September, 2021

Supply Chain Digital Transformation 101: 8 Ways to Transform Your Supply Chain


Walmart founder, Sam Walton, once famously said, “Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity.”. Online retailers who have embraced digital supply chain transformation did so to combat common logistics challenges that came to a head during the pandemic.

Why You Should Outsource Logistics!

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Supply Chain Isn’t for the Faint of Heart


Tl;dr Supply chains are facing historic disruptions more than 18 months since the start of the pandemic. In reflection, we’ve seen three distinct waves of challenges, with the most recent being defined by inflation and labor shortages.

Building a Playbook for the Next Pandemic


Many organizations are seeking ways to prepare for the next wave of Delta variant, as well as other variants that may be in the pipeline. How should your organization prepare? What needs to be done today?

Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021

Holistically analyze your value chain for a resilient supply chain, even in times of crisis. Discover more about why the CCH® Tagetik Supply Chain Planning solution was named a leader in the Nucleus Research Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021 report.

Gain a Leading Edge in Inventory Management through Digital Transformation

DELMIA Quintiq

An increasing lineup of advanced digital solutions have given manufacturers the edge to transform and achieve better inventory control. The manufacturing industry is constantly searching for new and inventive ways to improve inventory management.

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The State of the Trucking Market in 2021


The state of the trucking market in 2021 is uncertain, filled with risk, and continues to evolve, making logistics management challenging.? Let’s consider these top factors affecting the trucking market, their implications on supply chains and how they are driving change within the industry. .

Sustainable Transformation is Data Driven – Driving Profitable Supply Chains from Resources to Retailing

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Introduction: The Importance of Sustainability in Asia/Pacific Supply Chains. Awareness about the impact of supply chains is growing late, with recent disruptions highlighting the benefits of increased integration between supply chain partners, resulting in greater visibility and agility.

Data Tips for Supply Chain Network Design Part I: Preparation


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Q&A With Women Making a Big Impact in Supply Chain


I’ve worked in enterprise supply chain technology for more than 20 years, and, especially in the earlier years, collaborated in teams where I was the only female in the room.

Transforming Supply Chains for Higher Performance and Resiliency

Today, just 8% of companies have the digital maturity required to achieve resilience and mitigate supply chain disruptions, as per a new HBR Analytic Services - GEP study. What can enterprises do to accelerate digital transformation? Read the full report now to find out!

Accelerate Innovation in Industrial Equipment by Building Lean, Operationally Efficient Teams

DELMIA Quintiq

Innovation is at the forefront of the Industrial Equipment industry, with electrification, autonomy, expanded functionality and new forms, footprint and features driving change.

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Digital Twin and Supply Chain Disruption – Planning that Produces Competitive Advantage

River Logic

If we didn’t know what real supply chain disruption was before, we do now.

Key Takeaways from Supply Chain Decision Makers on Peak Season Outlook 


The 2021 peak shipping season is on track to break records, and for months, industry experts, including Inbound Logistics, have discussed how the ongoing peak of e-commerce from 2020 will lead to added pressure for this holiday shopping season.

Synopsis: GeTS Webinar 9th Sept 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Building Supply Chain Resilience for Turbulent Times. This webinar was presented by CargoNow, in collaboration with GeTS (Global e-Trade Services). Joining the GeTS team , were guest speakers from Enterprise Singapore, Keeptial, TradeWaltz.

4 Reasons to Break Up With Excel and Move to Digital Supply Chain Planning

Trust your supply chain forecasts: adopt a predictive intelligence platform to outperform your supply chain goals, overcome challenges of spreadsheet-based planning, reduce risks, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.

Data Tips for Supply Chain Network Design Part II: Data Collection


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Are You Prepared For The Next Chip Shortage?


The worldwide chip shortage is bad and getting worse. Yet another aftershock of the COVID-19 pandemic, computer and hardware chips have been slow to recover amidst uncertain market conditions and a worldwide supply chain that was completely unprepared to deal with the impact.

Build Digitally Lean Consumer Goods and Home & Lifestyle Manufacturing Teams

DELMIA Quintiq

In the world of consumer goods and home and lifestyle, today’s fast-moving consumer trends demand fast delivery and quality at the lowest possible cost—for which lean programs in manufacturing are paramount.

Lifting The Gray Curtain

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I hosted the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Executing an event in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic is challenging. One of the goals of the conference was to challenge the audience to redefine work.

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.

Enchange Supply Chain House - Supply Chain Evaluation

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. FMCG Performance Improvement Supply Chain House supply chain excellence

Using Technology to build Sustainable Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Sustainability is definitely coming of age in Asia. Until recently, most businesses saw commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, as a charitable move that lowers returns on investment.

Supply Chain Network Design to Support Long Term Growth at La-Z-Boy


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Customer Experience and Technology

Enterra Insights

The pandemic has increased the importance of customer service and customer experience. In a previous article, I wrote, “As we struggle to find a way out of the pandemic, companies can help by ensuring their customer experience efforts include the human touch.”[1]

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.

Steel Yourself for Change: Fully Optimized Master Production Schedules

DELMIA Quintiq

Metals producers, particularly in the steel sector, must constantly tread a fine line between reducing operating costs, maximizing profits and satisfying an increasingly demanding customer base.

Webinar: “Supply Chain Transformation for a Sustainable Future”, September 8, 2021

SCM Research

How can innovation and new business models transform global supply chains in the transition to a sustainable economy?

How to Optimize Your P&L with Your Supply Chain (Part 2)

The Network Effect

The post How to Optimize Your P&L with Your Supply Chain (Part 2) appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Network Business financials P&L

Is This the Hardest Leadership Skill to Master?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Back in 2014, I decided to step out of the family business I had built up with my husband and start my own company centered on trust (Trustologie®). A wise friend cautioned me that if I was to teach other people how to build trust, I had to learn to trust myself first.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.