Coming Soon: Expanded Suites for Oracle SCM Cloud


RFgen proudly announces the release of its expanded RFgen Mobile Foundations for Oracle SCM Cloud , a suite of out-of-the-box mobile apps for supply chain and barcoding. RFgen Mobile Foundations for Oracle SCM Cloud offers out-of-the-box mobile barcoding apps for enhanced functionality.

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Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum


I just returned from a very inspiring 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum in London. While I attend several supply chain conferences in any given year, SCM World is a favorite of mine for a couple of reasons. In his opening remarks, Kevin O’Marah, Chief Content Officer at SCM World, introduced the event’s theme, “Power of the Profession”. There was some concern that the role of supply chain gets elevated only when a crisis hits and product cannot ship. by Dr. Madhav Durbha.

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The Importance of Value-Added Services in Logistics and SCM!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to Adelante SCM’s recent research , 63 percent of organizations that use value-added services consider it a “very significant” business function. Types of Value-Added Service for Logistics and SCM. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?


More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. Active Versus Passive RFID Tags in SCM. Both passive and active tags have been a subject of debate in SCM. Instantaneous inventory cycling reduces delays and speeds SCM.

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4 Ways RFgen Mobile Apps Help You Get More Out of Oracle SCM Cloud


RFgen mobile barcoding apps for Oracle SCM Cloud can augment ERP capabilities and preserve unique functionality to create a mobile supply chain. Expanding Oracle SCM Cloud with RFgen Mobile Barcoding Apps. Ship Confirm. Your Mobile Oracle SCM Cloud Supply Chain is Waiting.

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Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms


While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Blockchain SCM is poised to create links between all existing supply chains, even competitors, which allows supply chain networks to function more efficiently and with greater transparency. Why Do Shippers Underestimate Blockchain SCM ?

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Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Paul Kretz, Head of SCM at Church & Dwight!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In SCM I think that the changes have been seismic. How should you innovate on the product side for the E-Commerce space with such things as shipping ready packaging? It reinforces some of my previous points SCM is very transferable but it does take some time to learn the specific processes. SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Distribution #ECommerce #Retail. An Interview with Paul Kretz, Head of SCM at Church & Dwight! Subscribe Here!

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Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In February, 2018 it was reported that Amazon was going to launch its own delivery service: Shipping With Amazon! The “Shipping With Amazon” service, albeit currently on a much smaller scale, competes with the logistics service and delivery capabilities offered by UPS, FedEx, and UPS. Still Amazon can now act as its own shipping agent. The Advantages of Shipping With Amazon. So it only makes sense that Amazon would pursue a Shipping With Amazon strategy.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight #Business.

Good Enough is No Longer Good Enough for SCM


So what does all of this have to do with good enough and SCM? Buy online—pickup in-store; buy online—ship to home; buy in-store—ship from another store. SCM systems provide the ability for companies to balance these competing requirements so they can keep the customer happy, profitably. It’s just that SCM-ERP integration is so old news for Best-of-Breed vendors—been there/done that.

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From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! … Principles for World Class E-Commerce Fulfillment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They would be imbedded in the design of the new Click to Ship process. Flexibility, modularity and adaptability must be built in to the CLICK TO SHIP design. The CLICK TO SHIP solution must be standardized and easily replicated. We wanted an advanced, Best in Class, capability FROM CLICK TO SHIP. Within 4 months we had a new operating Click to Ship capability. 4 Minutes from Click to Ship … an absolutely remarkable achievement! Subscribe Here!

Beware the Ship-From-Store Spin Cycle

Supply Chain Network

Seems like every so often there’s a new trend that takes the retail and e-commerce world by storm and the latest of these seems to be Ship-From -Store. An omni-channel nirvana being pumped by systems companies, and falsely supported by ill conceived surveys of analysts alike, the best thing since sliced bread this year is apparently Ship-From-Store. On the surface Ship-From-Store sounds like a great idea. Still think Ship-From-Store is a good idea?

How to Automate EDI Orders with Oracle Cloud ERP SCM


Oracle Global Order Promising (GOP) checks the availability and updates expected ship date for the order. Based on the expected ship date, order confirmation EDI 855 is to be sent back to the customer. Order shipped in Oracle Cloud.

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SCM World 2014 Chief Supply Chain Officer Report: A Conversation with Kevin O’Marah – Part III


In September, SCM World released its annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Report based on its survey of over 1,000 supply chain executives across all industries and geographies. Supply Chain Nation sat down with Kevin O’Marah, Chief Content Officer for SCM World, to discuss four key findings of the study. In Parts I and II O’Marah explained how companies must embrace uncertainty in today’s volatile world and how companies should approach Big Data analytics.

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Are You Ready for 1-Day Shipping? How Mobile Barcoding Can Help


Ready or not, one-day shipping is here. Olsavsky announced that the standard free shipping time for Amazon Prime members will be reduced from two days to just one day. What does one-day/next-day shipping mean for the warehouse? The post Are You Ready for 1-Day Shipping?

E-Commerce Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

You should also know that even if the company tells you that you are getting free shipping, the shipping cost is just built into the price of the item you are buying. So if shipping costs are higher than they need to be, you are also paying for it, even if that cost is hidden from you. The rationale is that the cubic size of a package can be very large, which occupies a lot of space when shipping, even though the item may be very light in physical weight.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

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Container Shippings Post-9/11 Security Overhaul. 9/11 forced a new security regime on seaports and ocean-going container ships. SCM Blogroll. SCM Lowdown. SCM Operations. SCM Research. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

22 Tips for Offering Profitable Free Shipping! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out E-Commerce Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes! Free shipping is an effective but sometimes costly sales tool. Is it possible for companies to offer free shipping and still make money? Case studies show that free shipping increases sales, order volume, and conversion rate. Free shipping sounds great, but unfortunately it doesn’t come free for you. The rising costs of shipping means you can easily lose a lot of money. Fast shipping.

