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Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Ilyas Kucukcay From the incredible pace of turnover in style trends to the excess waste it produces, today’s fast fashion phenomenon is a controversial topic on many fronts.

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What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

ou Feasibility (noun) : The state or degree of being easily or conveniently done. Oxford Dictionary). In the 1990s supply chain planning was over-hyped. Then it was a new and promising technology category. The ride was wild and wooly. Hype ruled.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

We all know the important role that supply chain and logistics people, processes, and technologies play in everyday commerce. Those capabilities and expertise also play a critical role in responding effectively to emergency situations such as natural disasters. What unique challenges arise from these incidents? How can the supply chain and logistics industry help? How does technology support these efforts?

Travel Time Is Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your Distribution Center


Travel time in the warehouse represents one of the biggest costs in modern distribution centers. Pickers must put away incoming product, pull product, and move products to packaging and processing zones. Like transportation management for shipped product, effective labor management and lean processes in the warehouse are key to lowering labor costs in your distribution center.

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!

Are You Using Too Many Labeling Solutions?


How many labeling systems do global companies have in operation? Labeling Logistics Standardization Supply Chain Manufacturing

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SOAR Summit 2019 | 12-13 February – Venlo, Netherlands

BluJay Solutions

BluJay invites you to join us for SOAR Summit Europe 2019 in Venlo, Netherlands, 12-13 February. BluJay is excited to invite you back to our SOAR Summit in Europe for an enhanced BluJay customer experience.

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail


As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. Although e-commerce represents 10 percent of total retail sales, it has had an interesting effect.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Jill Button, CEO of ProcurePro!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

7 Ways AI and Automation Are Driving the Future of Manufacturing

The Network Effect

Big changes are in store for manufacturing as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation combine to reshape the manufacturing supply chain. The post 7 Ways AI and Automation Are Driving the Future of Manufacturing appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

Preparing Your Business for the Holidays? Don't Forget These Supply Chain Essentials


Your customers want products to be available every day of the year. But when the holiday season arrives, their anxiety about having that perfect gift or deal — on time — puts enormous pressure on your brand.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management


Imagine you’re an executive of a large international business who has just discovered an excellent opportunity of entering a new exciting market just in time when your product design team has developed a perfect product for that market. Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. But there are some risks. That new market is kind of tricky and many companies like yours have failed to make it profitable.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! The Supply Chain function within your company has many responsibilities.

E2open Buy-Sell Management


When manufacturing or construction is outsourced, materials procurement is often outsourced along with it. As a result, enterprises quickly lose visibility into essential planning and execution data.

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.

MonarchFx Announces ToyHouse LLC as its Newest Seller Client

Supply Chain Network

RALEIGH, N.C. PRWEB) November 19, 2018. MonarchFx, a nationwide alliance of best-in-class providers focused on delivering integration, cost efficiency, and high service fulfillment solutions for brands and retailers through distributed logistics, announces our newest client, ToyHouse LLC.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table. At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. Megan Gambino ( @megan_gambino ) explains the only foods historians are certain were served at the so-called ‘first Thanksgiving’ were wildfowl, corn, and venison.[1]

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What’s The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

E2open Demand Sensing


Next-generation forecasting with E2open’s Demand Sensing application creates the most accurate picture of near-term demand. The application uses automation and machine-learning technology to analyze real-time supply chain data that includes orders, point-of-sale data, social media sentiment and more.

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.

Portfolio Pruning for Product Managers


Do others challenge your expanding portfolio or complicated offering? Need a portfolio pruning process or policy to keep a manageable inventory? Want to take the drama out of keeping or deleting products? Portfolio Pruning for Product Managers was first posted on November 20, 2018 at 8:45 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

New Retail Business Models Support the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

The rise of e-commerce and the consumer digital path to purchase has been a nightmare for some retailers from which they can’t awake. This has been especially true for large, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that failed to master omnichannel operations. Daphne Howland ( @daphnehowland ) reports one new business model that has flourished in this new retail environment is direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketing.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action ” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer.

Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks


Multienterprise networks and the ability to connect to external partner ecosystems have been recognized as a critical capability for digital transformation. Gartner examined the multienterprise network landscape and evaluated each vendor’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.

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.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments


The U.S., Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018.

The Digital Supply Chain is more about Transformation than Technology

Enterra Insights

New technologies always open doors to new opportunities and new possibilities. Nevertheless, business consultants caution executives not to pursue the latest shiny toy without a good reason. Those consultants often repeat the mantra, “Don’t change for change’s sake.” ” Consultant Rick DeMarco ( @rickd0216 ) explains, “The power to change is the power to grow. John F. Kennedy once said, ‘Change is the law of life.

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Having come from a company wherein we were selling Freight management services I was curious about Freight spend at this new company. But I could find no one answer to my question. “How much were we spending on Freight?”

Rethinking How Enterprises View Public vs. Private Blockchains


In logistics and supply chain, we’ve all been approached about using blockchain technology as a solution to all of the issues the industry is riddled with. It’s a buzzword that seems to be very hot right now, but often times, we’re not being told the whole story.

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.