December, 2021

Side-stepping the Pitfalls of a Digital Strategy for 2022

Supply Chain Shaman

It is that time of year. Yes, a time when well-meaning supply chain leaders share their strategy decks for the upcoming year and ask me for an opinion. I notice a trend of investment in digital for the sake of digital and then asking for help. The reason? Most because they are stuck.

Global Supply Chain Disruptions: Covid-19’s Ripple Effect Continues + 5 Changes Needed for 2022


Global Trade Authority Rob Garrison, CEO and Co-Founder of Mercado Labs, shares insights from over 30 years of supply chain experience working with a variety of Fortune 500 companies.


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Driving Efficiency in High-Tech Manufacturing: The Human Factor

DELMIA Quintiq

In an effort to enhance production capabilities to keep pace with the High-Tech market demands for rapid product innovation and customized, short-run production, manufacturers are quick to adopt transformational changes and new digital solutions.

Looking Back at Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2021


2021 will be remembered as an unprecedented year of supply chain disruption and market volatility creating a host of challenges for shippers and carriers alike.

Lessons in Supply Chain Digitization from PepsiCo and Conagra

Speaker: Matt Elenjickal, FourKites; Craig Weiss, ConAgra Brands; and Mari Roberts PepsiCo

Join us for our upcoming webinar to hear from 2 global brands on how they’re accelerating digital transformation and increasing efficiency & automation throughout their operations.

Policymakers and Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Technology always outpaces policy. It’s inevitable. Policymakers don’t have a crystal ball enlightening them about what technologies are emerging or how those technologies could affect society. As a result, history is their only guide and history is not always reliable.

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You Should Be Worried. Supply Chains Are Not OK. Let’s Lock Arms To Drive Change

Supply Chain Shaman

As I rolled holiday cookies in my hands, I watched TV. I seethed as the news stations celebrated supply chain success for the December holidays. As I watched, I shook my head. I am worried. Chinese Lunar New Year in the face of a new pandemic lays before us. I expect disruption.

Model Sustainability Trade-offs in Supply Chain Network Design to Reduce Emissions


The post Model Sustainability Trade-offs in Supply Chain Network Design to Reduce Emissions appeared first on AIMMS

Food Waste is a Big Problem That Can be Solved

DELMIA Quintiq

The holiday season has started and for most cultures, this means enjoying food with family and friends. Food traditions differ a lot across different holidays (e.g. Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, etc.) but the meals have one thing in common—there is always excess food and leftovers.

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10 Critical Components for Your Freight RFP Checklist


Market volatility from the ongoing labor shortage on top of increasing consumer demand, rising fuel prices, and port and terminal congestion will continue to challenge supply chains through 2022 and beyond.

3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

The Top 20 Discount Shopping Statistics for Retailers that Prove the Power of Promotions


We have all, at one point or another, experienced feelings of satisfaction and excitement of getting a bargain, and coupon websites like RetailMeNot make it easier than ever to find the best promotions, in just a few clicks.

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The Green Corridor – Keep an Eye Out for Green!

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Optimism springs eternal among some people — myself included! That said, I am never surprised to hear my otherwise upbeat logistics colleagues express Grinch-like pessimism when it comes to emissions reduction in our industry.

Supply Chain Pulse: No More Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards


Tl;dr Despite the headlines, the worst of the pandemic is over for supply chains. While some challenges still exist (e.g.

The Best Explanation for the Supply Chain Crisis Yet

Logistics Viewpoints

Ed Ryan, CEO of Descartes. The Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) reported stellar results once again last Wednesday (December 1st). Descartes is a software-as-a-service provider of logistics solutions.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Solve Driver Shortage with Smart Logistics Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

Increasingly distributed supply chains across the world have made logistics services more important than ever, but this also highlights a crucial issue that continues to grow: resource shortage.

Supply Chain Transformation, Conclusion: Future-Proofing the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The late, great baseball player Yogi Berra is often given credit for saying, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” ” He was, of course, correct.

Success Strategies for Demand Forecasting in Supply Chain


There’s been a lot of change in how we view supply chain demand forecasting: we moved from a focus on supply—what and how much to supply or replenish—to the demand-driven supply chain, which placed too much emphasis on the intermediate goal of an accurate demand forecast.

LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – December/January 2022

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

STEPPING UP CAPABILITIES WITH INDUSTRY 4.0 Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine.

4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

Can Packaging Contribute to Supply Chain Resilience?


The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to force global supply chains to better align the availability of raw materials and components to serve customer demand. Yes, toilet paper stockouts are inconvenient, but being unable to ship due to a packaging shortage can ruin your business.

Is it too Early For 2022 Predictions?

Logistics Viewpoints

With Christmas goods in stores before Halloween this year, I thought there was no reason that we shouldn’t also get a jump on 2022 predictions.

What Does It Take To Be A Electrician Reddit

Supply Chain Shaman

Our three member group of peer reviewers for leading journals, senior science editors with 2. years’ experience, and running editors do the job with you to aid your publication targets.

Supply Chain Transformation, Part One: The Transformation Imperative

Enterra Insights

Supply chain snarls and disruptions have captured headlines for months. Evan Quasney, Global Vice President for Supply Chain Solutions at Anaplan, insists these challenges prove supply chain operations need to change.

The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.

ToolsGroup Signs the Microsoft Partner Pledge and Renews its Commitment to Sustainable and Inclusive Technology


Digital Skills, Diversity and Inclusion, Responsible and Ethical AI, Sustainability.

Addressing the Talent Gap in Logistics and Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“There is no doubt that the global supply chain market is growing exponentially. The mismatch between the high demands by employers and the supply of logistics skills and knowledge is resulting in a growing gap in the logistics & supply chain market”.

A Christmas story from the Enchange Supply Chain House

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve FMCG supply chain excellence. In this article we take a seasonable look at a well-known Christmas story with a supply chain twist. FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain House supply chain excellence

Supply Chain Governance Is Essential to the Ethical Business


Institute supply chain governance fueled by data that only a modern platform can offer. Key Takeaways: Talk isn’t enough.

Modernizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Speaker: Nimesh Patel, Gregory Demitrack, and Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Register for our upcoming webinar to better understand the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. FourKites partnered with Accenture to survey supply chain executives working in pharmaceuticals, biotech, cell and gene therapy, medtech, and other related industries.