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Podcast Episode 53: Top Strategies for Utilizing Big Data for the Transportation Industry

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 6, 2017 9:38:13 AM

ICECORP is proud to share Episode 53 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

What is big data and how can we utilize it? That is a question that many of us have on our minds and is the main topic of this week's podcast. Big data can be implemented into ongoing operations to forecast trends and create strategies to make your business more efficient. In episode 53, the 2 Babes are joined by Vito Cerone, the Senior Director of Sales and Commercial Strategy at Air Canada Cargo. Vito shares how his company is utilizing big data and the current outlook of the transportation industry.

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Is Your Supply Chain as Transparent as it Should Be?

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Sep 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

We’ve all learned a lot of lessons indirectly, as well as directly, through the unfortunate cases of many well-known companies who have overseas factories and the mistreatment of their workers due to low wages and hazardous working conditions which have led to serious injuries and even death.

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Podcast Episode 52: How to Navigate the Canadian-US Trade Relationship like an Expert

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 28, 2017 9:10:06 AM

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 52 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

If you turn on the news these days, the NAFTA renegotiations takes up a lot of coverage. The future of Canadian-US trade is on everybody's minds and Episode 52 brings you expert knowledge and tips from guests Stephen Armstrong and Robert Kelle, co-founders of MAPLE Business Council, who share with the 2 Babes their thoughts on the current Canadian-U.S. trade relationship and how the potential NAFTA changes can make an impact. MAPLE Business Council acts as a non-profit organization in Southern California that promotes investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Southern California and Canada. The Council was established as a cross-border business resource to support the numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration between the two countries.  

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Making Returns Happy: New Options Avoid the Landfill

Posted by ICECORP on Aug 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that between 10 and 15 percent of purchases made for the holidays will be returned? And for e-commerce that number is more like 30 percent. For comparison purposes, returns to bricks-and-mortar stores are less than 10 percent. [1]

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Podcast Episode 51: The Power of Scaling Up your Operations for Seasonal Spikes

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 21, 2017 9:05:00 AM

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 51 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

If you're a seasonal business or have seasonal eCommerce services, episode 51 is for you! This episode is all about how growing companies in this sector need to ramp up their current operations in order to handle those dreaded seasonal spikes. Sharing this insight with the 2 Babes is Dallas Clarksean, who is COO of Fun.com which is an eCommerce company who is the largest online supplier of pure-play Halloween costumes. Due to its size and big online presence, they're continually analyzing their approach to seasonal spikes through predictive replenishment.

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ICECORP and The Great White North Episode 7: How to Prepare your Supply Chain for the Christmas Holiday Season

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 18, 2017 10:50:00 AM

Good day! I'm sure that most of you are soaking up every last bit of sun that summer has to offer and are not even mentally (or physically) ready to think about the Christmas season but it's quickly approaching and those of us in the supply chain industry start planning for it now and you should be too. Have you considered all of the planning and steps that go into ensuring a successful Christmas season for your business? 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast Episode 50: 5 Supply Chain Risk Management Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Job w/ Bill DeMartino from riskmethods

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 14, 2017 9:10:00 AM

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 50 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

After a refreshing break, the 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain are back with their 50th podcast episode! To mark this special episode, the 2 Babes had special guest Bill DeMartino, General Manager at riskmethods, join them to discuss all things risk management. riskmethods is a company that provides SaaS, cloud-based supply chain risk management solutions for SMEs and large business that traditionally handle numerous international interactions daily. 

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5 Lessons your Ecommerce Business Can Learn from the Incredible, Unstoppable Titan called Amazon

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 10, 2017 10:15:12 AM

You notice something hovering nearby, a shadow that starts getting bigger and bigger. You try to ignore it until the shadow completely takes up all sunlight and you have no choice but to turn around and face whatever it is. That’s how Amazon has felt like to most Ecommerce businesses in recent years. You’ve been able to ignore it for so long but now that it seems like more businesses are flocking to it, you have no choice but to question whether your business has what it takes to survive alongside such an Ecommerce giant, but hold up. Instead of being on the cusp of admitting defeat, there are a few things you can learn from Amazon that will actually help your business. Want to know how you can run with the big boys and stay in control of your business? Continue reading.

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Podcast Episode 49: How to Save Your Business Millions Through Simplified Sourcing w/ Stan Garber & Alex Yakubovich from Scout RFP

Posted by Kelly Freeman on Aug 8, 2017 9:35:00 AM

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 49 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!

Request's for Proposals (RFP's) and Sourcing Software are often underlooked with most businesses and end up costing them lots of valued time and money. In episode 49 of the 2 Babes podcast, Sarah and Nick speak to Stan Garber and Alex Yakubovich who are the co-founders of Scout RFP. Scout RFP is an opportunity-based sourcing solution that provides businesses of all sizes with an interface that helps streamline and provide real-time cross departmental visibility into the procurement process.

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Brexit and the Supply Chain: Establishing an Effective Road Map for the Future

Posted by Paul Condeco on Aug 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Normally the passage of time helps bring clarity in an uncertain future.  It has been over a year since the UK held their referendum on whether to stay or leave the European union and unfortunately the future is murkier than ever.  Regardless of why the leave vote won, the repercussions and impact is still unclear.  As a result of the unexpected outcome of the referendum, Prime Minister Cameron was forced to resign and replaced by an overconfident Prime Minister May that announced an early general election believing that she could consolidate power with a stronger majority. Unfortunately for her party, she misread the populace and her party lost seats to the Labour party creating greater uncertainty in leadership and direction for the UK.

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