Fri.Aug 16, 2019

The Official Planning System of Record, Differentiation, and Innovation

Vanguard Software

Supply chain performance relies on forward-thinking SCP and business forecasting, a coveted place where executives can solve for future problems – today. Supply Chain Demand Planning Demand Sensing MEIO Sales & Operations Planning

What is the Future of eCommerce in Asia?


The place where six in ten people call home. And the region of choice for many retail businesses looking to expand into new markets

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ICE Raids Should Be Employers’ Wake-Up Call

Material Handling and Logistics

The current crackdown is only an extension of what the agency has been doing for quite a while


As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs


Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

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.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

Our annual look at how the best companies excel at managing their global supply chains

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This Week in Logistics News (August 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

Sustainability is an initiative that thankfully more companies are taking on. One area of concern for a lot of people is around single-use coffee pods. These pods are one of the best (or worst) examples of unnecessary single-use plastics that are polluting our planet. Coffee pods can wind up in rivers where they wash into lakes and oceans. Over time, the plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that choke and kill wildlife. Well, one company […].

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Downturn?

Industry Star

Rapid changes in the economy offer rare leadership opportunities to turn short-term efforts into longer-term market share gains. Take these five actions to thrive post downturn. The post Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Downturn? appeared first on IndustryStar Solutions.

5 Ways Ecommerce Stores Can Earn the Loyalty of Generation Z Shoppers


Generation Z consists of people born from the mid-90s to mid-2000s, meaning that over the last few years the generation has been leaving college and entering the workforce. They are the first generation to have grown up in a world of smartphones, internet and online shopping.

Let’s Talk About Delivery In Full and On Time


If you’re involved in the manufacturing or distribution business, you’ll know how important it is to deliver to your customers on time. When a product lands into a customer’s hands on time, this leads to greater customer satisfaction. On the other hand, if a product is late, a customer can become disgruntled and brand loyalty can diminish. When it comes to late delivery, a fundamental reason why products are late is because of poor supplier performance.

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.

Time for Supply Chain Ecosystem Resource Planning

Supply Chain Digest

Guest First Thoughts Columnist Rich Sherman Says Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies are Turning Up the Heat

The Sensory Pleasures of Food

Enterra Insights

More often than not, discussions about food focus on how things taste. A lot of people use the terms “taste” and “flavor” interchangeably — and that is unlikely to change; however, tastes have a biologic basis. The current scientific inquiry is into whether humans have the ability to identify five or six specific categories of taste. Scientists first believed there were only four tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. Then they determined there was a fifth taste: umami, which is a savory taste.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on an Interesting Look at Truckload Capacity

Supply Chain Digest

Capacity has been Heading Up in 2018, Meaning Carriers are Somehow Finding Drivers

A European Perspective on Parcel Lockers

Logistics Trends and Insights

LTI is very pleased to feature a fascinating Q & A discussion on parcel lockers between our own Dean Maciuba and one of Europe’s foremost experts on the subject, Marek Rozycki. Enjoy the content and feel free to chime in with your own opinion.

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!

How to spot good loads in bad markets

DAT Solutions

I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. This means I use lots of tools to know where the most demand is for the trailer I pull. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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7 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Truck Drivers


Schools will be back in session in a few short weeks, and for some, classes have already started!


Revenues retreat for freight brokers in Q2 compared to 2018

DAT Solutions

During the second quarter of 2019, freight brokers enjoyed their highest margins in two years. That extra margin helped offset a decline in load counts and revenues, compared to Q2 2018. Best Practices and Benchmarks

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1


As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks.

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.

Enterprise AI Offers Solutions to Steel Industry Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

With advances in technology driven by artificial intelligence and the creation of data lakes, organizations are coming to recognize their value to industrial production

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UPS Drops Holiday Residential Surcharges

Intelligent Audit

UPS has announced what can be seen as a monumental change to their holiday pricing: No residential surcharges will be applied during the 2019 holiday shopping season. except when contractually required).

Dynamic Pricing Strategy: The Good and the Bad


Product pricing strategy is a crucial aspect of a business that directly affects inventory, sales and profitability. If a business sets prices too high, customers might choose to buy your competitors products, while low prices may lead to other implications including less revenue. A dynamic pricing strategy is a type of price discrimination that tries to find the optimum price point at any time.

FLEXE Hub: Does sustainability sell?


A roundup of the latest news on logistics, retail, and industry trends

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.

Santos Australia Surplus Inventory Auction August 26 – August 29


Santos is one of Australia’s largest natural gas producers, and Requis is proud to host an auction of their surplus and used assets. Over 3,000 individual assets are up for bidding – over 300,000 kg – including OCTG, over 13,000m of assorted cable, completion and drilling tools, subsea and wellhead equipment, seals and gaskets, and miscellaneous hardware. Auction Details. Asset conditions: surplus new and used – check individual asset details for specifics.

Tidbit from Russ Aborn - The Sunset of the ICC

Aborn and Co.

In part one of the "sunsetting" on the Interstate Commerce Commission, Russ explains the modus operandi of the ICC prior to 1980