Wed.Jan 13, 2021

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond


Just when things couldn’t possibly get any crazier, 2020 finally came to a close. Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Risks of Relocating a Business ‘China to Vietnam’

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

According to Lambert and Cooper, accelerating globalisation and propelling innovations have been responsible over the past years for developing market competition.


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The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

If nothing else, the COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to look for cost savings with significantly increased vigour. Sooner or later, they should be considering the use of Preferential Trade Agreements.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

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Hindsight May Be 20/20, but Let’s Hope Supply Chain Isn’t (Like 2020, That Is)


Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the adage “hindsight is 20/20” has taken a whole new meaning for supply chain management. Major breakdowns on a global level spurred an industry-wide awakening that was decades in the making.

Trends 2021: Big Data

Enterra Insights

There is no denying we live in the Digital Age and that data is driving the economy. Back in 2014, Joris Toonders ( @joristoonders ), the entrepreneur behind Yonego, wrote, “Data in the 21st Century is like Oil in the 18th Century: an immensely, untapped valuable asset. Like oil, for those who see Data’s fundamental value and learn to extract and use it there will be huge rewards. We’re in a digital economy where data is more valuable than ever.

How to Handle High Amount of Returns After Holiday Season

All Things Supply Chain

Goods returned to e-commerce businesses in the 2020 holiday season were projected to reach a value of $57 billion because of an existing increase in online sales and easier returns… General holiday holiday demand holiday supply chain returns

How to Achieve New Product Introduction (NPI) Success

Arena Solutions

Did you know that most product launches fail? Some of the best-known companies experience challenges when launching new products.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain


A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain. In this series, discover how the COVID-19 pandemic gave us the keys to build a resilient supply chain and add value to our Supply Chain. In 2021, COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain will not be incompatible.

Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 5 Minute Job Interview Tips for Success! Get Our EBook here. Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts article and permission to publish here provided by Adrian Lomezzo.

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Chris Tyas awarded with an Order of the British Empire

o9 Solutions

January 13th, 2021, Amsterdam — Chris Tyas, member of the o9 Executive Council, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) during the New Years Honours for his services to the Food Supply Chain during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Pandemic Worries Turned into a Peace-of-Mind Tracking Solution


2020 was a difficult year for everyone, bringing changes that have altered the way we live our lives. This time last year, many of us had never heard of the now-abundant buzzwords “social-distancing,” or “contact tracing.”.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

:o9 Solutions Doubles Its Annual Revenue Bookings in 2020

o9 Solutions

This article has also been published on Business Wire. Momentum looks set to continue into 2021. DALLAS, January 12, 2021 — o9 Solutions Inc.,

Three Ways Visual AI Can Optimize Retail Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Visual AI tools such as visual search have unlocked a host of sales-related advantages for e-commerce — and offer a wealth of data that can boost operational efficiencies

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The Direct Impact of the Brexit Deal on Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Since my previous blog , and after months of negotiations, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) reached a deal on December 24, 2020.

Cold chain monitoring rising in importance


According to a new survey consumers value food safety, hygienic shopping environment and quality refrigeration equipment more than lower prices compared to the time before the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

An Update on DIVE at Blue Yonder


In 2020, we saw a massive societal shift around the globe centered on equality and opportunity for all. Racial injustice, gender discrimination, workforce imbalances, deep-seated biases, stereotypes and misconceptions were at the forefront of many agendas.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 14, 2021

Supply Chain Digest

Chinese Share of Globa GDP Keeps Rising, Chip Shortage Causing Auto Plants to Close Temporarily, Logistic Jobs Keep Growing, ASCE Says Cost will be High from Lack of Infrastructure Investment

Route to Market Training Essentials - 10 Key Steps of the Sales Reps Call

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I am going to continue with some sporting analogies, as I did in my last blog, Route to Market Roles and Avoiding Square Pegs in Round Holes.

What is eProcurement?


Difference Between Procure to Pay and eProcurement. Procure-to-Pay is the sequential process we described earlier. Eprocurement or e-procurement comes from electronic procurement. It relates to the digitization of this process through specialized tools.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Supply Chain News on GM Enters Electric Van, Dolly Market with New Business Unit

Supply Chain Digest

New BrightDrop Unit Successfully Piloted New Products with FedEx

Former Amazon Executives Join Freightera


Amazon’s former executives, Director of Software Engineering Jonathan Shakes, and Director of Customer Service Colleen Byrum join Freightera’s executive team.

Explained: the Digital Freight Brokerage Tech Stack


The rise of new natively-digital freight brokers like Uber Freight and Convoy has disrupted freight and ignited an urgency for traditional freight brokerages to transform digitally.

High Road Craft Ice Cream Churns Up Sales with Better Data


Part of our Customer Spotlight series, featuring brands in the Crisp network and their growth stories. Customer Stories

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.