Wed.Sep 18, 2019

Responding to Trade War Worries: A Six Sigma Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

The hidden risk of a protracted trade war goes beyond the most obvious downside of losing valued trading partners, disrupting the supply chain and increasing costs

Supply chains and Brexit - To stockpile or not to stockpile?

Cranfield

The initial flurry of advice from Government to businesses suggested stockpiling after Brexit would be a ‘good thing’. Now there’s an edgy silence - suggesting there’s even doubts over how pro-active supply chains ought to be.

9 WMS Features for an Efficient 3PL Service

SCJunction

As a 3PL, your main objective is to efficiently and professionally deliver on your clients’ promises. This means that you require a system that gives you flexibility, accuracy, and productivity in your supply chain operations.

3PL 52

Is The Freight Routing Guide Obsolete?

Convey

Routing guides present a significant operational challenge for dropship vendors who manage dozens if […]. The post Is The Freight Routing Guide Obsolete? appeared first on Convey. Compliance Retail Supply Chain

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.

Stop Missing Out on the Referral Economy

TradeGecko

The small business referral economy provides growth opportunities for companies with little cost but big potential gains. Small Business Growth Hacks

More Trending

Brand is the Lifetime Value of Your Customer [With Taylor Holiday]

ShipBob

This is part two in our interview series on the secrets to finding DTC brand success. Read part one here. Taylor Holiday, Managing Partner of Common Thread Collective.

KPI 70

The Factory Relocation Guide! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Overcoming Trade War Myopia with Supply Chain Leadership! Article and infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Kevin Brown at straightnorth.com. Relocating your factory?

Cargo 69

The Biggest Supply Chain Challenge Facing the Food & Beverage Industry

Kuebix

Rising Customer Expectations Present Biggest Challenge for the Food & Beverage Industry Changing consumer shopping habits and rising customer expectations are putting added pressure on the food and beverage industry. Shoppers are becoming used to having dozens of choices at their fingertips. Whether this is a choice between multiple flavors and varieties where there might […]. The post The Biggest Supply Chain Challenge Facing the Food & Beverage Industry appeared first on Kuebix.

Here’s What the Future Will Look Like Once the Industry Embraces Public Blockchain

Shipchain

You may have noticed a few prominent private blockchains popping up here and there. The problem with these private blockchains is, at their core, they are not truly decentralized. By joining a private chain, you do not get all of the benefits that blockchain promises.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

American Global Logistics

Technology is driving tremendous change for supply chains across the spectrum. From gaining visibility into purchase orders to connecting end-to-end processes, shippers have a growing number of tools at their disposal to optimize operations. But are they making the most of them?

9 Steps to Create a Final Mile Program from Scratch

Cerasis

New technologies and services continue to reshape the landscape of logistics, and as explained by Retail Dive, such services range from disruptors within the industry to a renewed focus on developing a successful final mile program.

On-demand warehousing 101: Digital transformation and the end-to-end supply chain

FLEXE

The supply chain industry is getting a makeover

Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Technology: Redefining the Supply Chain

Clear Spider

The rise of new technologies is quickly evolving and changing the way businesses work every day! Companies adapt to these advances and find new ways to make their processes quicker, manageable and more efficient. As a result, technology is redefining the supply chain as we know it.

ASCM & Deloitte Roll-Out Next Generation Digital Capabilities Model for Supply Networks

Supply Chain 24/7

Business consultancy Deloitte and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) have announced a new next-generation supply chain model geared towards providing logistics stakeholders with the tools needed to face various supply chain-related obstacles, such as market volatility, digital disruption, and shifting consumer expectations, among others

Transportation Management System: PLS PRO

PLS Logistics

Transportation is a key component in providing superior service levels and satisfying your customers. At PLS, we have more than 25 years of experience in servicing consumer packaged goods transportation needs. solutions

The Rise of the Digital Supply Network

Supply Chain 24/7

In this paper, we explore and analyze the next stage of growth for supply chains in an interconnected and open system digital supply network

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

How To Find a Job? 5 Best Ways To Get Hired

PLS Logistics

Hunting for a job can be very challenging for both new graduates and skilled professionals. In some situations, you need to get hired as quickly as possible, while other times you may have a few months available for an extensive job search.

How To 130

The SCALE Challenge Is Looking for Supply-Chain Disruptors

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

There’s $1 trillion worth of untapped federally funded intellectual property, just waiting to be put to work by supply-chain entrepreneurs

Warehousing and Taxation: The Wayfair Decision

Logistics Viewpoints

The US Supreme Court Wayfair tax decision is likely to have second-hand effects on warehouse investments. We will see more facilities opened in states with a sales tax, as the tax benefits of remaining out of state have diminished, while fulfillment responsiveness becomes increasingly more important in today's direct-to-consumer market. The post Warehousing and Taxation: The Wayfair Decision appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehousing

[Talking Logistics en Español] Taking the First Step in Automating Your Concrete Production

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: We recorded our first Talking Logistics episode in Spanish recently with Victor Garza, Sales Manager for Latin America at Command Alkon. The following is an excerpt from the transcribed conversation. You can read the full transcript at the Command Alkon website. Stay tuned for more episodes in Spanish coming up in the weeks. Read more [Talking Logistics en Español] Taking the First Step in Automating Your Concrete Production.

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.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

Report 101

Smart Cities and Climate Change, Part 1

Enterra Insights

Although there are people who deny human activity affects climate change, most scientists believe the facts demonstrate human activities do make a difference. Kate Marvel ( @DrKateMarvel ), a climate scientist at Columbia University, writes, “Some people say ‘the climate has changed before,’ as though that should be reassuring. It’s not.”[1]

UK businesses fear for Christmas supplies as Brexit disruption hits

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Fourteen percent of UK businesses believe it will be difficult to break even this Christmas as a result of currency instability and Brexit uncertainty, according to a survey of supply chain managers by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS

Harnessing Self-Worth

Supply Chain Nation

Lucy Ehlers is a senior customer executive at JDA and shares why making the leap to JDA was the biggest – and best – opportunity she has had in her career.

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.