April, 2021

Data-Driven Packaging Solutions: Prepare for Success with the Right Directions

CHAINalytics

Taking your packaging system to the next level? You’ll only get there efficiently if you know the facts. Sure, you can rely on hard data – the numbers don’t lie, right? Well, not exactly.

The Ever Given Continues to Impact Supply Chains Despite Being Freed from the Suez Canal

Kuebix

The world received exciting news this week as a 220,200-ton cargo ship named the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal after being stuck for six days. The Suez Canal is one of the most important trade arteries in the world. It connects Asia to Europe and the U.S. East Coast.

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3 Ways to Benchmark to Boost Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

I have benchmarked supply chains for businesses all over the world for 25 years or so and have seen some incredible results. If you’ve never done a benchmarking exercise before, read on.

How a Dock Appointment Scheduling System Increases Freight Visibility

C3 Solutions

As a dock manager, these individuals hold the key to the “dragon’s cavern.” A trove of goodies and riches, and in bulk, not to mention. A dock manager is a front line to protecting everything through the docks. Whether it’s from the elements or other people, the job is never easy, and it never stops.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

MANAGING RISK IN PROCUREMENT EFFECTIVELY

Eyvo

How to effectively manage risk in procurement? Risk management in procurement. by Bhargavi Nake. For many, risk-taking in everyday life is normal. Some businesses even look forward to taking a “calculated risk”. However, in procurement, the last thing you want is a risk.

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Going Bananas: A look at the supply chain for the most consumed fruit

Americold

Have you ever wondered how you get fresh and ready-to-eat bananas in your kitchen throughout the year? Did you know those bananas can travel around the world staying fresh without turning brown for weeks at a time? cold storage

5 Questions to Answer to Improve Your Customer Service Performance

Industry Star

Using your supply chain capabilities as a tool to increase customer satisfaction while controlling costs is a great way to differentiate you from your competitors, increase customer loyalty, and sustain long-term revenue growth. Strategy Customer Service Fulfillment

What is new for CFOs in Sales and Operations Planning?

DynaSys

The Sales and Operations Planning process has evolved over the years to become what Oliver Wight calls Integrated Business Planning (IBP) , providing, among other characteristics, a full integration of financial forecasts for the next 2 to 3 years.

Pandemic Induced Supply Chain Issues

Arkieva

Recently, we have heard about several product shortages and other issues in the supply chain. Let us try and make sense of some of these in this blog. As I live in the US, my experience is somewhat limited to what happened here.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like.

How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

As I sit at my desk answering client calls, spring beckons. I am a gardener, and my dirty plastic clogs sit patiently on the mat by the door, calling me during the workday. This winter—darkened by the cold, cruel hand of COVID-19—was harsh.

What Can You Do to Ensure Your Supply Chain Stays Compliant?

Logility

Know your vendors and apply consistent policies and procedures. Compliance is an ongoing challenge for businesses today. True corporate responsibility involves more than just your products and internal operations; it’s incumbent upon you to ensure compliance across the supply chain.

The Secret to Rapid Digitisation: A Dual Platform Strategy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The new network way of thinking that digitises and maximises enterprise performance quickly. OVERVIEW. One of the industry’s biggest concerns is how to digitise and transform quickly, without starting from scratch and having to throw away your enormous investment in traditional systems.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Avoiding Stagnation: How Ratioform Stays Agile with Supply Chain Automation

ToolsGroup

In episode eight of Be Ready for Anything, we hear from Mathias Kempe, the Director of Operations at Ratioform. Mathias takes us through Ratioform’s journey from manual planning to an automated system that could adapt to uncertainty.

Food Supply Chain Emissions

SCM Research

The importance of food supply chain emissions has increased. According to a study, entitled Food Systems Are Responsible for a Third of Global Anthropogenic GHG Emissions , recently published in Nature Food by Monica Crippa et al.

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How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

GlobalTranz

Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

When a person suddenly hits or jams their toe, it hurts. It is one of those howling, bent over, moments of pain. A stubbed toe is often accompanied by words that you hope your children don’t hear. Stubbed toes hurt a lot, even when the injury is not severe. The reason?

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Why Do So Many Integrated Business Planning Initiatives Fail?

Logility

What is integrated business planning (IBP)? Is it identical to sales and operations Planning (S&OP), an extension of it, or something altogether separate? A GPS for your business? That sounds more like a slogan than a practical definition.

Digital and the Supply Chain—How Far Have We Come?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The reality of digitalisation. Two years of digital transformation in two months,” was the comment that one retailer made when discussing how COVID-19 had accelerated their digitalisation journey. For many organisations, this change was forced upon them so they could continue to run their businesses.

5 Tips to Drive a Profitable Supply Chain Using Cost-to-Serve Models

River Logic

This is especially true with the need to extract data from multiple ERP, logistics, and CRM systems. Supply chain complexities exacerbate these calculations, as does the need for speed and flexibility. cost optimization cost-to-serve customer profitability

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Driving Sustainability in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The global pandemic has created a watershed moment for global supply chains. As we adjust and respond to this “new normal”, one important area is the effect of these shifts on the environment. From that perspective some changes have been clearly positive (e.g.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. What do we mean by that? Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience?

We Only Have One Planet: Supply Chains Can Help Save It

Enterra Insights

Today marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, an event that reminds us we have only one planet on which we are all passengers.

Want to Make Integrated Business Planning a Success? Here’s How.

Logility

Integrated business planning (IBP) is gaining traction as more companies look at refining their sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. It’s worth the effort to document what IBP means for your business, if for no other reason than you can’t implement what you can’t define.

Keeping an Eye on the Big Picture

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As a direct result of the pandemic, the demand for e-grocery has risen by more than 60%. Warehouses across the country struggled to cope with the sudden influx of orders.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.