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?

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.

Supply Visibility: More Important Than Ever. Yet Elusive.

Supply Chain Shaman

Semiconductors. Plastics. Coffee. Copper. Building Supplies. Motors. The list goes on and on. Supply chain shortages abound. Today, more than 1% of the world’s container ships are stuck off major ports. Unloading times are double and costs are triple.

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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.

How Can Your Business Achieve Economic Supply Chain Sustainability?


Anybody with a stake at any point along the supply chain will tell you that things can go wrong in a second. And when they do, every business suffers the effects.

Data Tips for Supply Chain Network Design Part I: Preparation


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Making Asia a Leader – One Green Initiative at a Time

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Commentators and pundits often refer to this as the Asian Century. In terms of GDP and growth, no one can dispute that. However, there is one area that Asia could do better to show true global leadership: sustainable growth that respects the environment.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

Demand for Cost-Effectiveness Challenges Life Sciences Supply Chains


Life sciences digital supply chain planning will help the industry meet growing challenges more efficiently and effectively. When ranking supply chains that impact people’s daily lives the most, healthcare products usually pop up in the top three, behind food and water.

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.

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.

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


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When The Wheels Fall Off

Supply Chain Shaman

When The Wheels Fall Off Idiom: An unexpected problem arose, causing something to fail or go terribly wrong. In 2017, when I moved, I bought an old car. For the prior ten years, as a city dweller in Philadelphia and Baltimore, I walked everywhere.

CSR Initiatives in the Global Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Over the last decade, the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has greatly evolved. From just being environmentally friendly, it has become a holistic framework that encompasses the environment, social and corporate governance.

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.

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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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]

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.

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


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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.

Electronics Component Shortage: A Tale of Two Decades

Barbara Jorgensen

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.

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.

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.

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.