Tue.Jan 24, 2023

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A House Divided: The Importance of Corporate Alignment

Enterra Insights

Two years prior to being elected President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln spoke before the Illinois Republican State Convention. During that speech he echoed a sentiment found in the Bible. He declared, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Lincoln, of course, was talking about the country which, at that time, was part free and part slave-holding.

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Editor’s Choice: Consumers Will Wait for Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Survey Says: 86% of Consumers Willing to Delay E-commerce Delivery in Favor of Sustainability 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 Logistyxlooks at the findings from a recent survey on sustainability. One of Logistyx’s long-time partners, Blue Yonder, published its 2022 Consumer Sustainability Survey, revealing retail consumer preferences related t

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Top 5 Yard & Dock Management Trends in 2023

C3 Solutions

With a recession expected this year and investors waking up to the costs of doing nothing to arrest the climate crisis, sustainability is the macrotrend that all forward-thinking yard and dock managers will be placing at the forefront of their supply chain strategy in 2023. Saving money and saving the planet will align in 2023. To bring the industry into line with the goals set out in the Paris MoU, supply chain executives and dock and yard managers will need to invest in modern yard management

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Automating Procurement and Supplier Relations to Alleviate ESG Concerns

QAD

It is no secret that procurement executives are constantly seeking innovative ways to maximize efficiency and address unexpected supply disruptions. With a war raging in the Ukraine, ongoing COVID restrictions in China, and the holistic repercussions that are still being felt from the pandemic, the traditional supply chain is quickly undergoing a digitization revolution for more visibility and control.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Understanding Supply Chains Part 2 – Systems & KPIs

Logistics Bureau

What do you need to know about your supply chain? What sort of things do you need to look at in terms of Systems and KPIs? What are the key systems that businesses need to have? Watch the video to find out!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Top 6 Supply Chain KPIs: Keep Your Dashboards Simple Warehouse KPIs and Warehouse Performance No Supply Chain Strategy?

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How Automotive Companies Are Transforming Their Supply Chains, Part 1

BlueYonder

In a series of blog articles, the Product/Solutions Marketing team explores new business challenges and innovation solutions to change the game and manage disruptions. The following are the insights gained from my discussion with Salim Shaikh , who leads Blue Yonder’s Automotive Industry Strategy, during a recent Blue Yonder Live and webinars that we prepared for jointly.

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Are we on track for a full fibre future?

IT Supply Chain

By Guy Miller (pictured) CEO, MS3 Networks The post Are we on track for a full fibre future? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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ISM: How to Approach SCRM This Year

Exiger Perspectives

Last year demonstrated that supply chain risk management (SCRM) is critical for global organizations that hope for continued growth and minimum disruptions. In an article for Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Exiger’s Skyler Chi reflects on the lessons from 2022 that could help your planning for 2023: As we enter 2023, businesses must realize the volatile risk and compliance landscape will persist.

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WithSecure, on the recent Riot Games security breach

IT Supply Chain

By Tim West (pictured) Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, WithSecure The post WithSecure, on the recent Riot Games security breach appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Homeland Security Today: Bob Kolasky on Addressing the Homeland Security Threat from China

Exiger Perspectives

Exiger ‘s Bob Kolasky monthly column for Homeland Security Today focuses on homeland and national security challenges centered around China: Supply chain insecurity is exacerbated by intentional foreign investment in critical and sensitive industries. The last decade has seen a surge in foreign direct investment from China to the United States which, although it has leveled off, remains historically high.

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Initial Report of 2022 U.S. Holiday Period Sales

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an initial report of 2022 holiday period and full year retail sales reported by the National Retail Federation. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has released its report on retail sales for both the November thru December 2022 holiday fulfillment period and for all of 2022. Total retail sales, excluding automobile, gasoline and restaurant sales, were reported as $936.3 billion, growing 5.3 percent over that of 2021.

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Crisp acquires Integral Group, bringing EDI solutions to data collaboration platform

crisp

Now part of Crisp, the Integral Group offers deep expertise in EDI compliance and data integration across the CPG enterprise ecosystem. Envisioning a seamless supply chain At Crisp, we aim to connect data throughout the retail supply chain, helping brands and buyers collaborate to meet demand and reduce waste. Since launching Crisp’s data collaboration platform in 2020, we’ve built connectors that ingest data from 40+ retailers and distributors, spanning $2T in sales and 250,000 doors.

