Tue.Jun 08, 2021

Why a Software Proof of Concept (POC) Is Better than an RFI


A proof of concept (POC) is an increasingly common method to select the best supply chain software vendor for your company, yet many supply chain practitioners still lean on the traditional RFI (request for information) tool. Software selection is risky.

Knowledge May Imply Power, but Action Rules the Day

DELMIA Quintiq

Taking Action. In my last post , I wrote about being an agilist and a new KPI that measures one’s ability to be agile. I explained how one gains access to high-fidelity data that can, in the proper context, be turned into information and ultimately knowledge about a business topic.

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American Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Results


Record Quarterly Bookings Accelerated Growth in Cloud Services Annual Contract Value. ATLANTA (June 8, 2021) American Software, Inc. NASDAQ: AMSWA) today reported preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021.

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Retailers Embrace Gig Economy Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

The gig economy and its on-demand armies of drivers have moved people and food for years, but many retailers still hesitate to tap into Uber, Postmates and other companies to quickly move orders from stores to local customers’ doorsteps.

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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.

Customers Want to Be Treated Royally

Enterra Insights

A line from the pop hit “Royals,” by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, reads, “We’ll never be royals, it don’t run in our blood.”

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5 Ways to Future Proof Your Dock With a Dynamic Dock Scheduling System

C3 Solutions

With the massive global expansion of e-commerce in the last few years, effective dock scheduling is more crucial than ever. A dynamic scheduling system remains critical for the ongoing improvement of the e-commerce market.

Data Capture Busters

IT Supply Chain

By Mark Wharton (pictured). IBML’s Business Development Manager. The post Data Capture Busters appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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How the Truck Driver Shortage is Affecting the Freight Market

Zipline Logistics

The truck driver shortage has been widely publicized lately as the domestic supply chain still grapples with the post-COVID fallout. As demand for freight services continues to mount, the supply side is having difficulty meeting the needs of shippers.

The Engineer of the Future

IT Supply Chain

By Eddie Storan (pictured). Head of Global Service, Domino Printing Sciences. The post The Engineer of the Future appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

o9 Solutions and Spinnaker SCA Collaborate on Integrated Business Planning

o9 Solutions

Dallas, 8 June , 2021 – Spinnaker SCA, a leading international provider of supply chain strategy, planning, and operational consulting, announced today that it has partnered with o9 Solutions, the premier AI-powered platform for integrated business planning and decision-making for the enterprise.

EU VAT changes – is your eCommerce business ready?

IT Supply Chain

By James Hyde (pictured). Co-Founder & CEO, James and James Fulfilment. The post EU VAT changes – is your eCommerce business ready? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Pandemic Planning: How To Maintain A Smooth Flow

Demand Driven Technologies

The pandemic dealt an unprecedented blow to global supply chains, with virtually all business leaders reporting disruptions to their strategic sourcing and supplier management processes. Yet some companies found ways to mitigate the impact to their operations.

Creating the Smart – and Safe – Workforce in a Collaborative Warehouse

IT Supply Chain

By Jon Divers (pictured). Customer Service Director, Jungheinrich UK. The post Creating the Smart – and Safe – Workforce in a Collaborative Warehouse appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Business success: building relationships with internal, customers, prospects, and partners


Manufacturing leadership was under tremendous pressure before the pandemic to provide growth and profitability in a highly competitive market. Then the pandemic upended everything, throwing manufacturing and the supply chain into chaos.

4PLs provide competitive advantage needed to thrive in 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics is a notoriously volatile industry. During market shifts, it can be difficult for shippers to decide which modes, providers and contract/rate types will serve their business best.

EC Sourcing Group Expands its Leadership Team

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing Industry Veteran, Paul Martyn, joins EC Sourcing Group’s Leadership Team. EC Sourcing Group Expands its Leadership Team: Procurement and strategic sourcing technology company, EC Sourcing Group, welcomes industry veteran, Paul Martyn, to its executive leadership team.

Toyota’s supplier relationship success — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

This episode is sponsored by AIT. Most automakers rely on “just-in-time” manufacturing to optimize production. That model requires precise coordination throughout every link in the global supply chain. And that’s where AIT Worldwide Logistics comes in.

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!

5 Innovative Brands Helping Other Businesses!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Target Canada Story and the Brand Impact of the Supply Chain! Innovative brands article and permission to publish here provided by Nikki Gabriel.

Overhaul raises $35M to enhance visibility for shippers, carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

Overhaul, a real-time visibility and risk management platform, announced Tuesday it has raised $35 million in Series B funding led by Macquarie Capital, with participation from past investor Edison Partners and Avanta Ventures, the venture arm of CSAA Insurance Group.

Where to Start if You’re New to Procurement Sourcing Solutions

EC Sourcing Group

Where to Start if You’re New to Procurement Sourcing Solutions. There are many people who are not new to procurement and sourcing and its role in the supply chain but may be new to sourcing solutions and software.

Navistar posts big jump in Q2 earnings with help from TuSimple

The Supply Chain Journal

Navistar International Corp. NYSE: NAV ) reported a big jump in its Q2 fiscal-year earnings due in part to gains on its investment in autonomous trucking software startup TuSimple Holdings.

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.

How Product Teams Contribute to New Product Introduction (NPI) Success

Arena Solutions

Bringing a new product to market is a team effort, and introducing new or revised products that customers truly want requires an organized and thorough new product introduction (NPI) program. While a lot of the big-picture questions like “how much do we expect to make from this product?”

The Daily Dash: 6-figure driver jobs

The Supply Chain Journal

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight the latest companies with salary increases for drivers, a layoff at a processing and distribution center in Texas and more. The High Five.

How Accurate is Your Inventory Visibility? Why Real-Time Visibility Is Vital Across the Supply Chain


Inventory has far-reaching implications – impacting margins and profitability, fulfillment timeframes and customer service.

Redwood, project44 joint offering leverages each company’s strengths

The Supply Chain Journal

Digital freight platform Redwood Logistics announced Tuesday a partnership with project44, the recently recognized unicorn of real-time visibility platforms, to provide an enterprise-grade integration that will give Redwood customers visibility into multiple modes of transportation.

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.