Wed.Jun 19, 2019

How Social Media Benefits Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! Article written for, and permission to publish here provided by, Katie Russell at If your supply chain company isn’t active on social media, know that your competitors are.

The 4 core elements of supply chain management


Your supply chain efficiency and effectiveness make a massive impact on the overall success of any business. To boost your business productivity and profitability further, you need to improve and optimise your supply chain.

E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Problems

Clear Spider

In 2018, consumers worldwide purchased $2.86 trillion online. As e-commerce grows, it continues to create opportunities across a wide range of businesses, such as retailers, manufacturers, and distributors.

MercuryGate 2.0: Takeaways from Velocity 2019 Conference

Talking Logistics

I was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 1.0 and I was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 2.0.

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.

From Advanced Analytics Laggard to Leader


Logility in collaboration with Peerless Research released the report, The Keys to Creating and Leveraging Actionable Information , which highlighted feedback from executives on the opportunities, challenges and use of advanced analytics across their supply chain.

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Why I.T. Systems Are Key for Global Supply Chain Evolution

Supply Chain Brain

The source of many issues in supply chain and logistics management often can be traced to underperforming, overburdened I.T. systems

Amazon’s Relationships with Carriers are Starting to Fray

Intelligent Audit

There has been no greater disruptor of the way business is done than Amazon, possibly ever. From their humble roots as an online bookseller to being one of the few tech companies to survive the dot com bust to their position today as a monolith of the eCommerce world, Amazon always seems to be just a few steps ahead of everyone. With their immense size and influence, Amazon can and often does upend entire markets – and one market that has been in their sites for some time is shipping.

E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment

Veridian Solutions

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant , shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment. When upgrading or building new spaces, the primary areas of focus are often broken into broad categories, such as labor, consumers, and location. However, detail-oriented areas of focus can provide a better rubric for e-commerce and warehousing success. Total Square Feet in All E-Commerce and Warehousing Spaces.

Uncertainty in Supply Chain is Blocking International Expansion

Material Handling & Logistics

Political uncertainty is holding back 55% of US business decision makers from expanding into new markets

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How do you create a more productive dashboard with your planning system?


What’s the difference between creating a dashboard you want and the one you need? Focus and productivity. Here are few planning system dashboard tips to help increase productivity. How do you create a more productive dashboard with your planning system?

Want to Reduce Freight Costs? Use a TMS… & Here’s Why


Implementation of a TMS is the most effective and productive way to reduce freight spend across the board. Shippers are under increasing pressure to release the burden on carriers and avoid all errors. In addition, customer expectations are growing faster than ever before, thanks to the surge in e-commerce. For shippers to remain competitive, More. The post Want to Reduce Freight Costs? Use a TMS… & Here’s Why appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Strategy in a risky world, Brexit buffering, retaining talent, AI advances & Mars landings

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The revered Richmond Supply Chain Forum returns to Sopwell House this October, uniting an exceptional line up of top-of-their-game speakers, delegates and suppliers to examine what Supply Chain means now and how businesses can intuitively future-proof for success

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 16th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of June 16 th , 2019. According to the National Retail Federation , some of the top gifts given during Father’s Day include clothing and gift cards.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

cargo-partner introduces new container tracking service

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The new and advanced container tracking feature offers customers full transparency over their FCL shipments. The state-of-the-art technology provides users with end-to-end data via the supply chain management platform SPOT

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The Managed Transportation Services Outlook

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently wrapped up my Managed Transportation Services market study which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2023, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, and customer size.

Transplace partners with Riskpulse to enhance supply chain predictability


Transportation management services and logistics technology provider Transplace is partnering with Riskpulse to enhance real-time, predictive risk analytics capabilities. The partnership will enable Transplace to further integrate machine learning and predictive analytics into its logistics management solutions in the hope of bringing greater predictability and optimization to the supply chain.

Optimize Time to Market by Including NPD in Your Digital Transformation Program


What could the results be when companies commit to radically improving their new product development processes? Labeling Artwork Management

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 16th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of June 16 th , 2019. According to the National Retail Federation , some of the top gifts given during Father’s Day include clothing and gift cards. But no matter what you gave your dad this past weekend, our gift to you is the TIP List—this week featuring articles about the future of the 3PL industry and how disruptive technology is helping shippers and carriers improve collaboration. Read on for the full list!

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Chinese Dominance of Many US Import Categories

Supply Chain Digest

Apple Said to be Looking for Alternatives to China, but Options Do not Include the US

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Axway shares digital innovation in Brazil


Axway LATAM had a busy month in May, sharing digital innovation in Brazil with two successful events. The first was the API Techlab, an event where clients and new prospects got the chance to test out Axway solutions and discover … Events

Supply Chain News on Kroger Breaks Ground on New Highly Automated DC with Partner Ocado

Supply Chain Digest

First of 20 Planned Robotic Facilities Starts Construction North of Cincinnati, will Go Live in 2021

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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.

Georgia’s Life Sciences Industry to Benefit from Agreement Between Atlanta and Amsterdam Airports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This week’s Freightwaves article looks at the recent agreement between Atlanta’s airport and Schiphol, Amsterdam’s airport. Based on data from USA Trade Online, the state of Georgia’s life science industry could be big winners.

Government Procurement Guide for Schools


Schools are often working within strict budgets, as well as guidelines and standards that they need to meet. Consequently, the government procurement process can be complex and will often need to be streamlined to cut costs. Here are a few things to consider. Starting Government Procurement: RFPs.

Amplifying Human Cognition in the Digital Enterprise

Enterra Insights

With so many pundits insisting organizations must transform into digital enterprises to survive, a person could easily conclude the workplace is becoming dehumanized. There is, however, an argument to be made that cognitive computing systems help ensure digital enterprises are more rather than less humanized. Nigel Willson ( @nigewillson ), a Global Strategist with Microsoft UK, insists the traditional foundations of business (i.e.,

Your Questions Answered: CTPAT New Minimum Security Criteria

Amber Road

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) new CTPAT minimum security criteria are here, and the changes to the program bring CTPAT into alignment with fundamental AEO requirements.

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.