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1. AI is now a necessity
... reducing the number of people involved by taking orders, answering questions, and then taking action based on those interactions. SCM planning is predictive and AI is very good at making predictions ...
Created on 20 March 2018
2. Tracking in the Warehouse
Managing orders in a fast moving environment can lead to some unusual (and sometimes strange) conditions. And when conditions are extremely time sensitive even the position of a worker’s hands can make ...
Created on 05 February 2018
3. Stop Rushing The Holidays! Try A Year-Round Retail Brand Experience Instead
... impression with shoppers. Nordstrom’s “curbside pickup” feature for online orders is a great example of this – allowing people to purchase online, and pick-up from the store. 2. Special in-store experiences. ...
Created on 19 December 2017
4. Pilot Offers Expanded Logistics Management Solutions
... addition to providing services and warehousing for retail and B2B industries, the Piscataway station is also outfitted to handle sensitive materials for clients that fulfill medical device orders. The ...
Created on 19 December 2017
5. Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Rush
Consumers are continually increasing their holiday spending budgets year-over-year. With more sales opportunities than ever before, can your business handle the influx of orders, customers, and shipments? ...
Created on 04 December 2017
6. Online Holiday Shoppers May Break Distribution Channels
... online stores and relying on the fact that the orders they place online are as good as, and more convenient than driving to the store and facing (diminishing) crowds at the checkout counter. It had better ...
Created on 27 November 2017
7. Industry 4.0 is bringing about Supply Chain 4.0. Are you ready?
Transacting business in the supply chain generally means communicating orders via EDI formatted files or some other equally rigid set of rules. The reasons are easy to understand; order times are critical ...
Created on 13 November 2017
8. How The Global Logistics Software Market Is Growing Significantly – And What This Means
... software boom, customers were in the dark. They just had to sit there and wait for their orders to arrive. In most cases, they wouldn’t even know if there was going to be a delay until the arrival date ...
Created on 31 October 2017
9. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
... forward Forward logistics is what most people think of when they contemplate stocking warehouses. Buyers project sales for the period, place orders, stock distribution centers and local warehouses, stock ...
Created on 12 September 2017
10. Chatbots in the Chain
... want to know the same things they always want to know when it comes to orders and shipments; where are they, when will they arrive, and is the shipment complete. Thanks to the digitization of the supply ...
Created on 06 September 2017
11. Walmart - The NEW Mandate
It’s been a while since Walmart first insisted that its suppliers moved to its digital order process. Back then the prospect of using EDI rather than fax or phone to place orders seemed like a technological ...
Created on 25 August 2017
12. Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain
... How are you using all that data beyond simply processing orders? What can it tell you? Analytics – Your big data is ripe for analytics that can sift through massive amounts of data to tell you things ...
Created on 13 August 2017
13. Variability in the Retail Supply Chain (Pt. 2)
Dan Gilmore discusses what's different about retail, why variability is so hard to control, and efforts being taken to address the problem in his 2nd piece on variability.It's a vexing issue but his article ...
Created on 08 December 2016
14. Successfully Filling Omnichannel Orders
As you know by now, the omnichannel customer has been the catalyst for many changes in supply chain processes. Fulfillment from multiple sites is one of the most obvious, but getting it right isn't easy.According ...
Created on 30 November 2016
15. Have You Connected the Dots Yet?
... systems has been handled by batch processes, spreadsheets, and even manual data entry. But as customer orders become increasingly demanding those delays are costing more. They cost more in terms of canceled ...
Created on 17 November 2016
16. It's Integration Time!
The benefits of automating orders, invoices, and ASNs between your company and its customers are well known. Integrated documents are faster, less prone to error, and improve workflow among your people ...
Created on 16 November 2016
17. Supply Chain Mayhem - Avoid It
...  they can't be easily selected and touched.  Get your visibility nailed It goes without saying that your holiday orders are already in process. That's old school and would be a rookie mistake to be late  ...
Created on 11 November 2016
18. Custom Delivery at Scale
... cal stores that manufacture in the back room, or ordered online and produced either at the store or some remote facility. In some cases orders can be shipped the next day. The 3-D printer phenomenon is be ...
Created on 26 October 2016
19. IoT and 3D Printers are Invading the Supply Chain
... orders for supplies, replacement parts, maintenance, and upgrades, the supply chain is beginning to supply itself. If your supply chain dreams are limited to increasing the visibility of your orders between ...
Created on 19 October 2016
20. Don’t Drive Without a Dashboard
Supply chain processes throw off a lot of data. If you’re a successful supplier who fulfills a significant number of orders then you understand that the detail of the transactions generated by orders, ...
Created on 04 October 2016