Mon.Apr 12, 2021

Vertical Farming: A Solution to Waste and Inefficiency in the Food Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

The global food supply chain is in trouble

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Green Corridor: Pace and Resolve Needed to Help Reach Sustainability Goals

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

By Timothy Foote, Susymbio, boutique consulting. On Reflection. Being a logistics operations professional, I am always concerned about “slipping backwards.” It’s not an unreasonable concern. Managers involved with process control often worry about the same thing.


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Straight Talk on 5G for Industrial Applications

Logistics Viewpoints

Pietro Valsecchi, Covestro’s Expert on 5G. 5G represents the next generation of broadband cellular technology. I have written before that 5G for supply chain applications is still at the hype stage. However, the 5G protocol is slowly evolving to add more features for industrial applications.

Scaling Technology to Enhance Customer Engagement

Talking Logistics

The words we tend to use to describe successful supply chains — agile, responsive, flexible — went from concepts to strategic imperatives last year due to the pandemic. This is true for all stakeholders in the industry, but especially for logistics service providers (LSPs).

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Addressing Cost Control in Labeling and Artwork

IT Supply Chain

By Ashley Tartaglia (pictured). Account Executive at Loftware. The post Addressing Cost Control in Labeling and Artwork appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Last Mile Deliveries and Route Optimization: The Complete Guide


Last Mile Deliveries and Route Optimization: The Complete Guide Last mile delivery is the final step of a product’s movement from a warehouse or inventory to the customer’s doorstep.

Women and Manufacturing Host Tracy Coon: How Software Solutions Benefit Your Manufacturing Company

Blue Ridge

Women and Manufacturing podcast Episode 146 hosts Tracy Coon to solve big problems in supply chain inventory planning software.

Reliable Vaccine Distribution Through S&OE


For anyone that wants to understand the difference between S&OP and S&OE, all they need to do is to listen to the news to hear the latest on the effort for the country to effectively distribute Covid-19 vaccines.

The Long and Short of Designing a Distribution Network

Logistics Bureau

I’ve noticed a trend in recent years in that when businesses want to check their distribution networks or design a distribution network , they immediately jump into loads and loads of detail.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

What really went wrong at Suez Canal and how to prevent it in the future?


Take a look at an analysis of what really went wrong at the Suez canal and how technology can solve the challenges faced in logistics.

Identifying Logistics Spend and Opportunities for Cost Savings: Strategies to Consider


In today’s complex retail environment, businesses are competing with ecommerce giants like Amazon to meet evolving customer expectations to receive items anywhere, anytime and as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible.

Watch: Adjusting Global Supply Chains to a Reopened Economy

Supply Chain Brain

Thomas Goldsby, Professor & Haslam Chair in Logistics in the Supply Chain Management Department at the University of Tennessee, sketches a picture of how supply chains might be permanently changed by the pandemic, even as they adjust to its end

2021 Trucking Outlook: What To Know and What to Expect | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

The year 2020 was anything but ordinary, and the imbalance caused by shutdowns and business restrictions continues to affect supply chains across the world in 2021. Such ripple effects impacted consumer spending patterns and exacerbated pricing, leading to spikes in truck freight rates

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.

FourKites Introduces the Carrier Connect Guarantee

Supply Chain Brain

FourKites, a supply chain visibility solution platform, has announced a new Carrier Connect Guarantee, a service level agreement that provides customers with comprehensive carrier onboarding

Sourcing is No Longer a One-Trick Pony


With all things occurring in the world today, pandemics, natural disasters have led to larger times to manufacture/delivery, supply chain management—the processes, systems and ideologies are being challenged to think differently—particularly when it is involved in construction and operation phases of the asset lifecycle.

Understanding Bitcoin!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Quick Overview of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology! Infographic). Understanding Bitcoin article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Supply Chain News on Manufacturing Still Matters, with Swirling Dynamics around Possible Reshoring

Supply Chain Digest

Should US Government Subsidize US Semiconductor Production

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.

Dealing with Big Data

Enterra Insights

Big data remains a big deal. Because data is being generated at rate that would astonish previous generations. From the earliest starting point of time until 2003,” observes Priya Dialani ( @priyadialani ), founder of Les Fleurs, “the whole world just had five billion gigabytes of data. A similar amount of data was produced over just two days in 2011. By 2013, this volume was created every 10 minutes.”[1] 1] Unlike most things found in abundance, the value of big data continues to increase.

Right to Repair – How the European Union tries to extend the lifecycle of products

All Things Supply Chain

Technology is becoming more integrated into our daily lives, but the life span of devices is getting shorter. Many products get thrown out once their batteries die to be replaced… General Production closed loop closed loop logistics EU european union manufacturing right to repair

Look closer at out-of-stocks to improve forecast accuracy


When out-of-stocks occur, point-of-sale data, which is the basis for a good demand forecast, reflects lower demand than what consumers actually want to purchase. To keep from under-forecasting demand, you need to account for these events somehow in your data.

Executive S&OP Meeting


As referenced in the S&OP: 7-Step Business Process article, the Executive S&OP Meeting serves multiple strategic purposes.

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.

o9 Solutions Reports Record Annual Revenue Bookings in Q1’21

o9 Solutions

This article has also been published on Business Wire. DALLAS, 12 April, 2021 — o9 Solutions Inc., a premier AI-driven integrated planning and operations solution provider for the enterprise, reported record annual recurring revenue bookings in Q1 2021, continuing the strong momentum from 2020.

L.A.-Area Port Backlog Persists as Imports Surge

Supply Chain Brain

Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia persisted over the past week as imports surged through March, usually one of the slower months of the year for container volumes

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Watch: How Domestic Manufacturers Will Be Affected by Biden’s Executive Order

Supply Chain Brain

A discussion about the implications of President Biden’s executive order on the review of critical supply chains with two experts from Kroll Inc.: