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Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

Logistics Viewpoints

Land O’Lakes Chief Supply Chain Officer, Yone Dewberry, told an audience at eft’s 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta in on June 6th, “We’ve created it” (the truck driver shortage). “As As an industry” (shippers), “we’ve done this to ourselves.” Land O’ Lakes is a member owned cooperative with revenues of $15 billion. The company is best known for dairy products, particularly butter, but the company also has divisions devoted to animal nutrition and seeds/crop […].

Why Millennials Must Live at the Heart of Your Supply Chain Strategy

ModusLink Corporation

Today’s brands are up against a rapidly evolving the commercial landscape — with consumer behavior shifting toward online shopping and consumers, themselves, changing. Of course, the new shopper on every brand’s mind is the millennial.

Are you ready to unlock opportunities in the poultry industry?


The chicken industry, especially in the United States, is one of the most successful sectors in agriculture.

Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

This afternoon, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen congratulation emails to the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. This is the fun part of my job.

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.

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A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018


The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry. In the wake of its devastating consequences, companies have formed new business partnerships and become more open to embracing innovation.

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2018 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

River Logic

Gartner's release of its 14th annual Supply Chain Top 25 provides an inside view of the elite corporations and their advanced practices that make them the best in the world. In the Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, Unilever retains its number one spot with a composite score based on six categories, like Gartner and peer opinions, inventory turns, revenue growth, and more. Gartner

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity


The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. Unfortunately, the use of full truckload shipments and expenditures have hit an all-time high, reports Kate Patrick of Supply Chain Dive.

Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Perhaps the most overworked word in the supply chain management lexicon is “visibility.” Yet it’s difficult to overstate the importance of a view into what’s going on in the supply chain. After all, you can’t source, make, move, store, deliver, measure or improve what you can’t see.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Supply Chain’s Future


The future of business and the overhaul of supply chain management currently is limited by legacy technologies, but soon will be transformed by digital technology

Many Companies on the Yellow Brick Road to the Digital Supply Chain remain in Munchkin Country

Enterra Insights

In the movie the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her companions are told the answers they seek are found in the Emerald City. To get there, all they need to do is follow the yellow brick road. The road begins in the land of the Munchkins then heads out into forests and fields before ending at the doors of the Emerald City. Many companies seem to think there is a yellow brick road that will lead them through transformation processes directly to a digital supply chain.

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0


In one of our last articles , we mentioned the possibility of robot taking the place of human jobs. Specifically, technology is already replacing human in doing repetitive tasks in major industries like manufacturing, transportation, logistics, etc. The Industry 4.0 era is at the beginning.

Don’t Let Past Mistakes Define You

Talking Logistics

It was my youngest son’s Bar Mitzvah this past Saturday, and as is customary at our congregation, he prepared a brief sermon reflecting on what he learned from that day’s Torah reading. He centered his talk on the following question: If you do something wrong, does that define who you are or what you can be forever? I’m taking a break today from writing about supply chain and logistics to share with you his insights on not letting your past mistakes define you.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

3 Ways a TMS Platform Offsets Inflated Shipping Costs

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Companies Spent a Record $1.5 TRILLION on Shipping Costs in 2017” blares the headline from the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report article. Up a whopping 6.2% from the year before, shippers have been absorbing the costs of rising interest rates and labor costs, higher fuel costs, and soon, high tariffs on imported goods. The pace of cost increases is unsustainable. Supply chain experts point to broader carrier relationship development as critical to surviving and remaining competitive.

Advanced Analytics: The Ante into Today’s Business Game

Enterra Insights

Companies are always looking for a competitive edge and many organizations believe Big Data and advanced analytics can help them find one. The truth of the matter is so many organizations are now leveraging Big Data and advanced analytics that finding an edge is becoming increasingly difficult. Sam Ransbotham ( @Ransbotham ), David Kiron ( @DavidKiron1 ), and Pamela Kirk Prentice ( @pamelakprentice ) assert, “Competitive advantage with analytics is waning.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy


Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge.

Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

Talking Logistics

Virtually all industries today are undergoing digital transformation, but the opportunities for cost savings, as well as productivity and service improvements, are arguably greatest in the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry because of all of their current manual and paper-based processes. How is digitization starting to transform this industry? What’s the value proposition for contractors, haulers, and suppliers in this industry?

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Retail’s Not Dead: Changing the Conversation about the Evolving Retail Experience

Supply Chain Nation

These days, it seems like almost every time a retail chain shuts underperforming stores or has a leadership change, many in the news media and industry press rush to ask the same question: Is this another sign of the “Retail Apocalypse?”. But retailers and industry experts know that this rush to print gloom-and-doom headlines often ignores other factors, such as debt and customer experience.

Strong US Economy Fueling Supply Chain Opportunities: State of Logistics Report

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply Chain Risk Management: Three Tips to Consider

Supply Chain Link

From the quick shipment of products to emerging technologies, society is moving faster than ever. Despite these rapid technological advancements, uncertainties of supply chain disruption still remain.

Digital Marketing in the Supply Chain and Logistics World

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

For many new elements of digital marketing, the supply chain and logistics world can appear mature in comparison. Nowadays, new marketing tools and strategies must be paired with an industry… Supply Chain Management digital marketing supply chain management

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Why Communication is the Most Important Part of Your Supply Chain


One of the tricky things about managing a supply chain is that even the smallest problems don't happen in a vacuum. One issue at any stage in the change creates a ripple effect in the worst possible way. Supply chains are also getting more complex all the time, which only compounds this idea.

ABC Segmentation for Inventory Management


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Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy


Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy | C.H. Robinson.

Shaping the Future of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Recently Glenn A. Steinberg, Principal and Global Supply Chain Leader, Advisory, EY and Matthew Butler, Industry Strategies Director, JDA Software sat down with Manufacturing Business Technology to discuss challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers and their supply chains. Following is an excerpt of their conversation: When we consider the biggest challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers and their supply chains today, profitable growth is certainly at the top of the list.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.