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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017


As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight.

A Historic Year for NFI

Supply Chain Link

This past year, NFI celebrated its 85 th year in business. From acquisitions to new ventures, NFI continues to invest in growing its capabilities and expertise. Here are some highlights from this historic year.

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Next-Gen Asset Tracking Technology Could Replace RFID in Coming Years

Supply Chain Matters

Next-generation asset tracking solutions based on Bluetooth Low Energy and Ultra-wideband could end up replacing more expensive legacy systems such as RFID. As large enterprises seek to deploy next-generation asset tracking technologies to improve operational efficiencies, the market will hit $4.5

Let's Get Digital: Supply Chains Are Going to Get Smarter in 2018

Supply Chain Nation

By the end of 2020, one-third of all manufacturing supply chains will be using analytics-driven cognitive capabilities, thus increasing cost efficiency by 10% and service performance by 5%.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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Establishing Your Vision and Goals for 2018 and Beyond

Supply Chain Matters

As the year 2017 comes to an end, Supply Chain Matters shares some thoughts for resolutions, vision and goal-setting for the upcoming year. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Transformation Supply chain Matters blog what to expect in 2018

Trends That Will Revolutionize Logistics in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

With the advent of digitalization, the supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover. Technology has disrupted every industry and supply chain is no exception. With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover.

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The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017


As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight.

Why Fulfilling Shoppers’ Expectations Remains a Challenge for Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

As we look ahead to 2018, how will multi-channel retailers make customers happy while giving both shoppers and staff the flexibility they want? This year’s JDA Consumer Survey, JDA CEO Viewpoint Survey and JDA Voice of the Store Manager Survey all help reveal the answer to a question that will remain important in 2018 and beyond: What do retailers need to know about fulfillment to make smarter decisions and give customers the experience they expect?

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Supply Chain Management Challenges for Emerging Manufacturers and Service Providers in Regulated Industries- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

In the final of three market education commentaries sponsored by Navigator Business Solutions, Supply Chain Matters amplifies business and supply chain management challenges among emerging growth companies in pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer product goods industry sectors.

Guest Viewpoint: STEM is Good, But STEAM is Better

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As a renowned Scientist, Technologist, Engineer, Artist and Mathematician, Leonardo da Vinci set the standard for using the whole brain to propel innovation

The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017


As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight.

Top 10 FLEXE Articles of 2017


2017 was a big year for the retail and supply chain industries. We saw a lot of growth and change as more businesses focused on innovating their delivery promises and eCommerce operations.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

The Future of Supply Chain Planning- People, Process and Organizational Learning

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters blog commentary is the third in a market education series developed in collaboration with Kinaxis on exploring the future of supply chain planning. Prescriptive or Predictive Analytics Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology challenges in supply chain planning concurrent supply chain planning Kinaxis Inc. Kinaxis kinexions conference Supply chain Matters blog

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks. The 21 st century presents a new kind of threat that challenges older defense measures. Today, the preferred tool of attack is the cyberattack.

Nike Is Giving Its Recruitment Brand the Same Feel As Its Consumer Brand


Nike is in the midst of a soft launch of a new career site, one it’s likely to officially announce next week. It’s a significant refresh of the way it communicates to the many candidates clamoring to work for the shoe-apparel-equipment multinational. Corporate Career Website Featured

A Look Back at the Best Advice of 2017

Supply Chain Nation

As we turn the calendar to a new year, I’m reflecting on 2017 highlights, as well as identifying areas that may require a different approach in 2018. One of the highlights for me was the launch of JDA’s Wednesdays for Women blog on July 19. It was a bit of an experiment, really; I didn’t know what to expect. If we wrote a blog telling the career stories of women who work at JDA, would people read them?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Ongoing Lessons for the Journey Toward Integrated Customer Response Networks

Supply Chain Matters

As readers approach the celebration of 2018 as a new year, Supply Chain Matters shares thoughts related new thinking and concepts related to Digitally-Enabled Customer Response Networks.

Outsourcing Applied Engineering Services: The Answer To Lack Of Technical Expertise


As we can deduce from the term itself, applied engineering services is a highly specialized field of engineering that requires an interdisciplinary way of thinking.

Best Egg Will Broaden to Financing Purchases in 2018


EXCLUSIVE—Marketplace lender Best Egg will move towards financing consumer purchases, including home improvements, as it looks to expand in 2018, the company told Bank Innovation.

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51


Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Against a background of IATA’s estimated 9.3% growth in world cargo volumes for 2017, air freight rates have been dramatically up this peak season.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Initial Indications of an Overall Optimistic 2017 Holiday Fulfillment Period

Supply Chain Matters

Initial indications point to the 2017 holiday fulfillment period looking to be a rather good year for the retail industry and its supplier and services stakeholders. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Transportation and Logistics 2017 holiday fulfillment period trends Supply chain Matters blog

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 2017

Talking Logistics

As the year comes to a close, we like to analyze the SHIFT archives to learn what content performed best. It’s important to take see what worked and what didn’t work to plan for the new year to come. Want to see how to analyze your own blog? Here’s how.

Readers’ Choice: Top 6 Digital Transformation Blog Posts of 2017


As 2017 comes to an end I took some time to pull together the top 6 most popular blog posts this year, as indicated by our readers. So take a few minutes and enjoy the best of 2017! #1. Video: Caterpillar, Inc. is Digitally Transforming to Drive Business. Connecting with customers in today’s rapidly changing environment is more challenging than ever.

A (Cautionary) Tale of Two Product Recalls

ModusLink Corporation

Has any product that you’ve owned ever been recalled? Most likely, yes – as everything from tech gadgets and car parts to baby gear and food, regularly make headlines for safety issues or other defects. In the past few years, two products I purchased have been recalled.

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.