October, 2022

Seasonal Inventory and 7 Ways to Manage It Effectively


My eight-year-old self counted down the days to October 1 – the day my mother finally let me bedeck her spotless house with cobwebs and window clings of ghosts and goblins.

The Black Hole at the Heart of Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Usually, a supply plan can’t be fully executed. Robust supply plans can optimize across distribution, manufacturing, and logistics constraints and deliver an optimal plan that hits service objectives at the minimum cost.


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Can You Predict Supply Chain Disruptions in an Unpredictable World?


Make over your supply chain to get visibility into potential future disruptions.

Machine Learning and Digital Transformation

Enterra Insights

There have been a lot of labels attached to the day-and-age in which we live, including the Computer Age, the Digital Age, and the Information Age.

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.

In Search of Shiny Objects

Supply Chain Shaman

Investments come in waves. In my lifetime, I watched business leaders invest in Y2k, eBusiness, Big Data, Social Commerce, and Digital Supply Chains. The net result? Year-over-year, millions of dollars in programmatic spending with questionable value. Now the chase is on for Web 3.0.

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COVID’s Supply Chain Ripples: the SME Business Perspective


Since early 2020, global trade has been buffeted by waves of increased customer demand, supply chain challenges, and constant uncertainty and volatility.

Revitalizing the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

A recent article published by the World Economic Forum ran under a headline declaring the global food supply chain dead.[1] 1] I believe the headline is both harsh and hyperbolic.

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The Age of Agility: Building Resilience in the Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Age of Agility: Building Resilience in the Supply Chain. Feature Article by Anthony Beavis, Managing Director APAC at Körber Supply Chain.

No Time Like the Present

Supply Chain Shaman

Another night staring out the window from a dark airport terminal. I squint to look at the terminal monitor hoping that the two-hour flight delay changes. I brace myself for a late flight for a 2:00 AM arrival as the clock ticks-an echo of time lost. Today, I ended a 45-day speaking tour.

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 Most Popular Supply Chain Class Readings

SCM Research

Have you ever wondered what supply chain literature is most commonly used in the classroom? Open Syllabus , a non-profit research organization, currently has a corpus of nine million English-language syllabi from 140 countries and data on class readings is available for a large proportion of these syllabi. I checked which readings with the term “supply chain” in the title are used the most in the “Business” category.

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ToolsGroup Welcomes Pierre Custeau as Chief Technology Officer


Montreal-based executive brings extensive experience in AI-driven SaaS technology. BOSTON — Oct 6, 2022 — ToolsGroup , a global leader in AI-driven retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, announces it has appointed Pierre Custeau as Chief Technology Officer. .

Why The Chips Are Down: Explaining the Global Chip Shortage | Jabil

Graham Scott

The supply chain bottlenecks we’re experiencing across the world start with the global chip shortage, the most severe of the current component shortages

COVID Has Fundamentally Changed the Profession of Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

The toilet paper shortage was one of the COVID era events that taught people what the term “supply chain management” meant. It is common for pundits to look ahead and predict how an industry or profession will change.

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.

Charge Me Up! Energy Storage Development – A Fast Emerging Technology Needed for Sustainability

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Charge Me Up! Energy Storage Development – A Fast Emerging Technology Needed for Sustainability. by Timothy Foote , Founder of Susymbio. When was the last time you ordered food from a company using an app on your phone? For most people it probably wasn’t that long ago.

Making Time Real

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, data moves fast, but supply chain decisions move slowly. I know a bit of a generalization, but ironic, right?

Teaching Case – Apple Inc: Global Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Once again this year, an SCM-related teaching case received an award at the Case Center Awards and Competitions : It is entitled Apple Inc: Global Supply Chain Management and written by P. Fraser Johnson.

Inventory Control in Manufacturing: 7 Strategies to Maximize Service Levels and Profit Amid Disruption


Like most industries, manufacturers around the world are feeling the pinch of inventory disruption brought on by shortages and other supply chain challenges. But manufacturers are unique.

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.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruption | Jabil

Frank McCay

The COVID-19 supply chain disruption was the first of this scale and magnitude. Global supply chains were struck by the coronavirus pandemic

Top 20 Warehouse Automation Suppliers Worldwide

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group began conducting formalized research on the global warehouse automation market in 2014. Looking back, I estimated the market in 2013 at $6.4 billion globally, and I forecast it to grow to $9.9 billion in 2019.

A Conversation with Don Teng

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A Conversation with Don Teng. by Dr. Raymon Krishnan, Editor-at-Large, LogiSYM Magazine.

The Supply Chain Has Synchronization Problems

Enterra Insights

Almost everyone knows global supply chains have experienced challenges over the past year. The causes of trouble are myriad; however, synchronization is not often mentioned.

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 ecosystems

Supply Chain Movement

The world is being plagued by exceptional droughts and heavy, very localized, flooding. According to the European Drought Observatory, Europe is drier than it has ever been in the past 500 years. The climate is also having a very direct effect on supply chains.

What You Need To Know About The State Of The Retail Worker Shortage


Retail workers are at the heart of the economy, making the continued retail labor shortage a top challenge for retailers–one that appears here to stay. Some headlines provide hope, with statistics showing improvement, while others give mixed messages.

Global Logistics Challenges in a Disrupted Supply Chain | Jabil

Jeannie Carpenter

The massive disruption in global logistics is a driving factor behind the supply chain crisis. Companies must optimize logistics to prepare for the next disruption

What to Know About a Yard Management System

Logistics Viewpoints

The network effect is at the heart of supply chain transformation. Essentially, the network effect exists when all components of the supply chain technology ecosystem work together to improve the performance of the end-to-end supply chain.

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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.

The New and Game-Changing Technology Solutions Redefining Last-Mile Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The New and Game-Changing Technology Solutions Redefining Last-Mile Logistics. Feature Article by Nishith Rastogi, Founder and CEO at Locus.

Supply Chain Planning in a Post-S&OP Era

Enterra Insights

“Over the last fifteen years,” writes Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, “Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) enjoyed a renaissance.”[1] ”[1] She also hints it’s time to move on.

Going ‘Lean’ Brought Us to Diminishing Returns, Resilience Will Serve Us Better


Lean supply chain management is all about efficiency, and any excess is seen as waste, which must be removed.

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