Fri.Aug 07, 2020

Looking Beyond Four Walls With SaaS-Based Reverse Logistics


The current year has been anything but ordinary. Supply chains are trying to fulfill more e-commerce orders, and out-of-stock SKUs have become almost expected. Meanwhile, the massive surge in demand continues to push forward another aspect of logistics—reverse logistics. Reverse logistics costs further contribute to higher total cost of ownership within the supply chain More.

UPS Announces Unprecedented Holiday Surcharge Changes

Intelligent Audit

As of August 7th, UPS announced changes to its peak domestic surcharges for the upcoming holiday season that is unprecedented. In particular, the company will be implementing its surcharges based on volume as compared to the average from February 2020. These surcharges will have huge implications for large shippers this holiday season. While the standard fees are similar to previous years, as seen here. Service. Peak Surcharge. Large Package Surcharge. 50.00. Over Maximum Limit. 250.00.

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Recession fears putting pressure on forklift rental market

In the Supply Chain

By John Maguire (pictured). Managing Director of Narrow Aisle Ltd. The post Recession fears putting pressure on forklift rental market appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Redefining A Lean Supply Chain

Vanguard Software

Due to COVID-19, many supply chain processes that were running efficiently are now having to reevaluate and reengineer, if they haven't already become obsolete. Supply Chain COVID-19 Demand Planning Supply Planning

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Why brands & manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce

In the Supply Chain

By Andy McCaul (pictured). The Bigger Boat Co-Founder & Director. The post Why brands & manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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How COVID-19 Is Accelerating Pre-Existing Trends in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

As global trade enters the second half of 2020, it’s becoming evident that the pandemic hasn’t redrawn the maps of sourcing as predicted — but rather has accelerated a number of pre-existing trends

Improving inventory management


It’s no secret that supply chains have struggled in recent months. Time and again companies have found themselves without key components or in-demand products. Factory closures, blank sailings, massive cuts to air freight, reduced warehouse capacity and more have hit business-as-usual and often turned carefully calibrated chains on their head.

Why the U.S. Can’t Break China’s Monopoly on Rare Earth Metals — Part 3

Supply Chain Brain

These are the necessary steps toward developing a research-and-development partnership among the private sector, government and academia to wrest control of the REE supply chain from China

Next stimulus bill will shape the freight recovery

DAT Solutions

All eyes are on Congress this week - the outcome will have a significant impact on consumer confidence and retail inventories that have been building in anticipation of a continued economic recovery. Market Update

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.

Will Customers Experience a No-touch Future?

Enterra Insights

The sense of touch is important to the human experience. Canadian writer Margaret Eleanor Atwood ( @MargaretAtwood ), in her book The Blind Assassin , wrote, “Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.” ” Historically, the sense of touch has differentiated brick-and-mortar stores from online retail. Journalist Cara Salpini rhetorically asks, “What’s the purpose of a store?”[1]

How to Write an Ecommerce Exchange Policy that Customers Will Love


When it comes to retaining revenue, exchanges are one of the most powerful tools in a retailer’s arsenal. Unfortunately, the opportunity often dissipates because of long and complicated ecommerce exchange policies that push shoppers into requesting refunds instead. . A robust exchange policy helps steer the ship back on course, incentivizing shoppers to exchange an item for what they really want, while retailers get to keep the sale.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up: 07/31/20 – 08/06-/20

All Things Supply Chain

Tells Drug Makers to Stockpile 6-Week Supply for Brexit Recovering from the pandemic has been at the forefront of things for supply chain professionals recently and for that reason,… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up brexit coronavirus supply chain news weekly wrap-up

This Week in Logistics News (August 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to 1. I was actually a little surprised by the odds, as I would have assumed that they were much lower. Last Friday afternoon I received a text message from my mom letting me know that she had just sunk her first hole in one after 30-plus years of golfing. To say that I was excited for her […].

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.

5 savings drivers your operation could expect after five years with 6 River Systems

6 River Systems

After working with a leading ecommerce fulfillment operation, we reviewed the key drivers for savings that led to a 15-month ROI, $8.5M net cumulative savings and some unforeseen benefits, too. Here are five savings drivers that one of our customers experienced – that just might be drivers for your operation, too. Increased Pick Rates The operation, which replaced manual pick carts and RF guns, saw a 252% increase in their pick rates in the first year.

Ecommerce in Thailand – A complete guide to sellers


As big brands are increasingly moving into the Southeast Asian markets, Thailand is fast becoming one of the primary countries of interest. And one of the key markets set to develop more is E-commerce. According to a survey conducted by Global Web Index, Thailand boasts of over 50 million internet users, most of them between the ages of 16 to 64 years.

Podcast | How the Pandemic Will Change Talent Recruitment

Supply Chain Brain

The post-pandemic age will require a whole new way by which employers recruit, hire and retain talent


From Content Collaboration to Content Services


Syncplicity has long been known as a leading Content Collaboration solution. In the last few quarters, several key capabilities have been added to transform Syncplicity into a compelling Content Services solution, such as the AMPLIFY™ Content Services to meet the … AMPLIFY products AMPLIFY syncplicity

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!

Top 5 Challenges to Home Office Shipping

Supply Chain Brain

For businesses that ship large volumes of parcels or documents, the mail center has been a vital hub for managing communication and cost. In the era of COVID-19, businesses are turning to enterprise-class multi-carrier management systems as a way to address these five ship-from-home challenges

Brain Corp Launches In-Store Autonomous Delivery Robots for Commercial Retail

Supply Chain Brain

Brain Corp, an AI company creating transformative core technology in the robotics industry, announced that its manufacturing partners are involved in multiple pilots and initial deployments of BrainOS-powered autonomous delivery tugs

APL Logistics Launches Suite of Carbon Management Solutions

Supply Chain Brain

APL Logistics recently announced a suite of products to measure, manage and mitigate GHG emissions in the shipping and logistics sector