Thu.May 13, 2021

Switching TMS Providers: How to Know When the Time Is Right


Transportation management systems (TMS) are an integral part of the supply chain industry. But just like a laptop or desktop, vendors should update their TMS platforms regularly.

Don’t Forecast Demand, Model Your Demand


Demand modeling is different from demand forecasting. Simply put, it doesn’t forecast demand, it models demand. Forecasting typically starts with a time series of data—usually presented as a bar chart displaying demand by month or by week.


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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.

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.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

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.

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How to Prepare for the Next Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

Recent supply chain disruptions exposed many gaps in the global trading system and geopolitical forecasting, while underscoring dangerous and expensive weaknesses in supply chain management

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces. The list is the result of a wide-ranging measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether their teams are operating in person or remotely.

3 Ways to Haul Smarter through Carrier Technology

CH Robinson Logistics

As businesses grow, they often evolve. And in a world where carriers are more critical than ever—thanks in part to ecommerce and heavier demand—that evolution means the use of more advanced carrier technology. Carriers and drivers often experience the pain of early mornings and late nights.

Amazon to hire 75K workers for North American logistics, fulfillment

The Supply Chain Journal Inc. NASDAQ:AMZN) said Thursday that it will hire 75,000 logistics and fulfillment workers in North America at an average starting wage of $17 an hour.

Find Out How to Optimize Your SAP IBP Implementation

In today’s environment of unrelenting change, the supply chain planning systems and technology you choose, and how well you deploy them, are essential. SAP IBP is a great solution. But you need to assure your implementation is optimal and transforming the business.

Viable Restaurant Strategies for Handling the Third-Party Paradox

IT Supply Chain

By Bruno Guicardi (pictured). Co-founder & President, digital consultancy CI&T. The post Viable Restaurant Strategies for Handling the Third-Party Paradox appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Norfolk Southern closes $500 million green bond offering

The Supply Chain Journal

As companies struggle to find the capital needed to pursue and achieve their environmental targets, Norfolk Southern Corp. NYSE: NSC ) on Wednesday closed a $500 million green bond offering.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 05/07/2021 – 05/13/2021

All Things Supply Chain

Fears of gas price surge after cyberattack shuts U.S. Colonial Pipeline The largest gasoline pipeline in the U.S.

US greenlights fuel transport by foreign ships

The Supply Chain Journal

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived the Jones Act to allow a foreign shipping company to move domestic fuel supplies to help shore up fuel supplies on the U.S. East Coast. “In

Flex LtD Empowers Customers to Optimize their Businesses

Many companies are being forced to retire their former supply chain solutions to meet demand. For a worldwide company like Flex Ltd, accepting change and using a new supply chain orchestration platform opened the door to success.

Best Android Apps for Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Android App Automation Testing Tools! GET our EBOOK HERE. Best Android apps article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Commodity price spikes slow logistics warehousing activity but don’t stop it

The Supply Chain Journal

If first-quarter data points are any indication, the U.S. industrial real estate market has moved beyond the “firing on all cylinders” stage to another white-hot plateau. Tenants and lessees occupied 109.1

Five Critical Skills for the Supply Chain Workforce of the Future

IT Supply Chain

By Bill Denbigh (pictured). Director of Product Marketing Logistics, TECSYS. The post Five Critical Skills for the Supply Chain Workforce of the Future appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Getting vaccines to hard-to-reach patients — Medically Necessary

The Supply Chain Journal

This podcast is brought to you by Ryder, the only fully integrated logistics & transportation provider in the industry. Ryder’s solutions cover the entire supply chain including warehousing, transportation logistics, e-commerce fulfillment, & last mile.

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!

Record volumes at the Port of Wilmington NC

Kanban Logistics

Port volumes across the U.S. are shattering records and the Port of Wilmington NC is no exception. After a COVID-related slowdown in early 2020, volumes at the Port have continued to climb.

Norfolk Southern closes $500 million green bond offering

The Supply Chain Journal

As companies struggle to find the capital needed to pursue and achieve their environmental targets, Norfolk Southern Corp. NYSE: NSC ) on Wednesday closed a $500 million green bond offering.

4 Steps to Build the Business Case for Transportation Auditing

Intelligent Audit

Building the business case for transportation auditing might be the most important thing a company can do in today’s supply chain.

40 years in the making, Optimal Dynamics takes ‘high-dimensional AI’ mainstream

The Supply Chain Journal

Forty years hardly makes a startup, but that’s exactly what Optimal Dynamics is.

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.

Colonial Pays $5 Million, Restarts Pipeline With Supply Chain Far From Normal

Supply Chain Brain

The largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. restarted its entire system after a cyberattack nearly a week ago, but said it will take time for the supply chain to return to normal

How maritime shipping law works and the curious case of Kim Kardashian — FWI

The Supply Chain Journal

On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Lauren Beagen, a Roger Williams University School of Law adjunct professor. They’re talking about how the world of maritime law works.

Bayer Crop Science’s Next Wave of Logistics and Distribution Transformation


During Blue Yonder ICON 2021, I had the pleasure to speak with Johnny Ivanyi , the Global Head of Distribution Excellence of Bayer Crop Science, and Kishore Yarlagadda , Global Distribution Deployment Lead of Bayer Crop Science, for the session “Next Wave of Logistics and Distribution Transformation.”

COVID-19 has mixed effects on financial results for health care distributors

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from the May 6, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. The results: The three major health care distributors for the U.S. reported big declines in profits during the first quarter of 2021 compared to the previous year.

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.