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What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends


As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Sharing My Experience. The year was 1982.

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5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy


A supply chain can make or break your business. In eCommerce, for example, slow delivery of products is one of the most important growth barriers that often lead to being outcompeted.

Medtronic’s Digital Twin Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Medtronic MDT has been engaged in a digital transformation. This includes building out a digital twin of their end-to-end supply chain to make it easier for people to make better and faster supply chain decisions.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) in Supply Chain Planning (Part 1 of 2)


The phrase digital transformation is all around us. Many companies have embarked on a digital transformation journey. However, it is critical to realize that access to data does not equate to insight or value.

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Remaining Carbon Budget

SCM Research

The IPCC defines the world’s remaining carbon budget as the cumulative net global anthropogenic CO 2 emissions to the time that emissions reach net zero that would result in limiting global warming to a given level, accounting for the impact of other anthropogenic emissions.

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[WHITE PAPER] Understanding the Global State of Last Mile Logistics


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The state of last mile logistics remains in turmoil.

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What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner

The Logistics of Logistics

What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner. Tim Dooner and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, What does FreightWaves do. FreightWaves is a freight industry leader in data and analytics, logistics industry news and commentary.

[Video] Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

Talking Logistics

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

TMS and Digital Freight: The Experts Speak

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to TMS and digital freight, there is a lot of interest. More and more TMS suppliers are integrating digital marketplaces into their core TMS offering.

What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain


The chemical industry faces a unique set of challenges regarding safety in their logistics operations. The transportation of chemicals requires next-level care and expertise as it deals with sensitive and potentially dangerous materials.

Target Reverse Logistics: Start With the Top Challenges in the Reverse Supply Chain


Establishing clear channels for the routing of reverse logistics represents a significant challenge in the modern supply-chain. Organizations that successfully target reverse logistics challenges can streamline the returns management process and lower total freight spend.

Closing the Gap Between Tactical S&OP and Operational Execution


A sales and operations planning (S&OP) process has its limitations. Forcing an S&OP process to close the gap between tactical planning and day-to-day operations too often leads to compromised results. The good news?

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The top 3PL companies in Singapore in 2020


Third-party logistics providers ( 3PL ) are widely used by businesses in Singapore and globally. 3PL refers to any third-party business used to outsource any part of a company’s distribution or fulfilment services.

Editor’s Choice: Never Normal is the New Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This week’s blog comes from Oracle, and examines how the global supply chain responds to turmoil. Disruptions can come in many sizes. From those smaller, everyday disruptions of machines going down, unexpected orders, suppliers missing, or shorting shipments – issues businesses deal with every day, every week, every month. […].

Bringing Science to ‘Sell By’ Dates

Enterra Insights

You may have watched a History Channel reality show entitled “ Eating History.” ” During each episode, the show’s stars, Old Smokey and Josh Macuga, explore history through old foods that have survived for a long time. In other words, they simply ignore the “sell by” dates found on old products and eat them. To date, they have survived. Everyday normal people also ignore “sell by” dates hoping they won’t get sick or die.

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The Business Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Whether your business provides products or services, your supply chain is at the heart of brand and business success.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How to move IBP from a Tired Old Process to an Executive Decision Factory

Supply Chain Trend

When I was IBP manager at a multi-billion-dollar CPG company about 10 years ago, I remember a marketing director telling me just before the executive IBP meeting; ‘Niels, this feels like going to the dentist every month’. I agreed with him.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

The Changing Landscape of Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Enterra Insights

The introduction of e-commerce inevitably meant consumers would use the digital path to purchase more regularly. In fact, every year the percentage of purchases made online increases. Manufacturers aren’t blind to this trend and some of them have developed direct-to-consumer (DTC/D2C) strategies. DTC strategies allow manufacturers to sell products directly to customers, bypassing third-party retailers, wholesalers, or any other middlemen.

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High velocity supply chains – From Socks to Masks, virtually overnight


One of Adexa’s major clients in apparel industry used Adexa supply chain planning applications in order to change production from hosiery to protective mask manufacturing virtually overnight.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up from 06/26/20-07/02/20

All Things Supply Chain

After pandemic, U.S. senators want review of drug supply chain Republican and Democratic U.S. senators have called for a government analysis of foreign influence in the U.S.

Three Pros and Cons of Selling on Walmart Marketplace


Learn about: What Walmart’s Marketplace has to offer The way Walmart pays its online sellers How Walmart’s Marketplace is different from other online options. Many online sellers wonder whether they should start selling their wares on Walmart Marketplace.

Logistics in the Golden Age of E-Commerce!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Video). Golden Age article and permission to publish here provided by John Howard of

Sustainable Businesses in the Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

When the world shutdown as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many urban areas experienced something they hadn’t seen for years — clean air and clear skies. This turn of events demonstrated how quickly human activity can change the environment in which we live. Experiencing clean air and clear skies had many people wondering why politicians and business leaders were quick to respond to the pandemic but have been slow to counter climate change.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.