Thu.Sep 20, 2018

Is Supply Chain’s Star Rising?

Supply Chain @ MIT

For several decades now supply chain management has been on the rise. Having coalesced out of traditional support functions including purchasing, distribution and production operations late last century, the profession saw a surge in relevance with the arrival of extensive free trade and the internet. The combination of fast growing global supply bases and ubiquitous […].

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Daniel Martins from GEODIS’s blog discusses how startups and innovation are disrupting the supply chain landscape, and how there’s always a new idea or opportunity around the corner. “In

WMS and Cycle Counting: How to Reach Inventory Management KPIs

Veridian Solutions

Greater control and efficiency in modern warehouse management rests on the reliability and accuracy of your inventory management processes. Using the right WMS and cycle counting best practices can dramatically shape the productivity of your operation from slotting optimization to returns management and beyond.

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What Are the Available B2B E-Commerce Platforms Shippers Should Consider for Dropshipping?


Improving e-commerce platform use for business-to-business (B2B) shippers is an integral step to meet growing demand in the world of e-commerce. E-commerce is expanding at an annual growth rate of approximately 19 percent, but actual growth rates could easily exceed this margin.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

The customer is king. Can you give him what he wants – before he wants it?


Companies know that the customer is king. So, what does a king want? Customers want to be able to personalize the look and feel of their products. They want to be able to place an order anytime, anywhere and from any vendor.

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How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries


How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Do you ever worry about experiencing a general average declaration for your ocean shipments? It’s time to assess what’s at stake and think about how you can minimize your risk.

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Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

Logistics Trends and Insights

Traditional Forwarder – 0. Digital Forwarder – 1. A bit simplistic perhaps but if one is keeping score, digital forwarders seem to be taking the lead in the evolution of freight forwarding thanks to the recent announcements from Maersk.

Does Your Demand Planning Process Include a “Quantitative Sanity Range Evaluation”?

Supply Chain Action Blog

There is a process that should be part of both your demand planning and your sales and operations planning. The concept is simple – how do you find the critical few forecasts that require attention, so that planner brainpower is expended on making a difference and not hunting for a place to make a difference?

The Ins and Outs of Refrigerated Shipping

PLS Logistics

There are millions of different products that are shipped out throughout the country every day. The logistics industry makes it possible for stores all over the world to replenish their inventory to meet consumers’ needs.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Bedrock of Business Transformation

The Network Effect

Certainly there are many aspects to successful business transformation, but in today’s fast-paced world, technology is key enabler of success. . The post Bedrock of Business Transformation appeared first on The Network Effect. Multiparty Network Platforms Technology ERP multiparty networks real time SVOT


Artificial or Augmented Intelligence?

Enterra Insights

There remains a great deal of fear-mongering about artificial intelligence (AI) and some concerns are very real (e.g., autonomous weapons). For the most part, however, we are a long way from achieving the kind of artificial general intelligence that could someday decide humans are either a threat or useless. Most of the systems being designed or in use today are much more limited and are probably better thought of as augmented intelligence systems.

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List of Top 20 Accessorial Charges

Zipline Logistics

First, what are accessorial charges? Accessorial charges are fees added to a freight bill for additional services that the carrier might provide. These are a la carte, or per service, and outside of standard shipping and receiving.

Dispatches from the Road: Andre Chollette

Consumer Goods Logistics

In our “Dispatches From the Road” feature, the KANE Blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about. In our latest installment, we interview KANE driver, Andre Chollette. Truck Drivers

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

How to choose your industrial machine?

Exapro Hub

No one wants to make a mistake when it’s about spending hundreds of thousands (or even millions) in the purchase of an industrial machine. The true is today the competition level is high and some companies prefer […]. The post How to choose your industrial machine? appeared first on Exapro Hub. Buying & Selling Machinery