Fri.Nov 20, 2020

Mourning the Death of the Data-Driven Supply Chain Guy

Supply Chain Shaman

Joe died Wednesday. As a great supply chain leader and my client for ten years, his energetic spirit always lifted my soul. In 2018, after a severe operation for kidney cancer, Joe declared to me in a positive voice that he was going to beat his diagnosis of stage 4 liver, brain, and lung cancer.

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4 Reasons Why Good Design Is Essential for Supply Chain Dashboards


Detective Joe Friday had a way with words. Even if you’ve never seen a Dragnet re-run in your life, or you’ve never heard of Joe Friday, his catchphrase, “Just the facts, ma’am,” is a good motto for running your business.

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Talking Turkey for Thanksgiving

Enterra Insights

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, one of the things we are thankful for is the food that graces our tables. According to Farok J. Contractor ( @FarokGlobalBiz ), a Distinguished Professor of Management & Global Business at Rutgers University, we can thank the global supply chain for many of the food items we will consume — including the turkey. He’s not just referring to today’s global supply chain, but to historical global supply chains as well.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 14 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA. The “red stuff.” That’s what my four-year-old daughter calls it. She had it at her grandparents’ house a couple weeks ago for the first time and now mentions to me on a daily basis that she wants it on Thanksgiving.

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!

It’s all on the label? How e-labelling can make sure it is!

IT Supply Chain

By Seth Kane (pictured). Vice President of Strategy at Kallik. The post It’s all on the label? How e-labelling can make sure it is! appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Adapting to the new normal

IT Supply Chain

By Neil Ballinger (pictured). Head of EMEA at EU Automation. The post Adapting to the new normal appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 11/13/2020 – 11/19/2020

All Things Supply Chain

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The EU MDR 2021: Countdown to Compliance

IT Supply Chain

By Volker Watzke (pictured). EU Medical Device Sector Manager, Domino Printing Sciences. The post The EU MDR 2021: Countdown to Compliance appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Three out of four companies change their supply chains to deal with the covid-19 pandemic and meet new challenges

BluJay Solutions

Industritorget covers BluJay’s recent report that shows how companies and supply chains are adapting how they work to strengthen their long-term sustainability in a time of revolutionary change. Read the full story in Swedish here. In The News Industritorget

Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

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.

Learn How e-Commerce Fulfillment Groomed Petco for Success


We recently wrapped up CloudCon , our digital conference where product experts and customers shared their experiences transforming their supply chain to survive and thrive during the global pandemic.

BluJay Study Reveals Areas Expected for Adaptation

BluJay Solutions

Supply Chain Digital covers BluJay’s global research for 2020, which reveals that 75% of supply chain companies expect to make changes following the disruption this year has brought. Read the full story here. In The News Supply Chain Digital

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Retailers must collaborate to become future-fit


With the upwards trajectory of demand for online shopping rising much more sharply than anticipated, retailers have felt a huge strain on their supply chains and have struggled to maneuver business operations quickly to keep up with changing consumer attitudes.

Catalog Management Systems market trends


According to Market sand Markets, the global catalog management systems market is likely to grow to USD 1,190.0 million by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.0% during the forecast period.

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.

How Driscoll's Is Tilling Its Demand Chain for Food’s Data-Driven Future

Supply Chain Brain

Ever since access to ubiquitous real-time data emerged as a technological reality, businesses have been lured by the possibility of redirecting their supply chains toward a model driven by demand.

Food Producers: Is Your Data Telling the Right Story?


In previous blog posts about how food businesses can be a successful partner to retail buyers, we've discussed how important it is to share data that only you have with your customers in the food supply chain. Business Insights

Podcast | Supply-Chain Finance: A Life Preserver for Small Suppliers?

Supply Chain Brain

In an economic downturn, how do smaller businesses gain access to liquidity, which often isn’t available to them at any price



Visit Inetum’s (formerly GFI) site. The post Inetum appeared first on Ivalua


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.

How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss how will you compete with Amazon. Charley is an entrepreneur, executive, and investor in the logistics and transportation space who has successfully launched and grown multiple companies.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 20, 2020)

Talking Logistics

Why join Indago? Here’s a reason given by one of our members, the Director of Freight & Warehousing at $1B+ Food & Beverage Company: “I decided to join Indago for two reasons. One is to be part of a group that provides real time feedback from companies on topics in the supply chain world.

How to prepare for a systems integration: governing the data exchange among cloud IT applications


With the advent of SaaS applications, companies have been able to take advantage of quick implementations and a short time to value. However, exchanging data among a new SaaS application with other SaaS and on-premise applications is sometimes an afterthought.

The Potential Impact of a Carbon Levy on Shipping Costs

Supply Chain Brain

It's been a year of big changes for the maritime and shipping industries

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.

Black Friday - Sink or swim moment for warehouses


The annual rush to grab a bargain is set to break all records as Black Friday fever lets rip on 27th November.

Two Vital Elements of a Safety-First Workplace Culture

Supply Chain Brain

In the logistics industry, warehouse and distribution-center safety compliance is key to avoiding unplanned downtime and costly lawsuits

Brexit Transition – Navigating the New UK Sanctions Regimes

BluJay Solutions

While the UK-EU trade negotiations were forced to move to virtual due to COVID-19, the UK Sanctions Unit pressed forward with a series of webinars geared toward preparing the Trade for the end of the transition period.

Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference Opens

Supply Chain Brain

The 10th Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC), an annual signature event for the industries jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today, running online for the first time in light of the pandemic.

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.