Fri.Aug 09, 2019

Supply Chain Modeling: Here’s What You Need To Know

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How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019


The business value-add of blockchain will grow to slightly more than $176B by 2025, then exceed $3.1T by 2030 according to Gartner. Typical product recalls cost $8M, and many could be averted with improved track-and-traceability enabled by blockchain.

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Creating Sustainable Value: How to Avoid a “Compliance Trap”


One of the biggest revelations in this year’s Sustainable Procurement Barometer : 66 percent of organizations cite regulatory compliance as a critically important aspect of their sustainable procurement programs. Just 27 percent said the same in 2017.

E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment


As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant, shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment.

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.

Retail Imports Remain at Near-Record Levels Despite Tariffs

Material Handling and Logistics

“Even with virtually everything American imports from China soon to be subject to tariffs, it isn’t quick or easy for retailers to change their supply chains," said Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation

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How to Aggregate Your Apparel Forecasts

Vanguard Software

Senior Gartner Analyst, Micheal Youssef, challenges supply chain planning teams to recognize the need for aggregated forecasts to improve long-range accuracy. Retail News Supply Chain Supply Planning apparel footwear

This Week in Logistics News (August 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s nice to be back bringing you the logistics news round-up again. My colleagues took over for me the last two Fridays as I was on vacation exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was such an amazing trip on so many levels. First there was the family aspect. I saw family I hadn’t seen in years, watched my kids meet and play with new cousins, visited the house where my father, grandfather, and most likely […].

Marks and Spencer announced as guest speaker of EV Cargo’s packaging conference

EV Cargo Technology

Stephen Jarman, Vendor Compliance and Performance at M&S will discuss its Packaging Optimisation project.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For many in the supply chain industry, a cyclical pattern of tension and slack is a familiar occurrence. While freight volumes and the supply of trucks and drivers constantly strive for equal balance, they often fall short. Here are the five key freight trends worth watching in late 2019.

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.

Product Labels and Barcode Labels can Benefit Manufacturers


While everyday consumers give little thought to the simple barcode label affixed to their purchases, businesses involved in moving inventory stock and assets understand their importance and are increasingly investing in custom barcode labels for their organisations. Barcode labels are extremely common and can be found on most products in a retail outlet or grocery store.

Smart Sensors Are Key to Industrial Automation

DELMIA Quintiq

In popular media, industrial automation has a bad reputation. People are afraid that robots are coming to steal their jobs, and while it is true that some parts of the workforce may be replaced with automation, it’s not all bad news.

Using the Right Technology For Your Inventory Management

Supply Chain 24/7

In this article, we share five insights to answer the question of why are inventory levels in the supply chain higher post-recession than before 2007 and offer guidance to better manage inventories in a complex supply chain world

Millitary & Government

PLS Logistics

Transporting military supplies and government freight requires advanced planning, strict compliance, and high-level safety. industries

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!

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Aug. 9, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

China Now Lowers Value of Its Currency, Increasing Number of Economists Smelling Recession, Amazon Appeals for Drone Exemptions, Not Much Gap between Intermodal and Trucking Costs

Read how CACI onboarded virtually 100% of their suppliers


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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Worrisome Indicators on Global Manufacturing

Supply Chain Digest

Global Measure has Fallen below Key 50 Level, Goldman Sachs Says

Meritor Chooses Ivalua for Direct and Indirect Procurement


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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.

Top Carrier Sales Rep. Challenges in 2019


Between June 2018 and June 2019, the spot market prices for loads have dropped by almost -19%. Simultaneously, the spot market capacity has increased by 29.9%. These two market trends have created incredible stress and challenges for Carrier Sales Reps (CSRs) in 2019.

Deutsche Telekom Chose Ivalua for End-to-End Sourcing


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Behind the Scenes Look: Moving Pelotonia Bikes from NYC to Columbus

Zipline Logistics

Cycling to raise money for cancer research has become an annual tradition in Columbus. Pelotonia, a late summer staple in Central Ohio, has grown from humble beginnings to an event that includes 7,500 riders from all around the country peddling to help find a cure for the disease. On Aug.

Crédit Agricole on the Complete Digital Transformation of Procurement with High ROI


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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.

What is a Smart City?

Enterra Insights

I’ve read numerous articles asking the question (or a something similar to the question) “What is a smart city?” ” Freda Miklin ( @famiklin ) provides a succinct answer. She writes, “A ‘smart city’ is one in which advanced technology is leveraged to strategically meet the needs of its citizens.

Modernizing the USO: ‘That Dog Don’t Hunt’

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robert Fisher, an independent analyst specializing in postal services, has penned an insightful white paper on the Universal Service Obligation, the theme for PostalVision 2020 held in Washington D.C. on June 5-7. As the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is pressured financially, calls for reform continue to grow louder.

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Sales Beat Insight Report

Supply Chain 24/7

In this report, we describe how Locus provides automated sales beat plans to optimize the mobile workforce for increased profitability, resource efficiency, and time savings

Modernizing the USO: ‘That Dog Don’t Hunt’

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robert Fisher, an independent analyst specializing in postal services, has penned an insightful white paper on the Universal Service Obligation, the theme for PostalVision 2020 held in Washington D.C. on June 5-7. As the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is pressured financially, calls for reform continue to grow louder.

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.