Thu.Nov 21, 2019

Tariffs and Procurement: A perfect match?


According to recent Procurement Leaders research , 40% of category managers are anticipating risk associated with tariffs. As expected, then, the word “tariff” often brings a sense of confusion and misunderstanding, especially on how they will impact a supply chain.

Digital transformation: Advice from the front lines


by Sarah Harkins. When your supply chain isn’t functioning, the signs are clear: missed opportunities, customer complaints, unexplained errors and overstretched planners. Diagnosis is easy, but change is hard.

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Why Optimization Should Be Top of Mind for Operational Planning

River Logic

S&OP Optimization Sales and Operations Planning Operational planning

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Systems for a More Efficient Yard Management Process


There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone. With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain must be as efficient as possible.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

The case for extensibility: why rigid SCM platforms can’t power winning supply chains


by Alexa Cheater. In today’s fast-paced world, success means getting ahead of change, not just keeping up with it. It’s no different for your supply chain. Growing customer demands. Shifting regulations. Big impact events like natural disasters.

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Riding Artificial Intelligence to a Brighter Business Future

Enterra Insights

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a science fiction bogeyman and, for some people, it generates a sense of unease about the future. Most of that unease is about artificial general intelligence platforms — which don’t yet exist. The most common form of AI today is incapable of taking over the world; however, it can make your business future brighter. We are still in the early years of the Digital Age and companies are still wrestling with how they must transform to thrive.

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A Fast, Scalable Distribution Strategy for Leading Fashion Retailer in India


India’s thriving middle class is creating vast opportunities beyond the country’s largest cities that smart companies are tapping into to boost profits. One fashion retailer called on Chainalytics to help revamp its distribution network to reach those markets at an accelerated pace with thousands of new retail locations and a B2B plan to distribute product … The post A Fast, Scalable Distribution Strategy for Leading Fashion Retailer in India appeared first on Chainalytics.

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5 Ways to Improve Logistics Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Victor at

Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G)


The post Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G) appeared first on Chainalytics. Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation contract freight rates FMIC Freight Procurement freight purchasing P&G Procter & Gamble shipper of choice Transportation Procurement transportation purchasing

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.

Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning: Barrier or Enabler?

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

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Guide to warehouse inventory replenishment: the best models, systems, and processes

6 River Systems

With customers expecting lightning-fast order fulfillment times, there is a growing need to streamline and optimize warehouse operations.

Blockchain Initiatives Continue to Pave the Way for Future Transparency and Innovation for the Digital Supply Chain

Maine Pointe

Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, discusses the role blockchain-powered platforms will play in the supply chain of the future. end to end supply chain integration Industry 4.0 blockchain C-Suite

Mitigate Seasonality and Other Logistics Disruptions with TMS Supporting Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

Where is the freight market heading and how can a shipper be prepared to address changes as they occur in real time? More importantly, how does a shipper synthesize the seemingly endless stream of conflicting market analysis into proactive plans that avoid simple, reactive responses to the often confusing and counter-intuitive moves in the market? . – Realize the goal of cutting through the static using analytics as a “knife” in your TMS.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Why should retailers change their approach to Black Friday?


With just over one week to go until Black Friday, retailers should now be in full swing with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations as they look to build on the success of last year’s shopping phenomenon. In fact, Black Friday brought in $6.2 billion in online sales last year, a growth of 23.6%, with over 165 million people shopping over the weekend. These statistics are no surprise: retailers have become well-accustomed to the Black Friday weekend frenzy.

How to optimize your supply chain: 3 strategies for retailers in 2020


How to cut costs, shorten delivery times, and increase customer satisfaction with an optimized supply chain

Smart Moves in a Trade War: Stepping Up Your Global Supply Chain in 2020

Material Handling & Logistics

There are some sweet opportunities if you know where to look and are nimble about it

Why Pharma Supply Chains Must Go Digital: Six Questions to Consider

Supply Chain Brain

If technology-enabled visibility isn’t built into the pharma supply chain today, then manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, shippers and pharmacies risk significant losses

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Attention Logistics Companies: Temporary Labor Is NOT the Answer

Logistics Viewpoints

Each year, as the holidays approach, logistics companies are in preparation for the anticipated peak season demand surges. Traditionally, to alleviate the pressure during peak periods, these companies have turned to temporary labor to increase outputs. In fact, holiday hiring hit a multiyear high in 2018, and is expected to continue to rise this year as companies like UPS, Target and Macy’s have announced plans to hire up to 130,000 seasonal workers. However, this year, […].

Let the Bargains Begin: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019


Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become infamous discount-filled holidays. Many families enjoy the tradition of camping outside retail locations and being some of the first to shop at midnight. Those who feel overwhelmed by this often chaotic process can enjoy many of the same sales on Cyber Monday, which starts the Monday after Black […]. The post Let the Bargains Begin: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 appeared first on Kuebix.

Takeaways from UL’s Knowledge Summit

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

As a relatively new UL employee, I didn’t know what to expect from UL’s recent Knowledge Summit in Philadelphia. As such, I was blown away by the passion that my UL colleagues and our customers showed. In EHS, we are part of an energetic, committed, intelligent and innovative community!

Arena Solutions’ Andrea Pitts Recognized as One of The Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS

Arena Solutions

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Getting the Right Eyes on your Reverse Auction


Ensuring you are able to get the right eyes on your reverse auction services will be crucial for you to develop and maintain lasting relationships with suppliers and vendors.


Business as a force for good: Provenance joins B Corp and its like-minded community


“We’re proud to announce that we’ve now become B Corp certified, joining a network of more than 2,500 B Corps in 150 industries.

Remove Forecast Uncertainty with BANTER


Improve Forecast Accuracy by Uniting Your Sales and Supply Chain Teams. Creating an accurate and reliable forecast that keeps service levels high without tying up too much working capital is the goal of every forecasting and supply chain team.

Alloy Selected by Valvoline to Enable Demand-Driven Supply Chain


Valvoline implements leading-edge solution to unlock new insights and opportunities. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.,

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.