Tue.Jul 28, 2020

The Internet of Things and the Retail Industry

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Learn more about it now! 15 Min Read. Download for later.

Reverse Logistics Companies: Using Metrics to Track Performance


The returns supply chain remains difficult to manage. In the age of e-commerce, that complexity only continues to grow. According to Jeff Ladner via Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the maintenance, repair, and operations materials costs comprise up to 15% of total operating costs.

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Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey


The year 2020 has thrown us all for a loop, and the resulting drastic shifts in demand are motivating companies to accelerate the digital supply chain transformations that for some may have been languishing in early stages.

Lean without Limits!

DELMIA Quintiq

There are many paths to achieving organization goals. Whether goals are revenue or sustainability, a major contributing ability is operational efficiency; the ability to make continuous improvements towards Lean processes.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Editor’s Pick: Preparing for Future Disruptions – Using Technology to Strengthen Your Export Compliance Program

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

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Everlane revealed: Transparency is a journey that’s as much about inside as out


Exposed this week in the New York Times for transparency ambitions that don’t match up with company reality, Everlane are becoming an example of what happens when you don’t follow a robust roadmap for transparency, but treat it as a stand-alone marketing strategy.

Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains


Food and beverage companies produce and distribute essential products every day. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in food shoppers buying supplies for a longer period of time (ex.

The top 3PL companies in Minnesota


What is 3PL ? Third-party logistics companies simplify the supply chain system for suppliers and sellers. With a 3PL firm handling tasks such as transportation, storage and transportation, eCommerce sellers can concentrate on sales, marketing and customer experience. 3plcompanies

The rise of Automation and Robotics in long-term practices

Prophetic Technology

Current-disruptive events are transforming the global environment; we are facing mass unemployment and economic crisis. Now are the times to see machines taking over our Supply Chain (SC) processes and workforce, through the use of new automation tools that assure efficient-speed responses.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

The top 7 3PL companies in New Jersey


Third-party logistics or 3PL companies allow eCommerce businesses to outsource logistics services such as warehouse management, delivery and order fulfillment. This frees up your time to focus on growing your business.

The Coming Age of Cognitive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Over the past several decades, the world has become increasingly digital. Digitalization not only increases the amount of data being generated it increases the speed at which business is done. As Deloitte analysts note, “The new normal in consumer interactions is speed with agility.”[1] ”[1] In fact, speed and agility apply to all aspects of business operations, not just interactions with consumers. Supply chain operations are no exception.

Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey

In the Supply Chain

By Bobby Miller (pictured). Senior Director of Customer Success, ToolsGroup. The post Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Flooding in China disrupts medical, PPE suppliers. Shippers should expect delays


supply chain risk management SCRM Best Practices supply chain resilience supply chain risk Supply Chain Impact business continuity coronavirus update supply chain delays

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Why IoT and Quality Will Be Critical to Medical Device Development

Arena Solutions

Around the world, medical professionals risked their health to provide care for COVID-19 patients. Social distancing became a key measure to keep healthcare workers and their patients safe. Telehealth and remote care increased and became a more accepted practice.

Supply Chain Strategy: Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

Freight Center

From weather-related disasters to cyber-attacks to pandemics, there are many types of disruptions and challenges your business could face at any moment.

The Flexibility Test

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Adam Gray, JBF Consulting – as provided for the July 2020 Freight Market Index report. Almost every day it seems our plans are changing.

RFQ Meaning: Understanding a Request for Quote Procedure


The procurement process is all about creating reliable, resilient, and sturdy supply chains, while improving time, efficiency, and savings.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Objectives of Procurement Management

EC Sourcing Group

Objectives of Procurement Management. The objectives of procurement management can range from the most general, such as “buying goods and services,” to the more complex, such as “supporting organizational goals within the team.”

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer.

Supply Chain Optimization Challenges in times of Disruption


When was the last time you went to your neighborhood Home Depot? The pandemic has indeed changed everything about how we go about life and work. As the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, Home Depot is an excellent example of a business powered by an evolving global supply chain.

Grocers Cut Bottlers Out Of The Milk Supply Chain

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Even seemingly entrenched supply chains for consumer staples can’t withstand market forces. Moves by big grocers into the milk bottling business are threatening some of the biggest operators in the $40 billion U.S.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Effectively Manage Foodservice Supply Chains During Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With foodservice providers shuttered, it’s been an uncertain year for many. Even as doors start to reopen, it’s still unclear what the future holds for the restaurant industry.

Rethinking Your Digital Transformation Strategy


The term digital transformation has been a thoroughly discussed topic in recent years, but it actually originates in the 1990s when organizations first began computerizing their processes and activities.

How Demand for Electric Vehicles Will Impact the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Global demand for electric vehicles is accelerating as consumers become more eco-conscious and countries set new targets for cutting carbon emissions

Four signals that your supply chain is ready for new technology

BluJay Solutions

Emerce details how supply chain applications have been further developed and digitized over the past decade. That was and still is, necessary to remain future proof. . According to Ron Verhagen, VP Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions, just ‘updating’ older systems will not be enough to actually be able to function as a fully digital organization in 2020. Read the full story in Dutch here.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.