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New Gartner Report Identifies Biggest Supply Chain Obstacles


Demand variability is a problem even with fast moving items (shown on left), but especially with slow moving items (shown on right) and promoted goods.

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The Future of the Distribution System: The Current State: Part 1 of 3


Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment. In part 1 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the current state and potential issues that arise with your current distribution system.

Disrupting in the Midst of Disruption

Supply Chain Insights

We are continuing to break the mold to help supply chain visionaries gain first-mover advantage. While other analyst firms put their research behind paywalls, we set it free. We want everyone around the globe to use our research freely and openly.

The Convergence of Logistics and Commerce (and Social Networking Too)

Talking Logistics

As reported by TechCrunch last week, Symphony Commerce , a provider of cloud technology for e-commerce platforms, is raising $11 million to grow its fulfillment business. Investors include Charles River Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and FirstMark Capital.

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.

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos


Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. We have exciting news at Freightos – we’re proud to announce that we’ve acquired WebCargoNet , a leading logistics technology provider.

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How time and money is wasted in the congested sea and airspace


Once again, my recent trip from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore reminded me why congestion is a major enemy in the business of transporting goods and people, whether by air, sea or land. Let me use aviation as an example to illustrate the extent of this problem and its possible solutions.

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Fashion Retailers: Is inventory eating into your profits? (It is…)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I touched on the problem of expanding UK waistlines a few blogs ago and the topic popped up again recently when I was out and about shopping for clothes – no, not me.

Designing Labels to Meet Corporate Standards


Branding is becoming critically important especially with the increasing levels of counterfeiting in today's global supply chain. This is why when it comes to developing and updating labels it's important to ensure that you have a process in place that works to meet corporate standards. Labeling

The Future of the Distribution System: The New Distribution System: Part 3 of 3


Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment. In part 3 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the New Distribution System and where the industry is headed. The New Distribution System.

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.

New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Taunya MacDonald Kinaxis Rolls Out New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016. Well it’s that time of year again, where we at Kinaxis are geared up and excited about planning and preparing for Kinexions.

The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation


Considering the current appetite for “supply chain excellence,” I wonder if it is possible we’re focusing on the wrong things?

East Coast Warehouse Takes Yard Operations to the Next Level


This week, Clint Reiser, director of supply chain research at ARC Advisory Group, had the opportunity of speaking with Bob LaMere, CIO of East Coast Warehouse , about the company’s recent yard management system upgrade and the benefits obtained by the company.

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What’s the ROI Of Transport and Logistics Providers & A TMS?


Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers' reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater. In reality, the actual savings and return tend to be closer to 10 percent, reports Inbound Logistics.

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.

Replenishment: The Store Specific Replenishment Advantage

The Network Effect

In our first article on replenishment, Replenishment: The Real Time Advantage, we explored the significant advantages of shorter replenishment lead. The post Replenishment: The Store Specific Replenishment Advantage appeared first on The Network Effect. Demand Sensing Demand-Driven Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Management The Network Effect consumer-driven demand-driven food service Inventory replenishment retail supply chain management

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The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation


Considering the current appetite for “supply chain excellence,” I wonder if it is possible we’re focusing on the wrong things?

The State of Sustainable Supply Chains

SCM Research

Supply chain management can play a key role to help creating a more sustainable world that leaves no one behind.

6 Transportation News Stories: August 2016

PLS Logistics

Louisiana Weather Causes Shipment Delays. Louisiana called a state of emergency after heavy rainfall affected the region. More than 280 state roads have been flooded and closed, affecting intermodal rail and truckload shipping. “It’s It’s a major disaster,” said Rodney Mallett of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Learn more here.). Market Condition: Continued Price Declines.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Hanjin's Insolvency Leaves Few Options


Hanjin Shipping’s financial limbo has taken a turn for the worst as its creditors have ruled out any further funding. The only thing left to do for South Korea’s largest container carrier was to seek for court receivership on Thursday, just a day after it filed for bankruptcy.

Look to the Cloud to Support the Modern B2B Network

Supply Chain Matters

Through this blog, I’ve worked to raise awareness about the critical importance of integrating information and business processes across a business-to-business (B2B), or supply chain, network. It’s important because more supply chain business processes and information flows occur and reside throughout the external supply chain network, and needs to be integrated into internal systems, applications […].

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The State of Sustainable Supply Chains

SCM Research

Supply chain management can play a key role to help creating a more sustainable world that leaves no one behind.

Cognitive Computing: Beyond the Digital Enterprise

Enterra Insights

Many, if not most, business analysts agree that companies organized around industrial age business models are unlikely to survive if … Continued. The post Cognitive Computing: Beyond the Digital Enterprise appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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.

e-Commerce: The Biggest Driver of Change and Growth in Supply Chain & Logistics

BluJay Solutions

Over the past few years, we have witnessed the meteoric rise of e-Commerce as a global platform, in particular driven by millennials (like me!) and the ubiquitous smart phones. This is compounded by the shift to Web 2.0, social media and online shopping.

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Cloud vs. On-Premise Supply Chain Software: And the Winner Is….


Okay, I know what you must be thinking “Another blog post trying to convince me to move to the cloud (yawn).”.

The Evolution of Intermodal Containers

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal containers have evolved over time to improve speed and cost of shipping freight. As containers evolve, so do the modes of transportation that ship these containers to their destinations.

Jobs Sustainability and Robotics: An Endless Debate

Enterra Insights

“We always hear and read the same arguments again and again,” writes Maximilien Oberlis (@maximilienobrls), a digital innovation leader. “Will … Continued. The post Jobs Sustainability and Robotics: An Endless Debate appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.