Tue.Feb 23, 2021

Inventory Planning vs. Inventory Optimization: What’s the Difference?


What’s the difference between traditional inventory planning and inventory optimization? Anyone can come up with a plan. The real challenge is making sure it’s a good plan. Optimizing your inventory is a different beast than simply planning your inventory.

3 Ways to Ensure On-Time, In-Full Delivery of Inventory


Logility is working with a leader in the distribution and logistics space that provides delivery to auto dealers for the dealers’ parts and services business. This specialization allows them to be more efficient and knowledgeable about their customers and the specific parts they are delivering.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Editor’s Choice: Transforming the Grocery Shopping Experience with Last Mile Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Omer Ucar at Solvoyo.

Q&A with Joe Bellini on Supply Chain Trends of 2021 (Part 2)

The Network Effect

The post Q&A with Joe Bellini on Supply Chain Trends of 2021 (Part 2) appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Network Business Supply Chain Management

Trends 141

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.

The Pandemic has Bolstered Supply Chain Transformation Efforts

Enterra Insights

We’ve read a lot about how fragile supply chains proved to be when the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading. When you think about it, however, today’s global supply chains are a true marvel. Mark van Rijmenam ( @VanRijmenam ), founder of Datafloq writes, “In today’s complex world, it is short of a miracle how we have been able to create global supply chains that move products across the globe at breakneck speed.”[1]

More Trending

Featuring Our 12 Best Global Process Excellence ™ Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Get Our EBook here. The company I had just joined had over two dozen logistics and distribution facilities around the world.

How Confident is the U.S. in the Vaccine Roll-out Plan?


Professor Dan Finkenstadt and I have completed a recent analysis of relative attitudes towards the COVID vaccine’s effectiveness and the distribution plan.

Why customer service failures are usually the result of improper technology use

IT Supply Chain

By Neil Hammerton (pictured). CEO, Natterbox. The post Why customer service failures are usually the result of improper technology use appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Leadership’s biggest concern: How to manage their people

Procurement Academy

Tom Graham , a Consultant within Berwick Partners’ Procurement & Supply Chain practice has been speaking with Chief Procurement Officers across the globe, from a range of different sectors to discuss their leadership concerns during this next phase of the crisis.

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.

StockTrim helping wholesalers through stressful year [article from DEMM Engineering and Manufacturing Magazine]


[A version of this article appeared in the Jan/Feb edition of DEMM Engineering and Manufacturing Magazine]. Inventory forecasting software StockTrim is finishing 2020 having proven itself effective in a year which tested supply chain resilience

Why Shippers Should Avoid CPU Arrangements with Distributors like UNFI

Zipline Logistics

To many, customer pick-up (CPU) arrangements appear like a simple method for circumventing the challenges of getting their product to distributors.

DiManEx contributes to World Economic Forum report on Data Excellence


As we announced last year, DiManEx is a proud member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community. As a member, we contribute by sharing our knowledge and expertise in the area of supply chain optimization and additive manufacturing.

Can 2021 Get Any Crazier than 2020 in CPG and F&B Manufacturing?


A year ago at this time, I carefully drafted a blog of predictions for 2020 in the consumer products and food & beverage industries. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision what would unfold next. Can 2021 Get Any Crazier?

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Losing Money on Customer Orders and Supply Chain Profit Leak

Logistics Bureau

Up to 14% of customer orders could be losing money in your Supply Chain. Watch this episode: Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: robyrne@logisticsbureau.com. Phone: +61 417 417 307. Cost Saving Cost to Serve Videos customer orders Losing money profit leak supply chain profit

Why To Ship And How To Ship – We’ll Help You Make The Right Decisions

Gravity Supply Chain

Multimodal transport supply chains often lack end-to-end visibility. Digitize for visibility, transparency, traceability & accountability to mitigate risk! Leave a Reply [contact-form-7]. Articles

67% of Americans plan to increase online orders in 2021 and 68% favour brands that offer sustainable packaging choices at checkout


A new e-commerce survey from Ranpak reveals the new dramatic demand for sustainable packaging. The poll shows that online shopping will increase in 2021, with 68% of US online shoppers more likely to purchase from retailers and brands offering plastic-free packaging.

Evans Distribution Systems Welcomes New Director of International Solutions

3PL Insights

MELVINDALE, Mich., 23, 2021— Evans Distribution Systems, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, welcomed Dawn Harthun, as the new Director of International Solutions. In her role, Harthun will oversee international sales, solution development, and account management.

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.

Locus Robotics joins the unicorn club


Locus Robotics has announced $150 million in its latest funding round, which takes it to a current valuation of $1 billion.

Why Supply Chain Improvement is Vital Now to Your Operations

USC Consulting Group

If you’re like most manufacturers, your supply chain has been disrupted by COVID-19, especially if much of that supply came from China or Southeast Asia. Supply disruptions and downright stoppage hit back in February 2020, and demand dried up when the economy shut down shortly thereafter.

Lean 52

IIoT Keeps Manufacturing Strong in Difficult Times

DELMIA Quintiq

Many manufacturers are revamping the way they do business, but, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IioT) are not included in this. The strength of IoT and IIoT is being able to obtain data at a distance.

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story. Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss Nicole’s story and the story of her company, Candor Expedite. Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite. About Nicole Glenn.

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.

Supply Chain News on MIT Report on Factories of the Future

Supply Chain Digest

Manufacturers Must Go Be Industry 4.0 for Success, Researchers Say

How to give executives a clear view into transportation budgets

DAT Solutions

The spike in truckload shipping costs in 2020 brought extra attention to transportation budgets and operations. Given all the uncertainties that still exist in the marketplace, how can you successfully plan and execute on a new transportation budget? Best Practices and Benchmarks

Order Fulfillment: Commodity or Competitive Advantage?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your company sells its products online, there’s an important question that you need to ask yourself: can customers buy your products – or very similar products – from other eTailers? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you need to look for ways to get a leg up on those competitors. Fulfillment Services

What to Look for When Choosing an E-commerce Fulfillment Company

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Is your business quickly growing? If you have the ability to outsource, it may be time to explore third-party warehousing and E-commerce order fulfillment services.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.