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The Role of a TMS in Data Utilization

MercuryGate

With the right technology solution, companies can leverage TMS data to reduce the time and cost spent on transporting goods while increasing the visibility of their supply chain. Data-driven transportation management systems provide organizations with the insights and capabilities to optimize logistics processes. The post The Role of a TMS in Data Utilization appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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When Life Gives You Lemons: Facing New Challenges, Transportation Industry Leaders Refocus On Resiliency

Intelligent Audit

Faced with economic uncertainties, transportation industry leaders are focused on building supply chain resiliency. For some, like parcel giants FedEx and UPS, this means deviating from standard practices; for others, resiliency means an increased reliance on innovative financing and data collection strategies. No matter which way you look at it, 2023 is off to a challenging start for much of the transportation industry.

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Webinar: The Disruption Dilemma

FLEXE

2022 brought relentless supply chain disruption: volatile demand, excess inventories and record-low warehouse and transportation capacity. Inflation and macroeconomic risk promise to make 2023 even more unpredictable.

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Supply Chain News on Freight Sees Modest again in December, but Enjoyed best Growth for All of 2022 in Four Years

Supply Chain Digest

Freight Up 16 Straight Months Versus Prior Year, but Shows Signs of Slowing

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Amware eBook Shows How to Improve the Order Fulfillment Process

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What’s at the heart of the customer experience for online buyers? Order fulfillment. All those things that happen after the click – accurately picked and carefully packaged orders, on-time delivery, customer service, returns processing.

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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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Three Procurement Technology Evolutions for 2023

Supply Chain Brain

It should come as no surprise that forward-thinking leaders place immense value on the contribution which their suppliers make.

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US “No Fly List” exposed

IT Supply Chain

By Mark Noctor (pictured) VP EMEA, Radiant Logic The post US “No Fly List” exposed appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Linking WMS and TMS for Smoother Operations

Supply Chain Brain

Fostering a marriage between the WMS and TMS is not just about saving money. It is fundamentally about keeping control.

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Ambient Network Fulfillment & Transportation

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Fortune 100 Global CPG Company Ambient Network Fulfillment & Transportation Fortune 100 Global CPG Company ~1000Shipping Points 20.000+Shipments/Year 2 DCs Goals Smarter fulfillment decisions through advanced analytics Optimization to increase service level Automating daily fulfillment & transportation decisions with a goal of no-touch planning Optimizing transportation plans to reduce transportation costs Challenges ​​Complex constraints … Continue reading "Ambient Network Fulfillment

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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5 Do's and Dont's When Selecting a CMO

Supply Chain Brain

Discover the 5 do's and don'ts when selecting a CMO ! The importance of selecting the right CMO/CDMO partnership is critical, as the benefits go beyond significant cost reduction. There is also the potential to improve and develop more strategies for pharmaceutical companies, but only if a mutually collaborative, open and trusting relationship is built.

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Three Big Questions at NRF: Recovery, Optionality, and ESG

Maine Pointe

Optimism flowed through National Retail Federations’ Big Show , propelled by 40,000 attendees, nearly 1,000 vendors, and hundreds of speakers from around the globe.

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Eurostar Blames Brexit and Border Queues for Empty Seats

Supply Chain Brain

Brexit and a shortage of border officials was increasing the time it takes to process passengers departing from London’s St. Pancras International station.

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A guide to your data and analytics journey

Supply Chain 24/7

Here's how to future-ready your workforce through upskilling in the areas of digitalization, automation, artificial intelligence and analytics.

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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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Eli Lilly Plans Manufacturing Expansion as Obesity Drug Demand Soars

Supply Chain Brain

Lilly is looking to double its capacity to make drugs that mimic incretin, a hormone that gives the sensation of having eaten, by the end of the year.

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Microsoft to Invest Billions in AI Startup – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Microsoft to Invest Billions in AI Startup Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ.

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Ford to Cut 3,200 Jobs in Europe and Move Some Work to U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

Most of the 2,500 jobs in product development and up to 700 in administrative roles the automaker is hoping to cut are located in Germany.

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