Sat.May 25, 2019 - Fri.May 31, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Your Inventory the Right Way


As every wholesaler, distributor and trader can tell you, holding a physical stock is a major bugbear of their business model. Unlike Software as a Service providers such as EMERGE App, traditional businesses need to purchase and store stock before they can sell them, hopefully, for a profit.

Tariff-Proofing: 5 Ways to Gain Supply Chain Resilience in an Uncertain World

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Tariffs, Brexit, and the issue of uncertainty are rampant in the news and have become hot topics for management and round table conferences. It’s increasingly clear that ‘easy fixes’ like stockpiling merchandise before a hike deadline or seeking exclusion options are impractical.

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How Lean is Lean? The Pitfalls of Lean Warehousing Programs and How to Avoid Them

Consumer Goods Logistics

Lean warehousing quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars’ worth of value across corporate supply chains. They are the road map to faster, better and cheaper.

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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

May was a conference month. Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. The news from these events?

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.

Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient


It’s clear — and has been for a while — that big data and advanced analytics technologies are transforming a lot of day-to-day operations. In entertainment, it can suggest new movies and content.

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How Important is Talent When Selecting a 3PL?

Talking Logistics

Last week, Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced the appointment of Tracy Rosser as the company’s executive vice president of operations.

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How Blockchain in the Supply Chain will Empower Supply Chain Management


What is Supply Chain? Supply chain is essentially the entire behind-the-scenes network that links a product from its point of origination to its final destination. Think from manufacturing to consumer, and every single step in between.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation


The writing is on the wall for traditional, manual-based processes in supply chain management, says Cade Metz of The New York Times. While Amazon leads the way, other companies, including carriers such as FedEx and DHL, are testing and developing robotic-based systems to speed operations. Unfortunately, limitations of robotics continue to exist, and adaptation More.

Year 2025 – The Future of the 3PL Industry with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:57] 00:57] Tell us a little bit about what you’re up to. I spend all of my time in supply chain and logistics software, focusing on the lower-middle market. [01:54] 01:54] What will the 3PL industry look like in 2025? There is a slow, creeping evolution of technology as CRM systems get better and better. These will make brokers more efficient and help them focus more on customer service, specialization, etc.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Delivering Efficiency for the Last Mile

Talking Logistics

Who can remember a world without ecommerce? It’s amazing to think about the complete shift that e-commerce has brought to the retail industry, and supply chain and logistics.

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Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

We’re all familiar with the adage “knowledge is power.” ” The quote finds its origins in Sir Francis Bacon’s book Meditationes Sacrae , which was published in 1597. Written in Latin, the actual quote was, “ipsa scientia potestas est,” which means “knowledge itself is power.” Today, consumers are empowered with more knowledge about the products they buy than at any time in history. This has emboldened them in new ways.

What are the Challenges of Dock Scheduling in Grocery Supply Chains?

C3 Solutions

High-quality dock scheduling is crucial to grocery supply chains. The right dock schedule will speed up replenishment and avoid delays in unloading.

SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas


When you hear “technology hub”, Arkansas may not be your first thought. Our mission is to help change that. As a supply chain technology startup, there are a lot of regions we could consider conducting business in as we grow our offerings.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Working More Efficiently with Third-Party Haulers in the Construction Materials Industry

Talking Logistics

Where’s my truck? Where’s my shipment? Those are two questions heard daily in every industry. But it’s especially true in the construction materials industry where time is indeed money. Historically, answering those questions has been a challenge, particularly for companies that use third-party haulers. What are those challenges? How is technology helping to provide enhanced.

Technology is Transforming the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Technology is constantly changing and efforts to keep up with those changes can be both head-spinning and costly. Nevertheless, there are some technologies that must be adopted in today’s business environment. One of the most important areas for technology investment is the supply chain.

U.S. Ecommerce and Last Mile Logistics Tenants are Fueling Industrial Construction Boom

Supply Chain 24/7

According to a report by Avison Young, last-mile and ecommerce logistics are fuelling demand for build-to-suit distribution centers that are fully automated and reliant on technology to create supply-chain efficiencies

The Problem with Multi-Period Network Design for Seasonal Products—and How to Fix It


If your company manufactures seasonal items, then you know that these products often add complexity to distribution network planning. The answer for many companies is to use multi-period network design models to understand their seasonal storage requirements.

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.

Leading through Change

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s Wednesdays for Women is another in our occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders” featuring learnings of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences to grow their leadership skills. Change is a consistent reality in today’s volatile and disruptive business landscape and nowhere else is this more apparent than in JDA today. Organizations that dominate the market have leaders who know how to lead through change and bring out the best in their people.

How Pivot88 Became an Expert in Compliance Software


Compli… What now? Wikipedia describes Compliance as “Conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law.

Using Technology to Improve Inventory Management and Reduce and Expedite Returns

Veridian Solutions

Using technology in the warehouse is one of the most effective ways to improve inventory management and reduce returns. Since returns represent a significant cost to companies, it is imperative for retailers to take steps to improve inventory management and manage returns.

Creating A Green Supply Chain

Clear Spider

Reusable shopping bags, paper straws, eco-friendly phone cases, and biodegradable waste bags. These are just some of the environmentally friendly products that are becoming more and more popular. Being green has become very important to consumers.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

2017 went down on record as one of the costliest years for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages. Last year, Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on coastal towns, disrupting the supply chain and leaving close to total destruction. Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. economy. This accounts for 7% of country’s trucking activity on a single day.

Supplier Data Comes of Age: The Benefits of Knowing Your Suppliers

HICX Solutions

Just who are my suppliers ? It’s a simple question, but one that many businesses struggle to answer precisely. Look into a supplier database and you might find ‘FedEx’ and ‘Federal Express’ listed as two separate entries. The French unit, meanwhile, may have its own record for ‘FedEx France’.

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Supply Chain Fundamentals

Logistics Bureau

So many people are focused these days on the new emerging technologies and systems and some of the businesses are ready to embrace them but here’s a tip: Don’t forget the fundamentals ! Making sure your distribution network is aligned appropriately.

How AI Can Help Retailers Eliminate Shoppers’ Frustrations – and Create a Winning Customer Experience

Repl Group

Understandably, retail customers get irritated when they make a trip to a store only to find that the products they seek aren’t available – particularly if they received an email promo offer of a discounted price for these items. However, this is happening much more often than it should.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.