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The Coffee Pot Conversation That Will Not Happen

Supply Chain Shaman

View Post. I miss the work conversations by the coffee pot. Especially the old-fashioned ones that forced teams to linger and talk with colleagues as the coffee brewed. The smell and the sounds enticed me to hold my warm mug and stay a little longer.

Mobile is the Link Between CPG Online and In-Store Sales

Enterra Insights

“COVID-19 has catapulted us into the future,” declares Ali Amarsy, Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy at Publicis Commerce.

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The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch. Andrew Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss the true cost of OTIF failure. OTIF means on time and in full , where the customer receives the completed order when they wanted it and, in the quantity, ordered. OTIF is a key supply chain metric.

Achieving Significant Transportation Savings through Improved Demand Forecasting

Logistics Viewpoints

Pinnacle Propane Delivery to a Farm. When companies implement a demand management or replenishment system, the goal is usually to improve customer satisfaction while holding less inventory.

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.

Why an integrated supply chain works a lot like a successful football team

All Things Supply Chain

Shortly before the start of the European Football Championship (for our US readers: it’s all about Soccer) this Friday, many Europeans are again feeling the tension and anticipation of this… General Integrated Business Planning Supply Chain Management football integrated business planning integrated supply chain soccer supply chain

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It’s 11PM – Do You Know Where Your Shipments Are?

IT Supply Chain

By Bryce Boothby (pictured). MPO Board Member. The post It’s 11PM – Do You Know Where Your Shipments Are? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

5 Things Startups Must Know Before Launching a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined! Minimum Viable Product article and permission to publish here provided by Julia Beyers.

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White House warns companies to step up cybersecurity – but is it too late?

IT Supply Chain

By Tim Callan (pictured). Chief Compliance Officer, Sectigo. The post White House warns companies to step up cybersecurity – but is it too late? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Jurassic freight: How to haul a raptor — WTT

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about moving freight 145 million years in the making: dinosaurs. Find out how velociraptors for one of the most popular film franchises on Earth, “Jurassic Park,” are moved.

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.

With Intelligent Supply Chains Visibility Takes the Backseat


Many if not most supply chain leaders are in search of better visibility. S&OP solutions have become popular to enable such visibility however, they fail to provide the best options. This leads to the need for what-if scenario planning so that the users find their best course of action.

How To Make Your Ecommerce Eco-Friendly


Ecommerce is growing tremendously. With half of all sales projected to be made online within the next ten years , it comes as no surprise that this rapid growth and expansion takes its toll on the environment. .

DOE/EIA price up 1.9 cents, retail diesel starting to significantly lag wholesale prices

The Supply Chain Journal

The weekly average retail diesel price of the Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration rose Monday to $3.274 a gallon, an increase of 1.9 cents per gallon.

Paper and Packaging Industry Considerations for Transportation Management

Intelligent Audit

Transportation and logistics managers have a lot jockeying for their attention as many different services and aspects of shipping fight for time and resources. Managing the modern transportation network is no easy task and presents a host of challenges.

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.

FourKites receives US patent for supply chain visibility technology

The Supply Chain Journal

FourKites, a global real-time supply chain visibility platform, announced Monday that the U.S. Patent Office has awarded the company a patent ( U.S. Patent No.

How AI Is Tackling Waste in Factories and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

If we want a world without waste, we might need something other than the human brain to achieve it

Can Petco’s stores save it from Chewy and Amazon?

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Thursday’s (6/3) Point of Sale retail supply chain newsletter sponsored by ArcBest. Plants are the new pets and pets are the new kids. This is the sentiment I hear often in my friend group and on social media.

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Innovation in Digitalisation and Technology: Insights from the Ecosystem

HICX Solutions

During a three-day conference ‘Innovation in Digitalisation and Technology’, Costas Xyloyiannis, CEO at HICX, joined Steve Hall of Procurement Leaders for a session on ‘Insights from the ecosystem’, broadcast live on Thursday 27 th May.

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!

How & When to Update a Legacy System in Manufacturing

USC Consulting Group

If you find yourself attached to your legacy software and hardware in your manufacturing operation, you’re not alone. Old habits die hard, as they say, but the technological revolution sweeping industries right now necessitates changes and updates.

Top strategies for procurement to help support revenue growth


With businesses’ focus shifting from damage control to restoring growth, innovative CPOs are encouraging their procurement teams to prioritise supplier innovation and revenue growth opportunities. .

How an ERP system can help with business costs


After you have implemented an ERP solution, how can you translate that into savings? An ERP system helps you work more efficiently, quickly, and accurately. It provides the visibility needed to control costs and enhance customer service.

5 Best Practices for Effective Supplier Information Management


We all know the age-old service statement that goes, “the customer is always right.” Well, in procurement, it isn’t the customer that your staff is working with, but much more often, the supplier.

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.

The Dirty Little Secrets of Business Intelligence (BI): Six Challenges to Adoption


In a competitive environment where data is the new currency, the company with the best business intelligence (BI) usually wins.

Yellow sees Q2 trends accelerate, still lags peers

The Supply Chain Journal

Less-than-truckload carrier Yellow Corp. NASDAQ: YELL ) reported large year-over-year improvements in its operating metrics through the first two months of the second quarter Monday. However, the increases lagged those of some competitors. Table: Company reports.

Increasing Revenue by Increasing Spare Part Availability

The Smart Software

Let’s start by recognizing that increased revenue is a good thing for you, and that increasing the availability of the spare parts you provide is a good thing for your customers. But let’s also recognize that increasing item availability will not necessarily lead to increased revenue.

FreightWaves Classics: Railway Express Agency was THE express package delivery service

The Supply Chain Journal

Express services began in the 1830s. Express service has been defined as the prompt and safe movement of parcels, money and goods at rates higher than standard freight rates. Many historians credit William Harnden for starting the business category.

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.