Tue.Nov 13, 2018

The Impact of Trade Tariffs on Supply Chains

Supply Chain Link

The Trump administration announced several rounds of tariffs last spring and as they become formalized, supply chains across the U.S. are feeling the effects.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains


Less than three months remain for the British government and the European Union to negotiate on a highly complex exit agreement. Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short.

[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

Beyond the Blockchain Hype

Enterra Insights

New technologies are always subject to hype and blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology is no different. Matthew Lieberman ( @MBLieberman ), an Advisory Marketing Leader at PwC, writes, “I’m going out on a limb and making a prediction: You’ve already heard a lot (maybe too much) about blockchain. But even if you understand all the benefits this technology offers, you, like many C-suite executives I know, may be skeptical about blockchain. To be honest, I don’t blame you.”[1]

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How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing


The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

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The 5 Point Last Minute Black Friday Supply Chain Checklist!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane


In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. However, this year is different as companies try to get ahead of new tariff implementations in the Transpacific Eastbound (China to U.S.)

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What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? When I began my career there was no such thing as “Supply Chain Management” Supply Chain was not a title to be found anywhere on any organization chart.


Vecco International

This webinar is the first in a series that explores insights and approaches to attaining drug supply integrity while addressing the challenges of multi-tier, opaque supply networks and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) regulatory compliance. For biopharmaceutical companies with complex supply chains, the manufacture, packaging, and distribution of drugs is often outsourced and not within direct management control.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by Michael Massetti, Executive Partner at Gartner, at [link] and permission to publish here provided by Michael Massetti. Check out How To Differentiate With A Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Program!

Retail Imports Remain Strong Ahead of Tariff Increase

Material Handling & Logistics

“Imports have usually dropped off significantly by this time of year but we’re still seeing numbers that could have set records in the past,” NRF vice president for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.

22 Tips for Offering Profitable Free Shipping! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jake Rheude at [link]. Check out E-Commerce Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes! Free shipping is an effective but sometimes costly sales tool.

Is Your Labeling Integrated with Your Business Applications?


Data should flow from central sources to labeling systems. Labeling Oracle SAP

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.

5 Trends in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally created by Gartner and published at [link]. Permission to publish here provided by Michael Massetti. Widespread Artificial Intelligence, Biohacking, new platforms and immersive experiences dominate this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle.

These 3 Retailers Are Competing with Amazon and Now You Can Too

Supply Chain Nation

This winter CVS is piloting a new program in Boston with free delivery and a membership fee, sounds familiar, right? Almost Prime-like? That’s because it is. For $48 a year or an easy $5 a month, CarePass includes free delivery on all CVS purchases, convenient access to pharmacists online and free delivery for most prescriptions. Even with CarePass in its infancy, in one city for a retail giant with nearly ten thousand locations, it’s a daring move to fight Amazon like Amazon.

Starting a New Job? Be a Positive Impact Player to Succeed!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. I have seen many people join a new company or leave for another company. While I don’t have the precise statistics it is fair to say that as many as half of the people joining a new company will do well. However atleast half of these people will struggle in their new roles and in their new companies. Many will fail altogether. What makes someone more or less successful when making such a career move?

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia For Its New HQ2 Locations

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Amazon to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters and announces Nashville as new Operations Center of Excellence with more than 5,000 jobs

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

It’s Time to Review and Minimize the Ever Increasing Threat of Cargo Theft

Supply Chain 24/7

Although many businesses prefer not to report incidences of theft, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimates that North American cargo losses amount to roughly $40 billion annually.and the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) reports that 85% of all cargo losses involve trucks