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12 Days of Inventory Optimization


One of my favorite Holiday songs growing up was “The 12 Days of Christmas.” There was something about Christmas having 12 days that put me in the holiday spirit. 12 Days of Inventory Optimization was first posted on December 25, 2018 at 7:56 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

New Year's Resolution: Improving Your Supply Chain Operations


As the new year approaches, consider an audit of your existing supply chain management. Supply chain management is about more than improving your costs and efficiency—supply chain management has steadily become more complex as businesses increase their global reach and markets are shifting.

Trends 2019: Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Last year, Boris Evelson ( @bevelson ) and Michele Goetz ( @Mgoetz_FORR ), analysts at Forrester Research, noted many business executives were contemplating how artificial intelligence (AI) could be leveraged to improve their organizations. They concluded, “Failing to act is not an option in most organizations.”[1] ”[1] They went on to note that even though implementing AI operations may be an imperative, “The truth is, AI is hard!”

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The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018


Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Top Blog Posts of 2018

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s been a wonderful year for us at Logistics Trends & Insights. Thank you! Our customer list continues to grow as does our fantastic community on Twitter, LinkedIn and even Facebook.

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The Best Advice of 2018: Wednesdays for Women Edition

Supply Chain Nation

As we round out 2018 and a wonderful year profiling and learning from women for our Wednesdays for Women series, we are looking back on some of the ‘best of’ advice from the Q&A interviews we conducted this year. There is a lot of wisdom woven into these stories, and we have enjoyed sharing them with you, learning so much ourselves, in the process! We wish you a safe, successful end of 2018, and an exciting year ahead. Thanks for reading throughout 2018.

The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018


Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

Top 2018 Blog Posts – Part 2

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our top blog posts for 2018 continues with the top 5 posts: 5. Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding – Damco’s existence is questioned as Maersk moves Twill from Damco’s umbrella to its own effective January 1, 2019.

3 Simple Tips to Prep Your Business for Peak Periods


It’s very common for a business to earn a substantial amount of their revenue over a short period of time. Peak periods lead to an influx of sales and it seems to happen relatively quickly. These fluctuations are important to prepare for and even more important to capitalise on. Don’t miss out on the peak period revenue because your business wasn’t prepared to handle the rush. During the downtime, have a closer look at how your business operates across a variety of facets.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Ventana Research: Sales and Operations Planning Process Scores a 'C'

River Logic

Ventana Research has released its Sales and Operations planning (S&OP) Dynamic Insight research which gives companies an opportunity to self-assess their S&OP, or Integrated Business Planning process.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018


Today, we start our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 holiday shopping season has evolved beyond the traditional shopping days. First, there was Black Friday. Then, Thanksgiving became Brown Thursday. Small-business Saturday arose, and Cyber Monday took hold. Green Monday came about several years ago when companies started looking to tap into December shopping habits for the second Monday of the month. Year over year, the holiday shopping season has grown well into early November, and late December notes Don White via Total Retail.

Cities must get Connected before they get Smart

Enterra Insights

Big visions are wonderful guides to the future. But every journey begins with a first step and the path to a smart city begins with connectivity. Adie Tomer ( @AdieTomer ), a fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Rob Puentes ( @rpuentes ), President & CEO of EnoTrans, bluntly state, “No industry or household in the world, will reach their future potential without access to broadband, it is the electricity of the 21st century.”[1]

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Christmas came calling for reefer carriers

DAT Solutions

Shippers had plenty of last-minute freight to deliver before Christmas, and that stopped the slow slide we had been seeing in reefer freight. The demand for fresh food before the holiday pushed volumes up 7% last week, which boosted rates on most of the high-traffic reefer lanes.

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New Year, New Association


2018 is just about in the books. With the New Year come new challenges, so we position ourselves to greet 2019 with confidence and positivity


Why manufacturers should be moving down (not up) the value chain


Conventional wisdom says that businesses – manufacturers or not – should focus on moving higher and higher up the value chain to command the highest margins and move from being a mere supplier to a trusted advisor. But is this view correct? manufacturing eCommerce Wholesale Inventory Management

Returns Season Heats Up

Enterra Insights

The holiday season has been associated with weird presents since gift-giving became an annual tradition. You know what I’m talking about: Those plaid socks from Uncle Seamus; the sweater with mismatched sleeve-lengths from Aunt Gertrude; and ties and scarves adorned with kittens or unicorns from your adorable children. Your first thought might be: “Bless the gift-giver! It’s the thought that counts.” Your next thought probably is: “Will I be able to return this?”.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Canadian cargo boosts Buffalo

DAT Solutions

If you're covering a load from Buffalo, NY, there's a good chance it actually originated in Canada. The city is on the border, less than 100 miles from Toronto, our northern neighbor’s largest metro area.

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Wrapping up 2018


With the last few days of the year ahead of us, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2018 and look forward to the coming year


Fulfillment Center’s Account vs. Small Parcel

3PL Insights

One of the most important factors for an eCommerce store, is the cost of shipping your product to the consumer. For small to medium size eCommerce businesses, it’s hard to offer free shipping when you understand the many factors that go into calculating the cost of a product. In today’s world, everyone wants low cost, or preferably free shipping. Sometimes, this can even determine if a customer will buy a product in the first place.

Christmas 2018

Enterra Insights

Aside from Easter, Christmas is the most Christian of holidays. Even so, people of many faiths celebrate the Christmas season because it embraces the traditions of giving and goodwill that lie at the heart of most of the world’s major religions.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Did Santa save on shipping this year?

DAT Solutions

A year ago, the spot market was a much more volatile place. Demand was soaring for retail freight, and the ELD mandate that had just taken effect led to a major capacity crunch. Amid all that uncertainly, shipping rates skyrocketed, and it got even crazier in the month to follow.

3 Tips for Better Inventory Management During the Holiday Season


Oh the holidays; the most wonderful time of the year – family gatherings and work parties fill the calendar as the countdown begins toward the end of the year. It seems like everyone is buzzing with a holiday spring in their step. But wait, what about the mad dash to sort out holiday gifts for friends and family? The holiday season is also synonymous with gifts and an increase in spending and a little stress to get those gifts. It’s one of the biggest times of the year for retail.

Tailwind’s Holiday Album


It’s that time of year again, when the nights grow long and the days grow cold – and there’s nothing like a bunch of colourful lights, glasses of eggnog, and merry gatherings with friends and family to help remind you that things are probably still going to be alright.

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Christmas Ghost Stories

Enterra Insights

When Andy Williams penned his famous Christmas song “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” he included the following line in his lyrics: “There’ll be scary ghost stories, and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago.” ” Sounds more Halloweenish than Christmasy doesn’t it? It turns out, telling scary ghost stories at Christmastime has a long history. The most famous Christmas ghost story is, of course, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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.