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Warehouse theft: 8 Tips for effective prevention


This blog was originally published 21 August 2018. Most businesses with warehouse components suffer a great deal loss due to inventory shrinkage caused by theft within the warehouse, by their own internal employees.

Is the Supply Chain Undergoing an Existential Shift?

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

It’s often been said that business process changes precede technology and software. Companies would first define their frameworks and then seek out software to support those established practices. However, much has changed in the 21st century.

AI in Supply Chain: Six Barriers to Seeing Results

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change just about everything for the better. But there are a number of obstacles to its successful adoption in the supply chain

What Are the Most Important Features to Look for in Modern Artwork Management Software?


What kinds of digital assets do your artwork management personnel have access to? Supply Chain Labeling Logistics

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Issues in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Lambert & Cooper’s (2000) paper Issues in Supply Chain Management has certainly been one of the most influential articles of our discipline. Herein, they presented a framework for SCM as well as questions for how it could be implemented. The framework contained a set of cross-functional, cross-organizational business processes that could be used as a way to manage relationships with customers and suppliers.

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Editor’s Choice: Seven Key Insights for Shippers on the “New Rules” of Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. It’s no secret that e-commerce has changed the landscape of B2C retail – but the ripple effect this evolution has wrought on supply chains, including those of B2B shippers, may be less apparent. On June 18, GlobalTranz and the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network hosted a panel discussion titled, […].

Using the Right Data to Right-Size Your Warehouse


Warehouses are not one size fits all. Too little warehouse capacity can restrict the volume of SKUs you can ship, inhibiting revenue and service levels, while too much warehouse capacity inflates your overhead expenditures and ties up working capital. Unfortunately, unlike shopping for clothes, you cannot try on your new space before you buy it … The post Using the Right Data to Right-Size Your Warehouse appeared first on Chainalytics.

Adjusting to the Realities of the Consumer Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Long before there was anything labeled the digital path to purchase, legendary retailer Sam Walton stated, “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” Whether a customer is shopping on-line or in a traditional brick-and-mortar store, he or she are never far from a device that can search prices, locate reviews, and/or obtain all sorts of other information about products and services.

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Dashboards – Exit Procurement Chaos and Enter Strategic Management

EC Sourcing Group

I often hear from CPOs that their staff is in chaos and struggling to meet daily challenges. Strategic management is only a dream. Feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated seems to be the norm in procurement. What if you could see the status of every project on your personal dashboard?

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.

Hong Kong’s Office Warming Party


Adjuno HK has moved to a new office in the business district of Kowloon Bay last month. To inaugurate the new office, the Adjuno team hosted a traditional Hong Kong style ‘Lion Dance’ and ‘Roasted Pig Cutting’ ceremony.

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FLOW 2019: 6 River Systems Announces First Annual User Conference

6 River Systems

6 River Systems (6RS) – the provider of the world’s first and only fully collaborative mobile robotics fulfillment solutions – will gather its community for FLOW 2019 , a three-day user conference in Boston Sept. 9-11, 2019. 6RS has quickly established itself as a leader in warehouse and supply chain automation. Its experienced leadership and engineering teams work together to provide solutions that enhance the workforce and streamline warehouse tasks.

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Tariffs are the hot topic today, but there are a few other conditions causing challenges for today’s global supply chain professionals. Recently, I had the chance to talk with Eric Kleinsorge, publisher of Global Trade Magazine for a GT Podcast titled Global Logistics & Current Market Trends.

Walmart Fiscal Calendar – How to use it


As part of our series on calendars in the retail industry, we are diving deeper into specific key retailer calendars. Last time, we talked about retailer calendars in general. How they were originally conceived and some of their common, interesting quirks. Now we are going to dig a bit deeper into one of the most interesting retailer-specific calendars and the largest physical retailer in the world by revenue – the Walmart fiscal calendar. Understanding the Walmart calendar structure.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Veridian Named a Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partner

Veridian Solutions

SupplyChainBrain publishes an annual list of “100 Great Supply Chain Partners,” and Veridian was chosen among the top vendors for 2019. Receiving this recognition demonstrates the value of great service and skill of software vendors. As a supply chain systems integrator, Veridian works across numerous supply chains and values real-world benefits.

Learn How Organizations Are Implementing New Technologies with KPMG’s Alain Sawaya [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

In part-two of the Executive Exchange video series hosted by JDA Icon reporter Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Alain Sawaya of KPMG explains that successfully implementing a digital transformation depends on the people, the organization and of course, the technology. For KPMG, that meant partnering with JDA to lead the necessary digital transformation they would need to support their global client needs.

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What Is Final Mile Logistics Management?


Modern logistics are a paragon of efficiency and productivity. New technologies allow shippers and carriers to track shipment-level data in painstaking detail and with near-real-time access.

Is the Supply Chain Undergoing an Existential Shift?

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

It’s often been said that business process changes precede technology and software. Companies would first define their frameworks and then seek out software to support those established practices. However, much has changed in the 21st century.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Understanding the Challenges Facing Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Firms

USC Consulting Group

Businesses navigating the global aerospace and defense sector reached new heights in 2018, generating record revenues and laying the foundation for sustained organizational success through fast and furious merger and acquisition activity, according to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry


Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry. By: Mollie Bailey, Vice President, International, Transplace.

ParcelPal begins integration on Shopify platform for cannabis delivery


Shopify is an e-commerce platform provider that provides an online storefront to retailers. It provides services manly for merchants in North America in retail and also caters to cannabis sales within Canada. Businesses will be able to integrate their Shopify e-commerce store to ParcelPal's ecosystem. Merchants can the send good via ParcelPal's network, which adds a wider logistics capability to Shopify, particularly for the last mile.

Expanding 3PL Opportunities with Managed Transportation Services


As the transportation landscape continues to change, it is creating expanded opportunities for 3PLs to grow their transportation business, provide a better customer experience, and create innovative new services.

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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.

[PODCAST] How a Shipper Cut Transportation Costs with a TMS & Managed Services


Listen to “How a Shipper Cut Transportation Costs with a TMS & Managed Services” on Spreaker. Cut Transportation Costs Resources Transportation Management Case Study: Medical Supply Company Decreases Freight Claims Percentage, Improves Visibility, & Reduces Costs Download the Case Study How to Implement & Integrate a TMS to Drive Adoption for a Larger ROI Download.read More.

APIs and the High Value of ‘Useless’ Data

Talking Logistics

Global enterprises spend a lot of money on technology — up to 7% of revenues go toward hardware and software to communicate, gather, store, curate, and analyze the organization’s data. However, a robust IT infrastructure is only as valuable as a company’s ability to use it to transform data into actionable insights. Insights are the. Read more APIs and the High Value of ‘Useless’ Data.

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Partner Pages: Your Carriers Can Book More Loads with Ease


Today we’re excited to announce Partner Pages: a feature that provides every Parade freight brokerage customer with their own white-labeled carrier landing page to share real-time and relevant opportunities to authorized carriers.

Featuring Our Top 10 Inventory Management Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Formula For Achieving Game Changing Results! Inventory is often the single largest asset in most companies across any industry.

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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.