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1. It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s a Walmart Blimp!
(Supply)
Walmart’s recent patent application seems like something out of a 1959 issue of Popular Mechanics. Who would conjour up a mixture of last century tech to fill modern supply chain demands? Turns out it ...
Created on 13 September 2017
2. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
(Retail)
... to the last few days, depleting stocks at retailers and keeping their purchases at home till well after the holiday has passed. Meanwhile items that are out of stock will be returned when the demand has ...
Created on 12 September 2017
3. Nintendo Kicks Switch Supply Chain into High Gear
(News)
According to Supply Chain Dive, Nintendo is addressing a critical shortage of its Switch device by ramping up its supply chain to bring 18 million more devices to market to meet demand.   Read the ...
Created on 06 September 2017
4. 4 Easy Replenishment Ideas that Adapt to the Digital Age
(News)
Data Profits, a mid-tier retail and wholesale demand forecasting and replenishment SaaS system, releases a new video: "P's of Retail".  This video highlights four ideas that need focus in replenishment softwa ...
Created on 30 August 2017
5. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
(Logistics)
Globally, there is a demand for smarter, cost effective and sustainable operations to suit the needs of consumers who expect higher customer service levels. Business can not go on as usual. There have ...
Created on 30 August 2017
6. Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain
(Technology)
... you didn’t think you wanted to know. 3D printing – 3D printers are changing how products are developed, tested, and manufactured. On-demand printing has moved from books to hard goods. Where are you ...
Created on 13 August 2017
7. Supply Chain Planning at a Crossroads
(News)
Dan Gilmore, editor of the Supply Chain Digest, has witnessed a lot of changes in supply chain planning through the years. It could be moving in an important new direction as processes are changing and ...
Created on 21 March 2017
8. RFID's Resurgence
(News)
There was a lot of buzz around RFID a decade or so ago, but it dropped beneath the radar for awhile. It never really went away and is now resurgent, led by ecommerce-related demand.A case study involving ...
Created on 15 March 2017
9. Demand Planning Innovation
(News)
It should come as no surprise that supply chain planning is going through big changes. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is intimately familiar with the process. She discusses how demand planning is ...
Created on 25 February 2017
10. Automation Affected by Labor Shortage?
(News)
...  the demand for roles related to its use may impede progress.In an article on the Supply Chain Management Review site, Patrick Burnson looks at some research and discusses the issue of labor shortages ...
Created on 09 February 2017
11. Supply Chain Jobs of the Future
(News)
Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is one of the greatest challenges for supply chain managers. In a recent article in Forbes, Kevin O'Marah takes a longer view, projecting future roles that ...
Created on 19 January 2017
12. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
(News)
I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know ...
Created on 10 January 2017
13. eCommerce Risks
(News)
You may not see the terms 'risk management' and 'ecommerce' in the same sentence very often, but they indeed belong together. That's due to the growing presence of omnichannel consumers, their high expectations, ...
Created on 03 January 2017
14. Demand Sensing Using POS Data
(News)
Demand sensing using point-of-sale (POS) information requires tons of data. Unfortunately, most companies haven't implemented the process and are missing out on its advantages.Could this be a problem wit ...
Created on 29 December 2016
15. Retail Flexibility For the Holidays
(News)
It's a Christmas wish and a little late, but Bill DuBois is hoping Santa brings a flexible supply chain in the future. For the retailer, the holidays are an inventory forecasting challenge.In his article ...
Created on 29 December 2016
16. Logistics Career Considerations
(News)
A consistent theme we've seen this year has been the need for supply chain workers. Demand is especially high on the logistics side, with the rise of ecommerce and resultant spike in shipping.But is tha ...
Created on 15 December 2016
17. Explaining Carter's Supply Chain Success
(News)
Virtually everyone with kids is familiar with the 'Carter's' brand. Lora Cecere interviews Carter's Supply Chain EVP in a recent article on her Supply Chain Shaman site.This supply chain leader has some ...
Created on 13 December 2016
18. Panel Discussion on e-Fulfillment
(News)
If you've ever attended a supply chain conference, you know that panel discussions are where you'll glean some of the best info.Dan Gilmore moderated a recent one on the topic of e-fulfillment with specialists ...
Created on 29 November 2016
19. Planning for a Global Supply Chain
(News)
Supply chains are supply chains, right? Except when you look at global vs. regional types.The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has studied the differences and proposes 5 key lessons in planning for global ...
Created on 24 November 2016
20. Supply Chain Management Enabled by IT
(News)
Supply chain management is evolving to meet the demands of businesses everywhere and technology is one of its main enablers. Advances in IoT, AI, and other technologies are leading the way.Alexa Cheater ...
Created on 17 November 2016