Mon.Apr 05, 2021

Redefine Exceptions and Fine Tune Planning to Address Uncertainty

The Smart Software

In a perfect world, Just in Time (JIT) would be the appropriate solution for inventory management. But as the saying goes “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” One enormous punch in the mouth for the global supply chain was Suez Canal Blockage that held up $9.6B

3 Capabilities You Need Now to Address Supply Variability


What do the port of Long Beach, California and the Suez Canal have in common? Water is one obvious answer to that question, but a supply chain professional might say, “recent headline-grabbing sources of supply variability that have disrupted global supply networks.”


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Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Peet’s Coffee was going through a digital transformation when Covid-19 hit.

The Coming Battle Over Infrastructure

Enterra Insights

America is one of the globe’s richest countries; yet, its infrastructure is aging and crumbling.

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.

AI Is Here to Automate the Knowledge Worker!

Supply Chain Trend

This article is my commentary on an article published in Foresight , written by the authors of the book Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise (Sanders & Wood, 2020). For the original Foresight article and other commentary, you can go here. INTRODUCTION: A NEW ERA.

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What’s the difference between purchasing and procurement?


In your supply chain, ordering more raw materials and components is a key step in the production process. Procurement and purchasing are often used interchangeably to describe the role of procurement.

QSR chains are improving profitability by owning logistics


QSR chains are using automation technology and robust reporting tools to bolster their logistics management. With the latest AI analytics tools, QSR chains can marginally boost their profitability by streamlining logistics experiences, especially for supply chain functions.

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What Is Lean Manufacturing

The Supply Chain Journal

Managers and directors within the supply chain and logistics distribution industry today are in a constant battle against waste. Time, resources, man-hours, supplies, and capacity are just some of the critical areas where an approach known as lean manufacturing is vital.

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Improve Business Alignment


As noted in our 5 Key Benefits of S&OP for your Supply Chain article, improved business alignment is an important benefit of a corporate wide S&OP effort.

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.

Craig Fuller with Tive's Krenar Komoni


Craig Fuller from FreightWaves welcomes Krenar Komoni, CEO and Founder at Tive for a discussion about the challenges (and solutions) ahead in 2021.

Why 3PL Relationships are Fraught—And How to Manage Them

Logistics Bureau

Third-party Logistics (3PL) companies are often accused of providing such poor service that their relationships with clients break down. In reality, though, there’s a host of reasons why 3PL relationships turn sour—and very often the blame can be laid at the door of the client.

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Looking to Grow Post-COVID? Think Operations Efficiency and Continuous Improvement

USC Consulting Group

What is your vision for a post-COVID future for your company? Our country and the world are going to come out of this pandemic, ideally sooner rather than later. What then?

Supply Chain News on Top 3PL Innovators Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

Gartner Cites Interesting Examples of 3PL Innovation from Bollore Logistics, Maersk Line, and GEODIS

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.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q1 2021)

Talking Logistics

The first quarter of 2020 ended with great uncertainty as businesses, schools, travel, and trade were all closed or curtailed due to the spread of Covid-19. The first quarter of 2021 ended with a mega cargo ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal and then getting unstuck six days later.

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Kuebix is a Challenger in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems


Kuebix, a leading transportation management system (TMS) provider and connected supply chain innovator, is recognized as a Challenger for the second consecutive year in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.

Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier

The Logistics of Logistics

Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier. Dawn Salvucci-Favier and Joe Lynch discuss creating faster, better freight quotes. Dawn’s company, develops dynamic pricing which enables transportation and logistics companies to deliver faster, better freight quotes.

Watch: How Satellites Are Managing the Vaccine Cold Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Steven Tompkins, director of sector development for agriculture and rail with Inmarsat, discusses the role of satellite communications in ensuring that shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine remain at designated temperatures for safe transport and delivery

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.

TrackVia introduces new partner program


We are thrilled to announce our new TrackVia Partner Program, dedicated to helping channel partners leverage the world’s leading no-code application development platform for improving business processes and workflows. .

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Targets Passenger Rail, But Freight Will Benefit, Too

Supply Chain Brain

With President Biden assigning a high priority to funding the development of infrastructure, the time for a substantial buildout of U.S. rail capacity might finally be here — at least on the passenger side

We Asked Our Team To Define 2020 In One Word. Their Responses Are Interesting

Gravity Supply Chain

As we all know, 2020 is a year like no other, so we asked some of our employees to describe 2020 in one word and share their hopes for 2021. Leave a Reply [contact-form-7]. Articles


Retailers Seen Closing Thousands of Stores Even After Pandemic

Supply Chain Brain

retailers could shutter tens of thousands of stores even after the pandemic subsides, as shoppers continue to turn toward e-commerce, according to a new report

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.

Dynamic Route planning

20Cube Logistics

Many of you would be familiar with the advantages of route planning in the logistics industry. Route planning helps in smooth, safe and on-time delivery of consignment leading to reduction in transportation cost and delivery time and also optimizing the number of vehicles used for the delivery.

Amazon Wrongly Fired Workers For Speaking Out, NLRB Says

Multichannel Merchant

The National Labor Relations Board has accused Amazon of illegally firing two tech workers last year who spoke out publicly about its treatment of fulfillment workers and its sustainability policies, and upheld a complaint by a worker who led a Queens, NY walkout in 2020, the New York Times reported.

UPS to Resume Refund Program for Late and Missed Deliveries

Intelligent Audit

The pandemic changed everything in the world of transportation. But there is hope on the horizon as the U.S. surpasses milestone after milestone for the vaccine rollout and e-commerce growth.

Become A Top Seller on Noon


The Middle East, especially the GCC region seems highly lucrative in terms of business expansion, growth for a wide range of industry verticals, especially for the eCommerce giants.

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.