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DRS is Coming soon – Eleven Considerations for FMCG Companies

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Increasingly in my discussions with clients, the subject of single use plastic packaging comes up. Route to Market Michael Thompson Supply Chain DRS

Holding Ourselves Accountable for Business Results

Supply Chain Shaman

To get where you are going, you have toe see where you are…. Daily, my inbox is flooded by email. As a guest writer for Forbes, public relations firms constantly pepper me with requests to speak to technologists boasting of having answers to improve supply chain resilience.

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Supply Chains to Admire 2021

Supply Chain Insights

Abstract. Supply chain is easier to say than define. The Supply Chains To Admire report analyzed improvement, performance, and value for the years 2011-2020. Twenty companies outperform their peer group. Powered By EmbedPress. REPORTS

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5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980’s. While the terminology evolved, the underlying thesis of S&OP has stayed the same, i.e., bridge the divide between sales forecasts and operational plans while respecting the budget.

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Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Supply Chains and the Circular Economy, Part 1

Enterra Insights

As the world struggles to emerge from the Covid crisis, worries about inflation are growing. As the staff at Investopedia explains, “Cost-push inflation occurs when prices increase due to increases in production costs, such as raw materials and wages. The demand for goods is unchanged while the supply of goods declines due to the higher costs of production. As a result, the added costs of production are passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices for the finished goods.”[1]

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FMCG Distribution: Producer & Distributor Route Planning Chaos

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

As a general rule, buildings are usually numbered in a structured, sequential way. Numbering usually commences with building 1 at the end of the road which is closest to the city or town centre.

US wants to reclaim critical rare earth supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

On July 7, Energy Fuels Inc. made its first regular shipment of a rare earth carbonate called monazite from the United States to Europe. The metal started in a mine in southern Georgia, then was shipped to a Utah processing plant and finally to a rare earth elements separation facility in Estonia.

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno

The Logistics of Logistics

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno. Lisa Bruno and Joe Lynch talk about the worst case scenarios for freight brokers.

Logistics Woes Start People Thinking About Christmas in July

Enterra Insights

Celebrating Christmas in July has been around for longer than most people realize. Journalist Katherine Owen reports, “Christmas in July has become such a cultural staple each year that you may not have even thought about who first dreamed up such a cheery, potentially cheesy, midsummer celebration. … Christmas in July started [88] years ago on July 24th and 25th in 1933 at a girls’ camp called Keystone Camp in Brevard, North Carolina.”[1]

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

The biggest sustainable trends shaping 2021 and years to come

Prophetic Technology

"The big trend will be imagination and the ability to ask ambitious 'What If' questions.". procurement supply chain Sustainability

FMCG Deposit Return Scheme - How to Prepare?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Previously, we looked at a what a potential DRS model could look like for drinks producers in Europe. The stated aim of DRS is to increase the amount of single use packaging that is recycled and increase the amount that is brought back into the economy.

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Heated produce season may further freeze capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

This summer is shaping up to deliver a very strong season for produce.

Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO with Mark Manduca

The Logistics of Logistics

Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO with Mark Manduca. Mark Manduca and Joe Lynch discuss why XPO is spinning off GXO. Mark is the Chief Investment Officer of XPO which is leader in logistics, brokerage and LTL. About Mark Manduca.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Retail After Covid, Part 2: How Retail Is Changing

Enterra Insights

For many retailers, the pandemic has been a nightmare. The staff at Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) explains, “If 2020 was a Dickens novel about consumer goods, it might be called a tale of two categories: essential and non-essential. The former saw the better of times in which the belief in their products gave consumers hope. For the latter, it was, indeed, an ‘epoch of incredulity’ with what seemed like no end.”[1]

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5 Important Uses of Technology in Modern Teaching and Learning!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Screen Time! Is That Enough To Be Good In Supply Chain? Modern teaching and learning article and permission to publish here provided by Elaine Bennett.

How to rid the negative thoughts & follow five simple steps to start your own business

IT Supply Chain

By Michelle Bisset (pictured). VP Small Business Segment, Sage. The post How to rid the negative thoughts & follow five simple steps to start your own business appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

CSX wants to grow headcount so it can grow network capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX is looking at how it attracts new hires as the railroad strives to add employees so that it has enough capacity to handle demand.

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.

Supply Chain Blind Spots: Where They Occur, and How to Deal With Them

Supply Chain Brain

Global supply chains frequently encounter blind spots, such as failing to anticipate trade disruptions and supplier risk. The result is significant challenges for manufacturers and their customers, which neither can afford

Webinar Recap: The Case for a Pan-American Manufacturing Ecosystem


In 1983, Tom Linton took a ferry from Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China, then bounced along a dirt road in a van to reach a factory in Shenzhen that offered lower costs for the parts he sought.

Understanding the Bitcoin Market Crash of May, 2021!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Bitcoin Volatility a Threat for Traders? Bitcoin market crash article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

How IT Service Providers Can Prove Their Worth To Potential Clients

IT Supply Chain

By Jessica Sweet (pictured). Content Writer at The post How IT Service Providers Can Prove Their Worth To Potential Clients appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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!

Breaking news: Uber Freight to acquire Transplace for $2.25 billion

The Supply Chain Journal

This is a developing story. More details to come. Uber Freight announced it will acquire Transplace for $2.25

Human Resource Planning for Procurement, Contract Management, and Supply Chain Management


I spoke today on the subject of Strategic Human Capital, and the importance of developing human resource planning for supply chains with Dan Finkenstadt at the NCMA World Congress.

Self-Optimizing Algorithms for Demand Planning


Self-Optimizing Algorithm for Demand Planning and Inventory Optimization. Inventory is just an accumulation of costs, until it gets sold and moved out to a customer. So, the basic issue is how to make inventory move or as they say “turn.”

The Financial Evolution of Bitcoin!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. How to Become a Professional Bitcoin Trader! Financial evolution of Bitcoin article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols. Bitcoin was unconfined at the instance of the financial crisis in 2009.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.