Wed.Sep 19, 2018

Three ways your supply chain manager can help improve speed-to-market

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By John Caltabiano, VP of Global Supply Chain, Jabil. Given a choice, would you launch your product late, or launch it over budget? Choosing to go to market late might present the greater risk to profitability, according to a report published by McKinsey & Company that claims, on average, going to market six months late but within budget can shave 33 percent off profits

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices


E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Unfortunately, e-commerce is incredibly complex.

Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

For too long, supply chain risk management has been mostly confined within supply chain circles. CEOs and government agencies were more than happy to let a few experts deal with supply chain challenges. Thanks to a rise in cyber attacks, supply chain risk management is receiving attention in all quarters.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

New Research Finds Customer Experience as Key Driver to Supply Chain Innovation

BluJay Solutions

BluJay and Adelante SCM team up on new research, revealing customer experience as key driver for modern supply chain logistics innovation.

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Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season


Holiday spending accounts for over $650 billion every year in the United States alone. Many businesses make the majority of their sales during the holiday season, which is a perfect time to get ahead of managing their supply chains.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process


There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform.

UltraShipTMS Named to 100 Great Supply Chain Partners List

Supply Chain Collaborator

SupplyChainBrain’s Annual List of Leading Supply Chain Providers Includes UltraShipTMS Again. Fair Lawn, NJ – September 19, 2018 – UltraShipTMS continues to be recognized by major supply chain and logistics industry media for being an innovative leader in the development and delivery of leading transportation logistics technologies.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process


There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform.

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.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


After making landfall last week, Hurricane Florence is crawling northeast along the U.S.'s s east coast. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 1 , the storm is disrupting everyday life and wreaking havoc on infrastructure. Last week we published this breakdown of what to expect from Florence, as well as a list of best practices to help businesses defend their operations from the elements. Here are the latest updates.

Blume Global introduces a new digital era of growth, innovation and value creation for the global supply chain ecosystem

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Rez-1, Inc. has announced a significant evolution in its vision to empower a real-time digital, collaborative, and growth-focused global supply chain ecosystem, with its expanded strategic focus, new name and new solution offerings

Demand forecasting: The secret sauce to a more effective supply chain


Sales and inventory demand forecasting are critical to the longevity of any business.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Sept. 20, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

UPS Investing Big in Peak Season Capacity, Now Union Pacific to Try Precision Railroading, IKEA Going All Green on Local Deliveries, US Truckload Rates Still Heading Higher, Much Higher

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The FMCG Leaders Guide to Route to Market Strategy & Execution in 20 Steps

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Wouldn’t it be great if someone developed and shared a step by step model detailing how to build and improve route to market execution, sales execution and trade marketing strategic and operational plans?

Supply Chain Newsmakers Video Series on Volvo Interesting New Electric, Driverless Truck Concep

Supply Chain Digest

Tractor looks more like a European sports car

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Rootstock Extends Relationship with Zenkraft and Adds Support for More Than 40 Worldwide Shipping Carriers


For almost five years, Zenkraft and Rootstock have been working together to provide users with visibility into their inventory, order data, and shipments.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Six Most Likely Scenarios for Autonomous Trucks

Supply Chain Digest

Highway Exit to Exit Automation Tops the List, though Platooning has Few Barriers

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How the retail landscape has changed in the past five years


Retail, as we grown to recognize it, might not exist in the near future. This isn’t another retail doom warning. On the contrary, it’s about how the retail and e-commerce space is fast evolving. These players must give convenience wrapped in a neat delivery experience.

All The News You Need To Know 9/17-9/21

Aborn and Co.

Trucking capacity up, $260 billion in new tariffs, Ikea nearing zero emission deliveries, machines to take over half human tasks by 2025, Nestlé using satellites to fight deforestation, and so much more in this week's ATNYNTK

Managing My Stress

Supply Chain Nation

If you’re anything like me, you have a long to-do list (or many to-do lists). Of course, I have all the things I need to get done at work and then there are the things I need to get done with the family, the house, and the pets. Just thinking about all the things on my lists can cause me stress. With so much to do, how can you avoid feeling stressed all the time? Since I don’t have the option to sit on a beach all day sipping a tasty drink with an umbrella in it, I’ve had to find ways to cope.

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Successful RFQ (Request for Quotation) Process Broken Down in 4 Steps

Insights Solutions Global

What factors contribute to a successful RFQ (request for quotation)? What should you do before you send out the RFQs, and what to do when you receive responses from suppliers? Read more and find out. The post Successful RFQ (Request for Quotation) Process Broken Down in 4 Steps appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supplier Sourcing RFQ

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.

Top U.S. Exports for 2018

3PL Insights

In 2017, the US distributed $2.3 trillion in exports. This made up part of the overall foreign trade amount of $5.2 trillion. Out of this $2.3 trillion in exports included $1.4 trillion in goods, and a number of other varying commodities.

US-China Trade: These Three Things Are Happening Now

Insights Solutions Global

I visited and interviewed companies in major manufacturing sites such as Shenzhen, Dongguan, Suzhou, and learned that suppliers are actively studying and formulating strategies to eliminate dependencies to US. The post US-China Trade: These Three Things Are Happening Now appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. US-China

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