Thu.Jan 19, 2023

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Editor’s Choice: Remove Wasted Time and Your Operations Can Soar Like an Eagle

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Open Sky Group and offers tips for removing wasted time in your operations. “Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin…” That’s an opening line from a Steve Miller song, Fly Like an Eagle.

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8 Actionable Supply Chain Trends for 2023

The Network Effect

The post 8 Actionable Supply Chain Trends for 2023 appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Improving Business Competitiveness

Enterra Insights

No one starts a business believing it can’t compete in the marketplace. Making a business competitive, however, is not as easy as many people think. Even well-established businesses constantly struggle to remain competitive in an ever-changing business environment. There are a multitude of factors that must be addressed in order to be competitive.

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[Editor’s Pick] Supply Chain Planning: What Would Don Draper Do?

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this November 2021 post from SAP’s blog, Xuan-Yen To highlights how Supply Chain Planning has changed and improved over the years.

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2024 Annual T&L M&A Report

Tenney Group, an industry specialized M&A Advisory firm in the T&L space, produced the 2024 Annual M&A Report. The report contains an in depth overview of 2023 notable deals and the market, while also providing the outlook for 2024 M&A.

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E2open’s Ocean Shipping Index Reveals Notably Improved Cross-Ocean Transit Time for Global Freight Deliveries

E2open

Latest report highlights how lessened demand for goods from Asia has continued to reduce port congestion, resulting in an average eight-day decrease in total time from booking to receipt compared to the year-ago period. AUSTIN, Texas – January 19, 2023 – E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), the connected supply chain SaaS platform with the largest multi-enterprise network, today released the Q4 2022 edition of its Ocean Shipping Index, a quarterly report that offers data-driven insights to

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E-commerce in 2023 – what’s hot & what’s not?

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. (pictured) Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero The post E-commerce in 2023 – what’s hot & what’s not? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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New Threats in the New Year: Cybersecurity Predictions in 2023

BlueYonder

In this new monthly “Security BY Design” blog series, Blue Yonder’s Cybersecurity team will look at cybersecurity in 2023. In our first blog, we predict cybersecurity will grow and are sharing some key steps you and your organizations can take to stay safe. 2022 brought a lot of change and expansion in the cybersecurity realm. Across the world we saw exponential increases in cybercriminal activity, new types of threats and scams, and many costly and unfortunate situations for organizations impac

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Yet another report of a data breach from Mailchimp

IT Supply Chain

By Patrick Wragg (pictured) Cyber Incident Response Manager, Integrity360 The post Yet another report of a data breach from Mailchimp appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Supply chain influencers

Supply Chain Movement

In 2022, influencers dominated consumer product marketing on social media. Emerging seemingly out of nowhere, they promoted products on Instagram and other social media channels and turned them into unexpected successes. Nowadays, established brands make extensive use of influencers to boost demand for their products. Recently, however, well-known cosmetics brands have seen celebrities suddenly launch their own fragrance or makeup brand and leverage their large number of followers to generate mi

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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The Sustainability Gap in Mobile Computing: How to break the four-year refresh cycle

IT Supply Chain

By Daniel Creasey (pictured) Marketing Manager, Panasonic TOUGHBOOK UK The post The Sustainability Gap in Mobile Computing: How to break the four-year refresh cycle appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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How Much Does ChatGPT Know About Supply Chain Planning Technology?

John Galt

ChatGPT is making waves in the world of AI. We put the chatbot to the test with questions about supply chain planning technology. Did it pass the test? Take a look!

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Manufacturing industry worst hit amid energy cost crises

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured) Content Writer The post Manufacturing industry worst hit amid energy cost crises appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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What is Supply Chain Management? Importance & Benefits

QAD

Supply chain management (SCM) is essential to any business strategy. Negative effects wreak havoc, impacting customer satisfaction and ROI. Facets of this broad field include demand planning, inventory management, logistics, acquisitions and partner management. Supply chain management is never boring, and there’s always more to learn. Let’s dive in.

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More Than 40 New Manufacturers Join Configura’s Platform in 2023

More than 40 manufacturers across the commercial interior, material handling, and kitchen and bath industries expand offers via Configura’s CET platform in 2023.

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EU call to ship goods, not air

IT Supply Chain

By Jo Bradley (pictured) Business Development Manager, Sparck Technologies The post EU call to ship goods, not air appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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2023 Bulk Trucking Outlook

Bulk Connection

Is 2023 the year where the supply chain finally settles down, or are we in for more instability? To get a read on how things currently stand and where an expert thinks things are headed, we sat down with Bulk Connection’s VP of Operations, Andrew Scibelli, for a Q&A session.

