Mon.Aug 13, 2018

The Experiential Supply Chain


First it was the industrial economy. Then, creeping into the 21st century we saw the rise of the service economy. Now, supply chains are being disrupted by the experience economy. Led by Millennials who demand both more customized experiences and more granular visibility into the lifecycle of their purchases, the experience economy is forcing huge changes in the way business is done. Why now?

Omnichannel Fulfillment and the Amazon Effect

Enterra Insights

Many analysts assert the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of Amazon as an online retailer created the so-called “Amazon Effect” and set the stage for the Retail Apocalypse. Lin Grosman, Director of Communications and PR at GoDataFeed, observes, “The Amazon effect has dramatically changed the way we shop since the company debuted in 1994. This term describes the effect that the entire digital marketplace has had on traditional forms of commerce, like brick-and-mortar retail.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” To get an expert’s response to that question, I interviewed Michael Falls, Senior Manager of Operations at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Rising Freight Spend .

Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics


The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information. Blockchain technology builds value in the supply chain through better transparency and process standardization, but it holds additional value through new logistics services and business models.

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.

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Supply Chain Management in the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain 24/7

In this paper, we discuss why industrial computing plays a major role throughout the entire automotive supply chain, from allocation and storage of raw materials and components to production and delivery to timely spare parts procurement

In Times of Trade War, Companies Get Creative to Avoid Tariffs

Material Handling & Logistics

Tactics range from using free-trade zones to bonded warehouses. Facing the barrage of President Donald Trump’s tariffs, Steve Katz is ducking for cover in the trade-war version of a demilitarized zone.

Using Modern Labeling Features to Reduce Electronics Counterfeiting


Electronics counterfeiting is a serious problem that ramps up in times of demand. Electronics Counterfeiting Track & Traceability

Supply Chain News on Eight New Ways Procurement Managers Can Drive Value

Supply Chain Digest

From Insisting Suppliers Buy Your Products to Bartering Some Interesting Ideas from Airline Procurement Exec

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.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Brokers and shippers have had an easier time finding trucks in recent weeks, at least when compared to the frantic first half of the year. That extra capacity has taken some of the pressure off of pricing. Freight rates have steadily declined since the Fourth of July, but they're still high.

Controversial 2007 Prediction that RFID Would not Replace Bar Coding in the Supply Chain Still Proving Accurate More than 10 Years Later

Supply Chain Digest

Noteworthy Blog Post by Ronan Clinton of Heavey RF is More Right than Wrong more than 10 Years Later

Manage Your E-Commerce Inventory Like a Pro


Without a well-groomed inventory system, your e-commerce business will never reach its potential. Following are some common e-commerce errors. By establishing what the worst practices are, you can ensure that your business only does the best

Retail Compliance: Solving for Walmart Vendor Guidelines

Zipline Logistics

Strategic appointment times and booking of preferred carriers makes meeting retail compliance standards simple. A producer of organic superfoods engaged Zipline Logistics to solve reoccurring delivery problems for one of its largest customers – Walmart.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Injection moulding machines trends in 2018

Exapro Hub

Do you know the latest injection moulding machines trends in 2018? Your company needs to know every possible prediction because technology evolves faster than you think. History shows that new materials are constantly being created alongside new techniques that need to be mastered.