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

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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.

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.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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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Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

Veridian Solutions

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

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.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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.

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.

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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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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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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

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

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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?

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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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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.