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?


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.

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9 WMS Features for an Efficient 3PL Service


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.

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Is The Freight Routing Guide Obsolete?


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

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Stop Missing Out on the Referral Economy


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

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Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch Out For


What are the current supply chain technology trends? As we enter the last half of 2019 (and cast our eyes on 2020), there are a number of developments that need to be watched.

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


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.

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


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.

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?

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

9 Steps to Create a Final Mile Program from Scratch


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

[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.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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

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 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

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

The Domestic View from Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services for Logistics Trends & Insights : While FedEx is primarily blaming poor international growth and global trade friction for their lousy Q1 earnings report, it’s the domestic performance that’s most disappointing for me, especially with a strong economy here at home.

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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 Relocating your factory?

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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

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!