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The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Mystery of the S&OP Phantoms!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 4 Challenges in Starting and Sustaining a SIOP (S&OP) Business Process! The company had no formal S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning), or SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) process.

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What is Multimodal Shipping?


Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

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Periodic Versus Continuous Planning – What’s Needed for Success?


The vast amount of information vying for our attention can make your head spin. When you think about how much this has changed over the last 10, 20 or more years, it is quite dizzying. It has been 13 years since the iPhone was introduced.

Forward-Thinking Technology is Improving Safety on the Roads


In recent years, technological advances have influenced nearly every aspect of the transportation industry. Technology has improved the ease and efficiency of training new drivers, optimizing truck routes, managing inventory and more.

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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

The Horrors of Ecommerce Delivery Spell More Tricks Than Treats for Consumers

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Tavener (pictured). Head of Marketing, Descartes. The post The Horrors of Ecommerce Delivery Spell More Tricks Than Treats for Consumers appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Top Three Supply Chain Best Practices to Compete with Amazon


Amazon’s foray into the business-to-business (B2B) space with Amazon Business puts distributors at risk of… The post Top Three Supply Chain Best Practices to Compete with Amazon appeared first on Tecsys. Distribution Management Posts Supply Chain Warehouse Management

Investing in SCM Technology: Vision and Trenches – Lessons for a Successful Journey


The purpose of a vision in this journey is to create a focus on the implementation of decision technology as tools to overcome inherent organizational cognitive limitations of bounded rationality and uncertainty bias to improve SCM.

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The Pandemic Imperative: Embracing the New Normal via Supply Network Transformation

IT Supply Chain

By Serge Ratmiroff (pictured). Director, Tata Consultancy Sevices (TCS). The post The Pandemic Imperative: Embracing the New Normal via Supply Network Transformation appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The Guide to Writing the Supply Management Plan

All Things Supply Chain

Supply management is one of the key components of a successful business, regardless of its niche or service portfolio. Once you find a suitable supplier or B2B partner with the… General Supply Chain Management quality management supply chain supply chain management supply chain plan

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!

Global supply chain activity surges to pre-pandemic levels In Q3, but cash crunch leaves suppliers vulnerable

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The number of purchase orders and invoices exchanged across global supply chains rose by 15% in Q3 after falling by a similar margin in Q2, the latest Index of Global Trade Health from Tradeshift can reveal.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. Consumers have demonstrated that products must do more than satisfy their demands for a particular good.

Supply Chain and Risk Management Software

EC Sourcing Group

In all stages of the procurement process, there are risks. There is the supply chain in the overall big picture, of which procurement is involved. Suppose you think about the main purposes of procurement.

Opportunities New Technologies Present for Supply Chain and Operations and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

Maine Pointe

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.

Peak Season Surcharge Differences between UPS & FedEx

Intelligent Audit

The logistics industry quivers in anticipation of the most prominent peak season in history. All signs point to unprecedented demand. And as reported by Mark Solomon of FreightWaves , demand will surge up to 50% than the 2019 holiday shopping season.

Why Current Food Supply Chains are Designed to Fail


The post Why Current Food Supply Chains are Designed to Fail appeared first on ThroughPut.

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Four Ways New Consumer Buying Behaviors Are Impacting Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Shifts in consumer buying patterns can have ripple effects through the supply chain that ultimately impact manufacturers’ own customer base and manufacturers themselves

The Remedy for Inefficiencies in Contract Manufacturing


Our health care industry depends on the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and they, in turn, depend on contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) for their outsourced manufacturing.

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.

Five Ways AI Can Solve Supply-Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

Business disruptions brought on by the pandemic have shined light on supply-chain weaknesses — and a growing opportunity for artificial intelligence

3PL Industry Perspectives

Logistics Bureau

What is going on with the 3PL industry nowadays? What is the industry needs to do better? Let us hear the insights of an expert, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey. She comes from a 3PL family and she is now based in Canada.

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The Complexity of Wind Turbine Transportation Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

As the size and complexity of wind turbines grow, so do the manufacturing process requirements and component transportation costs.

Beyond the Pandemic: 6 Reasons You Should Hire a 3PL

American Global Logistics

In the post-pandemic world, companies competing without a 3PL partner are at risk. To survive in the New Normal, your company must operate at peak performance. Operating at peak performance requires a first-rate supply chain. That means your supply chain operations can’t afford breakdowns or even missteps. They could result in catastrophic failure and strategic […]. The post Beyond the Pandemic: 6 Reasons You Should Hire a 3PL appeared first on AGL

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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.



What lies ahead for procurement post the changing times? by Bhargavi Nake. It has been almost a year since the Coronavirus pandemic was first detected. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down and left industries, dislocated. The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges across industries and recovering from it will be a rocky road. However, it is upon us how we let this affect us in the long run. The world is moving on and finding ways around the pandemic situation.

Trending Transportation Updates: October 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 October 2020! Trending Transportation Updates: October 2020 Port infrastructure gets a $220 million award from DOT The U.S.

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Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies

Supply Chain Digest

Which Technologies are Over Hyped, and which Are Ready to Really Start Delivering Value

Testing compliance made simple

DAT Solutions

The trucking industry is the backbone of the American economy. Without trucking, goods and supplies cannot get into stores or onto shelves for people to consume, it’s essential to everyday life. DAT Product News

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.