Fri.Jul 19, 2019

What is Inventory Optimization?


What is inventory optimization? You’ve heard of inventory management, and you probably already have some inventory management practices implemented in your supply chain. So what is inventory optimization?

What is the impact of a WMS in your supply chain?


Without a well-constructed WMS, you may find your business suffering in multiple areas, with inefficient processes impacting your operations and supply chain down the line.

How Supply Chain Management Will Support Apparel Brands This Holiday Season

Vanguard Software

With the holiday season so close, now is a good time to optimize your supply chain processes so you can capitalize on the most lucrative time of the year. Retail Demand Planning News Supply Chain Supply Planning apparel

Using Technology to Improve Inventory Management


Using technology in the warehouse is one of the most effective ways to improve inventory management and reduce returns. Since returns represent a significant cost to companies, it is imperative for retailers to take steps to improve inventory management and manage returns.

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.

Enterprise resource planning or best of breed, what is best for IT?


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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting ready for a heat wave here in Boston. Temperatures are supposed to reach 100F tomorrow and Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for the area, advising residents to take extra precautions if you spend time outside. What do you do in this heat? Go to the beach or. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

Sometimes things go as planned and sometimes they don’t. However, even when they don’t go as planned, this create a huge business opportunity. In an effort to promote sustainability, many towns and cities, mine included, have begun to crack down on plastic bags in stores. And when I say crack down, I mean they banned them. Other stores, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s offer incentives to customers that bring reusable bags. Then there […].

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‘Bee Positive’: Building a spirits brand on a mission to save the bees


An industry that lacks integrity. Made using nothing but apples, water and time.” . So says the bottle of Avallen spirits, but in an industry that completely lacks transparency and is not required to disclose nutrition or ingredient information – how do you know what’s actually inside?

Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance


As corporate responsibility attracts more attention, more and more companies are working with peers and competitors in their respective industries to accomplish sustainability-related goals. Responsible purchasing programs are proving to be key drivers of financial value.

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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.

Global Supply Chain Solutions: Manufacturers Edition

Amber Road

Global manufacturers face unique challenges within their supply chains that are further complicated by a turbulent trade environment, geopolitical factors, and their competitors.

Tive Recognized as a Sample Vendor in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2019


Tive is thrilled to announce that we have been recognized by Gartner as one of the Real-Time Visibility Platforms Sample Vendors in the Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2019 report.

Digital Disruptors in the Supply Chain | Consulting Logistics

Aborn and Co.

Episode 42 of Consulting Logistics is all about digital disruptors, like Uber Freight and Convoy, and what they could mean for you as a shipper

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for May 29, 2019 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Brian Spooner of Columbus, OH Takes Home the Prize with a Great Caption

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Critical Path Method: What Happens When You Pre-order?


Complete a quick online search for pre-order and you’ll be met with the option to buy a myriad of games, tech, toys, clothes, and music, usually before the final product has even physically materialised. As consumers who are accustomed to an on-demand shopping experience, the ability to pre-order the latest products satisfies our inner need for instant acquisition. Just a few clicks and you can rest assured that you’ll have the goods as soon as the release date rolls around.

Defining the Role of the Corporate Inventory Manager


The inventory manager is a vital role within a retail operation, eCommerce or wholesale business. They oversee and provide accurate data on available products to make informed decisions on supply chain management and sales. Quite the responsibility! inventory management plan

Introducing Real-Time Visibility: A Standard for All of Our Customers


Introducing Real-Time Visibility: A Standard for All of Our Customers. By: Michelle McBride, Senior Product Manager, Transplace.

Demand Planning: How to Get it Right Once and for All

River Logic

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 19, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

IKEA Closing US Factory, Retail Sales Surprisingly Strong, Amazon Workers in Minneapolis and Germany Strike, the Real Cause of Global Warming

Amazon Invests Big to Retrain Workers

Enterra Insights

The debate whether artificial intelligence (AI)and automation will eliminate or create jobs remains white hot. Even the strongest proponents of the argument that AI and automation are jobs creators rather than job destroyers admit some jobs will be lost. In those cases, the Economist notes, “Knowing when to jump is one problem.”[1] ”[1] Even if your job isn’t destined for history’s dustbin, it’s likely to change.

Enhance Inventory Productivity by Switching to Cloud-based Software


If you manage a warehouse, you know that looking after inventory, tracking shipments and ensuring orders are moving is a busy and demanding role. It’s no wonder that so many inventory managers have found that using the cloud has redefined how their business operates. Cloud-based software allows business owners and inventory managers to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to looking after their most important asset with constant access to real-time data.

Why Amazon Has a Leg Up On the Online Competition, Thanks To Its Massive Customer Base

Supply Chain 24/7

In this accompanying video, retail reporter Lauren Thomas discusses how Amazon has major leverage over the competition online, especially on Prime Day, and how Walmart admits it's had to play catch-up

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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.

Take Control of Online Returns to Keep Customers Coming Back


Online returns are on the rise, thanks to skyrocketing eCommerce sales, one-click subscriptions, and […]. The post Take Control of Online Returns to Keep Customers Coming Back appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Resources

Why Should You Care About NMFC Changes When Shipping LTL?

Zipline Logistics

The April 2019 round of NMFC changes shook up LTL shipping practices for nutritional beverage manufacturers around the country. Nutritional supplement drinks and whey protein were targeted for reclassification in the update.

FLEXE Hub: Amazon Prime Day 2019 news roundup


All the latest news on Amazon's biggest day of the year


Green Trucking Now: Advanced Route Optimization Immediately Cuts Miles, Emissions, Congestion and Costs


The post Green Trucking Now: Advanced Route Optimization Immediately Cuts Miles, Emissions, Congestion and Costs appeared first on Paragon Routing. Environment Operational Routing and Scheduling


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.