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One Way to Start Your Digital Transformation


Editor's note: Due to the holidays, there will be no blog post next week. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Many companies are taking a serious look at “digital transformation” and it’s possible to think that it requires a big leap or a daunting hurdle to transform your business.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics.

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10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch


The capacity crunch is starting to take hold of the shipping industry. The onslaught of tropical storms, hurricanes and an expected, record-breaking holiday shopping season spell C-A-P-A-C-I-T-Y C-R-U-N-C-H. However, this capacity crunch is likely to exceed even the worst capacity crunches in history, says Karen Sage of Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez. Yet, shippers can turn their fears into opportunities; they can continue thriving in a capacity crunch by following these steps.

What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You?

The Network Effect

Nucleus Research explains control towers and the benefits they bring to your supply chain Nucleus Research has published its Control. The post What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You? appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right.

Contrary to Reality, Supply Chain Collaboration Shouldn’t Be Complicated

Take Supply Chain

Why You Need a True Supply Chain Orchestration Engine Powering Your ERP.

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[On-Demand Webinar] Getting started with artificial intelligence in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Focus on a practical approach to implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in your supply chain planning.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50


Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Early week snowstorms at major airports (like Frankfurt and Atlanta) continue to play havoc, while peak air season may extend into February.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Dealing with Holiday Returns: The Case for Technology-Based Liquidation

Talking Logistics

Eric Moriarty, Vice President at B-Stock Solutions answers the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How big of a problem is product returns? What happens to all of these products that get returned? What are some of the actions retailers typically take?

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2017 Logistics Year In Review

Supply Chain Link

This past year, the supply chain industry evolved to accommodate numerous factors. Variables like new administration, advances in technologies, and changing consumer behavior are shifting how companies approach logistics, today and moving forward.

What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

Busting The Myths About Non-Asset Based 3PL’s

PLS Logistics

We understand why it might often be assumed that an asset-based carrier has more advantages than a 3PL. Quite often, shippers don’t feel comfortable working with non-asset based 3PL’s and end up limiting, and thus hurting, their supply chain. There are a few common myths surrounding the never-ending Asset Based VS Non-Asset Based battle. It’s time to look at these misconceptions and destroy the myths.

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Top 10 reasons why aerial robots (autonomous drones) for inventory management make sense


They are: digital supply chain drones inventory robotics

How to Measure your Strategy Execution Readiness

Supply Chain Trend

Your company has a strategy. Are you confident it is ready to be deployed and executed? Most likely not, as 60%-90% of strategy implementations fail and only 14% of executives are satisfied with the execution of a strategy.

Expanding Efforts Addressing Multi-Industry Supply Chain Talent Needs

Supply Chain Matters

In a sidelight blog to our unveiling of 2018 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains, Supply Chain Matters highlights expanding efforts addressing multi-industry supply chain talent needs. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog

12 Supply Chain Pains of Christmas and How to Turn them into Gains

ModusLink Corporation

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and for companies, it can also be the craziest. December brings spikes in business for brands and sales for consumers, spreading the holiday cheer.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Automated Grocery Stores

Enterra Insights

One fixture in almost all movies about the old west was the general store — the predecessor to the modern … Continued. The post Automated Grocery Stores appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Implementing an S&OP System? Here’s How to Make Your Data Work for You


A look at some of the S&OP implementation best practices for managing your data. Now I’m not going to say, “Ask not what your data can do for you, but ask what you can do for your data.” In the past, I was under the impression that going through a system implementation process of setting up product hierarchies would mark the end of the process. I must now say, there’s more to the story. Implementing an S&OP System?

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The Economics and Supply Chain of Your Christmas Tree

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Few symbols are as representative of the holiday season as a Christmas tree. Real or fake, traditional or ‘upside down’, Christmas trees represent the physical center of each family’s celebration… Supply Chain Management christmas supply chain christmas tree

If ModusLink Managed the Santa Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

For children across the world, Santa Claus is a legendary figure who embodies the spirit of Christmas, goodwill, and of course, gift giving — and to companies, he represents that and much more.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

U.S. November Retail Sales Data Provides Optimistic Outlook for Holiday Activity

Supply Chain Matters

As retailers approach the final eight days of this year’s holiday shopping surge period, government reported retail sales data from November reinforces that the current holiday fulfillment period is faring well for the industry. Inventory Management Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Mattel supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

The Tenuous Supply Chain of Your Returned Gifts


Retailers are in the midst of the country’s most frenzied shopping season. The holidays never fail to draw out shoppers in droves, and this trend — rivaling in popularity humble holiday traditions like cozying up with hot chocolate — shows no sign of slowing down. The National Retail Federation reports that this year more than 174 million Americans shopped from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday (a mere five day window), exceeding their projection of 164 million.

Checklist for an S&OP Mindset

Supply Chain Trend

For those of you who’ve been following supplychaintrend for a while, you know I’ve written many blogs about how mindset improves S&OP and business performance. And maybe more importantly, it can also improve employee well-being. I’m pleased that in collaboration with the leading European Supply Chain Platform – Supply Chain Movement – I developed a checklist to assess if your organisation has an effective mindset.

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Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Projections for 2018 - Back to the Future


I get a kick reading “prediction” articles both prior to the year start and then again after the year is complete. When it comes to predicting the very dynamic supply chain management industry, those after year reviews can be quite amusing. For even more fun look back 10 or more years to see where we all thought the industry would be. Therefore, it is with a bit of trepidation that I toss my hat in the arena and make my 2018 supply chain planning and optimization predictions.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.