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 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.

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.

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.

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. supply chain management strategy

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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Freight Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Talking Logistics

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some of the key lessons learned from 2018 that shippers should keep in mind heading into 2019?

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]

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

6 Steps to Simplifying Trade Compliance

3rdwave

Too often we hear from Trade Compliance professionals that they are constantly challenged by their job. Trade Compliance teams are often understaffed and deal with complexity stemming from shifting trade regulations and tariffs, internal requests, and the sheer volume of basic tasks.

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.

6 Steps to Simplifying Trade Compliance

3rdwave

Too often we hear from Trade Compliance professionals that they are constantly challenged by their job. Trade Compliance teams are often understaffed and deal with complexity stemming from shifting trade regulations and tariffs, internal requests, and the sheer volume of basic tasks.

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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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.