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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.

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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].

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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

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.”.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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.

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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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. It can also come with a big price tag, especially when you’re dealing with overweight containers.

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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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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

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.

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.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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

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.

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

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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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.

Ten Keys to Creating Fulfillment Warehouse KPIs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust a nd your customers’ satisfaction in its hands.

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How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey


In my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front. In this blog, I will take this […]. The post How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey appeared first on SYSPRO US. All Industries Manufacturing

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.