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1. Hewlett Packard Adds 3D Printing to Supply Chain
(News)
Hewlett Packard (HP) will use its own Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to enhance its supply chain, reports ZD Net. By using its own 3D printing they will lower costs, cut design time and lead times. ...
Created on 16 April 2018
2. Data drives the supply chain but data storage can cripple yours
(Technology)
... any preconfigured limits. Storage will get more expensive Storage whether local or cloud based has become less expensive but because we are storing so much more data the costs still escalate. Local ...
Created on 09 April 2018
3. AI is now a necessity
(Technology)
... decisions at scale. Nuances of these and other functions are being developed by companies that understand the need for automated functions to reduce costs and increase efficiency.  ...
Created on 20 March 2018
4. Bar Codes in food and drugs
(Technology)
... stickers every time costs changed. But the traditional bar-type label has been supplanted by the higher density QR code that can store much more information in smaller spaces and now a new innovation lets ...
Created on 27 February 2018
5. Rethink Fraud Strategy as Average Merchant’s Costs Climb to $15.5 Million
(News)
Fraud-related costs accounted for 8% of retailers’ revenue in 2017, averaging $15.5 million per merchant;(1)and with global card fraud projected to surpass $25 billion this year and $30 billion by 2020,(2) current ...
Created on 19 February 2018
6. Technologies are defining the supply chain
(Technology)
... to identifying intentionally modified foods but rules are being drafted to advance tracking and labeling compliance. IoT The Internet of Things is growing rapidly as costs to add intelligence to multiple ...
Created on 29 January 2018
7. Amazon Go - It’s all about the back end
(Retail)
... and tracking of barcodes. And the imaging capabilities are likely to become more widely used as CPG suppliers look to reduce complexity and costs going forward. It’s too soon for everyone but Amazon ...
Created on 22 January 2018
8. The Impact of Reverse Logistics
(Logistics)
... impact such as waste. With the increase in online shopping, return rates have increased exponentially. As painful as it is for retailers, returns have been absorbed as a cost of doing business and until ...
Created on 08 January 2018
9. Blockchain Obstacles and Opportunities
(Technology)
... transactions are irreversible and instantly verifiable through an expansive global peer-to-peer network; and users can bypass intermediaries (banks, governments, etc.) that entail additional costs and ...
Created on 01 January 2018
10. Pilot Offers Expanded Logistics Management Solutions
(News)
... Pilot’s shared warehousing reduces the risks and costs involved in opening a private, dedicated facility or using a public warehouse. Pilot opened their first multi-client operation in Chicago in 2010 ...
Created on 19 December 2017
11. Online Holiday Shoppers May Break Distribution Channels
(Retail)
... the standard rather than an extra cost option. Certainly Amazon’s Prime membership has ingrained the 2-day delivery mantra into shoppers’ psyches even if they don’t recognize the yearly membership fee ...
Created on 27 November 2017
12. Will electric trucks change transport?
(Logistics)
... fuel there are a number of features that are long overdue changes to the standard semi truck. Cost per mile is a significant differentiator. Traditional fleets have slowly incorporated some mileage enhancing ...
Created on 20 November 2017
13. Industry 4.0 is bringing about Supply Chain 4.0. Are you ready?
(EDI)
... there’s some reason to believe that there is in fact, flexibility within the order process. But getting the details wrong causes errors and costs money. How will this tight connection fare in the age of ...
Created on 13 November 2017
14. How The Global Logistics Software Market Is Growing Significantly – And What This Means
(Logistics)
... cost people money. Knowledge Is Power In addition to improving efficiency, logistics software provides businesses with more insight about their operations. For example, GPS tracking technology collects ...
Created on 31 October 2017
15. 3 Ways a CPO Can Transform a Business
(Management)
... can reduce costs, consolidate vendors, and find other strategic sourcing methods to improve competitive outcomes. Procurement now requires deep enterprise-level strategic insight into corporate goals ...
Created on 24 October 2017
16. Disruption of Globalization and Supply Chain
(Supply)
...  market. Second – centralized production (regional or global) is not helping companies win. It is limiting choices to consumers and increasing the cost of products with features that nobody wants.   ...
Created on 16 October 2017
17. Hospitals Can Save Money in Supply Chain
(News)
According to Healthcare Finance, hospitals overspend $10 million dollars a year in their supply chain. Supply chain costs for hospitals are the second biggest expense, with labor being the largest cost, ...
Created on 10 October 2017
18. Full-Circle Fraud: How the Equifax Breach Will Lead to Merchant Losses
(Technology)
... into chargebacks down the line. Fraudsters make-off with stolen goods while merchants lose: Sales Revenue Merchandise Shipping Costs Interchange Fees To add insult to ...
Created on 10 October 2017
19. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
(Retail)
... or individual items are sent in unknown condition to return warehouses where they need to be processed, reviewed, and dispatched. CNBC reported the probelm to cost retailers more than $1.75 trillion and ...
Created on 12 September 2017
20. Chatbots in the Chain
(Technology)
... increasing personnel costs. Chatbots are here and their use is growing. Are they also part of your supply chain?  ...
Created on 06 September 2017