How to Stop Free Shipping Becoming a Logistical Nightmare

Oracle SCM

In fact, research recently conducted by the National Retail Federation found 93 percent of online shoppers in the US intend to use a free shipping offer when shopping for Christmas gifts this year. Secondly, there is a major cost implication to free shipping that must be thought through with due care. After all, if online retailers are to offer free shipping the significant cost of deliveries and returns must be borne by the shipper.

Shipping Containers! More than just a Box! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The incredible proliferation of shipping containers is so vast that it is easy for current generations to take the existence of these steel boxes for granted. And it is with that mentality that the common, standardized shipping container was invented. In 1956 Malcolm McLean invented the current standard shipping container. The shipping container is the globally recognized standard. At any point in time over 20 million shipping containers are crossing the globe.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Bio Shipping Bags

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Bio Shipping Bags. SCM Blogroll. SCM Lowdown. SCM Operations. SCM Research. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


The fact that the CEO of the company leading the Hyperloop charge is committed to it being a freight transportation technology first, is pretty telling in our eyes: obviously, if it can ship freight, the Hyperloop project might have tremendous implications for the Supply Chain field, which (in large part) focuses on the efficient movement of material goods. The possibility of shipping goods at near-hypersonic speeds would obviously allow Supply Chains to be nimbler and more responsive.

Garbage In, Garbage Out: How Small Errors Cause Big Problems in the Supply Chain


Validations along the way ensure new errors don’t pop up as inventory is transacted during receiving, putaway, transfer, production, shipping and beyond. Modern ERPs, like Oracle SCM Cloud, are built on data. Oracle SCM Cloud Barcoding Data CollectionOverview.

Design for the Supply Chain Pt 9: Thorough Down to the Last Detail


The people who designed the chainsaws and the axes and the trucks that ship the cedar across country. The men who built the ships that transport the graphite. The harbor pilots who guide those ships in from the sea. Supply chain management Supply chain risk management dieter rams Risk management SCM Supply chain Systems thinkingby Jonathan Lofton Can you believe we’re rapidly approaching the end of this series ( Design for the Supply Chain ) already!?!

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In areas such as E-Commerce the Supply Chain is instrumental in arranging delivery strategies such as Same-Day delivery and Drop Shipping, along with reducing freight costs to support Free Shipping services. Check out What is Change Management’s Role in the Digital Transformation of SCM? Brand #IoT #ECommerce #SupplyChain #SCM #Leadership #Finance #brandprotection. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Warehousing: Optimize Storage Locations!

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Fast moving skus could be located in the back of the warehouse whereas slow moving skus might be closer to the receiving, processing and shipping areas. Reduce the time to move the order to processing and shipping. ECommerce #SupplyChain #Logistics #SCM #distributionlogistics.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain!

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these turkeys, fresh or frozen, need to be transported to domestic, and international, markets in time for Thanksgiving. Turkeys may be shipped directly to Retailers or to 3PLs who hold the turkeys in storage until they get demand signals from local retailers. SCM #SupplyChain #supplychainmanagement #Logistics #Distribution #thanksgiving #food #hunger #turkey. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken!

To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehouse Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Further Amazon Prime, though it comes with a fee, offers “free” shipping. The combination of fast delivery, low to no cost shipping, and an endless selection of products all set the competitive benchmark for E-Commerce Fulfillment. You should have lower shipping costs.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 5-9, 2013)

Talking Logistics

E2open Acquires icon-scm. As I’ve said before, the true test of how detrimental the new HOS regulations will be to the industry will come in Q4 when shipping volumes increase for the holidays, especially when you couple it with the impact CSA is having on driver hiring and retention ; a lot also depends on what happens with the economy in the months ahead too. I am not familiar with icon-scm’s solution, so I can’t comment on its strengths and weaknesses.

Last Mile Delivery! What is your Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Amazon Prime provides for free shipping although you must pay an annual fee for this “free”service. Small Business Trends reports that 28% of online shoppers will abandon their purchases if shipping costs are perceived as being excessive. Yet we also know that Amazon’s shipping costs are 18.5% of net product sales (in their most recent quarter) as compared to their shipping revenues which are 10.5% Check out From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! …

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

However, the stakeholders managing these ever-growing caches should familiarize themselves with some of the most recent SCM challenges and trends to ensure that the supply chains they are constructing are truly built to last. In fact, businesses worldwide spent around $14 billion on SCM solutions in 2018 alone, per Gartner. However, this rudimentary software is quickly becoming a remnant of the past due to the emergence of several new SCM technologies.

Warehouse Fulfillment – Move Material to the People, Not Vice Versa!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are multi-million dollar solutions that involve significant automation using Ship Sorters and material movement systems such as Kiva or Swisslog for instance, or any automated storage and retrieval system. ECommerce #Lean #SupplyChain #SCM #Logistics. Subscribe Here!

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Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

This indispensable guide offers a helpful run-down of product selection, sourcing suppliers, shipping, and more. China #Import #Export #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management China Export Freight Import Logistics SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post and video, and permission to publish, provided to by Simon Pleass, Managing Director at [link].

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Customers Do Not Care About Your Problems!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We can’t ship any customer orders. If you are shipping goods via ocean and your port of call is closed because of a dock-worker’s strike you still need to get a hold of your goods. You can always ship via airplane but that can be an extremely expensive proposition.