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Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Every day it seems as if one company or another is touting they’ve just released the next big thing—that new device that will change your life.

Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations?

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A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red wagon.” ” The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future.

Dylan Could Not Have Said It Better!

Supply Chain Insights

“Don’t block up the hall. For he that gets hurt. Will be he who has stalled. There’s a battle outside ragin’. It’ll soon shake your windows. And rattle your walls. For the times they are a changin’”.

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.

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Slow and Terrible Deliveries Can Tank Your Business: Here’s An Order Fulfillment Solution to Nip that Risk in the Bud


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Red Stag Fulfillment who show us how an Order Fulfillment Solution can help reduce risk. Want to lose customers and sink your business into the ground? All you must do is make late deliveries with busted boxes, and the wrong products. It couldn’t be simpler.

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Beginners Guide to Enterprise Labeling

PLS Logistics

Supply chains are becoming increasingly more complex; they are more global now than ever before. The more global they are becoming, the more emphasis there is on changing regulations and demanding customer needs. Logistics Supply Chain Customer Experience Suppliers Labeling

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3 Dangers of Resting on Your Supply Chain Laurels

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

It is a common phrase: “Don’t rest on your laurels.” In other words, don’t be satisfied with your past successes. Go out and strive for more. In today’s culture of… Editor's Picks Supply Chain Management innovation omnichannel supply chain supply chain management

Demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business


A question we hear often is “How can I have demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business? Demand-driven seems more appropriate to a pull strategy, the opposite of a push strategy. How can they coexist?”. To answer the question we propose looking at the supply chain of two seemingly unrelated businesses, fashion companies and poultry producers.

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.

The 2017 State of Logistics Report: Uncertainty, Unsustainabiltiy Usurp Logistics  


It is that time of year again. The 28th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) 2017 State of Logistics Report, published by A.T. Kearney , is out.

Supply Chain Asked to Help as Food Waste Hits Historic Highs

Material Handling & Logistics

The USDA has funded project to figure out how to reduce the food waste, which accounts for 18% of landfills. They will test online marketplaces and mobile apps.

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Is the Digital Supply Chain the New Reality?

Enterra Insights

Companies taking a wait-and-see approach to digitizing their supply chain shouldn’t wait very long according to George W. Prest (@mhi_ceo), … Continued. The post Is the Digital Supply Chain the New Reality? appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Digital Supply Chain Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology digital supply chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Much More than Money Can Go Up in Smoke When Industrial Fires Blaze


This is the second of a multi-part series on factory fire risk in the supply chain. In these articles, we will examine the causes, costs (dollars and human), consequences and potential mitigation and response strategies when a fire impacts a node of the global supply network

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

Podcast Episode 46: How to Successfully Move Your Warehousing into the Future w/ John Joe from SecureSkids


ICECORP is excited to share Episode 46 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast! Warehousing and Distribution

Drive Digest: Understanding the BASICs of Safety

Supply Chain Link

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides guidance and regulations for the more than 5 million trucks and buses on the roads in the United States. The FMCSA places safety as a top priority for carriers to ensure the smooth travel for truck drivers and motorists alike.

Powering the Digital Supply Chain: Machine Learning Enables Intelligent Segmentation

Supply Chain Nation

Digital technology is revolutionizing supply chain management, driving significant innovation. Machine learning is a concept that has been around for decades, but lately has taken on new meaning as the industry has seen massive advancements in computing power and memory. This blog series will examine how machine learning is being applied to solve some of supply chain’s toughest challenges. Today, we’re looking at intelligent customer and market segmentation.

10 Skills You Should Have To Be Successful Logistics Manager


While a logistics manager has responsibilities that can vary from one company to another, we can agree that it’s not an easy task. Logistics managers have the crucial role of ensuring things go smoothly no matter what. To establish a good career in logistics, we rounded up ten skills that you must work on and keep in mind at all times. Forward Thinking.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Summer Reading Guide 2017

Inbound Logistics

Here’s a list of books that will help keep your logistics and supply chain skills sharp

What is Blockchain Technology Worth to Your Supply Chain?


With the advent of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm. The use of digital assets as an alternative to conventional currencies has garnered praise and recognition for its secure and speedy protocols. While the infrastructural flexibility of crypto currencies is yet to stand the test of time, block chains, the underlying technology for crypto currencies is truly a revolutionary step in the field of technology.

Building an Interesting Workforce

Supply Chain Nation

Talking about workforce diversity – or a lack of it – can be tricky stuff. It makes some people squirm. Others feel like they need to “take a side” or mask how they really feel for fear of offending someone. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, and have decided that maybe it’s the word diversity that’s the problem. Instead of talking about creating a more diverse workforce, maybe we should be talking about creating a more interesting one (and no, I’m not saying you’re boring!).

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Which Carriers Should You Use?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Trucking companies are rated on a general scorecard, which allows them to benchmark, and gives shippers some guidance on performance levels when developing their routing guides.

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.

Supply Chain Visualization at a Glance

Inbound Logistics

ProTrans created a tracking map or heat map where all in transit loads belonging to the customer can be viewed on the tracking map

Companies Must Get Better at Monitoring Ethics in their Supply Chains

Material Handling & Logistics

"Child labor, hazardous working conditions, excessive working hours and poor wages plague many workplaces in the developing world, creating embarrassment for the global companies that source from these factories and farms," explains Richard M Locke of Brown University in a new report. read more.

Podcast: Findings from the 2017 JDA Consumer Survey

Supply Chain Nation

Results from JDA’s third annual Consumer Survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers show that shopping in-store is preferred over online, though only by a slim margin. To remain competitive against online marketplaces, retailers must embrace convenient fulfillment options – like buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) and buy online return in store (BORIS) – to boost foot traffic in their stores.

Common Sense Warehouse Performance Metrics for Supply Chain Benchmarking

Logistics Bureau

If you’ve heard about the opportunities and benefits that warehouse performance benchmarking can put within reach of your supply chain organisation, you might understandably be keen to get a benchmarking project under way.

Real time analytics for 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.