September, 2022

Avoiding Dead-end Streets As We Build the Future of Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

I am writing this post from a hotel room in Chicago. My feet are swollen, and my luggage overflows with dirty laundry. I have not been home since the end of August. This week, I spoke at a University of Wisconsin event on responsiveness and ASCM on the future of supply chain planning.

The Internet of Things (IoT) and The Future of Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It is widely accepted that digitization is the key to transforming all areas of the logistics industry. However, we are just at the beginning of a long journey. Recent Black Swan events have exposed vulnerabilities within some of the world’s best-run supply chains.


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5 Ways Businesses Are Uncovering Success With AI In Manufacturing


Automation is at the center of modern manufacturing businesses, with companies exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence in improving workflows and profitability.

Avoiding the Potholes on the Road to Digital Transformation

Enterra Insights

Since the earliest days of the Digital Age, business consultants have been encouraging client companies to transform into digital enterprises. Tech journalist Zach Cooper insists, “Whatever a company’s vision for the future, it must include digital transformation in order to grow.”[1]

Downloadable Training Guide: Quoting With CargoWise Modules

With this training tool for freight forwarders, learn how to use CargoWise Quotations and One Off Quotes to create rate cards and spot quotes in order to improve the efficiency and accuracy of your internal processes.

What Does Modern Supply Chain Planning Look Like?

The Network Effect

The post What Does Modern Supply Chain Planning Look Like? appeared first on The Network Effect. S&OP SCM Supply Chain Planning

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De-carbonizing the Economy

Enterra Insights

In a previous article, I discussed why I believe the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will spark decades of innovation in the area of climate change.[1]

Seven Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Logistics and Distribution


Logistics and distribution are part of a larger industry, also known as the supply chain, that has increased tremendously in the last few decades. These two terms are often misconstrued to denote the same thing. However, each has a distinct meaning and role in the transportation industry.

Save The Supply Chain Leader From Groupthink

Supply Chain Shaman

Thirty-one months of supply chain disruption. Currently, companies struggle with rolling electric outages in China. Water levels falling in the Rhine, the Loire, and the Colorado River. The winter offers no relief.

Consumers and Retailers Have Embraced Omnichannel Operations

Enterra Insights

One of the big debates during the pandemic was whether new consumer shopping behaviors would be permanent or whether consumers would revert to old shopping behaviors once they felt safe to venture back into public.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

The Green Corridor: Full Circle – The Promise and Struggles of the Circular Economy and Green Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Green Corridor: Full Circle – The Promise and Struggles of the Circular Economy and Green Supply Chains. by Timothy Foote , Founder of Susymbio. Getting the right product to the right place at the right time in the right way! This is my mantra for building green supply chains.

What is Supply Chain Planning Software and How Can it be Used Effectively? Part 2

DELMIA Quintiq

In part 2 this blog series, I will conclude with advantages that can be expected within the world of supply chain planning software through the lens of Dassault Systèmes DELMIA. Advantages of supply chain planning.

The Top 8 Supply Chain Superpowers! - Supply Chain Game Changer™

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain professionals discretely exercise a set of Supply Chain Superpowers that make extraordinary contributions every single day

ToolsGroup-IHL Group 2022 Retail Inventory Study Shows Diminishing Customer Loyalty Due to Out-of-Stock Concerns


Improving inventory position can help retailers secure consumer loyalty and capture impulse spending.

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.

The Courage to Jump

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders are in the middle of implementing digital transformation programs. For many organizations, digital transformation is untethered hype. There is a veiled promise for improvement. Here I ask, “Whether we can change course to drive more value in supply chain management?”

Back to Logistics Tech School, 2022: the Lost Peak Season, the lingering COVID impact and more


Logistics tech in 2022 has been unavoidably shaped by the two years that preceded it.

Sensemaking in Supply Chains

SCM Research

Something that is long-established in other management disciplines but sadly almost completely neglected in the SCM discipline is research related to sensemaking.

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Will Cloud Computing in Logistics Replace On-Premises Systems for Good?

Logistics Viewpoints

Cloud computing has spurred a revolution in private and business applications over the past decade. Today, data and software programs can be saved or run in any data processing center in the world. Everything is operated via the internet, completely independent of the location or device.

Increase Visibility and Productivity With Container Automation

This guide will help freight forwarders utilize CargoWise Container Automation for increased visibility and productivity. It covers how to use the module, the container events and automations available, and FAQs.

Green Supply Chain – Moving the Sustainable Needle

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Green Supply Chain – Moving the Sustainable Needle. Feature Article by John Lash – Vice President Product Marketing at E2open. There has never been as much awareness and urgency, locally and globally, to drive sustainability.

CEO Inna Kuznetsova Named a 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award Winner


Kuznetsova is among the supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. BOSTON — Sept.

When the Rubber Hits the Road

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition: “Someone’s efforts, resolve, or viability are tested; things are meaningfully challenging. “ Wikipedia. The supply chain team’s past thirty-two months of disruption were a long, winding road full of surprises.

Customer Experience and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

In both the physical and online retail space, customer experience is crucial for fostering good will and repeat business.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: 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 design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Supply Chain Resilience 2022

SCM Research

This year Raconteur has once again put together a very readable report entitled Supply Chain Resilience 2022. The authors ask, “As disruption continues to plague international supply chains, what can organisations do to build resilience and ensure efficiency?”

Network Supply Chain Transformation at UScellular

Logistics Viewpoints

The Association for Supply Chain Management ( ASCM ) hosted its annual conference, ASCM CONNECT , on September 18 – 20 in Chicago. Fortunately for me, some of the sessions were available virtually. I found the presentation by UScellular especially interesting.

Putting the Planet First: Bringing Sustainability To The Last-Mile With Logistics Technology

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Putting the Planet First: Bringing Sustainability To The Last-Mile With Logistics Technology. Opinion Editorial by Nishith Rastogi, Founder and CEO at Locus. The e-commerce sector continues to shape consumer spending habits in a significant way. Sales in the e-commerce sector globally, grew to $4.9

7 Common Mistakes Everyone Makes in Logistics Management


Logistics management has become a necessity for a business in the modern era. No matter the size and type of business, logistics management holds a key position in almost all business strategies that are made to streamline the supply chain and make shipping operations more efficient.

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.

Is S&OP Necessary? The Jury Is Out …

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I would like to present the Story of MANCO, a manufacturing-based FMCG Multinational Organisation. Michael Thompson Supply Chain S&OP

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How AI Can Help Alleviate the Global Food Security Crisis, Part 1

Enterra Insights

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Agro&Food Security Forum in Warsaw, Poland. The event gathered government representatives of Ukraine and Poland, leading Ukrainian experts and market operators, as well as the international agricultural community.

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Supply Chain's Moment of Truth Has Arrived! - Supply Chain Game Changer™

Supply Chain Game Changer

As we emerge from the pandemic Supply Chain is facing its moment of truth. Do we go back to old ways or start the Supply Chain Renaissance