Wed.Apr 28, 2021

FMCG Leaders Guide to Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I mentioned in a recent article that my educational background is in chemistry but I stumbled into supply chain in the undulating sands of the Saudi Arabian desert.

Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

With the first sliver of pandemic recovery light breaking on the horizon, many companies are coming to grips with the past eighteen months and looking ahead to the next few years.


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How WMS Suppliers Helped Their Customers Hit the Covid-19 Curveball

Logistics Viewpoints

Hitting an unanticipated curveball is arguably one of the most difficult tasks in sports. In fact, people commonly use it as a metaphor in business situations “I didn’t meet the deadline. They threw me a curveball.”

How satellites and AI help achieve zero deforestation in supply chains

All Things Supply Chain

Maintaining a sustainable supply chain can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re an FMCG company needing to communicate with suppliers, traders, growers and farmers. Even more so if… General Supply Chain Management AI deforestation satellite technology supply chain sustainability

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!

Norfolk Southern achieves all-time quarterly operating ratio record

The Supply Chain Journal

Norfolk Southern ( NYSE: NSC ) reached an all-time quarterly record operating ratio (OR) in the first quarter amid a 7% increase in operating income. Norfolk Southern’s (NS) OR was 61.5% in the first quarter of 2021, compared with an adjusted OR of 63.7% in the first quarter of 2020.

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Ag industry’s letter to Buttigieg urges immediate action on export problem

The Supply Chain Journal

The U.S. agriculture industry is pressuring the Department of Transportation for immediate intervention in foreign-owned carriers’ denial of U.S. ag exports in favor of sending back empty containers to be filled with Chinese exports.

Enhance Transportation Spend Management By Leveraging Advanced Analytics

Intelligent Audit

With a transportation spend management program in place, managers can optimize processes and keep the supply chain adaptable as the need for data insight and analytics continues to grow.

Pandemic exposed pharmaceutical cold chain waste: What’s the solution?

The Supply Chain Journal

Over the past year, the supply chain ?— and more recently the pharma supply chain ?— has been thrust into the limelight. While that spotlight spurred celebration of the supply chain’s resilience and significance to daily living, harsher realities about waste and poor planning also became apparent.

Why regulation & rules are essential to building AI customers can trust

IT Supply Chain

By Olivier Jouve (pictured). Executive Vice President & General Manager, Genesys Cloud. The post Why regulation & rules are essential to building AI customers can trust appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

$70K for part-time driver? Covenant CEO says that could be fine for some

The Supply Chain Journal

David Parker is the CEO of Covenant Logistics (NASDAQ: CVLG) , and he was blunt with analysts who follow the company on its earnings call Tuesday. How do we get enough drivers?” he said in response to a question from Stephens analyst Jack Atkins. “I I don’t know.”.

Manufacturing Production Methods Explained


Manufacturing production is the process of making finished goods from raw products through the use of human and machine labour, in the most efficient and cost-effective way. There are three methods of manufacturing production: make to stock, make to order and make to assemble.

Auto industry faces more work stoppages due to chip shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

Ford Motor Co. expects to lose about 50% of its planned second-quarter production, about $2.5 billion in earnings, due to the global semiconductor chip shortage affecting the industry. . The semiconductor shortage and the impact to production will get worse before it gets better.

7 Reasons to Select a Cloud-Based POS System!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Next Generation Supply Chain is Cloud Computing! Cloud-based POS system article and permission to publish here provided by Ross Smith. Are you using a cloud-based POS (point of sale) system yet?

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.

Are carbon offsets effective?

The Supply Chain Journal

Many supply chain companies are setting net-zero emissions goals for 2050 or sooner to lessen the transportation industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. How will companies get to net-zero?

BluJay’s Latest Software Releases Offer New Capabilities and Tools to Increase Supply Chain and Global Trade Productivity

BluJay Solutions

Improved user experience, enhanced customs and compliance, automated invoicing, expanded carrier support and additional route optimizations among the highlights.

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Alibaba cargo flights supply duty-free shopping zone in China

The Supply Chain Journal

The logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has contracted with Suparna Airlines to operate daily dedicated cargo flights between Singapore and Hainan province in China to support Hainan’s emergence as a duty-free shopping hub and growing e-commerce orders.

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How Visibility Impacts Supply Chain Coordination During Food Recalls


43% of grocers say the lack of inventory visibility is among the top challenges they face. The same percentage of retail supply chain professionals say the technology they have in place isn’t enough to keep up with business demands. Supply Chain Management Food Safety

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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.

Logixboard raises $13M to modernize freight forwarders’ customer experience

The Supply Chain Journal

Logixboard, a white-label platform for freight forwarders, has announced it has closed a $13 million Series A investment led by Redpoint Ventures, including continued investment from Social Leverage, F-Prime Capital Partners and Founders Co-op. The company has raised a total of $18.8

Improving Sales forecasting after Covid


Variability, inaccuracy, surprises, pains, … Covid-19 crisis has highly impacted the entire supply chain. I can now see myself again, 19 years ago, as a sales planner. What would have been possible for me to do in front of my planning system to plan the future?

Everstream Analytics partners with project44 to improve pre-transit visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Everstream Analytics announced this week a partnership with project44 to enhance the company’s predictive supply chain risk analytics tools.

EV Cargo Earth Day Webinar Highlights Commitment To Sustainability

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology provider EV Cargo has reinforced its commitment to sustainability with a special webinar coinciding with Earth Day on Thursday 22 April.

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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.

The logistics behind Ingenuity with NASA — WTT

The Supply Chain Journal

This episode is brought to you by Redwood, a leading logistics platform company, has provided solutions for moving and managing freight for more than 20 years.

Why Digitization in the Supply Chain is So Crucial


There is little question that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, a trend that was already on the rise. And, today businesses can no longer afford to ignore it.

Ryder Q1 revenue, earnings similar to last year’s but blow past forecasts

The Supply Chain Journal

A year ago, Ryder (NYSE: R) was entering a scary time, with the pandemic in full force and uncertainty about what it would mean for the company’s primary business of leasing trucks to a variety of users. The result: Ryder lost $1.41

What Is An Advanced Shipping Notice? | Guide, FAQ, and Checklist


The post What Is An Advanced Shipping Notice? Guide, FAQ, and Checklist appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Customer Experience Retail Supply Chain Tips and Tricks

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.