Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Supply Chain Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Logility

Ok, I will admit it, I am a Star Wars fanatic. I have seen all the movies at least three or four times and some of the older ones dozens of times. I have been at the theater for opening night for many of these epic movies including Episode IV: A New Hope in May of 1977 (yes, I am that old).

Last-Mile Delivery Apps Grow African Economies One Goat at a Time

APICS

As last-mile delivery companies like Uber Eats expand their reach around the globe, it seems like you can order just about anything right to your doorstep. In Africa, one last-mile delivery company has expanded its operations to deliver more than just prepared food

The Surprising Secrets Behind Trader Joe's Supply Chain

Elementum

Its founder called it the grocery store for “overeducated and underpaid people.” You’ve probably only heard of Trader Joe’s if you have one within a 30-mile radius (or if you have out-of-town friends who rave about it).

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Our Walk In The Fog

Supply Chain Shaman

Woolly descriptions. Fuzzy definitions. Over-arching superlatives. Last week as I spoke at an European event, and I struggled to gain clarity in a world of increased confusion. If I struggled, I am sure that others face the same challenges. Together, we walk in a fog. Let’s reflect.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Why can’t I be you? The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The Cure is certainly worthy of induction, but as a rabid Depeche Mode fan, I can’t believe they (and Def Leppard!)

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has already been used across many industries to improve efficiency and productivity. The technology has been in development for some time, with the uptake being slowed down by some industry’s reluctance to adopt it.

Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember the first discussion with Mark and Dave. It was a strategy day in 2006. Thirteen years later, it gives me great pleasure to share their story. Mark Hersh (shown here) is now a Director of Supply Chain Strategy at Clorox while Dave retired in 2018.

2018 Year in Review: The Evolution of Types of Analytics

River Logic

Our year in review on the types of analytics and how they have evolved in the market brings to mind the classic song, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. It’s a good-natured battle about the pronunciation of the words Potato and Tomato.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Six Best Practices in Packaging and Labeling to Improve Supply Chain Integrity

Loftware

As companies expand their supply chain to include new partners and new regions, they need better visibility to ensure quality and react faster to events. Expanding their supply chain introduces a variety of issues ranging from falsified goods to accidental incidents that impact customer safety.

Buyers Comment on Marketing and Selling Logistics Services

Cerasis

I often talk to logistics companies wondering what are the best strategies to get the attention of potential buyers of their services. One thing these companies almost never do is actually ASK their customers and prospects that very same question.

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. Keeping a pulse on these industry trends and changes is increasingly important in order to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to succeed in the months and years ahead.

2018 Supply Chain Year in Review

Supply Chain Link

This past year, the supply chain industry evolved to accommodate numerous factors, such as advances in technologies like automation, tightening capacity, and the ELD mandate. NFI’s executive team shares their insight into the top trends of 2018.

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.

The transparent gift guide: 8 purchases with a purpose

Provenance

It’s easy get caught up in the festive season, but looking beyond all of the pretty packaging and Christmas marketing, there is an opportunity to support businesses that are doing good all year long.

Uganda 101

E-Commerce and LTL: How E-Commerce Benefits LTL Most

Cerasis

E-commerce growth is record-breaking, and experts estimate business-to-consumer e-commerce revenue to reach $3.2 trillion by 2020. That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverse logistics.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

The New Retail Reality:              E-commerce Series (Part 1)

C3 Solutions

How does the 'Amazon effect' play out for traditional 'bricks and mortar' retailers?

DC 101

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.

Webinar: Supply chain strategies to combat a brave new trade world

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister Aldous Huxley had it right — it truly is a brave new world, and it is especially so when it comes to tariffs and trade.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out. Customers expect to get whatever they want, whenever they want, at the prices they want and the ability to change their minds up to the delivery time. It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make? Has software-as-a-service (SaaS) made TMS implementations easier or harder?

Blockchain and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Enterra Insights

Even before blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology has moved beyond its infancy, some analysts are warning it could create unintended consequences. Such concerns are neither surprising nor unwarranted. The mythical law of unintended consequences holds that actions always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended. The blockchain concept is simple enough.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

PINC Receives a 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

PINC YMS

Press Release sustainability green award SDCE

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Teresa Obinger, the Cerasis Human Resources Manager. Teresa spends a bulk of her time recruiting the top talent in the transportation technology & solutions world, and as you’ll hear, a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

7 Supply Chain Security Concerns to Address in 2019

The Network Effect

“All across Maersk headquarters, the full scale of the crisis was starting to become clear. Within half an hour, Maersk. The post 7 Supply Chain Security Concerns to Address in 2019 appeared first on The Network Effect. Cloud Risk Technology cybersecurity risk management supply chain

The Internet of Things is Changing how We Live and Work

Enterra Insights

The word “thing” is both broad and ambiguous. According to Thesaurus.com, “thing” can trace its origins to Norsemen who used to gather in a public assembly they called a “bing”; a term picked up and used by the English. The Dutch called such an assembly a “ding.”

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.