Thu.Aug 03, 2017

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

Brexit and the Supply Chain: Establishing an Effective Road Map for the Future


Normally the passage of time helps bring clarity in an uncertain future. It has been over a year since the UK held their referendum on whether to stay or leave the European union and unfortunately the future is murkier than ever.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Adopting a Multimodal, Segmented Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Recently I had the opportunity to contribute to a Supply Chain Quarterly article about the value of moving from a single-mode supply chain approach centered on operational excellence to a multimodal, segmented supply chain strategy.

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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.

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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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Wholesale challenges and the benefits of moving to the cloud


The wholesale business is changing. As the market opens up to a global audience on both the buy and sell side, businesses are responding by moving online to take advantage of new customers internationally and remain competitive. Some wholesalers are also opening B2C sales channels in order to diversify their business. Inventory Management Cloud Software Wholesale B2B eCommerce

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

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.