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How to Avoid Added Costs Due to Inefficient Labeling


Some manufacturing process costs are simply unavoidable and can't be reduced any further. Beyond these bedrock expenses associated with producing finished goods, everything is on the table for expense-saving.

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A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chain

A Historic Year of Innovation for NFI: 2018 Highlights

Supply Chain Link

This past year, NFI celebrated its 86th year in business. This year was one of innovation and technology, as NFI continued to invest in growing its capabilities and expertise.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be. It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. It goes well beyond just digitizing data and displaying it on a dashboard. What are those critical first steps and success factors?

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Extending Supply Chain Capabilities

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions extends supply chain capabilities for customers with latest release of Global Trade Network platform. The software release expands capabilities for multi-modal transport, multi-country compliance, and supply chain workflow, mobility, visibility and reporting.

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Achieving the Impossible Dream: Perfect Order Performance

Material Handling & Logistics

In today’s instant-gratification world, consumers consider “almost right” completely wrong. When customers place an order, they expect perfection.

BluJay Recognized as a Challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

BluJay Solutions

Placement recognizes BluJay’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. Holland, MI, December 4, 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks.” 1 The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator


In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Some office work will help you obtain the position and if you want to go into management, you will need a college degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator.

5 Things to Know About NextGen Supply Chain Technology & Innovation

Supply Chain 24/7

In its 2018 Annual Industry Report, MHI advises companies to “think big, but start small” when implementing new technology tools and systems

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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.

Optimising Inventory Management for Multichannel Businesses


Managing multichannel inventory requires clear and concise inventory strategies to combat the challenges associated with multi-platform sales. By increasing visibility, working with supply chains, reconciling inventory, connecting systems, and managing safety stock levels, you can improve multichannel inventory management. Offering visibility throughout the business. Visibility is key to improving order fulfilment times and customer satisfaction.

2018 MHI Annual Industry Report - Overcoming Barriers to NextGen Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain 24/7

This year’s report features in-depth profiles of the five NextGen innovations having the greatest impact on supply chains; Robotics and Automation, Predictive Analytics, Internet of Things Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Driverless Vehicles, and Drones

Case Winning at Fresh Food Etail

RELEX Solutions

Case Winning at Fresh Food Etail. Customers » Case Studies. Background & Targets. is the largest online fresh food retailer in Norway and the fastest growing company in the sector in the Nordic region.

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Supply Chain News on Getting Outsourcing Contracts Right

Supply Chain Digest

Shared Goals and Gains Key to a Vested Relationship, University of Tennesse Researcher Says

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.

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Supply Chain News on Autonomous Vehicles are will Transform Cities, and Soon, New KPMG Report Says

Supply Chain Digest

Bad News for Many Automakers, as Mobility Services will Obviate Need to Own a Car

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak, reports Ashley May of USA Today. The CDC was unable to determine the exact harvest dates and locations, but preliminary assessment suggested growing and harvesting patterns in California were linked to the outbreak.

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Global Supply Chain News on It is Hardly a Free Market in Global Shipping and Ship Building

Supply Chain Digest

China Owned Cosco Shipping said to be Tip of Spear in One Belt, One Road Strategy

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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.

E-Commerce In-Store Returns: Why Returning to Stores Is the Ultimate E-Commerce & Omnichannel Customer Experience Play

Veridian Solutions

E-commerce is on track to break records for sales around the globe in the 2018 holiday shopping season. Following the 2017 holiday shopping season, retailers grew significantly, and today, e-commerce makes up 17 percent of all retail sales in the U.S.

Tony's Chocolonely announces partnership with Albert Heijn


ChainPoint's customer Tony's Chocolonely announced a partnership with Albert Heijn, the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands, and Barry Callebaut, the largest chocolate manufacturer in the world.

Fashion marketplaces: Saving the apparel industry?


Once upon a time, private label clothing brands would first design clothes, market them, find buyers at department stores and chain retailers, fulfill orders, plan logistics to accommodate demand, and distribute to physical stores. Rinse and repeat. eCommerce Marketing How to Business Growth

6 Fundamental Ways to Drive B2B eCommerce Customer Adoption


B2B is a different ball game compared to its B2C counterparts. However, in the eCommerce sphere, B2B customer expectations follows B2C shopper practices – and in a recent survey of 120 eCommerce professionals, more than 80% agreed. For this reason, and many others, it is vital that your B2B eCommerce site follows current best practices for both customer adoption and adoption by the business itself. Below we give you six tips on how to successfully increase B2B eCommerce customer adoption.

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.

5 Quotes to Make You Think More About Price Optimization

Supply Chain Nation

As the market changes and competition grows, one area is becoming more of a focus for retailers than ever before, and that’s price optimization. How do we think about price optimization and what makes it so important? Read on for five quotes from three pricing experts who will make you think more about your own price optimization strategy: What makes pricing so important?