Thu.Jun 17, 2021

10 Must Have Pillars for Successful FMCG Distributor Partnerships

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I recently started a blog series on indirect distribution by sharing our step-by-step approach to drive and develop distributor performance. We call this the Distributor Partner (DP) Development Programme.

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For Distributors, Mitigating Supply Uncertainty Begins with a Better Forecast

ToolsGroup

Distribution industry supply chains have always been squeezed between manufacturers and their customers; facing increased competitive threats, escalating SKU counts, and expanding ecommerce. Today distributors are navigating increasingly unpredictable supplier lead times and availability.

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Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace

The Logistics of Logistics

Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace. Max Versace and Joe Lynch talk about transforming the supply chain using AI. Max focuses on making AI more useful in real-world applications, especially in the manufacturing supply chain and industrial industry. About Max Versace.

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Editor’s Choice: What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from GlobalTranz and explores white glove services in transportation management.

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.

Becoming (and staying) a shipper of choice in a volatile market

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity levels are strained and reaching all-time historical tightness. Today, carriers are in high demand and have more choices on which organizations to work with than ever before.

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Five strengths & five flaws in the EU’s new Import One-Stop Shop

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. pictured). ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research. The post Five strengths & five flaws in the EU’s new Import One-Stop Shop appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

New tech solutions aim to improve patient experience — Medically Necessary

The Supply Chain Journal

This show is brought to you by Ryder, the only fully integrated logistics & transportation provider in the industry. Ryder’s solutions cover the entire supply chain including warehousing, transportation logistics, e-commerce fulfillment, & last mile.

Actionize Your Insights With Supply Risk Navigator™

LevaData

It’s no secret that today’s climate is unpredictable, ever-changing, and, at times, volatile. With so much upheaval and uncertainty, it’s crucial to know the supply chain risks you’re up against. The problem is, too many organizations stop there.

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8VC files for two new funds, intends to raise over $1B

The Supply Chain Journal

Austin, Texas-based 8VC, a venture firm within the logistics industry, has submitted filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for two new venture capital funds this week. The funds, 8VC Opportunities Fund II L.P. and 8VC Fund IV L.P.,

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

How to Set Corporate Goals for Supply Chain ESG

SupplyShift

ESG takes top priority on a company’s vision for the future. But what do corporate sustainability goals look like in practice?

ArcBest’s chief yield officer on truckload capacity — Point of Sale

The Supply Chain Journal

This episode of Point of Sale is sponsored by ArcBest. ArcBest is more than logistics. Whatever you do, whatever you ship, ArcBest makes it easier for you to do business.

Benefits of Category Management in Supply Chain

ProcurePort

During the COVID-19 pandemic, global and domestic supply chains were stressed harder than ever, illuminating the unexpected fragility of our economic supply chains.

A Guide to Bitcoin Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Understanding Bitcoin! Guide to Bitcoin Technology article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

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.

Potential tropical storm eyeing US Gulf Coast this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

The Atlantic hurricane season is only a couple of weeks old, and the third named storm of the season could already be with us by the weekend. Freight flows and supply chains may be temporarily delayed in the lower Mississippi Valley.

Pharma Shipping Best Practices in the Time of COVID

Intelligent Audit

Pharma shipping leaders have been leading the way to improve the distribution rates for the COVID-19 vaccines. The best practices for shipping have always utilized current technology and innovation.

Rise in trans-Pacific spot rates is relentless — and accelerating

The Supply Chain Journal

The trajectory of trans-Pacific spot rates brings to mind the retail-trader catchphrase “to the moon.”. Carriers implemented general rate increases (GRIs) on June 1. Spot rates rose. They enacted more GRIs on Tuesday. Rates jumped again, even more than they did earlier in the month.

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Pharma Shipping Best Practices in the Time of COVID

Intelligent Audit

Pharma shipping leaders have been leading the way to improve the distribution rates for the COVID-19 vaccines. The best practices for shipping have always utilized current technology and innovation.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Xeneta providing rate transparency in turbulent ocean freight market

The Supply Chain Journal

Xeneta co-founder and CEO Patrik Berglund said providing ocean freight rate transparency is more important now than ever. “In In today’s [pricing] market, this spread is the most I’ve ever seen in my entire career. In this industry, it’s flabbergasting to see that.

How can you compete with Amazon?

EFT

If you think e-commerce, chances are you think Amazon. That is with good reason, as the trillion-dollar behemoth has been a trailblazer in the sector and has been able to control huge market share in several key markets.

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Xeneta providing rate transparency in turbulent ocean freight market

The Supply Chain Journal

Xeneta co-founder and CEO Patrik Berglund said providing ocean freight rate transparency is more important now than ever. “In In today’s [pricing] market, this spread is the most I’ve ever seen in my entire career. In this industry, it’s flabbergasting to see that.

Integrated Supplier Management: Plan, Execute and Adapt

QAD

If the pandemic and other global events of the past year have taught us anything, it’s that supply chains are fragile and easily disrupted.

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!

Seattle goes zero emissions with last-mile delivery zones

The Supply Chain Journal

A zero-emissions last-mile delivery zone is being established in Seattle through the efforts of the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL) along with several last-mile delivery and technology companies.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for June 17, 2021

Supply Chain Digest

US GDP to Soar in 2021 but Slow in Second Half, Women Make Gains in Supply Chain Roles, S Manufacturing Shows Solid Gains in May but Still Down from PreVirus, Bridge Closure in Memphis Causing Chaos

Vessel group rejects allegations of threats against US exporters

The Supply Chain Journal

exporters should not fear payback from container lines if they complain to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) about excessive cargo fees or canceled contracts, according to the carriers’ representative in Washington. “I

Cognitive Technologies Can Help Fill Job Vacancies

Enterra Insights

In a song written in 1955 by Pete Seeger and ?Joe Joe Hickerson, the question is asked, “Where have all the flowers gone?” ” The 2021 version of that plaintive tune could be: “Where have all the workers gone?”

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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.