June, 2022

Supply Chain Leaders, Chained to Tradition, Face the Whip

Supply Chain Shaman

As my arms stretch forward to pull for the next lap in the summer heat, three thoughts circulate in my head. (I I often write my blogs in my head as I swim. The rhythm of a lap swim helps me to think better.). During the swim, my mind races with many thoughts.

6 Customer Service Examples To Maximize Customer Loyalty


Today, there’s little reason for customers to stick with a company if they are not satisfied. Competition is intense. There are plenty of other businesses ready to compete on price and service. What can you do to make sure your customers stay with you?


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Artificial Intelligence in the Retail Sector

Enterra Insights

Inflation is starting to impact the retail sector in significant ways. Some experts believe artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities will help retailers find their way through these volatile times.

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Your Guide to a Successful 3PL Implementation Strategy


When it comes to choosing a new third-party logistics (3PL) partner , one of the most common concerns we hear about is change management.

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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.

Logility to Acquire Network Optimization Provider Starboard Solutions


With Starboard’s Digital Twin Technology, Logility Clients Can Better Answer “What if” Scenarios and Optimize Supply Chain Networks to Overcome Disruptions and Drive Growth. ATLANTA (June 28, 2022) – Logility, Inc.,

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Pushing the Supply Chain Reset Button

Supply Chain Shaman

The global supply chain that we know today is built on three assumptions: rational government policy, low variability, and availability of logistics. These core assumptions are no longer true. Over the last three years, these three fundamental assumptions unraveled: they are no longer valid.

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium 2022 Highlights


The 2022 Gartner Supply Chain Symposium is back to its pre-pandemic glory, if the crowds and session lineup were any indication.

Is It Too Late to Join Industry 4.0?

Enterra Insights

Back in January, the editorial team at Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine (MEM) published an article with the headline, “If You Haven’t Automated and Added Robotics — It Might be Too Late.”[1] ”[1] The article, however, never explains why it might be too late.

Achieve Supply Chain Visibility With Efficient Technology Integrations


Supply chains are complex and ever evolving. There are often a number of systems working in the background to keep your supply chain running smoothly.

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.

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli

The Logistics of Logistics

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli. Paula Natoli and Joe Lynch discuss the Google Cloud supply chain and the solutions they provide to their logistics and supply chain customers. About Paula Natoli .

Walgreens’ Digital Commerce Evolution: Microservices to the Rescue

Logistics Viewpoints

Brian Amend, Senior Director of Supply Chain Systems at Walgreens. You hear the term “digital transformation” everywhere. That means different things to different people.

When It Comes to Planning, Please Vote with Ike!

Supply Chain Shaman

“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ” Dwight D. Eisenhower was a military officer and statesman. The 34th president of the United States (1953 to 1961.).

ToolsGroup Acquires Onera to Extend Retail Platform from Planning to Execution


Solutions enable real-time inventory availability and fulfillment optimization for retailers.

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.

A Moment of Change – Making the Case for Visibility in Trucking

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A Moment of Change – Making the Case for Visibility in Trucking. Opinion Editorial by Wolfgang Lehmacher , Anchor Group, and Mikael Lind , Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology.

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10 Key Success Factors for UK Wholesale FMCG Market Entry

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

My first observation is what do You as a supplier mean by UK Wholesale, two short words but a lot to unpick – being structured is key and understanding where you want focus, what that means and where you have the right to win is critical. FMCG Route to Market Wholesale Andy Dixon

The ShipBob Story with Dhruv Saxena

The Logistics of Logistics

Dhruv Saxena and Joe Lynch discuss the ShipBob story. Dhruv is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShipBob , the leading global omni fulfillment platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to provide them access to best-in-class supply chain and fulfillment capabilities. About Dhruv Saxena.

Editor’s Choice: 5 Steps to Creating a Profitable Same-Day Fulfilment

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Wayne Snyder at Blue Yonder, and looks at the intricacies of the ever-growing same-day delivery market.

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.

Supply Chain Risk: It’s Not Whether Severe Weather, but When

Enterra Insights

As supply chains continue to garner negative headlines — thanks to snarled transportation systems, closed factories, and product shortages — supply chain professionals are facing a future in which severe weather will continue to give them headaches.

What is Vertical Integration? And Is It Right for Your Business?


Vertical integration is like getting bangs. Some people can really pull them off. Some people can’t.

Get Green – Our Future Workforce Demands Action

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Get Green – Our Future Workforce Demands Action. by Tim Foote , Founder of Susymbio. This month’s main focus of LogiSYM Magazine is rightly concentrating on the workforce of the future.

Now is the Right Time to Restructure Your Distribution Network

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Supply chain complexities are increasing. Shifting customer demands & habits, expanding business, and rising cost pressures are the key drivers for restructuring needs of your distribution networks. Supply Chain Logistics Management Distribution Ratib Ratib

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.

The CTO Perspective with Mario Paluzzi

The Logistics of Logistics

The CTO Perspective with Mario Paluzzi. Mario Paluzzi and Joe Lynch discuss the CTO perspective. Mario is the Chief Technical Officer at Reliance Partners , a commercial insurance agency specializing in risk management solutions for the transportation and logistics space. About Mario Paluzzi.

Why Supply Chain Convergence is Critical to Greater Agility and Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Having an effective supply chain practice has always been a difficult balancing act, even in relatively stable times. Many factors need to align for an organization to be able to source materials, produce a product and put it in the hands of customers.

Why Manufacturers Need to Rethink AI in Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The following article, written by me, was published in Industry Today on 27 May 2022. Throughout the industrial value chain, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been adopted at an accelerating rate.

Supply Chain Transformation Methodology for Complex Multinational Organizations


Supply chain transformation is on everyone’s radar right now, and with good reason. Now is a great time to examine the hub and spoke supply chain network model.

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.

Optimising Supply Chain Management in Industry 4.0

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Optimising Supply Chain Management in Industry 4.0. Feature Article by Byron Hall – Product Manager – EDI/MFT, Boomi | Member Board Of Directors, X12. Supply Chain management has undergone transformation since industry 4.0 began in 2011.

Disruption Denied: How Next-Generation Logistics Create A Resilient Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

When it comes to efficiency, today’s global supply chain has never been better. In the last 20 years, the size of the container ship has doubled – and the largest ships sailing today can haul 24,000 containers (TEU) — equal to the capacity of a freight train 44 miles long.

SCOPE SUMMIT Procurement and Supply Chain Virtual


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