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Nowadays, it’s as if every article about digitalization is casually peppered with the terms ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’. They are almost always used together and without any extra explanation.

Equipping Your Supply Chain Risk Management Kit

Enterra Insights

People now have access to more information than at any time in history — and it’s all available at the click of a mouse. You might find then find it surprising that a recent survey, conducted by Verdantix, found more than half of the company representatives who responded indicated “they still use a mix of spreadsheets and paper” as part of their supply chain risk management process.[1] 1] The survey involved 161 executives in heavy industry sectors in six countries.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time


Introduction This brewery company has a long history of 129 years of development with 22 subsidiaries and 5000 employees. They kept its traditional recipe for beer with the help of modern technology and highly qualified staff to grow into one of the leading brewery companies in Vietnam.

Guest opinion: There is no last mile in supply chain


Greg White is a founder, CEO, board director and advisor in B2B technology with multiple successful exits.

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.

The role of supply chain management in retail scenario of today


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Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

Freight Center

All Hollow’s Eve will be here before we know it! But it’s not just going to be ghouls, goblins and vampires having the time of their undead lives. Shoppers are gearing up for the spookiest night of the year and retailers are ready to bank on the opportunity. The National Retail Federation forecasts that this year, Halloween spending by Americans will reach $9 billion.

The State of Parcel Retail Shipping


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Keep Child Labor Out of Your Kid’s Halloween Candy

Material Handling & Logistics

When rated on human rights efforts in cocoa supply chains, a number of well-known brands did not receive passing grades

[WHITE PAPER] The State of Freight Management


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The State of Freight Management” white paper!

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Live EU MDR Webinar on 10/24 Featuring USDM's Jay Crowley


In the health care sector, medical device labeling is one of the most essential processes in production. Any slight error in your labeling could pose risk towards your patients, and, if you are not compliant with regulations, you could have painful recalls and fines.


Mapping the Cobalt Supply Chain

SCM Research

Cobalt has become a key commodity for battery-powered vehicles and other electronic products. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest producer of cobalt. The so-called “Copperbelt” in the southeastern part of the country hosts most of the cobalt ore, mainly extracted through large-scale industrial mining but also through artisanal and small-scale mining activities by more than 100,000 miners.

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Art of Procurement Webinar The Current State of Digital Readiness: Mastering the Supply Chain Data Challenge, October 29th 2019, 11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT


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Brexit’s Profound Impact on Cross-Border Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Reveal the True Colors of Your Business with the Right ERP Software


In a recent conversation with my 14-year-old daughter, she asked me what I do for work. My immediate response was: “I serve others.” “I I know that dad,” she replied with a smile, “but how do you do that?”

Conference recap: What’s the word in API World?


Our team of Axway API experts enjoyed some time immersed in the world of APIs in San Jose on October 8th-10th. The API World conference provided us with an opportunity to talk directly to a wide variety of people who … API Management Events AMPLIFY API Management api events gartner

Book & claim as a sustainability driver


When people envision traceability, they probably see a world where for every product a consumer buys, the exact origin is known. When someone buys a piece of fruit in a store, they should be able to know on what acre on what farm it was grown.

Conversations in A.I.


Conversations In A.I. ThroughPut's CTO Bhaskar Ballapragada is interviewed by Innodemia's CEO Paolo Messina PhD., Published October 17, 2019.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Customization vs. Configuration: Which Approach Is Best?

Arena Solutions

Software vendors have always sought to provide highly adaptable solutions by allowing customization. Most vendors will claim that it’s easy to customize their solution. However, there are two different approaches.

How One Major Metropolitan School District is Driving Efficiency in Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

One major metropolitan school district has achieved dramatic efficiency gains and gained control over critical spend categories in the past year. For years the district was saddled with an antiquated manual system to solicit, analyze and award bids for goods and services.

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Meet Sleep Number, Innovation Award Winner


This year’s Customer Excellence Award for Innovation goes to Sleep Number – for taking their supply chain to a whole new level with help from Bristlecone Labs. “We We are a digital company.

Flexibility AND Scalability: A Scarce Combination Among 3PLs

Consumer Goods Logistics

Check out the marketing claims of many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and you’ll see the words “flexible” and “scalable” used regularly, and often together. The fact is, most are good at one or the other, but not both. 3PL Outsourcing

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

An Interview on the Potential Impact of the ELD Mandate in Canada

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On June 13, 2019, The Canadian Ministry of Transportation (Transport Canada) announced a formal plan to implement electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada. I was able to interview Marco Romano, vice president of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson, regarding some of the details.

Gartner Critical Capabilities Report 2019


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Ready to expand your warehouse network? 6 things to consider


How to decide when it’s time for a network expansion

MercuryGate Ranks Highly In 2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities Report


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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.