Thu.Jan 17, 2019

Report of Current CEO Sentiment Levels Turning Cautious Has Implications for Supply Chain Management Transformation Initiatives

Supply Chain Matters

A widely followed measure of CEO confidence levels turned somewhat concerning in Q4. The implications for ongoing or planned supply chain management transformation initiatives is one for being very definitive in goal-setting and timing.

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Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers

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. This post from project44’s blog shares insights from Joe Delussey, Target’s Director of Logistics, on how transportation operations can build loyal and happy customers.

Parcel Post & Last Mile Logistics: E-commerce Series (Part 4)

C3 Solutions

The companies that provide last-mile delivery services to the e-commerce world are masters of supply chain efficiency – most of the time.

Watch this Video on What’s Really Disrupting Retail

JDA software

What’s putting Retail’s move to emerging technologies in motion and shaking up store operations? In this video blog, JoAnn Martin , JDA’s senior strategy leader for Retail breaks it all down for us.

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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.

How Technology Can Help Manage Supply Chain Disruptions


How does your organization manage supply chain disruptions? Supply chain disruption is at its highest rate in three years , and while it's not always possible to predict every interruption in procurement, it is possible to plan ahead for them.

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Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] ”[1] Those arguments still hold.

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2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights


2018’s Peak Season shattered spending records for retailers. According to Adobe, consumers spent $125.91 […]. The post 2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience delivery Retail Supply Chain

Introducing License Plating to Accelerate Warehouse Inventory Management


As inventory volumes increase, warehouses still using traditional manual-entry processes are at risk of becoming overwhelmed. Too many warehouses continue to use outdated inventory management processes for handling large quantities of material.

Are Sunny Skies Ahead For Your Business? Here’s How to Forecast for Peak Season


The peak season is what makes or breaks many businesses, with many relying on big business during certain months to carry them through the rest of the year. A distributor of winter sports equipment, for example, would make most of its sales in the lead up to and during winter, but if it can’t meet this demand through inefficient inventory management it simply won’t make enough money to easily cover year-round fixed costs.

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.

What’s Driving the Need for Cloud ERP


Three key trends in manufacturing are making the agility and flexibility of cloud-based ERP increasingly necessary. Cloud ERP industry 4.0 personalized manufacturing Personalization Reshoring Mobile Manufacturing ERP Enterprise Resource Planning manufacturers Manufacturing Supply Chain

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 17, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

US DC Space Gets Still Tighter, China Trade Surplus with US again Sets New Record, Nikola Seeing Big Interest in Fuel Cell Trucks, US Truckload Rate Increases Not Slowing Down

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Gov’t Shutdown May Drive Consumers to More Transparent, Trustworthy Food Brands

Supply Chain @ MIT

One of the casualties of the longest federal government shutdown in US history is consumer trust, and especially trust in government to safeguard the nation’s food supplies. In such a climate, a company’s reputation as a custodian of food safety becomes even more important. As does the need for a key component of a food […]. Featured Security Strategy Federal government shutdown food safety MIT Sustainable Supply Chains Reputational risk Safeguarding food supply chains

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Beyond Multi-Carrier Shipping Software, a Move to the Cloud


Shipping is all about movement. Moving product off of shelves. Moving items out of warehouses and distribution centers. Moving parcels to homes and businesses.

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.

One Network: IDC MarketScape Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network Assessment

Supply Chain 24/7

In this research paper, “IDC MarketScape: how Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network 2018 Vendor Assessment,” describes the companies that will be “driving productivity gains of 2 Percent” and how the supply chain technology landscape is rapidly changing

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on How will Autonomous Trucks Evolve

Supply Chain Digest

After Daimler Ditches Platooning, McKinsey Said it Is Key Now to Reaching Full Autonomous Vehicles Later

Haulage companies responsible for security filings in case of no deal Brexit


Jos Nuijten is Vice President, Network Integration Strategy at Descartes

How IoT Tech Is Improving The Modern Supply Chain

Gravity Supply Chain

With each passing year, we see an ever-expanding range of devices that connect to the internet. While on-demand apps make services more accessible to consumers, connected devices can bring convenience to a user’s fingertips, no matter where they are… The post How IoT Tech Is Improving The Modern Supply Chain appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Guest Blog Growth & Competitiveness Supply Chain Visibility Technology & Cloud

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.

3 Ways to digitally transform your health & beauty eCommerce business


With the rise of digital-born, single-brand beauty and cosmetics companies, it’s becoming clear that the traditional way of doing business is beginning to face serious disruption.

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Extra capacity takes a bite out of prices

DAT Solutions

A lot of us in the trucking industry had to do something last week that we haven't had to do in a while — work a full, five-day week.

FedEx Getting into the Bulky Game

Intelligent Audit

One of the greatest beneficiaries of a booming economy has been the transportation industry. In particular, the impacts of eCommerce, higher consumer confidence, and a stronger job market have helped transportation companies rake in record profits.

What are Net 30 Payment Terms?


Introduction. As a wholesaler and distributor, you’ll commonly use and come across Net 30 payment terms. Despite the technological sound of it, this merely states a form of trade credit.

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.

How Kuebix Helped H.C. Starck Save Money & Become a More Efficient Operation


Starck is a fabricator of refractory metals servicing the electronics and chemical processing industries. As a company, H.C. Starck has been around for about 125 years and felt that they knew how to efficiently manage their transportation operations without any help. 10 years ago, however, they decided to check out how Kuebix could save […]. The post How Kuebix Helped H.C. Starck Save Money & Become a More Efficient Operation appeared first on Kuebix.

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. We have learned a few tricks for getting the best deal over the past 20 years in business. Read our insider tips to get the best rate for your shipment. Or, skip the post and get an easy quote today using our freight quote tool. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. Get a quote within seconds to see for yourself.

Trip Report on NRF Big Show 2019 in New York City

Supply Chain Digest

Most Interesting New Solutions from the National Retail Federation Annual Show and Conference