Thu.Jul 22, 2021

5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980’s. While the terminology evolved, the underlying thesis of S&OP has stayed the same, i.e., bridge the divide between sales forecasts and operational plans while respecting the budget.

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The Shipping Container Impact on Inflation


If you were building a house in 2021, things got rough. The cost of lumber skyrocketed from $354 / 1000 board feet in May 2020 up to $1,683 in May 2021 1. And even if you weren’t building a house, you likely felt the same problem echoed across patio furniture, gym gear, and more.


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Reasons your supply chain can’t afford to wait: agility, resiliency & sustainability

IT Supply Chain

By Polly Mitchell-Guthrie (pictured). VP of Industry Outreach & Thought Leadership, Kinaxis. The post Reasons your supply chain can’t afford to wait: agility, resiliency & sustainability appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Making clinical trials work from home — Medically Necessary

The Supply Chain Journal

Last year many drug researchers had to modify their clinical trials to include remote elements, like shipping drugs directly to patients and performing video check-ins. Now, pharmaceutical companies want to adopt some of those measures to make clinical trials more efficient.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

5 Important Uses of Technology in Modern Teaching and Learning!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Screen Time! Is That Enough To Be Good In Supply Chain? Modern teaching and learning article and permission to publish here provided by Elaine Bennett.

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How to Earn Money Through Bitcoin!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Feds release $200 million in COVID money for timber haulers

The Supply Chain Journal

Timber haulers who took a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for up to $125,000 from a pot of $200 million made available by the federal government. The funding package announced this week by the U.S.

Classical Supply Chain Management Confronts its Quantum Revolution – the Path to Rapid Intelligent Response (RIR)


COVID-19 direct and ancillary events have made clear that uncertainty is an inherent part of the demand-supply network structure. Every firm, on a regular basis, faces “risk situations such as manufacturing excursion, unexpected new demand or loss of demand, component supplier interruption, etc.

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Last-mile provider lays off more than 300 in Texas

The Supply Chain Journal

Fusion Logistics Inc. recently laid off 303 employees and permanently closed several Texas facilities, according to a notice sent to state officials Monday. The affected employees worked at locations in Houston, as well as the cities of Farmers Branch, Garland, Coppell and Fort Worth.

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Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. These goals are often at odds with one another. How do you find the optimum balance? This guide offers hands-on advice that will help you use network design to achieve successful results.

Embracing Smart Automation is a Win-Win


Automation is by no means a new concept. The word – and its execution origin – date back to the days of Henry Ford. Early automation consisted of using machines to perform relatively easy and repetitive tasks on a production line. [i]

Recruiting and retaining supply chain talent — Point of Sale

The Supply Chain Journal

This show is sponsored by ArcBest. ArcBest is more than logistics. Whatever you do, whatever you ship, ArcBest makes it easier for you to do business.

Using Analytics to Manage Last Mile Delivery Costs

Intelligent Audit

Many innovative advancements have occurred in the past few years within the transportation network , including a focus on last mile delivery costs and shipping rate management through analytics.

US wants to reclaim critical rare earth supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

On July 7, Energy Fuels Inc. made its first regular shipment of a rare earth carbonate called monazite from the United States to Europe. The metal started in a mine in southern Georgia, then was shipped to a Utah processing plant and finally to a rare earth elements separation facility in Estonia.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Medical Inventory Management & Consumable Inventory

My Office Apps

Consumable Inventory & the Medical Field. Despite the medical industry operating as a regular for-profit business, they rarely work as such. Medical professionals are bound by their oaths to help their patients no matter what.

Can 3D printing help the US prepare for the next pandemic?

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. The story: Thousands of small businesses, schools and enthusiasts came out of the woodwork last year to produce personal protective equipment with 3D printers. .

End-to-End Intermodal Shipment Tracking Solution | How it Works


Intermodal shipments are advancing at a dizzying pace, and so is shipment monitoring technology. The industry has taken three distinct approaches to intermodal shipment tracking, namely carrier data aggregation approach, IoT sensor approach, and a blended ‘sensor + non-sensor’ platform approach.

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Heated produce season may further freeze capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

This summer is shaping up to deliver a very strong season for produce.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Supply Chain Strategy: How a TMS Keeps Leaders Strategic to Spin up Critical Initiatives


Maintaining a functional supply chain network takes a lot of work, collaboration, and careful monitoring of market trends. Developing a sound supply chain strategy is one of the first things managers must do. This often takes the form of a transportation management system (TMS) of some sort.

CSX wants to grow headcount so it can grow network capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX is looking at how it attracts new hires as the railroad strives to add employees so that it has enough capacity to handle demand.

How Companies Can Break the Hoarding Habit

MIT Supply Chain

A potent reminder of the insecurities associated with Covid-19 is the hoarding of toilet paper by consumers during the early days of the pandemic. We are now witnessing a corporate version of this practice, as supermarkets build inventories in anticipation of product shortages.

Hot Freight Opinions: Reaction to Uber Freight acquiring Transplace

The Supply Chain Journal

On Thursday, Uber Freight announced the acquisition of Transplace for $2.25 billion, a deal the companies say will “create one of the leading logistics technology platforms, with one of the largest and most comprehensive managed transportation and logistics networks in the world.”.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

The Key to Strategic Workforce Planning for the Warehouse


Manufacturing and warehouse shift work has been standard procedure since the dawn of the industrial revolution. And, shift work remains the standard in many cases today. It’s been about 120 years since this practice began. Does it really make sense today, considering what’s changed in manufacturing since then?

Subscription box boom: How solutions provider innovates to sustain 300% growth

The Supply Chain Journal

While the subscription economy was thriving well before the pandemic, people stuck in their homes during the height of COVID-19 increased their spending on subscription box deliveries, accelerating this trend.

Your Guide to Supply Chain Network Design: Key Factors for a Competitive Advantage


Supply chain network design should be a key part of every organization’s supply chain optimization strategy. Managing an optimized supply chain network is a delicate balance between reducing transportation and supply chain operations costs while increasing customer service levels. Striking this balance is what will give your organization the competitive advantage it needs to thrive in the market. Supply Chain

Breaking news: Uber Freight to acquire Transplace for $2.25 billion

The Supply Chain Journal

This is a developing story. More details to come. Uber Freight announced it will acquire Transplace for $2.25

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.