March, 2022

What is Capacity Planning? Supply Chain Planning’s Feng Shui Strategy for Success


In a vacuum, we all know how supply chain planning works. You ensure supply meets demand across a multitude of factors, including market demand, internal and external forces, and your own ability to manage the chaos.

When Variability Is Our Only Constant

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past three weeks, I attempted to move my fingers on the keyboard, but to no avail. With the mounting devastation in Ukraine, my heavy heart is a roadblock to writing. My brain struggles to communicate with my fingers. The images flash in my brain as I close my eyes.


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Solving The Cold Chain Challenges

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Solving The Cold Chain Challenges. by Diane Reynolds – Project Director Healthcare Transformation at One Network Enterprises. Multiparty Networks are Proven Technology.

Top 5 Logistics Challenges and Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry


The manufacturing industry faces many challenges, such as a skilled labor shortage, supply chain instability, and inventory management issues. But with every challenge, there is an opportunity to innovate and grow.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

Paving the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

The past couple of years has been a remarkable time for e-commerce as more and more consumers have discovered the digital path to purchase.

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Agile Supply Chain: How to Bend, Not Break, Your Supply Chain Planning Process - ToolsGroup

Mary Vasile

An agile supply chain uses data, technology and collaboration to effectively navigate market volatility. Discover the strategies you need to stay flexible and competitive

The Risk of Venture Capital Takeover of Supply Chain Software Providers–Anaplan A New Victim

Supply Chain Shaman

A dark cloud is laying heavy over the supply chain management technology market. The risk of the cloud is seldom discussed, but it is omnipresent. The dark cloud is the venture capital exploitation of manufacturers. How so, you might ask? It is the buying of software companies to profit from maintenance or service revenues paid by manufacturers and retailers to their established software partners.

The Green Corridor – Logistics’ Role In Preventing The Next Pandemic

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Green Corridor – Logistics’ Role In Preventing The Next Pandemic. by Tim Foote, Founder of Susymbio. What does the transportation industry have to do with a global pandemic?

Logistics Management: What It Is and 6 Tips for Effective Management


Logistics management encompasses all that goes into the efficient movement and storage of goods and materials as they are transported through the supply chain — including the management of resources and people.

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Ukraine Conflict Now Tops the List of Supply Chain Risks

Enterra Insights

Half a decade ago, journalist Kevin O’Marah ( @komarah ) wrote, “Supply chain risk management has enjoyed a rise in prominence over the past decade as events like Japan’s tsunami, Thailand’s floods and the US west coast port strike have shone a light on the value of resilience.

Supply Chain Planning for Uncertain Times

The Network Effect

The post Supply Chain Planning for Uncertain Times appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business Resilience Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Risk

Nespresso Optimizes Orders and Inventory with End-to-End Digital Supply Chain Planning


The name Nespresso conjures images of rounded coffee capsules and luxury brewing machines for caffeine lovers worldwide. But there’s much more than expert coffee roasting and craftsmanship behind this iconic company’s success. Nespresso’s complex coffee supply chain.

The New Significance of a Logistics Strategy: Role, Success factors, and Integration

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics strategy as an enabler of new business models. Today, successful companies are those who can make a great idea come true and create an organization to support its implementation.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – March 2022

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The Big Chill - Solving the Cold Chain Challenge Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine.

Google Making Inroads Into Supply Chain and Logistics

Talking Logistics

I’ve made many supply chain and logistics predictions over the years, and have been wrong many times, including this prediction from December 2014: Google will acquire a logistics service provider (3PL) and/or a logistics software vendor.

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Trends 2022: Food and Beverage

Enterra Insights

What we eat impacts our lives in myriad ways. According to the staff at, a French lawyer by the name of Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, published the first version of the phrase, “You are what you eat.”[1]

How a Disruption in Gas Imports From Russia Could Affect Global Supply Chains

SCM Research

A few days ago, the G7 countries rejected Russian demands to pay for future gas supply in rubles. Robert Habeck, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, therefore activated the early warning stage of the country’s gas emergency plan yesterday.

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Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Supply Chain Communication: 4 Effective Strategies for Better Supplier Communication


“What we have here…is a failure to communicate.” ” One of the most famous quotes in our cultural lexicon is a sobering reminder that effective communication is one of the keys to running a successful supply chain, yet it is often overlooked in importance until it becomes an issue.

Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently changed continents and realized that my favorite hair styler wouldn’t work in the U.S., so I went online to order it.

How Shipping Can Help Save The Planet

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

How Shipping Can Help Save The Planet. by Terry Seetoh Head of APAC & Oceania at International Log Tech Company, Adnavem. Last year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released their most damning climate report ever.

It’s Now 2022: Are Consumers Growing Tired of Supply Chain Shortages and Rising Costs?

Talking Logistics

Two years ago, when many of us first experienced the supply chain impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, some situations were unprecedented — like empty store shelves, lack of availability of common household goods and only one means of shopping — e-commerce.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

St. Patrick’s Day is an Excellent Time for Supply Chains to Think Green

Enterra Insights

When you think about St. Patrick’s Day, what color springs to mind? If you didn’t answer “green,” you would be among a very small minority of people. Journalist Shaylyn Esposito ( @ShaylynEsposito ) reports blue is actually a more historically-correct color.

Intelligent IBP – The Rise of Autonomous

Supply Chain Trend

Preview – Most IBP cycles around the world are based on a 20-year-old process definition supported by 20-year-old planning concepts. This traditional IBP is not set up for a fast-changing world, where speed of decision making confers a competitive advantage. Intelligent automation will change this.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Supply Chain “Pro to Know”?


Global organizations are wrestling with big, strategic change initiatives in a volatile macroeconomy blighted by years of pandemic and now facing wartime disruptions.

Empower Better Sourcing Decisions with a Digital Supply Chain Platform  


What you don’t know about your suppliers can harm your business and its profitability. Here’s how a digital supply chain platform can help. Key Takeaways.

Secure Your Supply Chain: How to Build Resiliency for the Future

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite, Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

In this webinar, Bart Huthwaite will explore best practices in building and improving supply chain resilience for a successful and productive future.

Re-visiting the Career Lattice Concept

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Re-visiting the Career Lattice Concept. by Brett Marshall – Corporate Head of Quality at Zuellig Pharma. As the 2nd anniversary of COVID-19 related country and global shutdowns rolls past us it has been an interesting opportunity to pause for reflection upon key takeaways of the last two years.

The SEC Climate-Related Disclosures Rule: Another Supply Chain Challenge

Talking Logistics

Companies Need to Avoid the Greenwashing Trap

Enterra Insights

When younger generations think about the future, they often see a much bleaker picture than their parents saw. Warnings about climate change now seem prophetic as severe weather, droughts, and melting glaciers plague much of the globe.