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.

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Struggling with Process Ownership? Perhaps it’s a Failure to Communicate! Article created for Supply Chain Game Changer by David Madden at [link]. . Things can always be faster when you work in a warehouse or distribution center.

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.

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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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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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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The Clear-sighted Route to Digital Transformation

HICX Solutions

The Clear-sighted Route to Digital Transformation. There is no shortcut to effective digitisation. It takes thought, careful investment, time and resources.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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

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Aborn and Co.

Supply Chain Technology Benchmark 2019

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pogo Pins: Future Market and Technology Development Trends

Insights Solutions Global

Nowadays, electronic products are becoming thinner and lighter, and they are also driving the development of connectors with smaller size, lower height, narrower pitch, more functions and longer life. The post Pogo Pins: Future Market and Technology Development Trends appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Pogo pin

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.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.