Thu.Oct 11, 2018

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience


The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye.

3PL providers and shippers struggling to improve agility as infrastructure and workforce readiness hampers capabilities finds study


Shippers and 3PL providers are struggling to adjust to demands in the market place, with the top concerns bugging executives being infrastructure issues and the capabilities of their labour forces.

Construction Equipment Forum: Paths to digitizing the industry


Professor Walther (IPM) opens the first Construction Equipment Forum, which makes an important contribution to securing the industry’s future (photo courtesy of IPM) The Construction Equipment Forum – the first event of its kind. On October 9, 2018, the IPM Institutes’s Construction Forum opened its doors for the first time to some 200 participants from various disciplines: building companies, OEMs, suppliers, representatives of the scientific community, and service providers.

Why Cybersecurity is Important to Your Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

As digitalization takes over the world, there is a raging demand for transferring loads of data to cloud storage. The transportation industry is no exception, considering the exponential growth of the e-commerce sector.

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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.

End of Year Decisions for Shippers

Logistics Trends and Insights

Even with a new round of tariffs going into effect on September 24, U.S.-bound bound imports are pegged to stay at what are being described as near or actual record-high levels until the end of the year according to the latest Port Tracker report.

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U.S. Defense Supply Chain 'Alarmingly' Reliant on China, Other Rivals

Material Handling & Logistics

We know there's a problem. But will the White House and Congress actually do anything about it? The Defense Department released an urgent report last Friday outlining how its supply chains are alarmingly reliant on China and other potential military rivals for essential materials. How can the U.S.

What You Need to Know About Demand Forecasting


Demand forecasting is the process of estimating the number of products that customers will be willing to purchase in the future. It involves leveraging data and analytics about your product and the market to closely predict customer demand over a particular time frame. It’s a crucial aspect for many companies and inherent in more reliable demand forecasting is demand planning.

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


Lull uses FLEXE for order fulfillment to their customers. As a result, they’re saving 30% on FedEx costs, reducing delivery times by 51%, and reaching 88% of their marketing with two-day delivery. Here’s how. Nearly a third of our lives are spent sleeping.

Supply chain transformation, how hard can that be?

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Growing up, I was a huge fan of comedian Steve Martin. For many a Halloweens, I simply wore an arrow through my head. I would have […]. The post Supply chain transformation, how hard can that be? appeared first on Solvoyo. Business Operations

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on No Wonder US has been Losing Manufacturing Plants

Supply Chain Digest

US Producer Prices Up Big in Last 15 Years, while China Prices are Flat

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Customer Advisory – Hurricane Michael


Current as of October 11, 2018. Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle yesterday as a Category 4 storm and continues to move across Georgia and into the Carolina’s. The region is experiencing extensive flooding from storm surges and rainfall. 900,000 homes and businesses are experiencing power outages in Florida and Georgia. Our thoughts are with everyone affected in these areas as they endure the situation. Supporting our Customers and Carriers.

13 Sections to Include in a Compelling Business Case for a WMS

Veridian Solutions

Have you been struggling to try and figure out how to write the business case for a WMS? Warehouse managers must understand how to write a successful business case for a WMS focusing on all opportunities for return on investment , maintaining a stringent structure, and a few tips for streamlining the process.

How to Overcome Nature’s Impact over Global Supply Chains

Gravity Supply Chain

This past year witnessed an unusually large number of devastating natural disasters all across the world. From the multiple hurricanes which have battered South America and the United States… The post How to Overcome Nature’s Impact over Global Supply Chains appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Automation & Digitization Logistics Provider Manufacturer Retailer Stephanie Johnson Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Visibility Technology & Cloud

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.

Case Akademibokhandeln: Centralizing Processes for Better Christmas Management

RELEX Solutions

Case Akademibokhandeln: Centralizing Processes for Better Christmas Management. Insights » Case Studies. Introduction. Akademibokhandeln is the leading bookseller in Sweden with 107 stores across the country and one online store.

Artificial Intelligence is Helping Shape the Business Landscape

Enterra Insights

Throughout history, the business landscape has continually changed as new conditions and new technologies emerge. In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been one of the most significant technologies reshaping the business landscape. Reporters from i-Scoop observe, “Although the interest for leveraging artificial intelligence in business is high, implementation is still low.”[1]

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The Case of the Missing Aubergine

Supply Chain Nation

Earlier this summer, an aubergine shortage at a supermarket in Cheltenham, UK, captured the imagination of the Twittersphere after a ‘devastated’ local resident expressed his dismay at being greeted with an empty bay when he went to find the vegetable. A flurry of memes and tweets mourning the loss of Cheltenham’s aubergines ensued, calling for Tesco to #BringBackOurAubergines.

Halloween Spending to Remain Steady at $9 Billion

Material Handling & Logistics

Favorite costumes this year are princesses and witches. Spending on Halloween is expected to reach $9 billion this year, about the same as last year’s $9.1 billion, according to a report from the National Retail Federation.

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.

Black Friday 2018: Consumers are eager, more digital, and willing to spend – Periscope By McKinsey

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth, has announced the findings of research on consumer sentiment towards Black Friday 2018

Making Sure Your Inventory Stock Adds Up: Avoiding a Stock Discrepancy


Let’s say you run a garden centre, selling plants and gardening equipment. You’re stock taking and you’ve noticed that something’s wrong: the number of garden gnomes you have on the shelf doesn’t match the number of garden gnomes that you’ve recorded in your inventory stock count. You’re surprised – how could this have happened? How did you end up with a stock discrepancy? A stock discrepancy is when the actual amount of stock you hold doesn’t match up with the recorded amount of inventory stock.

5 things to consider when buying a used coffee roaster

Exapro Hub

The most exciting part of becoming an artisan coffee roaster is to pick your roaster. But like any purchase, there are a few things to consider before buying it. If you’re still hesitating between a new machinery […]. The post 5 things to consider when buying a used coffee roaster appeared first on Exapro Hub. Buying & Selling Machinery


How Will Your Business Handle Inventory Management with BOPIS?


Buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS), or click-and-collect as online shoppers know it, is being adopted by retailers in the era of eCommerce. BOPIS has evolved to meet customer demand. Customers enjoy the flexibility and ease of shopping online on their own devices. They don’t have to hop around from store to store to find what they need. It’s there, waiting for them to purchase it online.

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.

An advanced sound software for predicting malfunction in machinery

Exapro Hub

Experienced operators can easily tell if the machine they’re currently working on is facing a malfunction just by listening to the sounds it makes. A new sound software let us hope that, soon, everyone will have this […]. The post An advanced sound software for predicting malfunction in machinery appeared first on Exapro Hub. Industry News Machinery