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How do you create a more productive dashboard with your planning system?


What’s the difference between creating a dashboard you want and the one you need? Focus and productivity. Here are few planning system dashboard tips to help increase productivity. How do you create a more productive dashboard with your planning system?

Amazon’s Relationships with Carriers are Starting to Fray

Intelligent Audit

There has been no greater disruptor of the way business is done than Amazon, possibly ever. From their humble roots as an online bookseller to being one of the few tech companies to survive the dot com bust to their position today as a monolith of the eCommerce world, Amazon always seems to be just a few steps ahead of everyone. With their immense size and influence, Amazon can and often does upend entire markets – and one market that has been in their sites for some time is shipping.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimisation in the Digital Age

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitised essential tasks like inventory planning. The reality is that this transformation takes time and a change of mindset.

What is the Value of Trade Compliance?


What is the value of Trade Compliance? For a trade compliance professional the answer is obvious. Regulatory compliance = (Lower corporate risk + less CBP/PGA intrusion + speedier supply chains) = Lower total cost. However, for everyone else, the answer is anything but obvious.

The Current State Of Warehouse Technology

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst, Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC

Efficiency and speed are pressuring organizations to step up their warehousing capabilities. How are they doing this and what role is technology playing? Join us for this insightful webinar with Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst at Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC, who will share substantial research and discuss professional experiences on the current state of warehouse technology.

Robotic Warehouses: Why Are Companies Straggling Behind the Movement?


Robotic warehouses have great potential. Supply chain leaders across the globe scour the latest technologies and capabilities of robots. The reasoning is simple; robots offer a tireless army of workers without the hassle of managing human laborers.

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What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it? A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company. The are noise hiding the issue that business leaders are struggling in the delivery of business results. No technology or consulting company holds themselves accountable for the delivery of supply chain excellence. Here are some recent examples. Hostess Brands: Sweetest Comeback in Supply Chain History.

From Advanced Analytics Laggard to Leader


Logility in collaboration with Peerless Research released the report, The Keys to Creating and Leveraging Actionable Information , which highlighted feedback from executives on the opportunities, challenges and use of advanced analytics across their supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15 – 21)

Logistics Viewpoints

I saw an article earlier this week that detailed how Amazon has gone about testing its delivery robots. The robot revolution is gaining a lot of traction and lots of companies are looking at how they can use robots to make last mile deliveries (see Dominos Pizza article below). Many companies have done initial testing in dense, urban locations to see how their robots handle the changing nature of the physical environment. But not Amazon. […].

MercuryGate 2.0: Takeaways from Velocity 2019 Conference

Talking Logistics

I was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 1.0 and I was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 2.0.

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.

A Boomerang Opportunity

Supply Chain Nation

Carla Peterson is a customer executive and boomerang – an associate who is on her second stint with JDA!

What’s Really Behind Slowbalization

Material Handling & Logistics

A new focus on regional manufacturing and post-globalization is changing the supply chain landscape

Maritime Industry in Search of Blockchain Orchestrator!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jenis Sheth.

Editor’s Pick: Building the Customer Relationship

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 GEODIS’ blog discusses the importance of customer relationships and how to develop and maintain them. In a world. The post Editor’s Pick: Building the Customer Relationship appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How Resilient is Your Global Supply Chain?


Almost since 1982 when Keith Oliver coined the term supply chain, analysts, reporters, academics, and consultants have written about supply chain resiliency.

QAD Supplier Portal: An Introduction


Manufacturers are realizing the benefits of tightening relationships with suppliers to better manage the procurement of goods and lower supply costs. Collaborative processes transform a typical transaction-based association with suppliers into two-way access and a mutually beneficial relationship.

Junk Mail is Clogging the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy. Every week I receive approximately 20 -25 pieces of physical mail in my mailbox.

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Autonomous Supply Chain: Desirable Vision or Silly Daydream?

Enterra Insights

Nelson Mandela once stated, “Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, vision with action can change the world.” ” Occasionally, I read articles about autonomous or no-touch supply chains and I find myself wondering whether the autonomous supply chain is a vision or so far-fetched it’s only a silly daydream. Or is it something else? I’m not surprised someone came up with the concept.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Why I.T. Systems Are Key for Global Supply Chain Evolution

Supply Chain Brain

The source of many issues in supply chain and logistics management often can be traced to underperforming, overburdened I.T. systems

Manufacturing Needs Smart Machines To Grow


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents integration architecture challenges that once solved can enable use cases that deliver fast-growing revenue opportunities.

How Social Media Benefits Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! Article written for, and permission to publish here provided by, Katie Russell at If your supply chain company isn’t active on social media, know that your competitors are.

Looking Beyond Blockchain/Supply Chain Hype

Enterra Insights

Discussions about blockchain technology generally fall into one of two categories: cryptocurrency or supply chain. Because the technology remains in its infancy, most discussions about blockchain in the supply chain are filled with hype and hope. Even so, most pundits believe there is substance to be found and that blockchain will find a natural home in supply chain activities. Anna Kucirkova writes, “Blockchain technology has the power to change everything.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Manufacturing Disruption is Here. Will Your Company Survive?


In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. That average dropped to 24 years in 2016 and is expected to shrink to just 12 years by 2027. This means that 500 of the largest U.S.

3 Technology Trends That Will Improve Your Supply Chain Performance [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

In today’s competitive markets, it takes more than the ability to quickly respond to urgent supply chain disruptions after they start. Instead, your supply chain must predict disruptions and proactively resolve them before they negatively impact your business.

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The 4 core elements of supply chain management


Your supply chain efficiency and effectiveness make a massive impact on the overall success of any business. To boost your business productivity and profitability further, you need to improve and optimise your supply chain.

5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain


Inventory visibility is one of the critical aspects of any manufacturing business. It helps organizations understand how much inventory is available, at what location , and at any given point of time.

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.