October, 2023

article thumbnail

Navigating the Great Supply Chain Reset

Supply Chain Brain

The last few years have seen a confluence of factors that can affect the supply chain. It’s become clear there’s no one clear “gotcha” moment that upset supply chain reliability.

article thumbnail

Reflection: Advice for Supply Chain Technology Leaders Making Today’s Technology Pivot

Supply Chain Shaman

Seven pieces of advice for technologists making the current pivot for today’s technology.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

What Lessons a Table Fable Teaches About Supply Chain Orchestration

Logistics Viewpoints

I should have known better. I work in supply chain. Even worse, I work for a company who makes solutions to help companies solve these kinds of problems, which I listen, speak and write about for a living! What was the problem? I ordered a table online without checking reviews sufficiently. If I had done due diligence, I’d have seen the warnings – the retailer had pretty pictures on their website, but their supply chain failed them, creating an eleven-month saga and unhappy customer.

article thumbnail

Supply Chain Software Implementation: How to Optimize ROI 

Logility

Businesses need a more prescriptive approach to supply Chain Software Implementation to optimize ROI. A strong starting point? Clear goals.

article thumbnail

Linnworks State of Commerce Ops Report

The newly released State of Commerce Ops Report by Linnworks presents a unique viewpoint, spotlighting consumers' shifting priorities and the operational challenges faced by retailers in 2024.

article thumbnail

No One Wants a Trick When It Comes to Supply Chain Planning

Arkieva

There is little room for supply chain surprises. Much like getting the candy mix right for trick-or-treaters, we must ensure products arrive on time. No One Wants a Trick When It Comes to Supply Chain Planning was first posted on October 31, 2023 at 8:15 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

More Trending

article thumbnail

It’s the bullwhip, stupid!

Supply Chain Movement

In August, China published disappointing trade figures showing that both imports and exports had fallen more sharply than economists had expected in the month of July. However, these figures came as absolutely no surprise to me. Many companies worldwide are now reducing their inventories because they ordered too much last year. Back then, buyers purchased as many raw materials, inputs and parts as possible to avoid facing shortages like the ones experienced during the pandemic.

article thumbnail

Upgrading your Supply Chain Planning Software to the Cloud: Everything you need to know

Logility

For the last decade supply chain leaders and CIO’s have been evaluating when and how to move their supply chain applications to the cloud. Many distinct factors influence the timing of their decision to make the move. And, for some organizations, understanding and realizing the full potential of the cloud can seem out of reach. Let’s break down the trade-off between an on-premises and a cloud environment, what it means for your business, and how you can realize the optimal potential of a cloud i

article thumbnail

The Supply Chain Disruption Survival Guide

Supply Chain Brain

This report delves into the crucial relationship between last mile delivery solutions and preparedness for potential supply chain disruptions, notably major carrier strikes.

article thumbnail

Transversing the Paradox River

Supply Chain Shaman

Paradox: A statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory. Definition Anomaly: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. Definition As I follow the evolution of supply chain technology, I am struck by what I see as a stream of paradox and anomaly, and the tendency of supply chain leaders to cling to convention.

article thumbnail

How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

article thumbnail

Empowering Vendors to Reduce Pre-Shipment Delays

Talking Logistics

Streamlining pre-shipping efforts creates efficiency and visibility In an IDC research survey, supply chain executives agree, “visibility, agility, supply diversification, and collaboration strategies” are the top responses for companies to mitigate supply chain risk from disruption. Furthermore, supply chain visibility and collaboration are essential for providing sufficient insights and time to react effectively.

article thumbnail

Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Matt Parry & Kevin Coomes

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Coomes , Matt Parry and Joe Lynch discuss using AI to gain a competitive advantage. Matt is the Senior Vice President of Werner Enterprises , a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation services solutions. Kevin is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Greenscreens.ai , a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market.

article thumbnail

How is the Logistics Economy Holding Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain and logistics functions have been one of the most volatile in the global economy of the last four years. The overall volatility was punctuated by shortages that were themselves brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, the immediate changes in consumption patterns and the subsequent “get out of the house” rebound were quickly followed by widespread inflation and the Ukraine war.

article thumbnail

Using What-if Scenario Planning to Balance Supply and Demand

Arkieva

Scenario planning provides a framework and set of tools to help planners pinpoint risks and opportunities, offer recommendations and more. Using What-if Scenario Planning to Balance Supply and Demand was first posted on October 17, 2023 at 8:16 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

article thumbnail

How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

article thumbnail

5-Step Guide to Purchasing Supply Chain Planning Software

John Galt

We've compiled a 5 step guide to help you navigate the supply chain technology landscape and find the right solution for your business.

article thumbnail

Battered by Fierce Winds. Will E2open Survive?

Supply Chain Shaman

Rodanthe is one of my favorite beaches. During the summers when I lived in Atlanta, I would pack my bikes on top of the car and head to this wonderful, and what was then a remote beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In the mornings, I would bike to a wonderful bakery, eat an Apple Ugly (an amazing pastry) and sit and drink coffee while staring at the ocean.

article thumbnail

How Is AI technology Impacting The Logistics Industry Today?

