Implementing robotics and automation for manufacturing can be costly and a challenge for public perception – but, ultimately, these technologies are crucial assets for the industry. Highlights: Hurdles companies face concerning automation include public perception, potential safety hazards, and cost. However, robots actually make factories safer and protect human workers from having to perform dangerous
Corporate social responsibility is no longer optional; it’s expected. Here are five trends that today’s business leaders need to be aware of. Highlights: 75% of millennials expect their employers to take a stand on social issues. In a polarized political climate, successful corporate social responsibility requires authenticity and open dialogue. Companies are increasingly measuring the
Reading social media blogs is an excellent way to ensure that your business is on top of the latest industry trends, insights, and analysis. Highlights: Subscribe to blogs using an RSS reader to make sure you’re keeping up with the latest. Social Media Examiner is a great all-around source, while Social Media Today is the
Here are four ways the Amazon effect is shaking up supply chain trends – and why it’s a net positive for the industry. Highlights: More companies will start to tap into the gig economy in the last mile, and Uber-style delivery companies will emerge. To meet growing customer demand, same-day delivery will become increasingly standard.
With the ubiquity of mobile phones and the ease of SMS messaging, text-based marketing holds plenty of potential for supply chain marketers. Highlights: Many of marketers’ hesitations about text-based marketing are based on misconceptions. Research shows that text outperforms email in open and click-through rates. Currently, there’s a competition vacuum as business have been slow
Here are our most-viewed supply chain and logistics blog posts from this year as of July 1, 2019. Throughout the year, we regularly write blog posts to help our readers stay on top of the latest news and trends happening in the supply chain and logistics industries, particularly in regards to digital marketing. We hope
LinkedIn a great place for businesses to make relevant LinkedIn users aware of their brand. However, there are common mistakes that companies make on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a powerful social network to connect with industry professionals, especially for B2B(business to business). People use LinkedIn to connect with coworkers and industry peers, get business advice, and
U.S. Consumers will shell out $6.78 billion on food for cookouts and picnics for the Fourth of July 2019. Highlights: Holiday food spending is projected to be down slightly from recent years. More Americans than ever (48.9 million) are planning to travel this Fourth of July. Men are expected to spend about $10 more on
Looking for ways to make your morning commute more productive? These 4 podcasts for packaging and supply chain professionals are on our must-listen list. Highlights: Download podcast episodes for on-the-go access to innovations, insights, and analysis from leading industry figures. Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez is both highly approachable and insightful. SupplyChainBrain’s episode on Trends
The global Supply chain provides goods faster and more efficiently than ever before. Here are the top supply chain skills for one of the most important industries: manufacturing. Highlights: Sitting at the intersection of raw materials acquisition and distribution of finished goods, manufacturing is one of the most crucial functions within the global Supply Chain.
Participating in social media is increasingly important for businesses in the supply chain. Here are the 3 steps to proving social media ROI. Highlights: It may seem obvious, but too many businesses approach social media marketing with vague goals or none at all. Once you’ve set your goals and identified your key metrics, it’s time to implement
As the internet is increasingly dominated by visual content, social media analytics are failing to keep up. Highlights: Most social media analytics tools are purely text-based. Even tools that analyze images are costly and offer limited insights. We predict that machine learning capabilities will improve and the gap between analytics capability and brands’ needs will