Fri.Sep 13, 2019

5 Procurement Digital Transformation Ideas (to challenge your thinking or even to p**s you off)

HICX Solutions

Nearly every company is involved in some form of digital transformation, but how many are actually seeing it pay off? The answer is surprisingly few. New research by Bain & Company finds that only 8% of global companies have been able to achieve their targeted business outcomes from their investments in digital technology. Said another way, more than 90% of companies are still struggling to deliver on the promise of a technology-enabled business model. What secret formula do the 8% deploy?

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Fashion Week: bring more than transparency – bring integrity


The Independent published a piece this week stating that “ The environmental costs of fashion are too high – we must consume less or it will be the death of us.” In it, Lizzie Rivera gives a scathing review of the repugnant issues baked into the fashion industry. These problems are not new.

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Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization


All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7 – 13)

Logistics Viewpoints

Ah yes, it is officially palindrome week. This year, however, palindrome week takes on a whole new significance. After next Thursday (9/19/19), there will not be an official palindrome week until 2021 (we don’t count putting a 0 in front of the month around here). This is the end of a wonderful run of years, starting in 2011, where the dates read the same frontwards and backwards for a week+. And to quote one off […].

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How Supply-Chain Companies Can Build Roadmaps With AI

Supply Chain Brain

The supply chain as we know it is on the precipice of tipping from decades of steadily accelerating “push” dynamics to a new “push-and-pull” model

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Process Automation in Procurement with a Focus on Controlling Tail Spend

EC Sourcing Group

If you could automate the procurement process for low value items and gain control over tail spend, what would that mean for your company? Based on my experience, here are some of the benefits: Dramatic increase in spend under management. Significant improvement in data quality.

Advice to Students Getting Ready for Internship Recruiting Season: Put Away Your Cell Phones!


Around this time of year, students are getting ready for interviews for internships, especially for supply chain and procurement roles.

New Research: Supply Chain Priorities and Investments

BluJay Solutions

Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), conducted an online survey of supply chain and logistics professionals to find answers to pressing questions.

The Long Tail, Amazon and Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digest

The Internet has Changed Handling of Niche Products, but Amazon Turns Theory on Its Head through Logistics

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Forwarders aim for ‘customer experience’, but shippers want lower prices

BluJay Solutions

Customer experience is more important than price and product, according to a new survey of manufacturers, retailers and logistics service providers. Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, conducted an online survey in March, receiving 438 responses. . Supply chain and logistics professionals were asked: “Over the next five years, customer experience will overtake price and product as the number-one brand differentiator.

FLEXE Hub: The end-to-end supply chain


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

2019 Kinaxis Supply Chain Innovation Forum drives strong interest in Japan


by Kaori Enami With more than 200 applications for just 100 available seats, it would be an understatement to say that interest was strong in the 2019 Kinaxis Supply Chain Innovation Forum, held recently in Tokyo, Japan.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Sept. 13, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

US Consumer Spending Still Strong. Trucking Firms Closing Rapidly. Scheider Sees Results from AI App. Shopify Spends Big Money on Mobile Robot Maker, Shadowing Amazon

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.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 13, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As you read this I’ll be on my way to Saratoga Springs, NY for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I plan to cycle 100 miles tomorrow in support of JDRF’s vision to create a world without type 1 diabetes. Cycling 100 miles is challenging enough, but.

Amazon FBA for beginners: How to start selling in 7 steps


If you’ve found your way to this blog, chances are it’s because you want to know how to become an Amazon seller utilizing Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA). We’re here to answer that very question with our Amazon FBA step by step guide.

Want to Innovate? Focus on Corporate Culture.

Enterra Insights

In years past, articles about innovation primarily focused on techniques to help people unleash their creativity and/or how to put together innovation teams. More recently, I’ve been reading articles about the importance of having a culture of innovation that permeates an entire organization. Kumar Mehta ( @mehtakumar ), founder of Bridges Insight, asks, “Does your corporate culture support or hinder innovation?”[1] ”[1] He adds, “Most companies have no idea.

6 sure-fire ways to increase sales this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend


Black Friday and Cyber Monday, also known as BFCM or Cyber Weekend are two of the largest online selling days in the year. 2018 was no exception, with the online spend over five days totalling at US $24.2 billion. Small Business Growth Hacks


Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

All you need to know about the Ideation process

KEPLER Consulting

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Crucial Steps to Right a Failed BI Investment


If your company recently made a sizeable investment into a BI and reporting solution and the outcome has left you wondering what went wrong, you aren’t alone. Information Technology

Prepare for Capacity Disruption During Brake Safety Week

Zipline Logistics

Photo Source: Pixabay Shippers can expect interference with normal freight patterns and capacity the week of September 15, 2019 as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual week-long brake-focused inspection event, taking capacity off the road.

o9 Stories: Meet Nick Griffith, Solution Architect

o9 Solutions

Nick Griffith serves as a great representation of the power of career fairs. After receiving his master’s degree in petroleum […]. The post o9 Stories: Meet Nick Griffith, Solution Architect appeared first on o9 Solutions. o9 o9 Stories careers o9 solutions o9 stories services

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

5 Signs You’re Using a Great BI Dashboard


Data has never now than ever been more readily accessible. With the sheer amount of data, it is important that best practices are adopted to ensure businesses are making the right sense out of it all. A business intelligence dashboard (BI dashboard) is an information management tool that uses visualisations to display the status of data.

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Incoterms 2020

American Global Logistics

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has officially released Incoterms 2020. The updated Incoterms will take effect January 1, 2020 and will replace the current Incoterms (Incoterms 2010). The ICC has published the Incoterms for purchase on their website. Per the ICC, some of the major changes from the current Incoterms are as follows: Incoterms® […]. The post Incoterms 2020 appeared first on AGL. Industry Updates

Need to cut your integration backlog? Here’s the blueprint!


“I need this integration complete ASAP. It’s holding up my project …o h, and world peace. ” . Sound familiar? When will it ease up? Every day you get a new request to integrate some new cloud app with an existing … Hybrid integration AMPLIFY Hybrid Integration Platform HIP integration