Talking Logistics

Last month, Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) held its “2023 Descartes Innovation Forum for Broker, Forwarder and Customs.” I served as a panelist on a session titled, “AI in Logistics Technology – Ally or Adversary?” I was joined on the virtual stage by Nelson Cabral, National Customs Manager at DSV Air & Sea. Read more The post How Is AI technology Impacting The Logistics Industry Today?

article thumbnail

The 3 Pillars of Freight Operations with Robert Bain

The Logistics of Logistics

Robert Bain and Joe Lynch discuss the 3 pillars of freight operations. Robert is is the Director of Client Engagement at CDL 1000 , a a technology-driven, third-party logistics (3PL) leader based in Chicago, IL. About Robert Bain Robert Bain is the Director of Client Engagement at CDL 1000, a technology-driven, third-party logistics (3PL) leader based in Chicago, IL.

article thumbnail

How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

article thumbnail

Elon Musk Ensures that Product Development is Not Siloed

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the ideas at the heart of the discipline of supply chain management is the importance of collaboration. The discipline has done a good job of driving collaboration between sales and marketing and manufacturing, procurement, and logistics. The profession has not yet managed to integrate product development into core decisions in a meaningful way.

article thumbnail

Seen and Heard at CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference 2023

Arkieva

Key observations from the Edge Conference for Supply Chain, including the impact of generative AI and the gap in skills that is an outcome of this trend. Seen and Heard at CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference 2023 was first posted on October 10, 2023 at 8:25 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

article thumbnail

Ask the Experts: What Does Supply Chain Innovation Mean to You?

John Galt

How do we perceive supply chain innovation? We asked supply chain experts and thought leaders to share their views. Read their thoughts!

article thumbnail

What Does Good Look Like S&OP?

Supply Chain Shaman

The journey for S&OP is a road with many ruts and potholes. In my opinion, the road is tougher today because it is paved with good intentions but creating ruts. I am also amazed. In my twenty years of following the progression of S&OP as an analyst, I am amazed at the number of “experts” with so little expertise. Let me start by saying that t he process is not a panacea to solve all supply chain ills.

S&OP 346
article thumbnail

Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

article thumbnail

Highlights from “Future of Logistics, NOW”

Talking Logistics

What are some big trends in the logistics industry that are not only having an impact today but will continue to shape the future of the logistics industry moving forward? That was the opening question in a recent LinkedIn Live event produced by SAP titled “The Future of Logistics, NOW.” Andy Hancock from SAP was. Read more The post Highlights from “Future of Logistics, NOW” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

SAP 241
article thumbnail

Mexico Transportation Risk with Mark Vickers

The Logistics of Logistics

Mark Vickers and Joe Lynch discuss Mexico transportation risk. Mark is the Executive Vice President and Head of International Logistics at Reliance Partners , one of the nation’s fastest-growing commercial insurance agencies. Reliance Partners’ Borderless Coverage is a global insurance program designed to protect businesses of all sizes from the risks associated with international operations.

Mexico 233
article thumbnail

Choose Your WMS Consultant Wisely – Project Success Depends Upon It

Logistics Viewpoints

I am wrapping up ARC Advisory Group’s research on WMS Consulting Specialists- independent consultants that derive a large percentage of their business from WMS consulting and implementations. I had a very vague understanding of the WMS consultant landscape prior to engaging in this research. I knew a number of individuals and companies, but didn’t really have a contextual framework for understanding the world in which they operated and how they differed from one another.

article thumbnail

Navigating the Pitfalls of Expedited Shipping

Arkieva

In the dynamic supply chain management landscape, one of the most challenging aspects is dealing with the differences between our forecasts and reality. Navigating the Pitfalls of Expedited Shipping was first posted on October 3, 2023 at 7:58 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Shipping 135
article thumbnail

How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

article thumbnail

Corporate Budgets Are Tightening. Where’s Supply Chain Spending Going Today?

Supply Chain Brain

With near-term consumer demand uncertain, and high interest rates likely to continue for some time, corporate belts are tightening. So what are companies spending money on today?

article thumbnail

Managing cost, quality and traceability in fabricated metals manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The Asia-Pacific region has one of the largest number of fabricated metals manufacturers in the world. Cost efficiency, quality management and traceability are major issues for companies in this region. Many governments are also offering incentives for manufacturers to invest in energy-efficient solutions. The question company managers face is what software solution can help them keep machines busy as well as monitor performance and progress in their areas of concern.

article thumbnail

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q3 2023)

Talking Logistics

3 quarters down, 1 to go in 2023. The fourth quarter is typically a busy one for retail and logistics service providers, but as Paul Berger reported on August 29 in the Wall Street Journal, “this year’s peak shipping season is arriving with a whimper as merchants and consumer-goods suppliers continue to burn off excess. Read more The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q3 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.