Thu.Sep 19, 2019

10 Things About Omni Channel Supply Chain You May Not Have Known

River Logic

The supply chains of omni channel retailers operating brick-and-mortar and online stores need to simultaneously fulfill multiple, sometimes conflicting, requirements. Here are nine things you may not have known about an omni channel supply chain.

What Is the Digital Supply Chain?

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 5 minutes What is the digital supply chain and where did it come from? While it has its benefits, it also comes with some risks. Keep reading to learn more! The post What Is the Digital Supply Chain? appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering

5 lessons from leading a blockchain social innovation project


Time has moved fast. It’s been 14 months since l left my consulting life at KPMG to move to a purpose-driven, tech start-up called Provenance.

Don’t Hoard Your TMS

Talking Logistics

A transportation management system (TMS) is an obvious tool for the logistics team, helping to move freight faster, more cost-effectively, and more easily from start to finish.

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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.

Key Characteristics of a Good Supply Chain Planning Process


Planning processes drive many key activities in supply chain, whether we’re talking about demand forecasting, production scheduling, etc. But is your process effective? Based on my experience, here are five key characteristics of a good planning process: It is consistent and repeatable. Supply chain planning processes affect many people in your organization. If your process … The post Key Characteristics of a Good Supply Chain Planning Process appeared first on Chainalytics.

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How A Premiere 3PL In South East Asia Digitizes Logistics Process


The logistics industry is highly competitive for most companies. Beyond any doubt, even large enterprises with long years of experience are exhaustively finding ways to overcome obstacles in this field.

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How to Get the Most out of Business Travel! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Change Leadership Process … And Guide! Article and infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Kiana Mason at

Forecasting Lessons From Popeye Chicken Sandwich Stockouts


Though social media could drive up the brand of a company, it can also cause big disruptions in the supply chain operations of a company. A great example that happened recently is where Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain ran completely out of chicken sandwiches.

Supply chain visibility boosts consumer trust and sales


As businesses grapple with the costs of investing in a transparency strategy, a recent study from MIT Sloan academics revealed that supply chain visibility always strengthens consumer trust. . Customers want to know more about where and how the products they purchase are made.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How Technology is Reshaping Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I always look forward to attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual EDGE Conference. It’s a great chance to hear from our customers about their challenges and opportunities, and discuss how C.H. Robinson can provide solutions. This year was special for me.

Managing Recalls with an Adaptive ERP


Not too long ago, a major U.S. grocery store chain launched a recall of frozen vegetables that was determined to be contaminated. They were produced by a popular manufacturer. The breach was discovered in test samples that grew after the product was released to the market.

Transportation Trends: First Autonomous Spotters, Then Autonomous Trucks.

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous vehicles, such as yard and shuttle trucks that operate in in controlled environments, such as ports, manufacturing plants, and distribution center yards will be the first to go mainstream. ZF revealed autonomous Terminal Yard Tractor to the world last year.

Heavy Haul & Machinery

PLS Logistics

Here at PLS Logistics, we leverage the largest flatbed carrier network in the US. Such a powerful asset and decades of experience in heavy industries transportation give us the capability to tackle any shipping challenge you’re facing. industries

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Throwback Thursday: Excel and supply chain planning


by Bill DuBois. It’s appropriate that I’m reading Nucleus Research’s piece “ Beyond Excel in Supply Chain Planning ” on a Thursday. I’m having a throwback Thursday moment as it was back in 2013 I made the case for Excel in a blog post titled, “ Hey software bullies, stop picking on Excel.”

National Transportation Logistics Solutions

PLS Logistics

3PL’s can become an extension of your business by filling in the gaps in your national transport supply chain. We can provide any type of service you need to help your company save time and costs on shipments. solutions

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Supply Chain Comment on Trip Report on CSCMP Edge 2019 in Anaheim

Supply Chain Digest

In Surprise News, Incoming Board Chair Says CSCMP Needs New Business Models

Damco extends partnership with BluJay

BluJay Solutions

Global ocean and air forwarding leader will expand adoption of BluJay’s Transportation Management platform and integrated solutions to enhance system performance.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Smart Cities and Climate Change, Part 2

Enterra Insights

With two-thirds of the world’s population predicted to live in urban areas by 2050 and, knowing cities already account for roughly three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions, it’s little wonder people are looking to cities to help mitigate the effects of climate change. In Part 1 of this article, I provided some background on the importance of cities in helping save the planet from climate change caused by human activity.

3PL Metrics: Do Retail Suppliers Measure Success the Wrong Way?

Consumer Goods Logistics

If you are a user of third-party logistics (3PL) services, you know that 3PLs tend to have a metric for just about everything – productivity, accuracy, timeliness, costs…. 3PL metrics are used as a barometer of performance and to inform continuous improvement programs.

[WHITE PAPER] A Guide to Optimize Final Mile


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Guide to Optimize Final Mile” white paper!

How to Set Meaningful Assessments and Key Performance Indicators


It’s important to take the right steps when setting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure they are meaningful and deliberate to help improve business performance. To achieve meaningful KPIs you must first have a clear understanding of the difference between KPIs and targets. Key performance indicators. KPIs help businesses to understand how well they are performing in relation to their strategic goals and objectives.

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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.

Ivalua in the Public Sector


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PLS Logistics Services Ranks in Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third Party Logistics Providers

PLS Logistics

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Sept. 19, 2019) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, has been selected as one of Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider’s for 2019. Inbound Logistics editors select 100 of the best, well-known logistics solutions providers every year based on submitted information about specialty services and solutions offered, types […]. news 3PL inbound logistics logistics ranking top 100

Good News for our Shippers: Freightera White Glove Dedicated Truck Partnership


We Now Offer Guaranteed, Dedicated Truck Deliveries and Special Services – All Included in the Price! If you’re like most of our shippers — you’ll often have time-critical shipments that need to get to your location, or to your clients, on a specific date and at a specific time.

RFID, AIDC and IoT New Round Up for Sept. 19, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Will New Codes and Technology Push the UPC Code Aside in Retail. A Fashion Alternative to Full RFID Implants. Barcode Scanning Glove Maker ProGlove get 40 Million Dollar Investment

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.