Mon.Aug 19, 2019

Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

The continuing trade war between the United States and China is intensifying, leading to supply chains proceeding with caution. . Changes in the global supply chain? China’s recent announcement to halt the purchase of U.S.

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Force Majeure Isn’t Always the Excuse That Suppliers Think It Is

Supply Chain Brain

Force majeure clauses are intended to protect parties to a legal contract from losses caused by disruptive events beyond their control. But supply-chain partners might be surprised to learn what such language doesn’t cover



eProcurement must-haves! By Deepa Mordani. One of the procurement goals of an organization is to find a system that offers real-time data and is cost-effective. Orison Swett Marden says, “A good system shortens the road to the goal”. A good system could mean various things to various people. There are two types of companies as we see them. One is the kind that uses traditional methods of procurement and seems satisfied with it.

How will the Looming Recession Impact Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

On Thursday, yield curves inverted and the stock market tanked. An inverted yield curve signals a recession in 14 to 20 months. Companies need to prepare by developing more agile supply chains. Integrated business planning and supplier risk management are critical tools.

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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.

Big Ideas in Supply Chain | Keysight Technologies: Risk recovery after a natural disaster


by Sarah Harkins Imagine that three natural disasters hit your global supply chain within three years. For Keysight Technologies, this isn’t a hypothetical scenario.

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Top 3 Most Common Inventory Control Policies

The Smart Software

You Don’t Have Time to Neglect Worker Safety

Supply Chain Brain

Companies can’t afford not to put a premium on the safety of their workers in global supply chains

Are you building walls instead of bridges?

BluJay Solutions

Supply chains thrive off effective relationships, but achieving that is a challenge that all too often is imperfectly mastered. “Collaboration and working together ensure that a partnership is mutually beneficial,” says BluJay’s Director, Sales, Richard Tucker.

Why data intelligence is crucial to the business success of today’s fashion companies


Historically, the apparel industry’s success has always relied on a combination of design and physics. Data has never really been a part of that equation. But the rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has opened up a lot of new opportunities for fashion supply chains.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Warehouse Inventory Management (Doing it The Right Way)


Warehouse management seems easy in theory, but there are actually a lot of things you need to pay attention to in order to do it properly.

Talking to Myself about the Top 25 Supply Chains

Material Handling & Logistics

Sorting out what it actually means to be ranked as one of the top supply chains in the world

Penske Logistics opens 606,000 sq ft fresh distribution center in Michigan


Penske Logistics has opened a new 606,000-square-foot build-to-suit standard freezer/cooler distribution centre in Romulus, Michigan. Penske's new facility was opened to serve the food distribution needs of its customer, The Kroger Co. of Michigan, and will have more than 400 workers.

Supply chain optimization: 5 ways to navigate tariffs & the trade wars


Tariffs are creating a lot of uncertainty for businesses, and their customers. Here are five things you can do to offset impending tariff costs

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain Newsmakers Video Series on The Three Use Cases for Data Scientists in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digest

Dr.Michael Watson Sheds Light on What Data Scientists Do

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Van rates still waiting for a rebound

DAT Solutions

Van freight trends have been muted for nearly all of 2019 – we haven't seen many sharp spikes or large drops. Overall, it's been a steady decline, interrupted by higher rates in June and the first half of July. Rate Trend of the Week

Supply Chain News on Truckers Happy with Proposed Hours of Service Rules, Union, Safety Groups Not

Supply Chain Digest

Goal is for Greater Flexibility, FMCSA Says

Reefer markets still await late-summer harvests

DAT Solutions

Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far, that hasn't happened. The Midwest has made gains, but not enough to make up for markets where harvests have struggled due to weather. Rate Trend of the Week

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Data Scientists and Machine Learning

Enterra Insights

Most articles about artificial intelligence (AI) focus on the specific area of machine learning. Machine learning is one the most obvious ways to make sense of the oceans of data being created in today’s business world. John Rakowski ( @momskij ), Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management and analytics at AppDynamics, asserts, “A lack of understanding about machine learning is holding enterprises back from adopting this emerging technology.”[1]

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The Changing Business of Freight Brokerage: 3 Ways to Come Out on Top


Over the past 15 years, brokerages have largely adopted good foundational technologies like a Transport Management System (TMS), a tracking system, and a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system such as Salesforce.

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Why customer service is critical to SnapFulfil's success


In this 24/7 society where we expect deliveries the same day by the touch of a button, the pressure is on to minimise mistakes and maintain customer satisfaction.

6 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your Subscription Business


So, you’ve created a subscription offering with some really great products. Congratulations! Setting up subscriptions is no easy feat, but gaining traction and converting your existing and prospective customers over to subscriptions is the most challenging component yet.

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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.

When levees break: How retailers are preparing for a riskier natural world

American Global Logistics

Retail Dive –The march of fearsome weather events has caught the attention of retailers, who collectively have some 26,000 stores at risk to climate-based calamities.

Inventory Backorders And Their Impact On Inventory Control


Effective inventory control is a balancing act between reducing the costs of holding too much inventory stock with the need to maintain enough stock to meet customer demand. Stockouts in many cases lead to lost sales and customer dissatisfaction but what if there is a customer order that cannot be immediately filled but for which the customer is prepared to wait?

IMO 2020 Simplified

Aborn and Co.

What is the IMO 2020? How will it affect transportation and logistics? When can we expect to see the impact and much more are discussed. Learn everything you need to know about IMO 2020 mandate

RELEX Announces that The Vitamin Shoppe Has Chosen its Integrated Supply Chain Solutions

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. RELEX Solutions is pleased to announce that The Vitamin Shoppe , a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products, has partnered with the Company to ensure its customers can easily find the products they need to live their best lives — however they define it.

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.