Fri.Jan 22, 2021

The Future of Drones in the Supply Chain


Logistics industry innovators are always looking to create solutions that will cut costs and improve operational efficiencies. One application of technology that’s becoming increasingly popular within supply chains is drones.

Winter Can Turn All Supply Chains Cold

Enterra Insights

The release of Coronavirus vaccines has shone a spotlight on the importance of cold supply chains; however, I want to discuss what happens to supply chains when the weather turns cold. When most of us think about the onset of winter, we envision shoveling sidewalks and driving on slippery roads. Supply chain managers, however, must think about much more than clearing away snow and poor road conditions. John Luciani, chief operating officer of LTL solutions at A.


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Understanding the Impact of Good Financial Management for Procurement

Procurement Academy

The key to successful procurement operations is having superb financial management. Despite being overlooked by many organizations, making sure that these two areas work in harmony can help your business achieve success.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/15/2021 – 01/21/2021

All Things Supply Chain

Test Your Knowledge of Sales & Operations Execution

Many supply chain professionals have already taken this assessment spanning across multiple industries and 20 countries. The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your S&OE process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

10 Small Business Inventory Management Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Understanding the Impact of Good Finance Management on Procurement

Procurement Academy

The key to successful procurement operations is having superb financial management. Despite being overlooked by many organizations, making sure that these two areas work in harmony can help your business achieve success.

Podcast: Digital Solutions Innovator Philip Black


Philip Black is a proven technology implementation leader in several industries, including energy. As the global emerging solutions lead at Wood PLC, he currently specializes in developing blockchain solutions for multiple industries including infrastructure, mining, industrial, and power.

What is Integrated Business Planning (IBP)?


Integrated Business Planning (IBP), as mentioned in the What Is S&OP? article, is a process that Executive Management frequently uses.

The view on retail supply chains with Jim Hartshorne, MD Retail & Consumer UK&I, DHL Supply Chain


At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted the rollercoaster that the retail sector was going to be on that year.

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.

6 Operational Excellence Strategies to Score the Touchdown Every Time (video)

USC Consulting Group

All championship-caliber teams are able to transfer plays on a chalkboard to game winning performances on the field. There is a strategy laid out and the players execute that plan to perfection. This is no different for a manufacturer’s operations team looking to achieve operational excellence.

Preventing Covid-19 From Outrunning Humanity

MIT Supply Chain

Photo by Marc Rafanell López on Unsplash As delays in Covid-19 vaccinations inflict an increasing toll of deaths and economic ruin upon the US, the newly inaugurated Biden administration is releasing all doses of approved vaccines in federal storage to the states.

Seven steps to identify and prevent lost sales


Follow these steps to ensure the right product is on the shelf when and where a shopper wants it, so your brand never misses out on a sale. Identify specific instances of OOS (out-of-stocks) or phantom inventory.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 22, 2021)

Talking Logistics

We already have a guinea pig and a hamster as pets. What happens when you add a rabbit to the mix? I don’t know, but I’m going to find out this weekend. For years, my youngest daughter has been begging me to get her a pet rabbit (my wife was already on board). “I’m I’m allergic”.

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.

How smart warehouse technology can grow your warehouse capabilities


With made-to-order products, personalised service, and priority shipping becoming the norm, your warehouse operations need to get smart. We look at the many ways in which smart warehouse technology can change your business. Managing your warehouse eCommerce

Avoiding Amazon Vendor Central Chargebacks


Every Vendor Central (VC) supplier is familiar with the frustration of receiving a chargeback and seeing deductions from their payment. Due to the immense effort required to list and market a listing on Amazon, it’s important to limit or prevent these chargebacks from occurring.

Podcast | Managing Vendor Compliance With Health and Safety Rules

Supply Chain Brain

If you’re a business that’s outsourcing services, don’t think for one moment that you’re shedding responsibility for the health and safety of a vendor’s staff when they show up on your premises


What’s Stymieing Progress on IMO’s 2020 Zero-emission Shipping

American Global Logistics

Reduction of zero-carbon emissions made little progress since January 1, 2020. Progress in 2021 will likely also lag. That’s because many issues surrounding implementation remain unresolved. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandated the reduction of emissions by 50% by 2050. The baseline for emissions reduction is emissions from 2008. For the foreseeable future, implementation is […].

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

Maersk Ship Loses About 750 Containers at Sea – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Maersk Ship Loses About 750 Containers at Sea. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

Port Drayage 2021 Outlook


Port Drayage 2021 Outlook Featuring Aaron Brown, Senior Vice President, NFI Cal Cartage What do you think will be in store for the drayage industry in 2021?

Intel to Outsource More Chips – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Intel to Outsource More Chips. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

This Week in Logistics News (January 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

With the ongoing pandemic, all of life’s big events are different, even on the global stage. On Wednesday, Joe Biden was officially inaugurated as the 46 th president of the United States. The logistics around the event were difficult, but again they were different.

Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.