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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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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.


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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.

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.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

How Does Machine Learning Improve Supply Chain Performance?


When asking the question, “How does machine learning improve supply chain performance?” ” it’s important to bear in mind that the proper goal of m achine l earning is not abdication of human responsibility for decision-making.

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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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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.

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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.

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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Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

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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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.

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.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

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?

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.

Digital Transformation Means being on the Cutting Edge of Change

Enterra Insights

The term “digital transformation” is found liberally scattered through articles about how businesses are adapting to the digital age. I often wonder, however, if business leaders fully comprehend what transformation means. Jim Tompkins ( @jimtompkins ), Chairman at Tompkins International, writes, “The definition of transformation is the act or process of being transformed.

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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.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

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.

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.

How to Maximize Warehouse Space Utilization Without Expansion


Managing inventory in your warehouse or distribution center is one of many challenges you face along the supply chain, and a primary challenge in distribution centers (DC) is limited space. A distribution center is technically out of space when it hits about 85 percent of its occupancy.

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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

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

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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A Couple of Coca-Cola and SAP Guys Talk Supply Chain Best Practices

Blue Ridge

What are you up to during your ride home today? Might want to check out Supply Chain Now Episode 487 to snag some supply chain best practices from a couple of guys who know their stuff. Our friend Scott Luton, Founder and host over at Supply Chain Now, and guest […].

3 Emerging Trends as Manufacturers Shift in Response to the Pandemic


Global manufacturing and distribution sectors are set to shift. Since the start of the pandemic, industries have had to face increasing pressures, from supply chain disruptions to a shortage of business system accessibility and a lack of worker availability.

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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Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.