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Good Data Optimizes the Last Mile of Small Parcel Shipping

Good Data Optimizes the Last Mile of Small Parcel Shipping

The last mile is one of the most complex, costly, error-prone and least predictable links in the supply chain and can have a surprisingly significant impact on a company’s finances, operations and brand reputation. In this white paper, gain a deeper understanding of the last mile and how it can...[more]


Three Checklists to Build a Successful Supply Chain Analytics Foundation

Three Checklists to Build a Successful Supply Chain Analytics Foundation

Building robust supply chain analytics capabilities is more important than ever.  Supply chain analytics is the application of mathematics, statistics, predictive modeling and machine-learning techniques to find meaningful patterns in the vast mountains of data produced by enterprise systems...[more]


Digital Demand Management: The New Normal

Digital Demand Management: The New Normal

Why is it still difficult to achieve effective supply chain collaboration? Despite all the efforts to develop collaborative supply chains, they have been elusive because many supply chains continue to be managed in a linear, disconnected way. The good news is that supply chain managers can now move...[more]


SAP – Network of Digital Twins

SAP – Network of Digital Twins

What is a Digital Twin? Virtual model of a product or asset, connected to the related physical instance via IoT that visually enhances data flow, communication, and collaboration across engineering, operations, supply chain, business networks, and service. Provides product, asset, and...[more]


SAP – IDC Infobrief – Understanding The Digital Supply Chain of ONE

SAP – IDC Infobrief – Understanding The Digital Supply Chain of ONE

Supply chains as we know them are being redefined and function on a digital innovation system that interconnects product, supply chain, manufacturing, customer, and service processes. Manufacturers are digitally transforming, and require a technology platform that enables this digital thread to be...[more]


SAP – IDC Research Paper – The Strategic Imperative of the Agile Supply Chain

SAP – IDC Research Paper – The Strategic Imperative of the Agile Supply Chain

The supply chain is increasingly at the core of efforts by companies to transform the way that they compete in a given market. The ability to bring a flexible and adaptable supply chain to current and future business opportunities and challenges will mean being more efficient and effective and more...[more]


What Are You Missing in Your Carrier Invoices?

What Are You Missing in Your Carrier Invoices?

Contractual audit is a pivotal component of a holistic approach to shipping spend reduction. Whether your discrepancies are in the form of rate inaccuracies, service level errors, or incorrect accessorial charges, chances are you are being billed incorrectly. Due to the nature of small parcel...[more]


Roughly Right or Precisely Wrong? Insights on Decision Making

Roughly Right or Precisely Wrong? Insights on Decision Making

How satisfied are you with the way decisions are made in your company? Are decisions made when they need to be made? Are those decisions executed, or do you find out later that some members of your leadership team did not truly agree with the decision? This new white paper from Oliver Wight will...[more]


The New Era of Supply Chain Begins Now

The New Era of Supply Chain Begins Now

Unleash the power of Watson Supply Chain to create a transparent, intelligent and predictive supply chain. Digital Business is changing business models - and how we conduct business. As much as 65% of the value of a company's products or services is derived from the suppliers. Learn how the supply...[more]


The AI Journey: Artificial Intelligence and the Supply Chain

The AI Journey: Artificial Intelligence and the Supply Chain

Artificial intelligence (AI), also known as cognitive technology, is increasingly being adopted by leading businesses – and one of the initial trending areas of application is in supply chain. Like other significant technological innovations of the past, such as the proliferation of Internet usage...[more]


The Path to a Thinking Supply Chain

The Path to a Thinking Supply Chain

The supply chain is experiencing a period of significant change. Changing business and customer requirements are putting new and greater pressures on the business, and emerging technologies are offering intriguing ways of working. Indeed, digital transformation is poised to change the supply chain...[more]


Moving to a “Thinking” Supply Chain

Moving to a “Thinking” Supply Chain

Supply chains face a world of change. Customers need to be more customer-centric. Learn about some top drivers of future change. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


The Evolution of the Transparent and Cognitive Supply Chain

The Evolution of the Transparent and Cognitive Supply Chain

Many organizations face questions relative to the strategies they should put in place to thrive in a customer-centric economy – and in an environment where deep infrastructural changes are being driven by disruptive technologies and the rapid emergence of digital commerce channels. Faced with...[more]


Reinventing the Supply Chain: The Future of Fulfillment Vision Study

Reinventing the Supply Chain: The Future of Fulfillment Vision Study

Consumers can now browse and shop from anywhere, anytime—and get delivery exactly how, when and where they want it. Zebra recently surveyed manufacturers, retailers and logistics firms to see how they’re handling these new customer shopping expectations. The survey revealed that: •  76% of...[more]


The Value in Partnering with an Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Provider

The Value in Partnering with an Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Provider

As the pace of change accelerates in today's world, the demands placed on supply chains are increasing dramatically. By partnering with an integrated supply chain solutions provider, companies can achieve a wide range of advantages without investing in supply chain infrastructure. With a holistic...[more]


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