Thu.May 18, 2017

Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

This past April 1st, it snowed over 6 inches here in Boston. It was a cruel April Fools’ joke, but not as cruel as April 1, 1997 when a blizzard dumped more than 21 inches of snow here. It was my first winter back in the Northeast after living in the desert (Tempe, AZ) for more than 5 years.

The Millennial Supply Network

Enterra Insights

The generation receiving the most press right now is Generation Y (aka Millennials). For the most part, millennials are digital … Continued. The post The Millennial Supply Network appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

5 Reasons Supply Chain & Logistics Content Marketing is Vital for Businesses


Content marketing is a form of inbound marketing in which vendors publish digital content to attract customers who are searching for products and services like theirs. If done right, it is highly effective in growing brand awareness, generating and converting leads, and driving sales and repeat business. Think content marketing isn’t for supply chain and logistics businesses? Guess again. Here are five reasons why companies in these industries should use logistics content marketing.

The Millennial Supply Network

Enterra Insights

The generation receiving the most press right now is Generation Y (aka Millennials). For the most part, millennials are digital … Continued. The post The Millennial Supply Network appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Digital Transformation End-to-End Visibility, and the "Data Problem"

Given the macroeconomic climate and the "Amazon effect," many companies are looking to digitally transform their businesses. This white paper explains why solving the data problem is the first-step and the key to digital transformation and true end-to-end visibility.

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Initial Supply Chain Matters Perspectives on SAP Sapphire Customer Conference

Supply Chain Matters

SAP SE conducted its annual ASUG and Sapphire customer conference this week and Supply Chain Matters blog shares initial highlights, observations and insights. SAP Supply Chain Technology #SAPPHIRENOW Supply chain Matters blog

JDA Invests in Montreal’s Academic Ecosystem to Help Further Operation Research and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Supply Chain Nation

Here at JDA, we know innovation is critical to profitable growth and efficiency, which is why we invest in it to help organizations leap ahead of their competitors. We also know how important research around it, which is why we’re investing in Montreal’s academic ecosystem to further its operation research and AI for real-time decision making.

Enterprise Resource Planning Suppliers’ Expanding Supply Chain Functionality

Supply Chain 24/7

Not only do Enterprise Resource Planning suppliers offer WMS solutions, they’re pushing the envelope for functions including e-commerce, advanced analytics, prebuilt IoT applications, and global visibility and collaboration hubs

GM’s Tire Supply Chain Becoming Sustainable

Material Handling & Logistics

The move by GM is to push the auto industry to move toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Toppling Misconceptions: AI Supply Chain

Predictive logistics is founded on AI and machine learning. But barriers exist, preventing deployment and innovation. This white paper topples misconceptions around AI and machine learning to help the shipping community unlock the power of predictive logistics.

The True Cost of Enterprise Resource Planning

Supply Chain 24/7

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of May 18, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Congestion Costs US Carriers and Shippers Big Bucks, First Autonomous Container Ship Said to be Ready to Sail Soon, US Manufacturing Output Starting to Edge Up, Rail Carriers Once Again have Strong Profits

Aptean Strengthens ERP & SCM Solution Suite with Acquisition of Apprise

Supply Chain 24/7

Aptean, a provider of enterprise software solutions to more than 6,500 customers world-wide, has acquired Apprise, a provider of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management solutions, acquisition will strengthen Aptean's solution suite

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Another View of the Top Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Digest

Latest Survey Data from Annual MHI Annual Report Perhaps Surpisngly Finds Hiring Qualified Workers as Top Concern

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

A Cross Dock Facility Can Cut Distribution Costs by 50%

Consumer Goods Logistics

Here at KANE, we love warehousing. It’s a critical component of supply chains and we take great pride in the sophisticated application of technology to efficiently store products and get them to market. But sometimes it’s best to keep products moving. Cross Docking Solutions

Supply Chain News on US Rail Carriers See Strong Volume, Profit Growth in Q1

Supply Chain Digest

Profits Up 10.1 Percent, as Coal Volumes Recover, Net Margins Remain Very High

A Slow Merge for Truck Automation

Supply Chain @ MIT

It seems almost inevitable that automated trucks will be introduced to our roads at some point, but it will not happen in a single step and it will take time. The attractions are substantial.

Decrease Truckload Costs by Cutting Dwell Times


Just how long are you making drivers wait to load and unload? Like it or not, loading and unloading time eats into a truckload driver’s hours of service. So it should be no surprise that dwell time is one of the leading variables that could affect your truckload rates.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

Amazon Business: a viable alternative to B2B e-Commerce?

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Michiel Schipperus, CEO of Sana Commerce. In April Amazon's growing business offering officially opened its doors in the UK. Although the online marketplace has been eyeing the B2B market with intent since the launch of Amazon Supply in 2012, the arrival of Amazon Business represents its biggest step yet to appeal to corporate procurement

The ERP Selection Process Survival Guide

Supply Chain 24/7

This guide provides an overview of the steps for conducting an effective and successful enterprise resource planning solution evaluation, the process can be challenging because of the level of detail that must be addressed, ensuring that key steps are not overlooked

Melvindale High School Students Visit Evans Distribution Systems

3PL Insights

The Career Readiness Academy , CRA, held its 6 th session at Evans Distribution Systems on April 28 th , 2017. The CRA is a mentoring program, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club , that helps high school students prepare for their futures.

Walmart Online Ecommerce Sales Soar 69% as Retail Giant Pursues Amazon

Supply Chain 24/7

Walmart's U.S. business is still showing signs of thriving, as evidenced by the company's fiscal first-quarter results, its U.S. ecommerce gross merchandise volume grew a whopping 69% fueled largely by more clicks and sales on

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Selecting a Warehouse Management System that Cures Growing Pains

Supply Chain 24/7

This eBook will help executives in warehouse management identify whether they need to upgrade their current Warehouse Management System and, if so, how to select a best-value solution based on today’s competitive landscape

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Will Your Legacy ERP System Define Your Legacy?

Supply Chain 24/7

Making the switch can help secure your business and your reputation - if you don’t pull the plug in time, your business could be on its way down a dangerous spiral of lost opportunities and profits