New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG). The Executive Exchange offered an exclusive networking opportunity in a trusted, non-competitive environment and featured many customer speakers including Polaris,…

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Nine West Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Nine West files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a career trucker helps to steer the path for self-driving trucks, manufacturers are expressing trepidation that a burgeoning rebound in blue-collar…

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The Importance of Organizing Warehouse Work and the Requirement to Utilize Real-Time Data to Optimize Warehouse Efficiency – Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of the blog series, “Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer,” we focused on organizational steps to be taken to improve workforce optimization. In addition to organizational steps, the way work is organized is also what drives efficiency and increases workers…

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Waveless Picking: Is Your Supply Chain Able to Compete with Amazon?

Think back five years ago when you shopped online. Back then, when you placed an order online and the estimated delivery date was 10 days later, that was acceptable. Now think about your online shopping and shipping expectations today – a 10-day delivery estimate is unacceptable to most, if not all, consumers. This is mostly…

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Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring At Fastest Pace Since 2015

Friday in 5 – Interesting news from across the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up-to-date. This week: A hot freight market has spurred hiring by trucking companies; Nordstrom invests in personalization technology; Walmart expands its grocery delivery service; growth in e-commerce increases demand for fast payments; and some employees…

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2018 EFT Global Logistics Report: Innovation and Technology Are Paving the Way Forward

There’s no better time to be in the logistics service provider (LSP) industry than right now. This year’s Eye for Transport (EFT) Global Logistics Report shows increased momentum and optimism more than ever. Accelerating e-commerce growth, disruptive technologies and digitalization blend together to create opportunities that’ll pivot how LSPs will conduct and reinvent their business…

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). The rate of change is accelerating, driving the transformational initiatives of distributors and 3PLs to stay relevant, create differentiation and execute long-term growth strategy. It’s not just about the change or the expansion of…

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