Wed.Oct 05, 2022

How Artificial Intelligence Bolsters Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The continued disruption of supply chains suggests that the challenges of the COVID-19 era have been more than a blip in an otherwise stable period of global business. It’s time to take proactive action to prepare

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ToolsGroup Welcomes Pierre Custeau as Chief Technology Officer


Montreal-based executive brings extensive experience in AI-driven SaaS technology. BOSTON — Oct 6, 2022 — ToolsGroup , a global leader in AI-driven retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, announces it has appointed Pierre Custeau as Chief Technology Officer. .


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FourKites Visibility 2022: Learn. Connect. Be Inspired.

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I attended FourKites Visibility 2022 in Chicago, IL. It was nice to be back at an in-person event, networking with peers, learning from subject matter experts, and taking in the sights and sounds of Chicago. As the tagline said, I was there to learn, connect, and be inspired.

Why are investments in precious metals not an outdated type of passive income?

IT Supply Chain

By Ellie Yantsan (pictured). DigitalMarketer. The post Why are investments in precious metals not an outdated type of passive income? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

How to Achieve a More Sustainable and Environment Friendly Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Start Your Business’ Sustainability Journey in 5 Steps! A sustainable and environment friendly supply chain is a key component for any successful business.

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What is the Warehouse Role in Fulfilment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles! There is nothing new about warehousing. Written records from ancient civilizations refer to the storage of items in bulk so that they can be used at a later date.

The Trucking Industry Needs to Prepare for the Q4 Retail Boom

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers are stuck with questions: What happens if there aren’t enough drivers to transport products on time? How do we get more drivers with profits down? And how do we provide a cushion for elevated diesel costs

A Cognitive Control Tower Will Enable Actionable Visibility!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Control Tower – Is Yours Real or Smoke and Mirrors? In my last article, I spoke about the hesitancy standing in the way of multi-tier visibility. But once you have that visibility the journey has only just begun.

Boeing’s China Orders Dry Up on U.S. Tensions in Boost for Airbus

Supply Chain Brain

Boeing missed out on a 40-plane deal in September, following an even bigger hit in July, when China ordered nearly 300 Airbus aircraft worth about $37 billion at sticker prices

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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.

4 Associates Share Personal Stories in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. People all over the world come together to show their support for those that have been affected by breast cancer and to raise awareness.

U.S. Logistics Managers’ Gauge Rises for First Time Since March

Supply Chain Brain

The Logistics Managers’ Index increased to 61.4 in September from 59.7 a month earlier, the report posted online Oct. 4 showed

CAPS Conference: The Economist Projects What’s in Store for the Global Economy


I had the opportunity to sit in on a very thorough presentation by a member of the Economist Intelligence Unit at the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies meeting today. This was followed by a compelling Q&A session with a number of CSCO’s and some important insights.

Much-Needed Canadian Grain Piles Up Amid Fear of Rail Bottleneck

Supply Chain Brain

Shippers are worried about the railways’ ability to haul grain, as Canadian farmers harvest the nation’s third-biggest wheat crop on record and 42% more canola than a year ago

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.

The Interoperability of Logistics Data: TMS, WMS, ERP, OMS & More

Intelligent Audit

Collection, tracking, and managing shipping data are essential for business intelligence. However, logistics data becomes complex, especially when separated throughout various departments, businesses, and systems. This is where interoperability comes in.

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Merck in Deal With Sinopharm to Bring Covid Pill to China

Supply Chain Brain

The deal with Chinese state-owned drug-maker Sinopharm to import and market its antiviral molnupiravir in China is a sign the country is considering more COVID-19 medicines from overseas developers

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World Trade Organization Predicts Significant Slowdown in Global Trade Next Year

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides a side panel supplementary update to our prior posted blog highlighting the latest reported September and Q3 global and regional PMI indices that indicate manufacturing contraction has begun.

Unprecedented Year Increases Los Angeles Port Emissions

Supply Chain Brain

Ships at anchor and supply chain challenges have impacted the results of the 2021 Air Emissions Inventory

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.

Transforming your commercial investment decisions and processes to withstand market disruptions

o9 Solutions

It goes without saying that we now live in an era of continuous global disruptions that send shocks across many supply chains. Rapid consumer demand shifts are splintering investment decisions and processes even as global trends become more digitally transformative.

Stop Relying on Excess Inventory as an Insurance Policy

Supply Chain Brain

For some supply chain managers, the upheavals of recent years have justified their entrenched approach of relying on excess inventory as an insurance policy. They’ve learned the hard way that old methods don’t cut it anymore

Q3 Parcel & Last Mile Market and the Q4 Outlook

Cathy Roberson

So… this…I’ve had this idea to do a quarterly trend and outlook deck for a while so after some thought, this is what I’ve come up with for the parcel and last-mile market. If you’d like to receive these, just let me know by subscribing to this newsletter.

How Can Companies Near-shore Manufacturing Successfully to Mexico?

Supply Chain Brain

Mexico is becoming an increasingly popular destination for near-shoring among American businesses, but there are many pitfal

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.

o9 Solutions Awarded 5 “Best-in-Class” Distinctions in the POI 2022 Enterprise Planning Vendor Panorama (EPx) Report

o9 Solutions

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How Macy’s Has Avoided — So Far — the Inventory Pileup Plaguing Other Apparel Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The department store chain has so far avoided the worst of an inventory pileup because it acted early and aggressively on data signaling worrisome sales trends

Supply Chain by the Numbers for October 6, 2022

Supply Chain Digest

Container Lines Cancelling Sailings in Peak Season. New Manufacturing Orders Now Declining. Inventory Levels Soaring at Nike. Amazon Workers in New York Walk out Over Safety Issue

GEODIS Unveils New Cross-Border Delivery Service

Supply Chain Brain

Michael Lamia, senior vice president of GEODIS MyParcel, introduces the company's new direct-to-consumer cross-border delivery service to 28 countries

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.

Writing Skills: Cohesion and Coherence

SCM Research

Something that I, as a reviewer and editor, have unfortunately seen too often in academic manuscripts is a lack of cohesion and coherence. Cohesion is the glue that holds sentences together. Coherence makes sure ideas connect to create a clear “whole”.

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An Optimized, Frictionless Commerce Platform Solves Five Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Brain

What are the toughest challenges now disrupting supply chains, and how can frictionless applications solve them

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Companies are Paying more than Warehouse Owners are Asking for Space

Supply Chain Digest

The Gap is Growing