Sat.May 26, 2018 - Fri.Jun 01, 2018

Modeling Supply Chains with “Digital Twins”


The growing momentum around systems-based thinking in supply chain planning has given rise to a new concept called the “digital twin”.

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System


Maintaining scalability and efficiency in an omnichannel-driven world is difficult at best. Warehouse managers face constant pressure to move more products, reduce damage, improve order cycle times, boost employee morale, and more. Legacy systems traditionally used for warehouse management are inefficient in the modern era; even systems in the 5- to 10-year age range.

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Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners.

Why Freight Visibility is Important

PLS Logistics

Along the supply chain, goods must be transported to and from suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers and end users. Brokers, 3PL’s and freight haulers are involved in bringing a product to market, and because of this, visibility into freight location and status is essential. freight visibility

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.

The Road to Regulatory Compliance for Your Supply Chain Labeling


Getting into compliance with regulations is part of a general supply chain modernization strategy. Supply Chain Regulatory Labeling

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’ve been using the same headshot photo for over 16 years. Whenever I email it to conference organizers for speaking engagements , I expect them to reply back with a “Come on Adrian, are you kidding me?!” — but I keep getting away with it.

European Parcel Services Continue to Expand Their Networks to Keep Up With Demand Increases


| By Stan La Haye | Senior Manager, Transportation Europe | Chainalytics | To mention that digital connectivity has fundamentally changed consumerism forever provides no groundbreaking revelation.

The Food Safety Modernization Act and the Supply Chain, Explained


Manufacturing and transportation of food are more closely monitored than before. Supply Chain FDA Regulatory Labeling Food & Beverage

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Tailoring the Apparel Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

A successful supply chain strategy has become an essential key to success for apparel companies as they continue to build their brand.

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.

For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. For what it’s worth, here’s my take on some of the news that made the headlines last week. Amazon Feeling the Headache of E-Commerce Returns. As I wrote this past January, e-commerce returns are a major headache for retailers (holiday e-commerce returns were expected to reach $32 billion this past year).

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In Case You Missed It: Best Industry Articles and Insights for May

ModusLink Corporation

Need help keeping up with the latest supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and e-commerce industry news? Below, you’ll find the top articles and trends from May covering various sections of these quickly evolving industries.

Accelerate Supply Chain Labeling—and Packaging Artwork—at GS1 Connect 2018


Heading to GS1 Connect next week in Phoenix? This annual event brings together key influencers and decision makers from Foodservice, Healthcare, Retail Grocery and Apparel to network and participate in lively sessions relating to GS1 standards and optimizing supply chain efficiency.

How to Make Your Supply Chain More Eco-Friendly


Over the last few years, businesses in nearly every industry that you can think of have looked for new opportunities to create more sustainable, eco-friendly environments wherever possible.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

An Unexpected Path

Supply Chain Nation

JoAnn Martin was a JDA customer for 17 years before she joined the company as vice president of Industry Strategy for Retail.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Logistics have always been data driven. Historically, logistics data can be found on cuneiform tablets, pieces of parchment, and paper. In the Digital Age, paper trails need to give way to cyber records. Most supply chain professionals understand this, which is why the interest in blockchain technology is growing. Blockchain will certainly help logistics operations in a number of ways; but, digital data already available can also help.

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Pay Gap Persists in Supply Chain


While more women are embarking on supply chain careers, there is still a pay disparity between men and women. Recent APICS research, which was highlighted this week in the Wall Street Journal, shows men in supply chain on average earn 16 percent more than women

5 Ways Fashion Supply Chains Can Be More Sustainable


The fashion industry is no stranger to controversy. From outsourced labor to overflowing sales racks , brands across the board have been accused of having a “bottom line” mentality, squeezing suppliers for every penny and privileging quantity over quality. The flow of products from one region of the globe to another is an amazing feat of the modern economy?—?but but it doesn’t come without environmental and human consequences.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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S&OP motivation

Supply Chain Movement

Why is sales & operations planning (S&OP) such a difficult decision-making process? How hard can it be to hold a product review, then a demand review, a supply review and a business review in the four consecutive weeks of a monthly cycle? A while back, a supply chain director who is responsible for the S&OP process with a multinational in the food industry confided in me that their process was going through a rough patch.

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No ‘Apocalypse’ Here: These Retailers are Thriving in a Fast-Changing Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5: News from around the supply chain landscape, gathered in one place to keep you up-to-date. This week: Why a key group of retailers are growing and succeeding even as others struggle; the U.S. Federal Reserve sees signs of manufacturing growth; Softbank Robotics gets ready to scale up their business; Brazil reaches a deal to end its truck drivers’ strike; and Alibaba leads a $1.38 billion investment in delivery firm ZTO.

Pay Gap Persists in Supply Chain


While more women are embarking on supply chain careers, there is still a pay disparity between men and women. Recent APICS research, which was highlighted this week in the Wall Street Journal, shows men in supply chain on average earn 16 percent more than women

CSCMP & NASSTRAC Announce Strategic Partnership

Material Handling & Logistics

NASSTRAC will integrate their annual conference with the CSCMP EDGE Conference in the Fall of 2019.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 1, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

DC Workers Increasingly Expensive, Salaries for Procurement Professionals Make Big Jump in 2017, Best Buy Makes Bet in More Inventory, Chinese 3PL Giant Making Huge Logistics Investments

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China, Tariffs, and Trade Policy. What’s Going On?


China, Tariffs, and Trade Policy. What’s Going On? Robinson. If changes in trade policy have been giving you and your team whiplash lately, you’re not alone. A lot has happened recently on the global stage, and there is a lot to sift through.

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan


Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Challenges such as increasing fuel prices, pressure on volumes and the low-profit margins of the sector are rampant. Government regulation that touches on aspects of volume and carriage is another force that’s in play in the industry.

Cyber Attacks Are Major Risk in New Global Resilience Ranking

Material Handling & Logistics

Cyber risk is just one of the indicators of the index which reflects data related to economics, natural hazards and supply chains, and addresses concerns about business risks including political upheaval, fire and hurricanes.

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.