Wed.Nov 06, 2019

Technology Must-Haves For Logistics and Supply Chain Businesses in 2020


Logistics and supply chain businesses have never been in so much need for change and upgrade, as they are now, and this is only because of the growth of e-commerce and other digital delivery businesses.

Supply Chain-Enhanced Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

Although the connection between great customer experience and a world-class supply chain is obvious, customer experience is not the first thing that pops into most peoples’ minds when they hear the term “supply chain.” ” According to Phil Britt ( @Phil_Britt ), supply chain professionals are among the few people who regularly make the connection between customer service and the supply chain.

Master Data Masterclass: Don’t let “Our data is GREAT!” be your famous last words.


With a larger reliance on data than ever before, the warehouse management, distribution, and supply chain industries need to start brushing up on their data management skills.

Speed Delivery with a Better Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Veridian Solutions

As the industry moves toward peak season, notes Supply Chain Dive , supply chain leaders will face new challenges due to growth. While this season will set new records, growth rates are not expected to be larger than they were in 2018.

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.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. Supply chains have been optimized; warehouse inventory tracking has reached new levels of precision; production lines can operate with virtually no downtime. But, what about overall workforce productivity?

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Warehouse Management Analytics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Warehouse Fulfillment – Move The Material To The People, Not The Other Way Around! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at

Making the Small Town Leap

Supply Chain Nation

Laura Centofonti is a senior customer executive at JDA who never imagined she would work in sales. From a start in public relations, she found connecting with customers and helping solve their pain points was what she was most interested in.

What is Vendor Managed Inventory? How to Make VMI Work

My Office Apps

What is Vendor Managed Inventory? How to Make VMI Work. Looking to streamline your supply chain and reduce inventory costs? You might want to look into Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI). A VMI software might be the solution – as long as you know the best practices to make it work.

Green Logistics: The logistics pain for a green gain

20Cube Logistics

The word ‘Green’ has become a trendsetter. It’s a catchword for people in business and policymakers showing their responsibility and commitment towards the environment.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Brexit message to logistics providers is ‘be prepared’

BluJay Solutions

Faced with uncertainty as Brexit approaches, retailers and suppliers are reportedly stockpiling essential supplies to prevent potential shortages. With a variety of potential Brexit outcomes, many consumer-facing businesses feel they have been left with unclear direction on how to prepare their supply chains for the UK’s exit from the EU. Could stockpiling really negate most disruption? BluJay’s Vice President, Sian Hopwood, answers the question in her featured article on the LoadStar.

IBM unveils new inventory management software


IBM (NYSE: IBM ) has announced a new product, known as IBM Inventory Visibility. It is a modular supply chain application based in the cloud that gives a single, real-time view of inventory tracking across an entire fulfillment network. IBM is hoping for this product will make big inroads as they say its architecture is designed to integrate with firms’ existing order management or ERP systems and work across silos and different systems.

AI’s Radical Impact on Supply-Chain Planning

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Supply-chain planners can’t make sense of the chaos of data that’s available to them today, without the aid of artificial intelligence

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Nov. 7, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

DHL with New China to Europe Rail Service, US Trade Deficit Falls, but Still Surpasses 2018, Safety Warning System for Warehouse Workers, Truck Operating Costs Rose Sharply Last Year

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Trade and Tariffs: Preparing for the Year Ahead

Talking Logistics

We have a saying here in New England when it comes to the weather: just wait a minute because it will surely change. The same can be said about global trade and tariffs, especially over the past year. While the US-China trade war and Brexit remain in the headlines, it’s an ever-changing landscape. What have. Read more Trade and Tariffs: Preparing for the Year Ahead. The post Trade and Tariffs: Preparing for the Year Ahead appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Parcel Shipping Best Practices for Companies Preparing for the 2019 Holiday Shopping Season


Many companies are currently gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Whether they are brick-and-mortar businesses or e-commerce companies, the peak season for many sellers begins in mid-November and ends in early January.

Transportation Execution and Visibility Success

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article that gave a snapshot of the transportation execution and visibility systems market. In that article, I highlighted the evolving nature of technology and how machine learning, IoT, and blockchain are helping to fuel market growth. I also highlighted the that are contributing to rapid growth, such as the ROI connected to these systems, capacity fluctuations, and e-commerce. In order for the market to continue to grow, buyers […].

Carriers Push Back on Amazon’s “Onerous” Terms

Intelligent Audit

Large corporations with huge purchasing power pushing smaller organizations with contract terms that are disadvantageous are nothing new, large brick-and-mortar retailers have been employing this strategy for decades.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

The ROI of Big Data in Spend Analysis


Spend Analysis and Spend management play a critical part in the procurement process. When you begin the conversation about the return on investment (ROI) of these softwares, things can quickly become complicated.

ProcureCon MRO 2019: Driving Change in MRO with Technology


Last week, we joined Chief Procurement Officers, heads of indirect, and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) category managers from top 500 manufacturing companies, as well as the world’s most innovative startups at ProcureCon MRO in Atlanta.

Solving the Productivity Puzzle With Advanced Robotics

Repl Group

The government is turning to technology businesses to help solve the UK’s productivity gap. A major concern for businesses and government alike, poor productivity hits the bottom line, which means less money to reinvest both within business and the wider economy.

The Difference Between Cycle Time and Lead Time


When you have a warehouse full of inventory piled in front of you, it can seem overwhelming. Every inventory manager and business owner looks after their inventory stock slightly differently. Yet, neither of these people would shy away from optimising their inventory stock and how it flows out of the warehouse. There are many ways to optimise your resources and workflow to get the most value out of your inventory stock.

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.

Retail optimisation in the age of omnichannel

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Following Manhattan Associates’ recent EMEA Exchange Conference in Barcelona, Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with the company’s UK managing director, Craig Summers, about the current state of play within omnichannel retail and how it is now more important than ever for retailers and warehouse professionals to be able to serve both brick and mortar and direct-to-customer delivery models equally efficiently

What fuels FLEXE Co-Founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht?


Karl discusses FLEXE, creating culture, and maintaining work-life balance on the "What Fuels You" podcast


Homebase partners with Neptune to support its focus on providing the best customer service

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Homebase, one of the UK's largest home improvement and garden retailers, has partnered with Neptune Software, provider of ‘low-code’, rapid application development software

Spotlight Series: Clear Spider

Clear Spider

Welcome to the Clear Spider Spotlight Series! Today we showcase who we are and what we do! Tune in for the next few weeks to learn more about how our team works to best serve our clients and why our employees choose to work here at Clear Spider. Who are we? Our fearless leaders […].

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.