March, 2021

Philip Morris Drives Manufacturing Insights Using A Digital Twin

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains quickly move through fads and buzz words. Over and over again, organizations fall in love with shiny objects moving from concept to concept. Unfortunately, shiny object love fests abound, but they do not drive value. The goal is to transition from fads to drive true innovation.

Purchasing Manufacturing Network Design Software? Consider These Factors

River Logic

Manufacturing network design software focuses on optimizing plant locations, capacity, and product flow paths. It can span what-ifs on internal production optionality versus outsourced production.

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Optimize Your E-commerce Returns Strategy With Real-Time Data

GlobalTranz

To reap the rewards of a data-driven e-commerce returns strategy, logistics leaders should follow these steps: Keep all stakeholders working together and sharing the right information with related communications via API-integrated systems.

Fashion Industry Challenges Require Elegant Demand Planning

ToolsGroup

by Nicola Buttolo, CEO Carpe Diem Valuenet. When you’re perusing luxury handbags online, or testing which cocktail dress suits you the best, you probably don’t pause to consider all the supply chain complexities and analytics required to ensure the fashion items you’re craving are in-stock.

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.

Conquering Supply Chain Uncertainty With the Right TMS

3GTMS

A year into the pandemic, declining caseloads and the vaccine rollout are sparking hope that we’re gaining ground against the virus. However, the future is still uncertain, and positioning your supply chain for success comes with many questions and challenges.

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Leveraging Virtual Twin in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

The aerospace and defense (A & D) industry is facing numerous challenges following the recent pandemic, dealing with constrained demand and vulnerable supply chains.

The Beginning of the Beginning: A Progress Report on the Digitisation of Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

OVERVIEW. We hear it everywhere: Covid-19 has accelerated digitization—but I have several questions! Is this true for the supply chain industry? What is the speed of progress specifically there? Is there real evidence that supports the impression that digitization is truly and durably accelerated?

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What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test.

A Tale of Two Industries: Surprising Demand Spikes amid Supply Chain Disruption

ToolsGroup

Levent Ozsahin, Managing Partner at Advancetics B.V. It’s human nature to miscalculate how best to respond to supply chain disruptions–either over- or under-steering in anticipation of a crisis.

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.

Harnessing Your Domestic TMS as Reshoring Trends Continue

3GTMS

Of the many things 2020 taught us, one key takeaway was understanding the global supply chain’s volatility. In the blink of an eye, offshoring manufacturing halted worldwide, forcing companies to find alternative ways to meet demand and explore potential reshoring possibilities.

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How has Integrated Business Planning Proven Itself to be a Powerful Planning Process?

Logility

The power of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) comes in helping companies align financial, sales, production, procurement and marketing information into a single plan, grounded in modern-day reality.

Viterra Initiates Global Digital Transformation Program with Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Quintiq

DELMIA Quintiq

Viterra , formally Glencore Agriculture, a global leader in the sourcing, handling, processing and marketing of agricultural commodities and products, has started a global digital transformation program to improve and accelerate its business decisions.

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Green Corridor: Gemba Your Way to Green!

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Replace florescent lights with LEDs! Forgo disposable plastic utensils! Reuse all boxes for export packaging! Compel staff to think twice before printing out hard copies of any document! These are just some of the actions that move organizations toward sustainability.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Winter Storm Alert: Major Snowstorm Threatens the Rockies and High Plains

GlobalTranz

Meteorologists at Weather.com are predicting “a major snowstorm will likely pummel parts of the Rockies and High Plains this weekend with over a foot of snow that could snarl travel, damage trees and knock out power in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska.”

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Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization vs Inventory Optimization

ToolsGroup

The subway system is the lifeblood of New York City, pre-COVID carrying an average of 5.5 million people per day in 6,684 cars across 472 stations1. Each station is part of a larger system and operates on a set schedule under one management umbrella.

A True Supply Chain Transformation Requires the Proper Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

Belcorp’s Maturity in Supply Chain Design. When companies implement enterprise software solutions, they often label that implementation as being part of their company’s digital transformation.

2020 Demonstrated the Importance of Managing Demand Variability

Logility

Last Year’s Black Swan Event Felt Like a Flock of Black Swans. Supply chain professionals are wrestling with many questions as we emerge from the year of the pandemic. Among them: What can we do to prepare for such extreme demand variability?

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.

International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge

DELMIA Quintiq

Celebrated on March 8 every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day dedicated to honoring the achievements of women throughout history and across the globe.

My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management is a team sport. Just as there are many flavors of sports teams, there are many types of supply chains. Success depends on a team pulling together against a common goal. Team play requires clear rule-definition, timekeepers, referees, and coaches.

Safer and Faster: Singapore’s Known Consignor Regime

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

It would appear that shippers are in delay to apply for Singapore Known Consignor Regime (KCR). The deadline is 30th April 2021 to submit the application to the Singapore Airport Police Division.

A World in Flux: Global Supply Chain Predictions for 2021

ToolsGroup

In episode seven of Be Ready for Anything, industry insider Bob Ferrari discusses the pivotal factors affecting global supply chain revitalization in the coming year. Discover how to pinpoint your investments in supply chain management and regain your balance, even in a shifting marketplace.

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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.

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? AGCO Logistics Team Accepts Prestigious Supply Chain Award.

Do You Really Understand What’s Driving Your Demand Planning Processes?

Logility

Descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics should be combined to optimize your demand planning processes.

The Top Supply Chain Blogs in 2021

River Logic

After a long year of hardship and loss, the world economy seems set to rebound. There's hope that COVID-19 will be vanquished through mass vaccination campaigns. Economic activity is set to return to some semblance of normality. The IMF anticipates that world GDP will grow by 5.5% in 2021 and 4.2%

Why Standardizing Your Labeling Solution Can Save You Time and Money

Loftware

We all know the feeling of having to juggle multiple solutions in our everyday jobs. It can feel like there is a new solution being unveiled every week from IT. The initial goal is to meet the ongoing needs but eventually it can become challenging to maintain.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.