Mon.Sep 20, 2021

How to identify and resolve phantom inventory


Phantom inventory is a silent killer that saps revenue from consumer brands and retailers in the order of billions of dollars per year.

Build Digitally Lean Consumer Goods and Home & Lifestyle Manufacturing Teams

DELMIA Quintiq

In the world of consumer goods and home and lifestyle, today’s fast-moving consumer trends demand fast delivery and quality at the lowest possible cost—for which lean programs in manufacturing are paramount.


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Customer Segmentation Remains Relevant and Necessary

Enterra Insights

Today you hear a lot about personalization in marketing and customization in manufacturing. In this increasingly specialized environment, customer segmentation sounds like a step backwards.

Protecting Jobs and the Environment: Environmental Tariffs to the Rescue

Logistics Viewpoints

Yulin, locating in Shenfu coalfield, together with Ordos and Shuozhou (ShanXi), is called the “Golden Triangle of Coal” in China. Environmental tariffs could be used to slow Global Warming. Congressional democrats and the Biden administration are seeking to pass a $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending bill.

Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021

Holistically analyze your value chain for a resilient supply chain, even in times of crisis. Discover more about why the CCH® Tagetik Supply Chain Planning solution was named a leader in the Nucleus Research Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021 report.

Asian Paints Successfully Digitizes the Source to Contract Process in Collaboration with Ivalua & Durvah


Rapid Optimization of Contract Management, Supplier Management and Direct Materials Sourcing.

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SAP Carbon Footprint Solution Helps Companies Redesign for Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

SAP SE, an application software company, announced the availability of SAP Product Footprint Management, a solution that lets companies calculate carbon footprints for their products and improve sustainability across their supply chain

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Shippers should expect strained market into 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

A perfect storm of factors — strong consumer demand, limited production levels and driver availability issues — has led to a historically strained market in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.

Why You Should Outsource Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe! Outsource Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Carol Trehearn.

Altana AI raises $15M to alert supply chains of compliance, security risks

The Supply Chain Journal

Supply chain visibility companies have secured additional rounds of funding throughout 2021 to strengthen their customers’ logistics resilience. On Monday, New York City-based Altana AI reported it got in on the action as well, announcing it received a $15 million Series A investment in May.

Transforming Supply Chains for Higher Performance and Resiliency

Today, just 8% of companies have the digital maturity required to achieve resilience and mitigate supply chain disruptions, as per a new HBR Analytic Services - GEP study. What can enterprises do to accelerate digital transformation? Read the full report now to find out!

Using of Supply Chain Automation Solutions for Operational Tasks

IT Supply Chain

By Eisele Candace (pictured). Copywriter. The post Using of Supply Chain Automation Solutions for Operational Tasks appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Flood threat keeps trucking across South this week

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will battle more soaking rain across the Southeast this week, after periods of flash flooding over the weekend. Flooding in Decatur due to heavy rainfall. This is in the Knights Place/Sherwood Oaks neighborhood.

How Nervous is your Supply Chain Planning System?


How Nervous is your Supply Chain Planning System? In a recent McKinsey report it was stated “After the implementation of a new planning and scheduling system, planners at one pharma manufacturer started receiving more than 200 exception messages every day.”

Climbing rates, detention times turn LTL fleets toward trailer tracking tech

The Supply Chain Journal

Historically, the less-than-truckload carrier market has resisted trailer tracking technology, since locating LTL cargo has been a simpler task compared with full truckload.

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.

Understanding & Improving an End-to-End Supply Chain


For many growing and established direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands alike, the supply chain is the most critical but also most challenging aspect of their operations. .

3G secures $15M financing round to expand technology solutions

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation management system provider 3G has completed a $15 million financing round led by Sumeru Equity Partners, Hercules Capital and several existing investors. Paul Brady, CEO of 3G, said the company will use the funds to expand its technology offerings to service its “growing client base.”.

A Freight Audit and Payment Guide: Challenges, Tips & Benefits

Intelligent Audit

In the supply chain industry, the freight audit process can provide a competitive advantage for invoicing and cutting back costs. As reported by Supply & Demand Chain Executive , “As the shipping industry becomes more complex, so too does freight payment.

What the Canadian election could mean for freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian voters went to the polls on Monday in a national election that has boiled down to a tight, two-horse race: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and a Conservative Party led by Erin O’Toole.

4 Reasons to Break Up With Excel and Move to Digital Supply Chain Planning

Trust your supply chain forecasts: adopt a predictive intelligence platform to outperform your supply chain goals, overcome challenges of spreadsheet-based planning, reduce risks, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.

Holiday Warehousing Challenges 2021

3PL Insights

Summer is coming to an end which means retailers and supply chains need to start preparing for the holidays. With e-commerce on the rise, supply shortages, and COVID-19 restrictions causing shipping delays, this will prove to be a challenging year for order fulfillment.

Trailer connectivity tech advances as supply shortages crimp production

The Supply Chain Journal

As Class 8 truck production goes, so go the trailers they pull. Both are bogged down by component supply shortages. Sure, there’s the persistent semiconductor shortage that many expected would be a memory by now. But supply constraints only begin with missing microchips.

The Case of the Missing Airport Snacks


This blog was written by Bryant Miller, Corporate Communications, with insights from Shri Hariharan, VP of Industry Strategy at Blue Yonder. I have a confession: I am a snacker. There isn’t a snack I’ve met that I didn’t like.

Locus Robotics expands warehouse offerings with acquisition of Waypoint Robotics

The Supply Chain Journal

Fresh off another $50 million investment in the company, Locus Robotics on Monday morning announced the acquisition of Waypoint Robotics. Nashua, New Hampshire-based Waypoint manufactures omnidirectional autonomous mobile robots for material transport.

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.

The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie

The Logistics of Logistics

The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie. Ellen Voie and Joe Lynch discuss the Women in Trucking story.

Los escuadrones de bomberos luchan contra las llamas y los problemas de la cadena de suministro

The Supply Chain Journal

Los problemas de la cadena de suministro que han sido un hecho este año para las empresas de carga y transportadores también están confundiendo los esfuerzos de miles de equipos de bomberos atrapados en medio de una temporada extrema de incendios forestales.

Angel Food’s lean team confident with inventory planning thanks to StockTrim


For 15 years Angel Food has been striving to make plant-based foods more accessible to Kiwis wanting an alternative to dairy. In 2014 the company launched its very own dairy-free mozzarella, the first commercial vegan cheese to be made in Aotearoa

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123,481 Freightliner Cascadias recalled because steering linkage can separate

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling 123,481 Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the joint connecting the steering arm to the drag link may not have been properly tightened, which could lead to steering failure and a possible crash.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.