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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.

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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.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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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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. […].

What’s Really Behind Slowbalization

Material Handling & Logistics

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

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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.

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

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.

Consensus Demand: Gaining the Right Insight from Marketing, Sales, and Product Departments

Vanguard Software

Supply Chain leaders in mature organizations know that a well-designed S&OP process can help improve the top and bottom lines while maintaining service levels. Sales & Operations Planning Demand Planning Demand Sensing

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Safety at Garment Factories: More than Just a Compliance Matter


Six years after the worst industrial accident in Bangladesh’s history, we ask the question: What is the status of safety at garment factories today? The global garment industries’ push for the lowest costs comes at a high price: the health and safety of workers.

E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment

Veridian Solutions

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant , shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment. When upgrading or building new spaces, the primary areas of focus are often broken into broad categories, such as labor, consumers, and location. However, detail-oriented areas of focus can provide a better rubric for e-commerce and warehousing success. Total Square Feet in All E-Commerce and Warehousing Spaces.

Uncertainty in Supply Chain is Blocking International Expansion

Material Handling & Logistics

Political uncertainty is holding back 55% of US business decision makers from expanding into new markets

A Boomerang Opportunity

Supply Chain Nation

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

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!