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Segmenting Your Inventory by Gross Margin and Demand Variability


Source: Gartner Research. Gartner Research analyst Paul Lord has developed a thought-provoking approach (shown in the above diagram) for tailoring supply and inventory tactics to different inventory segments.

Utilizing WMS (Warehouse Management System): Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your WMS Investment


Across retail, the push to get more products to more consumers in less time is growing. Today, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of individual warehouse management systems ( WMSs ) available, but how do you reap the real-world features within this innovative type of supply chain management systems? How do you know utilizing a WMS in your company is really working to benefit your enterprise?

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This Week in Logistics News (June 4-8, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I graduated from high school 30 years ago. I was co-valedictorian, but if you ask me what I spoke about that day, I honestly don’t remember — other than a vague recollection of either me or my classmate referencing Billy Joel’s song, “This Is the Time,” in our speech.

Drug Companies Consider Blockchain for the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: how drug companies are experimenting with Blockchain technology; the evolution of Rent the Runway’s business model; how Amway’s digitalization efforts are resulting in a superior customer experience; a deep dive into America’s online shopping habit; and the impact of supply constraints on the services sector. Drug Companies Consider Blockchain for the Supply Chain.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Increase efficiency by automating your supply chain workflows


In the digital age, businesses need to use all the tools at their disposal to optimize their workflows and run the most cost-effective operational processes. Supply chain management Wholesale eCommerce

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The Importance of Artwork Management in the Product Lifecycle


They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but they say nothing about judging a package by its label. The artwork surrounding your product is just as valuable and important as your product itself (if not more so; just ask anyone who collects action figures), and it requires a well-managed process. Artwork Management

When TMS Providers Have Too Much On Their Plate

Supply Chain Collaborator

The biggest TMS providers have been resting on their brand reputation, commanding outrageous prices without providing the superior service and results one would expect.

Lobster Logistics


With all the talk in our field about putting the customer first, I was surprised to read an article in which a company claims a different strategy.

When TMS Providers Have Too Much On Their Plate

Supply Chain Collaborator

The biggest TMS providers have been resting on their brand reputation, commanding outrageous prices without providing the superior service and results one would expect. With too much on their plates, they’ve grown bloated and complacent, they lack the hunger to achieve superior results for their customers. So say many high volume shipping organizations we talk to as they go to market for new logistics IT solutions.

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.

Human Adaptability Still Needed in an AI-Driven World

Supply Chain @ MIT

If you’re one of the countless people wringing their hands over the prospect of artificial intelligence (AI) taking over the world, you might want to take a closer look at the kind of world AI is supposedly inheriting. It’s a world where human flexibility and adaptability are needed more than ever.

Transportation Capacity Crunch - How can shippers alleviate the pain

C3 Solutions

Shippers are up against serious challenges in 2018. Numerous factors are combining to make it difficult for manufacturers and retailers alike to achieve the increased volume, speed and accuracy demanded by our booming economy. Put simply, constrained capacity has turned transportation – specifically trucking, which moves about 70 percent of freight – into a pain point for many shippers. It's a story we’ve heard before, but this time it's worse than ever.

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Top 10 Companies with Best Corporate Responsibility Records

Material Handling & Logistics

There was a time when corporate responsibility was just a report. Now it's a living, breathing activity that many companies must embrace publicly to ensure support from employees, shareholders and customers. To that end, each year companies are ranked on how well they are doing with these policies.

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.

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TIA 3PL Perspectives: Joined at the Hip with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider


From 3PL Perspectives Magazine – June 2018. …In business, you pick a software vendor. You go through a long due-diligence process. You assemble your team so they can all have a look at the proposed transportation management software solution. And you try to arrive at the ‘most optimal’ decision that you can with a group of people who all may have a different idea or expectation as to what they are buying. It’s software, it’s intangible and it’s symbolic.