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What has the Duke of Wellington got to do with supply chain planning?


What You Don’t Know but Soon Will. Supply Chain supply chain planning logistics management

Why Every Brand Needs Exception Recovery


There is a big problem in retail that nobody talks about. It has a […]. The post Why Every Brand Needs Exception Recovery appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience

5 Key Benefits of Using Mobile Barcoding in Your Warehouse


Mobile barcoding not only maximizes productivity, but makes warehouse tasks easier and less physically intensive, contributing to employee satisfaction. Data Collection Barcoding

Figuring out Fast Fashion


Clothing has always been a necessity; however, our desire for fashion and the availability of cheap clothes has resulted in global clothing sales almost doubling in the last 15 years. The value of the fashion industry to the global economy is huge; however, the cost to our planet and the people on it is even bigger. The way we produce, use and dispose of our clothes means that the industry is one of the most polluting in the world.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Automation in the Warehouse Creates Positive Customer Experiences

Veridian Solutions

The customer experience Is everything to modern supply-chain management and success. Positive customer experiences translate into repeat purchases and positive word-of-mouth advertisements through social media.

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What’s the big deal? People and Technology must unite

Gravity Supply Chain

KEY TAKEAWAYS. “People Matter” and businesses need to embrace them alongside their technology. Embracing proof of concept while “keeping the faith” is imperative within the value add chain. It’s time to let go and embrace the exciting new technologies afforded of us. The post What’s the big deal? People and Technology must unite appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect


In 1994, founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage


With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. Amazon sells more than 3 billion products through 11 different country marketplaces globally. In the U.S.

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Who Will Win?

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last month, venture capitalists looking at the supply chain market called 3x/week. I know of five companies for sale. Sharks are in the water. The calls follow a predictable pattern. The first is to identify the potential available market.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin.

Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers


Today’s supply chains suffer from egocentric mindsets. Organizations are always looking out for number one, and while that remains vital to success, failure to work with other parts of your supply chain will lead to severe consequences.

AI and All That – Ivalua Now Looks to the Future


The afternoon of the first day at the Ivalua Now event in Paris had a strong AI (artificial intelligence) flavour. Now there’s an interesting question – if AI had a flavour, what exactly would it be? Fresh mint, maybe? Or aluminium, perhaps?)

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Best Part of My Job


As we wrapped up our 2019 Velocity Conference in Orlando last week, I was reminded how lucky we are to be in supply chain.

Insights into ERP systems in supply chain planning and implementation


by Dustin Mattison. I recently had the opportunity to talk with William Cure , a Certified SCM Change Leader with over 40 years of hands on experience.

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Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

As the world becomes more complex, people seem to long for simpler times. The problem with such daydreams is that “simpler times” had their own challenges and, as we all know, there is no going back. Historically, technological advances have made humankind more productive; but, technology has not made life simpler. New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.”

This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Today’s post was written by a robot. Well, not really, but robots are already writing news stories. As Nicole Martin (a human, I believe) highlighted in a recent Forbes article , “The Washington Post has a robot reporting program called Heliograf.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

LTI Top Blog Posts – Q1 2019

Logistics Trends and Insights

2019 started with a bang here as we fulfilled a number of strategic project requests. In addition, we welcomed Dean Maciuba as head of consulting services.

The Evolution of Supply Chain is Becoming Patient-Centric


The face of life sciences has undergone a change. More and more organizations are aligning their strategies and business models towards providing the best possible end-to-end experience for the patient and their families. What does this mean?

Leonardo da Vinci and Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

The world is becoming so specialized it’s difficult to find generalists in almost any field of endeavor. Supply chain managers probably come as close to being generalists as anyone in the business field. They need a general understanding of everything from procurement of raw materials to customer service. That’s why Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder of Supply Chain Insights, insists, “The supply chain IS Business, not a department within a business.”[1]

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Duty Drawback Makes a Comeback

Talking Logistics

Duty Drawback is a refund from the U.S. Customs Service for 99% of the duties paid on imported items which are subsequently exported or used in the manufacture of exported goods. This refund is available to you even if someone else did the importing. It’s estimated that over $600 million dollars is recovered annually through the U.S. Duty Drawback program, and companies are paying 20% of those refunds to service providers that help get the refund from the government.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

In-van delivery to speed up parts distribution

Logistics Trends and Insights

By: Ian Kerr of Postal Hub Podcast. Delivery companies including PostNord and DHL, in partnership with vehicle manufacturers such as Volvo and Volkswagen, have been rolling out in-car delivery in recent years.

Predict What’s Next in Category Management

JDA software

Ever wish you could peer into the future and see what’s coming next?

Grocery Shopping in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

The digital age is transforming almost every industry and the food and drink sector is no exception. One might not immediately think about supermarkets when the topic of digital enterprises is raised; but, those in the industry are well aware of how e-commerce is changing the business landscape. Russell Redman reports a study by consumer target marketing firm SKUlocal found, “Grocery shoppers have come to rely on digital channels and now expect online access in their path to purchase.

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Out-of-Stocks: Finding a Way Out

C3 Solutions

Along with sophisticated demand prediction tools that use algorithms to make predictions based on the reams of data now available across the retail supply chain, successful retailers are also looking at the places where they can apply practical real-world tools to ensure seamless inventory control.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.