10 things eft’s been reading this week
Shortening the supply chain through software
The first story in our 10 things this week, asks whether it’s time to move away from Excel, which we found is still the top planning software used in the retail supply chain. So, with these stories it seems pertinent to take a look at software trying to make a mark in the supply chain and move it forward.
Should procurement break up with Excel? [Supply Chain Dive]
Walmart launches ‘world’s largest’ blockchain-based freight-and-payment network. [Computerworld]
Small but Growing Carriers Make Leap From Spreadsheets to TMS Software. [Transport Topics]
Logixboard gets VC boost to sell software to forwarders. [JOC.com]
Maersk invests in logistics platform ZigZag Global. [Splash247.com]
Pet specialty retailer implements multi-carrier shipping software. [Supply Chain Management Review]
Cost Savings Through Effective Inventory Management. [CIO Review]
Optimising picking strategies for #Instafashion sales. [Supply Chain Digital]
Lufthansa, Etihad leverage digital interface to capture more cargo reservations. [American Shipper]
Assuring supply chain continuity in an era of increased global uncertainty and change. [Diginomica]
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