Fri.Sep 10, 2021

How To Optimize Material Flow Across Your Supply Chain With AI


Artificial Intelligence (AI) was the forerunner in the information revolution. The ultimate aim of AI was to come close to human-level intelligence. But today, AI has surpassed human intelligence in many aspects.

Container boom continued in August for South Carolina ports

The Supply Chain Journal

Container volumes didn’t back down in August, with volumes 12% higher at the Port of Charleston than they were a year ago, the South Carolina Ports Authority said Thursday. At the Port of Charleston’s three terminals — the Wando Welch Terminal, the North Charleston Terminal and the Hugh K.


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It’s time for supply chain leaders to gear up, build resiliency & rethink their supply chain management

IT Supply Chain

By Neil Murphy (pictured). Global VP at ABBYY. The post It’s time for supply chain leaders to gear up, build resiliency & rethink their supply chain management appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

What external freight makes sense for Amazon’s network?

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Thursday’s (9/9) Point of Sale retail supply chain newsletter sponsored by ArcBest. During peak holiday season 2013, Amazon ran into major roadblocks.

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.

How to Boost Your E-Commerce Business!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. ECommerce SEO : How Online Stores Can Drive Organic Traffic! Boost your E-Commerce business article and permission to publish here provided by Zaklina at Click Intelligence.

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Why Accounting Visibility Promotes Back Office Savings


Accounting visibility is a term that can get thrown around a lot when it comes to logistics service providers. Within the modern-day shipping network and supply chain, one area that becomes overlooked is the back-office processes that take place daily.

Undervalued broker Echo punches out at a premium

The Supply Chain Journal

Freight brokerage Echo Global Logistics announced Friday that it would be taken private by middle-market private equity shop The Jordan Co. TJC) in a deal valued at $1.3 billion.

Digitalisation: Driving Innovation in the R&D of Reliable Ink Formulations

IT Supply Chain

By Josie Harries (pictured). Group Programme Director, Domino Printing Sciences. The post Digitalisation: Driving Innovation in the R&D of Reliable Ink Formulations appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Echo Global being acquired by private equity firm Jordan Co.

The Supply Chain Journal

It looks like Wall Street was undervaluing Echo Global Logistics. In a deal announced Friday morning, the private equity firm Jordan Co., which has 3PL experience in an earlier ownership of GlobalTranz, said it was acquiring Echo for $48.25 per share.

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.

Short-Circuiting the Global Semiconductor Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

How can we reengineer the chip supply chain to ensure the right inventory gets to the right place at the right time

China ports bracing for Super Typhoon Chanthu

The Supply Chain Journal

Two of China’s main ports are preparing for the arrival of Typhoon Chanthu, which dumped heavy rain in the northern Philippines Thursday night and Friday. The powerful storm is headed toward Taiwan and the mainland China coast. Related: Oh no, not Ningbo! COVID case shuts down container terminal.

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Understanding ERP Modules and Their Business Benefits


Gone are those days when growing companies used to manage their data on spreadsheets. Modern businesses rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to help them collect and organize financial and operational data in a shared database to promote efficiency, as they scale.

E-commerce influence in health care — Medically Necessary

The Supply Chain Journal

E-commerce has made retail shopping as easy as clicking a button, and telehealth has already brought some of those conveniences to health care. Now, companies are trying to figure out how to use the tools of e-commerce to improve the health care supply chain.

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.

Why Ecommerce Warehouse Inspections Are Necessary and Best Practices to Follow


Looking to manage a warehouse? Here are some questions to consider: What will I do to keep my employees safe? How will I ensure security of my inventory? How can I make the most of the space to enable productivity? Without inventory, you can’t make a sale.

Hurricane Larry making waves in Atlantic shipping lanes

The Supply Chain Journal

Hurricane Larry, which was a mere tropical depression off the western Africa coast 10 days ago, passed to the east of Bermuda Thursday. It produced winds of at least 40 mph in some areas of the island — the low end of the tropical storm force wind range — as well as choppy waters and high surf.

How Suppliers Demonstrate Best Practices to Buyers


According to Gartner’s Future of Supply Chain: Crisis Shapes the Profession report, 77% of companies say that they’re investing in deeper and more collaborative supplier relationships to build resilience.

Drilling Deep: ‘Final milers’ get together in Philly

The Supply Chain Journal

Of all the tough parts of the supply chain, getting products into a person’s home is the most challenging. That mission brought together hundreds of attendees to an exhibition in Philadelphia recently.

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.

How Remote Assessments Can Reduce Audit Costs


Audits prove to be a heavy lift for many companies. Time is retracted from core operations due to suppliers juggling the task of repeatedly participating in them, which is a dragged-out process for all involved. Not to mention the cost.

Supply chain congestion weighs on US rail intermodal volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

Issues weighing on the supply chain — labor and chassis shortages and congestion — are contributing toward a downward trend for U.S. intermodal volumes. Weekly U.S. intermodal traffic was down 7.3%

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Sept. 10, 2021

Supply Chain Digest

US Truck Rates Heading Still Higher. GDP Forecast Revised Down. Younger Truck Driver Pilot Coming. Big Fine in Kraft Heinz Procurement Scandal

How to Overcome Challenges of Channel Management in 2021


Back in the day, distributors were the hero in streamlining operations between the manufacturers and customers. While the distributors’ smooth flow of goods, in 2021, things are different.

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.

Remembering 9/11

Enterra Insights

For those of us old enough to remember the events of 11 September 2001, it’s hard to imagine that a score of years has passed since the tragic events of that day.

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Supply Chain News on Walmart and Amazon by the Numbers 2021 Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

More Analysis from Our Annual Review of the Two Most Important Retailers in the World

It’s Time to Celebrate the Unsung Heroes of the Freight & Logistics Industries


Happy National Trucking Week / National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2021! The National Trucking Week in Canada ends tomorrow, September 11, and the following day begins the National Truck Driver Appreciation week in the USA.

This Week in Logistics News (September 4 – 10)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s hard to believe it has been twenty years since the terrorist attacks on the US. In some ways it seems so long ago as so much has changed in the world. And in other ways, it feels like it was just yesterday.

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.