Tue.Apr 20, 2021

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency


Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like.

Why a Modern ERP Is Not Enough to Overcome Supply Chain Complexity


Unraveling from the complexity of supplier disruption, unexpected consumer behaviors, and limited resources, supply chain organizations are looking to learn from the shockwaves of the past year. But this is not the time to focus on everything that went wrong.


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The Growing Importance of Last Mile Logistics

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the pandemic, consumers now find themselves more frequently on the digital path to purchase. Ali Amarsy, Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy at Publicis Commerce, writes, “COVID-19 has catapulted us into the future.

AI-based Configuration: The Future of Optimized Transportation Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

There’s always been tension with the optimization technologies used for fleets or common carrier transportation.

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!

GS1 Webinar: Traceability from Start to Finish


As consumer expectations evolve, it’s more critical than ever to avoid mislabeling and counterfeit items, minimize manufacturer errors, and address unsafe products, no matter what your industry. The rise of eCommerce has fueled a rapid increase in the trade of counterfeit goods around the world, creating a $2 trillion challenge for consumer brands.

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Pandemic Induced Supply Chain Issues


Recently, we have heard about several product shortages and other issues in the supply chain. Let us try and make sense of some of these in this blog. As I live in the US, my experience is somewhat limited to what happened here.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Burlington Northern Air Freight has changed hands, names and missions during its run…

The Supply Chain Journal

Early years. Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc. was started in June 1972 as a subsidiary of the Burlington Northern Railroad. At its launch, the company served 10 cities.

Decarbonising the Logistics economy – difficult but possible

Prophetic Technology

Logistics has a vital role in the economy. Its decarbonisation in fighting climate change is unquestionable. Some concerns have to do with environmental improvements damaging logistics economic productivity. supply chain

Electric vehicles and maritime efficiency — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

When you switch to AIT Worldwide Logistics for automotive shipping you’re partnering with a team of logistics professionals in Asia, Europe and North America who develop customized supply chain solutions that are just as unique as your business.

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.

Protecting your local TMS as Reshoring trends continue

Prophetic Technology

2020 taught us significant lessons as crucial comprehending of Global Supply Chains (SC) volatility. Offshoring manufacturing comes to a standstill worldwide, pressing organisation to uncover different approaches to meet demands and explore possible Reshoring potential. supply chain

Salesforce tool expedites direct and indirect emissions accounting

The Supply Chain Journal

The previously complicated and monthslong process of carbon accounting can now take less than a day, according to Salesforce.

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How to effectively manage risk in procurement? Risk management in procurement. by Bhargavi Nake. For many, risk-taking in everyday life is normal. Some businesses even look forward to taking a “calculated risk”. However, in procurement, the last thing you want is a risk.

Brexit realities – early preparation remains crucial to supply chain success

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Tavener (pictured). Head of Marketing at Descartes. The post Brexit realities – early preparation remains crucial to supply chain success appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

The Daily Dash: Chain.io’s $5M funding round

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 a funding round for a data integration provider, a different approach to hedging on diesel prices and more. The High Five. Data integration provider Chain.io

Consolidate Orders Online and Stop the Senseless Waste Now!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Last Mile Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes! Get Our EBOOK HERE. During the pandemic more people have been shopping online than ever before.

BringgGreen offers retailers new tools for eco-friendly delivery

The Supply Chain Journal

E-commerce’s growth is leading to more vehicles on roadways. The World Economic Forum predicts that 36% more delivery vehicles will be on city streets by 2030, and without intervention, urban last-mile delivery emissions and traffic congestion will increase 30% in the top 100 cities globally.

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How end-to-end encryption hampers child protection

IT Supply Chain

By Cris Pikes (pictured). CEO & Founder of Image Analyzer. The post How end-to-end encryption hampers child protection appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Re-globalization, Trucks that Talk, and a True Pan-American Highway


Highlights from our Live Chat with Tom Linton: The State of the Supply Chain . After almost 40 years in procurement, Tom Linton is still excited about the business of supply chains.

Pay up or we’ll doxx you

IT Supply Chain

By Neil Ballinger (pictured). Head of EMEA sales, EU Automation. The post Pay up or we’ll doxx you appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

DDMRP in India: A Conversation with Yagna

Demand Driven Technologies

Today’s supply chains are global, so it’s no surprise that interest in DDMRP spans the world, too.

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How Clean Tech Companies Help Us Embrace Earth Day

Arena Solutions

Earth Day is a day that brings together leaders, organizations, and citizens from around the world to raise public awareness of creating a healthier and more sustainable environment.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Buy Now, Pay Later: What to Consider Before Making the Investment

IT Supply Chain

By Eric Christensen (pictured). Chief Payment Officer & VP of Product, Digital River. The post Buy Now, Pay Later: What to Consider Before Making the Investment appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

6 Tips for Negotiating Small Parcel Contracts

Intelligent Audit

Optimizing transportation spend management , especially within parcel shipping, comes down to effective contract negotiations.

Medically Necessary: Europe hopes mRNA vaccines will speed rollout after delays

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from the April 20, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. Europe hopes mRNA vaccines will speed rollout after delays.

Fat Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Indeed. Most Supply Chains are overweight. Nevertheless, they can improve their service and cut their costs by up to 24%. Through Supply Chain Benchmarking.

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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.