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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)
... in how consumers consider their own purchase strategies will play havoc with retailers. The problem is with product returns and how consumers now consider their purchases to be temporary. Thinking ...
Created on 12 September 2017
3. DB Schenker Reduces Onboarding Time for eCommerce Customers
(News)
... The solution provides digital services supporting all stages of online businesses including distribution, order and payment administration, accounting, goods shipment, returns management, repair and customer ...
Created on 30 August 2017
4. Addressing the Supply Chain Skills Gap
(News)
... are specifically doing to address their talent issues.Turns out, you really can't prevent the loss of baby boomer retirees, but you can do things to improve the hiring and training of your people. Rea ...
Created on 16 February 2017
5. Disruption vs. Innovation
(News)
What's the difference between innovation and disruption, and who cares anyway? Well, it turns out that the terms, although often used interchangeably, have quite different meanings and are very significan ...
Created on 12 January 2017
6. It's Integration Time!
(Integration)
...  are addressed. The initial outlay is reasonable and ongoing costs are ‘pay as you go’. The returns associated with automating the process will still be there, but the Investment portion of the ROI calculatio ...
Created on 16 November 2016
7. Supply Chain Cloud Software Steams Ahead
(News)
Supply chain technology is headed for the cloud, or is it? Doug Gilmore predicted it a couple years ago and wanted to assess its status, so Supply Chain Digest did a survey on the topic.Turns out the momentum ...
Created on 11 October 2016
8. WalMart's New Delivery Standards
(News)
WalMart has new delivery standards rolliing out early next year. Suppliers will be scrambling to meet them, according to an article by Jeff Berman on the Supply Chain 247 site.When you look at all the ...
Created on 19 September 2016
9. 2016's Top 25 Supply Chains
(News)
Last week, Gartner announced its eagerly awaited 2016 list of the top 25 supply chains. The usual suspects are represented, albeit in slightly different order, and the explanation of Gartner's criteria ...
Created on 23 May 2016
10. Supply Chain Performance Measurements
(News)
The Supply Chain Shaman is taking her yearly look at supply chain performance by industry. Lora Cecere, as usual, does a great job not only collecting and producing the data, but also providing expert ...
Created on 04 April 2016
11. Is Omnichannel Making You Money?
(News)
Before a change is made, the most fundamental question a manager should ask is how the bottom line will be affected. As omnichannel consumers have forced all sort of changes to be made to supply chains, ...
Created on 28 March 2016
12. Big Data from EDI Can Make Predictions
(EDI)
...  of status updates along the way. So, what can be learned from all the data? It turns out that when looked at as an aggregate and put through the right analytical processes, there's plenty to be learn ...
Created on 15 March 2016
13. Getting Started on Metrics
(News)
It's important for supply chain managers to identify trends and appropriate metrics to use for budgeting and evaluation purposes as we begin the new year. We're lucky that Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain ...
Created on 11 January 2016
14. Fix That Supply Chain With Logistics Updates
(Logistics)
...  (f) procurement, (g) product development and commercialization, and (h) returns’’. These processes subsume or include much of logistics, purchasing, marketing and operations management. Inter-sectionist ...
Created on 02 November 2015
15. The Inventory Challenge
(News)
Our favorite Shaman has her sights set on inventory optimization. It's a long-standing supply chain challenge, but Lora Cecere has done the research to help us face it.Not surprisingly, technology is a ...
Created on 29 October 2015
16. Omnichannel Challenges for Retailers
(News)
With as many articles written and conferences held on the subject, you'd think that retailers would have the whole omnichannel thing figured out by now. That's not the case, though, according to the folks ...
Created on 08 October 2015
17. An Analysis of CPG Supply Chain Leaders
(News)
Looking at how supply chain leaders in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry perform over time can be very instructive. The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has the tools and experience to teach ...
Created on 13 August 2015
18. Issues with the Gartner Top 25
(News)
I wouldn't say she's ready to go to war over it, but the Supply Chain Shaman is more than a little peeved that supply chain people are giving the Gartner Top 25 too much credibility. She questions a number ...
Created on 08 July 2015
19. Suppliers Gain from Understanding POS Data
(Supply)
... from increasing inventory turns. Yes, all systems will require some degree of customization. There will always be unique product offerings or other quirks that must be handled. No two companies are identical, ...
Created on 11 May 2015
20. Logistics Sets Your Supply Chain Apart
(Logistics)
...  (c) demand management, (d) order fulfillment, (e)manufacturing flow management, (f) procurement, (g) product development and commercialization, and (h) returns’’. These processes subsume or include muc ...
Created on 20 March 2015