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Can you Automate Everything in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

With the boom of technology with robotics and AI, every player in the supply chain wants to be ahead in the market by using some form of automation. Every day one or the other tool is coming into the market.

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How Covid-19 Has Changed Retail

PLS Logistics

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed nearly every industry. From supply chains to store shelves, the way businesses manage their infrastructure, and customers, has fundamentally changed. Retail has been particularly challenged by the virus as the way consumers shop, search, and spend has transformed, and organizations have fought to catch up in these uncertain […]. Blog grocery retail retail retail shipping retail supply chain

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Ethical Consumer Week: How to make transparency meaningful


What is supply chain and impact transparency and what makes it valuable? Our CEO & founder Jessi Baker spoke at Ethical Consumer Week 2020 to explore the line between what’s progress and what’s simply marketing. She also shared why transparency without proof is, in itself, meaningless.

Top Trends Driving Interest in New Peak Technologies


[link] In this episode, we discuss the top trends contributing to new peak technologies.

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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Melitta: Collaborating for an Improved Forecasting Process


Melitta is a household name for anyone who drinks coffee, but the Melitta Group’s business activities extend far beyond drip filters for your morning brew. With a revenue exceeding 1.6 billion Euros, Melitta products also include kitchen staples like aluminum foil and sandwich paper.

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Engineering Stability and Predictability into Your 2021 Routing Guide

Talking Logistics

Still dealing with uncertainty in 2020, supply chain and logistics professionals now face the tough challenge of planning for 2021. From COVID-19, wildfires and hurricanes to truck driver shortages and capacity concerns, many organizations are in constant disaster recovery mode.

4 New Trends in Multimodal Transportation


Problems with the global supply chain are not new, but they are somewhat unprecedented at the level they have climbed to in 2020. The supply chain coronavirus issues have pushed the supply chain — and many suppliers — to their breaking point.

S&D Coffee and Tea Roasts Logistics and Transportation Costs With PINC


Using PINC Yard Management System (YMS), America’s largest custom coffee roaster has reduced detention costs and eliminated yard inefficiencies while improving visibility and productivity across the supply chain. Since 1927, S&D Coffee & Tea has been making delicious beverages for consumers worldwide. Made from top-quality ingredients, its coffees and teas are not only tasty, but they’re also produced in a very sustainable, eco-friendly manner.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Data

All Things Supply Chain

In supply chain management, data and its targeted analytics are necessary to make statements about important influences on the supply chain: Which deliveries are often uncertain?

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Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Yard Management: The Most Important Limiting Factor in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “The Impact of Digital Yard Management on Enterprise Transportation Costs and Capacity.”

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What Makes Demand Driven Methods so Powerful?


Building a demand-driven supply chain is not a remedy to all supply chain issues, but it can greatly improve companies’ performance. Here is why: 1. Demand-Driven Develops Agility by Compressing Lead-times. Long lead times are no longer suited in a world full of demand volatility.

Rapidly Improve Fulfillment Operations to Conquer E-commerce Demand Spikes


For many retailers and manufacturers, the accelerating shift to e-commerce is most obvious in their fulfillment and delivery operations. Companies have been operating at peak season levels for the better part of a year. So before the traditional peak season hits, something’s gotta give.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Logistics Refresher

Freight Center

In spite of the supply chain and economic impacts the pandemic has had on everyone this year, this holiday season is anticipated to be another busy one – but with a difference. If you’ve already begun making the necessary preparations for the shipping season ahead, well done. Keep it up.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Supply Chain Election Issues (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

The United States will hold elections tomorrow for President and members of Congress. Regardless of who wins, which issue/policy related to supply chain management should the government focus on improving first?

Make CAPA Work for Your Supply Chain: See How Covid-19 Inspired Blue Diamond’s CAPA Transformation


Supply chain is one heck of a challenging place to make a career: order too much, the business is in trouble; deliver too little, the business is in trouble. Yet, everyday, there are supply chain heroes, who are stepping up to take on new challenges and persevere no matter what the headwinds are.

Why Retail Supply Chains Look to Dock Scheduling Technology to Remain Efficient in Freight Deliveries

C3 Solutions

As companies move to embrace remote management capabilities and rise to the meet challenges of the e-commerce boom, the need for more efficient, faster dock operations will increase.

Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe

The Logistics of Logistics

Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe. Richard Sharpe and Joe Lynch discuss building supply chain resiliency. Because of the supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID 19, companies have a renewed interest in improving supply chain resiliency. About Richard Sharpe.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

What does being a Resilient Supply Chain imply?

Prophetic Technology

Nowadays, many worldwide geopolitical events are disrupting the Economy, Health, Education, and as a consequence, the lives of people. Most recently, The pandemic has significantly altered the priorities of many industries. supply chain resilience

Omnichannel is the New Black Friday

Enterra Insights

With the prospect of wary consumers remaining reluctant to shop in stores during the upcoming holiday season, online sales began in earnest with Amazon’s October Prime Day. Other large retailers, like Walmart, also announced they were canceling traditional Black Friday sales promotions in favor of season-long, online sales campaigns. Although these efforts don’t discount in-store shopping, they certainly highlight the significance retailers are placing on omnichannel operations.

Investing in SCM Technology: 6 Hints for Success – From a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away


“Chaos, complexity, and uncertainty” often victimize an organization’s supply. Sounds like 2020? In fact, this comes from one of the original Jedi Knights Dr. Harlan Crowder in a 1997 paper titled “Helpful Hints for OR/MS Consultants”.

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UK businesses should proactively secure their software ahead of the second lockdown

IT Supply Chain

By Paul Farrington (pictured). Industry Expert & EMEA CTO at Veracode. The post UK businesses should proactively secure their software ahead of the second lockdown appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Is your Supply Chain green?

Prophetic Technology

“It’s not just about reducing our impact, but about being a force for regeneration to address the challenges of plastic waste, water scarcity and biodiversity loss.” Procter & Gamble, 2020. supply chain

Pillars Supporting the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Even before the coronavirus pandemic closed physical stores and forced consumers online, they were journeying on the digital path to purchase in increasing numbers. The pandemic only accelerated that trend. “Customers are increasing their appetite for omnichannel commerce as the pandemic continues,” writes journalist Jacqueline Barba ( @JackieBarba1 ). “According to a new global survey of more than 2,500 consumers from Periscope by McKinsey, U.S.

The Benefits of a Weighbridge for Your Business

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Get Our EBOOK HERE. Weighbridge article and permission to publish here provided by Emily Bartels. As businesses grow in this era of technology, they aim to enhance their efficiency and productivity.

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Impact of second lockdown on retailers

IT Supply Chain

By Samuel Mueller (pictured). CEO at Scandit. The post Impact of second lockdown on retailers appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.