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What We Can Learn from Target's Supply Chain Strategy


Target is one of the largest retailers in the U.S., and for good reason. Their sales strategies, marketing efforts, and supply chain strategies are superior to many other department stores, keeping the business efficient and driving down costs for customers.

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Achieving global supply chain visibility is a journey that companies have been on for many years, but most haven’t reached that promised land yet. What are the big hurdles companies must overcome to achieve this goal? What are some of the building blocks or foundational capabilities required? How do you translate global supply chain visibility into actual business benefits?

Time to Think about Your Supply Chain’s Future

Enterra Insights

With the approach of each New Year, business executives naturally start thinking about the future. Year’s end is a time to set goals and make resolutions — it’s a time to think about change. Over 2500 years ago, the famous Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu stated, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

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Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write. The bears are starting to chase the bulls from the field.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018


Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

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Number-one Talking Logistics post of 2018!


In the very last days of 2018, we received a very flattering note from Adrian Gonzalez informing that our CEO's guest article landed the number-one position on the Top 10 Talking Logistics posts of 2018 !

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The 10 Must-Read Supply Chain Blogs for 2019

River Logic

Missing out on the most current trends or what the forward-thinkers are writing about in supply chain? Want to read more case studies on the sales and operations planning process? The big picture is this: Worldwide, the supply chain industry is a big business. In fact, Harvard Business Review reports the U.S. supply chain employs 44 million people. SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Management logistics S&OP Sales and Operations Planning IoT

The Top 10 Podcasts of 2018


Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog.

The Evolution Continues: RILA Supply Chain Becomes the RILA LINK Conference

Supply Chain Network

Almost fifty years ago, way back in 1969 the Mass Retailing Institute was incorporated, which in 1976 changed its’ name to National Mass Retailing Institute (NMRI).

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

BluJay Named to Food Logistics’ 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – December 31, 2018 – Food Logistics , the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named BluJay Solutions to its 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. BluJay Solutions is a top provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first collaborative Global Trade Network.

Manufacturing Platforms and the Connected Factories of the Future


The digital factory boom that many industry experts are predicting — which will be built upon advanced supply chain planning, monitoring, optimization, control and integration — will undoubtedly hinge on smart manufacturing platforms

The Top 10 White Papers of 2018


Today, we wrap up our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog.

A Quick Overview of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Supply Chain Predictions! Article and infographic, and permission to publish here provided by, Josh Wardini. If you could sum up the Bitcoin and Blockchain concepts in a few words, how would you go about it? It’s not that easy, is it?

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Evaluating Investments in Resilience

Supply Chain @ MIT

As the number of natural hazards has increased over the last 10 years, supply chain resilience has attracted more attention with respect to mitigating the effects of these hazards.

The Dark Side of the Forecast: How to Conquer it

The Supply Chainer Report

Following China Chang’e-4 mission landing on the far side of the Moon , let’s talk about the role of Forecast in business and more specifically in the Supply Chain. Everyone needs a Forecast. Because living in a hyperconnected world means infinite access to data.

Global Supply Chain Pricing Could Face New Pressures in 2019

Supply Chain 24/7

What’s the Difference Between Blockchain and Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency! The phrase “Supply Chain Management” was first coined in 1982.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 3, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

The Rise of OnDemand Warehousing, US Manufacturing Growth Slowing, Amazon to Expand Whole Foods Network, Robotic Picking Company Raises Big Bucks

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What’s Next For Retailers and Cloud-based Software?


Cloud-based software has changed the world of retail. It has opened up endless opportunities for both retailers and consumers. Cloud-based software has changed the way a company looks after their warehouse through online inventory management. It has given flexibility to management and consumers can get stock updates in real-time when they’re shopping online. In essence, online inventory management sculpted a new way of working for so many industries.

This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday. How did I spend my time off? Allow me to tell you via Bitmojis, which is the main way I communicate with my wife and kids these days: One of my goals for this year is to write a supply chain report completely in Bitmoji. Stay tuned.

A New Year’s Message From Tailwind


As I watched Charles Dickens’ enduring classic A Christmas Carol yet again over the holidays, the plot of the movie got me thinking about Tailwind and the work we’ve done. So here is a look to the past, an outline of Christmas Present, and a view to the future and what 2019 holds.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting Jan. 1, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Show us your Supply Chain Wit

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. For instance, companies may inherit a new WMS in the cloud as part of the deployment of a new system or application, notes Shane Starr of Explore WMS. For others, the potential ROI of a WMS in the cloud is too much to resist.

6 rules for making money in the slow season

DAT Solutions

The spot market will likely be the same as it is every year around this time: From January to about the end of March, it will most likely be slow. There won't be the volatility that we saw at the beginning of 2018, because that was a result of the ELD mandate.

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Trends 2019: Big Data and Advanced Analytics

Enterra Insights

We’ve all heard the aphorism, “Never make forecasts, especially about the future.” ” In recent times, the adage has been largely attributed to the famous New York Yankee Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra; but, similar citations can be found much earlier in history. With the advent of Big Data and advanced analytics platforms, forecasting about the future may get easier.

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.