Fri.Dec 07, 2018

Trends 2019: Let the Prediction Season Begin

Enterra Insights

If you are looking for wisdom from the past, you might consider the 6th Century BC Chinese poet, Lao Tzu, who wrote, “Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” ” Lao may have been correct, but where’s the fun in that? Humans long to have a glimpse of the future. Consider the continued popularity of Nostradamus and his befuddling prophesies.

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Why Returning to Stores Is the Ultimate E-Commerce & Omnichannel Customer Experience Play


E-commerce is on track to break records for sales around the globe in the 2018 holiday shopping season. Following the 2017 holiday shopping season, retailers grew significantly, and today, e-commerce makes up 17 percent of all retail sales in the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms. But which candy came in second? That was the “mind twister” question the other morning on the radio. My son and I came up with a few guesses on the drive to school, but none of them were right. What’s your guess?

Nucleus Research positions Kinaxis in Leaders’ quadrant of Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2018


by Mike McAllister Kinaxis recognized for ability to connect planning with execution.

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.

Here’s the new delivery paradigms shaping the future of supply chain

BluJay Solutions

With the rise of the digital consumer and the “now economy,” the focus has shifted from forecasting product consumption to anticipating customer needs and catering to personal preferences. Read the full article in Australian Food News.

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How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain


As conflict minerals continue to find their way into supply chains of major western corporations, businesses need to place more emphasis on due diligence and explore new technologies to increase transparency.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks Report

Supply Chain 24/7

Uniquely positioned to assist companies with their digital transformation initiatives, E2open ranked as the leader with the highest overall score in Gartner’s magic quadrant for multi-enterprise supply chain business networks report

The Commerce Marketer Podcast With DSI’s Bob Carver


This year at SuiteConnect West in San Francisco, DSI’s VP of Cloud Inventory Solutions, Bob Carver was invited to join Commerce Marketing Analyst and podcaster, Gregory Zakowicz on the Commerce Marketer Podcast sponsored by Oracle Bronto Software. Their conversation flowed from consumer, retail and supply chain trends to last-mile logistics and digital transformation.

Know the Key Elements for Harnessing a TMS


In a world where so much transportation data is inaccurate and unreliable, having good data on transportation moves, customer deliveries, as well as good and bad carriers helps companies overcome key challenges like tight capacity, increasing freight rates, and driver shortages.

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.

Trade Progress Could Reduce Tariffs, Increase Jobs


After months of trade challenges, world leaders recently made progress in complex negotiations


Monthly Imports Reach 2 Million Containers for First Time as Retailers Continue Rush to Beat Tariffs

Supply Chain 24/7

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers continued to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed increase in tariffs on goods from China

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Understanding FSN Analysis


Finding the optimum level of inventory stock is no easy feat. As a business owner, you should look to inventory analysis as a guide. There are a variety of analytics you can run to better understand your inventory stock. The type of analysis will differ depending on what information you want to gather and what stages of inventory management are proving difficult. A very common way to look at inventory stock is through FSN analysis. Let’s take a closer look to consider what it’s all about.

5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Hardware


Keeping your technology updated can save your organization in the long run. Hardware


The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Top 5 Printing Machines in November 2018

Exapro Hub

After the big success of our Top 5 Plastic machines and our Top 5 Food processing machines in November 2018, we continue today with the second biggest category of machines on printing machines. Do you know they […].

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Hardware 101: A Definitive Crash Course in Enterprise Mobility


What is Enterprise Mobility? The short answer: “Enterprise Mobility” is a fancy term for using mobile, wireless and handheld hardware devices in an enterprise setting, such as a warehouse, manufacturing shop floor, or in logistics (such as by delivery drivers).

TFT LCD Manufacturing Issues and Corrective Actions

Insights Solutions Global

Want to know something about defects of LCD? This post provides you with the related information, as well as causes and solutions. Click in and read! The post TFT LCD Manufacturing Issues and Corrective Actions appeared first on Insight Solutions Global.