Wed.Aug 21, 2019

Get Ready For Back-To-School Shopping: Online vs In-Store

Clear Spider

Welcome back! As mentioned last week, we will dive deeper into online versus in-store back-to-school shopping. Back-to-school shopping is starting earlier and getting crazier driving some shoppers to choose to shop online instead of facing the busy crowds.

All you need to know about Amazon Seller SKUs


Many small businesses choose to start selling on Amazon Seller Central because it boasts a wraparound solution for eCommerce and supply chain management

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Innovation in Procurement: How CPOs Can Deliver Value

Supply Chain Brain

An initiative to drive growth through supply innovation doesn’t have to be difficult to start

Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you


by Ilyas Kucukcay The concept of a drone was not something we gave much thought too just a few years ago—except for the applications of the military-related operations, much less drones in supply chains as product delivery mechanisms.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

The Toll of Your Private Fleet on Network Modeling


A recent project of mine in the New York City metro area highlighted a cost driver with an unexpected material impact on the accuracy of private fleet modeling: tolls.

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Supply Chain Brain Q&A: Future of AI for Strategic Sourcing


Richard Barnett, LevaData’s VP of Marketing and Alliances sat down with Supply Chain Brain to discuss AI’s growing role in strategic sourcing.

Biobased Economy GROWS in 2018


I am proud to announce the release of a joint study completed by me and my colleagues Jay Golden, PhD of East Carolina University and Jesse Daystar, PhD of Duke University. The study was published by the USDA’s Biopreferred program, and provides an Economic Impact of the U.S.

How Product Labelling Can Help Manufacturers Increase Efficiency and Accuracy


Product labelling can be a complex process. Manufacturers today are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate this process and leave many businesses merely accepting this process as the cost of doing business. But it certainly doesn’t need to be. Product labelling can make a huge difference if properly implemented, increasing efficiency and accuracy to create a competitive edge.

FMCSA Looks to Revise HOS Regulations


Few topics evoke the same passion in truckers and shippers like the ELD mandate and its impact on the enforcement of hours of service (HOS) requirements.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Best Practices & Tips to Maximize Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

Your warehouse is everything, and according to recent reports , available warehouse space is on the decline in the US. As companies have expanded to meet the demands of omnichannel consumers, warehouse space has become a commodity which comes at a premium. Depending on your area, it may not even be possible to build new warehouses, and although some businesses lost the battle for survival in the age of e-commerce, those empty facilities will soon be replaced by other, larger companies.

How To Answer The 5 Most Popular Interview Questions

PLS Logistics

Making it through a job interview can be a stressful process, even for seasoned professionals. Obviously, it is even more pressure for young employees or fresh graduates. While the best way to succeed in the job interview is being yourself, you should definitely show up prepared.

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Keeping Your Career Fresh

Supply Chain Nation

JDA customer relationship manager Jennifer (Baker) Suckey has taken lessons learned while working at Nordstrom – whose brand is synonymous with customer service excellence – and applied them to a successful career at JDA.

The Tool Nut: Driving Customer Satisfaction with Descartes OzLink™ Mobile Warehouse & Descartes ShipRush™


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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Adrian Valdes

PLS Logistics

Senior Account Executive | Dallas, TX When it came time for me to decide on a career path, I knew that I wanted to seek out a sales opportunity. What I didn’t know was that PLS would find me, and I would become an industry expert five and a half years later. I graduated from […]. people

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Miss Our Latest Regulatory Webinar? It’s Not Too Late!


Have you been struggling with regulatory forces when dealing with Enterprise Labeling? Maybe you're dealing with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding consumer safety labels.

Ivalua Expands Executive Team with Addition of Pascal Bensoussan as Chief Product Officer


Newly created role to accelerate innovation and growth. Pascal Bensoussan , Chief Product Officer, Ivalua. Redwood City, CA – August 21, 2019 – Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , today announced that Pascal Bensoussan has joined its Executive team as Chief Product Officer.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Aug. 22, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

New Jersey Targets Independent Drivers, Target Plans Private Label Foods, Mixed Signals on Freight Volumes, CEOs Going for Corporate Social Responsibility

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

What’s Up with Influencer Marketing?

Enterra Insights

There has been a lot of hype recently about the importance of influencer marketing. Journalist Kevin Roose ( @kevinroose ) asserts, “As social media expands its cultural dominance, the people who can steer the online conversation will have an upper hand.”[1] ”[1] Conversely, Kevin Kelly ( @ kevin2kelly ), founding Executive Editor of Wired magazine, tweeted, “So-called influencers don’t influence.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Gauging Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain Digest

Transparency Can be Measured Along Two Key Dimensions, HBR Authors Say

Retail Sales at Target, Walmart Prove Main Engine of Economy is Humming

Material Handling and Logistics

The big-box discount retailers both beat sales expectations for Q2, shrugging off concerns about tariffs and encroachment from Amazon

Warehouse Responsiveness Reigns Supreme!

Logistics Viewpoints

Fulfillment repsonsiveness is the warehouse capability most expected to increase in importance over the next five years, according to the results from our best practices survey of logistics executives.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How Master Data Affects Company's Success In Logistics Industry


What is Click and Collect? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. World Class E-Commerce Fulfillment Design Principles (Infographic). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Simon Pleass at

Hotel Asset Management Technology You Need to Optimize Operations


As a hotel, perfecting your operations is an ongoing job. The more you're able to fill gaps in your operations, the more value you're able to deliver to your guests. Hotel asset management technology can help you better manage inventory and control your assets more effectively.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Logistics

Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S. trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. A lot of C.H. Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.