Tue.May 04, 2021

How to Combine Diverse Supply Chain Metrics


Learn how to combine very different metrics/KPIs towards a composite score, this is a question that comes up quite often in my conversations with customers. How to Combine Diverse Supply Chain Metrics was first posted on May 4, 2021 at 10:54 am. ©2017

Make it Happen for Battery Cell Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

One of the most intriguing high tech industry segments today is battery cell technology. It is an amazing mix of rapidly evolving supply chains, constrained resources, product innovation and global and startup companies competing for market-share.


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Simplifying Probabilistic Forecasting


In episode nine of Be Ready for Anything, supply chain expert Stefan de Kok breaks down the basics of probabilistic forecasting.

Evaluating Network Design Options for your Supply Chain Consulting Business? Here’s why you should consider AIMMS


The post Evaluating Network Design Options for your Supply Chain Consulting Business? Here’s why you should consider AIMMS appeared first on AIMMS

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.

PFSCM’s Digital Transformation with a Next-Generation Control Tower

The Network Effect

The post PFSCM’s Digital Transformation with a Next-Generation Control Tower appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Leadership and Strategy Network Business Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management Technology Visibility

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The Future of 3rd Party Fulfillment with Andy Lloyd

The Logistics of Logistics

The Future of 3rd Party Fulfillment with Andy Lloyd. Andy Lloyd and Joe Lynch discuss the future of 3rd party fulfillment. Andy Lloyd is the Chief Executive Officer of 3PL Central , a company that specializes in cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) solutions. About Andy Lloyd.

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ArcBest blows past first-quarter expectations

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics provider ArcBest Corp. NASDAQ: ARCB ) reported record first-quarter results Tuesday. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.01 compared to the consensus estimate of 58 cents per share and the year-ago result of 36 cents per share. Total revenue increased 18.2%

Can B2B e-commerce solve supply chain issues?

Logistics Trends and Insights

If 2020 was the year of B2C, 2021 could likely be the year of B2B. Manufacturing is gaining steam not only in the US but around the world as businesses return to a COVID-19 type of redefined normalcy.

Cummins raises financial guidance on blazing trucking demand

The Supply Chain Journal

Engine maker Cummins Inc. NYSE: CMI ) expects full-year 2021 sales to rise as much as 24% following consensus-crushing Q1 revenue and profits. First-quarter revenues of $6.1 billion rose 22% over $5 billion the same quarter in 2020. Q1 net income was $603 million, or $4.07

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.

The Coronavirus effects on the  Hospitality Industry and its SC

Prophetic Technology

According to recent reports, due to the high impact of the COVID crisis, the Hospitality sector confronts financial insolvency, putting at risk thousands of jobs if they stop receiving urgent governments’ financial support. supply chain disruption

Transportation capacity ‘historically low’; prices ‘show no sign of slowing’

The Supply Chain Journal

“Growth is increasing at an increasing rate” across most components of the supply chain, according to a Tuesday report. The Logistics Managers’ Index stepped 2.3 percentage points higher from March to 74.5% in April.

Realising post-Brexit efficiencies with streamlined customs clearances

IT Supply Chain

By Pol Sweeney (pictured). VP Sales & Country Manager UK, Descartes. The post Realising post-Brexit efficiencies with streamlined customs clearances appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

XPO finally takes a bite of Apple

The Supply Chain Journal

XPO Logistics Inc. NYSE:XPO) said Tuesday that it will build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center for Apple Inc. NASDAQ:AAPL) in the small Indiana town of Clayton that will support Apple’s direct-to-consumer distribution and delivery strategy.

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.

Meet Ecommerce Demand with Best Practices in Less than Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Logistics

In 2020, the United States saw five years’ worth of ecommerce growth in one year. Consumers who never shopped online began doing it regularly. Stores became distribution centers for online orders. Brands supplying those stores and delivering directly to consumers found themselves overwhelmed.

Expeditors paying more to move freight but has solid quarter

The Supply Chain Journal

By this point in the earnings cycle, the trends are firmly established with what most transportation companies experienced in their finances during the prior quarter. Expeditors International (NASDAQ: EXPD) is no different.

To build a stronger supply chain, U.S. should look to its neighbors


With growing alarm over national security risks arising from China’s dominant role in global supply chains, many U.S. political leaders and geopolitical analysts advocate procuring more goods from other democratic countries.

Demand for PPE slowing as pandemic wanes

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from the May 4, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. As the pandemic wanes, manufacturers and suppliers are predicting the demand for personal protective equipment will slow as well.

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!

Tips For Increasing Trucking Company Profit Margins With Technology


For many managers at any carrier or trucking company today, profit margins are their most important metric. Technology makes increasing or maintaining margins more manageable, and there remain some simple and practical ways to increase margins with automation and technology within the supply chain.

May the road check be with you — WTT [newsletter]

The Supply Chain Journal

Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Newsletter. In this issue, what to look out for during road check blitz, airplanes with sharkskin, the semis Tesla really needs, Amazon gamifies and more. 72-hour blitz. Peel Regional Police.

Waiting for Good Forecasting is a Bad Strategy!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls! Get Our EBOOK HERE. If you work in Business or Supply Chain you feel the results and the immense pressure caused by inaccurate forecasts.

The Stockout: Raising prices on disinfectants during COVID is not gouging

The Supply Chain Journal

Wall Street didn’t like Clorox’s earnings report late last week. There were analyst downgrades and shares are down from where they were a week ago and down 10% from their level three months ago.

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.

Tarsus Distribution: What drove us to optimise our supply chain? Watch part 1 of 4


Join us, as Tim Proome, Supply Chain Executive at Tarsus Distribution, takes us through the customer journey implementing Manhattan Associates WMS in their organisation. Customer Journey

Big tech and bureaucracy — At Your Doorstep

The Supply Chain Journal

Understanding supply chains from source to manufacturing to delivery is crucial for companies to be able to adapt and succeed. The consumer electronics industry is one sector that struggles in honing that visibility across the board.

Why Pricing Strategy and Supply Chain Management Must be Tied at the Hip

Blue Ridge

In a chat last week with PYMNTS.com, Blue Ridge CMO Ed Rusch explained that historically, a silo that separates pricing strategy from supply chain management and sales planning can be financially detrimental to a B2B organization.

Trucking boom propels Meritor to higher sales and earnings

The Supply Chain Journal

Commercial driveline supplier Meritor Inc. NYSE: MTOR ) reported higher sales and earnings for its fiscal second quarter despite a tough comparison with the year-ago period. The Troy, Michigan-based company reported sales of $993 million compared to $871 million in the year-ago quarter.

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.