Wed.Mar 07, 2018

Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

The Network Effect

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What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?


by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain.

The Best Time to be Proactive is… Now


Natural disaster. Factory stoppage. Labor dispute. Political upheaval. The list of potential supply chain disruptions is quite long. When your carefully planned supply chain runs into trouble it can cause a ripple effect across your company, partners and customers. The difference between success and struggle comes down to proper planning through scenario analysis to mitigate the risk. Unfortunately for many organizations, the systems and processes are not in place to accomplish this.

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Will Micro-Segmentation Be the Key to Future Success?


Most companies have volumes of data about the general buying categories of its customers. You likely have buyer personas for your customers, allowing you to tailor a more personal approach for each of them.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Why I joined AIMMS


For three decades now I have been helping my clients with their Supply Chain questions… I have seen a lot of change along my journey.

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Slavery and Supply Chain Transparency

Enterra Insights

“There’s no doubt that what you can’t see can hurt you,” writes Nick Ismail ( @ishers123 ). “But in today’s connected, digital economy, visibility and transparency have never been easier to obtain — even across complex, global supply chains.”[1] ”[1] That assertion might be true; but, according to Nithin Coca ( @excinit ), “Things have improved, but not enough.”[2]

Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Transform Your Business


Sustain 2018 takes place exactly 20 months and 20 days before 2020. It will gather the community of sustainability and procurement professionals who see the urgency and share the vision that “ Now Is the Time” to take action and seize the advantages of a sustainable supply chain.

Suppliers to Large US Retailers Put on Notice by China

Material Handling & Logistics

Companies such as Walmart, Nike, Apple and GE are at risk given the proposed trade tariffs as China is often the top supplier. Some of China’s biggest manufacturers that supply U.S. multinationals from Walmart Inc. to Nike Inc.

Brexit opportunities on the agenda at Multimodal 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Brexit opportunities and challenges, developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for air freight shippers, and optimising performance in the maritime supply chain are three of the topics that will be debated at Multimodal 2018

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Bit by Bit, Whole Foods Gets an Amazon Touch

Supply Chain Brain

It has been six months since Amazon took over Whole Foods, a $13.4bn deal that made the internet retailer a major player in the world of brick-and-mortar retailing. For the most part, the 470 stores are still the same upscale, expensive healthy food emporiums that they have always been. Amazon has grander ambitions as well.

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Automated Versus Manual: Logistics Equipment Solutions


Automation is becoming an enormous part of a host of different industries, from automotive and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and everything in between. This isn’t a bad thing — automation helps to increase production, reduce labor costs, and create products that are consistently of high quality. With the advent of efficient automation, does it still make sense to keep manual equipment on hand? Here’s a look at how the two logistics equipment solutions compare.

Honeywell connected supply chain software helps prevent counterfeit automotive parts from entering supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Honeywell has announced that its cloud-based, track-and-trace solution is being used by German automotive products companies to detect counterfeit products globally

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on There are Now Many Types of DC Robots, as DHL Illustrates Several Different Categories

Supply Chain Digest

Lots of Distribution Robots will be on Exhibit Floor at MODEX Show in Early April

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.

Kuehne + Nagel’s new digital collaborative platform drives efficiency gains for international supply chain customers

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In the course of the upcoming Trans Pacific Maritime Annual Conference, Kuehne + Nagel has launched KN ESP

Ending Slavery in Supply Chains, Part 1: The Work of Humanity United

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Human trafficking and slavery in global supply chains would appear to be an intractable problem. But progress toward their elimination is being made. Read More

Barcoding, Inc. to exhibit and host three seminars at MODEX 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Barcoding, Inc., the supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, will exhibit the company's innovative solutions and host three educational seminars at MODEX 2018, held April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta

Labeling and Artwork Management Converge as One


For years labeling and packaging artwork have been separate, often siloed processes. But as the functions have become increasingly complex with more stakeholders and stricter requirements, we’re seeing some crossover in execution. Labels and packaging not only share similar images, branding and text, but similar challenges.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

Pandora partners with Quintiq for implementation of a production planning solution

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and provider of supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) solutions, has announced that its software will be used to support Pandora's capacity expansion program

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

DAT Solutions

We had a turnaround in van trends last week, reversing course from the declines we’ve been seeing since mid-January. Volumes and rates rose nearly across the board.

Tuna Salad and Lotus 1-2-3

Supply Chain Nation

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, JDA CEO Girish Rishi writes about a remarkable woman who gave him a life-changing opportunity as a young college student. I don’t remember ever facing prejudice. I have lived in three continents, traveled to 40 countries, spent time in rural places and in urban settings, worked in small and large companies. I only remember meeting people; kind people who have given me an assist, a crutch, advice, opportunity and loads of critical feedback.

Reefer Markets Could Be in for a Wild March

DAT Solutions

Reefer demand and rates declined steadily throughout February, which is a pretty typical spot market trend. The declines in reefer rates were steeper than the similar declines in van rates, but reefer prices were also extremely elevated heading into the month.

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.

Sage Clarity enters into a new strategic partnership with InfinityQS

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Sage Clarity, the Next Generation Manufacturing Enterprise solutions provider, has entered into a new strategic partnership with Global Manufacturing and Quality Intelligence Solution vendor InfinityQS

AUDIO: For Truckers, Spring is in the Air

DAT Solutions

If you're on the East Coast, you may be seeing snowdrifts through the windshield, but spring is on the way. Freight volume is trending up, and rates can't be far behind. I talked about this week's hot markets and lanes with Terry Scruton of Landline Now. Download the audio. Freight Rates

Cyber security, big data analytics and enterprise cloud among top digital technologies for retail and CPG firms

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

An Infosys research report titled, Digital Outlook for the Retail and CPG Industry, highlights how digital technologies deployed at organisations are improving existing operations, solving new problems, and creating new opportunities

Maxoptra Quartix integration keeps transport operations on track

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Maxoptra has integrated its multi-drop, cloud-based vehicle routing and scheduling software with Quartix real-time vehicle tracking

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.