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What could you do with a faster, more effective supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater How concurrent planning can help you take back your time. Stop being a slave to your supply chain and take back your time! Don’t wait around for your supply chain to catch up to the speed of life.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

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What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?


Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. On the surface, last mile may not seem very important, but it can make up 28 percent of a shipments total cost. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain.


What is a Good Level of Forecast Accuracy?

Download a complimentary copy of this RELEX eBook and learn why this common question might not be the right one to ask.

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Traditional Statistics versus Machine Learning. What’s the Difference?


Since machine learning is a hot topic, we thought it useful to clarify the difference between machine learning and traditional statistics as applied to supply chain planning (SCP).

Supply chain impact before, during, and after Hurricane Irma

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois What are your supply chain thoughts when you see this picture? As pictures start to emerge showing the damage caused by the recent string of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma, immediate thoughts go to the safety of the people caught in the path of these storms.

The Power of Flowcasting: Live Supply Planning Collaboration & Analytics – Part 1

Supply Chain Nation

It’s been a few months since I shared the learnings we’ve garnered from our Collaborative Flow Planning workshop – AKA – The Beer Game. Most supply chain professionals are familiar with this game and the supply chain planning pitfalls it exposes.

Planning the Future Supply Chain


By Erik Diks, Managing Director | and | Bas Daver, Principal | Chainalytics Europe Designing valuable supply chains would be easy if we could predict the future effectively. However, history has shown the opposite.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

MicroMaster’s Team to Compete in Final of Global Simulation Game

Supply Chain @ MIT

Four MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management Learners who have never met in person but only online, will compete in the Global Professional Final of The Fresh Connection supply chain simulation on September 28, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. The learners competed against thousands of students to qualify for the contest. They will compete against nine other teams from around […].

Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Talking Logistics

Technology has come a long way in digitizing customs procedures, however, in today’s global trade environment, risks still remain if electronic declarations aren’t filled out completely, accurately, and plausibly.

Supply Chain Planning Basics: Implications

Supply Chain Nation

“ For every complex problem … there’s a simple solution … and it’s wrong. ” (H.L. Menken).

Procurement Must Contribute to Competitiveness to Become Relevant!


Procurement is always thinking about cost savings, year over year. But is this really a true measure of competitiveness? What if, for example, procurement has a budgeted amount for 4.5 cents per unit for a product, when the current price is 4 cents.

The Value of Supply Chain Planning in Process Manufacturing

Supply Chain Planning (SCP) is enormously important to those process manufacturers that aspire to differentiated performance -- not just large enterprise businesses but companies of all sizes.

The Peak Season Surcharge That Wasn’t


The Peak Season Surcharge That Wasn’t. September’s Flagging Ocean Freight Rates. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos. . This article originally appeared on Zvi’s LinkedIn page. I spent last week traveling around Asia (6 cities in 6 days!)

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When Retailers Face Recalls, Visibility Matters


The complex, high-pressure nature of recalls demands unparalleled retail visibility. Supply Chain Retail Transportation & Logistics Track & Traceability

Warehouse Automation: Why Warehouse Workers Need Not Fear Automation or Robotics


The notion of the “Robot Apocalypse” has become an archetype in modern economics and retail.

Editor’s Pick: Are Reducing Cost and Enhancing Customer Value Mutually Exclusive in the Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Chris Brablc from MP Objects shares insights and advice on how supply chain leaders can achieve a challenging objective: reducing costs associated with fulfilling customer orders while also driving customer growth and retention.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Supply Chain Lessons from Younger Generations

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

In a previous blog post by Rebecca Radford, it was argued that more people need to be educated about the supply chain industry, particularly the youth of today. This is… Supply Chain Management generations supply chain

Yone Dewberry: Engineering the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Profile of Yone Dewberry, chief supply chain officer, Land O’Lakes

Survey Sheds Light On Delivery Promise Gap: Supply Chain DIVE Insights


FLEXE recently conducted the 2017 eCommerce Business Fulfillment and Logistics Survey to 100+ eCommerce companies. We wanted to understand how delivery promise impacts sales.

Companies Collect Faster, Pay Slower and Hold a lot Less Inventory

Material Handling & Logistics

A new study finds that in 2016 public companies had more than $1 trillion unnecessarily tied up in working capital. Companies are improving in the are of working capital.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

InstructAR: Using Augmented Reality (AR) in the Warehouse to Improve Efficiency

Supply Chain Nation

While JDA’s Transportation Management Solutions have world-class algorithms that optimize trailer loads, execution of those plans during the physical loading process is often quite challenging.

As Retail Needs Change – So Must the Supply Chains that Support Them

Value Unchained

Few can have missed the changes happening in the retail sector. Brick and mortar retail brands are reinventing themselves and their business models to survive in an e-enabled retail world. It should not be a surprise that as retailers innovate with new store concepts, footprint and promotional models, the supply chains that support them must […]. The post As Retail Needs Change – So Must the Supply Chains that Support Them appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

The 5 Vital Supply Chain Lessons for Food and Drug Retailers

RELEX Solutions

The recently released State of the Retail Supply Chain report is based on Martec International’s annual survey of some of the largest retailers across Europe. While the overall report covers a wide spectrum of retailers, here are the main findings based on the 29 food and drug retailers interviewed.

The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

Take Supply Chain

Some say intuition has no place in business. Yet, you need to be able to sense market trends if you want to proactively move from a reactive operating model into a more opportunistic stance.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

Driving Kenco’s Innovation Initiative

Supply Chain Nation

Kristi Montgomery has built an impressive career in supply chain technology over the past 27 years at Kenco Logistics , the largest woman-owned third party logistics company in the United States. Kristi has built her career from the ground up during her time at Kenco, and currently leads the company’s innovation initiative as VP of Innovation at Kenco Logistics. Kristi Montgomery, VP of Innovation at Kenco.

Checklist for Transport Spend Management

Supply Chain Movement

If there’s one thing all manufacturers have in common, it’s the pressure they’re under to drive down the costs involved in producing and supplying goods. For many companies, transportation spending is a perennial target of budget-cutting exercises and a large, multi-faceted cost centre; some may spend three to six percent of their materials costs on transportation. So transportation spend and payment handling are contributors to the overall performance of a company.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them


Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them | Transportfolio. First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. Maybe the phrase reminds you of a free tchotchke given out at the local baseball game. Or maybe you’re reminded of events that serve free food.

Differentiating Your Way Out of the Bumps and Grinds


Every marketing consultant worth his or her salt will tell you that the key to success is to differentiate your business and your product offering in the marketplace. They will tell you to choose a specific customer segment and build a product or service that uniquely addresses their needs.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.