Tue.Feb 13, 2018

Don’t risk falling behind: 3 things you can do to start mastering analytics


In today’s business environment, you can’t remain competitive without mastering analytics. S till, most companies are “not very far” when it comes to implementing analytics and garnering benefits from data, as a recent survey from CSCMP suggests.

These Logistics Trends Will Force a Reevaluation of Logistics Strategy in 2018


The logistics industry faces a huge battle in 2018. Demand is increasing faster than anyone could have predicted, and new technologies are disrupting the market. However, logistics professionals can get ahead of the curve by knowing what trends to expect in the coming year that will require a reevaluation of logistics strategy in 2018. The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics. Download ebook. Consumers Will Demand Faster Turnaround Times on Last Mile Deliveries.

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Supply chain planning – it’s time to get personal

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois When sacrificing family time becomes the norm. Supply planning – to profitably align supply with demand. It sounds like something you could get done during an honest day’s work. As it turns out, it’s not that easy.

Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

Is the cloud in your future? According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49%. Cost reduction/maximize IT investment – 43%. Improved security – 37%.

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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.

Gartner's 8 Supply Chain Trends You Can't Ignore

River Logic

Gartner recently identified the top eight disruptive technologies most likely to impact organizational supply chains in 2018. Keep in mind, these trending technologies are scattered throughout the various stages of the Gartner Hype Cycle , which charts the development of technologies from concept to maturity and adoption. Starting with those closest to commercial viability, here the the eight supply chain trends you can't ignore. Prescriptive Analytics Advanced Analytics

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3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons. Over the last few years, digitization has become more prominent in the air industry. As in most industries, big data obtained in real time, from real events, combined with flexible management, is helping air carriers take a more […].

ModusLink Announces Poetic’s Capability to Support Full Product Lifecycle

ModusLink Corporation

ModusLink is proud to announce that our entitlement management software, Poetic®, now supports the full product lifecycle with the implementation of several new features.

UltraShipTMS Announces Temperature Tracking in TMS via FourKites

Supply Chain Collaborator

Real-time Tracking of Temperature Levels for Reefer/Freezer Trailers is a Boon for Food Shippers Working to Comply with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Mandates.

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Where Have The Drivers Gone?


In the digital world that we're now living in where buying a particular product is as simple as clicking a computer mouse a few times, many people don't realize how many of the goods we consume are delivered from businesses to consumers by way of our nation's highways.

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.

Fast is expensive but cheap is slow, until now

Supply Chain Network

Whether it is a Ferrari vs. a Fiat or a Jet Engine vs. a Propeller, generally speaking, to move something quickly has a higher cost than to move it slowly. The ability to move fast at a lower cost is a challenge that has pervaded the supply chain industry for years. This challenge has never been more applicable to retailers and brands than it is today.

Benchmarking Success: Focus on what Matters

Logistics Bureau

In this interview series, we’re introducing some of our senior staff in a little more detail. What makes them tick? What ticks them off? But also: Why do they love supply chain management so much? Today we’re talking to Steven Thacker.

A Quick Method for Assessing Inventory Health


Last week we discussed a Gartner framework for gauging inventory health, but noted that the Inventory Quality Ratio (IQR) could take a while to implement ( Click here to read last week’s blog).

Walgreen’s Acquisition of Amerisource Bergen is based on the need for integration to survive


The news of Walgreen’s potential acquisition of Amerisource Bergen is one of a string of recent announcements that signify efforts by channel players in the massive life sciences market to set up barriers to competition against behemoths by the likes of Amazon, (in my opinion).

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.

Supply Chain News on Japanese Reputation for Manufacturing Quality Being Shaken, Along with Aspects of the Its Famous Lean Practices

Supply Chain Digest

The Legendary Genba at the Center of the Serious Questions Japanese Manufacturers Face

Navigating Ecommerce with Your Existing Supply Chain Relationships & Capabilities

Supply Chain 24/7

The rules for success in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment are still being written, however, you can minimize the risks and costs of scaling your operations, and get to market faster, by leveraging your existing network, resources, and relationships to their fullest potential

Logistics of Love: Journey of the Rose

PLS Logistics

When you picture Valentine’s Day in your mind, what do you see? Chocolates, hearts, giant stuffed teddy bears, and "lovey-dovey" cards. But isn’t there something that is even more common on that day? Yes, flowers! But not just any flower, roses, vibrant red roses. These beautiful and delicate flowers are a true symbol of love and a staple when February 14th arrives. Their growing popularity has called for higher import numbers.

Man vs. Machine: Can Humans Win the Labor War Against Automation?


| By Jim Haller | Senior Manager, Parcel Spend Optimization | Chainalytics | Think Bradbury, the Terminator, and Wall-E. What do these concepts, and countless others, have in common? Automation, artificial intelligence, a decline in human presence.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Using Your Logistics Expertise as a Competitive Weapon When It Comes To Ecommerce

Supply Chain 24/7

Customers have unlimited buying options at their fingertips - speed to serve, product availability & customer experience have become the new tools in the seller’s arsenal to maintain market competitiveness

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5 ways packaging affects your Net Promoter Score


How can packaging influence your Net Promoter Score, which provides a snapshot of customer satisfaction and loyalty? By Rob Kaszubowski in Protective Packaging, February 13, 2018 What’s Net Promoter Score and what’s packaging got to do with it? Turns out NPS is a great indicator of business growth that can be influenced by ecommerce packaging in five …

Pratical Tips to Improve Demand Planning

Supply Chain 24/7

If you have experience forecasting demand for products or services, you know that obtaining consistently good forecast accuracy is a mix of science and experience