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The importance of customer service for end-to-end supply chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Supply chain rigidity could be costing you billions. Getting the right product to the right people at the right time – that’s at the heart of what demand and supply planning is all about. But as anyone who works in supply chain knows, it’s a lot easier said than done.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

What is the #1 technology topic Descartes CEO Ed Ryan gets asked about? Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes.

Trending Sources

All I Want in My Easter Basket is a Supply Chain Planning System of Record


Supply chain professionals are asked on a daily basis for what can seem like miracles: improve customer service and reduce costs, do more with less. There are only so many hours in a day and only so many days in a week!

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Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?


eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. Can you remember your first online purchase? Seems like forever ago. Today, for many of us, shopping online happens more frequently than in-store purchases.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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New White Paper - The Rise Of The Digital Yard


Thanks to advancements in technology including cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), drones, and mobile, yard visibility and management are now reaching new heights as the picture of the “Digital Yard” comes into very clear focus.

It’s time for a revolution of the supply chain kind

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois There have been some pretty significant revolutions throughout history. The French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the Chinese cultural revolution – just to name a few. Well, today I’m going to talk about the need for another revolution.

Cross-border e-commerce a launchpad for retailers: Q&A with Charles Brewer


To say cross-border e-commerce is taking off like a rocket would be an understatement. With a growth rate of about 25% per annum and a market size expected to reach $1 trillion by 2020, the opportunities are tremendous.

Data-Driven Culture Creates Advantages for Global Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Transparent Tuesday: Getting Creative with Supply Chain Transparency

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

The ‘New’ Safe Approach to Warehouse Management System (WMS) Deployments

Supply Chain Nation

In recent years, application management outsourcing services including Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and cloud based managed services have seen tremendous progress re-shaping the landscape of many IT departments. Shifting responsibilities for maintaining applications to organizations for which these are core competencies has seen great success and rewards, even for mission critical systems.

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7 Easy Steps to Create an Inbound Vendor Routing Guide


An inbound vendor routing guide is comparable the beating heart of your operation. It manages inbound freight, not unlike the incoming blood supply from the lungs, and pumps it out to the remainder of your supply chain. Unlike the heart, however, your routing guide needs to be continually updated to reflect the most relevant changes in carrier preferences, stipulations for compliance violations and detailed instructions on how to handle different shipping circumstances.

Half of Suppliers Have Lost Revenue Due to Cross-Channel Challenges

Material Handling & Logistics

Forty-five percent of retailers and suppliers have lost more than $1 million in revenue due to cross-channel commerce challenges, and more than one in ten (13%) have lost more than $3 million. read more. Global Supply Chain News

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics


Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world.

Value Added Services Bring Supply Chain Flexibility

Ryder Exchange

Evolving consumer behaviors dramatically impact the way retailers deliver products. From clothing, to cars, to computers, consumers want customized products, as quickly as possibly. This means more unique orders, tighter delivery windows, and an increased focus on retail vendor compliance.

Cloud-Based TMS: 7 Reasons Why Transportation Management Systems Have Their Heads in the Cloud


Transportation management systems ( TMSs ) are not a new concept, but where they are hosted now, in the cloud, is still new to the shipping industry. The cloud offers unique benefits to shippers, vendors, customers and logistics providers. Traditional challenges, like managing updates, integration between different systems and multi-location deployment, can be overcome through cloud-based TMS , reports Merrill Douglas of Inbound Logistics.

How Manufacturers Can Keep Up in an Omni-Channel World

Supply Chain Nation

Ah, the old joke always comes up when manufacturers talk about serving a retail customer, “They can have it faster, cheaper, or better … pick two!” But by merging planning and execution in an intelligent way, it’s possible for you to deliver all three and still stay profitable. It’s clear that technology is changing the way manufacturing operates and that omni-channel isn’t just a retail issue anymore.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

UltraShipTMS Makes the List of Top 100 Logistics IT Providers (Again)

Supply Chain Collaborator

For the Eighth Consecutive Year, Leading Solution Provider Earns Spot on Inbound Logistics Magazine’s Annual Compendium to Top Supply Chain Management Software Companies.

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Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration – How ERP Falls Short

Supply Chain 24/7

TR Cutler, Inc. Market Research (TMR) just released the results of a survey conducted in the first two weeks of February, 2017; the respondents were all discrete manufacturers and all held VP or C-level titles

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors


Most shippers have existing vendor compliance programs in place within their vendor inbound logistics guide. Unfortunately, the traditional logistics of sending out paper guides and even keeping updated online versions has grown complex and difficult to control. Meanwhile, the importance of vendor compliance has grown more than ever as supply chains expand, explains Lisa Terry of Inbound Logistics, and companies look to trim the fat and optimize workflows to gain a competitive advantage.

4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year


The 2017-18 ocean shipping contract season is underway. As you evaluate your budget and ponder the best way to approach negotiations, you will want to keep costs down, consider options, and mitigate risks.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of April 13, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Tiny Columbus, IN is an Export Titan, Layoffs Continue at Walmart, Says Funds Needed for eCommerce, Boeing Could See Major Savings from 3D Printing, Parcel Carriers Hiking Rates Big Time in Japan

Supply Chain Talk: Using Excel for Planning – 4 Telltale Signs That You’ve Pushed Excel to The Limits


We all love spreadsheets. But when do you know when you’ve pushed your Excel spreadsheet to the limits? In this week’s, Supply Chain Talk, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the telltale signs that show when you are pushing the limits of Excel. Supply Chain Talk: Using Excel for Planning – 4 Telltale Signs That You’ve Pushed Excel to The Limits was first posted on April 14, 2017 at 8:00 am. ©2017

RELEX Solutions to Showcase First Cloud-Based Collaborative Planogram Solution at RBTE, Europe’s Fastest Growing Annual Retail Event

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. One Stop Stores will present how RELEX’s innovative technology supports its customer-centric strategy. RELEX, a leading provider of integrated retail and supply chain planning solutions, brings together all aspects of retail planning through the continuous analysis of real-time data, from the shop floor all the way back up through the supply chain driving increased sales, less inventory and reduced spoilage.

Executive Panel on “Navigating the Road Ahead in Uncertain Times” Coming Up!


Based on the deluge of news coming from the press on Trump, Russia, China, trade talks, tax reform, healthcare reform, and a multitude of topics, it’s enough to make your head spin. This is particularly the case if you are working in the supply chain.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Green Supply Chain News on Business Growth is the New Enemy of Sustainability, World Resources Institute Says

Supply Chain Digest

Radical Innovation Needed to Reduce Consumption and Materials Use, Are we at Dawn of Peak Stuff

How do you model inventory in planning systems?


Wondering how inventory is modeled in supply chain planning systems? Here's what you need to know. How do you model inventory in planning systems? was first posted on April 11, 2017 at 8:37 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at

Two Interrelated Events: United Airlines and Jeff Bezos Tenet’s of Business

Supply Chain Matters

This week, general media headlines and social media commentary was totally dominated by the United Airlines incident of a passenger being forcibly removed from an aircraft. Business media has also been echoing the latest Amazon shareholder letter authored by Jeff Bezos. Whether by design or by chance, the two events are very much linked and serve as timely reminders, but in different degrees.

Stores Closing at a Record Pace as Amazon Chews Up Retailers

Material Handling & Logistics

Bloomberg. More than 10% of U.S. retail space, or nearly 1 billion square feet, may need to be closed, converted to other uses or renegotiated for lower rent in coming years. read more. Global Supply Chain Warehousing News

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.