Sat.Aug 24, 2019 - Fri.Aug 30, 2019

Why Today is the Day to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Recession


Highs and lows are an unfortunate part of both life and business and a new study shows 3 out of 4 economists predicting a U.S. recession by 2021. The good news for companies is that recessions are also generally short, with 9 of the U.S.’s ’s last 13 recessions lasting a year or less.

5 Reasons Why Carriers Are Customer-Obsessed


Open up LinkedIn and check out the profile of senior salesperson at a freight forwarder or carrier and you’ll probably see several top-tier providers as previous employers. Historically, a carrier’s relationship with importers and exporters was built by sales people.

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Final Mile Delivery Drivers: Why Are Shippers Looking to Adopt More Final Mile?


E-commerce will continue to grow significantly, and according to Supply Chain Dive, much of this innovation and disruption derives from the record-breaking growth of Amazon Prime.

Infographic: How to Win Big with Machine Learning for Demand Planning


So you’ve done your homework and know that machine learning and demand planning go together like peanut butter and jelly. But whoa there! Don’t dive in quite yet.

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.

Machine Learning in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

One area of interest in today’s end-to-end supply chain is machine learning. And this is certainly a topic that we have written about quite often.

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6 Benefits of Automated Material Handling


In the logistics and supply chain industries, every edge counts. That’s why facilities managers and decision makers everywhere are exploring the benefits of automated material handling.

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Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

Talking Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers.

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Infographic: How to Win Big with Machine Learning for Demand Planning


So you’ve done your homework and know that machine learning and demand planning go together like peanut butter and jelly. But whoa there! Don’t dive in quite yet.

Demand Planning Breaks Down During Recessions

Logistics Viewpoints

Bonds had a yield curve inversion on August 14th. This often often signals a recession within about 14 months. Demand planning is difficult in these circumstances. This article discusses how supply chain teams can do better in these circumstances.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Unlocking the Value in Your Supply Chain Network

The Network Effect

Combine artificial intelligence with business network technology for optimal results Many companies pursuing artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives, are doing so. The post Unlocking the Value in Your Supply Chain Network appeared first on The Network Effect.

Inefficient Procurement processes are costing UK businesses almost £2m per year, reveals research


Two-thirds of businesses still reliant on manual and paper-based processes .

What’s Your Burger Made of This Labor Day Weekend?


Beef burgers have been a summer barbecuing staple for generations of Americans. From Memorial Day to Labor Day families and friends will gather to share this favorite food in backyards across the country, not to mention year-long at many popular fast-food chains.

This Week in Logistics News (August 24 – 30)

Logistics Viewpoints

For the last few months, Patriots fans have been wondering what Rob Gronkowski’s “next chapter” will be. As a fan, my obvious hope was that after some down time and the chance to heal his body, he would decide to rejoin the team. Earlier this week, Gronkowski held a press conference to finally announce his next chapter. And while he did not rule out a return to the field (nor did he in any way […].

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC. We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] 01:20] Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics.

5 Tips to Cut Hotel Supply Chain Costs


In the hotel business, your profit is often controlled by your supply chain. The more you can cut your supply chain costs, the more you can cut your overhead; the more you can cut your overhead, the higher the return on your investments.

Automotive Industry Transformation and Tariffs have Long-Term Implications for Airfreight

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World article contribution takes a look at the latest tariffs as well as transformation in the automotive industry. We believe that the current tariffs will hasten the industry transformation and as such, the automotive supply chain will shift in support of the changes.

Are Ghost Assets Haunting Your Inventory Control?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Do You Want Inventory Turnover Breakthrough? Define and Manage The Levers! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Christina Morrison at [link].

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon


A recent WSJ article highlighted a fact that confirms much of what we found in our study of counterfeit products in the supply chain a year ago: if you’re buying on Amazon, beware of counterfeits. Too cheap means too good to be true.

Pursuing Your Passions

Supply Chain Nation

At a young age, Julie Papagiannis knew she wanted to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Businesses Must Take and Avoid Risks

Enterra Insights

Risks are something with which every business must deal. Entrepreneur Richard Branson observes, “The luckiest people and businesses are those that are prepared to take the greatest risks. We can all create our own luck by taking the necessary risks to open the door to change, progression and success.”[1] ”[1] Conversely, when it comes to supply chain operations, smart company executives do their best to avoid risks. Unfortunately, avoiding all risks is impossible.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done? More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes.

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.

Food Industry Delivery Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Raanan Cohen at

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Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty and Tariffs: What the Recent Tariff Delay Means for Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

What’s the scariest part of a horror movie? Knowing there’s a killer in the house but not knowing when or where they’ll strike. That’s sort of what retailers are going through right now with the whipsaw nature of the trade war with China.

How Emerging Technologies are Changing Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

The world is changing at such a frantic pace some people would like to call a time out. Unfortunately for them, change is a relentless characteristic of modern life. The 19th Century French journalist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, coined the adage, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” ” Doug Braun, CEO of IBS, is not so sure Karr’s proverb remains true.

Why Counterfeiting Is So Dangerous


If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve noticed the term “counterfeiting” here and there. It’s a huge issue in shipping and logistics, but it certainly doesn’t stop there. For the majority of people, the first thing that comes to mind is counterfeited goods.

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.