Fri.May 14, 2021

The ‘New Normal; What Is It, Do We Need It and Should We Want It?

EV Cargo Technology

Yes everyone, it is another article about Covid-19. However, hopefully this article is a bit different. There will be no ‘woe is us’ generalisations and metaphorical wringing of hands here, the purpose is to look at the route that we have taken and whether we should continue down it unchecked.

US rail volumes back off from recent highs

The Supply Chain Journal

rail volumes last week slipped from the prior week, although they’re up by double-digit percentage points year-over-year, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Weekly U.S. rail traffic was 523,309 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending last Saturday, down 3.2%

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The New Age of Online Commerce

Enterra Insights

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ecommerce is well documented. In the United Kingdom, reports Fiona Briggs, Editor of Retail Times , “Online sales in the retail sector saw five years of growth in just 12 months in 2020 as restriction and lockdowns shifted consumer spending to online, and away from physical stores. Online sales accounted for 19% of retail spending in 2019, compared to 28% in 2020.”[1]

Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40

The Supply Chain Journal

The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near Memphis Friday morning. The shutdown of a part of the waterway had disrupted shipments of corn, soybeans and other commodities, causing a backlog of more than 1,000 barges.

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.

Insights I Gained About Overcoming Barriers to Digitizing Fulfilment Processes

IT Supply Chain

By Martin Verwijmeren (pictured). CEO & Co-Founder of MPO. The post Insights I Gained About Overcoming Barriers to Digitizing Fulfilment Processes appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Criminal Record Screening in the Workplace

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Characteristics of a Barrier Busting Culture! Criminal record screening article and permission to publish here provided by Sean Wen.

Red-hot renewable diesel encouraging producers to buy into upstream supply chains

The Supply Chain Journal

It was the sort of deal that is a shocker because it goes completely against the trend in the oil business. The transaction in question was the recent announcement by Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) that it was going to “reverse integrate” its renewable diesel operations.

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Utilizing eBenchmark™ to Drive Supply Chain Cost Optimization

LevaData

Recognizing and capitalizing on savings opportunities is always important for organizations looking to safeguard their supply chains.

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Provenance

Provenance is using tech to power the transparency movement – helping brands bring their supply chain and the social and environmental impact behind products to shoppers.

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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.

The Importance of Measuring Scope 3 Supply Chain Emissions & How to Get Started

SupplyShift

The world has reached a crucial point in its effort to combat the climate crisis. Right now, businesses have a huge role to play in limiting the increase in average global temperature to below 1.5C—as

The need to know

EFT

The need to know from Reuters’ global network of journalists. Pandemic propels makeover at shipping giant Maersk.

How a 3PL Can Improve Your Customer Experience | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

A reputable 3PL will provide the supply chain visibility, technology, and excellent customer service needed to exceed your customers’ expectations

Why cloud computing will support more resilient and responsive supply chains

EFT

If it wasn’t clear prior to 2020, it certainly is now: Supply chain risk needs to be better managed and cloud computing will be a critical tool underpinning this drive.

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.

‘New Normal’ Consequences: Soaring Container Shipping Rates

BlueYonder

Just a couple of months out from the Suez Canal blockage, companies are still trying to get a handle on reacting to the aftermath while bracing for further impact. The temporary logjam created a domino effect of disruptions, battering an already strained supply chain.

DELMIA Communities Week in Review for May 10

DELMIA Quintiq

Hello and Welcome to the Week in Review! This is the weekly blog post for a one-look overview of what happened in the DELMIA Communities this past week. But there is a lot more than what is below. Visit the communities to see the exchange of information and ideas between members and DELMIA experts.

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All About Bitcoin Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Quick Overview of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology! Infographic). All about Bitcoin technology article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending May 14, 2021

Supply Chain Digest

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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!

This Week in Logistics News (May 8 – 14)

Logistics Viewpoints

Today, May 14, marks 221 years since the 6 th United States Congress recessed. It met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, PA and in Washington, DC from March 4, 1799, to March 4, 1801, during the last two years of John Adams’ presidency.

Driving supplier innovation, spend reduction and greater agility with Ivalua: Lessons from Rolls Royce

ivalua

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FreightWaves Classics: The Atlantic Coast Line was one of several strong Southern railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

In 1920, the U.S. railroad network was still near its peak. There were over 250,000 miles of track being used by over 1,000 railroads. Over 1.5 million men and women were employed in the industry. By 2020, the number of railroads in the U.S. was down to about 700.

EBA Compliance – CPO Breakfast Session powered by Procurious

ivalua

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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.

US maritime group fears waiver abuse by fuel shippers

The Supply Chain Journal

A group representing U.S. domestic maritime interests has warned the Biden administration that the Jones Act waivers issued by the government to address fuel shortages could be used by shippers to make money off the crisis.

Danske Bank x Ivalua – Meeting the Multiple Outsourcing, PRA Compliance Obligations in Financial Services – How can Technology Help?

ivalua

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Schneider targets 60% drop in CO2 emissions per mile by 2035

The Supply Chain Journal

Schneider National ( NYSE: SNDR ) is driving toward a 7.5% reduction of CO2 emissions per mile by 2025 and a 60% reduction of CO2 emissions per mile by 2035. .

KPMG Benelux x Ivalua – How to be EBA compliant ? Turning ideas into actions

ivalua

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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.