Thu.Aug 03, 2017

Managing the customer centric supply chain

Ryder Exchange

Numerous supply chain disruptions are driving the push for supply chain professionals to hone new skill sets. Analytics skills wrapped around a better use of data, for example, are now essential for any supply chain manager to possess.

It Ain’t Easy Being Easy!

Supply Chain Insights

The level of sophistication in the consumer chain has advanced a thousand-fold in the past decade alone. What was formerly a rather simple process of planning promotions has now become a complex blend of technology and skill at predicting consumer behavior.

The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

No one can argue that the rise of ecommerce and omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the supply chain in recent years. Once consumers were shown what was possible in the world of online retailing and home delivery, their behavior – and expectations – began to change. This shift forced retailers to change how they did business, worked with suppliers and served their customers.

Supply Chain Cyber Security Risks Rising

Enterra Insights

Concerns about cyber security are nothing new. Elena Kvochko (@elenakvochko), a cyber security expert, observes, “Cyber security has long become … Continued. The post Supply Chain Cyber Security Risks Rising appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Digital Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain digital enterprise digital supply chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis Technology

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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Startup Launches the First Practical AI Platform


In preparation for the call, I spent some time looking at their web site and then became worried that the call would be a waste of time. I’ve been coming across experts talking about how AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics are set to transform industry.

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Shipper and 3PL Supply Chain Innovation, Who Should Do What

Supply Chain Digest

More from Excellent SCDigest Benchmark Study that Sheds Light on Increasingly Important Topic

5 Trending Transportation Updates: July 2017

PLS Logistics

Drone Delivery Approved in China. SF Holding, a Chinese delivery company, has obtained a license from the country’s military to use drones to deliver commercial packages. Find out more here. Amazon Beings Research for Box-Packing Warehouse Robots.

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My Parcel Invoice Said What?! Why Parcel Invoice Auditing Software is Paramount in your Logistics Technology Stack


Parcel shipping makes up a major portion of the total transportation and shipping industry, and the volume of parcel invoices coming into even small shippers can be overwhelming. In addition, parcel shipping can be a cost center filled with instances of double billing, inaccuracies, and problems.

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.

Real-time Data will Impact How Quality is Managed in Supply Chains


At a recent meeting I attended, several members of a quality team noted that suppliers sharing process capability data from their line would provide enormous benefit. Emerging real-time quality data systems being deployed by companies will improve the exchange of information between suppliers and Quality personnel, especially around inspection reports.

Stanislaus and Evans: Meeting High Expectations Every Day

3PL Insights

A family-owned tomato products company, Stanislaus Food Products creates superior quality tomato-based food. Providing tomato goods for use in cooking from scratch, to ready-to-serve tomato products, Stanislaus only uses the best and freshest tomatoes, and doesn’t compromise on finished quality.

Make More Money With DAT TriHaul

DAT Solutions

Would you add a stop to your route if it meant potentially boosting your revenue by 25%? By 35%? Maybe even 50%? With DAT’s one-of-a-kind TriHaul™ tool, you get automatic suggestions for triangular routes that can help you avoid low-paying lanes and backhaul rates.

A Look at the Lehigh Valley Warehousing Boom

Consumer Goods Logistics

An East Coast version of Southern California’s Inland Empire? It may be too early to make a claim of that magnitude, but that’s what some people are saying about Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley – home to KANE’s Allentown warehousing campus. Logistics Industry News

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.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 3, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Putting More Pressure on Vendors for Green Supply Chain Retail Grocery Space in US Reaching Saturationm Charleston Says Let Barges Move Containers, Air Freight Volumes Continue Surge

How Back-of-Mind Backrooms Rob Retailers of Profits

Supply Chain @ MIT

When designing the layout of their stores, retailers understandably pay close attention to the front spaces—the places where consumers purchase goods and interact with staff. The dynamics of these customer-facing areas are well understood.

Announced Availability of Oracle SCM Cloud Release 13

Supply Chain Matters

This week, Oracle announced the introduction and availability of Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13 including Oracle SCM Cloud with a significant added complement of added applications, features and functionality. ERP Technology and Vendors Oracle Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology Oracle Cloud ERP Oracle Sales and Operations Planning Cloud application Oracle SCM Cloud Supply chain Matters blog


Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for June 26, 2017 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Deanna Peters of Printpack and Dale Stout of Johnson and Johnson Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.