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How Can You Seize Opportunity If You Cannot Manage Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

Global growth is slowing to levels of GDP. Notice that the average growth for consumer nondurables (often termed household products) is 1.7%, as shown in Table 1. This is a far cry from the pre-recessionary growth rate of 6%.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The American Revolution left us with stories of heroism, betrayal, sacrifice, and struggle. Few people, however, think about the war for independence and the vital role played by the supply chain. The justification most often cited for the revolution is the unfairness of taxation without representation; or, as the Declaration states: “Imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble?

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In Logistics, the Last Few Feet are as Important as the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

There are 5,280 feet in a mile. Logistics providers know their job isn’t complete until every foot of the last mile is covered. Even when a product travels thousands of miles, those last few feet are often the most challenging. Edwin Jiang notes, “Today, the last mile remains both the most challenging and costly segment of the journey, accounting for nearly 50 percent of the total cost of delivery.

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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This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break.

Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 So Far (Part 1)

The Network Effect

With the mid-year upon us, it’s time to review what people are reading. Next week we’ll reveal the top five. The post Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 So Far (Part 1) appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management The Network Effect control towers digital transformation disruption retail TMS transportation

FMCG ERP and The Beatles.? Spreadsheets cause damage.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Some time ago I wrote about the way spreadsheets were undermining expensively assembled ERP’s in FMCG, Brewing and Pharmaceutical companies. They still are, by the way. Dave Jordan CEO Pharma ERP/SAP Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand Planning ERP

Process Chemicals – A Complex Supply Chain in Motion


On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

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.

Final Mile Delivery: The Role of TMS and Predictive Analytics

Talking Logistics

Even though shipments may be transported over hundreds of miles, or just a few miles, the main focus today is on the final mile — that is, making sure the delivery experience for the end-customer (which in many cases is a home delivery) is a positive one. What factors are driving this growing attention to final-mile delivery? Why is it important?

Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

The changing supply chain landscape. The emergence of AI and Machine Learning in the supply chain is changing the way managers approach managing inventory, production, distribution and selling to optimize the customer experience. Data from customer promotions, weather, local events and holidays also present a plethora of variables to account for in estimating demand across hundreds or thousands of demand points (stores, web sites, catalogs, etc.) and across hundreds or thousands of SKUs/items.

FMCG S&OP: Who is the stooge in your process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise, Abbott and Costello, Little and Large, Hale and Pace, May and Johnson. These are examples of double acts where one party plays the straight/stooge and apparently serious man while the other plays the fool/jester.

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Driving American Business with an Optimized Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

As Americans kick back and relax this July Fourth, many brands may wonder how they can remain patriotic year-round. As trends point brands to expand into the global market, many are working to invest in local communities as well.

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.

Supply Chain Lessons from My 72-Year-Old Grandma

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

My grandma has always been a huge part of my life; growing up with her, literally, a 5-minute drive around the corner, ready to lend a helping hand usually with… Supply Chain Management supply chain lessons

Trade War Is Already Threatening to Ruin Christmas for Retailers

Material Handling & Logistics

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The Effect of Customer Order Lead Time on Safety Stock Calculation


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Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy


Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Because technology infrastructure differs from region to region, it is challenging (to say the least) for systems to communicate across continents.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Friday in 5: Whole Foods Deals Added to a Longer Amazon Prime Day

Supply Chain Nation

Welcome to Friday in 5: news from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up to date and informed. This week: Amazon Prime Day gets longer and adds Whole Foods deals; U.S. tariffs start to impact manufacturing; year-over-year orders for big rigs doubled in June; new advances in consumer chatbots could save businesses billions; and two major European grocers will team up in a bid to keep supplier prices low. Amazon Announces Longer Prime Day, Adds Whole Foods Deals.

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If you can measure it then you can manage it


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. The Challenge of Tail Spend. An approach to Tail Spend Analytics. Benefits of better Analytics. Conclusion. Further reading. 1 Introduction. “If

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Supply Chain News on Lean Lessons from Japan on Human Resources in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Leaders Treat Employees as True Assets, while Most Companies Use Worker Hands Only, not Brains

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Digitization Creates a Strong Value Chain: Mitigating Risk

Supply Chain 24/7

Digitization itself is a means to an end; the end goal is to derive the most value from a supply chain

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.

7 Best Marketing Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

We will introduce you to the list of top rated business books for marketers using systematic evaluation and the result is the best marketing books of all time. Background Marketing has been one of the most important business subjects for a long time.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Time for Another Look at Capacity Planning?

River Logic

Global Growth. NAFTA negotiations. Trade wars. Trucking crisis. Fuel price increases. As events continue to shake and rattle the growing economy, is now the best time to take another look at your company’s capacity planning? Capacity Planning

Supply Chain News on Now Truck Driver Shortage Said to Threaten the Economy

Supply Chain Digest

High Rates Hitting Bottom Lines, While Capacity Crunch Slowing Order to Cash Cycles

Does Detention Affect Driver Shortage?

PLS Logistics

The growing driver shortage has been troubling the U.S. transportation world for some time now. With experienced drivers retiring, the younger generation does not actively pursue a career in truck driving due to long hours, hard work conditions and extended periods of time away from home. In a combination with the implementation of the ELD, the growing driver shortage is tightening the market and driving up rates. detention

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.