Fri.Sep 20, 2019

The Bumpy, New World of Supply Chains


The Economist magazine recently issued a very comprehensive special report on how global supply chains are undergoing a fundamental shift. I will summarize the key takeaways from the report. Shorter, smarter, faster… and more vulnerable supply chains With the ongoing trade war and the rise in economic nationalism, global trade is undergoing major shift Read More >>. The post The Bumpy, New World of Supply Chains appeared first on LLamasoft. Blog Supply Chain Ideas

Quality Audits Are The Future Of Food & Beverage Manufacturing


Bottom Line: Food & beverage manufacturing’s future is being defined by the over 60 customer quality audit requests a typical manufacturer receives every year, combined with the need to excel at FDA audits and compliance to stay competitive.

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How E-Commerce is Changing Returns


The growing popularity of e-commerce has led to exponential growth in number of returns. While they have always been an integral part of shopping, online orders are significantly increasing their presence in the retail and e-commerce industries.

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Cloud-Based WMS vs. Legacy WMS: A Primer


Many discussions are occurring that reflect the need to upgrade systems, but companies remain reluctant to abandon their legacy systems.

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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!

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

Readers old enough to remember the 1960s, might recall the television show “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. The theme song for the show was written by Vic Mizzy and it began with the lyrics: Green acres is the place for me. Farm livin’ is the life for me. Land spreadin’ out so far and wide. Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 20, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Congrats to all of our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team members who participated in last Saturday’s JDRF Ride to Cure in Saratoga Springs, NY. We all finished with smiles on our faces, and although it was cloudy and chilly, the rain held off for most of the ride.

Freight Brokerage Services

PLS Logistics

Our team of qualified freight brokers is ready to help you schedule loads, manage loads and negotiate the lowest possible rates. With PLS, you gain access to more than 45,000 professional carriers and a dedicated account executive team and 24/7 support who will simplify everyday logistics operations.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Trucking Detention Getting Worse, not Better

Supply Chain Digest

Detention Times Longer Today than in 2014, New ATRI Research Finds

This Week in Logistics News (September 14 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, I wrote about the robot uprising that is going on in the store, where retailers are using robots for a variety of tasks, including stock checks, damage control, and customer service. So, what happens when a robot cannot fulfill its responsibilities and makes too many mistakes. Well, it turns out that after getting reassigned, it gets fired just like its human counterpart would. That’s exactly what happened in Scotland this week when a […].

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Take Small Business Inventory On The Go With These Mobile Apps


Small or wholesale business owners can use mobile apps for inventory management and sales wherever they go. inventory management app

Bits and Pieces of Logistics News from Around the Freight Industry

BluJay Solutions

Last week, BluJay Solutions announced its accreditation as a Certified PEPPOL Access Point software provider. PEPPOL is the Pan European Public Procurement Online network that enables the exchange of electronic trading documents over a European-wide network.

Optimized Order Building

Herlitz Inventory Management

How to Easily Fill One or Several Trucks for any Given Order for Improved Profit and Buyer Productivity. Shipping Costs are Raising. Freight rates have been climbing over the past decade. There are many factors affecting these rates and changes in shipping costs can fluctuate daily in some instances.

A Fresh Perspective: How Will We Relate to Food in 20 Years?


Earlier this year, iTradeNetwork’s Head of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Rene Cardenas, was asked to give his take on the current and future states of the food and beverage industry during a conference panel discussion. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback since publishing the original post, How Will We Relate to Food in 20 Years , so we decided to revisit the question by asking Director of Product Management for iTradeOrder, Ashish Kumar, his thoughts on the prompt.

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.

Supply Chain weekly wrap up 9/13/19 – 9/19/19

All Things Supply Chain

Attacks on Saudi oil facility impact the oil supply chain After drone attacks hit Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facility in the early hours of Saturday morning, production has halted disrupting… Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up supply chain news

Poor-quality Data and What it Spells for a Business


Data is an important if not vital part of any organisation as it underpins almost every department and operation imaginable. In fact, data is what drives improvement as a lack of knowledge of the metrics that define one’s current status and the goal of where one is going, makes improvement almost impossible. Therefore, how can we extrapolate this into business and what are the consequences of having poor data to work with? Data in Business.

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Transplace Carrier Advisory Board Meeting


Eliminate Labeling Errors


Has your production line ever come to a halt as a result of labeling errors? Maybe you’ve been able to avert this crisis, but you never know when your luck just might run out.


Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Sept. 20, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon Going Big Time Green. Owner Operators in Jeopardy in California. US Manufactring Surprisingly Up in August. Wing, FexEx and Walgreens to Pilot Drone Deliveries

Modernizing Procurement At City Of New York


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