Thu.Feb 13, 2020

Get Your COV On….

Supply Chain Shaman

…the weekend is just around the corner. Happy Valentine’s Day to all my blog readers. This is my 440th blog post and the tenth anniversary Supply Chain Shaman. It seems hard to believe that I have been typing away over these years building an audience of over 20,000 global readers.

Online Consumer Shopping Trends and Supply Chain Technology

River Logic

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Is Demand Sensing Right for your Business?


The accuracy of conventional time-series forecasts eventually hits a ceiling. Because historical data is a flawed predictor of supply chain conditions over a short period of time.

Make Your Supply Chain a Sustainability Champion

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s headlines are filled with disheartening news about climate change, resource depletion, pollution, hunger, access to clean water, and poverty.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . It has been nearly three weeks since Chinese authorities in Wuhan imposed a citywide quarantine and severe transport restrictions in response to a deadly coronavirus outbreak. The virus has thus far infected more than 45,000 people and claimed the lives of at least 1,100.

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Ten years of transformation

Supply Chain Movement

During conferences or interviews, chief executives can regularly be heard to say that their company is currently undergoing a digital transformation. But what kind of transformation do they actually mean?

3 Ways to Track Air Cargo - And One More That’ll Blow Your Mind


Air shipments are the quickest and safest way to transport goods, but when it comes to tracking them, the options could get tricky!

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WHITE PAPER: Key Considerations for S/4HANA Technical Architecture


SAP S/4HANA is a next-generation business suite, which sits on top of the SAP HANA database. It’s an entirely new product and code line covering all business areas, such as finance, asset management, sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing.

Weathering the Storm: How Inventory Software can help you Manage a Product Recall


Product recalls are commonplace and are to be expected in many mass-inventory industries such as in the automotive, pharmaceutical and food industries. The risks and consequences involved in navigating the recall process can be unnerving.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. It might sound like a simple process, but it can get complicated.

Warehouse Management Systems: The What, Why and How


Warehouse management essentially refers to the monitoring, control, and optimization of complex warehouse and distribution systems.

Managing Logistics Peak Season: Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season


The post Managing Logistics Peak Season: Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Blog Posts

Doing Business in Germany


Germany is the largest economy in the EU, and it’s the second most populous country. It is the fifth largest economy in the world. . After WWII, Germany was divided into two sectors, the FRG (West Germany) and the GDR (East Germany).

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

[WHITE PAPER] 2020 Strategic Freight Management Trends


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The state of freight management is continuously changing and evolving to reflect the needs of an increasingly complex supply-chain.

10 things eft's been reading this week


As we pass what has been the deadliest day yet for coronavirus in China, we take a look at the economic toll it is taking on global supply chains.

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What are the key opportunities for business in 2020?

Savant Events

OWEAME. This week we had the great pleasure of interviewing Les Brookes, the CEO of Oliver Wight EAME, one of our Supply Chain Congress sponsors. What are the key opportunities for business in 2020?

The Shelby Group


[link]. The Shelby Group is the global leader in platform-enabled procurement optimization. We help clients across all industry sectors accelerate procurement success through three core enablement services: Platform Implementation, Program Optimization and Procurement Operations.

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Effective Content Management Is a Must


It’s no secret that managing control of your content – whether it’s data, images, barcodes, and phrases –used in labeling and packaging artwork – is critical to ensuring compliance and enforcing brand consistency. Is your company facing challenges with content used in labeling and product packaging?



[link]. Empowering Transformation. Nitor is the leader in source-to-pay transformation with a dedicated focus on advisory, consulting, and change management. The transformation starts with advisory services that focus on assessment, benchmarking and developing a roadmap.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The CO2 in Your Grocery Cart

Supply Chain Digest

Animal based Foods Create Far More Greenhouse Gas Emissions than Plants, so Expect Focus on Your Dinner Plate Soon to Save the Planet

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Measuring Digital Performance in Purchase-to-Pay Compare Your P2P Performance to Top Performers


The post Measuring Digital Performance in Purchase-to-Pay Compare Your P2P Performance to Top Performers appeared first on Ivalua


How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Delivery Drones are Taking Off! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Delivery drones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Simon Pleass at Also known as an “unmanned aerial vehicle” (UAV), a drone is an unpiloted aircraft or spacecraft.

eWorld Procurement & Supply, 3rd March 2020, London


Please join us at eWorld Procurement & Supply at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London on 3rd March. Here are details of Ivalua’s speaking slot. Please visit us on our stand, or reach out to Afrika Morris if you would like to meet up with our team at the event.

To Segment or Not to Segment: That is the Question

Enterra Insights

Historically, marketing efforts have taken advantage of segmentation. Purveyors of merchandise have intuitively understood trying to peddle wares to demographic segments of the population likely to be uninterested in their products is a waste of both time and money. So I was a bit surprised when I read a sponsored headline declaring, “Segmentation is dead!”[1]

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Ivalua NOW 2020 Paris to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World by how they Spend


Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.