Thu.Jul 12, 2018

Tariffs and Trade War: What Should Supply Chain Executives Do?

Talking Logistics

Trade Wars! It’s on everyone’s mind, especially with the new tariffs the United States and China have imposed on each other. It’s not like there aren’t already enough risks and disruptive forces in supply chains and logistics. Why should supply chain executives care about these threats? What actions should they take today to respond effectively? What capabilities are required to adequately explore and analyze the many “What If” questions companies should be asking?

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think


The future of transportation is autonomous. Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products will eventually move along inside of a vehicle without a driver. More to the point, those options are going to be here sooner than you think.

How fast will Blockchain Mature in the Supply Chain?

Enterra Insights

With all the buzz about blockchain, one could be excused for thinking the technology is fully mature. However, Robert J. Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain , reminds us, “When it comes to the deployment of blockchain in the supply chain, or anywhere else for that matter, these are still early days.”[1] ”[1] Why all the hype? The simple answer is potential. Blockchain holds a lot potential to make the supply chain better.

How JDA is Reshaping Supply Chains of Tomorrow with AI

Supply Chain Nation

This is a great new era for JDA and our customers. We’ve been making the hard turn toward adopting machine learning (ML) across our portfolio. With the announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, we have taken our boldest and most impactful move in this transition.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Setting a Course for Viable Sustainability

Supply Chain @ MIT

Some 90% of the world’s goods are transported by sea. Ships also account for about 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, this GHG figure could grow by a minimum of 50% and perhaps as much as 250% by 2050 if no action is taken to curb emissions levels.

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Every Retailer Is a Tech Company Now


Every retailer is a tech company now and here’s why. The advent of the internet and software has made it possible to capture and measure more data than ever before.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of July 13, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

No Stopping US Transportation Rates, Manufacturing Jobs Now Offer Security, US Trade Deficit in Goods with China Sets Another Record, Carriers being Hammered by Rising Bunker Fuel Costs

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Every Retailer Is a Tech Company Now


Every retailer is a tech company now and here’s why. The advent of the internet and software has made it possible to capture and measure more data than ever before. Amazon, Walmart, and Google are a few that have spearheaded eCommerce, and have used software and technology to fundamentally change retail and the logistics that support it. As eCommerce and omnichannel retail continues to evolve, every retailer is becoming a tech company.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Just What Does Last Mile Delivery Really Cost

Supply Chain Digest

Labor Costs Rose 9 Percent Last Year, Pushing Overall Delivery Costs Soaring

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Podcast: Taking on Amazon and Supply Chain Disruptions


Priyanka talks to Jim Tompkins, Founder of Tompkins International Consulting. Jim used his expertise to explain how can companies respond to the Amazon threat, what are the biggest drivers disrupting supply chains today, what are some of the things supply chain execs should have an eye on and how do we bridge the talent gap in the industry. . Questions Jim answered: How can the industry respond to the Amazon threat? Which company, if any, can challenge Amazon and replace it?

Which Type of Trailer is Right For You?

PLS Logistics

When shipping freight over-the-road, a shipper can choose from a variety of trailer options: dry van, flatbed, refrigerated and more. Each transportation mode has advantages and disadvantages to both the shipper and the carrier hauling the freight. Carriers determine the pros and cons of the various trailer types based on wait times, freight availability and haul length. Today we will be covering the good and the bad, and everything in between, about the three most popular trailer types.

Stephen DeAngelis Briefs Hollywood Executives on Value of AI

Enterra Insights

At a breakfast forum hosted by Enterra Solutions and TTI/Vanguard entitled “A Morning of Cognitive Computing,” Enterra’s President and CEO, Stephen DeAngelis discussed the value of artificial intelligence with Hollywood executives. To read an article about the event [CLICK ON THIS LINK ([link]


eCommerce is the future of wholesale: 6 reasons why


The B2B market is huge. The eCommerce industry is huge. B2B eCommerce is also becoming.huge! Can someone find us a thesaurus?) So, why aren’t you taking your wholesale business online yet? Wholesale B2B eCommerce eCommerce

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

The Three Ps of Sales and Operations Planning Success

Supply Chain Digest

Modifying the Traditional 3 Ps to People, Process and Platform


All the Write Stuff


“A blog-a-thon?” he asked. Yes, a blog-a-thon” I responded. Like a literary Lollapalooza for bloggers ”. Brad the groovy-socks marketer was skeptical. But I was adamant.