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.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

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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3 Best Practices for Supply Chain Network Design


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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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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.

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.

Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. These goals are often at odds with one another. How do you find the optimum balance? This guide offers hands-on advice that will help you use network design to achieve successful results.

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.

Transforming Operating and Communication Protocols in the Supply Chain with Business Rugged Devices

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

PREAMBLE: The supply chain and logistics sector is undergoing seismic transformation due to accelerated digitalisation of global trade and commerce. Companies now need to be communicating in real-time, while meeting higher demands and increase in volume of transactions.

The Return of Demand: How Aerospace & Defense Can Prepare for the Next Normal with Virtual Twins

DELMIA Quintiq

The Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry is arguably one that was most immediately and severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis. This is especially true in the commercial aircraft segment.

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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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Getting Started with Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design


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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.

Transportation Strategies for Continued Success

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider. The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS).

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.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

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.

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.

Beverage Brands Unlock Recovery and Growth with Inventory Optimization


Since the onset of the pandemic, online direct-to-consumer channels have become an absolute necessity for the beverage industry, where historical e-commerce penetration has been relatively low.

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’.

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.