Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

Why should you have a multi-carrier shipping strategy?

TradeGecko

In years gone by, most retailers could get by partnering with one shipping carrier to deliver their products. In fact, this was often the preferable method of managing shipping because it allowed businesses to negotiate better shipping rates and streamline the shipping process.

Probabilistic Forecasting - a Primer

ToolsGroup

An experienced gambler might hedge their bet on multiple outcomes, rather than just the most likely "single number forecast". At ToolsGroup we have been big advocates of probabilistic forecasting (sometimes also known as stochastic forecasting).

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. In fact, two-thirds of consumer shopping journeys include internet research, reports McKinsey & Company , as well as word-of-mouth recommendations and past experiences.

Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember the call like it was yesterday. Four years have passed. On this cold day, I would like to walk on the beach with my friend Maddy. She is there. I am not. Let me tell you the story. In 2014, while sipping on an early morning coffee, Maddy called to ask me a question.

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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.

Automated Supply Chains: Don't Let Labeling Become the Weak Link

Loftware

The amount of digital processes in the supply chain is growing - but weak technological links could send it all crashing down. Barcode Labeling Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

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The Top 5 Challenges of Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Warehouse management is not a simple task, and warehouse managers face difficult challenges. Even when orders are low, standard operations continue to grow with each passing day. Part of this derives from the expansion of e-commerce into new and emerging markets.

Breaking down doors for the marginalized in supply chain management. Highlights from Kinexions ’18 day two.

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Less than 15 percent of supply chain executives are female. Even fewer are women of color. That’s a sad state of affairs, and desperately needs to change. So how is it that with so many strong, courageous, talented women, so few have found a way to break through the glass ceiling?

Wholesale Distribution: Any Way You Want It?

Logility

I have an affinity to rock & roll music released from the late 70s through the early 90s. The groups on my most listened to playlists include Boston, REO, Rush, Kansas, Styx, Van Halen, Eagles, Foreigner and The Police, just to name a few.

Reducing the Risk of Supply Chain Disruptions

Descartes

Join us for a Web Seminar on October 25 at 2 pm ET Mark Segner is Vice President, Global Sales Datamyne at Descartes Today's supply chains include more trading partners, touch more systems, and see goods changing hands more rapidly than ever before.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant. According to The LoadStar, the first ocean container use of a blockchain-based bill of lading was released successfully in the port of Koper, Slovenia. This resounding trial and win signifies a new way shippers will be able to compete in the global market, speeding delivery of international shipments, enhancing existing supply chain operations, and more.

How Emerging Technologies Will Transform the Way We Do Business [Video]

Talking Logistics

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Do you believe we’re on the cusp of transformative change in the industry?

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What matters next for supply chain management? An insider’s look at day one of Kinexions ’18.

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater It’s not about the future. It’s about what’s beyond it. And when it comes to what matters next for supply chains and supply chain management, it’s all about two things: digital, and the people enabling it.

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CfP: 2019 CSCMP European Research Seminar

SCM Research

The 14 th CSCMP European Research Seminar will be held in Warsaw on May 16 th and 17 th , 2019. Please find the call for papers on the webpage of the 2019 CSCMP European Research Seminar. Research SCM Conference Supply Chain Management

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

The world has entered the era of e-commerce, and companies around the globe are struggling to keep up with the trend. Innovative last-mile delivery options have been created, such as concierge services, the app, Doorman, Amazon Key and more. For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind.

Editor’s Pick: RR Donnelley Achieves Results with FedEx API Integration Program

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.

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Unparalleled customer affinity on full display at Kinexions ’18

Kinaxis

by Harish Iyer Kinexions ‘18 was the best capstone I could’ve hoped for at the 30-day mark because I haven’t seen customers show such passion for a solutions provider in my 20+ years in this industry. On my flight home from Kinexions, I found some time to reflect.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks.

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.

Blockchain belief

Supply Chain Movement

How relevant is blockchain in a supply-chain context? Based on what I’ve heard this year at various international supply chain congresses, opinions differ.

Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and retailers are jostling into position to take advantage of a growing economy and increased consumer confidence. With the uncertainty surrounding trade wars and tariffs, increasing sales is one way to mitigate the potential negative impact on a company’s bottom line and reassure investors that you can weather the storm. The Importance of Inventory Management.

Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain

Shipchain

Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation.

How to Change Your Inventory Management Strategy in the Omnichannel Era

Elementum

The U.S. e-commerce market has nearly doubled in size since 2011, and is forecast to grow to $737B by 2022. Managing stock for a variety of commerce channels is becoming more complex, costly, and risky.

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.

Where is Blockchain Headed? Follow the Money

Supply Chain @ MIT

Countless proof-of-concept and pilot projects have provided compelling information on the potential worth of blockchain solutions in supply chain management, but the technology has to start delivering concrete ROIs soon if the industry is to take it seriously.

U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods: Understanding the Updates

Talking Logistics

It can be a confusing time for the international shipping community due to the U.S. government’s implementation of new tariffs on Chinese goods entering America. As these rounds of regulations have unfolded over the last few months, shippers have been left trying to understand what products have been included in the first two waves of tariffed goods and what these changes mean for their supply chains.

How to Select an Effective TMS Technology Solution for Your Multichannel Supply Chain

TMC

The digital transformation of supply chains is well underway and will continue to evolve—especially as ecommerce expands and consumer demands increase—and opportunities to optimize network efficiencies, visibility, and customer satisfaction emerge.

“Free” Shipping is the New Norm for e-Commerce, But at What Cost?

CHAINalytics

In today’s marketplace, customers expect free shipping, so much so that nearly half of online shoppers claim they will typically back out of a purchase if it fails to qualify for free shipping (47%). In fact, most consumers even expect free delivery for orders under $50. And, while the average shopper is still content with … The post “Free” Shipping is the New Norm for e-Commerce, But at What Cost? appeared first on Chainalytics.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.