Tue.May 10, 2022

Planning for Uncertainty in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The late President and five-star general Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

Is It Time for a Better Approach to Inventory Optimization? 


Smart inventory allocation and deployment starts with the right digital supply chain platform. For most businesses, the past two years have been a much-needed teaching moment on the state of their inventory planning, tracking, and management capabilities. Decades-old, tried-and-true rules ?


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The Hippocratic Oath for Forecasters


Is there an equivalent to the Hippocratic Oath for forecasters? What harm(s) can a forecaster easily avoid? This blog explores some examples. The Hippocratic Oath for Forecasters was first posted on May 10, 2022 at 9:02 am. ©2017

Is cloud calling the answer to teacher’s stress?

IT Supply Chain

By Douglas Mulvihill (pictured). Marketing Manager, UK & Ireland at Ringover. The post Is cloud calling the answer to teacher’s stress? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Perfect Your Back-to-School Strategy with End-to-End Ocean Visibility

Speaker: Mark Delaney and Steve Dowse

In this webinar, we discuss key challenges in product availability, ways to create agility in your supply chain operations despite ocean disruptions, and how end-to-end ocean visibility can mitigate key retail concerns this back-to-school season and beyond.

Wholesale Ecommerce: What Is It and How Do You Get Started?


For B2B these days, considering wholesale eCommerce for sales order management is a must. Not only does it retain key features of traditional B2B like bulk discounting, but it has numerous advantages over its in-person equivalent.

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Supply Chain Intelligence Summit! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain’s Moment of Truth Has Arrived! In April, 2022 I was invited to present at Unicorn Partners’ Supply Chain Intelligence Summit.

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Assemble-to-Order manufacturing Part 2: ERP solutions to improve operations


With a manufacturing operation based on Assemble-to-order (ATO) , success hinges on being able to get products to customers quickly. There has to be tight control over inventory, and production planning and scheduling need to ensure product delivery.

Supply Worries Send Gasoline Prices to Record Highs

Supply Chain Brain

The gasoline market is starting to run out of control — just like diesel before it

China’s COVID policies fracture global supply chains


“Is it over yet?” If there was ever a question to sum up the last several months, the aforementioned sentiment would be it. While constraints and delays continued into the first couple months of 2022, it still seemed that the year would see continuing improvement in supply chain conditions.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

Retailers turn toward private fleets

Cathy Roberson

Supply chains have encountered delivery delays, capacity constraints, and volatile rates since the COVID pandemic began in 2020. While there has been some easement, retailers are taking control of parts of their supply chains to control costs and strengthen networks.

Could Data Standards Solve the Supply Chain Crisis?

Supply Chain Brain

A lack of data sharing is one of today's most glaring issues in supply chain management. But just as important is that every stakeholder is on the same page — working with the same kind of data at the right time

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Setting Up Nurses to Succeed with Operating Room Supply Chains


Improving the operating room supply chain is imperative to helping nurses and their workflows. The post Setting Up Nurses to Succeed with Operating Room Supply Chains appeared first on Tecsys. Healthcare

Watch: Four Ways That Businesses Can Prepare for the Next Black Swan Event

Supply Chain Brain

Barry Kukkuk, chief technology officer with Netstock, details four steps that companies can take to prepare for the unpredictable

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

How to Start Executing on Your Supply Chain Sustainability Goals

IT Supply Chain

By Martin Verwijmeren (pictured). CEO & Co-Founder of MPO. The post How to Start Executing on Your Supply Chain Sustainability Goals appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Five Differences Between U.S. and European Online Returns Habits

Supply Chain Brain

Returns remain one of the hardest parts of logistics to master for a retailer or e-commerce company.

Implementing an Innovative IT Solution Part 1

Demand Driven Technologies

Every supply chain and every production plant are faced with changes sooner or later. In the 21st century, there have been many such changes: from innovative IT technologies to new methods to improve the quality of products, or the entire supply chain management system.

Baby Formula Shortage Sparks Democratic Inquiry, GOP Attack

Supply Chain Brain

Democrats are scrambling to address a baby formula shortage, as Republicans add it to their election-year criticisms of the Biden administration

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Manufacturer and Supplier: How Using a Supplier Portal Supports Inbound Freight Management


Shippers must remain vigilant to monitor inbound freight loads and coordinate with manufacturers and suppliers. Establishing a supply chain supplier portal improves overall efficiency, increases profits, lowers fees, and supports continued growth and success.

A New Way to Measure Supply Chain Climate Risks

Supply Chain Brain

AQR Capital Management, the investment firm co-founded by Cliff Asness, has come up with a new way to measure supply chain climate risks

The Freight Analytics Triad: How It All Amounts to More Efficient, Automated Management

Intelligent Audit

Automated management and evolving logistics continue to gain traction within the modern supply chain. As more shippers and logistics managers begin to focus on freight analytics, the need for a concise and reliable way to deal with everything involved becomes painfully clear.

Five Ways to Improve Compliance With Anti-Slavery Import Legislation

Supply Chain Brain

Concerns about ethical and environmentally conscious sourcing are top of mind today for companies sourcing internationally

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

DiManEx en Kansen voor West


Digitaal, Dichtbij en Duurzaam. Veel bedrijven hebben reserveonderdelen op voorraad.

Confronting the ESG Imperative in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

SupplyChainBrain is presenting its first issue devoted entirely to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related topics — with insights from industry experts engaged directly in the effort to forge ethical supply chains, and in a position to offer practical advice on how others can follow their example.

Implementing New Supply Chain Technology (Part 1)

Demand Driven Technologies

Every manufacturer is faced with change sooner or later. In the 21st century, there have been many such changes, from innovative supply chain technologies to new methods to improve the quality of products, or even the entire supply chain management system.

Achieving ESG Goals in a Least-Cost Manner

Supply Chain Brain

ESG initiatives need to be executed in the right order to realize environmental, social and economic benefits. There’s no better place to start than with a clear-eyed view of spend categories

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.