Mon.Jul 16, 2018

No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Reid, the Chief Operating Officer at Embark Trucks, said that “Anyone employed as a driver today will be able to retire as a driver.” What makes that statement surprising is that Embark is a leading developer of autonomous trucks. One might think that the goal of an autonomous truck company is to render drivers superfluous. The post No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” It’s been an unfulfilled goal for many companies for many years, but while significant challenges still remain, advancements in technology are helping companies move closer to achieving this goal. Why has end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult to achieve?

What Supply Chain Risks are Threatening Your Company?

Enterra Insights

Common sense alone tells you automobile manufacturers face different risks than cosmetics manufacturers. So it comes as no surprise a joint report published by the Cranfield School of Management and Dun & Bradstreet concludes, “There are significant differences across sectors, requiring varying risk management practices across industries.”[1]

FMCG & Pharma: Top 10 Tips for a Tip Top Supply Chain

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Only a few months into the year and I am hearing the same old complaints about the economy and business being in general ill health.

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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.

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Live Webinar: How Lindt Delivers for Millions of Chocolate Lovers with Enterprise Labeling


Creating a fast, efficient supply chain is essential to compete in today’s market. All facets must run at peak efficiency, including labeling. Any delays or disruptions due to mislabeling can slow time to market, hurt customer confidence and negatively impact your bottom line.

How an Inefficient Supply Chain can kill an FMCG Business?


Managing supply chain is getting more complex and sophisticated in the global context. Supply chain is considered a prerequisite for the existence of FMCG businesses. Remaining a vulnerable supply chain is equivalent to an ever-present threat, as supply chain operations drive a company's success.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling & Logistics

Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers. Over the last decade, the expectation and focus on completing “perfect orders” has increased in the supply chain industry.

Thinking Beyond Home Delivery

Inbound Logistics

Consumer expectations are becoming increasingly demanding, and matching supply to demand is crucial for any successful supply chain

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.

Prime Day, Peak Shipping Seasons, and Beyond


With peak shipping seasons such as Amazon Prime Day, Cyber Monday, and others presenting a challenge for many online businesses, it’s critical to deploy the right technology to streamline processes and meet customer expectations.

Pork Processor Brings Home the Bacon

Inbound Logistics

Consolidating three independent operating companies into one at Smithfield Foods is triggering significant changes in the three organizations’ supply chains. Reducing complexity and improving visibility are not only making supply chain processes more efficient, they’re also saving money and helping the corporation achieve its sustainability goals

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Canadian Trucking Traffic

3PL Insights

For anyone who isn’t native to Detroit, it may be surprising to find out that our closest border crossing to Canada is actually south of the state’s lines. On this border lies the Ambassador Bridge, which is a large suspension bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting July 16, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Show Us Your Supply Chain Wit

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Global Blockchain Market for the Supply Chain Expected to Grow at 87% CAGR Until 2023


The global blockchain supply chain market is expected to grow from $45 million in 2018 to $3,314.6 million by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 87% during the forecast period, according to MarketsandMarkets. An increasing need for supply chain transparency and rising demand for enhanced security of supply chain transactions are major growth factors for the market.

Supply Chain News on Can You Really Make Any Money as an Amazon Delivery Entrepreneur

Supply Chain Digest

Low Start Up Costs are the Attraction, but Profit Margins May be Thing, GeekWire Finds

Industrial machinery: should I buy a new machine? [Quiz]

Exapro Hub

Your market is moving, so are your competitors. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s after years or just a few years, here comes the moment where you’re facing this choice: should I buy a new machine? Whatever if this one will be brand new or a used machine, you have to know if it’s the right moment or not. Your company is unique and you have specific needs, this is why Exapro recommend you not to skip important steps before taking this decision.

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Supply Chain Newsmakers Video Series on John Santagate of IDC on Mobile Robots in Distribution

Supply Chain Digest

His take on how adoption of mobile robots in distribution is going

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.