Tue.Apr 06, 2021

What is Supply Chain Resilience?


If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. What do we mean by that? Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience?

What is Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)?


A Guide to Contract Management Tools and Processes including a guide to the key steps of the Contract Lifecycle Management Process and to the benefits that using Contract Management software can bring to your Procurement processes. An Overview of Contract Lifecycle Management.

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Predicting the Future is Neither Easy nor Certain

Enterra Insights

The late philosopher Eric Hoffer and the late business guru Peter Drucker shared a common belief about the difficulty of predicting the future. Hoffer wrote, “The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.” Drucker wrote, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Few organizations, however, have the power to create the future; nevertheless, they still must do their best to anticipate it. That’s where forecasting and predictive analytics come into play.

Editor’s Choice: The Journal to Perfect 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.

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 a Dock Appointment Scheduling System Increases Freight Visibility

C3 Solutions

As a dock manager, these individuals hold the key to the “dragon’s cavern.” A trove of goodies and riches, and in bulk, not to mention. A dock manager is a front line to protecting everything through the docks. Whether it’s from the elements or other people, the job is never easy, and it never stops.

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Time Series Forecasting Basics


In this blog we briefly cover some key insights for successful time series forecasting: (a) Profiling the Shape of the Curve is the first stage, and the first step is assessing if the time series is stationary. (b)

Some crucial game-changers to hold up our Supply Chains

Prophetic Technology

Gradually, we are overcoming lockdown restrictions. Now industry from all areas and sizes face the monumental challenge of adapting to a significant shift in businesses and societies in general and are experiencing relating human emotions, buying patterns, lifestyles, and culture in general.

Why Managers Should Focus on Securing Building Entrances

IT Supply Chain

By Chad Rissanen (pictured). Chief Revenue Officer, Tevano. The post Why Managers Should Focus on Securing Building Entrances appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Blog Series: The Ultimate Guide to Supply Chain Resiliency, Part 3 – Implementation


Part 3: Implementing a successful SCRM Program. Imagine a large electronics OEM facing a loss of hundreds of millions in revenue because the supplier of one part decided to spin off a business unit.

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.

Data Driven Improvement for your Demand Driven Model

Demand Driven Technologies

Hm, seeing the visual illustrating this post I had some objections: is it really reasonable to represent the measures of a supply chain in the 21st century as following a normal law?

The Single Point of Failure in Supply Chain – The Suez Crisis!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act! GET our EBOOK HERE. In March of 2021 the world was astonished when a large cargo ship, the Ever Given, became stuck in the Suez Canal.

EV-Battery Rivals Race to Sway Biden on Import Ban

Supply Chain Brain

The development of the battery supply chain will depend on President Biden's decision this week

10 Benefits to Working with the Right Logistics Provider

Zipline Logistics

Outsourcing parts of the supply chain to a logistics provider has become commonplace for organizations further along in their growth cycle.

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.

What Is Procurement in Freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Within the modern-day supply chain, there is a lot to track and monitor and make decisions regarding. For management, one of the most critical aspects of shipping and inventory management is the concept of procurement in freight.

Collaboration aims to provide more accurate ETAs


Visibility & Collaboration: How does the Open Visibility Network expand data collaboration? Guests: Krenar Komoni, Tive and Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites.

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Watch: What Will Biden’s Executive Order on Critical Supply Chains Achieve?

Supply Chain Brain

Kamala Raman, senior director analyst with Gartner, explains the reasoning behind President Biden’s initial choice of four critical supply chains to address in a 100-day review

Black Swan Planning in the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

We can’t always plan for all circumstances, particularly in Supply Chain. But we need to at least ‘think through’ some worst-case scenarios and have some conceptual plans in place. So how good is your Supply Chain Planning? What kinds of things do you plan for?

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.

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic


Think of the role that packaging plays in your life. Think of how many wrappers, coffee pods, blister packs, clear plastic films, boxes, bags, pouches, takeout containers, etc. we handle every day. Packaging is everywhere. Unfortunately, for the past year, COVID-19 has been everywhere too.

ToolsGroup’s Support for Humanitarian and Environmental Initiatives Demonstrates its Core Values


Supply chain planning software provider proud to support Unicef, the Ocean Cleanup, World Wildlife Fund, and Banco Farmaceutico Foundation.

Supply Chain News on The State of the Big Box Distribution Center Market in North America

Supply Chain Digest

Now More than 11,000 DCs over 200,000 Square Feet in Top 22 Markets

AMER 2021 – Nitor – Agenda


Ken Cavassi. Roundtable Discussion. Boost Capital Efficiency Alongside Your Procurement Transformation. We know procurement transformations can deliver cost savings and efficiencies; did you know they can also unlock working capital – the largest component of invested capital in corporations? Join us to discuss how working capital initiatives can synergize your digital procurement transformation and maximize your organization’s potential through an integrated operational improvement program.

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.

The Value of Scalable Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A successful ad campaign and a couple of good PR placements cause a hockey stick rise in demand and revenue. Life is good. But then a cell phone rings at the quarterly “we hit our numbers” meeting and the CFO suddenly trades his champagne glass for a cup of coffee. It’s the warehouse.

Amer 2021 – Charles Barlow – Agenda


Charles Barlow. Kevin Hoolihan, Ocean Spray. Roundtable Discussion. Ocean Spray & the Wave of Success: Lessons from a 2021 Ivalua Implementation. Join Ocean Spray & The Shelby Group as they discuss their recent Ivalua Implementation. From manufacturing complexities to SAP integrations, join this discussion to see what your organization can learn from Ocean Spray’s wave of success. The post Amer 2021 – Charles Barlow – Agenda appeared first on Ivalua

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Introducing SMS Text Tracking from FreightCenter

Freight Center

The sound of success! Introducing SMS text tracking from FreightCenter! Our goal has always been to simplify your shipping experience and with this new SMS text tracking feature, we’ve done just that.

AMER 2021 – Tealbook – Agenda


Matt Palackdharry. Roundtable Discussion. Can You Bring Your Suppliers Closer to Home? Does your procurement strategy need to reshore your suppliers? Is reshoring supply chain even possible? In recent months, many international supply chain disruptions contributed to business losses that touched every industry, prompting procurement professionals to reconsider their strategies and make appropriate adjustments. Reshoring suppliers solves several relevant problems.

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.