Fri.Sep 06, 2019

5 Must-Haves in a Package Tracking Solution


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How Cobots Are Improving Manufacturing Production Cycles

Dragon Innovation

Manufacturing Ongoing Production Future of Manufacturing production line robots cobots AI collaborative robots

Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging


Efficiency is key for retailers, and sustainable initiatives play a huge role in making gains. In fact, not engaging in these practices could be costing organisations more than ‘just’ their reputation, as retailers who have addressed their environmental and surplus transit packaging issues have unearthed multimillions in savings within the first few months. Sustainability initiatives are not only about reducing the number of boxes used.

Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them


Supply chain leaders and managers have a mountain of responsibilities and oversee vast enterprises. Timeliness, speed, and order accuracy are some of the most in-demand aspects of today’s omnichannel world, but significant challenges still exist with inventory visibility.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s that time of year again. And no, I don’t mean back to school or the home stretch of the baseball season. I mean football season is kicking off. And once again, my hometown Patriots are set to raise another Super Bowl banner on opening night. In a step away from the norm, the NFL season did not kick off with the defending Super Bowl champions hosting the Thursday night game. My guess is that […].

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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for July 23, 2019 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Fred Koeck and JD Armstrong Take Home the Prize with a Great Captions

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

Talking Logistics

Why aren’t there any B batteries? I heard a comedian ask that question in a YouTube video. We have AA and AAA batteries, and C and D ones, but no B batteries (at least not here in the US). Why not? I’ll share what I learned at the end. In the meantime, here’s the supply.

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Energy, the Supply Chain and CO2

Supply Chain Digest

Annual BP Report on Energy Highlights the Disconnects on CO2 Emisson, and Huge Decisions Lying Ahead

Tools & Workwear Supplier Swedol Chooses RELEX To Help Manage Rapid Growth

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Swedol Plans to Increase Operational Efficiency by Automating and Optimizing its Supply Chain Planning. Swedol , a leading retailer of tools and supplies, workwear and personal protection equipment, has partnered with RELEX to integrate supply chain planning for its 100 stores and three distribution centers. The company has grown quickly, partly through acquisition, and has stores across Sweden, Norway and Finland under the Swedol, Grolls and Univern brands.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Is Globalization Causing an Increase in Illegal Shipping Container Activity?


The United Kingdom carried out its largest-ever heroin bust at the Port of Felixstowe last week on August 30. Officers from the Border Force as well as the National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered a shipping container loaded with 1.3 tons of the drug stowed aboard the Maersk Gibraltar.

STEM Education helps Students Think Critically

Enterra Insights

Life is not a journey that can be successfully navigated using rote answers learned in school. One of the most important things any educational system can do is teach students to think critically so they are equipped to navigate life’s twisting roads. Getting children to think critically is not easy. They prefer straight-forward questions with pat answers that involve memory rather than deeper thought.

Record 1.3 Tons of Heroin Seized at UK Port


The United Kingdom carried out its largest-ever heroin bust at the Port of Felixstowe last week on August 30. Officers from the Border Force as well as the National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered a shipping container loaded with 1.3 tons of the drug stowed aboard the Maersk Gibraltar.

A Visualization of the $86 Trillion World Wide Economy

Supply Chain 24/7

According to projections, 7 of the world's 10 largest economies will be in emerging markets by 2030 - here's a visualization of the $86 Trillion worldwide economies


Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

iPaaS: Integration Platform as a Service


A technology shift is happening, and IT leaders face challenges unlike any they’ve had before.

Should Your Business be Using Purchase Order Tracking?


When you’re managing a warehouse and trying to run a business, purchase orders can play a vital role in enhancing transparency throughout your entire organisation. They can help you track what’s going on through the simplicity of a single number. Whether you run a small business or you play a role in a large procurement team, tracking your purchase orders is key to streamlined efficiency within the business. There are different ways to approach tracking purchase orders.

Tidbits from Russ Aborn - Operating Authority Enigma

Aborn and Co.

Russ explains another unintended consequence of the ICC that occurred in the post-WWII economy, operating authority