Fri.Feb 08, 2019

Where There’s Fyre – There’s Smoke!


This is not a post I particularly take pleasure in writing, because I am typically someone who appreciates the ambition of the dreamer, the heart of the entrepreneur, and those that want to try something that stretches themselves and changes the rules of the game.

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Smash Your Route to Market Targets with Essential Training & Platforms to Capture and Share Success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to my blog series on Route to Market (RtM) , which includes Sales, TM&D (Trade Marketing & Distribution), in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. I have created a model called the 20 Steps to Route to Market Excellence.

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019


The post 7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019 appeared first on Chainalytics.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity


Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

[This page is intentionally left blank.]. because my mind is blank this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week.

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Request for Partnership | The new RFP for technology solutions

BluJay Solutions

Logistics professionals are looking beyond features and functions, to collaborative partners and agile solutions that can scale and connect their supply chains for future success.

February 8 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers.

Big Data Analytics are Table Stakes for Digital Age Businesses

Enterra Insights

Business executives are always looking for a competitive edge and many have turned to advanced analytics to find that advantage. In the digital age, they often gamble their company’s future on the decisions they make, which is why advanced analytics have become table stakes in business. Table stakes is a gambling term. It refers to a rule requiring a player to bet no more money than he or she had on the table at the beginning of that hand.

The Importance of Securing B2B Networks with Augmented Identity and Information Security Management

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the critical importance of cyber-attack and information securing defenses, and for developing outside-in strategies for augmented identity and information security management.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Empowered by Incoterms, LTL Audits, Clean Data, and More Listener Mail [podcast]

Aborn and Co.

We’ll be talking about ways in which Incoterms can empower your supply chain, the components of an LTL freight quote, and the advantages of clean data

Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that U.S. retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent and 4.4 percent despite some economic cautions.

Webinar: How Are Shippers Using Technology to Address Global Trade Woes?

Amber Road

Global Trade Management Trade Agreement Identification Free Trade Agreements Global Sourcing Sourcing Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Global Supply Chain Global Trade Content

Chain of Custody: Source of Control in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain 24/7

The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

4 Ways Incoterms Empower Your Supply Chain

Aborn and Co.

Part of taking control of your supply chain is taking control of your incoterms. Are you in control of yours

Data Loggers vs. IoT Enabled Real-Time Services for Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain 24/7

Learn how to optimize your supply chain processes and eliminate inefficiencies with the help of supply chain visibility solutions and cargo tracking and monitoring

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The Gurus Are Back. 2019 Supply Chain Predictions Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

Marc Wulfraat, Mike Watson, David Schneider and Rich Sherman Offer their Prognostications, with Analyst Predictions Next Week

How the Internet of Things & Big Data Are Accelerating Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain 24/7

IoT technology along with big data analytics is well on its way to transforming supply chain management, and the companies that can take advantage of these benefits in the near term will save money, increase efficiency and keep their customers happy

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.

E-Commerce Trends are Game Changing for Trucking Industry

Material Handling & Logistics

The number of intra-regional and last-mile truck trips has increased while the average length of haul has declined

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7 Components of an LTL Freight Quote

Aborn and Co.

Are you being charged correctly for your less-than-truckload freight? Here's our guide to the 7 components that make up an LTL freight quote

Indian Regulations Rain on Amazon and Walmart’s E-Commerce Parade


New regulations from the world’s fastest growing economy have undermined retailers’ business models and obstructed their sales in India’s burgeoning e-commerce sector

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Retail Supplier Updates: H-E-B and UNFI – February 2019

Zipline Logistics

Retailers and distributors make regular updates to their supplier guidelines and warehouse networks. These changes are often related to billing, packaging, appointment scheduling, hours of operation, and/or chargeback structures. All changes are made with intentions to improve business processes.

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.

5 Best Practice Inventory Control Techniques for Warehouse Management


Good inventory control techniques for warehouse management start with an organised and well-maintained site. Managers should regularly inspect warehouse operations, ensuring that stock is stored in a way that allows staff to easily and safely access it. Below are some best practice inventory control techniques to help improve your operations and ensure the smooth running of your warehouse. Have a well-organised floor plan.

Care for the future: OOP conference in Munich (Article in German)


For the third time in a row, Axway was a sponsor at the OOP conference for software architecture at the ICM Munich.