January, 2022

Editor’s Choice: 8 Supply Chain Planning Challenges Retailers Will Face In 2022 And Tips To Overcome Them

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice.

2021 Supply Chain Challenges: The Top 5 Lessons Learned + Tips from 11 Industry Experts


Amongst the issues faced by both businesses and consumers in 2021, supply chain shortages – and the resulting challenges – held strong in the headlines throughout the year.


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Three Key Principles for Successful Supply Chain Network Design

River Logic

Network design implementations are also notorious for spinning their wheels when scenario modeling and analysis bog down people and other resources to a point where initiatives fail, experience cost and schedule overruns, or simply underperform.

Seven Mistakes You Wish Your CFO Had Not Made You Make

Supply Chain Shaman

Uncanny. The US GDP in 2021 grew at an unexpected rate of 5.7% in the second year of the pandemic. To understand the phenomenon , the 2019 GDP was 2.16%. Traditional risk management policy assumes a contraction in growth: the conventional focus is the shutdown and reallocation of supply.

Perfect Your Back-to-School Strategy with End-to-End Ocean Visibility

Speaker: Mark Delaney and Steve Dowse

In this webinar, we discuss key challenges in product availability, ways to create agility in your supply chain operations despite ocean disruptions, and how end-to-end ocean visibility can mitigate key retail concerns this back-to-school season and beyond.

Logility Powers Sustainability-Minded Brands with Advanced Supply Chain Technology and Resources


ATLANTA – January 25, 2022 – According to PWC’s December 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey , about half of respondents consciously consider factors related to sustainability when making purchasing decisions.

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2022 Supply Chain Predictions

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC analysts have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years.

NRF 2022: 4 Big Session Themes from Retail’s Big Show


In a bold move which bore resemblance to the fighting spirit of the retail industry as a whole these past two years, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2022 went ahead as planned in New York City despite rising COVID cases and reduced attendance.

What Do You Know About Supply Chain Planning & Optimization?

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether you know a lot about Supply Chain Planning & Optimization or want to learn more, you have an opportunity to test your skills. Join DELMIA for a free online game of JEOPARDY! It’s modeled after the U.S.

My Quest to Build Holistic Thinking

Supply Chain Shaman

My quest to build holistic thinking in organizations stretches over many decades. It is easy to say “be a holistic thinker” , but it is harder to define the behavior.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

New York Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act: A Fashion-Forward Move to Supply Chain Transparency


With first-of-its-kind legislation, the state of New York (U.S.) seeks to take bold action in turning fashion into a force for good.

Artificial Intelligence is Going Mainstream in the Retail Sector

Enterra Insights

In the years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, the most discussed topic in the retail sector was the Retail Apocalypse. A combination of the rise of e-commerce, overbuilding of stores, and too much debt-load resulted in thousands of physical retail locations going out of business.

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Most Popular Logistics Stories from 2021

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, Clint Reiser published an article highlighting our 2022 supply chain predictions. While we have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years.

Executive Q&A: Business Innovation May Be Silver Lining of Supply Chain Crisis


They say necessity is the mother of innovation, and businesses around the world are fighting back at the ongoing supply chain crisis with planning and operational improvements. Here we take a closer look at how businesses are adapting to the new reality of constant uncertainty.

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

How Steel Companies Can Boost Agility & Profitability with Collaborative Sales & Operations Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

Why Collaboration is Essential for Sales & Operations Planning. Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is by no means a new process, but it is one that many companies struggle to get right.

My Quest to Build Holistic Thinking

Supply Chain Shaman

My quest to build holistic thinking in aligned organizations stretches over many decades. It is easy to say “be a holistic thinker” , but it is harder to define the behavior.

The Tactics and Technology Required to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions

The Network Effect

The post The Tactics and Technology Required to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Digital Supply Chain Leadership and Strategy Network Business Resilience Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management

Embracing the Art of the Possible

Supply Chain Insights

2022 Analytics Report – v5.0. Abstract. Analytics means different things to different people. Today, only one in two business leaders are satisfied with their ability to use analytics.

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Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

End-to-end Supply Chain Visibility Calls for Addressing the Unique Needs of Europe

Logistics Viewpoints

Where’s my shipment? . That’s the question that continues to bedevil the global supply chain industry.

Can Supply Chain Management Fix Supply Chain Woes?

Enterra Insights

For decades, the global supply chain has been a wonder. The Economist observes, “Supply chains encompass some of the most sophisticated forms of human endeavor.”[1] 1] Mark van Rijmenam ( @VanRijmenam ), founder of Datafloq, takes that thought a step further.

Overcoming Obstacles to Agile Battery Cell Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

The global battery cell market is already growing rapidly thanks to rising demand—especially in electric vehicles—and it is predicted to continue accelerating.

Reddit Schools With Marketing Majors

Supply Chain Shaman

Source Normalized Influence per Paper (SNIP) Resource Normalized Effects per Paper (SNIP) steps contextual citation effects by weighting citations dependent on the total range of citations in a subject matter discipline.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

Top 10 Supply Chain Activities for 2022

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to 2022 and let us all hope it will be better than 2021. Supply Chain Supply Chain House supply chain excellence

5 Best Logistics Books to Keep Within Reach

Supply Chain Opz

Are you looking for logistics management books? In this article, we will show you 5 books that'll help you learn logistics faster than any other logistics book. In the United States, the median wage for a Logistics Manager is around $70,000 annually.

Mobile Warehouse Robotics Market to Continue Its Explosive Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

Examples of Mobile Warehouse Robotics included in ARC’s Research. I recently completed ARC Advisory Group’s research on the mobile warehouse robotics market. This global market has been growing extremely fast and I forecast it continue growing at a rapid pace.

Robotic Process Automation and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

I suspect robotic process automation (RPA) is not a frequently discussed watercooler topic — and, when it is, the discussion probably involves back office, white collar, swivel chair work.

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.