June, 2021

How to Know It's Time to Invest In a Dock and Yard Solution

C3 Solutions

Supply chains, including dock and yard management and warehouse supervision, face significant challenges and have to deal with a seemingly never-ending string of disruptions and market fluctuations.

Can we re-shore and create a US semiconductor industry? Maybe…

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Dear S&OP, you have not solved the problem

Elementum

Dear S&OP, First of all, “A for Effort”. No one can say you didn’t try. For that, we salute you. The industry hadn’t seen much change in a while, and you built quite a movement. But you have not solved the problem. We’re all trying to deliver the highest service levels at the lowest cost.

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How to Use What-if Scenarios to Create a Dynamic IBP Paradigm

Arkieva

Taking the time to perform what-if analyses on a regular basis with real and speculative events, gives planners tremendous insight into what parts of the supply chain are most sensitive to changes. As a result, planners will have a sense of what is a big deal and what is not.

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

Logistic Innovations Trending in Supply Chain Management

ShipBob

Think back 10 or 20 years ago. Did you ever expect that most of your shopping would be done online? Or that you could order anything from prescription glasses to heavy items like furniture and have it be delivered to your door in a matter of days?

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What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer

Freightos

(AKA why that couch you ordered isn’t here…and isn’t getting here tomorrow). Disclaimer: This article is a zoom out for the less freight-inclined. If you have a deeper understanding of freight, you might want to check out our Freightos Baltic Index daily container index instead.

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Asking the Right Questions Is The First Step To Drive Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year, we compile a list of top-performing Supply Chains, termed the Supply Chains to Admire.

For Distributors, Mitigating Supply Uncertainty Begins with a Better Forecast

ToolsGroup

Distribution industry supply chains have always been squeezed between manufacturers and their customers; facing increased competitive threats, escalating SKU counts, and expanding ecommerce. Today distributors are navigating increasingly unpredictable supplier lead times and availability.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Why an Expert 3PL With Strict Security Measures Is Key to Success

GlobalTranz

Cyberattacks seem to be growing in prevalence and severity, particularly those around the major supply chains in the US, including both the fuel supply chain and the food supply chain.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

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?

As Air Travel Roars Back–How Will Aircraft Suppliers Meet the New Demand?

DELMIA Quintiq

Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning & Optimization A&D aerospace airlines DELMIA supply supply chain travel

Take the Guesswork Out of Order Promising

Logility

How much time, effort, and estimation goes into figuring out how much product is available for your sales team to promise? Reduce the workload and improve accuracy with automated order promising. Sales success relies on a seamless order process.

A Story of Throwing the Baby Out With The Bathwater in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

” Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater “ is an idiomatic expression for an avoidable error where something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad, or in other words, rejecting the favorable along with the unfavorable.

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

Why a Software Proof of Concept (POC) Is Better than an RFI

ToolsGroup

A proof of concept (POC) is an increasingly common method to select the best supply chain software vendor for your company, yet many supply chain practitioners still lean on the traditional RFI (request for information) tool. Software selection is risky.

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability

GlobalTranz

Disruption has been the name of the game for more than a year as carriers continue to see overarching demands for their services increase.

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How can logistics handle disruption through supply chain resilience?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global trade disruption will continue to happen beyond the pandemic. Managing cross-border, international supply chains with multiple, disconnected systems and manual processes indeed have many pitfalls. One misfiled declaration, missing document, or unread urgent email can block a shipment.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The post Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design appeared first on AIMMS

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

8 Reasons Why Companies Choose Logility for Their Supply Chain Operations

Logility

Agility and speed are on every supply chain executive’s mind. But their well-placed concerns are much more than a reaction to recent shocks in supply disruptions, demand fluctuations, changing customer preferences and unpredictable market conditions.

My Response to SAP. Bigger, But Not The Answer We Need

Supply Chain Shaman

Mine is bigger than yours. Who cares, I say? This week, SAP announced the intention to build business communities to drive improved outcomes. I say, “About time.” ” However, when I get into the substance of the release , “I say not so fast.”

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Supply Chain Talent Shortage Demystified

ToolsGroup

In this episode of 3 Minutes in the Loop, ToolsGroup’s General Manager for North America David Barton breaks down the reasons why there is a supply chain talent shortage, and the role of automation in the shift from tactical activities to more strategic and long-term priorities for planners.

2021 Produce Season Transportation Capacity Outlook and How to Navigate the Market

GlobalTranz

Following a year of disruption, the tidal wave of shortages seems to be a recurring theme. The construction market is at an all-time high, and the weather seems all but willing to cooperate.

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Treat Operational Decision Making as a Corporate Asset

DELMIA Quintiq

Operational Decisions. The annual budgeting and strategic planning cycle that most companies go through each year intends to align the company to strategic goals and objectives that ultimately drive more value to the shareholders and stakeholders.

Retailers Embrace Gig Economy Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

The gig economy and its on-demand armies of drivers have moved people and food for years, but many retailers still hesitate to tap into Uber, Postmates and other companies to quickly move orders from stores to local customers’ doorsteps.

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How Integrated Business Planning Enables Operational Excellence

Logility

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.

The Coffee Pot Conversation That Will Not Happen

Supply Chain Shaman

View Post. I miss the work conversations by the coffee pot. Especially the old-fashioned ones that forced teams to linger and talk with colleagues as the coffee brewed. The smell and the sounds enticed me to hold my warm mug and stay a little longer.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

How to Select Supply Chain Planning Software

ToolsGroup

Selecting the right supply chain planning technology isn’t simply about solving a current challenge. The implications are much broader–if you implement the wrong software, you hinder your organization’s overall supply chain strategy and business objectives.

A chat with Scott Phillips

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global Supply Chain & Sourcing Director for ECCO Global Shoe Production & Sourcing. We are pleased to bring back in 2021 our fire-side chat column with key people in the supply chain industry.

Key Tools and Technologies to Build the Warehouse of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

Warehouse management is no longer the static element in the supply chain, but an area that’s ready for smart transformation. In an experience economy, customers want goods made to order and delivered as soon as possible, in a way that suits their flexible lifestyles.