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Can, and Should , US Manufacturing be Saved 2020

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Design Here, Buid There, Recipe for Economic Disaster

D2C Superstars Are also Logistics Superstars


As you prepare to enter the D2C market, you should view the experience as a transformative process rather than a purely additive one—i.e., just tacking on an ecommerce sales channel. Transforming your business with new technology solutions, logistics processes, and customer communication strategies is more complicated and requires more thoughtful deliberation than simply hanging up a shingle, but it’s more likely to pay off in the long run.

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STEM Toys for Holiday Giving

Enterra Insights

Parents often find it challenging to buy just the right holiday gifts for their children. Toymakers are increasingly encouraging parents to consider education-related toys, especially STEM toys, when they are drafting their holiday gift lists. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and technology. Before discussing a few STEM-related toys you might want to consider this holiday season, I need to let you know not everyone believes such toys are of great benefit. Patrick A.

[PODCAST] Decarbonization in Freight is Coming: Discussing the Impacts with Peter Tirschwell of the Journal Of Commerce


Listen to “Decarbonization is Coming to Container Shipping & What are the Impacts” on Spreaker.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Consumable Analytics

Vanguard Software

Advanced analytics paired with a user interface designed for decision-making ensures usable, actionable insights are brought to the forefront of planning discussions.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019)

Talking Logistics

It’s one of those mornings where I look out the window, see the snow, the barren trees, the colorless sky and… Nothing. So I move on.

Freightera is a Supply Chain Brief 2019 MVP Award Finalist


Awesome news for Freightera blog and our readers! Our post Ship a Pallet in 15 Easy Steps: Quick Guide for Pallet Shipping for Beginners was selected among thousands of articles as one of the finalists in the Transport/Freight category. We want to thank everybody who voted for us!

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

It was such a surprising victory, that my wife and I were actually giddy. Now, neither one of us are what I would call “dog people.” However, we put on the replay of the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving night mostly to crack jokes about how much the movie Best in Show rings true. Additionally, we only saw the very end of the replay, meaning we just saw the individual category winners compete for the […].

Motorcycles, ERP, and the Art of Manufacturing Operations


Have I mentioned my love affair with motorcycles? For years I’ve been addicted to the two-wheeled adventure mode – on-road and off. My favorite bike, the Triumph Tiger Explorer, has evolved to include advanced bells and whistles that make it a miracle of modern technology.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/29/19 – 12/05/19

All Things Supply Chain

Ford is making car parts with McDonalds waste In 2018, McDonalds sold 822 million cups of coffee in the US resulting in a lot of coffee chaff, which is the… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up amazon supply chain news weekly wrap-up

December at Amazon

Aborn and Co.

Former Supply Chain Manager at Amazon, Steve Aborn, discusses what it was like to work for the internet marketplace during the busiest time of the year, December

FLEXE Hub: Black Friday & Cyber Monday recap


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

Register now for Super Early Bird pricing: IMAGINE SUMMIT AMERICAS 2020


IMAGINE SUMMIT 2020 is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on our Super Early Bird special pricing and the chance to be part of the customer and partner conference of the year! Pre-register now for IMAGINE SUMMIT 2020.

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.