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Want the best out of your ERP? Here’s what you need to know:


A successful ERP solution is the foundation on which companies can launch new initiatives, streamline and improve existing operations, reduce costs, and grow the bottom line. But even the best ERP solutions count for nothing if they are not utilized properly.

When The Wheels Fall Off

Supply Chain Shaman

When The Wheels Fall Off Idiom: An unexpected problem arose, causing something to fail or go terribly wrong. In 2017, when I moved, I bought an old car. For the prior ten years, as a city dweller in Philadelphia and Baltimore, I walked everywhere.


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Does Geography Matter in the Digital Age?

Enterra Insights

Nearly a quarter century ago, Professor Stanley D. Brunn described the Internet as “the new world” and wondered if it would offer a new geography to humankind.

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic

The Logistics of Logistics

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic. Maggie Petrovic and Joe Lynch discuss the freight RFP process is broken – let’s fix it. Maggie is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Emerge , a company that is Reinventing Freight Procurement.

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.

CSR is Good for Business, an Independent Consulting Study Reports, but Official Targets & Policies are Lagging Behind


35% of respondents are lacking systems to enable effective, scalable collaboration to empower supply-chain partners in support of their CSR strategies and policies.

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Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

President Joe Biden holding up a wafer of semiconductor while discussing ways to address a semiconductor shortage. April 12, 2021. There has been much commentary about global supply chains not being resilient enough. All the disruptions caused by the pandemic, of course, has contributed to this.

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Shipping stocks hit fresh highs amid COVID-era supply chain chaos

The Supply Chain Journal

The mainstream press is now awash in articles on global supply chain breakdowns, exorbitant shipping costs, clogged ports , emptying store shelves and rising inflation. That’s good news for sentiment toward many (but not all) ocean shipping stocks.

Why Cloud communications is key to successful remote working

IT Supply Chain

By Douglas Mulvihill (pictured). UK Marketing Manager, Ringover. The post Why Cloud communications is key to successful remote working appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

ATA warns vaccine mandate could do ‘harm’

The Supply Chain Journal

The American Trucking Associations does not like the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate. In a prepared statement released late Friday, ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said the mandate announced Thursday would “fall short” of the medical standard to “do no harm.”.

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.

Five Rules for the Next Supply Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses everywhere are looking to build supply chain resilience. Here are five places to start

DOE/EIA diesel price is down, by as little as possible

The Supply Chain Journal

Outside of not changing at all, the smallest amount the weekly Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration retail diesel price can move is one-tenth of one cent. And that’s how much it went down effective Monday: 0.1 cent per gallon, to $3.372.

The World’s Shippers Are Earning the Most Money Since 2008

Supply Chain Brain

The global shipping industry is getting its biggest payday since 2008 as the combination of booming demand for goods and a global supply chain that’s collapsing under the weight of COVID-19 drives freight prices ever higher

Locomation convoy plan doubles down on autonomous trucking challenge

The Supply Chain Journal

Autonomous trucking startup Locomation is pursuing with two Class 8 trucks what others are trying to accomplish with one: ultimately operating without a driver in either cab.

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.

5 Product Packaging Mistakes That Could Cost You Customers!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. How Australia is Dealing with Packaging and Waste! Product packaging mistakes article and permission to publish here provided by Claire Glassman.

Rates red-hot in August, shipments high but capacity constrained

The Supply Chain Journal

August data from Cass Information Systems shows a sequential surge in expenditures, a proxy for freight rates, with shipments stepping higher as well. The year-over-year comparisons for both subindexes were materially higher again. Freight rates up and to the right.

Storms From Texas to China Set to Worsen Global Ship Snarls

Supply Chain Brain

Global supply chains already tangled by the pandemic, labor shortages and sustained consumer demand in the U.S. are getting walloped by Mother Nature

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Exporters ratchet pressure on Biden to take on shipping challenges

The Supply Chain Journal

A historic peak shipping season with significant container ship backlogs is being used by a coalition of U.S. agricultural exporters to promote regulatory changes attempting to rein in alleged abuses by container carriers.

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.

Thank a Trucker; It’s National Truck Drive Appreciation Week


This blog is co-authored by Raj Patel, Senior Director Global Industry Strategy 3PL, and Terence Leung, Senior Product Marketing Director. This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 12-18). The annual event is dedicated to thanking the 3.5

Wabtec, G&W and Carnegie Mellon partner to advance battery-electric locomotives

The Supply Chain Journal

Wabtec has signed memorandums of understanding with Carnegie Mellon University and privately held short line operator Genesee & Wyoming to advance the technology of battery-electric locomotives. .

What Are B2B Marketplaces – And Should You Join One?


Globally, B2B marketplaces are growing fast. From behemoths like Alibaba and Amazon Business, to smaller start-ups that cater to niche industries, online marketplaces are flourishing – a process accelerated by the outbreak of Covid 19.

Advanced Handling Systems’ e-commerce, 3PL shippers have new robotic options

The Supply Chain Journal

Advanced Handling Systems ’ (AHS) third-party logistics and e-commerce warehouse customers can now choose to deploy robotic solutions from Berkshire Grey for their facilities.

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.

Compress PDF Online for Free – Reduce PDF File Sizes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Unlock PDF Passwords in Seconds! Compress PDF online article and permission to publish here provided by Jasmine Summer. There are so many reasons to compress PDF documents.

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week gets in gear

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. We’ll find out how the industry is stepping up this year as Anthony Eber , head of driver recruitment at DHL Supply Chain, and Cody Griggs , Director of Capacity Management at C.H.

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Beyond Centralized Supply Chain Technology


Beyond Centralized Supply Chain Technology- Edge Computing and Swarm Technology for Resiliency. With very few exceptions, existing S&OP solutions rely on a centralized application in order to provide visibility and plan operations of the supply chain.

7 Ways to Increase Parcel Shipping Capacity during Peak Season

Intelligent Audit

With a new focus on parcel carriers and their unique advantage within the transportation industry, the dynamic between shippers and carriers will continue to experience shifts and fluctuations ahead of peak season traffic.

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.