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.

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.

More Developments Related to the Boeing 737 MAX Tragedies

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a further update on the rapidly evolving global developments involving the recent Boeing 737 MAX aircraft tragedies and an initial perspective on product design and supply chain implications.

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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.

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].

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems


It’s easy to get caught up in the hype over blockchain. When it comes to supply chain, the vast promises of renewed visibility and traceability are abundant. While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties. An essential function of blockchain lies in its decentralized, distributed ledger.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

NEW Ivalua Contract Management Video


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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.

5 Tính n?ng c?n thi?t trong H? th?ng Qu?n lý V?n t?i (TMS)


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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

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

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

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


The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.