May, 2022

Consider Profitability in Your Order Promising and Improve Financial Outcomes 

Logility

Don’t ask, “Can we take the order?” Ask, “Should we?” (Is that order profitable to promise? ).

The “Race” to Win the Autonomous Truck Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The author, Steve Banker, after a ride along in an autonomous truck from TORC. There is no doubt that autonomous trucks will change the face of logistics. But there are questions that many would like clarity on around this cutting-edge technology. What kind of trucks will they be?

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The Intersection of Supply Chain and Customer

Arkieva

Countless businesses around the globe are rolling out new products, building out infrastructure, and fighting for market share. In these disruptive times, there is immense pressure for supply chain leaders to deliver the goods despite strong supply-side headwinds and fickle customers.

The 2022 Chlorine Shortage: Another Year of Poolmageddon

ToolsGroup

Temperatures are rising and people are getting sweaty. We’re inching toward the time of year when sweltering heat can only be quenched by one experience–a dunk in a cool, crisp, clean swimming pool.

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.

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation. Feature Article by Ryan Tang – Executive Director, APAC?E2open. E2open. While the COVID-19 pandemic woke up supply chains around the world, the ripple effects continue to disrupt in both size and scope.

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Steel: The Perfect Material for a Circular Economy, but with a Huge Decarbonization Challenge

DELMIA Quintiq

Steel plays a crucial role in almost all industries—even in those where its application is not as apparent. The food industry, for instance, depends on steel for its use in building greenhouses.

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Freightos is going public…and how we got here

Freightos

Today we’re excited to announce that (drumroll…) Freightos is going public! The official announcement is here. This is an exciting milestone that accelerates our vision of a digital platform that modernizes international freight and improves global trade. First, some background.

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Supply Chain Network Design Maturity and Implementation Models Post COVID-19

AIMMS

The post Supply Chain Network Design Maturity and Implementation Models Post COVID-19 appeared first on AIMMS

Global Study Reveals 52% of Vital Digital Supply Chain Transformation Efforts Hamstrung by Skills and Labor Crunch

ToolsGroup

Leaders surveyed in third annual ToolsGroup and CSCMP report are “extremely concerned” about external supply chain threats but lack people to make transformation succeed.

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 – From Gray to Green – Possible Answers For Our Ocean Plastics Conundrum

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Green Corridor – From Gray to Green – Possible Answers For Our Ocean Plastics Conundrum. by Tim Foote, Founder of Susymbio. Plato once said: Necessity is the mother of invention. This is no better demonstrated than by the work done by Ocean Purpose Project (OPP).

Produce Season 2022: What To Expect and How To Navigate It

GlobalTranz

Temperatures are rising across the country, which means produce season is kicking off. As we know, produce season brings higher shipping rates and tightened shipping capacity across the market.

Friends not Foes, Supplier Relationships Made to Last

ivalua

Supply chains are complex and varied; to manage them effectively, you need to understand exactly what’s happening in both your supply chain and your customers’ end markets.

Your supply chain network is only as good as what you can do with it

The Network Effect

The post Your supply chain network is only as good as what you can do with it appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business

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.

Supply Chain Network Design Tools: What’s changed since the COVID-19 pandemic?

AIMMS

The post Supply Chain Network Design Tools: What’s changed since the COVID-19 pandemic? appeared first on AIMMS

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Joseph Shamir to Retire as ToolsGroup CEO; Inna Kuznetsova Named Successor

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 31, 2022) – ToolsGroup , a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization software, announced today that Joe (Yossi) Shamir will retire from his role as CEO. Inna Kuznetsova, formerly CEO of 1010data, will be his successor.

The Future Of The Supply Chain Starts With Sustainability.

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Future Of The Supply Chain Starts With Sustainability. Feature Article by Blume Global. To say the last two years have been difficult for the supply chain industry is a significant understatement.

5 Ways to Mitigate Rising Fuel Surcharges

GlobalTranz

The cost of fuel is hitting record-breaking numbers. The average American is paying more every time they go to the pump, and the transportation industry has also been massively impacted.

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.

Championing Supply Chain Digitalization

Enterra Insights

We live in a digital age in which, according to Yossi Sheffi ( @YossiSheffi ), Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, big data is an organization’s most valuable asset. The well-worn adage that a company’s most valuable asset is its people needs an update,” he writes.

Reimagining Logistics: Focusing on What’s Ahead, Not What Happened

Logistics Viewpoints

A great deal already has been written about the impact of the pandemic, fully socializing jargon such as “new normal,” “next normal,” “unprecedented disruption,” etc. Changes in our lives, economies and supply chains are ubiquitous and well embedded now.

3 Ways to Fast Track Distributor Performance in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

With little overall growth expected in a number of African markets in 2022, the battle ground will likely be for market share. With this in mind, how do we ensure that we are best placed to win these battles? Michael Thompson Doing Business in Africa RTM

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What Caused the Baby Formula Shortage + 7 Ways Consumers and Companies are Coping

ToolsGroup

When it comes to defining “the essentials,” few products are as vital as baby formula. In the face of baby formula shortages, parents who depend on it are currently facing challenges full of anger, frustration, and tears.

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.

Power Your Business Sustainably Through Solar Energy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Power Your Business Sustainably Through Solar Energy. Feature Article by Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp). Climate change is a major threat to the earth, causing more frequent and intense droughts, storms, rising sea levels and melting glaciers.

Supply Chain Transformation: Getting Started with Road Mapping and Project Management

CHAINalytics

Embarking on a supply chain transformation project involves more than preparation. It requires not only the ability to change, but sustained execution and full commitment from an organization. Only then is real transformation possible.

Transforming Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That’s an oft-quoted saying of uncertain origin dating back to the 1980s. It rings so true, however, that it has often been misattributed to the late Albert Einstein to ensure it maintains it gravitas.

This Week in Logistics News (May 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

I was fortunate enough to spend the beginning of this week at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum user conference. It was great to be back in person at a conference, seeing people face to face.

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.

How Automated Artwork Management Systems Can Drive Efficiencies in Pharmaceuticals Packaging

Loftware

For a global pharmaceuticals manufacturer, packaging is mission-critical. After all, without it, drugs don’t move.

Do I really need S&OP? 3 Questions to Answer

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

There was an excellent article from McKinsey published on 2 March 2022 entitled: “ Autonomous supply chain planning for consumer goods companies ”. Michael Thompson Supply Chain Strategy

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Thinking Outside The Box – Fact or Myth?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Thinking Outside The Box – Fact or Myth? Opinion Editorial by Joe Lombardo –Transformational Management Consultant. Overview. The challenges we face in managing our businesses, are increasing at a complex rate. Changes in our landscape are evolving at a faster trend than ever before.