April, 2022

Adapting to the Human/Machine Future

Enterra Insights

The future of work is a fascinating subject to contemplate and discuss. Prior to the pandemic, many of the articles discussing the future of work raised concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and automation taking over jobs now held by humans.

Optimizing S&OP for the High Tech Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

It’s been a bumpy ride for High Tech companies in the last two years. Although much of the disruption and volatility was unique in “magnitude”, the types of challenges experienced have been faced in the past.

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Third-Party Logistics Services & 3PLs Explained


Many shippers have realized that working with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) leads to more efficiencies and cost savings. It also allows shippers to focus on their core competencies. But 3PLs are not one size fits all.

Uh-Oh! Insights On How P&G Failed And What This Means For You

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain excellence is easier to say than to explain. Business leaders are action-oriented and competitive. Executive teams strive to drive improvement in supply chain results; yet, sadly, only four percent of public companies succeed. The reason?

Perfect Your Back-to-School Strategy with End-to-End Ocean Visibility

Speaker: Mark Delaney and Steve Dowse

In this webinar, we discuss key challenges in product availability, ways to create agility in your supply chain operations despite ocean disruptions, and how end-to-end ocean visibility can mitigate key retail concerns this back-to-school season and beyond.

Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change. by Stephanie Krishnan – Associate Vice President, IDC Manufacturing & Energy Insights Asia/Pacific, IDC Asia/Pacific. “By

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Pursue Supplier Collaboration as a Pillar of Sustainability 


Improving supplier collaboration will help you build a durable ecosystem for short- and long-term gains.

How DELMIA Empowers the Supply Chain of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

I’m passionate about computing, technology and engineering, and keen to contribute towards sustainable operations. Dassault Systèmes’ vision of harmonizing product, nature and life greatly resonated with me.

7 Tips for Choosing a 3PL Beyond Freight Rates


Today, more and more companies are recognizing the benefits of working with a third-party logistics (3PL) partner. But if you’re choosing a 3PL to work with strictly based on their rates, you could be missing out on key competitive advantages.

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Courage to Paint Outside the Lines

Supply Chain Shaman

As a child, I never painted within the lines. Always as a non-conformist, I pushed the edges and challenged boundaries. I discovered, as an adult, that I was a Myers-Briggs INFP personality type: I love to create. My imagination goes wild when I see new forms of analytics.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

Greener Shopping and Shipping: The Rise of Carbon Neutral e-Commerce Delivery

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Greener Shopping and Shipping: The Rise of Carbon Neutral e-Commerce Delivery. by Barbara Schielke, Chief HR & CSR Officer for Asendia. Worried consumers are considering the environmental impact of home delivery when they click to buy.

Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace: Advice From 30 Experts Across the Globe


Workplace stress is nothing new. Perhaps Tina Fey put it best in her wonderfully witty way, saying “I was a little excited but mostly blorft.

Route to Market & Supply Chain Interim Management - Top 3 Positions

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Recently I wrote about 10 Times you need Route to Market or Supply Chain Interim Managers. Interim Management Michael Thompson Supply Chain RTM

Blockchain and the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

When most people hear the term “blockchain,” they think finance not food. The truth is, however, that just as many lives are likely to be affected by how blockchain is used in the supply chain as how it is used in the financial sector.

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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.

FAQ: Third-Party Logistics Services & 3PLs


FAQ: Third-Party Logistics Services & 3PLs. What role do 3PLs play in the greater logistics industry? Logistics and transportation operations are an essential part of the supply chain process.

Supply Chain Compliance is About to Get a Whole Lot Tougher

Logistics Viewpoints

Abigail Myers-Antiaye – the principal product compliance manager at Coupa. In January 2023, the Germany Supply Chain Due Diligence Act will come into effect, requiring businesses to monitor supply chains for human rights violations and compliance with environmental standards.

Driving Sustainable Growth Through Supply Chain Resilience

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Driving Sustainable Growth Through Supply Chain Resilience. by Martin You – Sales Director for Asia Pacific at E2open.

The 2022 Labor Shortage: 4 Concrete Tactics to Combat Employee Turnover and Source Staff


The dreaded labor shortage. Whatever industry you’re in, you’re probably facing a swell of attrition, as 41% of the global workforce considers quitting. That thought keeping you up at night? Wondering what you can do about it? I’ve got you covered.

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

COVID-19 Isn’t Over and Supply Chains Continue to Suffer


The pandemic continues to affect supply chains today as digital supply chain management and real-time visibility become ever-more essential to the disruption-ready enterprise.

The Food Supply Chain and the War in Ukraine

Enterra Insights

If you don’t think Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine will impact your life, you’re seriously mistaken. It already has.

LogiPharma 2022: Three Key Takeaways for Pharmaceutical Companies


LogiPharma 2022, which took place earlier this month in Nice, France, brought together senior-level pharmaceutical supply chain executives for three days of insightful presentations, roundtables, and networking opportunities. Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Life Sciences Labeling events

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10 Times You Need Route to Market or Supply Chain Interim Managers

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I have been talking to a number of commercial and supply chain executives during the last few weeks and something of a theme has emerged. Route to Market Interim Management Michael Thompson Supply Chain

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.

The Role of Digitisation and Analytics in Supply Chain Resilience

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Role of Digitisation and Analytics in Supply Chain Resilience. by Dr Shereen Nassar – Global Director of Logistics Studies and Supply Chain Management Programmes Heriot-Watt University Dubai.

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): Growth Accelerated in 2021

Logistics Viewpoints

I just completed the data gathering process for ARC’s global Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) market research study. Although I have not yet completed the market forecast, I certainly have a good feel for what the WMS market experienced in 2021.

Protect Your Organization from Supply Constraints with Complete Supply Chain Visibility 


Visibility across the entire length and breadth of your supply chain is required to predict and overcome supply chain constraints. Key Takeaways.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity Risks are Increasing

Enterra Insights

When Russia invaded Ukraine with its military might, there was nearly as much talk about cyberattacks as there were about physical assaults. If the world needed a wake-up call about global cybersecurity risks, the invasion set off all sorts of alarms.

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.