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Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion


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.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

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.

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The ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are the six “rights” of supply chain execution? What are the “mores” that are redefining the rules for success?

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.

Seeing LCL In A New Light


For many shippers, air freight wins out on speed and convenience and FCL (full container load) seems a better deal on cost. But, that often means LCL is overlooked as a mode when it would have been the better option.

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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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

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.

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.

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

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.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year. In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7%

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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.

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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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

The Saga of WISMO: Delivery Disasters Bring WISMO to Life


In The Beginning It’s December of ‘97, and a portion of I-71 shuts down […]. The post The Saga of WISMO: Delivery Disasters Bring WISMO to Life appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience Delivery Appointments Optimization Retail Supply Chain Tips and Tricks

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.

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?

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.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.