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The Green Supply Chain – A win-win Situation


There is no secret, our Planet is currently facing lots of environmental concerns: global warming, air pollution, water pollution, waste invasion, ozone layer depletion, climate change, etc. These issues affect every human being, every animal, every living thing on this planet. Resources are over-exploited, leading to a deterioration of the environment. Just in the last few years, we have witnessed many natural disasters directly linked to this: floods, tsunamis, forest fires, and cyclones.

Phantom inventory, and what makes it so scary


When you know a product is out-of-stock and costing lost sales, you can do something about it. As the saying goes, knowledge is power. But what if you don’t know that a product isn’t available for consumers who want to purchase it?

Is there a Last Mile Logistics Revolution Underway?

Enterra Insights

Amazon recently announced a push to provide its Prime members with one-day rather than two-day free shipping. In a cheeky bit of journalism, Todd Bishop ( @toddbishop ) and Nat Levy ( @NatJLevy ) call one-day shipping Amazon’s new “Prime number.”[1] ”[1] They go on to note, “Amazon’s moves are often followed by its retail rivals, like Walmart and Target, so this strategy could set a new standard for delivery speeds around the world.”

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At the Point of Inflection: Are You Ready for the eCommerce Hockey Stick?

Supply Chain Network

As most of you likely know I’m from Canada eh, and so of course I love hockey! All of Canada is hockey crazy and as those in the know are aware the NHL is now in the midst of The Stanley Cup Final series between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins.

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.

How to improve warehouse management in 6 simple STEPS


Warehouse operations productivity hinges on 3 coordinated functions: your workforce, your customers and orders, and your inventory. Simple? Not really.

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Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial


When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner. There are often many ways to solve a problem. The path we take can be an expression of our human creativity.

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Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority


Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. On the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

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The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

Lemmings are misunderstood. So are supply chain leaders. What is a lemming? Simply put, a lemming is a small rodent. Active in Arctic tundra ecosystems, they are part of the super family Muroidea, which includes rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils. A lemming’s population rises and falls.

Editor’s Pick: The Long Arm of OFAC – How US Sanctions Impact Pretty Much Everyone

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Amber Road’s blog discusses the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and how its enforcement arm reaches all.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization


Supply chain optimization software can help identify missed opportunities Optimization technologies are powerful tools for improving supply chain performance; however, most companies leave lots of money on the table when they deploy them.

What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers?


Supply chain management is a complex, ever-changing process. The actions of yesterday do not necessarily reflect the best practices of tomorrow. Amazon and Walmart continue to encroach on small businesses, and the ability to gain insight into freight spend has never been more critical. With all the hype about savings and improvements through a More. The post What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers?

Hitting The Brakes On Out Of Control Supplier Master Data W/ Cyrille Naux


Managing Director, Art of Procurement. Everything procurement delivers – from savings to risk mitigation to value – is predicated on having access to clean, trustworthy data.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

If there is one lesson many companies learned the hard way last year, it’s that you have to be prepared for whatever twists and turns might emerge in the transportation market. How do you begin that preparation? What’s required? How do you know if you’re on the right path? Those are some of the key. The post How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless


When most people think of shipping containers, they think of exactly what’s in the name: shipping. Formally known as an integral part of virtually any product moving across a supply chain, shipping containers keep products safe from external forces like weather and theft.

[On-demand webinar] How to stop planning in the dark


by Alexa Cheater Stop making decisions in the dark. Some things are better in the dark. Fireworks. Watching a movie. Robbing a bank. Supply chain planning isn’t one of them. So why do so many companies still plan that way?

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The Right Technology for Inventory Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Managing inventory in 2019 has become an even more complex challenge according to our industry peers and PINC customers. In my previous article titled “The High Cost of The One Percent Inventory Accuracy in Your Supply Chain“, I explored significant challenges, costs associated to inventory management, and what one percent of inventory accuracy represents to your operation.

TMS Visibility: See, Observe, Then Do

Talking Logistics

We’ve all heard the saying “seeing is believing,” which means you need to see something before you can accept that it really exists or occurs. You might also be familiar with W. Edwards Deming’s famous quote, “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” In many ways, both these sayings relate to supply chain. The post TMS Visibility: See, Observe, Then Do appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

The State of Technology in Food Supply Chains 2019: Produce


full-webinar-technology-in-food-supply-chain. Please enjoy this informative webinar on technology and it’s role in food supply chains. We will explore current issues and opportunities in the industry and how technology can be utilized to enhance current supply chain operations.

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How Will 5G Technology Impact the Supply Chain?


5G technology is a new, advanced wireless communication system, which is slowly rolling out through 2019 and should become more readily available in 2020. 5G technology will reduce latency, improve network speeds, and lower power consumption.

This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

After 32 victories and $2,462,216 in earnings, the run is finally over. Of course, I am talking about James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy win streak, which ended earlier this week, about $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record of $2,522,700 in a 74-game winning streak in 2004. And while the big loss was not much of a surprise based on leaked information, many people thought he may have thrown the round, considering that he bet just $1,399 in […].

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[Video] Blockchain’s Potential Role in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

The post [Video] Blockchain’s Potential Role in Transportation Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms , discusses blockchain and its potential role in transportation management. Podcast version (click to play): Past Episode Past Episode - 3Gtms Supply Chain Technology Trends 3Gtms blockchain TMS transportation management

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.

Legacy Retailers Taking the Fight to the Internet Retailers

Logistics Trends and Insights

You could not have missed the recent tit-for-tat announcements from the big brick and mortar retailers, like Walmart and Target.

In the News: Press Reviews of Rootstock’s ERP Data Framework on Salesforce


We recently introduced our ERP Data Framework, a collection of pre-configured ERP data objects that allows organizations to transfer and map legacy ERP data to the Salesforce CRM software platform more easily than conventional methods.

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Riding the Tradeoff Curve

The Smart Software

In the supply chain planning world, the most fundamental decision is how to balance item availability against the cost of maintaining that availability (service levels and fill rates).

Creating Your Own Destiny

Supply Chain Nation

Heather Meheut, senior HR program manager at JDA shares how she’s used her self-professed workaholic nature to catapult her career over the last 20 years.

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.