Sat.Mar 17, 2018 - Fri.Mar 23, 2018

How Walmart Just Bested Amazon in the E-Commerce Channel Utilizing an Omnichannel Return Strategy


Amazon has reigned supreme in e-commerce for years, but Walmart is well on its way to making the e-commerce giant a little nervous. Amazon acquired Whole Foods and dropped the price of Prime Pantry through Prime Perks.


Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations.


Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial Reengineering is the radical redesign of business processes and organizational structure in order to achieve significant improvements in performance, such as productivity, cost reduction, cycle time, and quality. It is the basis for many recent developments in management. Sounds good?


Three Key Themes in the New Inventory Optimization Vendor Ranking


The 2018 Nucleus Research Inventory Optimization (IO) Value Matrix Report has just been released, and analyst Seth Lippincott identifies the latest technology trends, top inventory optimization solution providers, and the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor.


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.

Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty

Talking Logistics

Understanding customer expectations is a priority for businesses in all verticals and meeting (or, ideally, exceeding) those expectations is crucial to winning customer loyalty. This is true of your customers and your customers’ customers.


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How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ports play a critical role in international trade, yet they remain major sources of friction in global supply chains. It’s. The post How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.




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Responding to Tight Capacity and Rising Costs in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Tim Dalton, Director of Professional Services at BluJay Solutions , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Did the warning signs that emerged last year prompt many shippers to initiate a procurement engagement in 2017?


The Manufacturing Capitals of the World


The manufacturing industries are evolving as new digital technologies transform the landscape. As smart manufacturing and the implementation of the IoT drives manufacturing to new heights, what should we expect to see from manufacturing in years to come? RS Components reveal all with a new interactive graphic. In the USA, manufacturing generated $2.18 trillion towards their GDP in 2016, driving 11.7 percent of the nations whole economic output.


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.

How Smart Partnerships deliver the most Innovative TMS


Here at 3Gtms, we’ve assembled the most experienced team in the TMS industry. Many of our leaders have served together at other companies, and they bring domain expertise and a proven teamwork ethic that’s unmatched. But while our experience is broad and deep, it doesn’t mean we can do it all alone.


Are You Ready for Prescriptive Analytics?

River Logic

his videWe come across a lot of companies — of all sizes, across all different industries — that hear the word "prescriptive analytics" and run for the hills. I honestly can't blame them, given the misinformation that exists in the market space today around this topic. Even top-ranked analyst firms speak about the category as if it's something that only the most advanced companies can take advantage of and see value from.


Digitizing the Global Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly does “digitizing the supply chain” mean? Where does the journey or process begin? What’s required to get started?


What Is Full Truckload Shipping & How It Differs From Other Over-The-Road Modes?


Shippers face an onslaught of information in the digital age and often, due to this information overload, shippers find navigating the complex world of shipping challenging. In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure optimal use of time in the procurement of transportation.


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.

SAP Infographic: On Road to S/4HANA, Optimize Labeling Now


If you’re running SAP to help drive your business, it only makes sense to pull data directly from this system of record for all of your key supply chain processes—including labeling. And yet, many companies still rely on disparate labeling software that isn't integrated with SAP. They’ll use a separate database or worse—spreadsheets—to manage labeling information, which leads to costly errors and delays. Supply Chain Labeling SAP


Truckers, Self-Driving Trucks Aren’t That Bad

PLS Logistics

Self-driving trucks have been the topic of the year for 2018 so far. With last year’s announcement of the Tesla Truck, it has only grown in hype. Uber and Tesla have been front running the autonomous market for some time and are in competition to have the first truck on the market. But there are other companies around the world as well in regions such as Asia and Europe. The concept of a self-driving truck has been around for years, so why all the commotion about it now?


Logistics as a Competitive Weapon: 4 Recommendations to Get Started

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Part 2 an Executive Brief series co-written by Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM, and Mike Glodziak President & CEO of LEGACY Supply Chain Services. You can download the full brief at LEGACY’s website. The rules for success in e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment are still being written, and they will likely be different tomorrow than today.


[Infographic] How the IoT is Changing the Future of the Supply Chain


Editor’s Note: Today, we have a guest blog from the good folks at ALBA who came up with this awesome infographic about the future of supply chain and IoTs role in it. .


Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Five Capabilities to Take the Food and Beverage Supply Chain to the Next Level


Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. All while the pace of new product introductions increases, customers become more demanding and the need to serve multiple channels grows.


New ELD Waiver For Agriculture Carriers

PLS Logistics

We are two weeks away from one of the most discussed dates in the transportation industry this year. Carriers were given a grace period between December 18 and April 1 to ensure ELD compliance. The soft launch was intended to facilitate the transition. Despite the push-back from carriers and attempts to overturn the new regulation, FMCSA will begin full enforcement of the ELD compliance on April 1. ELD ELD Compliance agriculture carriers


Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Carrier Consolidation, Heavy Holiday Season & Chinese New Year Impacting Import Space.


Six Ways You Can Benefit Now From ‘Augmented Fulfillment’

Supply Chain Network

Sure that all of you have heard of, and are at least somewhat familiar with, Augmented Reality (AR).


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.

Top 3 Questions About Blockchain Within Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

“Blockchain” has been heralded as the next big thing to revolutionize the logistics industry by thought leaders and publications over the past year. While many have heard and perhaps discussed the latest buzzword, few know the actual history and definition behind it.


The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

At the end of this month, the festival of Easter will begin. Aside from the religious connotations, many people automatically associate Easter with the legend of the Easter bunny delivering… Amazing Supply Chain Supply Chain Management amazing supply chain chocolate easter


Blockchain Will Solve, Save, Cure Everything

Talking Logistics

Remember the old-time medicine shows , when showmen and storytellers posed as doctors and peddled miracle elixirs for all sorts of ailments? If they existed today, these showman would be peddling blockchain, the miracle cure and solution to just about everything. Check out these headlines: 7 Ways The Blockchain Can Save The Environment and Stop Climate Change. How Blockchain Will Save Freedom Of Speech. How blockchain could save lives by getting medicine where it’s needed.


DHL Making a Move – Steady Growth and Asset Light!


| By Jim Haller | Senior Manager, Parcel Spend Optimization | Chainalytics | Over the last couple of years there has been a lot of news regarding DHL and their renewed interest in the North American marketplace.


Get more “aha” moments in 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.