Wed.Mar 13, 2019

21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization


Picture the typical retail warehouse of 15 years ago: Workers rode around on forktrucks and pallet jacks, picking and putting away product by the pallet load, loading trailers for single stores, or several at a time.

Why you need digital transformation for the future


Digital transformation for the future is necessary if you want to stay competitive. Your company simply can’t compete on a global scale if it’s lacking updated software.

How To Prevent and Mitigate 3 Common Inventory Management Problems


When managing inventory, there are a wide array of challenges and problems that face business owners. These problems are an issue for small businesses, large corporations and all of those companies in between who are experiencing growth. Inventory is one of your most important assets. It’s imperative to prevent and mitigate inventory management problems in order to protect the lifeblood of your business.

Unlocking Innovation from Your Supply Chain – Lessons from Formula 1 Racing


Afrika Morris, Senior Field Marketing Manager UKI at Ivalua. On February 12 Ivalua hosted Senior Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals gathered for an Exclusive Dinner on the 34th floor of The Gherkin with F1 Veteran and Status Grand Prix Founder, Mark Gallagher.

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.

Getting smart on the last mile

BluJay Solutions

From mobile solutions in the hands of carriers and drivers to rural drone deliveries, the solutions to leveraging the last mile are within reach. BluJay’s Mohit Paul explores the shift to a data-centric approach to supply chain management. Read the full article in CILT’s Focus Magazine.

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Cognitive Supply Chain Planning

Enterra Insights

As supply chains become more digital, it makes sense to leverage the massive amounts of data being generated by digital transactions in the planning process. At the same time, planners need to remember that technology doesn’t mean planning fundamentals no longer apply. Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, believes too many supply chain professionals have forgotten the fundamentals of planning in the digital age.

What is Demand Sensing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Solving the Out of Stock Problem! Infographic). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at [link].

5 Considerations When Evaluating your ERP system’s Forecasting Capabilities

The Smart Software

Consider what is meant by “demand management”, “demand planning”, and “forecasting”. These terms imply certain standard functionality for collaboration, statistical analysis, and reporting to support a professional demand planning process. However, in most ERP systems, “demand management” running MRP and reconciling demand and supply for the purpose of placing orders. The post 5 Considerations When Evaluating your ERP system’s Forecasting Capabilities appeared first on Smart Software.

Making the Case for MiniHubs

Supply Chain Network

For me, the highlight of this year’s RILA LINK Conference, the latest evolution of RILA’s annual Supply Chain event , came in the opening keynote with Dick Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Footlocker.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The (Potential) Value of Labeling in the Lithium Ion Battery Supply Chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Kevin Popper, Julia Navarro, Amelia Lanfrankie, and Felipe Caro. Demand for electric vehicles has risen dramatically alongside consumer concerns about greenhouse gas emissions.

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Think Backwards

JDA software

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Cheryl Williams, CIO at Wakefern Food.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10 th , 2019. This weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration brings both the Irish and the Irish-at-heart together in the form of parades, festivals and the wearing of green attire!

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for March 14, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Ups Chargeback Standards Again, Massive New Fuel Tax Proposed in Michigan, US Store Closings at Torrid Pace in 2019, US Moves Past Saudi Arabia in Fuel Exports

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

UNFI to consolidate five distribution centres into a new 1.2 million-sq-ft and expanded 800,000-sq-ft facilities in Washington


UNFI, a US food wholesaler with estimated annual sales of $21 billion, has entered into a long-term lease agreement with a developer in Centralia, Washington to construct a 1.2 million square-foot distribution centre exclusively for UNFI on approximately 77 acres at 4002 Galvin Road in Centralia, Washington. The Centralia distribution centre is located in close proximity to two existing UNFI DCs in Tacoma and Portland. UNFI will also expand its Ridgefield, Wash.

NEW Ivalua Contract Management Video


The post NEW Ivalua Contract Management Video appeared first on Ivalua

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Will A.I. in Supply Chains Make Humans Obsolete?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Artificial intelligence is just beginning to have an impact on global supply chains. Will it eventually take over the role of human managers entirely

Driving Value through the Supplier Experience


Michael Arthur, Federal Business Development Leader at Ivalua. The nature of Public Sector Procurement demands a high level of sensitivity to perceptions of processes, communications, and access.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Mexico, The Next Destination for Manufacturing?

Insights Solutions Global

As China is no longer a world factory with cheap labor, international companies are pondering over every possible outcome of relocation. Many take interest in Mexico, but will Mexico be a good alternate destination? The post Mexico, The Next Destination for Manufacturing? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

Steer Clear of these Five Innovation Killers


Innovation is difficult to come by. It is a fleeting concept that eludes most companies. In fact, experts say the odds of a new product idea reaching full commercialization are less than four percent. That said, innovation is difficult, but not impossible

Web Scraping with Python at Scale (Request, BeautifulSoup, Splash & Tesseract)


With data being at the heart of impactful decision making, web scraping becomes an indispensable tool, especially in the logistics space where tracking consignments from different sources form the backbone of many products. In this blog, I will discuss an efficient and scalable way to scrape data from different websites, with a special focus on the necessary tools required.

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Léo Apotheker Joins MercuryGate Board of Directors


The post Léo Apotheker Joins MercuryGate Board of Directors appeared first on MercuryGate International. Press Release Press Releases


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.