the right enabling technology helps you improve margins and get more "Aha" moments during S&OP meetings

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