Thu.Mar 21, 2019

The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains

The Network Effect

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way the world thinks about food. Consumers now have the option of. The post The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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5 reasons companies should own their own supplier network


Niels Hoogkamer, Marketing Manager Nordics, Ivalua. In order to understand the evolution of supplier networks you need to have a rudimentary understanding of the Network economy.

Why Shipper and Carrier Relationships Will Need to Improve in 2019

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on and written by Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager at Cerasis. Cerasis


4 Managerial Tactics That Boost Employee Satisfaction and Retention in the Warehouse


Engaging employees with meaningful, caring interactions and positive reinforcement can transform your workplace for the better.

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.

Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

Talking Logistics

For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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The High Costs of Final-Mile Delivery


The final mile of delivery is said to be the most expensive portion of the equation. BI Intelligence equates the share of the total cost of shipping for the last mile at 53 percent of delivery costs overall. It is costly because it has a larger human element than the other segments of transportation with drivers […]. The post The High Costs of Final-Mile Delivery appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Customer Experience Final Mile Supply Chain Trends Amazon Experience Delivery Shipping TMS

Cyber Attack Puts a Spotlight on Fragile Global Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

The interconnected nature of supply chains isn’t unique to the metals industry. As manufacturing processes becoming increasingly complex and spread out around the world, more companies will have to navigate the risk of a disruption from cyber attacks

Unleashing the Potential of Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Most people are aware blockchain technology originated in the finance sector as cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin) unfettered by government regulation. Although the irrational enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies has cooled, enthusiasm for blockchain technology has not. Vishnu Rajamanickam ( @vishnucr92 ) notes, “[Blockchain technology] has expanded dramatically … with use cases being identified across a myriad of segments including finance, energy, supply chain and defense.”[1]

Doing Business in the United States


In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.

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.

Meeting the Needs of Life Sciences


Are you making a medical device, pharmaceutical, or other life sciences product? Then your company may soon need a new ERP solution to modernize and digitally transform your operations.

A Digital Value Network Needs an Accelerated “3-D” Cycle (powered by Incorta)

Supply Chain Action Blog

Photo licensed through iStockphoto. The strength of any chain is defined by its weakest link. A supply chain, or as I prefer to say, a value network, is similarly constrained.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Will Driverless Trucks Ever Gain Traction? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for March 21, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Business is Next Growth Driver for Amazon, XPO Says Innacurate Report Killed Acquistion Strategy, US Manufacturing Growth Slows Again, US Truckload Still Headed Much Higher

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

[WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Parcel Shipping Trends


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Parcel Shipping Trends” white paper!

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Assessing Freight Sustainability

Maine Pointe

Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP Logistics, discusses why freight sustainability has often become the key to retaining existing business and gaining new business. Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

Enhance the Value of Your Supply Chain Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain 24/7

Developing and executing the right kind of supplier relationship based on the right kind of sourcing business model moves an organization from traditional supplier relationship management to the next generation

How Can We Use Emerging Technology To Improve Community Nutrition?


Technology is bringing to life the ability to accomplish feats that would have seemed science fiction when many of us were children — like driverless cars and virtual reality. We likely have conversations with bots without even realizing we aren’t chatting with an actual person.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Brief on China Smart Home Industry Supply Chain

Insights Solutions Global

When you explore a new market like smart home, decisions about supply chain must be carefully made. And China is a popular choice of qualified suppliers. The post Brief on China Smart Home Industry Supply Chain appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

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Remaining Agnostic to Technology, Fueled By Advancing eProcurement Automation, Can Unlock Value and Enhance Company Performance

Maine Pointe

Nathanael Powrie , EVP Data Analytics, discusses how harnessing new technological advancements powered by developments in IoT, combined with advanced analytics, drives companies to leverage smart data for smart procurement. Strategic Procurement Data Analytics supply chain optimization

Supply Chain Graphic of Week on Who will be the Power Retailers in 15 Years

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Predicted to Stay on Top, but Amazon will be Nipping at its Heals, CPG Manufacturers Predict

How Dell and FedEx Supply Chain Reinvented their Relationship

Supply Chain 24/7

This case study details how Dell and FedEx Supply Chain stopped thinking about “What’s in it for Me (WIIFMe)” and embraced Vested’s “What’s in it for We (WIIFWe)” mindset, and how, by reinventing their relationship achieved record-breaking results

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.

Supply Chain Comment on Will there Really be Good US Manufacturing Jobs Again

Supply Chain Digest

A Plant Closure and Demand for Wage Concessions Trigger thoughts on US Manufacturing and Jobs

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets


RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities. In 2018, RSL began deploying 'order fulfilment robots', developed by inVia Robotics, in its facilities nationwide and will be expanding with inVia's automation technology in the new warehouses. Our continued expansion into major metropolitan markets is a commitment to our clients. We're creating a network that provides our clients a greater choice and flexibility that aligns their customer base with their product."


Gravity Supply Chain

On this edition of the Gravity Supply Chain podcast, we discuss the significant impact of digitization and digital tools on the logistics and freight forwarding industry, with special guest Mark Hawkins. Mark is the Operations Director of MapCargo , a rapidly growing independent freight forwarder, with operations spanning across the U.K., the U.S. and other parts of the globe. MapCargo is also a Gravity partner.

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Retail analytics trends in 2019 and beyond


Consumer goods brands that are looking to grow in 2019 and beyond need to take a closer look at their retail analytics. Also sometimes referred to as Point-of-Sale analytics, the insight they provide is critical to keeping up with fast-changing consumer demand, as well as keeping up with retailers that are becoming increasingly sophisticated with their use of data.

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.