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Last Mile Logistics: Why More Shippers Are Expanding Capability Into Last Mile Delivery


Last mile logistics remains a confusing part of the modern supply chain. While initially perceived as relatively simple, last mile logistics are much more critical than many shippers realize. The last mile delivery is the actual point of interaction between a given shipper and the customer.

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Make it Happen for Battery Cell Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

One of the most intriguing high tech industry segments today is battery cell technology. It is an amazing mix of rapidly evolving supply chains, constrained resources, product innovation and global and startup companies competing for market-share.


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The Supply Chain Links to Blockchain

Enterra Insights

We’ve all heard the saying, “The job’s not over until the paperwork is done.” ” Often the saying is attached to a cartoon showing someone sitting on a toilet reaching for the toilet paper. When it comes to paperwork in the supply chain, however, it’s no joke.

Scenario Planning: Predict What-Ifs and Disrupt Them with Integrated, Continuous Planning


Competing in an environment of constant change is always a challenge. But when businesses have no idea what will happen next, or when, the sheer scale and risk of operational upheaval escalates – leaving little to no room for error and delay.

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!

Providing Insight for Measurable Improvement


Labeling and packaging artwork have a direct im pact on production, supply chain investment and time to market. When artwork managers and facility leaders don’t have the tools to measure that impact, however, they can’t see the areas where they need to improve

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Guide to FMCG Supply Chain - Planning Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Last week I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House; a one stop shop/house for the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

Mars, AB InBev, and the Art of Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability and the concept of “going green” continues to drive a lot of operational initiatives and innovations as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly.

To be an Industry Leader, Bridge the Gap Between Strategy and Execution


Execution of S&OP through a sales and operations execution process is what sets top brands apart. Business planning is, of course, essential, but the real proof is in the execution.

Mining Mountains of Data for Insights

Enterra Insights

Most of us try to improve our understanding of the world around us by comparing things that may be difficult to comprehend with things we do recognize. That’s why metaphors and analogies are so popular in literature.

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Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

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.

4 Ways Modern Software will Empower Digital Procurement


The past few years have been a boon for procurement, which has become increasingly strategic and critical to business.

Evaluating Network Design Options for your Supply Chain Consulting Business? Here’s why you should consider AIMMS


The post Evaluating Network Design Options for your Supply Chain Consulting Business? Here’s why you should consider AIMMS appeared first on AIMMS

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1].

Pandemic Report

Supply Chain Insights

Powered By EmbedPress. Objective. Quantitative research on lessons learned by supply chain leaders during the pandemic. Summary. We designed the research to answer four questions. Did innovative companies perform better during the pandemic? Yes, mid-way through the pandemic in September-October 2020, a more innovative manufacturing company rated themselves significantly better on agility and responsiveness at an 80% confidence level.

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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.

PFSCM’s Digital Transformation with a Next-Generation Control Tower

The Network Effect

The post PFSCM’s Digital Transformation with a Next-Generation Control Tower appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Leadership and Strategy Network Business Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management Technology Visibility

Transport Lessons of COVID-19: Preparing for Future Disruptions


Transport keeps supply chains moving. Yet, all too often, networks are administered with spreadsheets, imprecise data sources, and unaligned carrier portfolio strategies. Surprisingly, much of it seemed to work – until the pandemic, that is.

US regulator probing China’s role in container shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

A top maritime official has started an informal investigation into whether China is using its market power to monopolize containers and other equipment crucial to international supply chains to pump up rates paid by American exporters. Carl Bentzel, a U.S.

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Business-to-Anything Integration Supports Agile Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

OpenText Touts Business-to-Anything Integration. There have been extensive supply chain disruptions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. These disruptions have elevated the supply chain function to the boardroom level. It is now understood that supply chain agility is imperative.

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.

Can B2B e-commerce solve supply chain issues?

Logistics Trends and Insights

If 2020 was the year of B2C, 2021 could likely be the year of B2B. Manufacturing is gaining steam not only in the US but around the world as businesses return to a COVID-19 type of redefined normalcy.

The Future of 3rd Party Fulfillment with Andy Lloyd

The Logistics of Logistics

The Future of 3rd Party Fulfillment with Andy Lloyd. Andy Lloyd and Joe Lynch discuss the future of 3rd party fulfillment. Andy Lloyd is the Chief Executive Officer of 3PL Central , a company that specializes in cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) solutions. About Andy Lloyd.

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The Big Plastics Issue – Extended Producer Responsibility to the rescue!

All Things Supply Chain

We pollute the ocean with about 12.7 million tons of plastic every year, and the damage to the environment is becoming irreversible. In the UK alone, more than.

Hot market creating a ‘war’ for freight brokerage talent

The Supply Chain Journal

On Monday, Amit Mehrotra, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, stated that due to customer demand, low inventory levels, housing demand and federal stimulus, the current market constraints on trucking and international container capacity are likely to continue into 2023.

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.

GSK Vaccines: Five Pillars of Digital Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital transformation has been the core theme across the global ARC Industry Forums for the past few years, but this year it is more relevant in the aftermath of the pandemic. For the first time since its inception, the 25th Annual ARC Industry Forum in February was hosted as a virtual event.

How to Combine Diverse Supply Chain Metrics


Learn how to combine very different metrics/KPIs towards a composite score, this is a question that comes up quite often in my conversations with customers. How to Combine Diverse Supply Chain Metrics was first posted on May 4, 2021 at 10:54 am. ©2017

Changing how we understand digital transformation

IT Supply Chain

By Dr Stefan Sigg (pictured). CPO, Software AG. The post Changing how we understand digital transformation appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 04/30/2021 – 05/06/2021

All Things Supply Chain

Amazon spending big to take on UPS and FedEx Amazon is investing heavily in adding more warehouse and growing its fleet of airplanes, trucks and vans.

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.