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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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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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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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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 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

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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]


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.

The Three Ps of Sales and Operations Planning Success

Supply Chain Digest

Modifying the Traditional 3 Ps to People, Process and Platform


Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.