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

GlobalTranz

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?

Automating Freight Forwarding Processes with CargoWise Workflow

This training guide helps freight forwarders utilize the productivity capabilities of CargoWise. It covers 5 key CargoWise Workflow features, the importance of auditing your operation’s processes, and using automation for maximum productivity.

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

ToolsGroup

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.

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Supply Chain Visibility: A Product or Feature?

Talking Logistics

Is supply chain visibility a product or feature? I’ve been debating that question for some time, most recently in a Talking Logistics episode (stay tuned for highlights). Supply Chain Visibility solutions have been around for a long time.

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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7 Tips for Choosing a 3PL Beyond Freight Rates

GlobalTranz

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.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

100+ Supply Chain Crisis Statistics: Raw Materials, Covid-19, Labor Shortages, and More

ToolsGroup

Will the supply chain ever catch a break? While the industry continues to be rocked by world events, uncertainty has become the new normal.

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.

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

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.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

FAQ: Third-Party Logistics Services & 3PLs

GlobalTranz

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.

5 Steps to Address the Rising Geopolitical Risks to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

My recent conversations with the supply chain practitioners are dominated by supply chain risk — specifically geopolitical risks in light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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

ToolsGroup

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.

The Green Corridor – My Visit to Energy Observer – A Tour into the Future of Ocean Travel

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Green Corridor – My Visit to Energy Observer – A Tour into the Future of Ocean Travel. by Tim Foote, Founder of Susymbio. Last month, I had the privilege to visit the Energy Observer, which was making a stop right here in Singapore during her around-the-world voyage!

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.

Modex 2022: Three Takeaways To Help Secure Your Supply Chain

Loftware

Modex 2022, which took place last week in Atlanta, GA, brought together 850 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors from all over the globe. Attendees were given the opportunity to learn from hundreds of thought leaders through seminars and keynotes about supply chain trends and technologies.

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.

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

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.

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.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 15, 2022)

Talking Logistics

It’s Good Friday and the beginning of Passover, which means many folks are on vacation today. So, let’s just go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Trucking Boom Is Hitting the Brakes as Freight Demand Slows (WSJ – sub.

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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.

LogiPharma 2022: Three Key Takeaways for Pharmaceutical Companies

Loftware

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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Inflation is Changing Eating Habits and Grocery Shopping

Enterra Insights

Food prices are rising rapidly and consumers are feeling the pinch. CNN correspondent Gabe Cohen ( @GabeCohenNews ) reports, “Grocery costs keep climbing. Prices of meat, seafood, produce, cereal and other kitchen staples shot up 9% in 2021.”[1]

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.

The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key

The Logistics of Logistics

The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key. Dean Key and Joe Lynch discuss the driver’s perspective.

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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.

Challenging the Constraints: How Executives Can Mitigate Supply Chain Risks and Disruptions

Talking Logistics

The logistics industry is facing another challenging year. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rising gas prices and other disruptions continue to impact supply chains on a global scale. The pandemic alone has affected 94% of Fortune 1000 companies due to supply chain disruptions, according to Frontiers.