Wed.Feb 13, 2019

Internet of Things (IoT) in the Supply Chain


We have plenty of data, now what? In the age of interconnectedness, more and more people are finding themselves asking that question. Technology companies and research firms alike estimate the number of connected devices to be 20-50 billion by 2020.

Efficient versus Effective Supply Chains


A well-functioning supply chain is not only effective, but also efficient. In this article, we explain the differences between efficiency and effectiveness, and how you can ensure your business model produces both. Efficiency versus effectiveness. Efficiency generally refers to the extent to which a process uses resources in the best way possible to ensure the fast, smooth running of systems.

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There will be no Valentine’s Day Sweethearts this year


by Alison Crawford Valentine’s Day will be less romantic this year.

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. Of course, the technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight visibility, and other emerging technologies dominating the headlines.

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.

Machine Learning and the Business of Tomorrow

Enterra Insights

Most often when people discuss artificial intelligence (AI), they are discussing a subset of that field known as machine learning. Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) explains, “Enterprises are striving to find greater meaning in the massive amounts of data they generate and save every day. Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data sets and contributing to diverse strategies succeeding.”[1]

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Innovation key to creating successful global supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Budding managers can learn how to successfully lead supply chains of the future by creating cultures of innovation and adopting latest technologies, in all sectors of their organisation. This is one of many areas covered in the University of London’s latest degree programme, the MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics

Last Week, IBM Traced 28 Tons of Oranges Using Blockchain. Also Last Week, Sourcemap Traced 1,000 Tons of Cocoa - No Blockchain Required.


The First Step to Traceability: Stenciling Batch Numbers on Bags of Cocoa at a Depot in Ghana. There’s a lot of hype around using blockchain to trace supply chains. How does it stand up in the real world?

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Delivery Experience Management Is Retail’s Last Mile Advantage


If you’ve not been introduced to Delivery Experience Management (DEM), let me give you […]. The post Delivery Experience Management Is Retail’s Last Mile Advantage appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience Retail Supply Chain Tips and Tricks

5 Reasons why Transparency is the Future


Never again. Nobody wants another tragedy like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh to happen. On April 24th 2013, the eight-storey building collapse caused the death of over 1,100 people, giving the world, and the fashion industry in particular, a very rude awakening.

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!

Ivalua Sees Accelerating Momentum with Another Record Year in 2018


Growth driven by new customer acquisition, regional expansion and continued customer success. REDWOOD CITY, Feb. 12, 2019 — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced another record year.

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

According to new research released from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, 86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed the digitisation processes (using a cloud based platform with real time visibility, and automation capabilities) required to give them full control of their supply chain

Trending Ways to Win at Freight Claims Management Practices


The right set of freight claims management practices can mean the difference between saving money and unnecessary expenses. Shippers should understand the top trending best practices to succeed in freight claims management to stay competitive throughout 2019.

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Reconfiguring Nanostore Retail Supply Chains to Combat the Nutritional Food Desert

Supply Chain 24/7

Urban populations in emerging economies often buy their nutritional food supplies, called food deserts, from small, mom-and-pop retailers called nanostores, a nanostore is defined as a small, family-owned outlet operated by fewer than five people located in a densely populated neighborhood

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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.

Career Reinvention

Supply Chain Nation

How do you go about exploring new responsibilities in your role and company? Zoey Walters, vice president, sales operations and finance at JDA, knows. Her career journey is filled with inspiration on how to refresh, and in some cases, reinvent your career.

Five Challenges that CFOs Face in 2019

River Logic

For its target audience of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), last fall’s MIT Sloan CFO Summit capitalized on the keyword “bold.” No doubt, the CFO has moved from accounting for the company results as the numbers person to a bold , strategic leader in defining the company's future.

[Video] Streamlining and Automating the Procure-to-Pay Process

Talking Logistics

Omar Nadi, Director, Supplier Product Management at Elemica , discusses how companies can streamline and automate the procure-to-pay (P2P) process.

RFID, AIDC and IoT News Round Up for Feb. 14, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Perhaps New Record for Bar Code Label Switching Theft, Smart Glasses Starting to Get Some Supply Chain Traction, Clothes with RFID Chips that Report on How You Wear Them

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Optimize your Last Mile and 10x your sales today


Despite eCommerce having been around for over 20 years , last mile logistics continues to grow in complexity and involves many challenges, including cost minimization, transparency and efficiency. For typical online shoppers, fast and free delivery has become the norm.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on What is the Split of Supply Chain Maturity Levels across Companies

Supply Chain Digest

Most Companies Still See themselves Very Low in Terms of Maturity

How SMBs Can Create Seamless Online-to-Offline Retail Experiences


Consumers today are not tied to a single shopping experience. Neither should your retail strategy. Baby boomers, for example, still prefer to shop in-store but are least likely to enjoy the shopping experience. They’ve seen it all when it comes to selling.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter

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.

Fulfillment Automation Provider 6 River Systems Announces General Availability in Europe

6 River Systems

6 River Systems, Inc., the provider of the world’s first and only fully collaborative mobile robotics solution, is pleased to announce general availability in Europe just two years after the company’s U.S. debut. Their announcement is timed with the first European deployments of their solution. “We’re

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon.

What is Business Acumen? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. What is Mentoring? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam White at Argentus. Business acumen!

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.