Wed.Oct 16, 2019

5 Elements of a Successful Supply Chain Provenance Strategy

Oracle SCM

By Daniel Stanton and Mark Manning. Advances in digital commerce and international logistics have transformed our supply chains.

Retail Apocalypse, Mall Apocalypse, or No Apocalypse?

Enterra Insights

Anyone following the news knows the past few years have been difficult for bricks-and-mortar retailers. Aisha Al-Muslim ( @AishaAlMuslim ) reports, “The pace of retail bankruptcies and store closures in the U.S. has accelerated so far this year compared with 2018, due in part to last year’s lackluster holiday shopping season, a new report finds.

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5 cycle counting best practices that can make or break your inventory


As a warehouse manager, using the functions of your WMS to support your yearly stock take with cycle counting is critical. Using cycle counting and implementing the industry’s best practices will ensure a more accurate, streamlined stock take. Warehouse Best Practice

The State of the Tactical Freight Market and What You Need to Know About It


The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year. The strong demand for more freight continues to grow, and consumers have divine expectations for the performance of supply chains.

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.

US-China Trade Conference: Timely and Relevant

Logistics Viewpoints

The US-China Trade Conference discussed implications of tariff increases, China production advantages, established supply chain capabilities, ASEAN alternatives, and strategies for mitigating any negative impacts from recent 301 tariff increases.

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5 Trends in Email Marketing for Supply Chain and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability or Just One Big Marketing Stunt? Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Ellie Coverdale.

New Product Forecasting

Vanguard Software

Three ways to model new product releases for better forecasting, planning and performance. Supply Chain Demand Planning Sales & Operations Planning

5 Ways to Develop an Enterprise Mindset

Supply Chain Nation

This Wednesdays for Women blog is a guest blog from Claire Williams, talent development leader and executive coach at The People Side , a global leadership development and executive coaching practice based in Minneapolis, Minn.

IOT and Digital Enterprise Move Over – the next wave: Community Intelligence


Community Intelligence synchronizes the use of technologies in a manner that is focused on closing gaps in critical decision-making processes in the ongoing journey of more intelligent supply chains to improve organizational performance.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Rail Optimization: The Imperative for Change

Maine Pointe

Adjuno speaks on How Technology Can Solve Packaging Compliance, Sustainability and Ethical Trade Challenges


At our recent ASCI Lunchtime Webinar, over 50% of members said they haven’t commenced their plans towards Australia’s 2025 Sustainable Packaging Targets set out by Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).

Why Robust WMS Functions Maximize Parcel Fulfillment During Peak Season

Veridian Solutions

Experts believe the 2019 peak shopping season will fall short of 2018. However, changing customer behaviors, including the increased demand for more e-commerce deliveries thanks to Amazon’s rollout of free, next-day shipping for Amazon Prime members, could push the industry further than the last year. Meanwhile, most e-commerce packages are sent via parcel, and a traditional WMS cannot successfully manage a parcel-exclusive strategy.

The Current State of Digital Readiness: Mastering the Supply Chain Data Challenge, 29th October 2019


According to Gartner research, “Organizations believe poor data quality to be responsible for an average of $15 million per year in losses.” ” What is the impact for you?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Photographic Evidence of Amazon Trucking

Supply Chain Digest

Report Amazon Ordering Its Own Branded Tractors Supported by Amateur Photo

What is an automated storage and retrieval system?

6 River Systems

Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are computer- and robot-aided systems that can retrieve items or store them in specific locations. The system is usually comprised of predefined locations where machines can follow established routes to get items.

Uberization & the Shifting Shipper/Carrier Relationship: A conversation with Bill Driegert


The post Uberization & the Shifting Shipper/Carrier Relationship: A conversation with Bill Driegert appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium digital freight matching FMIC Freight Market intelligence freightvine freightvine podcast uber freight uber of freight uberization

Probabilistic Forecasting for Intermittent Demand

The Smart Software

The New Forecasting Technology derives from Probabilistic Forecasting, a statistical method that accurately forecasts both average product demand per period and customer service level inventory requirements. The post Probabilistic Forecasting for Intermittent Demand appeared first on Smart Software.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

2019 Tax Deduction | Section 179


Save money with Section 179. Today we’re reviewing tax codes – wait don’t go ! While some tax topics can be complicated, there’s one that is pretty straight-forward and it can generate BIG savings for your business. The tax code in question? It’s Section 179.

Ask a Supply Chain Expert; Interview by Foodboro

Logichain Solutions

I had the opportunity to be featured on the "ask the expert" blog of Foodboro and did a deep dive into outsourcing of operations, sustainability and supply chain as a service questions. Read the full interview here

FedEx Freight Direct Expands Across the United States

Intelligent Audit

Back in January, we covered the launch of a pilot program by FedEx that was focused on shipping and delivery of large, “bulky” items that would be not only shipped directly to the customer but brought through the door.

SMEs must open up to the automation revolution or be left behind, say EACS

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

It has been a common trend that uptake in new technologies is slower amongst SMEs than that of major multinational companies, who have significantly more scale and resources

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.

US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop in Sign Consumer Shaky

Material Handling & Logistics

The surprise drop may indicate cracks are forming in the consumer spending that’s propped up economic growth in recent months

Retailers and customers don’t see eye to eye on returns or in-store experiences

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Retailers are not meeting customer expectations, and in many cases are missing on the fundamentals, according to a new 15,800 respondent global consumer study by Oracle Retail

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How to Perfect the Elevator Pitch

PLS Logistics

An elevator pitch is an essential part of any professional’s portfolio. Preparing an effective elevator pitch to keep in your back pocket can be very beneficial to your career development. What is an elevator pitch? An elevator pitch is a short persuasive introduction about yourself.

Why IoT Pilots Fail — And What to Do About It

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

The Internet of Things isn’t living up to its hype

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.