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 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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Shipper Prep Tips for the CVSA Roadcheck, 72-Hour Capacity Reduction

GlobalTranz

While the world is ready for a strong return to economic and logistics stability, there’s another risk on the horizon. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CSVA) International Roadcheck is set for May 4-6, 2021. Also known as the CVSA roadcheck, it spans three days.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rethinking Your Manufacturing Footprint Optimization Strategy

River Logic

Manufacturers need to continually review their manufacturing footprint strategies to maximize opportunities, minimize risk and optimize their tactics. They need to respond quickly to new concepts and changes in consumer preferences.

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.

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.

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.

How WMS Suppliers Helped Their Customers Hit the Covid-19 Curveball

Logistics Viewpoints

Hitting an unanticipated curveball is arguably one of the most difficult tasks in sports. In fact, people commonly use it as a metaphor in business situations “I didn’t meet the deadline. They threw me a curveball.”

Green Corridor: Pace and Resolve Needed to Help Reach Sustainability Goals

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

By Timothy Foote, Susymbio, boutique consulting. On Reflection. Being a logistics operations professional, I am always concerned about “slipping backwards.” It’s not an unreasonable concern. Managers involved with process control often worry about the same thing.

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.

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.