Fri.Aug 09, 2019

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

River Logic

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How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

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.

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

EcoVadis

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

Cerasis

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

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.

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 […].

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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

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

Adjuno

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

Retail Imports Remain at Near-Record Levels Despite Tariffs

Material Handling & 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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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.

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.

Product Labels and Barcode Labels can Benefit Manufacturers

Unleashed

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.

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

ivalua

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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

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Meritor Chooses Ivalua for Direct and Indirect Procurement

ivalua

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Top Carrier Sales Rep. Challenges in 2019

Parade

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

ivalua

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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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

ivalua

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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

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.

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.