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Supply Chain Resilience

SCM Research

In our new article, Two Perspectives on Supply Chain Resilience (Wieland & Durach, 2021), we provide a new definition of supply chain resilience: Supply chain resilience is the capacity of a supply chain to persist, adapt, or transform in the face of change.

5 Ways a 3PL Provider Can Transform Your Supply Chain


It’s easy to overlook the role that 3PL providers play in the overall global economy and, at the same time, enable your business to operate and compete. That was never more clear than during the past 14 months of the pandemic as goods continued moving to the right place at the right time.

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Going Digital for Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

“I do not need a Production Scheduling solution!”. You may have heard this statement if you are advocating for a Production Scheduling solution in your company.

Have you Explored the Business Implications of Import Bans?


On January 13, 2021 the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expanded the blanket Withhold Release Order (WRO) initially issued on December 2, 2020 and will detain all shipments containing cotton, cotton products and tomato products originating from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Sourcing Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all of the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

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3 Questions from Your Future Supply Chain Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s graduation season, so the hunt for critical supply chain talent is more vigorous than ever. We may be known for ensuring we can make and move “stuff,” but ultimately supply chains are human.

5 Shipper of Choice Characteristics for 2021: What’s New to Consider

C3 Solutions

In the now pandemic world of 2021, safety concerns grow more every day, leaving the shipper of choice, or preferred shippers, to reassure carriers worldwide. Not only does e-commerce continue to expand each year, but it was also made particularly difficult by the pandemic.

How Shippers Can Unlock True Supply Chain Visibility


Consumers have grown to expect quick shipping and frequent status updates with every order they place. Shippers are scrambling to keep up with these new standards while strengthening their logistics operations.

Seven reasons why Artificial Intelligence can’t drive business value alone

Supply Chain Trend

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be at the center of value creation in the future enterprise. It has the potential to augment and automate both physical labor and the knowledge worker.

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A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

The New Age of Online Commerce

Enterra Insights

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ecommerce is well documented. In the United Kingdom, reports Fiona Briggs, Editor of Retail Times , “Online sales in the retail sector saw five years of growth in just 12 months in 2020 as restriction and lockdowns shifted consumer spending to online, and away from physical stores. Online sales accounted for 19% of retail spending in 2019, compared to 28% in 2020.”[1]

Do You Want to Sell on Their Cyber Bots Demand Strong Fulfillment Performance

Logistics Viewpoints

NBG Home Uses a Software Solution from CommerceIQ. Indirect sales, brand owner sales through sites like or Amazon, are an increasingly large portion of sales for many companies. In 2020, ecommerce sales accounted for 14 percent of total retail sales in the US.

Digitizing The End-To-End Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain


The post Digitizing The End-To-End Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain appeared first on Ivalua

Packaged goods shippers want transport regulators to deal with rising costs

The Supply Chain Journal

Trucking and maritime regulators should take immediate action to help ease cost burdens on packaged goods shippers concerned about potential shortages amid signs of inflation, according to a manufacturing lobby group.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

The Blurred Lines Between Retail and DTC with Guy Courtin

The Logistics of Logistics

The Blurred Lines Between Retail and DTC with Guy Courtin. Guy Courtin and Joe Lynch discuss the blurred lines between retail and DTC. Guy Courtin is Vice President and Industry Principal of Retail at Tecsys, a global provider of supply chain solutions that equip the borderless enterprise for growth.

A Data Journey: Making Improvements in Transportation Management


Leveraging the power of data is critical to enabling more effective management of any workflow. While this is true across an entire organization, substantive improvements in transportation management presents some unique but ultimately rewarding challenges.

Walmart’s Massive Investment in a Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

The SVP of Supply Chain at Walmart speaking at Blue Yonder’s virtual user conference. Walmart has been very open about what it takes to compete with Amazon. Following their fourth quarter results, top executives talked about their supply chain and omnichannel strategy at a high level.

Arkad S.p.A. Selects Ivalua & PwC To Drive Its Procurement Transformation Journey


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, and PwC, a trusted Ivalua implementation partner, today announced that Arkad S.p.A.

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Country roads: UPS, FedEx ramp up rural vaccine delivery

The Supply Chain Journal

Part of the Biden administration’s new strategy on allocating COVID-19 vaccines targets rural communities, which have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.

The Biggest Container Ships in 2021

All Things Supply Chain

Since the recent blockade in the Suez Canal, it has put large container ships into the spotlight. While the stuck cargo ship “Ever Given” is one of the biggest ships… General container ship container ships shipping supply chain

Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins. Jim Tompkins and Joe Lynch talk about Supply Chains in VUCA Environments. Jim is the Founder and Chairman of Tompkins International, a company that helps clients achieve supply chain excellence and profitable growth. About James Tompkins.

C.H. Robinson Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

CH Robinson Logistics

Today I am excited to announce the release of our 2020 Sustainability Report , which highlights the work we are doing on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics that are most critical to our business and to our stakeholders.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

In the Middle East, the Need for Risk Management Guides the Transformation Journey to Procurement 4.0


Risk management, cost reduction and digital transformation — these are the three top priorities for procurement organisations in the Middle East today, according to a global survey conducted by Ivalua’s global partner PwC.

CSX reaches agreement to acquire Quality Carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX Corp. NASDAQ:CSX ) announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Quality Distribution to acquire bulk liquid chemicals transportation provider Quality Carriers Inc. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. .

IIoT and the eco-friendly supply chain

All Things Supply Chain

The Industrial Internet of Things refers to the way that smart machines can be connected to each other in a wider network where information from one machine can affect the… General Sustainability iiot industrial internet of things Internet of Things IoT supply chain supply chain sustainabilit

Is Ethereum a Good Investment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Different Types of Cryptocurrencies! GET our EBOOK HERE. Ethereum article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.