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The Huge Success Factor that’s Overlooked in TMS Projects


So many factors go into a successful TMS project. And by “project,” we mean what happens after the implementation and after the vendor and partners go away.

Want to hire the next generation? It’s time for a software update.


by Sarah Harkins Move over, Millennials. Generation Z is entering the workforce this year.

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What should you look for in AI solutions for procurement?


A Gartner report published in September 2018, entitled “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Procurement Software Applications” set out the reasons why many procurement leaders are hesitant about investing in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The headline reason can be summarized in one word: hype.

Is Omnichannel Dead, Dying, or Thriving?


Omnichannel is everywhere! Omnichannel is coming! Is your organization ready for omnichannel? If not, you are going to go bankrupt. Say some in the supply chain circles. However, is it all true?

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning


PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass. and HOUSTON, Tex.

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Optimizing the RFP process: The 3 key pillars

DELMIA Quintiq

For organizations to truly dominate in an increasingly competitive landscape, planning and optimization are critical success factors.

Final Mile Technology: What Tools Do Freight Shippers Need?


How often do you really think about final mile technology? The chances are good that the final mile is often an afterthought, but the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target are changing the narrative.

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Ignore Supply Chain Risks… At Your Own Peril!


Despite the general consensus that risk management is important, recent studies have found that many companies still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do…. When someone like Elon Musk says that something is tricky, it means something!

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Editor’s Pick: Bridging the Gap – Advantages of a Digital Supply Chain in a Perpetually Connected World

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 by Gary Barraco from E2open’s blog discusses how the demands of the “perpetually connected” business environment and consumer are.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Where Does Last Mile Go from Here?

Logistics Viewpoints

Omni-channel continues to be one of the hottest trends in supply chain management today, basically touching every software application you can imagine. In order to truly be omni-channel, retailers and brand manufacturers must provide a unified brand experience for their customers. This is true for all three major phases of the customer journey – before, during, and after the sale. The last mile of an order tends to be the most costly and headache inducing […].

Hyperlocal: Facing the Future

C3 Solutions

As with any major rethink of a supply chain strategy, adopting a micro-fulfillment model will require proper planning and analysis.

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Seasonal Flavors Like Pumpkin Spice Add Complexity to Supply Chains Before the Holidays


October is almost here and with it comes seasonal favorites such as apple cider, candy corn and pumpkin spice. With every brand that tries to stay on this theme comes additional supply chain complexities.

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Innovation maze

Supply Chain Movement

How can you identify the innovations that will really take your company forward?

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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

Wednesday September 25, marked the 39th anniversary of John Bonham’s death. Also known as Bonzo or the Beast, Bonham was arguably the greatest drummer in rock n’ roll history. While I may personally be partial to Keith Moon’s overall body of work, Bonzo was immensely talented and a larger than life figure. Bonham was ranked number 1 on Classic Rock’s list of 50 Greatest Drummers in Rock, and Modern Drummer describes him as “the greatest […].

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Focusing on Direct-to-Patient Distribution


How and when a patient receives their medications continues to change. Traditionally manufacturers have relied on wholesalers because of their ability to navigate regional complexities and their capacity to gain access into the market.

Brexit logistics: Preparing for the unexpected

Logistics Trends and Insights

With just over a month to go before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union – colloquially referred to as “ Brexit ” – uncertainty continues to reign, much as it did in June 2016 when the U.K. voted to leave the E.U. Plan or no plan, will the break occur on Oct.

How to identify and avoid deforestation in your supply chain


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!

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S. trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. A lot of C.H. Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America. But these same disruptions are also […].

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Why the Diamond Industry Should Leverage Blockchain


There are several different parties involved in securing that diamond that you’re wearing on your finger. And over the years, diamonds have become the most sought-after and expensive stone there is.

What is ‘full employment’ doing to warehouse recruitment efforts?

West Coast and California Logistics

When there’s not enough supply of a product to meet demand in the marketplace, consumers of that product are negatively impacted until the product is available again. But, what happens when the ‘supply’ refers to the very people responsible for moving products through the country’s supply chain?

Circular Economies to Replace Linear Economies in 10 Years

Material Handling & Logistics

Gartner says supply chain leaders need to move from a wasteful linear model to circular models that reuse and renew

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Editor’s Choice: Brexit Status

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. As the EU puts pressure on the UK Government to put proposals for a new deal in writing within the next two weeks and the Commons leader reported as saying that the Prime Minister was on course to deliver a “fundamentally different” Brexit deal to ensure the UK leaves […].

Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets. Rate Trend of the Week

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Corporate Decision-making: S&OP and Beyond

Enterra Insights

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has been around for over three decades. Some analysts insist it’s time companies move on. Other analysts insist the purposes behind S&OP remain as relevant as ever.

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Four Reasons Why Supply-Chain Managers Need Location Technology

Supply Chain Brain

Detailed location technology can have a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains. Here are four ways in which the technology can prove critical to business operations

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.