Mon.Aug 01, 2022

Reshoring: “The Beginning of De-globalization” or More of the Same?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Dion Rabouin in the Wall Street Journal last week, “top executives at large U.S. companies are increasingly talking up bringing workforces and supply chains back home — known as ‘re-shoring’ — during second quarter earnings calls.

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Retail Returns: The Key to Driving Business Growth


Retail returns occur when a customer returns the purchased items to a seller in exchange for a refund, store credit, or a similar product. Returns come with plenty of challenges around logistics, inventory, and predicting volatile sales trends.

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Logistics Buyers Survey with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Bierfeldt and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics buyers survey created by Jim and his team at Logistics Marketing Advisors. About Jim Bierfeldt. Jim Bierfeldt is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors.

The Future of Supplier Management is Here, and it’s Holistic


The Future of Supplier Management is Here, and it’s Holistic. Leading, high-performing procurement organizations share one common trait–they consistently prioritize a holistic and integrated approach to Supplier Management.

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

Sales and Operations Planning: The Interpersonal Element

Logistics Bureau

Has your company ever suffered problems with, implemented, or even considered implementing a sales and operations (S&OP) planning process?

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The role of a Bill of Materials in optimizing your inventory management


Ongoing challenges in the supply chain, such as shortages caused by increased demands and the shutting down of some factories, continue to affect manufacturing businesses even to this day.

Education Industry Trends 2021-2022

IT Supply Chain

By John Hampton (pictured). Content Writer. The post Education Industry Trends 2021-2022 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The truck driver shortage is fueling supply chain chaos- What can be done to solve it?

All Things Supply Chain

In recent times, shortages of goods have caused widespread supply chain issues. Labor shortages have also been troublesome for production and the economy.

UK Manufacturing PMI: Industrial strategy can no longer be kicked into the long grass

IT Supply Chain

By Chris Barlow (pictured). Partner & Head of Manufacturing, MHA. The post UK Manufacturing PMI: Industrial strategy can no longer be kicked into the long grass appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Capture Shelf Space During Back-to-School Shopping

Zipline Logistics

With the price of essential classroom, dorm room, and clothing items highly inflated, back-to-school (BTS) shopping may look a little different for students this year. . The NRF recently published its annual back-to-school and back-to-college surveys.

Taiwan Tensions Raise Risks in One of Busiest Shipping Lanes

Supply Chain Brain

The standoff between the U.S. and China over Taiwan has thrown a spotlight on growing risks to one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes — even a minor disruption could ripple through supply chains

146 days until Christmas - Are you ready?

Cathy Roberson

As of Aug 1, there are 146 days until Christmas. Are you ready? Thanks for reading Rethinking supply chains! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. Planning for the parcel peak season is well underway for many shippers and carriers.

How the Metaverse Has Changed Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

While for some companies the concept of digital twins may be new, others in the manufacturing space have been using them for years now, proving not just their effectiveness, but also their ability to drive innovation in an increasingly competitive economy

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

How Technology Is Changing the Construction Industry Supply Chain

IT Supply Chain

By Charlie Fletcher (pictured). Freelance Writer. The post How Technology Is Changing the Construction Industry Supply Chain appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Visibility of Scope 3 Emissions Is Lacking. It’s Time to Fix That.

Supply Chain Brain

Companies seeking to decarbonize their supply chains will never reach that goal without the help of suppliers over which they assert no direct control

What Is Causing Supply Chain Issues?


Crisis in s upply chain issues has recently made headlines–everyone seems concerned and wants to know what has caused this global supply chain crisis. COVID-19 has affected this, but there are other things in the mix.

Europe’s Rhine River Is on the Brink of Effectively Closing

Supply Chain Brain

Water levels on the Rhine River are set to fall perilously close to the point at which it would effectively close, putting the trade of huge quantities of goods at risk as the continent seeks to stave off an economic crisis

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

How to avoid inventory glut resulting from the bullwhip effect

o9 Solutions

Congratulations, Demand Planners, S&OP or Inventory Managers, Supply Chain Directors, Data Analysts, and dedicated team members working hard to predict demand in the next normal and battling to keep inventory flowing onto shelves despite non-stop disruptions.

Five Ways Autonomous Vehicles Can Impact Last- and Middle-Mile Delivery

Supply Chain Brain

As supply chain managers face unprecedented challenges, autonomous vehicles (AVs) are becoming a source of relief

Supply Chain Shortages: What’s Behind Them?


Whatever the reasons, we can’t seem to keep up with the panic caused by items disappearing off the s helves. It’ s like Black Friday all year round, except people are fighting over baby formula, toilet paper, or bags of flour.

Taiwan Turmoil Prompts Detours and Delays for Global Shipping

Supply Chain Brain

China’s announcement of military drills around Taiwan as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits the island is already having ripple effects across global supply chains, prompting detours and causing delays of energy shipments

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Improving Truck Load Optimization with Better Supply Chain Planning

New Horizon Supply Chain Blog

Introduction: The Supply Chain Planning – Truck Load Optimization Disconnect. In the last decade there’s been a lot of talk from supply chain gurus about making supply chain management seamless from end to end. However, it’s easier said than done.

Watch: Dealing With Supply Chain Uncertainty

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chains are in flux, and planners will need to deal with continuing challenges in the near future, says David Food, head of supply chain marketing at Board International

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Rail Transportation and Pipelines


When vehicles move along tracks, this is called rail transportation. Rails are the most common type of guideway, but new technology has also made monorails and magnetic levitation trains possible.

Digitalization in the Real-World, Part 1


At our recent customer conference Blue Yonder ICON , we heard first-hand the chronic and new challenges supply chain, logistics, and commerce executives are facing and their strategies and implementations to realize the next visions. This is part 1 of a multiple part series to explore their stories.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

Supply Chain News on Wall Street Journal Article Raises Questions about Safety for TuSimple Driverless Truck Technology

Supply Chain Digest

Accident in April Partly Led to OnGoing FMSCA Review

Targeted Marketing and Supercookies

Enterra Insights

Privacy advocates applauded when Google announced it would follow Apple’s lead and discontinue the use of cookies on its search platform. On the other hand, the move had marketers scrambling for ways to continue effective personalized marketing.

Supply Chain News on Interesting Results from Annual Voice of the Blue Collar Worker

Supply Chain Digest

EmployBridge Says Schedule Flexibility Growing Priority for Warehouse and Manufacturing Workers