Wed.May 12, 2021

Artificial Intelligence Performs Important Roles in Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

The blossoming “experience economy” suffered a major disruption due to the COVID-19 crisis. Amusement parks closed, theaters were shuttered, and travel was curtailed. At the same time, remote work flourished and isolation became the norm.

5 Ways a 3PL Provider Can Transform Your Supply Chain


It’s easy to overlook the role that 3PL providers play in the overall global economy and, at the same time, enable your business to operate and compete. That was never more clear than during the past 14 months of the pandemic as goods continued moving to the right place at the right time.

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Study Shows 74 Percent of Digital Supply Chain Planning Transformations Influenced by COVID


New global survey finds that companies executing digital planning transformations are better managing COVID-related demand and supplier uncertainty.

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Have you Explored the Business Implications of Import Bans?


On January 13, 2021 the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expanded the blanket Withhold Release Order (WRO) initially issued on December 2, 2020 and will detain all shipments containing cotton, cotton products and tomato products originating from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Sourcing Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all of the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

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A Data Journey: Making Improvements in Transportation Management


Leveraging the power of data is critical to enabling more effective management of any workflow. While this is true across an entire organization, substantive improvements in transportation management presents some unique but ultimately rewarding challenges.

Mays Chemical selects Red TMS, saves $100,000 in transportation costs

The Supply Chain Journal

Several years ago, Mays Chemical, a midsized national distributor of food chemicals and raw materials, found itself at an increasingly common crossroads.

Tools of the Trade: How to Compare / Combine Diverse Time Series – “Normalizing”


A reoccurring challenge in comparing and combining diverse time series in demand forecasting is the “scale” – as it is in combining metrics. Rescaling is a powerful but simple method to help with this issue enabling demand planners to focus on similarities of shape.

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CSX reaches agreement to acquire Quality Carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX Corp. NASDAQ:CSX ) announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Quality Distribution to acquire bulk liquid chemicals transportation provider Quality Carriers Inc. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. .

Find Out How to Optimize Your SAP IBP Implementation

In today’s environment of unrelenting change, the supply chain planning systems and technology you choose, and how well you deploy them, are essential. SAP IBP is a great solution. But you need to assure your implementation is optimal and transforming the business.

IIoT and the eco-friendly supply chain

All Things Supply Chain

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News Alert: Colonial Pipeline announces restart; operations coming back Wednesday

The Supply Chain Journal

The Colonial Pipeline said Wednesday it is resuming full operations but may take several days to get back to normal. The restart began at 5 p.m. Wednesday, it said, a little more than five full days after the company first announced it was the target of a cyberattack and was shutting down.

[Quiz]: How Agile is Your Supply Chain?

Blue Ridge

There are 7 wrong turns that lead to inventory supply chain (mis)management. Are you making one or more of them? These wrong turns often create unnecessary risk and lag in how the company responds to supply chain disruption. Often, the consequence amounts to millions of dollars per year.

April freight trends jump, 2021 to be ‘extraordinarily strong year’

The Supply Chain Journal

Shipments and expenditures surged again in April, according to data released by Cass Information Systems ( NASDAQ: CASS ) on Wednesday. The Cass Freight Index returned a 27.6% year-over-year increase in shipments with the expenditures component of the index jumping 45.1%.

Flex LtD Empowers Customers to Optimize their Businesses

Many companies are being forced to retire their former supply chain solutions to meet demand. For a worldwide company like Flex Ltd, accepting change and using a new supply chain orchestration platform opened the door to success.

Will the Giant Containerships Cause More Supply Chain Disruptions?

Supply Chain Brain

The blockage of the Suez Canal by the Evergreen Line containership Ever Given sent a dire warning to global supply chains. As they outgrow transportation infrastructure, modern-day mega-vessels threaten to cause further disruptions to the flow of cargo

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Port of Charleston cargo volume up nearly 28% year-over-year

The Supply Chain Journal

South Carolina Ports reported a record April for cargo handled at the Port of Charleston. The South Carolina Ports Authority said it moved 225,137 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) across the Wando Welch, North Charleston and Hugh K. Leatherman terminals, a 27.8% year-over-year increase.

Fitting Five Years of Digital Development into 18 Months

IT Supply Chain

By Eddie Storan (pictured). Head of Global Service, Domino Printing Sciences (Domino). The post Fitting Five Years of Digital Development into 18 Months appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Is gas the new toilet paper? — WTT

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are wondering if they’ll be able to fill their tanks by the end of the week. Just how bad are the impacts of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and are shortages self-inflicted?

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

The New Age of Negotiation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! New age of negotiation article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Jenks at We negotiate on a daily basis.

Perfectly executed routing guides fail 100% of the time

The Supply Chain Journal

By Omar Singh, president and founder, Surge Transportation. The most well-designed routing guides are going to fail.

Australian tech companies react to the 2021 Budget

BluJay Solutions

Flood threat keeps trucking across South

The Supply Chain Journal

A bit of rain falling today along the MS Gulf Coast (Vancleave, MS) How's the weather where you live today? Permission: Jeremy Stevens | @Jerm_Stevens @WeatherBug – Download the app today!

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.

Cost and convenience are enemies for sustainable supply chains

BluJay Solutions

“Sustainable supply chains are locked in a war between the cost of implementing them, and the convenience demanded by consumers.

Hyliion still shows no sales even as hybrid truck deliveries grow

The Supply Chain Journal

Hybrid driverline developer Hyliion Holdings ( NYSE: HYLN ) used its Q1 earnings call with analysts Wednesday to talk about everything but financials.

UK minister Raab wakes up to aggressive cyber-attacks targeting British education sector

IT Supply Chain

By Bill Conner (pictured). CEO, SonicWall. The post UK minister Raab wakes up to aggressive cyber-attacks targeting British education sector appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

FreightWaves Classics: Otay Mesa Land Port is third-busiest on U.S.-Mexico border

The Supply Chain Journal

According to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), “A Land Port Of Entry [LPOE] is a facility that provides controlled entry into or departure from the United States for persons or materials.” Each LPOE “houses the U.S.

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.