Tue.Nov 24, 2020

Supply Chain Digital Twin software: Time to Correct Your Definition

River Logic

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Trending Transportation Updates: November 2020

PLS Logistics

There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates of November 2020!

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Paris 2021 – FR – Intro


Comme l’a démontré la COVID-19, les organisations ne peuvent pas fonctionner sans chaînes d’approvisionnement efficaces – et à la suite de la pandémie, la fonction d’approvisionnement a été reconsidérée comme jamais auparavant.

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The Complexity of Cold Chain Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Compared to classic logistics with normal temperatures, cold chain logistics are challenging, expensive and complex at the same time. It is one of the most difficult types of logistics in the supply chain industry.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Perfect Storm of Supply Chain Disruption Underscores Importance of Spot Market Utilization

Talking Logistics

Are we in a perfect storm of supply chain disruption?

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Transforming Supply Chains During the Pandemic and Beyond

Enterra Insights

The pandemic has forced many companies to rethink their supply chain strategies. However, Shanton Wilcox ( @ShantonW ), U.S. manufacturing lead at PA Consulting, cautions, “Too many companies jump from appetite for change to action without fully evaluating the many ‘whys’ in between. Fully redesigning the supply chain starts with envisioning what it needs to become.

Driving flexibility & efficiency in materials handling

IT Supply Chain

By Alexander Baal (pictured). Director of Sales Operations, Jungheinrich UK. The post Driving flexibility & efficiency in materials handling appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Can you imagine your business’s new normal? Learn from Chinese experience

Prophetic Technology

Business-as-usual is yet months away to come back, if not years. Now, we are experiencing a “second way” of the pandemic, and many countries are retaking lockdowns to prevent the escalating cases of contagious people. Current circumstances forced essential changes.

Consumers Tighten their Belts, but US Shipping Remains Busy Meeting Demand for Essentials

IT Supply Chain

By Vivek Vaid (pictured). Chief Technology Officer, FourKites. The post Consumers Tighten their Belts, but US Shipping Remains Busy Meeting Demand for Essentials appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Unique Distribution Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccine Call for Unique Monitoring Approach


Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine will be unlike previous vaccine distribution efforts due to its scale and urgency.

Supply Chain Gone Viral! The Pandemic Diaries (Ebook)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. GET our EBOOK HERE. 2020 will be remembered for one thing, if nothing else, the Covid-19 Coronavirus global pandemic.

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Data Science Tools of the Trade: Monte Carlo Computer Simulation


Monte Carlo Discrete Event Computer Simulation is a particularly powerful and flexible “tool of the trade” for a wide range of challenges in supply chain and operations management.

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Healthcare Inventory Management: Three Ways to Address Supply Hoarding


The challenge for supply chain leaders is to build trust among clinicians. Here are three ways to leverage technology and automated processes to improve healthcare inventory management and gain clinician confidence.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

COVID-19 By The Numbers. My Takeaway For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

I like numbers. Working with a spreadsheet and gaining an understanding of the patterns is cathartic for me. I also like to build infographics. I joined Statista in my effort to train myself to build compelling infographics. I like their stuff.

Five Strategies for Competing With Big Retailers on Black Friday

Supply Chain Brain

In this year's peak holiday shopping season, online retailers are bracing themselves for ever-aggressive competition, the need to navigate mass inventory, and supply-chain disruptions

Optimal customer experience remains a priority

BluJay Solutions

CustomerFirst shared the news of BluJay’s annual Supply Chain Research. The article details how supply chain and logistics companies still see the customer experience as the most important brand differentiator, despite the challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story in Dutch here.

Ending Inventory Explained: How to Calculate and Its Importance


Calculating how much ending inventory you have on hand at the end of a financial year can often be a stressful challenge. You’re likely juggling between creating inventory reports and fulfilling end of year sales. We’ll shed some light on: What is ending inventory.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Lessons Learned: How the Pandemic Changed Supply-Chain Practices

Supply Chain Brain

Here are six things we’ve learned so far

Top 4 Procurement Software Trends

EC Sourcing Group

Using software in procurement management is an excellent way to help maximize proficiency and streamline your operations so that you not only increase production, you build better relationships with your suppliers, increase collaboration within your organization, and improve the entire supply chain process.

FedEx & UPS 2021 GRIs to See High Percentage Increases: What to Do Now

Intelligent Audit

The major carriers have announced significant rate increases for 2021. The rate increases for the coming year are anything but ordinary. Yes, both carriers tend to raise rates at the start of any year. Yet, FedEx and UPS 2021 GRIs, or general rate increases, come at a tumultuous time.

5 Ways Temperature Controlled Shippers Can Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The increased need for adaptability and agility sums up what nearly everyone is feeling these days—this is particularly true for companies shipping temperature sensitive freight when timing is critical. In any environment, internal and external influencers regularly affect supply chain efficiency.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Supply Chain Education and Qualifications

Logistics Bureau

In the previous episodes, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey , Supply Chain Expert, shared her thoughts on the 3PL Industry and the Technology in Supply Chain nowadays. In this video, she will be giving pieces of advice to people thinking of getting into Supply Chain.

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Recruitment platform, Monster, is appealing for more women to consider roles in the logistics, transportation and supply chain industry following a surge in the number of job vacancies available in the sector

Sustainability driving resilience and efficiencies in supply chains


“For me, there is no conflict between resilience and sustainability,” said Lucas van der Schalk, CEO of packaging company Corplex, who was speaking as part of the recent Supply Chain Europe Virtual 2020 Summit.

It’s Time To Celebrate Thanksgiving And The Turkey Supply Chain

Gravity Supply Chain

Thanksgiving is a time for food, drink, family, relaxation, and shopping, so supply chains must become outward-facing to keep up with customer expectations. Leave a Reply [contact-form-7]. Articles

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.