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Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

Cerasis

The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern.

5 ways to adapt to changing Consumer Behavior

Procurement Academy

There is no doubt that digitization is now reshaping consumer behavior and shopping habits. The question is; is your business keeping up with these changes?

Lessons Learned From Post Peak Returns Season and What You Need to Do Today

Veridian Solutions

Returns in omnichannel retail represent a significant risk in the supply chain. While retailers understand the full potential of the peak shopping season, the topic of reverse logistics and returns peak season is often an afterthought.

The Supply Chain of Tomorrow

SCM Research

It is time for a new video! Future Insights Network ’s CEO and Co-Founder, Maria P. Villablanca, recently talked to me about the supply chain of tomorrow. Enjoy watching the video… Research Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Trend Video Digitalization

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.

Top 5 Event Types by Region

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Supply Chain Digital Blueprint—Path to Stage 5 Maturity

Adexa

If you are still using spreadsheets to run your supply chain you are in good company. No pun intended! Also, if you are thinking of an S&OP solution to upgrade then you are still in good company!

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Why Reverse Logistics Are Crucial to Customer Experiences

Veridian Solutions

Reverse logistics refer to the complex processes of returning products and purchases from consumers to retailers and third-party liquidators. Reverse logistics is the opposite of typical order fulfillment , but reverse logistics usually includes increased costs for retailers.

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.

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Chainalytics Partners with Mexico-based Consulting Firm Tsol to Launch Intra-Mexico Freight Benchmarking Service

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (March 11, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence has entered into a strategic alliance with Tsol, a Mexico-based consulting firm and logistics technology provider, to deliver its freight rate benchmarking service within Mexico.

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Stargazing Around Grocery: Inmar Insights into 2019

Inmar

While it’s not easy to know what lies ahead for retail grocery, our experts have collaborated on an insightful forecast into the future for this ever-changing vertical. You can read their “predictions” in the article below from California Grocer — the award-winning bi-monthly publication of the California Grocers Association. The post Stargazing Around Grocery: Inmar Insights into 2019 appeared first on Inmar. Analytics Digital Promotions E-commerce Supply Chain

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Your Supply Chain Digital Blueprint© to Stage 5 Maturity

Adexa

If you are still using spreadsheets to run your supply chain you are in good company. No pun intended! Also, if you are thinking of an S&OP solution to upgrade then you are still in good company!

Kroger and Ocado announce two additional sites for high-tech customer fulfilment centres

EFT

The Kroger Co. NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Ocado (LSE: OCDO), one of the world's largest dedicated online grocery retailers, today announced Central Florida and Mid-Atlantic as the newly-named regions for America's next two Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFC).

8 Ways to Make Your Fulfillment Center Run More Efficiently

EazyStock

This is a guest post contributed by Halle Summers. Halle is a Marketing Coordinator for FASTENation Inc. When she isn’t writing blog articles, she enjoys spending time in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and all the amazing food her hometown has to offer.

Robots in Logistics: What Will Humans Do?

Talking Logistics

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a record number of robots were shipped to companies last year , with more non-automotive companies installing robots than ever before.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Supply Chain News on Cheap Deliveries Very Costly to Restaurants, Grocers

Supply Chain Digest

Chains Often Lose Money on Smaller Orders, but Cannot Afford to Miss eCommerce Wave

Axway AMPLIFY API Management introduction: Learn how API Management works

Axway

Bringing together full support for true digital transformation is what AMPLIFY API Management is all about. AMPLIFY cloud-enabled data integration allows your customer experience to flourish and your company to profit for the greater good. AMPLIFY API Management.

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Bill Gates Selects 10 Technologies that will Change the Future

Enterra Insights

Lots of people venture guesses about which emerging technologies will have the greatest impact on humankind’s future. Recently, Bill Gates ( @BillGates ), co-founder of Microsoft and well-known philanthropist, selected ten technologies he believes will change the future. Gates is in a unique position among technology prognosticators. Not only is he tech-savvy, he has invested millions of dollars around the globe addressing challenges like education and health.

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

DAT Solutions

Van and reefer rates are stabilizing, after falling for eight straight weeks. The national average van rate held steady, and van volumes are actually higher now than they were at this time last year.

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.

Four Requirements for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

We are living in the dawn of a new era. Whether you call it Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, there’s no denying that manufacturing is evolving at a pace never seen before. With the dawn comes illumination, but not necessarily clarity. The breakneck speed with which companies are figuring out […]. The post Four Requirements for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative appeared first on SYSPRO US. All Industries Manufacturing

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

DAT Solutions

Van and reefer rates are stabilizing, after falling for eight straight weeks. The national average van rate held steady, and van volumes are actually higher now than they were at this time last year. The national averages for reefers and flatbeds each added 1

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Bringing Rootstock Cloud ERP to Europe’s DACH Region

Rootstock

In January 2019, Rootstock launched a team to oversee growth in the DACH region of Europe, encompassing Germany (Deutschland), Austria and Switzerland – all the German-speaking countries.

How CMMS Can Improve Warehouse Management

Supply Chain Brain

These crucial tasks control the operations within a warehouse

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.