Thu.Aug 08, 2019

Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners


Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? The planner’s role has expanded to include a combination of technical skills and communications and interpersonal skills.

The Business Case for a Global TMS


Managing global freight is ladened with challenges. Possibly the most critical challenge is the limitation of time. Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains.

Two Lies And A Big Truth About Carrier Diversification


For retail logistics leaders, network design is a daunting task that can help or […]. The post Two Lies And A Big Truth About Carrier Diversification appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Engage Products Resources Retail Supply Chain Tips and Tricks

Improve Industrial Label Design and Management with Barcode Label Printing Software


What do better barcode design and management mean for you? Supply Chain Manufacturing Labeling Logistics Barcode Labeling

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.

Finding the Right Purchase Order: EDI 850 vs. EDI 875


Back to basics: What is a purchase order? A purchase order is typically the starting point of your supply chain. It is a legally binding agreement between a trading partner and a buyer, detailing items that the buyer would like to order from the trading partner.

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Evolution of Warehouse Scanning Technologies in the Digital Era

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Prakash Pol , Principal Consultant at Infosys India.

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The 4-5-4 Calendar Foundation


January 1st: many greet the New Year’s holiday with a sense of hope and renewal. All can agree that it is the indisputable first day of a new year. But is it always? Those who use the 4-5-4 calendar might have a different experience. Consider retailers.

Resilience: The New Imperative for Successful Supply Chain Management Transformation

Supply Chain 24/7

In this eBook we describe how supply chain resilience is used to; transform to support an outside-in, demand-driven operating model, respond to demand rather than forecasts and adjust to unexpected changes while still meeting service levels

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How The Ongoing Trade War Impacts Container Leasing

Maine Pointe

As the effects of the global trade war reverberate across supply chains, Mike Notarangeli , EVP Logistics, looks at the impact on the container leasing industry and considers the new opportunities that could arise from taking an active approach. Logistics Tariffs Trade TVO

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.

Resilient Supply Chains in a Politically Uncertain World

Supply Chain 24/7

A dearth of supply chain suppliers is what global companies are now contending with, and unfortunately, there is no easy way out

Productivity vs. Efficiency – What to Measure and When


The terms ‘Productivity’ and ‘Efficiency’ are often used interchangeably to represent the same idea; however, the two terms represent two distinct concepts and it is important to know when each metric matters. PRODUCTIVITY V EFFICIENCY.

Doing Business in Spain


Spain has served as a global model of freedom and human rights since the peaceful transition to democracy after former Head of State and dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975.

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Trade Conflicts Across Country Lines

Supply Chain 24/7

Global trade – and the supply chains that support it – is in a state of flux. here’s massive structural change in the cross-border flow of goods, thanks to greater trade liberalization among emerging economies

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

[WHITE PAPER] Final Mile Management: A Shipper’s 30,000 Foot View


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “Final Mile Management: A Shipper’s 30,000 Foot View” white paper! This is a must read for those shippers who are looking at More. The post [WHITE PAPER] Final Mile Management: A Shipper’s 30,000 Foot View appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The “Soft” Side of Automation Holds the Key to ROI

Logistics Viewpoints

Material handling equipment (MHE) has been around a long time. But, it’s never been more popular. Companies look to automation now (more than ever) to improve throughput while bridging the labor gaps affecting so many warehouses and industries.

Tariffs and Trucking: Where Do We Stand?


Both the United States and China are implementing new tariffs involving steep tax increases that are complicating the traditionally codependent economic relationship. All cargo ships coming in from China currently pay a 25% tariff upon entering the U.S.,

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Can your customers "start anywhere" and "finish anywhere"?


There is no question that the customer journey has become nonlinear. Consumers may start their shopping journey online or on their phone, make their purchase at a physical store (webrooming) or visit a store to “try” merchandise and finalize the transaction from home or on their phone (showrooming).


Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

DJ Papers says goodbye to cumbersome software for better cloud-based alternative


DJ Papers were facing a growing problem: their bespoke backend system was hampering business growth and their inventory management was spiralling out of control. We had a chat with Karyn Greenwood, finance manager of DJ Papers on how their team overcame those problems.

Positive summer vibes with museum exhibits, sustainable cocktails and initiatives for a better world: transparency roundup


The future of Fairtrade, what fashion brands need to do to cut carbon, getting a buzz for the bees and going ‘Bigger than the plate’ at a leading exhibition looking at our global food system. . See some of the highlights from our monthly shopper newsletter.

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How Workforce Management Can Lead to Productivity & Retention Among Employees [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

Two huge challenges warehouse managers face are retaining skilled workers and cost optimization. To accomplish this, managers must engage the workforce and become the workplace of choice while driving productivity improvement. In this video, Fab Brasca explains how JDA’s Workforce Management solution supports these goals by providing accurate labor forecasts that satisfy customer needs, as well as fixed and flexible workforce schedules that drive cost optimization.

What’s the Problem With a Little Extra Weight?

Clear Spider

In the United States last year, there were more than 800,000 overweight violations on highways and at weigh stations. When a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is obtained, drivers are expected to keep track of all of the information about their truck. One of the most important pieces of information that they need to keep track […]. The post What’s the Problem With a Little Extra Weight? appeared first on [link]. Logistics Overweight trucks Trucking

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.

Fleet Fixer Upper: Does Your Truck Route Planning Process Need a Makeover?


The post Fleet Fixer Upper: Does Your Truck Route Planning Process Need a Makeover? appeared first on Paragon Routing. Operational Routing and Scheduling


Savi is Named to Supply Chain Brain’s 2019 100 Great Supply Chain Partners


For the second consecutive year, Savi has been recognized as one of Supply Chain Brain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. SupplyChainBrain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners’ list highlights the providers who develop products and solutions with a focus on their customers’ needs. These companies are driving innovations in a way that directly benefits their customers’ overall supply chain operations and performance.

Are you happy (logistically speaking)?

Consumer Goods Logistics

Are you happy with your logistics performance? A pretty simple question that calls for a yes or no answer. Unfortunately, among us logistics types, our operations and engineering brains rely on formulas, not feelings, to provide the answer. Logistics Customer Service

Tidbit from Russ Aborn - Origin of the term

Aborn and Co.

Russ Aborn, the founder of Aborn & Company, explains where a couple of the most commonly used words originated from in the less than truckload 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.