Sat.Aug 25, 2018 - Fri.Aug 31, 2018

Loading the supplier dice in the procurement process


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Eliminating or reducing competition. Biased supplier selection. Biased contract negotiation. Low bid with knowledge that over or false payments can be extracted. Does that capture the problem? Introduction.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories


Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories.

Why You Absolutely Need Real-Time Views of Your Labeling Activity


In today's supply chain, the more data the better. Supply Chain Retail Manufacturing Labeling

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[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Planned Obsolescence in the Durable Goods Industry


Durable goods , also referred to as hard goods, are items that are not supposed to quickly wear out, or more specifically, goods that yield utility over time.

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The First Steps of Necessary Federal Maritime Commission Changes


This article originally appeared on . Long before there were trucks, trains, and planes, there were ships. Ships transformed travel and warfare, enabling humans to see beyond their villages and into the world. Most importantly, they unlocked global trade.

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry


ERP systems are a raging trend in the corporate arena these days – these miraculous platforms are a sure shot way to infuse productivity into your routine operations!

Planned Obsolescence in the Durable Goods Industry


Durable goods , also referred to as hard goods, are items that are not supposed to quickly wear out, or more specifically, goods that yield utility over time.

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

From May 2016 through the end of August 2017, “17 CEOs of public Big Food manufacturers and retailers had departed, or announced their intention to,” according to an article published last September in Fortune.

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.

The Smart Digital Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Numerous articles have been written about the importance and benefits of digital supply chains. Analysts from PLS Logistics note, “A digital supply chain is similar to a typical supply chain, but the foundation is built on web-enabled abilities. Many supply chains use a combination of paper-based and IT-enabled processes.

Supply Chain Facilities Management: It’s More Than Just Facilities


Supply Chain Facilities Management includes unique challenges and requires out-of-the-box thinking to be successful.

4 Ways, the Internet of Things, is (one of) your Hardest Working Employees

C3 Solutions

In a world where relatively everything - or at the very least, almost everything - can be considered part of the Internet of Things, supply chain management still reigns supreme.

Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Talking Logistics

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. It has the potential to be not only be a powerful, industry-leading storage and shipping center, but also the literal hub of your logistics — including returns, reshipments, and other nuanced supply chain tasks.

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.

Kinaxis once again positioned in Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister It’s important to feel validated, in life, and in business. That’s why we’re particularly excited to share the news of Gartner’s most recent research, the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More


The costs of reverse logistics amount to more than $750 billion per year, and the demand for reverse logistics has risen in recent years with the rise of e-commerce.

Drafting the Ultimate Fantasy Team: Supply Chain Edition


| By Jacqueline Quirk | Senior Consultant, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | Nothing quite compares to the sensation of winning: watching your carefully chosen players perform well, game after game, racking up points and moving your team up in the rankings.

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

No doubt about it: this trucking environment is sending plenty of truckload budgets into the red. What can shippers do to navigate this market? Take your cue from the latest findings of MIT researchers. Using data from TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson , the researchers examined the best practices that separate Leaders from Laggards in getting better truckload rates and performance. The researchers used TMC data for 40 shippers and looked at over a million loads.

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.

Business Planning Intelligent Application Suite Profile


Confidently take the next step forward to better plan your business. Wherever you are in your supply chain journey, E2open’s strategic platform has the breadth to meet your immediate needs and the depth to grow with you — all the way through digital transformation.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space


The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. Online and mobile innovations are at the heart of increased traceability and visibility, and products must be delivered at break-neck speeds.

Infographic: 5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation


How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge.

Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Not having adequate visibility to your shipments, orders, or products is an ongoing challenge for many companies. You may have very good visibility in some areas of your supply chain, but have poor visibility or blind spots in other areas such as transportation. How do you go about identifying and closing those visibility gaps? How are new technology capabilities helping in this effort? What are the benefits?

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.

HIROTEC Experiments with Next Generation Robots

Logistics Viewpoints

Historically, companies looking at a technology solution would put together a detailed business plan, and then only implement the technology if the forecasted financial returns exceeded their return on investment (ROI) target. But more companies are experimenting with next generation robots and other digital technologies, regardless of whether the ROI is there or not. HIROTEC AMERICA, part of the HIROTEC Group, is one such company.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to Buy a TMS Solution)

Supply Chain Collaborator

Selecting a TMS solution is a lot like having a baby. Particularly for those organizations that have not yet dipped their toes into the waters of logistics automation. Not only must one think about the near term needs of infancy, but also how things will change as the fledgling solution grows and matures. .

The Ecommerce Revolution: How Alibaba, JD.Com and Jumia are Changing How People Shop


With $1 trillion in revenue in 2017 alone, China’s ecommerce market is now the largest in the world, propelling Asia-Pacific’s ascent as a digital powerhouse. Meanwhile, India has the fastest-growing internet consumer base, expanding at an average of 40 million users each year. With millions of potential consumers and limited access to brick-and-mortar stores in many regions, developing economies are fertile ground for the next ecommerce boom. Challenges to the Spread of Ecommerce.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 27-31, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, which was dominated by M&A, new startups, and investments news. MercuryGate International Acquired by Growth Equity Investor Summit Partners. Trump Reaches Revised Trade Deal With Mexico, Threatening to Leave Out Canada (New York Times). Trump Seeks Changes in the International Postal Rate System (Bloomberg).

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.