Wed.Apr 14, 2021

Rethinking Your Manufacturing Footprint Optimization Strategy

River Logic

Manufacturers need to continually review their manufacturing footprint strategies to maximize opportunities, minimize risk and optimize their tactics. They need to respond quickly to new concepts and changes in consumer preferences.

Do Spreadsheets Undermine Your  ERP?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Despite what you may wish to believe the answer is almost certainly, yes. You have invested heavily in brand new ERP software and a similar investment in some smart, young consultancy people to run the implementation.

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Enhancing Digital Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

With so much commerce moving online, digital customer experience (CX) is becoming increasingly important. According to a 2018 Gartner survey, “Across all industries, at least 84 percent of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations.”[1]

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Sourcing capacity, finding freight don’t have to take all day

The Supply Chain Journal

Most innovative solutions are inspired by seemingly insurmountable problems. Visibility solutions eliminate incessant check calls. Blockchain makes tracing payments and products throughout the supply chain simple.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Artificial Intelligence reduces Supply Chain risks

Prophetic Technology

AI-based (Artificial Intelligence) automation and Analytics application keeps escalating, and it is Supply Chain (SC) risk mitigations became an important area of potential improvement. As AI applications spread out in SC management, leaders expect the market to reach billions by 2024.

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AI & IOT: Transforming the Future of Supply Chain Management

IT Supply Chain

By Aarif Habeeb (pictured). Technical Content writer at Digital Marketing Crab. The post AI & IOT: Transforming the Future of Supply Chain Management appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Finding freight data for free – WTT

The Supply Chain Journal

This episode is brought to you by Redwood, a leading logistics platform company, has provided solutions for moving and managing freight for more than 20 years.

AI/ML, SCM, The Holy Grail, and Helpful Information from Foresight


In this blog, we point the reader to a recent article “Humachine”, which identifies the general challenge of implementing decision technology to improve SCM decision making resulting in improved organizational performance and the importance of experience in the trenches.

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AI and Machine Learning in Pricing: Words of Wisdom from Our CTO

Blue Ridge

What started out in Hollywood and propeller-head pipedreams is now the future of supply chain optimization. Machine Learning and AI have been in our daily lives for over 5 decades.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Truckers and the Future of Work!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chain! Truckers and the future of work article and permission to publish here provided by Jeff Wald. There are over 3 million professional truck drivers in the United States today.

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Viewpoint: Recovering losses due to the Suez Canal blockage

The Supply Chain Journal

The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. By Shruti D. Engstrom, John N. Ellison and Luke E. Debevec.

What is Bitcoin Selfish Mining?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Right Cryptocurrency Mining Software for You? Bitcoin selfish mining article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Solving Supply-Chain Disruption Comes Down to Mathematics

Supply Chain Brain

With a digital twin and a problem-solving engine, organizations can analyze supply-chain risks and sense disruptions in real time

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Arbitration – Why have an Arbitration clause in your commercial contract?

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Timlin (pictured). Dispute Resolution Specialist, Conexus Law. The post Arbitration – Why have an Arbitration clause in your commercial contract? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Covid-19 and the Supply Chain; Complicating an Already Complex Entity


One of the most complicated processes in any manufacturing business is the supply chain. Regardless of industry; automotive, high tech, life science, or consumer packaged goods, the supply chain (even before Covid-19) was a complicated entity.

On-Demand Webinar: Reimagining the Supply Chain to Deliver Amazing Customer Experiences


As companies look for the next leap in the supply chain, innovation collaboration has become a key focus. Having interoperable digital systems create better experiences for everyone as it eliminates the friction and confusion caused by siloed systems and manual processes.

Closing Food Safety Gaps: The 3 Challenges of Food Traceability


Food safety is priority number one for the food and beverage industry as recalls have increased over the past decade.

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Accelerate or Hesitate? Real-World Data on Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Brain

Companies around the world are urgently seeking ways to better plan around demand uncertainty and improve supply chain resilience and agility. CSCMP and ToolsGroup will reveal analysis from a crucial new global survey which reveals: What planning challenges are top-of-mind for supply chain leaders.

FreightWaves Classics: Port Houston generates Texas-sized results

The Supply Chain Journal

Overview. Houston was named after former General Sam Houston, who served as president of the Republic of Texas. He led the drive for independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place about 25 miles east of what is now the city.

SEKO Logistics Launches New Facilities in Baltimore and Charlotte

Supply Chain Brain

SEKO Logistics, a provider of complete supply chain solutions, has recently opened new regional distribution hubs on the U.S. east coast in Baltimore, Maryland and Charlotte, North Carolina

Study shows rising confidence in cross-border business opportunities


A new research study investigating the international growth strategies and challenges facing CFOs and Treasurers in the UK, US, Germany and France, has shown an increased growth in business confidence across borders, despite uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and its economic repercussions.

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Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

IBM Uncovers More Attacks Against COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

A hacking campaign that IBM Corp. detected last year against organizations involved in the manufacturing, transportation and storage of COVID-19 vaccines was wider than initially understood and is now found to have targeted more than 40 companies in 14 countries, the company said Wednesday

Fragility of Suez Infrastructure Exposes Vulnerability of Global Supply Chains

American Global Logistics

Covid-19 and the Ever Given incident show the significance of the impact on supply chains. These examples make crystal clear that supply chains depend on stable and secure physical infrastructure. Without stable and secure infrastructure, extended (global) supply chains invite unnecessary risk. Infrastructure is the great enabler making international commerce possible. China’s Belt and Road […].

Channeling Strength and Resilience


Stephanie Glanville is a senior recruiter at Blue Yonder. Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, Stephanie has used her diagnosis to spread awareness, raise money, and fight for a cure, all while undergoing brutal rounds of chemotherapy.

The potential cost saving benefits of a sustainable supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

According to CDP, supply chain emissions are on average 5.5 times higher than the direct emissions produced by a corporation. But not only is a supply chain’s impact on the environment severe, but it can also lead to financial issues for companies who don’t take action to be more sustainable

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.