Thu.Feb 21, 2019

Voice search: future of eCommerce for 2019


Want to know what the future of eCommerce will look like? How about what it will sound like with voice search. Right now, we can command Siri to do mundane tasks. We tell Alexa to re-order our most use household goods on Amazon. We ask Google to help us navigate to the nearest retail store.

The Most Popular Women in Cryptocurrency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. What’s the Difference Between Blockchain and Supply Chain? Article and infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Karthik at [link].

You Need to Know the Engineering Trends Defining the Industry

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 5 minutes For the past few years, engineering innovation has really accelerated to an insane level so much that at times it… The post You Need to Know the Engineering Trends Defining the Industry appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering Tech

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?


Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part one)


by Richard Cushing It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Everything has to be double-checked.”.

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Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: For additional insights and advice on this topic, watch the recent Talking Logistics episode featuring Chad Andrews discussing this topic with Adrian Gonzalez. Omni-channel retailers and manufacturers/distributors require agility to compete and thrive in an industry that is ever-changing due in large part to the Amazon Effect.

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The State of Globalization in a Fragile World

SCM Research

DHL has recently released the fifth edition of their Global Connectedness Index , which provides an analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of capital, trade, information and people. In spite of growing anti-globalization tensions in many countries, the report indicates that globalization hits a new record high, as the aforementioned flows all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007.

Top 10 Ways Internet of Things and Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on and written by Louis Columbus, Contributor at Forbes. supply chain management Forbes artificial intelligence Machine Learning Big Data logistics internet of things IoT C3 Yard Blog C3 C3 Blog C3 Solutions Supply Chain C3 Reservations Blockchain AI

Supply Chain Essentials Every CEO Should Know

Supply Chain Brain

Chief executive officers typically take a back seat when it comes to supply-chain management, but by forging a greater synergy with supply-chain managers, they can take their organizations on a journey toward prolonged success

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Cognitive Technologies are Paving Stones on the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

There’s no denying the digital path to purchase is becoming more of a consumer highway than a path. A Forrester report predicts, “Fifty-eight percent of U.S. retail sales will be digitally impacted by 2023, meaning those sales either will occur online or may occur in-store but be influenced by digital technologies.”[1]

The start-up pack

Supply Chain Movement

How can fledgling companies secure a foothold in the market? That’s a crucial question for all start-ups, including those in the supply chain sector. Over the past two years I have been closely monitoring and analysing the supply chain start-up situation in Europe. In Supply Chain Movement you can see the resulting Maturity Matrix showing relevant European start-ups founded a maximum of five years ago.

Trends Affecting Successful Inbound Freight Management in 2019


Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide, automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more.

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Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Feb. 22, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Countries with Lowest Manufacturing Costs, Amazon Going Green, Truckload Rates Show No Signs of Slowing, Walmart Sees Huge eCommerce Gains

RELEX Retail and Supply Chain Award 2018 Granted to Research on Secondary Usage of Serialization in the Pharmaceutical Industry

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions’ annual Retail and Supply Chain Award is given to the best European master’s thesis in the field of retail and supply chain planning. The award has been handed out since 2014 and is given to the best master’s thesis with a focus on retail and supply chain planning.

2019 Supply Chain Predictions from the Analysts Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

IDC on Mobile Robots in Distribution, Demand Sensing, Digital Assistants in Supply Chain

Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful


Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace. The past year was challenging to say the least.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How to Leverage Supply Chain Design Amidst Trade Wars


Uncertainties between the world’s biggest economies continue to grow as nationalism and other geopolitical factors accelerate trade wars. Companies must face the realities of these risks and have a swift way of analyzing the impact on how they source and distribute products. The new tariffs of 10% imposed by the U.S. on some of its […]. The post How to Leverage Supply Chain Design Amidst Trade Wars appeared first on LLamasoft.

Must-Read Market Research Report On Retail Supply Chains

Gravity Supply Chain

We are pleased to announce we recently sponsored a market research survey which interviewed 500 retail executives in the U.S. and the U.K. to ask them about retail supply chain digitization and the results were quite an eye-opener! The post Must-Read Market Research Report On Retail Supply Chains appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Graham Parker

Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories


Premier event for Acquisitions / Procurement practitioners will showcase the innovations and best practices delivering improved efficiency, transparency and value to taxpayers. REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , Feb. 21, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced details of an event focused on bringing private sector best practices to the public sector.

The Rise of the Robots – Why Automated Software Testing Makes Business Sense

Repl Group

Your warehouse management system, POS and card payment devices are the beating heart of your retail business. Incorrect data that blocks the flow of information, goods and money is the equivalent of a company coronary. Key to continuous healthy systems is automated testing.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Unlock the Potential of Digital Factories


If smart manufacturing vendors hope to fulfill the potential of their solutions and platforms for digital factories, they must build environments where apps can deliver immediate results with stream processing and cloud integration at the edge

Making Hay While The Sun Shines: Inventory Control During Seasonal Peaks


Businesses love peak times. Be it online or instore shopping, there’s nothing better than hearing the sound of tills opening, credit cards swiping, or computers clicking their way through to a new purchase. But during busy periods this welcome surge in business can be overshadowed by the pain of inventory control. Not only can poorly-managed inventory lead to stressed-out staff and disorganised shop floors, but it can also lead to bad customer experiences and as a consequence, no return business.

Locus Robotics Named 2019 MHI Innovation Award Finalist

Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics was just named one of the 2019 MHI Innovation Award Finalists for “ Best New I nnovation” and we couldn’t be more proud – or excited.

What Personalization, Integration & Automation Mean for SMBs in 2019


When you hear the word ‘automation,’ what’s the first thing that pops in your head? Some would imagine robotic arms in factory assembly lines and delivery by drones; others think of artificial intelligence like SkyNet taking over the world.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.