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4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. Often. It could be as relatively small as a last minute order or engineering change, or as big as an industry-wide shift that sends your end-to-end supply chain spinning in an entirely new direction.

The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

Talking Logistics

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Supply Chains to Admire Household Nondurables Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

If you’re like me, you might see a long report online and skip past the details to get to the good stuff – the results. When the Supply Chains to Admire TM report came out last week, I scrolled right to the winners.

The Talent Gap


What It Is, Why We Have It, and Some Simple Ideas to Fill the Gap. Rising Demand. At recent supply chain user conferences, a major concern for many companies was the talent gap in supply chain.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.


Jessica Twentyman reported in the Financial Times , that for many manufacturers, supply chain collaboration is stuck in the dark ages.

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How Can IoT Help Make Supply Chains More Sustainable?

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

In a 2016 report, the global consulting firm Ernst & Young proclaimed that “supply chain sustainability can no longer be ignored.”

Why Retail CFOs Need to Understand the Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

It’s a tough time to be a CFO, with huge pressures coming from competitors, customers and even partners within the business. And it’s not just external competition businesses face but also that from their own different retail channels; products sold online versus those offered in-store.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked. That was the result of going from a 4-day work week (Memorial Day week) to a 5-day week, which coincided with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz.

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.

Half of Suppliers Don’t Collaborate with Partners

Material Handling & Logistics

70% of suppliers said at least half of the customers they supply do not have a strong system and process in place for buyer and supplier collaboration. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Supply Chains to Admire – Technology Computer Hardware Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

After doing a deep dive into the Household Products (Nondurable) industry segment to show why Proctor & Gamble did not make the Supply Chains to Admire TM winner list, I wanted to show an example calculation for a company that made the winner list.

Top 5 Ways Augmented Reality and Apple ARKit Will Transform Retail and Logistics


Earlier this month, Apple announced its arrival to the augmented reality (AR) party with the release of Apple ARKit, a new framework for building AR experiences on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).

Predictability vs. Agility: You no longer have to choose


While I was preparing for an executive meeting at a very large, very complex and dynamic food & beverage company, I was told of an internal conflict between Sales and Operations.

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.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Our annual look at the Top 25 (plus 3) Supply Chains reveals what the best manufacturers and retailers are achieving as they manage their global operations. read more. Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution

The Uberization of Trucking – Will We EVER See It Happen?


It has almost become an archetype in society. Someone gets out of something late and can’t get a ride. Rather than spending countless hours wasting time, they pull out a smartphone and order an Uber.

Podcast Episode 42: The Personal Impact of Supply Chain w/ Alex Rhodeen


ICECORP is excited to share Episode 42 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast! Ever ask the question, how do I create the choices my customers are interested in? How do I give them the power to choose?

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

GM Brings Parts of Supply Chain Back to U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

GM said it been executing a strategy to create supplier parks adjacent to its U.S. manufacturing sites. read more. Global Supply Chain Labor Management News

Perception of Manufacturing: How Industrial Computing Can Change It


‘Manufacturing’, a dirty word for most parents. However, as hard as it may be to believe, Mom and Dad have more influence than they know when it comes to children making a career choice.

What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You?


What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You? Transportfolio. Less than load (LTL) freight is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel.

Reefer Demand Dips, But Rates Don't

DAT Solutions

Although load-to-truck ratios for reefers dipped last week, rates held steady at their highest point in almost two years. Load-to-truck ratios and prices surged two weeks ago, as some truckers waited out the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

How Does a Demand Forecast of Zero Impact Your Forecast Accuracy?


For most businesses that rely on demand forecasts for supply and capacity planning, improving demand forecast accuracy is critical. There are many methods to measure forecast bias and the accuracy of supply chain forecasts including using statistical methods like the Mean Absolute Percent Error or MAPE that we’ve discussed in our previous blogs. How Does a Demand Forecast of Zero Impact Your Forecast Accuracy? was first posted on June 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm. ©2017

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals


These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. I used to think that podcasts were a hip form of new media that millennials used to further their iPhone addictions.

Are Your Yards Connected to the Supply Chain Ecosystem?


By definition, an ecosystem is a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.

LeanCor in Inbound Logistics Magazine - The Cosmetic Supply Chain


"Countless SKUs, fickle consumers, and multi-channel distribution drive cosmetics companies to take on a supply chain makeover." - Inbound Logistics. supply chain insights consumer products

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.

Bridging the complexity gap

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Stephen Hardy, Managing Director, FPX Ltd. The business-to-business (B2B) sales ecosystem is an inherently complex space which presents challenges to manufacturers. Regardless of what you sell, how you sell it, and who you're selling to, there are numerous obstacles to ensuring the right product gets to the right customer at the right price via the customer's preferred channel

UltraShip’s Shannon Potter Inbound Logistics Interview

Supply Chain Collaborator

The May 2017 issue of Inbound Logistics magazine focuses on how to choose the right TMS and YMS solution for your organization’s needs.

Kinaxis RapidResponse selected by Santen for supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Santen Pharmaceuticals has begun a significant transformation of its global supply chain environment. Santen is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and the company sells ophthalmic pharmaceutical products in approximately 60 countries.

Digital Ship Announces The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam With A Special Focus On The Digital Supply Chain And Logistics Market

The Logistics of Logistics

PRESS RELEASE 15.06.2017. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Digitalisation is re-shaping the world and creating increased opportunity for development and innovation. Revolutionary concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing platforms are providing unparalleled growth opportunities for shipping and related transport and supply chain infrastructure.

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.