Mon.Sep 26, 2022

Who Is Actually Hauling Your Freight? (Another Supply Chain Visibility Blind Spot)

Talking Logistics

I have long argued that companies need to expand their definition of supply chain visibility. It goes well beyond tracking shipments, orders, inventory, and assets in motion.

One Type of Inflation is Caused by Supply Chain Issues (And That is a Good Thing)

Logistics Viewpoints

Inflation is Broad Based (Graph from Joseph Politano). Economists are beginning to speak of “immaculate disinflation.”


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Managing Inventory amid Regime Change - Smart Software

Thomas Willemain, Ph.D.

Statisticians use the “regime change” phrase in a way that has high relevance for demand planning and inventory optimization

What is Professional Indemnity Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. How Business Insurance Can Protect You! Running a business is no easy undertaking. You have to prepare yourself for all the risks and challenges that may come your way.

Downloadable Training Guide: Quoting With CargoWise Modules

With this training tool for freight forwarders, learn how to use CargoWise Quotations and One Off Quotes to create rate cards and spot quotes in order to improve the efficiency and accuracy of your internal processes.

Freight Market Update and Q4 Outlook 

Zipline Logistics

Another wild quarter in the freight market has come and gone. In Q3, CPG brands and their supply chains have been impacted by an extremely inflated economy, new bills and freight regulations, and shifts in retailer requirements.

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Five Steps to Improving Cyber Preparedness in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise for manufacturers, with the industry accounting for 65% of all ransomware attacks in 2021, but 61% of those surveyed do not have a plan in place for operational disruption

Are we losing the battle for Lithium?

All Things Supply Chain

The European Green Deal – step forward with a dose of ambiguity Hardly any industry benefits so much from The European Green Deal as lithium mining and processing. Companies in… General Procurement Management batteries china electric cars EV lithium

Walmart Wants to Hire 40,000 Holiday Workers, Fewer Than Last Year

Supply Chain Brain

This year’s hiring plan signals less need for extra manpower, as U.S. consumers contend with the highest inflation in four decades

Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Carries Lessons for Pharma Supply Chains, Says Pfizer Executive – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Carries Lessons for Pharma Supply Chains, Says Pfizer Executive. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Watch: A Look at Reshoring and Its Alternatives

Supply Chain Brain

Dan Dreyfus, global customs leader with EY, lays out the options that manufacturers are considering, as they seek to reduce their dependence on China and shift production to other regions

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Supply Chain Disruptions: The Warehouse Perspective (Part 2)


This blog was co-authored by Mark Severns, Product Marketing Director, and Logan Kluth, Product Management Director. In a series of blog articles, the Product/Solution Marketing team explores innovative solutions to guard against supply chain disruptions.

Toyota Ends Carmaking in Russia, Seeing No Path to Restart Plant

Supply Chain Brain

The automaker suspended operations at its plant in Saint Petersburg in March along with peers including Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co

A Look into a Truck Driver’s Life!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Truck Drivers – Unsung Heroes of the Supply Chain! Infographic). The next time you find everything you need on the shelves of your local grocery store, say a silent prayer for the truckers.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

New ‘Striketober’ Looms as U.S. Walkouts Increase Amid Surge in Union Activity

Supply Chain Brain

Support for labor unions in the U.S. has grown over the past year, as a surge in organizing has resulted in workers winning union elections at major corporations

The Resurgence of Contextual Marketing

Enterra Insights

Marketing professionals are bracing for new regulations restricting targeted marketing as well as the demise of website cookies. One of the strategies they are resurrecting is contextual marketing.

Aldi Boss: Shoppers are Switching in Droves

Supply Chain Brain

The boss of Aldi has said customers in the U.K. are switching to the discounter "in droves" as the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit struggling households

Supply Chain News on Wall Street Journal Analysis Finds Amazon has Hired Risky Carriers over Past Two Years

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon Says Things are Different Now

Increase Visibility and Productivity With Container Automation

This guide will help freight forwarders utilize CargoWise Container Automation for increased visibility and productivity. It covers how to use the module, the container events and automations available, and FAQs.

Supply Chain Companies Need a Profound Cultural Change in How They Treat Workers

Supply Chain Brain

There’s no way around it: Supply chain executives are going to have to flatten the hierarchy if they want to attract and retain the best workers

FedEx Ground Packs a Punch with its Revenue Management Strategy

Intelligent Audit

A week after FedEx issued a surprising pre-release for its fiscal Q1 2023 (period ending August 31), the company officially issued its financial details on Sept 22. Total company revenue increased 4.5% to $23.0 billion. Still, total operating income declined 15% to $1.19

Capacity, the unloved buffer

Demand Driven Technologies

There are three types of buffers that help manufacturers deal with variability: stock, time, and capacity. Which is the most powerful? Source.

FedEx Announces an Average 6.9% GRI Increase for 2023

Intelligent Audit

After announcing the disappointing fiscal year 2023 Q1 results for the period ending Aug 30, FedEx announced cost-cutting measures, including an average 6.9% general rate increase (GRI) for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery, effective Jan 2, 2023. “We We just announced a 6.9%

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Parcel Monitor: Preparing for Peak Season 2022

Savant Events

(Image Source: Parcel Monitor ). The 2021 holiday shopping season was a success for retailers around the world, with e-commerce sales totaling about $1.14 trillion according to Salesforce.To