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1. The Impact of Reverse Logistics
(Logistics)
... assortment of conditions and retailers have little information about which products will be returned or become overstock. Numerous retailers still use a manual system to track and manage returns. Without ...
Created on 08 January 2018
2. Blockchain Obstacles and Opportunities
(Technology)
... addresses consumer skepticism and spotlights the advantages of blockchain technology. Blockchain is a distributed ledger system that was introduced in 2008 as the mechanism behind the cryptocurrency ...
Created on 01 January 2018
3. Online Holiday Shoppers May Break Distribution Channels
(Retail)
... preferred stores will, in fact, meet their delivery promises. Good luck Retailers need to make certain their warehousing and distribution systems are in top shape to meet the growing tide of online ...
Created on 27 November 2017
4. Industry 4.0 is bringing about Supply Chain 4.0. Are you ready?
(EDI)
... and specifications for orders are complex so their formats need to adhere to formats that can be instantly read by computerized systems. EDI requirements may be rigid but they change frequently so ...
Created on 13 November 2017
5. Hospitals Can Save Money in Supply Chain
(News)
... but improvements to their systems could save them $10 million a year on average.   Read the article on Healthcare Finance  ...
Created on 10 October 2017
6. Full-Circle Fraud: How the Equifax Breach Will Lead to Merchant Losses
(Technology)
... rule system for fraud filters for the same reason. Above all, though, merchants need to exercise diligence in mitigating risk sources. Remember: there is no foolproof way to stop fraud and chargebacks. ...
Created on 10 October 2017
7. It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s a Walmart Blimp!
(Supply)
...  and launch system. (source: United States Patent and Trademaark Office) But Walmart isn’t joking. It’s facing competition from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods that give it physical footprint ...
Created on 13 September 2017
8. Advances in transport technologies
(Logistics)
... are driving efficiency and already showing up on trucking fleets. Navigation - GPS and navigation has been with us for some time but is now being linked to dispatch and real time assistance systems ...
Created on 07 September 2017
9. Is the Future of EDI in Blockchain?
(Technology)
EDI documents and the supply chain data ecosystem seems to be pretty secure. By secure I mean that it’s rare to hear of any cyber breaches affecting commerce. Most often cyber attacks are identified in ...
Created on 06 September 2017
10. Chatbots in the Chain
(Technology)
... to query the data feeds being populated by digital systems. A customer could engage a chatbot through a chat (email, twitter, a chat app on the web site) and identify themselves to the chatbot. The chatbot ...
Created on 06 September 2017
11. 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
12. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
(Logistics)
... and large corporates. These collaborations require logistics tech systems that can sync across multiple platforms and providers. This is where many new startups are stepping in with innovative products ...
Created on 30 August 2017
13. Walmart - The NEW Mandate
(EDI)
... suppliers hosting its data and the transactions they process on its competitor’s cloud either. The most recent mandate instructs suppliers to move their systems off AWS. They’re apparently fine with alternate ...
Created on 25 August 2017
14. Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain
(Technology)
... you could use IoT capabilities to improve your supply chain. Big data – If ever there was a source of big data, it’s the supply chain with EDI documents filling data centers and pouring into ERP systems. ...
Created on 13 August 2017
15. National Retail Systems Implements New Platform
(News)
There is a new supply chain risk management platform available for the industry, reports IOT Portal. National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS) and ALTO US have partnered to bring ALTO’s platform to members. ...
Created on 05 July 2017
16. 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
17. The Robotic Revolution
(News)
Robots have been all over the news recently as the technology has improved, costs have dropped, and rising labor costs have managers exploring their potential. Amazon was an early adopter in their ...
Created on 21 March 2017
18. WMS Moves to the Cloud
(News)
Cloud-based applications continue to make inroads in the supply chain. Will WMS be the next system to make the transition?According to Dinesh Dongre on the Supply Chain Digest site, the obstacles have ...
Created on 16 February 2017
19. ERP vs. BoB Fight Continues
(News)
Spend Matters is running a great series on the eternal 'ERP vs. Best-of-Breed' question. The first installment by Taras Berezowsky lays out the issue and how they'll approach it.Although it has supposedly ...
Created on 09 February 2017
20. Technology Innovation and Risk
(News)
Risk is never very far from our minds. When new technological innovations are implemented into supply chain processes, they have a positive effect on business but also introduce new areas of concern.The ...
Created on 12 January 2017