Mon.Jul 26, 2021

Supply Chains and the Circular Economy, Part 1

Enterra Insights

As the world struggles to emerge from the Covid crisis, worries about inflation are growing. As the staff at Investopedia explains, “Cost-push inflation occurs when prices increase due to increases in production costs, such as raw materials and wages. The demand for goods is unchanged while the supply of goods declines due to the higher costs of production. As a result, the added costs of production are passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices for the finished goods.”[1]

DRS is Coming soon – Eleven Considerations for FMCG Companies

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Increasingly in my discussions with clients, the subject of single use plastic packaging comes up. Route to Market Michael Thompson Supply Chain DRS


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Human Resource Planning for Procurement, Contract Management, and Supply Chain Management


I spoke today on the subject of Strategic Human Capital, and the importance of developing human resource planning for supply chains with Dan Finkenstadt at the NCMA World Congress.

5 Universal Professional Certifications!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing? Professional certifications article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Summers.

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.

Rail Roundup: Tech tools to locate railcars, forecast port volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

Efforts to improve supply chain visibility are ongoing among freight transportation stakeholders. Here are two initiatives announced in July: Nexxiot and TransRail Innovation Group to roll out railcar locator technology in North America.

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Inside story on Uber Freight’s $2.25B acquisition of Transplace

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking to Uber Freight’s Bill Driegert about the inside story on the blockbuster $2.25B acquisition of Transplace. Refraction AI’s Luke Schneider tells us how his robots plan to take over last mile delivery.

Special Bitcoin Considerations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. How to Become a Professional Bitcoin Trader! Special Bitcoin considerations article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Typhoon In-Fa slows air, ocean exports from China

The Supply Chain Journal

Typhoon In-Fa made landfall over the weekend in eastern China, with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds impacting freight exports in several major ports and airports.

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TSMC Mulls German, Japan Chip Plants to Diversify Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

In both cases for potential international expansion, the world’s biggest chipmaker will look to share the cost, whether with customers or government authorities eager to bring its business within their borders

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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.

Mobile terminal touts import access to coveted Midwest destinations

The Supply Chain Journal

APM Terminals Mobile in Alabama is putting a spotlight on its freight rail capacity to handle imported goods from the Gulf Coast to Chicago and other popular Midwestern destinations.

What Constitutes ‘Critical’ Software in Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity?

Supply Chain Brain

At the direction of President Biden, the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently issued an updated definition of what constitutes “critical” software components that are commonly found within supply chains.

JAXPORT’s container and vehicle volumes ‘strong’ fiscal year-to-date

The Supply Chain Journal

Container and vehicle volumes at the port in Jacksonville, Florida, have been “strong” fiscal year-to-date, with vehicle volumes nearing pre-pandemic levels.

Why Practitioners Should Embrace Supply Chain Complexity When Planning

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Planning is often imagined as a static process: Strategize in advance, then act on your objective. But a static approach only works in a static environment. Today’s global market and playing field is rich, complex, disruptive, and continuously evolving.

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.

Port of Corpus Christi reports record tonnage for LNG, agricultural goods

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Corpus Christi logged record results during the first six months of the year, reporting it moved more than 80 million tons of cargo.

SaaS in Manufacturing: How It’s Changing the Industry

USC Consulting Group

Thanks to cloud and edge computing, SaaS — software as a service — has become a highly transformative technology in both manufacturing and the supply chain. It makes software systems and various technologies accessible to a wide range of operations, big or small.

Bed Bath & Beyond’s supply chain transformation accelerates with Ryder deal

The Supply Chain Journal

The transformation of the Bed Bath & Beyond ( NASDAQ: BBBY ) supply chain is taking the next step with an agreement with Ryder System ( NYSE: R ) announced Monday.

Self-Optimizing Algorithms for Demand Planning


Self-Optimizing Algorithm for Demand Planning and Inventory Optimization. Inventory is just an accumulation of costs, until it gets sold and moved out to a customer. So, the basic issue is how to make inventory move or as they say “turn.”

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.

Port of Savannah sets another record, but growth seen slowing

The Supply Chain Journal

After reporting another record fiscal year of volume growth, the Port of Savannah’s near-term encore is likely to be somewhat muted.

Nulogy software helps global contract packers and manufacturers meet sustainability goals

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Nulogy, provider of agile supply chain solutions, has been praised by a growing number of global contract packers and manufacturers for the sustainability benefits its software is delivering

Transportation Impact celebrates name change

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation Impact announced the launch of a new corporate brand identity Monday, unveiling a new name, logo, domain name, and tagline.

Interos raises $100 million to protect supply chains from physical and cyber disruption, child labour and other ESG issues

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Interos, the supply chain risk management and operational resilience technology company, has announced Series C financing of $100 million led by NightDragon

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.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Jacksonville is building for the future

The Supply Chain Journal

Compared to most ports in the United States – particularly the ports along the Eastern Seaboard – the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is a relatively new entity. It was created by a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1963 to develop, maintain and market Jacksonville’s port facilities.

10 Ways How COVID is changing Warehousing & Distribution Forever


COVID has grabbed headlines around the world in recent years. One of the biggest questions arises is how this pandemic situation is changing warehousing and distribution.

Experience SAP IBP with Supply Chain Gamification


Kunal Waghmare, Practice Director, SAP Planning. For ages, human beings have learned, understood and appreciated new concepts and tools using three primary methods, largely depending on the context and our stage in life. As children, one of the ways we learned was by listening to sound.

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Select Energy Services Invests in an AI-Powered Driver Safety Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Select Energy Services’ Fluids Handling Group Operates as Tidal Logistics. Select Energy Services, a leading provider of water and chemical solutions, has a fleet of roughly 2,000 trucks nationwide.

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.