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How to Overcome the 5 Common Hurdles that Limit Sustainable Procurement ROI

EcoVadis

Executive commitment to sustainable procurement is at an all-time high, but several roadblocks continue to impact organizational ROI. Despite the growing awareness and commitment to sustainability in the supply chain, our 2019 Sustainable Procurement Barometer uncovered common challenges that limit company success and business value, including: Tracking supplier performance (cited as an issue for 39 percent of procurement organizations). Internal resources (42 percent).

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers.

3 Things you Should Know About Hyperlocal Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on The Logistics Broker and was written by Joe Oliaro. C3 Reservations C3 Solutions C3 Blog Supply Chain hyperlocal

Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

Cerasis

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

There have been many ways that companies have attempted to exchange data and information with their trading partners over the years. One more recent method is through online customer portals. While these portals are meant to replace the manual processing of faxes and emails, they create their own integration challenges. What are some of those. Read more Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes.

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What Technology are Teams Using to Support Their Demand Forecasting Process?

AIMMS

Part II in our series on assessing your Demand Forecasting process . In Part I of this series , we looked at supply chain professionals’ perception of forecast accuracy and how they see their forecast evolving in the future.

Benefits and Disadvantages of AI-Powered Supply Chains

Cerasis

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere around us. From simple digital watches to complex urban planning and development, the new form of intelligence is revolutionizing the way people live and the way companies work.

6 metrics tips and tools to benchmark P2P Digital Transformation

ivalua

Vishal Patel, VP Product Marketing, Ivalua [link]. Data is beyond critical to Procurement Operations. It’s everything, and the burden falls on procurement leaders to capture pertinent data to build good teams, track performance and show value. Now with Digital Transformation as a mandate, Procurement officers must also find ways to measure their digital progress.

Beware of Real-time Transportation Visibility “Big Hat, No Carrier”

Logistics Viewpoints

Real-time transportation visibility has become a powerful tool for shippers and logistics services providers (LSPs). Because the market is so hot, a number of transportation visibility vendors have entered the space and, to get attention, have made big claims about their tracking capabilities, which are misleading potential users. What we are seeing is a bad case of “Big Hat, No Cattle”. If you haven’t heard the term before, it’s an old Texas saying about making […].

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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.

Harvests and hurricane combine to boost reefer rates

DAT Solutions

Apple harvests and the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on the East Coast rearranged supply chains, tightened capacity, and boosted rates on several lanes last week. Rate Trend of the Week

Report: North American RTLS in Yard Management Customer Value Leadership Award

PINC

PINC Solutions has been able to set a high standard in the yard management space with its robust range of services that include shipment analysis, real-time visibility, and overall process improvement across locations. PINC Solutions has a wide range of customers from manufacturers, retailers, distributors and carriers to 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) organizations and it has visibly improved the operational efficiency of its clients’ yards.

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Supply Chain Innovation and the Catalyst for Business Growth

All Things Supply Chain

Procurement teams have a growing responsibility within organisations.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7 – 13)

Logistics Viewpoints

Ah yes, it is officially palindrome week. This year, however, palindrome week takes on a whole new significance. After next Thursday (9/19/19), there will not be an official palindrome week until 2021 (we don’t count putting a 0 in front of the month around here). This is the end of a wonderful run of years, starting in 2011, where the dates read the same frontwards and backwards for a week+. And to quote one off […].

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

DAT Solutions

The approaching hurricane tightened capacity and boosted rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds. . Rate Trend of the Week

Partnering with Farm-Trace to monitor sustainability and impact

Provenance

“66% of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products but most organizations don’t know the farmers they source from, let alone their impact.” – Kahlil Baker, CEO and Founder, Farm-Trace. Shoppers want proof, so our platform demands it.

Taking Leaps of Faith

Supply Chain Nation

Meet Donna Gaspard, senior director of alliances at JDA, who believes listening is the most important thing a leader can do, and that authenticity is the single-most important trait we should carry within ourselves.

What Makes a Good Business Mentor?

QAD

When I look back at my very first mentor, I think of my dad. My dad passed away in June, and as with the loss of anyone that you love, you reflect on all they meant to you. I soon realized how much of a role my dad played in mentoring me, starting as early as elementary school.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

What Makes Data So Valuable?

Shipchain

We are living in the Digital Age, and that means that the world’s most valuable resources are digital as well. Today’s hottest commodity is data. Nowadays, how you study, manage, and protect your data can make or break you.

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Fashion Week: bring more than transparency – bring integrity

Provenance

The Independent published a piece this week stating that “ The environmental costs of fashion are too high – we must consume less or it will be the death of us.” In it, Lizzie Rivera gives a scathing review of the repugnant issues baked into the fashion industry. These problems are not new.

How Supply-Chain Companies Can Build Roadmaps With AI

Supply Chain Brain

The supply chain as we know it is on the precipice of tipping from decades of steadily accelerating “push” dynamics to a new “push-and-pull” model

The Power of Forecast Accuracy

Vanguard Software

The balance of demand with supply and capacity within the energy, power and utilities industries is as intricate as it is important. Supply Chain Inventory Optimization MEIO

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. They have it tough. John McAteer, Vice President of Sales, Retail, and Technology at Google, writes, “In retail, there’s no space for standing still. Empowered by mobile, people can get exactly what they want instantly and effortlessly, and they expect retailers to meet their needs faster than ever before.”[1]

Business Forecasting Lessons From Hurricanes

Arkieva

With each storm, there comes a bevy of forecasts put out by different computer models. These forecasts begin about 10 days out and change as the storm gets closer and closer. This blog tries to extract some learnings from this process of forecasting.

How to Implement a Transportation Management System SAP

AFFLINK

An advanced enterprise software solution, SAP can help optimize and improve upon the performance of a transportation management company. A transportation management system SAP is a valuable tool for consolidating logistics, shipping, and inventory information.

Listen Technologies’ Keys to Faster Product Development

Arena Solutions

Jeremy Timothy of Listen Technologies recently shared his experiences with Arena’s Scott Reedy during a webinar panel discussion focused on accelerating new product development. We wanted to share some of his noteworthy insights with our readers.

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.