May, 2022

Consider Profitability in Your Order Promising and Improve Financial Outcomes 


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


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.

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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Gartner on Choosing the Right Supply Chain Visibility Platform for Your Business

Supply Chain Visibility is critical to success in today’s market, but how do you ensure that you choose the right platform? Gartner rates 11 visibility platforms on 100+ capabilities to help you make the best decision for your business. Download the report!

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


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

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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.

Freightos is going public…and how we got here


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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How Can You Protect Your Organization from Demand Constraints? 


Key Takeaways: • Supply chain volatility is expected to continue and plague some sectors until 2024. Demand constraints create financial risks as well as environmental problems. • 25% of inventory surpluses are caused by a lack of transparency and visibility into the supply chain.

What’s the Difference between S&OP and Integrated Business Planning?

DELMIA Quintiq

Many organizations are still struggling to understand and implement basic Sales and Operations Planning processes to cope with supply chain disruption. Thanks to constant industry innovation, Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is now also becoming a common topic of conversation.

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How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply shain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

The 2022 Chlorine Shortage: Another Year of Poolmageddon


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.

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


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.

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).

Friends not Foes, Supplier Relationships Made to Last


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.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Respond to Volatile Supply Conditions with “What-if” Scenario Planning  


Supply variability today. Where are we at? It’s tempting to think of supply variability as a recent phenomenon caused by COVID-19. Supply chain professionals know better. Supply disruptions are as old as trade itself. But the disruptive power of the pandemic was off the charts, as they say.

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


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


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.

5 Ways to Mitigate Rising Fuel Surcharges


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.

Using Technology & Strategy to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President at Coughlin Associates, Inc.

The pandemic has made companies acutely aware of the interdependence of supply chains, with reliance on multiple suppliers to produce crucial components of finished products. One of the consequences will be the growth of more local content in products, and that will require the use of new technologies. In this webinar, learn how to navigate the ways technology working with humans will transform the way products are made and distributed.

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.

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.

Is It Time for a Better Approach to Inventory Optimization? 


Smart inventory allocation and deployment starts with the right digital supply chain platform. For most businesses, the past two years have been a much-needed teaching moment on the state of their inventory planning, tracking, and management capabilities. Decades-old, tried-and-true rules ?

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.

Gartner's Market Guide for Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain

The data analytics and intelligence markets are evolving, and supply chain leaders are struggling to keep up. This research offers an overview of the market conditions and provides a list of representative vendors with platform-based solutions for supply chain.

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


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.

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


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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.

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.

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!