Sat.Aug 19, 2017 - Fri.Aug 25, 2017

Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter?

Supply Chain Shaman

I was sitting with a representative from the United Nations on my way back from Colombia. As we took off from Bogota, we discussed the potential of blockchain to help her with feeding children in the highlands of the Colombian-Venezuelan border.

How to Win in Retail: Be Something Amazon is Not

Supply Chain Nation

In a recent CNBC article, Retailers are finally starting to buck Amazon’s takeover , Jim Cramer highlighted some good points about Amazon and the retail industry. However, there was a point that I disagree with, which was how the only way retailers can beat Amazon is to become more like Amazon.

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Why Authenticity is Key to Transformational S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

S&OP has the potential to transform an organisation. S&OP can do more than create a rolling forecast, contribute to improved strategy execution and company performance.

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5 Benefits a 3PL Can Offer Smaller Businesses

PLS Logistics

Are you a small business owner? Then you know that sometimes you can be overwhelmed with all the orders and the urgent need to meet all the delivery requirements, whether it’s the material needed for production or a final delivery to your customer.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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Last-Mile Supply Chain Mastery: Is Your ERP Really Up for the Job?

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper details how 3pls, contract packagers, and corrugators are transforming last-mile logistics with specialist software-as-a-service applications

Five Strategies to Maximize the Value of Freight Market Intelligence in the Face of Tightening Trucking Capacity


By Matt Harding | Vice President, Freight Market Intelligence Consortium | Chainalytics It is no secret that trucking markets are exhibiting a much different spot rate profile than this time last year.

7 Email Marketing Tips for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies


Editor's Note: As a transportation management solutions company, Cerasis aids manufacturing companies in streamlining logistics & transportation in order to gain efficiency and reduce costs. Like logistics, marketing has many channels and considerations in order to be effective.

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3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

When I first published this post, it was called “3 Things You Need to Know about Your Supply Chain.” ” However, I recently realised that I was omitting a fourth key factor that can contribute to supply chain glitches and gremlins.

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.

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

Supply Chain 24/7

Technology research firm Gartner, Inc. recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins

Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

Today, much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. That hasn’t happened for nearly 100 years. Because … Continued. The post Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

The Grocery Supply Chain of the Future – Part 3 of 4

Supply Chain Nation

Preparing for the Marketplace of the Future. Parts 1 and 2 of this blog post in this series, The Changing Face in Grocery (part 1) and The Digitalization of Grocery (part 2), discussed the shift in consumer behavior including where, how often, and indeed, how we shop is setting in motion an unprecedented time of uncertainty and opportunity for the grocery industry.

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Industrial PC Enclosure: Thermal Management Tips for Shop Floor Computers


With computer-use on the rise in extreme environments, the shop floor needs PC protection that defends against elevated levels of heat, humidity, dust and debris. Products like the climate controlled industrial PC enclosure are more appealing to industrial buyers.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

Airbus and Boeing Report Q2-2017 and First-Half Operational Performance- Supply Chain Vulnerabilities More Visible

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides commentary regarding both Airbus and Boeing Q2-2017 operating performance in their respective commercial aircraft units. With the first-half numbers now being shared, it’s becoming clear that supply chain vulnerabilities, especially for Airbus, are becoming more visible, potentially threatening financial performance objectives.

Costly Supply Chain Delays in iPhone 8


To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year, Apple is set to launch its flagship iPhone 8 along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Overhaul of Data Input Creates Efficiencies Across Entire Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7

By utilizing the Gemini Series® mobile data collection solution, Welch’s improves its warehouse and inventory management operations

Time for This Year’s Freight Broker Bond Renewal


October is just around the corner. Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) increased the 2017 freight broker bond renewal amount to $75,000 back in 2013 and set October 1 as the renewal deadline, that's the time when many freight brokers renew their bonds.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Plan effectively for downtime in your retail revolution

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Claudine Mosseri, Group Services Director, ByBox. It's been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution – and amid all of the concern and scaremongering about robots replacing workers in roles, there is at least one sector which has the potential to be transformed by technology – retail

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Quantiying the Advantage of Procurement Leaders

Supply Chain Digest

Chris Sawchuk of The Jackett Group Disciussed Procurement Value and Digitization with Dan Gilmore

What Grocers Are Doing to Attract Shoppers?

The Network Effect

With the news that Whole Foods stockholders have okayed the Amazon deal, the pressure on Grocers ratchets up as they. The post What Grocers Are Doing to Attract Shoppers? appeared first on The Network Effect. Grocery Retail amazon grocery retail


4 Important Skills Needed for a Career in Logistics

3PL Insights

There’s a great deal of space for advancement in the field of logistics, as it’s always rapidly expanding. But there are some specific skills necessary to being successful on the job.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Managing modern manufacturing supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Alex Mills, Sales & Marketing Director, ProSKU. Efficient manufacturing relies on managing the supply of components and sub-assemblies to support production schedules. It could be argued that the best manufacturers are the ones that not only have innovative products to meet market demands but who manage their supply chains the most effectively

Supply Chain News on Strong Q2 for Three of Four Public LTL Carriers, as Profits Soar

Supply Chain Digest

Group has One of Its Strongest Quarters in Some Time, as Rates Up Solidly

The Digital Age Demands Master Data Management

Enterra Insights

The digital age is data driven. That fact should come as no surprise. It stands to reason, therefore, that any … Continued. The post The Digital Age Demands Master Data Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Master Data Management Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

A Prescriptive-First Approach to Driving Business Impact with Analytics – Part I

River Logic

Author’s comment: this is part 1 of 2 of a hypothetical case study. The story described below is can be any company willing to consider using a Prescriptive Analytics approach to improve their decision-making abilities. Prescriptive Analytics

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.

5 Tips and Tricks to Avoid the Distraction of Technology as a Truck Driver

GTG Technology Group

Avoiding Technology Distractions as a Truck Driver. Truck drivers spend endless hours on the road. On long straightaways and quiet nights, maintaining focus can be hard. Distractions of any kind significantly increase the likelihood of an accident.

Supply Chain News on Amazon to Pick and Store Orders in Two Minutes, Use Chutes from Drones for Deliveries

Supply Chain Digest

New Instant PickUp Program Targets the Impulse Buy Market with Five Locations, Many More to Follow

The Value of Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Artificial intelligence (AI) has stirred a lot of discussion in recent years. Some pundits insist AI is an existential danger … Continued. The post The Value of Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Jobs Sustainability Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Needed: A New Way to Manage Risk in Low Cost Countries


Nowhere are disruptions more prevalent than in Low Cost Countries (LCC’s), which have become the focal point for outsourced contract manufacturing for major apparel brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Gap, Apple, and others. As organizations have expanded their supply chains globally, they have moved to outsourced manufacturing that reduces cost, but which also exposes their brand to greater risk.

Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.