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When the cloud becomes physical again

IT Supply Chain

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Data Duplication is a Threat!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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This Week in Logistics News (March 27 – April 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

Spring brings about a plethora of annual traditions. For example, yesterday was Major League Baseball’s opening day, which turned into a rainout for my hometown Red Sox. Another yearly tradition is the emergence of annual cicadas, which are found in every US state.

The Ever Given Continues to Impact Supply Chains Despite Being Freed from the Suez Canal


The world received exciting news this week as a 220,200-ton cargo ship named the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal after being stuck for six days. The Suez Canal is one of the most important trade arteries in the world. It connects Asia to Europe and the U.S. East Coast.

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Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Q1 2021 is in the books. The pandemic is still with us, but we have vaccines and toilet paper, so an improvement from last year. Onward and upward we go! Unless you’re a cargo ship, anchored and waiting.) —- Suez Canal Opens, but Shipping Will Be Snarled for Months (WSJ – sub.

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Cloud Telephony! How to Set up a Small Business Phone System!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Cloud telephony article and permission to publish here provided by Marlene Coleman. So, you’ve finally started a business and can’t wait for things to fall in place.

o9 Solutions signs a partnership agreement with PwC

o9 Solutions

o9 Solutions signs a partnership agreement with PwC to expand its business and deploy innovative new digital supply chain management solutions.

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What Are the Top Supply Chain Management Jobs

The Supply Chain Journal

There are many critical roles when it comes to the variety of different jobs in the supply chain. To better understand how the supply chain works, it’s essential to be aware of the central jobs that empower it, not necessarily managers as a level within the company, and how they function.

The need to know


The need to know from Reuters’ global network of journalists. Ship backlogs from Suez chaos could take months to clear, container lines say.

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.

What Manufacturing Supply Chains Should Expect in 2021

Vanguard Software

Manufacturing supply chains took a hit in 2020 due to COVID-19. We expect to see four trends in 2021 as manufacturers adjust to these new realities. Supply Chain Advanced Analytics

DELMIA Communities Week in Review

DELMIA Quintiq

Hello and Welcome to the Week in Review! This is the weekly blog post that will give a one-look overview of what happened in the DELMIA Communities this past week. But there is a lot more than what you will see below.

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What Manufacturing Supply Chains Should Expect in 2021 

Vanguard Software

Throughout 2020, manufacturing supply chains took a hit because of constraints around the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020, year-over-year output dropped nearly 20%. Since then, there has been a dramatic recovery, although November 2020 figures are still 3.7% lower than those from November 2019.

Research Quality vs. Research Quantity

SCM Research

I recently read on LinkedIn how a department head bragged about how many papers his team published in highly ranked journals over the past year. This mentality has to stop because it does not lead to more, but to less quality. In fact, quantity competes with quality.

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.

Shaman’s Journal 2020

Supply Chain Insights

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Bored? Drunk? Ignorant? Be Creative!

Enterra Insights

The pandemic ushered in a season of remote work and isolation. For some people it’s been very trying. Many people have become bored. It even drove some people to drink more. NPR correspondent Brian Mann ( @BrianMannADK ) reports, “While many bars and clubs faced new restrictions for dine-in customers, a lot of Americans still found ways to have a drink or two with friends. Quarantine cocktail parties became a new thing online.

Shaman’s Journal 2021

Supply Chain Insights

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9 Successful Ecommerce Sites Using Shopify Plus


Many of the fastest growing direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands use Shopify Plus as their ecommerce platform, often upgrading from a Shopify store.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Shaman’s Journal 2019

Supply Chain Insights

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Tales of a Category Captain


Prior to becoming a Sales Engineer at Crisp, I was a Category Manager at Schwan's and a Vendor Performance Manager at Target, where I gained a valuable perspective on the role of category management in helping both brands and retailers succeed.

Shaman’s Journal 2018

Supply Chain Insights

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Podcast | How Can We Achieve ‘Transportation Justice’?

Supply Chain Brain

For all the attention that we pay to the movement of goods from origin to destination, do we ever give thought to the communities that lie in their path

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.

Shaman’s Journal 2017

Supply Chain Insights

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Trust and Moving to the Cloud


The Coronavirus pandemic caused people to take notice of what technology could do. The IDC has reported that over 65% of companies have accelerated digital initiatives. Recently, surveys have indicated that companies are optimistic about growth in 2021 and going forward.

Shaman’s Journal 2016

Supply Chain Insights

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Manifest Opens Registration for January Event in Las Vegas

Supply Chain Brain

Registration is officially open for Manifest, scheduled to take place January 25 – 27, 2022, at the Paris Las Vegas

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.