Wed.Feb 20, 2019

It’s Time to Rethink Availability vs. Waste in Your Grocery Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

Recent research by McKinsey supports what many of us have long suspected: shoppers use the quality of a few key items to rate a supermarket’s fresh produce department, and this assessment has knock-on effects that impact sales both in fresh and other departments.

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Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms. For years the military has used the acronym VUCA to describe what, in wartime, is often referred to as the fog of war. VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.

New Technology Changing The Supply Chain – Augmented Reality

Clear Spider

As mentioned last week, we will be diving into augmented reality (AR). Cell phones and tablets are the way AR gets into most people’s lives. An example is an app called Layar. It uses the smartphone’s GPS and camera to collect information about the user. Then, it displays information about nearby restaurants, stores and points […]. The post New Technology Changing The Supply Chain – Augmented Reality appeared first on [link].

The Importance of Confidence in Career and Life

JDA software

Haley Morse is vice president, services sales, North American retail and has been with JDA for nearly 25 years. She is a great example of getting comfortable being uncomfortable and talks about how she’s done this in her career, and how important it is to be confident in yourself and your decisions.

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.

Creating Cybersecurity in Your Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain attacks rose by 150% between 2016 and 2017

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What Is a Retail Warehouse and What are the Benefits?

Veridian Solutions

The idea of a retail warehouse stems from the gradual decline of available warehouse space in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal , retailers across the country are experiencing a shortage of available warehouse capacity.

How to Mitigate the Fallout of International Trade Relations

Supply Chain 24/7

The tariff wars can be credited for having achieved one thing: making strategic and 5 seamless supply chain management a priority in the boardroom once again

Fast Steps to E-Commerce WMS Success

Veridian Solutions

Demands of consumers are expanding, and the capabilities within an e-commerce WMS will empower supply chains with more data and ways to connect to consumers.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.18-2.22

Aborn and Co.

Amazon's environmental pledge, spot rates rise, West Coast warehouse space shortage, retailers turn to AI, "Where's my freight?!" and much more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

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.

Make the Switch to a Digital Supply Chain at RILA's LINK Conference

Amber Road

Between consumer demands, shrinking deadlines, getting goods to market, rising costs, and shifting trade policies – the job of a retailer is becoming increasingly challenging. But it doesn’t have to be an impossible task.

78% of retail C-suite do not have real time view of inventory across channels


According to The 2019 Retail C-Suite Viewpoint Survey, 78% of executives surveyed do not have a real-time view of inventory across channels, and half of respondents believe they do not have the right platforms and tools in place to support expanded fulfillment options.

Brexit - What next for British business?

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By John Perry, managing director at SCALA, provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector. With EU negotiators seemingly ruling out the possibility of a second referendum, Labour demanding customs union membership, and Theresa May still doggedly pursuing her universally unpopular agreement, we seem to be hurtling ever-faster towards a no-deal Brexit

How You Can Simplify Your Supply Chain


For many supply chain managers at wholesale , distribution , and manufacturing companies, simplifying the supply chain can be a difficult task. An efficient and effective supply chain is fundamental to the success of these types of businesses, and the key to ensuring their efficacy is their simplification. In this article, we outline three key ways business owners can simplify their supply chain for maximum productivity. Automate processes.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Supply Chain News on The Six Key Issues for Procurement In 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Roundtable Discussions with Procurement Execs across the Globe Provides Insight

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17 th , 2019. The recent observance of President’s Day brought to mind the influential leaders of the past that helped construct the foundations of our country.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Changing Robot Cost Dynamics

Supply Chain Digest

With Labor Costs Rising and Robot Costs Falling, Adoption in Supply Chain Likely to be Substantial

Preparing Now for the 2019 Peak Season in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Even though the peak season in transportation recently ended, it’s never too early to start preparing for the next one. What did we learn from the 2018 peak season that we can apply in our planning for 2019? What actions should companies take now to start preparing? How can technology help in the preparation process? Those are some of the questions I discussed with Sam Ralat, Sr. Director of Carrier Innovation at project44 , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. 2018 lessons learned.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Building a Business Case for a Supply Chain Optimization Project


Supply chain optimization can enable businesses to keep up with the pace of change and sustain a competitive advantage by significantly improving in the areas of cost, service and risk. You may recognize possible benefits and savings for your organization, but getting there can be a challenge. Executives are short on time and resistant to […]. The post Building a Business Case for a Supply Chain Optimization Project appeared first on LLamasoft.

Will Consumers Pay for Responsible Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Do consumers place a monetary value on supply-chain visibility? Are they willing to pay more for a product that is “socially responsible&rdquo

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: "Zero-to-One" is a lot different than “One-To-Many”

Dragon Innovation

In anticipation of Halloween, I decided to build a robot to hand out candy. It was great to take a break from thinking about manufacturing in high-volume and focus on just getting one prototype to work.

Unrealistic Total Cost of TMS Ownership Perceptions Often Impact ROI

Supply Chain Collaborator

Everyone loves a bargain. When it comes to cloud TMS software, there’s no shortage of attractively priced solutions offerings from providers large and small, young and old. However, just because a provider offers attractively low subscription fees, it doesn’t mean a shipper is getting the best deal.

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.

Axway Innovation Events in the UK


Today’s technologies are transforming the marketplace, causing a lot of disruption for players of all sizes. To lead the industry, let alone stay competitive, companies are looking for ways to best leverage their data using innovative technology.

How Data Analytics Helps PE Firms Accelerate Value Creation at Due Diligence

Maine Pointe

Mark McTigue, VP Industry Partner Private Equity and Michael Kirstein, VP Europe, discuss why private equity firms are increasingly deploying data analytics to help them buy right and buy smart in a challenging market. operational due diligence Private Equity Consulting Private Equity Data Analytic

Putting the WOW in the checkout experience

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Craig Summers, UK Managing Director, Manhattan Associates. Embracing technology is a prerequisite for success in the modern retail environment. There are many ways in which retailers can deliver a new in-store experience – and while some retailers will undoubtedly look to emulate the human touch free Amazon Go model, for many others, human interaction is the primary and fundamental component of a positive bricks and mortar experience

[Video] - How Omni-Channel Brands Can Enable a Strategic Drop Ship Program


INTRODUCTION: Dropshipping is when retailers or distributors directly utilize vendor or third party inventory to fulfill customer orders. For brands that want to enable endless aisle to improve customer service and capture sales, adding drop ship capabilities is a game-changer. Unified Commerce

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.