Tue.Jul 20, 2021

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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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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FMC to assess whether container lines are abusing market power

The Supply Chain Journal

The Federal Maritime Commission plans to audit nine of the largest container carriers operating in U.S. markets to find out if they are using their market power to overcharge shippers on detention and demurrage fees.

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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.

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.

The warehouse paradox: Looking to remnant spaces

The Supply Chain Journal

As consumers become more willing to open up their wallets and e-commerce continues to surge, acquiring warehouse space near customers is more important than ever. Space is also more expensive than ever.

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Keeping customization in the family — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

Most automakers rely on “just-in-time” manufacturing to optimize production. That model requires precise coordination throughout every link in the global supply chain. And that’s where AIT Worldwide Logistics comes in.

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

2021 Shipper of Choice profile: Walmart

The Supply Chain Journal

The FreightWaves Shipper of Choice award is presented in partnership with ArcBest and recognizes retailers, distributors and manufacturers that are keeping the U.S. economy moving by improving efficiency along the supply chain, providing accessible facilities and fighting driver detention.

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.

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.

Kuehne + Nagel hits Q2 home run amid supply chain uncertainty

The Supply Chain Journal

Kuehne + Nagel, the second-largest logistics provider in the world, on Tuesday said a huge surge in air and ocean shipments propelled earnings to new highs in the second quarter.

Enhance Your Bitcoin Mining Expedition Profit!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Mining! The Backbone of Bitcoin Technology. Bitcoin mining expedition article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols. Bitcoin is only availed by two progressions.

HHS researching ways to expand production of gloves, gowns

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. The news: The Department of Health and Human Services, with assistance from an Air Force team, is researching ways to expand domestic production of nitrile gloves and medical gowns.

Collaborative Shipping Exception Management Brings Parties Together for Efficient Handling


For most shipping managers today, the two most significant challenges involve addressing shipping exceptions and overcoming supply chain disruptions. Identifying, addressing, and overcoming exceptions within the shipping network chain is essential for maintaining effective handling and processing.

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.

3 months after launch, grocery platform JOKR raises $170M

The Supply Chain Journal

Just three months after its global launch, last-mile grocery and retail delivery platform JOKR has raised $170 million in a Series A investment round led by GGV Capital, Balderton Capital and Tiger Global Management.

A Mezzanine Can Offer High Value to Your Business Space!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 5 Ways to Create a More Positive Workplace! Mezzanine article and permission to publish here provided by Nancy Miller. Do you have a business and want to make it a success?

Retail supply chains will always be tested

BluJay Solutions

Retail Biz has published a byline by Regional Director for ANZ, Paul Soong discussing panic buying and viral shopping and its impact on the supply chain. Read the full story here. In The News

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Grant Chapman, President at Kroeger!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “ Seasoned Leadership in Action ” Interview series.

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.

Truck Cargo Theft Is on the Rise: What the Industry Needs to Know


Within the modern supply chain and shipping industry, some challenges and obstacles are expected and anticipated when dealing with digitization and modern cargo management. The instances of freight theft of containers and entire trailers being stolen have gone through the roof in the last year.

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What Benefits Can Costco Suppliers Receive from Retail Specialized Logistics Partnerships?

Zipline Logistics

Working with Costco is an important milestone for a CPG brand. Costco suppliers have access to critical distribution channels and an opportunity to grow brand recognition while increasing their sales footprint.

Report: Push to Improve Sustainability of Supply Chains Continues to Gain Momentum

MIT Supply Chain

The finding, contained in the 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability report , puts companies on notice that they ignore the sustainability of their supply chains at their peril.

Top VCs fund $100M Series B round in headless commerce platform Fabric

The Supply Chain Journal

Headless commerce platform Fabric on Tuesday announced the closing of a $100 million Series B funding round led by Stripes , with additional participation from B Capital Group, Greycroft and existing investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sierra Ventures.

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!

Crowdsourced Delivery & Freight Auditing: How Technology Catches Errors & Provides Data

Intelligent Audit

Utilizing crowdsourced delivery and freight auditing within the logistics industry can generate value for those looking to decrease costs.

Why is Demand Planning important?


In our article What is Demand Planning , we asked ourselves why is Demand Planning important? Prosperous businesses are able to plan for the peaks and valleys in their sales cycles. It enables them to manage current business volumes and plan for future growth.

Different Types of Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chains vary! In this episode, we’re going to talk about how the supply chains differ from each other and why you should be careful in comparing or copying your supply chain with others. Watch this: Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: robyrne@logisticsbureau.com. Phone: +61 417 417 307.

Named and Unnamed Storms and Watching the Horizon


I live on the coast of North Carolina and in my part of the world it is officially hurricane season. Every year from June 1 until November 30 there is a constant watch of the Atlantic Ocean as tropical depressions form and some strengthen into hurricanes. In the early 1950s, the U.S.

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.