Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Last-Mile Delivery Apps Grow African Economies One Goat at a Time

APICS

As last-mile delivery companies like Uber Eats expand their reach around the globe, it seems like you can order just about anything right to your doorstep. In Africa, one last-mile delivery company has expanded its operations to deliver more than just prepared food

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Why can’t I be you? The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The Cure is certainly worthy of induction, but as a rabid Depeche Mode fan, I can’t believe they (and Def Leppard!)

Webinar: Supply chain strategies to combat a brave new trade world

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister Aldous Huxley had it right — it truly is a brave new world, and it is especially so when it comes to tariffs and trade.

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.

The transparent gift guide: 8 purchases with a purpose

Provenance

It’s easy get caught up in the festive season, but looking beyond all of the pretty packaging and Christmas marketing, there is an opportunity to support businesses that are doing good all year long.

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Science Based Targets: An Essential Piece of a Complex Climate Strategy Puzzle

EcoVadis

This guest article by Daniel Wiegand, Scientific Project Manager R&D at the DFGE, EcoVadis’ consulting partner for the German-speaking region, was originally published in the CSR Risk and Performance Index 2018. .

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! . We’ve just introduced a new Job Board here at Supply Chain Game Changer! It has been something we have considered for a long time. There are a lot of job boards around.

Roadblocks to Sustainable Logistics in India’s Auto Industry

Supply Chain @ MIT

Driven by increases in both domestic demand and technological sophistication, India has become a major manufacturing hub for autos. But the industry still faces many complex logistics challenges. A study carried out by the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) and the Indian Institute of Management suggests that expanding the industry’s use of water […].

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The Ins and Outs of SDE Analysis in Inventory Management

Unleashed

Inventory control encompasses all aspects of managing a business’ inventory stock, from purchasing, shipping, receiving, tracking, warehousing and storage, turnover, and reordering. Inventory control is such a critical function for many businesses spanning every industry. Without effective inventory control methods, the supply chain can suffer , you risk not being able to meet customer demands adequately, and your business’ bottom line will reflect this.

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.

Empowering Sales People with the Right Trade Tool Kit Can be Spectacular

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Firstly, what are Trade Tool Kits ? They are the specific commercial tools and materials that we provide to our Trade Marketing & Distribution/Route to Market (RtM) teams to help get their jobs done and to deliver on their targets.

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White House Details 5-year STEM Education Strategy

Enterra Insights

The Trump administration has emphasized bringing manufacturing back to the United States. As a result of this push, the so-called skills gap has come into sharper focus. How large is the gap? Adrienne Selko ( @ASelkoIW ), Senior Editor of IndustryWeek , reports, “Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute issued a report, 2018 Skills Gap Study , showing that 2.4 million jobs will likely go unfilled over the next decade.”[1]

5 Ways To Improve Your Import-Export Business Now

EMERGE App

Introduction. As an importer and exporter, your business is subject to the ebb and flow of global consumer sentiment and geo-national politics. It’s stressful and difficult enough to watch out for global headwinds and to keep an eye on your import-export business as well.

How to optimize your cost of production for simple manufacturing

TradeGecko

Like any other business operation, maximizing cost efficiencies in manufacturing is key to ensuring the long-term success of your product. But for many businesses, striking a balance between product quality and low production costs is an ongoing struggle.

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.

Made in America Gifts For the Holidays

Material Handling & Logistics

Americans prefer to purchase a product that was made in the U.S. In an Associated Press-GFK poll in 2017 year found nearly 75% of Americans prefer to purchase American-made goods. However, price does still matter. That same study showed that only 30% were willing to pay more for them. How much more?

SMT Cost Breakdown & Factory Selection Tips

Insights Solutions Global

How is the SMT market now? What should we do if we're going to make a PCBA prototype? Here's the information you may need in this post, click in and read! The post SMT Cost Breakdown & Factory Selection Tips appeared first on Insight Solutions Global.

SNEAK PEAK: On Monday's Episode of Consulting Logistics - Joel Beal CEO/Founder of startup Alloy

Aborn and Co.

Sneak preview of Monday's episode of Consulting Logistics