Mon.Aug 08, 2022

International Supply Chain Trends and Challenges

Talking Logistics

Over halfway through 2022 we are still dealing with significant risk and uncertainty in supply chain management. And if you’re an importer or exporter moving goods via ocean carriers and ports around the world, it’s safe to say that every day is a new adventure.

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This Could Be Scary: A Halloween Candy Shortage

Enterra Insights

If geopolitics, inflation, and climate change aren’t enough to worry about, there are now warnings that there could be a shortage of Halloween Candy. The first company to sound the alarm was Hershey.


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Transforming Freight Benchmarking

Logistics Viewpoints

Most supply chain suppliers have solutions that are very similar to each other. Occasionally, a cool vendor emerges – a vendor solving an important problem in a new way. Emerge is that kind of company.

Walmart Transportation with Doug Estrada

The Logistics of Logistics

Doug Estrada and Joe Lynch discuss Walmart transportation. Doug is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart , the largest retailer in the world. About Doug Estrada. Douglas Estrada is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart Stores Inc. A graduate of Doane University in Crete, NE.

Automating Freight Forwarding Processes with CargoWise Workflow

This training guide helps freight forwarders utilize the productivity capabilities of CargoWise. It covers 5 key CargoWise Workflow features, the importance of auditing your operation’s processes, and using automation for maximum productivity.

Retail returns to default settings as the Covid online bubble bursts

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T pictured). Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero. The post Retail returns to default settings as the Covid online bubble bursts appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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NHS cyberattack – the need for proactive methods to be implemented to avoid these situations in the future

IT Supply Chain

By Trevor Dearing (pictured). EMEA Director of Technology at Illumio??. The post NHS cyberattack – the need for proactive methods to be implemented to avoid these situations in the future appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Is the supply chain talent market swinging back in favor of the employer?

All Things Supply Chain

Starting in 2020, the supply chain world was disrupted in ways previously unheard of. A pandemic shut down everything.

It’s time to think beyond the prevention box when it comes to phishing

IT Supply Chain

By Jamie Moles (pictured). Senior Technical Manager, ExtraHop. The post It’s time to think beyond the prevention box when it comes to phishing appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Key Areas Where Your Business Could Use Professional Help!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 5 Reasons to Choose Professional QA Staffing Services! Every business is doing their very best to tighten their belts right now.

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.

Staff can choose to work from home as another heatwave is on its way

IT Supply Chain

By Sion Lewis (pictured). GM EMEA, GoTo. The post Staff can choose to work from home as another heatwave is on its way appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Bet On Zipline Logistics This Bid Season

Zipline Logistics

Bid season is approaching, which means it’s time for CPG shippers with high volume, frequently run lanes to complete a request for pricing (RFP). .

A Cheesy Supply Chain Leader


Cheese is not only delicious, it’s a multi-billion-dollar market valued at USD $120.63 billion globally and growing. [1]

Direct-to-Consumer Sales Are Fueling Supply-Chain Tech Growth

Supply Chain Brain

The push by consumer-goods suppliers to reach shoppers directly is opening a new market for supply-chain technology providers, says The Wall Street Journal

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Sanford Health Achieves 90%+ Preference Card Accuracy with Tecsys Software


Multi-state health system leverages Tecsys Elite™ Healthcare’s clinically integrated supply chain software to gain… The post Sanford Health Achieves 90%+ Preference Card Accuracy with Tecsys Software appeared first on Tecsys. Press Release

The Best Drivers Are the Ones You Already Have

Supply Chain Brain

While it may seem that the solution to the truck driver shortage is simply to recruit more drivers, this overly simplified tactic may be contributing to the problem.

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News Round Up for Aug. 9, 2022

Supply Chain Digest

Zebra Pays Large Sum to Settle Scanner Patent Suit by Honeywel. Impinj Stock on Recent Tear. QR Codes being Used to Scam Consumers

Maersk Buys Danish Project Logistics Company for $61 Million

Supply Chain Brain

Moller Maersk A/S agreed to by a Danish project logistic company Martin Bencher Group, as the transport giant spends some of its windfall from surging container rates to expand its land-based operations

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Don't forget the pilots

Cathy Roberson

(Photo credit: Congratulations to the Atlas Air folks that will get a big payout upon the acquisition of Atlas Air Worldwide. Note, though, that payouts do not include any Atlas Air Worldwide pilot. Thanks for reading Rethinking supply chains!

Strike Action Likely at U.K. Port of Felixstowe

Supply Chain Brain

With pay talks deadlocked, it seems increasingly likely that the Port of Felixstowe will be closed by strike action toward the end of August, warns project4

Causes of Supply Chain Disruptions


The COVID-19 pandemic completely disrupted the global supply chain and exposed many underlying problems with the system. Let’s explore the dynamics and possible disruptions within the supply chain as a service.

How to upgrade Digital technologies in the quest for sustainability

Prophetic Technology

How can the Packaging industry leverage Smart Financing procedures to upgrade digital technologies in the pursuit of sustainability? supply chain Sustainability digital transformation Decarbonisation

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

Reports of Easing Global Supply Chain Volatility in July

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights two additional indices of global and US supply chain volatility relative to July 2022 global supply chain activity levels.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Planning Smart

American Global Logistics

Supply chain risk management (SCRM) is an art and a science. Pursue risk mitigation as an art, and you'll benefit. Pursue it as a science, and you'll also benefit. The post Supply Chain Risk Management: Planning Smart appeared first on AGL.

CEO at Logistics Tech Start-up Fired

Supply Chain Matters

Published reports indicate that logistics orchestration platform provider has fired its CEO.

Is The Market Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels?

Intelligent Audit

With retailers bursting at the seams with school supplies, the average consumer has shifted their purchasing habits from pleasure to purpose. While the U.S.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Why Warehouse Managers Need to Keep a Keen Ear for Workers’ Everyday Problems

Supply Chain Brain

The people on the warehouse floor, the folks who pick and pack your orders, and the men and women who drive the trucks that make your deliveries all know the problems that are making your business less efficient than it could be. You should encourage them to tell you

Supply Chain News on As FedEx Contractors Struggle, some Seek to be Reclassified as Franchisees

Supply Chain Digest

One Large Contractor Says as Many as One Third could Go Under

Digitalization in the Real-World, Part 2


At our recent customer conference Blue Yonder ICON , we heard first-hand the chronic and new challenges supply chain, logistics, and commerce executives are facing and their strategies and implementations to realize the next visions.