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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

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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.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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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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.

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.

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.

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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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! … Principles for World Class E-Commerce Fulfillment! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jake Rheude at

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.

You Better Adapt your SC to Avoid Risks

Prophetic Technology

Is making changes to your Supply Chain (SC) a crucial issue? supply chain risk

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The 5 Minute Job Interview Success Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership In Action™ – Our 2018 All-Star Leaders! Many of you have been a participant in innumerable interviews, whether you are the interviewer or the interviewee.

5 Questions to Ask Before Adding Mobility to Your ERP Environment


Introducing mobility into your supply chain processes can deliver considerable benefits with a short ROI. ERP Systems

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.

Inventory Management Mistakes: What Supply Chain Leaders and Managers Need to Know

Veridian Solutions

Inventory management mistakes constitute a significant cost contributor in today’s supply chains. According to Rod Daugherty of , the costliest problem is due in large part to poor inventory visibility and planning.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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.

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.

[PODCAST] The State of Last Mile Delivery: Why Use by Shippers on the Rise


Listen to “The State of Last Mile Delivery: Why Use by Shippers on the Rise” on Spreaker. Last Mile Delivery Resources Drones – A Viable Last Mile Delivery Solution?

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

The Absolut Company: Balancing Service and Inventory Creates a Delicious Mix

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

The world’s #2 selling vodka brand leaves nothing to chance when it comes to quality and sustainability. Here’s how they teamed up with ToolsGroup partner Optilon for a seamless supply chain planning process. Supply Chain Planning

Common questions in sustainable textile supply chains


Responsibly sourcing your textile raw materials can be quite a challenge. You need to be sure your raw materials are sustainable and that working conditions are fair and safe. You need to be absolutely sure you’re sourcing from the right places.

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.

Sustainability shouldn’t be Siloed

EV Cargo Technology

Sustainability is demanding more collaboration across the supply chain, both within teams, and with technology. At a recent Sourcing Summit in Hong Kong, there was an intense discussion about why sustainability should be the responsibility of the entire supply chain network and not siloed. As the speaker from Esquel commented, ‘rather than an initiative that runs parallel to the business, sustainability has to permeate every process—and everybody.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!