August, 2021

How 3D Printing Will Change Supply Chains

The Network Effect

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What is Material Requirements Planning (And do you need it)?


Material Requirements Planning software can be a good solution for modern manufacturers. But how does MRP work, and how is it different from other modern manufacturing software? And most importantly, does your business actually need it?


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Supply Chain Sustainability: 3 Pillars for the Future of Business


The voices calling for responsible business practices to extend to the value chain are many and urgent.

Here’s How to Measure Inventory Health


Looking for a relatively quick way to measure inventory health? “It It all starts with a demand-driven approach,” says Gerrott Faulkingham, director of solution engineering at ToolsGroup.

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.

5 Things to Look for When Vetting Logistics Transportation Services


As logistics continues to grow more lucrative to the customer experience, 3PLs are playing an increasing role in the supply chain. Vetting 3PLs and transportation management services providers is a complex topic and shippers may not know where to begin.

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A Chat with Katie Kinraid

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

We are pleased to continue our 2021 series our fire-side chat column with key people in the supply chain industry. It is with particular pleasure to chat-up with Katie Kinraid, of BluJay Asia Pacific.

Building A Guiding Coalition for Change

Supply Chain Shaman

Gates’ Law: “Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years.” ” Bill Gates. Today, my goal is to finish the agenda for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

Eliminate the Risk of “Getting it Wrong” by Standardizing Your Labeling


The intricacies and nuances of an organization’s labeling processes are… complicated to say the least, and one component contributing handily to that reality is labeling.

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3 Best Practices for Supply Chain Network Design


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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.

Supply Chain Risk Management : The Challenges Driving Increased Interest in Managed Service


Any discussion on supply chain risk management and applying managed transportation to help prevent risks from coming to fruition is incomplete without touching on the pandemic to overcome supply chain disruption.

A new path forward in supply chain technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is an industry slow to change. Large shippers still use Excel spreadsheets to plan their operations, and even the most beneficial logistics technology is sometimes looked at warily. If it isn’t broken, these stakeholders reason, there’s nothing to fix.

Towards Successful Digital Transformation – Separating the hype from reality

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Futuristic road transportation technology with digital data transfer graphic showing concept of traffic big data analytic and internet of things. Logistics and supply chains are integral parts of business operations in any industry, especially during an economic downturn.

What Is Supply Chain Risk Management…and Why Can’t I Get a PS5?


Do you want to buy a Playstation 5? Get in line. Severe supplier constraints and the resulting chip shortage have made things quite tenuous for fans of Sony’s latest gaming system.

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.

Supply Chain Challenges on the Electronics and Manufacturing Industry

Kendall Paradise

Getting Started with Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design


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Transportation as a Service: The Value of Cloud-Based Transportation Management + 3PL Partnerships


Cloud-based transportation management offers a variety of benefits for businesses that operate in the global supply chain. But there are times when it becomes necessary to outsource the entire process thoroughly, which many refer to as transportation as a service.

“Transitory” Inflation and Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The phrases “transitory inflation” and “supply chain disruption” have been frequently used in the general and business news media this summer. And they have at times been used together to describe the general economic environment.

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.

AspireNXT helps Enhance employee productivity by Securing and Managing End User devices with VMware Workspace One

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A Customer challenge…… “A reputable and leading logistics company in Singapore dealing in Freight Logistics, Warehouse Logistics and Customs Brokerage was facing a unique challenge. It had over 2000 devices distributed across geographies.

Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Execution in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP supply chain excellence

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IoT Benefits for Supply Chain Operations

Enterra Insights

Many experts believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to revolutionize supply chain operations. As I have noted in previous posts, the “revolution” has been slowed by security and standardization issues.

No, AI has not killed supply chain management

Supply Chain Movement

Some have argued that supply chain management is on its way to becoming obsolete. Recent events would seem suggest otherwise. . Death of Supply Chain? Almost three years ago, Harvard Business Review published a provocative article entitled ‘The Death of Supply Chain Management’.

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.

When to Switch From In-House to Managed Logistics Transportation Services


The supply chain is evolving, and the standards used for managed logistics transportation services today are more data- and technology-driven than those of the past.

The Greenest Mile: Planning’s Role in Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability is a higher priority than ever. In MIT’s State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021 , 80% of executives surveyed said the pandemic either had no impact on their commitment or increased it.

Straw Pallets – A Game Changer?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Rising sea levels, deforestation, melting of the polar ice caps are all familiar words and phrases used in relation to our environment. For years scientists and activists have been lobbying the need to reduce our carbon footprint.

Why Automation Is the Food Industry’s Answer to Supply Chain Disruption


To ensure long-term growth and protect customer loyalty, businesses need to strive for the automation of supply chain planning. Food and beverage (F&B) industry executives face mounting pressure to keep up with soaring demand.

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.

Is Blockchain Fit for Function in the Supply Chain?

Enterra Insights

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of hype about blockchain and its potential to make supply chains better. Not everyone, however, is a believer. For example, Kai Stinchcombe, CEO and co-founder of True Link Financial, bluntly asserts, “Don’t believe the hype.

Identify the Drivers of Distribution Center Performance Before Scaling Your DC


As warehousing undergoes a fundamental shift with the onslaught of e-commerce, it’s imperative that organizations identify the specific drivers that impact performance, establish e-commerce-relevant metrics, and continually monitor performance to navigate this transition successfully.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Sourcing Execution in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. FMCG Dave Jordan Sourcing supply chain excellence SUPPLY PLANNING