Fri.Jun 11, 2021

How Integrated Business Planning Enables Operational Excellence


Based on thousands of discussions with Logility customers and prospects, we know many supply chain industry professionals are willing to grant that integrated business planning (IBP) and operational excellence are not synonymous.

Agile Supply chain – How RPA and Intelligent Automation is building the next frontier for Logistics Industry

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Register for the LIVE Webinar on July 8, 2021 Thursday at 11:00am. What exactly is RPA and is this a technology that is within reach for small and large supply chains, 3PL’s and shippers or just hype?


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AI and IoT on the Cutting Edge

Enterra Insights

Most people are aware of the growing number of “things” connected to the Internet. Analysts from Statista report, “The total installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices worldwide is projected to amount to 30.9 billion units by 2025, a sharp jump from the 13.8

IKEA x Capgemini x Ivalua – Why (carbon) net zero starts in procurement & how to incorporate sustainability elements into your supplier management process?


SPEAKERS. Ivalua – Oliver Oehmke. Capgemini – Marcel Bach. Ikea – Slawomir Peter. As governments around the world start to better understand the challenges caused by Covid-19, the serious global threat posed by climate change is moving back up the commercial agenda.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Container rates rocket even higher — and there’s no end in sight

The Supply Chain Journal

Another week, another record for container shipping spot rates. And alarmingly for shippers, upward rate momentum is accelerating.

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FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Stevens Transport has done well for 40 years

The Supply Chain Journal

Stevens Transport was founded by Steven L. Aaron in Dallas, Texas in 1980 in the wake of the deregulation of the trucking industry. Steven had just sold his first business endeavor, Stevens Food, a meatpacking business based in Paris, Texas.

T-shaped towers

Supply Chain Movement

As far as forward-thinking companies are concerned, control towers are passé in 2021. There has been considerable confusion about the term ‘control tower’ in recent years.

Breaking news: Worldwide Express, GlobalTranz to merge

The Supply Chain Journal

Third-party logistics providers Worldwide Express LLC and GlobalTranz Enterprises LLC said Friday that they have merged in a multibillion-dollar deal arranged by a consortium led by CVC Capital Partners, which is providing most of the equity to consummate it.

The challenges of smart manufacturing

IT Supply Chain

By Martin Thunman (pictured). CEO & Co-Founder, Crosser. The post The challenges of smart manufacturing appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Should You Choose Ethereum or Bitcoin?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Ethereum a Good Investment? Ethereum or Bitcoin article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Meeting EV Targets through Data Collection & Analysis

IT Supply Chain

By Nick Sacke (pictured). Head of IoT Solutions, Comms365. The post Meeting EV Targets through Data Collection & Analysis appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Bringing hospital care into the home — Medically Necessary

The Supply Chain Journal

This show is brought to you by Ryder, the only fully integrated logistics & transportation provider in the industry. Ryder’s solutions cover the entire supply chain including warehousing, transportation logistics, e-commerce fulfillment, & last mile.

Smart Software to Present at Epicor Insights 2021

The Smart Software

Smart Software President and CEO to present Insights 2021 Breakout Session on Creating Competitive Advantage with Smart Inventory Planning and Optimization. Empower planning teams to reduce inventory, improve service levels, and increase operational efficiency.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Broken records: ‘Historic cargo surge’ still making waves at US ports

The Supply Chain Journal

“If I had a nickel for every time I heard …”. Add “record.”. “If If I had a nickel for every time I heard the word record associated with a U.S. port’s monthly volume ….”.

Why is Supply Chain Planning Essential for Any Business Growth?


Efficient supply chain and logistics systems can make or break a business. Even a minor disruption in any of the supply chain processes can affect the entire distribution.

Locomation and PGT Trucking Inc., agree to autonomous relay convoy deployment

The Supply Chain Journal

PITTSBURGH, PA—Locomation, the world’s first technology platform to offer human-guided autonomous truck convoying, today announced a multi-year agreement with PGT Trucking Inc., a leader in flatbed transportation, to deploy Locomation autonomous truck technology for use on PGT Trucking routes.

Intelligent Distributed Order Management: The Answer to Omnichannel Fulfillment Challenges


Last year, my cousin had a daughter, and I became an uncle for the first time. Naturally wanting to be a contender for the best uncle ever, I wanted to send a care package for my baby niece. I wanted to buy a bunch of toys, pacifiers, baby bottles, baby bibs.

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.

H.I.G. Capital makes strategic investment in Cleo

The Supply Chain Journal

Cleo , which like other companies involved in business-to-business (B2B) technology, saw rapid growth in the past year as online commerce and communication accelerated, has received a strategic investment from an affiliate of alternative investment firm H.I.G. Capital.

DELMIA Communities Week in Review for June 7

DELMIA Quintiq

Hello and Welcome to the Week in Review! This is the weekly blog post for a one-look overview of what happened in the DELMIA Communities this past week. But there is a lot more than what is below. Visit the communities to see the exchange of information and ideas between members and DELMIA experts.

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New logistics-focused SPAC LIT is stacked with top dealmakers

The Supply Chain Journal

LIT started trading Friday morning on the NASDAQ. Friday morning, Logistics Innovation Technologies Corp., a newly listed special acquisition company (SPAC), began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker LITTU.

Technology to Support Your ESG Strategy Shift


The post Technology to Support Your ESG Strategy Shift appeared first on Ivalua

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!

TSA to exempt ‘secure’ exporters from new air cargo screening

The Supply Chain Journal

Three weeks before new security rules go into effect for all export cargo moving by air, the Transportation Security Administration has finalized plans giving businesses the ability to opt out of screening every shipment prior to loading if their facilities have approved security controls.

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Accenture x Bulgari x Ivalua – Five immediate actions to take towards Sustainable Procurement


SPEAKERS. Ivalua – Oliver Oehmke. Accenture – Anna Schiller. Bulgari – Arianna Vetrugno. Sustainability is one of the most evolving and growing trends of our time, and it will dominate procurement business discussions well into the foreseeable future.

NextNav, with its warehouse-ready positioning technology, going public via SPAC

The Supply Chain Journal

NextNav, whose primary product is a next-generation GPS system that provides far more spatial data than a standard system, such as where in a building an item is located, is going public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. The SPAC is Spartacus Acquisition Co.,

Spencer Tenney and the Tenny Group Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Spencer Tenney and the Tenny Group Story. Ryan Schreiber hosts a podcast about Spencer Tenney and the Tenney Group. Spencer is the CEO of a firm that advises business owners in the 3PL, trucking, and bus industry on mergers and acquisitions. About Spencer Tenney.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.