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What Are the Functions to Expect of Transportation Management Systems in Logistics?


Transportation management systems (TMS) have transformed from a desirable perk to a critical necessity for continued growth and success within the supply chain management networks.

DELMIA Communities Week in Review for July 26th

DELMIA Quintiq

Hello and Welcome to the Week in Review! This is the weekly blog post for a one-look overview of what happened in the DELMIA Communities this past week. But there is a lot more than what is below. Visit the communities to see the exchange of information and ideas between members and DELMIA experts.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 24 – 30)

Logistics Viewpoints

The big news in the Olympics this week is that Simone Biles withdrew from the all around gymnastics competition. Biles is the best gymnast the world has seen. She is a four-time gold medalist, reigning world champion, and has four different skills named after her!

Relieving Consumer Pain Points on the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

As Tom Standage ( @tomstandage ), editor of The Economist ‘s ‘ The World in 2021 ‘, reminds us, the digital path to purchase is increasingly becoming the customer journey of choice. He explains, “The adoption of new technological behaviors in response to the pandemic, from video-conferencing to online shopping, means usage has already reached levels that were not expected for many more years.”[1] 1] He adds, “Grannies have discovered online shopping.”

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

It’s refreshing to see government agencies recognising the dangers VPNs bring to a company

IT Supply Chain

By Jason Garbis (pictured). Chief Product Officer at Appgate. The post It’s refreshing to see government agencies recognising the dangers VPNs bring to a company appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Podcast | How to Stop Talking About Resilience — and Do Something About It

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to global supply chains, resilience is the buzzword of 2021. But are companies doing more than talking about it

ONE giant leap — 1,432% profit gain

The Supply Chain Journal

Huge profit gains in ocean shipping have become commonplace this year. But Ocean Network Express’ year-over-year profit increase — 1,432% — is still attention-grabbing. For its fiscal 2021 first quarter, ONE recorded profit of $2.559 billion, a $2.39

Omnichannel Retail: Everything You Need To Know To Succeed


Imagine this scenario: A customer browses sunglasses on your online store but leaves without making a purchase. L ater, while they’re browsing through their Instagram feed, they notice an ad displaying a previously viewed product and a 20% discount off their first purchase.

‘As I See It’ from the Trucking Activist – My trucking summer vacation

The Supply Chain Journal

As you may have noticed, I have taken a 6-week summer vacation from my editorials. Not really a summer vacation, but rather, my June and July client and TCA meeting schedule took over.

Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. These goals are often at odds with one another. How do you find the optimum balance? This guide offers hands-on advice that will help you use network design to achieve successful results.

Age of Agility Podcast: Optimizing the Supply Chain with Martin Weis from McKinsey & Company

Supply Chain Brain

USA Truck reports record revenue in Q2, up 37% year-over-year

The Supply Chain Journal

USA Truck Inc. posted a 37% year-over-year revenue increase to $170 million in the second quarter, a quarterly record, said President and CEO James Reed. The truckload carrier also reported second-quarter net income of $4.2 million, after reporting a loss of $900,000 in the same period a year ago.

Age of Agility Podcast: Reevaluating Supply Chain Priorities with Kayla Mackay

Supply Chain Brain

Truckers owed hundreds of thousands after glass fabricator, affiliates file bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

Several trucking and logistics companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a 101-year-old specialty glass fabricator and its subsidiaries ceased operations and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in mid-July. The managing entity, Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc.,

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Commercial Trucker Training! Sufficient or Not?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Truck Drivers – Unsung Heroes of the Supply Chain! Infographic). Commercial trucker training article and permission to publish here provided by Susan Melony.

The XPO-GXO spinoff saga: `See you at the crossroads’

The Supply Chain Journal

Brad Jacobs hasn’t been denied much during what has been one of the most accomplished business careers of the past 40 years. What Jacobs has wanted, he’s taken, judging by his founding of five billion-dollar businesses, three of which became very successful publicly traded companies.

Vanguard Voice – Issue 107

Vanguard Software

The Latest Supply Chain News. The Wall Street Journal – Supply-Chain Woes Come to School Cafeterias.

Soaring high-tech equipment volumes evidence for sustained digital transformation

The Supply Chain Journal

Volumes for high-tech office equipment continue to soar. Bill Fallon, EVP of client solutions at AIT Worldwide Logistics, reported that his high-tech Fortune 500 clients see this growth as an outcome of continued investment in the equipment necessary for digital transformation. .

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Episode 130 - SCU30: Supply Chain under 30 with FreightPlus Marketing Intern Lucy Smith

Freight Plus

#SCU30 is where we talk with professionals under the age of thirty currently working the supply chain. In this episode of #ConsultingLogistics, we sit down with Lucy Smith, rising Junior and collegiate athlete at Bryant University.

Drilling Deep: It’s time for the big spinoff at XPO

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s been a long time coming, but the market is on the verge of XPO (NYSE: XPO) spinning off its contract logistics business into GXO.

Probabilistic vs. Deterministic Order Planning

The Smart Software

Consider the problem of replenishing inventory. To be specific, suppose the inventory item in question is a spare part. Both you and your supplier will want some sense of how much you will be ordering and when. And your ERP system may be insisting that you let it in on the secret too.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

For an industry that keeps the world moving, you don’t often hear about the fascinating aspects of freight and logistics. Most people hear “freight” and think "snooze"—but not us! At FreightCenter, we see freight as fun and want you to think the same.

3 more states waive targeted hours-of-service rules for 30 days

The Supply Chain Journal

Three additional states have implemented 30-day waivers of the federal hours-of-service rules, citing tight supplies of drivers as a reason.

Lighthouse Electric - Digital Transformation for the Construction Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Northern California wildfires damage BNSF’s rail infrastructure

The Supply Chain Journal

Multiple wildfires in Northern California have caused “significant damage” to BNSF ’s rail infrastructure in the area, and the threat isn’t over yet. BNSF ( NYSE: BRK.B ) suspended rail operations between Stockton, California, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, because of wildfires in the region.

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.