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A Look at the Automotive Industry in 2023

IT Supply Chain

By John Hampton (pictured) Content Writer The post A Look at the Automotive Industry in 2023 appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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The Stack: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2023

Exiger Perspectives

The Stack asked industry professionals for 2023 cybersecurity predictions and received a wealth of responses. The biggest takeaway from their findings was clear: This conversation should emphatically extend to business leaders and the board. By the end of 2022, it was almost a cliché to say that ‘cyber risk needs to be thought of as a business risk.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Top 5 Benefits of Spend Analysis

EC Sourcing Group

S pend analysis in procurement is a longstanding concept, however, implementation can be difficult without the proper tools. Spreadsheets are tedious to manage and make it extremely difficult to reap the benefits. Over the years, implementing this kind of analysis has become more accessible than ever with the advent of robust procurement tools and software.

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Research: Christmas performance, the consumer perspective

Proxima

Last Christmas… retailers must respond decisively to the fallout from the festive period After adapting to the seismic challenge of the pandemic and scrambling to adapt to shifting demands, some retailers may have hoped that the recent Christmas period would provide a welcome boost. However, with economic headwinds, and supply issues caused by factors such as China’s Covid-19 approach, and strikes in key industries, it was a period that brought significant hurdles to get over.

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Guest Blog – How To Identify Supply Chain Barriers To Boost Efficiency?

Gravity Supply Chain

Supply chain efficiency is essential for any business to remain competitive and profitable throughout its timeline. However, many companies still struggle to identify the barriers that are preventing them from achieving optimal growth. Identifying these barricades can be a challenge, but several key areas should be examined to boost supply chain efficiency.

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Snapshot of 2023 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Five

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group through its affiliate the Supply Chain Matters blog shares select individual prediction snapshots that are included in our annual 2023 predictions for industry and global supply chains research advisory. Background The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group has annually published a series of supply chain management focused predictions since its inception in 2008.

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What is Mesh Networking Trends Report

This report details the capabilities of mesh networks, how they work, and the applications they thrive in supporting. Connectivity is necessary for optimal productivity, and mesh networking will soon be a significant provider of connectivity globally.

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BR Williams and McLeod: A Milestone in Transportation

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

30 years of Partnership. 65 years of Service. 1,000,000 loads delivered. The first BR Williams load was delivered to Boston, Massachusetts, in July 1958. The goods delivered were for a customer we STILL have 65 years later. The partnerships that have developed since have truly been remarkable. We have moved products across the country and worked with almost every industry.

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The Best is Yet to Come

3PL Insights

It’s been a great year at Evans. As a fourth-generation company, we are incredibly proud to be experiencing unprecedented growth. As we enter our 94 th year, the future is bright. I am grateful for the employees, customers, and partners that have made 2022 possible. Here are a few highlights that led to our success. One of the most noteworthy highlights of 2022 was our expansion.

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Do your statistical forecasts suffer from the wiggle effect?

The Smart Software

What is the wiggle effect? It’s when your statistical forecast incorrectly predicts the ups and downs observed in your demand history when there really isn’t a pattern. It’s important to make sure your forecasts don’t wiggle unless there is a real pattern. Here is a transcript from a recent customer where this issue was discussed: The post Do your statistical forecasts suffer from the wiggle effect?

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Sharing Logistics Data Without Compromising Sensitive Information

Supply Chain Brain

A means of speeding up payment for services, factoring can help small to midsized carriers reduce overhead and increase margins.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Digital transformation predictions for 2023

Axway

Here on the Transform It Forward podcast, it’s that time of year again when we take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months, and look ahead to what’s coming down the pipe for the new year.

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Small Retailers Finally Get a Fighting Chance Thanks to a Roosevelt-Era Antitrust Law

Supply Chain Brain

Smaller retailers also see Robinson-Patman as a salve for another irritant: seeing empty shelves at their stores while larger rivals have plenty of merchandise.

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Streamlining Turnarounds: Building Efficiency in Reverse Logistics

Intelligent Audit

As the $5.7 trillion e-commerce industry continues to grow, top shippers are searching for new ways to stand out from the competition. Increasingly, they are turning to the efficiency of return as a way to woo customers. Before ordering online, people want to know they’ll be able to return an item and face as little hassle as possible. This is especially important when ordering something without seeing or touching it in person.