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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.

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.

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.

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!

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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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.

[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. .

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?

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Will 2018 be the Year of Digital Disruption?

Enterra Insights

More and more headlines address the topic of digital disruption. The dictionary defines a disruption as “a disturbance or problem that interrupts an event, activity, or process.” ” Digital disruption is about interrupting business models or entire economic sectors and enterprises are worried about it.

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.

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

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).

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.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

All Things Supply Chain

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

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.

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.

Can Demand Segmentation Improve Your Statistical Forecast?


Imagine a demand planner working with 10,000 unique combinations. One of the not so envious tasks for this person would be to generate statistical forecast for all these combinations. These days, the statistical forecasting tools available on the market can forecast these combinations using a list of forecasting methods and figure out which method works best for a particular combination. Can Demand Segmentation Improve Your Statistical Forecast? was first posted on March 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm. ©2017

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.

ModusLink Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

ModusLink Corporation

ModusLink is proud to announce that is has been recognized by Intel as a recipient of the 2017 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award. The PQS award recognizes companies like ModusLink that Intel believes have relentlessly pursued excellence and conducted business with resolute professionalism.

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.

Quantifying Your Carbon Footprint through a Supply Chain Design Project


Supply Chain Technology Roundup: IoT and 3D Printing


Digital transformation involves the strategic overhaul of business activities, processes, competencies, and models to fully leverage the opportunities made available by new technologies. Two cutting-edge technologies being implemented today are the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing.

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.

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UltraShipTMS named a “Notable TMS Vendor” in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant Report on Transportation Management Systems

Supply Chain Collaborator

For the Second Consecutive Year, UltraShipTMS Recognized in Highly-Regarded industry Report.

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.

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste with New Technologies: Our Top Picks


If you had to make a list of all the concepts that supply chain managers absolutely hate, "waste" would undoubtedly be right at the top.

Study Reveals 50% Adoption Rate for Supply Chain Planning Solutions


In a recent study, Gartner estimates that 50% of Supply Chain Planning Solutions are not fully utilized1. How can organizations ensure that they have the user adoption needed to attain the full benefits from their existing or new supply chain solution? Study Reveals 50% Adoption Rate for Supply Chain Planning Solutions was first posted on March 20, 2018 at 9:43 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: IoT and 3D Printing


Digital transformation involves the strategic overhaul of business activities, processes, competencies, and models to fully leverage the opportunities made available by new technologies. Two cutting-edge technologies being implemented today are the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing. Now beyond the point of being mere buzzwords, these technologies are actively transforming the landscape of logistics and manufacturing networks across the globe. State of the Industries.

It’s Time: Manufacturers Need to Cut Ties with MRP and Spreadsheets


A few years ago, Aberdeen Group did a study that showed that 63% of “best in class” manufacturers still used spreadsheets for planning. With percentages this high, it’s probably safe to say that there is a lack of trust in planning tools like ERP and MRP even in the best-run companies.

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.