Fri.Oct 08, 2021

Do You Play a Role in Innovation?

Enterra Insights

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote William Shakespeare, “and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.”[1]

CPG Companies Must Ditch Spreadsheets and Embrace Technology


CPG companies can collaborate more effectively, get consensus, and make better decisions faster with the right solutions for S&OP success. To say that today’s CPG marketplace has faced some disruption is an understatement, and the pandemic is only one of the elements causing turmoil.


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Retail Recovery: 4 Ways Procurement Can Unlock Savings and Add Value


Retailers have faced a tough year in the last 12-18 months, and while recovery seems to be in progress, they still have some work to do.

Minimising supply chain disruption with advanced analytics

IT Supply Chain

By James Johnston (pictured). Regional VP at Cloudera. The post Minimising supply chain disruption with advanced analytics appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021

Holistically analyze your value chain for a resilient supply chain, even in times of crisis. Discover more about why the CCH® Tagetik Supply Chain Planning solution was named a leader in the Nucleus Research Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021 report.

Drone Disruptors: DroneDek’s mailbox of the future

The Supply Chain Journal

Welcome to this final installment of Drone Disruptors. So far, Modern Shipper has sat down with four CEOs from four of the most dynamic startups in the drone delivery space.

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Flood threat continues on Southeast trucking lanes

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will hit more periods of torrential rain Friday in the Southeast, with additional areas of flash flooding likely. More flood photos from Highway 119 last night.

Cyberattack costs Weir Group £40 million in profits

IT Supply Chain

By Ramses Gallego (pictured). CTO, Micro Focus. The post Cyberattack costs Weir Group £40 million in profits appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

US intermodal rail traffic softens in September on supply chain woes

The Supply Chain Journal

Supply chain congestion continued to dampen U.S. intermodal rail traffic in September, sending overall volumes lower for the month, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Shipping Perfume 101: How to Pack & Ship Perfume


A good perfume can change your mood or take you back into memory lane. An inviting fragrance can be powerful, so it’s no wonder the fragrance industry will be continue to grow and reach over $72 billion by 2023. Perfumes also appeal to a wide audience and markets across the globe.

Transforming Supply Chains for Higher Performance and Resiliency

Today, just 8% of companies have the digital maturity required to achieve resilience and mitigate supply chain disruptions, as per a new HBR Analytic Services - GEP study. What can enterprises do to accelerate digital transformation? Read the full report now to find out!

Inbound containers staying elevated into 2022, congestion limiting ‘larger gains’

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Retail Federation expects imports to the nation’s largest retail container ports to continue at a high clip through at least February. In a Thursday update, the group said its forecasts would have been even higher but congestion, capacity and labor headwinds are limiting throughput.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

A few week ago, I wrote an article about the transformative nature of the plant-based meat supply chain. Over the last few years, Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have been creating meat substitutes that promise to eat “more like meat.”

Lineage completes acquisition of Dutch cold storage company

The Supply Chain Journal

After striking a deal in June, cold storage warehouse operator Lineage Logistics LLC has announced it has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based cold storage company Kloosterboer Group. That adds 8.4 million cubic yards of capacity to Lineage’s current 74.5

Unlocking Opportunity in the Post-Purchase Ecosystem

Supply Chain Brain

Understanding customer expectations, improving their experience and implementing the right reverse logistics systems will increase shopper loyalty and prevent profit-margin erosion

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.

Hot Shots: Beer spill, flash floods, memorial on a truck and more

The Supply Chain Journal

Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so on social media, highlighting images in trucking, transportation and weather. This week features beer lost in a truck rollover, vehicles stuck in Southern floodwaters, a memorial traveling on a big rig and more. Party foul.

Podcast | Suppliers vs. Buyers: Who Holds the Power Today?

Supply Chain Brain

Is there any room for actual collaboration between suppliers and buyers, based on more than just price


Climate coalition calls for Ikea to ‘abandon dirty ships’ by 2030

The Supply Chain Journal

Climate and health coalition Ship It Zero is calling on Ikea to transition to zero-emissions shipping by 2030. The coalition delivered a petition signed by nearly 20,000 shoppers to the company’s Delft, Netherlands, headquarters Thursday, urging Ikea to “abandon dirty ships.”.


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4 Reasons to Break Up With Excel and Move to Digital Supply Chain Planning

Trust your supply chain forecasts: adopt a predictive intelligence platform to outperform your supply chain goals, overcome challenges of spreadsheet-based planning, reduce risks, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.

How do we fix the supply chain mess? — Cyberly

The Supply Chain Journal

You’ve likely heard the reports of a record number of ships off the Port of LA waiting to be unloaded — blaming the “shortage” of drivers and warehouse workers, as well as an explosion of e-commerce orders.

Mexico Joins the World Logistics Passport

Logistics Middle East

Continued expansion in Mexico for the WLP. The post Mexico Joins the World Logistics Passport appeared first on Logistics Middle East. Business mexico World Logistics Passport

On the edge: Edge computing is powering a new generation of delivery visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Consumers have become accustomed to hitting the “buy now” button and having their package delivered straight to their home within a day or two, but few have any idea of the technologies that enable that transaction.

Can We Integrate?


If you’ve worked with application data before, you probably already know: a system is only as good as its data sources. So how do you improve your data sources? Well, the best way to avoid issues integrating is to do the groundwork upfront and decide what success looks like.

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.

Can port congestion be fixed? — Freightonomics

The Supply Chain Journal

nVision Global, is a leading Global Freight Audit, Supply Chain Management Services company offering enterprise-wide supply chain solutions.

Virgin Voyages Aims to Quell Dreaded Cruise Queues – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Virgin Voyages Aims to Quell Dreaded Cruise Queues. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

XPO names CIO Harik to run LTL business

The Supply Chain Journal

XPO Logistics Inc. has named its chief information officer, Mario Harik, to run its LTL division, replacing Tony Brooks, who will retire, the company confirmed late Thursday night.

Great Jobs that don’t require a degree

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Projected Growth Rate. Median Pay. Typical education needed for entry. Wind turbine service technicians. 68.20%. 56,230. Post-secondary non-degree award. Solar photovoltaic installers. 52.10%. 46,470. High school diploma or equivalent. Occupational therapy assistants. 36.10%. 62,940. Associate’s degree. Physical therapist assistants. 35.40%. 59,770. Associate’s degree. Home health and personal care aides. 32.60%. 27,080. High school diploma or equivalent. Massage therapists. 32.20%.

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.