Tue.Dec 01, 2020

What’s Next: Key Supply Chain Trends To Watch In 2021

PLS Logistics

The challenging year is coming to an end. It’s time to put together the summary and get prepared to enter the new year with confidence and awareness of the supply chain trends in 2021. While there is little certainty with anything as 2020 rattled many businesses and supply chains, in particular, some things could be […]. Blog coronavirus COVID-19 meat supply chain supply chain management supply chain visibility vaccine supply chain

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6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch


As the logistics industry prepares for the 2021 supply chain trends, an uncertain future becomes the problem.

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Transportation Portfolio Diversity is the Antidote to Volatility


Freight transportation is constantly defined by the ups and downs of the market. The pandemic has underscored this reality, and many are wondering if it is time to exit the rollercoaster ride and find a more efficient way to manage freight costs and capacity on an ongoing basis.



What awaits the procurement industry in 2021? by Bhargavi Nake. There is a famous quote by Buddha which says, “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” We need to hold on to this quote now more than before. The past year has seen more ups and downs than possibly any other year.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Transportation Portfolio Diversity is the Antidote to Volatility


Freight transportation is constantly defined by the ups and downs of the market. The pandemic has underscored this reality, and many are wondering if it is time to exit the rollercoaster ride and find a more efficient way to manage freight costs and capacity on an ongoing basis.

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How to Keep a Vaccine Cold Chain Flowing

Supply Chain Brain

With multiple variants of a vaccine for COVID-19 on the brink of approval and manufacturing, concerns are arising about the ability of supply chains to distribute hundreds of millions of doses quickly and safely to healthcare providers throughout the country

Zoom Q3 earnings results

IT Supply Chain

By Tom Homer (pictured). SVP Europe at GTT. The post Zoom Q3 earnings results appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Data Science Without Modeling Impact is a Path to Disaster – Simulation to Explore the Impact of Group Size on COVID-19 Spread


In this blog post, we will briefly review some examples of being “COVID-19 adrift” with just data and then focus on the primary task – demonstrating how modeling can be used to understand the impact of group size on COVID-19 spread.

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2021 Tech predictions for the automation industry

IT Supply Chain

By Nick Offin (pictured). Head of Operations, Dynabook Northern Europe. The post 2021 Tech predictions for the automation industry appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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!

Retail Transportation Excellence Masters All the Miles – First, Middle, Last


Your retail transportation success is going to depend on how well you were able to eliminate the silos at every mile in your supply chain. The post Retail Transportation Excellence Masters All the Miles – First, Middle, Last appeared first on Tecsys.

French Legos and Customs Management – Global

BluJay Solutions

2020 is almost over, but the supply chain is still facing the challenges of today’s “new normal.”

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How to Know When the Limitations of TMS Are Hurting More Than Helping


Advancements in supply chain technology, including robotic process automation (RPA), big data analytics, and software-as-a-service […]. The post How to Know When the Limitations of TMS Are Hurting More Than Helping appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog TMS Selection

Associated Wholesale Grocers Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Shippers Platform to Streamline Productivity

BluJay Solutions

Nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler chooses BluJay for its large TMS network and technology to streamline and standardize processes.

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.

8 Steps to Accelerate Your Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Industry Star

By embracing proven Lean principles and boosting your productivity you can build a crawl-walk-run foundation for digitization success. These eight steps will help to speed up your digital supply chain transformation process.

7 innovative warehouse technologies to scale business

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation is reaching the tipping point, accelerated in part due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The shift of commerce from brick and mortar stores to e-commerce platforms has created an unprecedented demand for warehousing.

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.

Micro Apps to Digitize Your Logistics Operations

20Cube Logistics

Today, the logistics industry is one of the fastest growing in Indian, generating employment to 22 million people and posting 7.8 per cent year on year growth. The main reason for the boom is attributed to expanding ecommerce and infrastructure sectors.

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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.

How Will COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Impact Transportation Capacity in Each Mode

Intelligent Audit

Sourcing transportation capacity is vital to the supply chain. Finding available capacity within each mode, including parcel, remains elusive to companies during peak season.

Why Logistics Outsourcing can go Badly Wrong

Logistics Bureau

Having been involved in hundreds of outsourcing projects over the last 23 years, I’ve been able to deal with various clients. And when Logistics Outsourcing goes wrong, I get questions like “Who’s to blame? Is it the 3PL company who screw it up? Or Is it the customer?

Miralis Data wins Global Challenge with supply chain AI solution

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Data science consultancy and software development company Miralis has won the first ever Digital Catapult UK-Germany Global Challenge, after presenting its AI solution to multinational platform solutions company and supply chain expert CHEP Europe

Retailers Are Changing Stores into Micro-fulfillment Centers with Robots


Reuters recently hosted a panel on the topic of optimizing omni-channel fulfillment to prepare for holiday peaks.

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.

Focus on supply chain flexibility in the tough times of covid-19


As sourcing is disrupted and demand fluctuates, corporations are having to adapt their supply chain more than ever before.

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How Building Product Manufacturers Can Bounce Back in 2021

USC Consulting Group

COVID-19 has been a take-no-prisoners virus. In mere months, thousands of businesses have folded in a variety of industries or are on the verge of closing. Some sectors have proven to be more resilient than others though.

Insurer Swiss Re predicts major supply chain shift, with reshoring and resilience measures generating new demand


Fundamental restructuring to global supply chains due to the disruption of the flow of goods caused by recent lockdowns is predicted in the latest Swiss Re Institute sigma study.

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Warehouses at peak capacity struggle with demand

DAT Solutions

At this stage in the holiday shipping season, demand for logistics services is continuing to grow in both retail and manufacturing sectors, but according to the recent results from the Logistics Managers Index (LMI), “firms cannot add logistics infrastructure quickly enough to keep up with burgeoning demand.”. Market Update

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.