Wed.Jul 13, 2016

Information Overload: Is Too Much Data Crippling Your Supply Chain?


by Alexa Cheater How much is too much? That’s the question many supply chain practitioners are asking themselves in this world of big data, where a flood of new information is rapidly becoming readily available.

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Loftware Celebrates 30 Years of Innovative Labeling Solutions


Today Loftware announced its 30 th year of pioneering the development of Enterprise Labeling Solutions across its customers’ global supply chains. Labeling

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When You Focus on Getting the Best Deal Insead of Developing the Best Relationship

Talking Logistics

Earlier this week, Stephanie Gleason at the Wall Street Journal reported that “General Motors Co. is fighting to get equipment and inventory from a family-owned auto parts supplier that filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, saying a contract dispute threatens to shut down 19 GM assembly plants in North American and lead to ‘tens of millions of dollars in losses.’” The article goes on to say: Clark-Cutler-McDermott Co., (CCM)

Forecasting: A Forgotten Requirement

Logistics Viewpoints

A few months ago, I attended the ToolsGroup Supply Chain Transformation conference in Boston. I am always interested in case study presentations, as I find that I learn a lot about how companies are applying their technology and business processes to solve a problem. These case studies are also an opportunity to give other practitioners a different way to look at a problem they may be experiencing as well. One of the case study presentations […

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Optimization 101: The Indirect Supply Chain Explained


The benign term, "indirect", negates the vital impact improper resource allocation can have on a company's bottom line. Indirect spend can consume up to 50% of purchasing dollars and turn profitability into loss.

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6 Costly Transportation Management Software Mistakes Technology Can Correct

GTG Technology Group

There is no denying that logistical operations within supply chains are exceedingly complicated. It has grown nearly impossible to maintain a business while managing each factor manually. The result has been a push toward high-tech Transportation Management Software (TMS) and cloud-based IT.

Healthcare Logistics: Filling a New Prescription for Supply Chain Improvement

Inbound Logistics

Healthcare organizations are transforming how they source supplies and connect with manufacturers and service providers to meet emerging patient demands, address healthcare legislation, support an overall focus on improving patient care, and lower healthcare costs

Top and Bottom Line Improvement: It's Our Job


You’ve likely seen articles that discuss how disruptive technology solutions will impact business and how digital business tools will enable you to define new markets and processes. An unintended consequence of these articles has been creating concern and fear in business leaders who may not be ready to adopt any of these technologies or who misunderstand how they may impact their companies.

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Get The Scoop: The Ice Cream Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ice cream companies have to ensure their products maintain their quality as they travel from the manufacturing plant to distribution center to the retailer, and finally into the consumer’s shopping cart and home. Cold chain management and proper sanitation are key ingredients

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Celebrating Drones, Butterflies and Exceptional People


The Americas are pulling me South-eastward with greater frequency these days. Having just returned from a client engagement in Brazil, where it’s currently winter with sunny blue skies and 28 degrees, our English ‘summer’ with its driving horizontal rain is something of a comedown! . Before heading off to Brazil, I had the privilege of chairing my first US eft CSCO conference, in the bustling, blustery city of Chicago.

Tapping Military Talent: Shoes on the Ground

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain logistics companies view veterans as a crucial pool of potential employees, and consequently they are using a range of methods to recruit and hire former members of the military for their workforces

Big Data and Privacy: What should People Expect?

Enterra Insights

“What does privacy really mean to you,” asks Cathy Nolan (@CatherineNolan7), an Information Analyst.[1] 1] In the era of big data, … Continued. The post Big Data and Privacy: What should People Expect? appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Materials Handling Equipment Kicks Into High Gear

Inbound Logistics

New technology abounds inside the four walls of a distribution center. From narrow aisles configurations, specialized rack systems and lift equipment to optimize stacking capabilities, WMS software that integrates with automated sortation systems, and self-guided intelligent robotic vehicles, innovations in materials handling products are transforming the supply chain

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Why Having More Than the Big Two as Parcel Carrier Options Gains Traction in Small Package Shipping


Shipping processes and best practices are continually evolving and adapting to help small and medium businesses gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly complex global economy. Driven by the growth of e-commerce, more shippers are involved in the global economy than ever before.

Optimizing Inbound for Improved E-Commerce Fulfillment

Inbound Logistics

A more comprehensive approach to supply chain management can help provide a great omni-channel experience that encourages customer loyalty and optimizes profitability

Chasing Amazon: Building a Dynamic Warehouse Network


<p>Amazon has raised the bar on both customer expectations for fast free shipping and the scale of logistics needed to support those expectations. This white paper explores the economics behind competing with Amazon's scale and the dynamic warehouse strategies that make it possible.& </p&gt

Is It Time to Think About Logistics Outsourcing?

Inbound Logistics

A company’s ability to efficiently execute a supply chain strategy in today’s environment can be enhanced by logistics outsourcing with a strategic partner

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Running Out of Warehouse Space?

Logistics Bureau

Running out of warehouse space is a really common problem! I talked to Mal Walker to see what tips he could provide. You can reach Mal Walker on +61 412 271 503 or Email. What other tips have you got? Feel free to share them below in the comments. Best Regards. Rob O’Byrne.

Does Your Supply Chain Need an Alignment?

Inbound Logistics

If your company’s supply chain isn’t aligned with your overall business competitive strategy, then performance may fall short of expectations, with higher costs, poor execution, and reduced revenue and profits

Supply Chain Execs Shift Focus From Sustenance to Survival

Inbound Logistics

If they haven’t already, supply chain executives need to immediately deploy more flexible and agile supply chain management solutions that encompass an enterprise resource planning system

Using Social Media to Empower Your Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Social media benefits the supply chain industry in many ways. Companies enhance communication with customers, generate demand, reduce operating costs, mitigate risk, increase productivity, and gain marketplace intelligence through social channels

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Dialing In to the Secondhand Smartphone Market

Inbound Logistics

Success in the secondhand phone market requires the ability to spot and adapt quickly to market trends. The right supply chain partners can help maximize earnings and navigate the uncertain terrain ahead

Keeping an Eye on Cost Management

Inbound Logistics

An acceleration of mergers and acquisitions is causing dramatic changes to the supply chain. Are you prepared to manage through this changing environment while managing cost

Summer Reading Guide: 16 Must-Reads This Summer

Inbound Logistics

A handy reading guide summarizing supply chain books and their key takeaways

Still Pushing Your Customers Around?

Inbound Logistics

Using the best logistics IT available, and partnering with world-class carriers and 3PLs, can help you find a better way towards supply chain success

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!