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?

Best Practices for Managing Strategic Suppliers effectively

Procurement Academy

Managing strategic suppliers effectively is essential to drive competitive advantage for modern global organizations. The key lies in the ability to extract the best from key partners.

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 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.

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.

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Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here


Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H. Robinson. Ecommerce has moved far beyond its origin as a disruptor of retail businesses to become mainstream within countries. Now, its impact is spreading beyond international borders.

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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.

Manufacturers May Need to Give White-Collar Perks to Fill Blue-Collar Jobs

Supply Chain Brain

The reason behind the gap relates to demographics; an oversized generation — baby boomers — is starting to retire, and not enough of the next three generations are interested in taking their place. Most people think this deficit is concentrated in skilled labor categories, and there’s no doubt that finding candidates with the right training for certain jobs is part of the problem. But the shortfall is affecting many employment categories — skilled and unskilled labor.

A Solid Shipping Strategy Delivers the Win in an E-commerce World


Thanks to the rise of e-commerce and the heightening of customer expectations by Amazon and other leading companies, shipping and delivery have become a key driver of overall customer satisfaction.

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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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.

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?

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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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.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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

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]


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.

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

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

Retail Info Systems News


One of the biggest differences between the e-commerce customer experience and that of traditional, brick-and-mortar retail is that with e-commerce you don’t just walk out of the store with your purchase, you must wait to have it delivered.

The Three Ps of Sales and Operations Planning Success

Supply Chain Digest

Modifying the Traditional 3 Ps to People, Process and Platform