Supply Chain Learning Center
The latest blogs from Supply and Demand Chain Executive
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January 16, 2020
Blockchain-as-a-Service: Ensuring your supply chain today can meet the demands of tomorrow
For companies “on the grow,” it’s a good time to evaluate if your supply chain infrastructure is ready to meet the demands of tomorrow.
January 8, 2020
Could Automation Alleviate the Holiday Shipping Boom?
Sophie Thompson, director of solutions delivery at Catalytic, details how logistics companies can use automation to improve speed, accuracy and customer satisfaction during the holidays.
October 4, 2019
The Never Ending Quest for End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility
It’s difficult to see, measure and improve what’s happening across the supply chain.
September 13, 2019
No Trade War Solution in Sight Causes US Economic Growth Outlook to Fall
Latest volleys in the U.S.-China trade war are projected to raise consumer prices and slow U.S. GDP growth, negatively impacting all industry sectors.
August 30, 2019
Returns Need to be Customer-First and Cost-Second in Era of Social Commerce
Growth in returns has been described as a disease or plague attacking profit margins, but an effective returns strategy can provide a competitive advantage.
August 30, 2019
Insource or Outsource Your Distribution Network: Key Considerations
When working with clients to plan their distribution network strategy, we’ll invariably discuss the merits of outsourcing as opposed to in-house management.
August 23, 2019
5 Must Read Books on Supply Chain Management
In order to stay on top, you will have to continue to educate yourself. Here are the top five books on supply chain management to help with that.
August 23, 2019
Business Intelligence Tools Monitoring and Analyzing M&R Data Keep Fleet Managers in Check
Understanding the evolution of maintenance and repair issues and costs continue to be on top of the level of importance in the transportation industry.
August 21, 2019
Why Your Rival’s E-Commerce Setup Might Not Be as Perfect as You Think
It’s natural to look at a competitor’s seemingly great website and want to mimic it — the grass is always greener, as they say.
August 19, 2019
Train and Retain: Strengthening Culture through Injury Prevention
Workplace safety is an expensive problem.
August 16, 2019
Deadline Approaching for Texas Superheavy or Oversize Permit Bond Renewal
Motor carriers in Texas who hold a superheavy/oversize permit have to renew their licensing by August 31st in order to continue to operate heavy/oversized vehicles in the state.
August 14, 2019
Metric of the Month: Maverick Purchasing Means Slower, More Costly Purchases
Maverick purchasing is not the time or cost saver that some people think it is, according to the latest APQC benchmarking data.
August 12, 2019
5 Areas Where Supply Chain Leaders Are Placing Their Bets
To win in this complex environment, you need to innovate today and invest for the future. Here are five insights to consider as you navigate the sea change.
August 7, 2019
Burgeoning E-commerce Industry to Supplement Growth in the TMS Market
Visible spurt in SMEs and innovations such as cloud-based solutions are likely to aid onward growth trend in the United States Transportation Management System market.
August 5, 2019
Online Driver Training is a Tool to Use
Mark Murrell discusses the benefits of online driver training.
August 2, 2019
Truckers' Greatest Ally: The Trump Administration
The Trump administration wants to make rules more flexible for truck drivers.
July 31, 2019
Leveraging Risks Make for a Safer Supply Chain
Supply & Demand Chain Executive spoke with riskmethods' general manager Bill DeMartino on how leveraging real-time risk alerts can help organizations understand how to mitigate threats on the spot.
July 31, 2019
Got Game: How Gamification and Simulation Training Can Upskill the Supply Chain Workforce
With automation and artificial intelligence changing the business and pace of the supply chain industry, many of the skills needed to operate the facilities of the future are shifting.
July 29, 2019
What the Future Holds for Category Management
No matter what the future holds, there are some things that won’t change.
July 26, 2019
New model coming for logistics systems
Logistics will see an overhaul in not only how decisions are made, but by who and why
July 23, 2019
Tips for Launching Successful Freight RFQs
Following a few simple tips can help change along in your company
July 22, 2019
Behold the Power of Cognitive Outsourcing for Strategic Supplier Management
The next transformative use of AI in the supply and demand chain is cognitive outsourcing to make outsourcing relationships leaner and more profitable.
July 19, 2019
The Age of Electric Vehicles Has Arrived
The Carsurance infographic highlights that up to 25 million vehicles with electric components could populate roads across the world by 2025.
July 17, 2019