Sat.May 08, 2021 - Fri.May 14, 2021

How Can Integrated Business Planning Evaluate the Overall Health of your Enterprise?


At the forefront of every change and disruption is an operations function, stretching beyond the day to day to redefine a company’s position for growth. Inventory buffers are recalculated and reallocated to fend off unnecessary regional shortages and surpluses.

Supplier risk assessments: the foundation for building supply chain resiliency


The problem with most supplier risk assessments is that they’re focused on the highest-volume direct suppliers. This leaves companies blind to major risks in the lower tiers of their supply chains.


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Understanding Retail Supply Chain Management – Moving To The Next Normal


Understanding Retail Supply Chain Management – Moving To The Next Normal. You might wonder, what does a retailer have to do with supply chain management? Let us see some numbers before we answer that.

5 Ways a 3PL Provider Can Transform Your Supply Chain


It’s easy to overlook the role that 3PL providers play in the overall global economy and, at the same time, enable your business to operate and compete. That was never more clear than during the past 14 months of the pandemic as goods continued moving to the right place at the right time.

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Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Going Digital for Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

“I do not need a Production Scheduling solution!”. You may have heard this statement if you are advocating for a Production Scheduling solution in your company.

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Have you Explored the Business Implications of Import Bans?


On January 13, 2021 the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expanded the blanket Withhold Release Order (WRO) initially issued on December 2, 2020 and will detain all shipments containing cotton, cotton products and tomato products originating from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Sourcing Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all of the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

3 Questions from Your Future Supply Chain Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s graduation season, so the hunt for critical supply chain talent is more vigorous than ever. We may be known for ensuring we can make and move “stuff,” but ultimately supply chains are human.

Don’t Forecast Demand, Model Your Demand


Demand modeling is different from demand forecasting. Simply put, it doesn’t forecast demand, it models demand. Forecasting typically starts with a time series of data—usually presented as a bar chart displaying demand by month or by week.

Find Out How to Optimize Your SAP IBP Implementation

In today’s environment of unrelenting change, the supply chain planning systems and technology you choose, and how well you deploy them, are essential. SAP IBP is a great solution. But you need to assure your implementation is optimal and transforming the business.

5 Shipper of Choice Characteristics for 2021: What’s New to Consider

C3 Solutions

In the now pandemic world of 2021, safety concerns grow more every day, leaving the shipper of choice, or preferred shippers, to reassure carriers worldwide. Not only does e-commerce continue to expand each year, but it was also made particularly difficult by the pandemic.

How Shippers Can Unlock True Supply Chain Visibility


Consumers have grown to expect quick shipping and frequent status updates with every order they place. Shippers are scrambling to keep up with these new standards while strengthening their logistics operations.

Walmart’s Massive Investment in a Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

The SVP of Supply Chain at Walmart speaking at Blue Yonder’s virtual user conference. Walmart has been very open about what it takes to compete with Amazon. Following their fourth quarter results, top executives talked about their supply chain and omnichannel strategy at a high level.

Study Shows 74 Percent of Digital Supply Chain Planning Transformations Influenced by COVID


New global survey finds that companies executing digital planning transformations are better managing COVID-related demand and supplier uncertainty.

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Flex LtD Empowers Customers to Optimize their Businesses

Many companies are being forced to retire their former supply chain solutions to meet demand. For a worldwide company like Flex Ltd, accepting change and using a new supply chain orchestration platform opened the door to success.

Seven reasons why Artificial Intelligence can’t drive business value alone

Supply Chain Trend

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be at the center of value creation in the future enterprise. It has the potential to augment and automate both physical labor and the knowledge worker.

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Pipeline Cyberattack Underscores Supply Chain Worries

Enterra Insights

By now you’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline — a 5,500-mile-long pipeline that carries approximately 45% of gasoline and diesel fuel from the South to the U.S. East Coast.

Digitizing The End-To-End Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain


The post Digitizing The End-To-End Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain appeared first on Ivalua

The Biggest Container Ships in 2021

All Things Supply Chain

Since the recent blockade in the Suez Canal, it has put large container ships into the spotlight. While the stuck cargo ship “Ever Given” is one of the biggest ships… General container ship container ships shipping supply chain

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

The Blurred Lines Between Retail and DTC with Guy Courtin

The Logistics of Logistics

The Blurred Lines Between Retail and DTC with Guy Courtin. Guy Courtin and Joe Lynch discuss the blurred lines between retail and DTC. Guy Courtin is Vice President and Industry Principal of Retail at Tecsys, a global provider of supply chain solutions that equip the borderless enterprise for growth.

Packaged goods shippers want transport regulators to deal with rising costs

The Supply Chain Journal

Trucking and maritime regulators should take immediate action to help ease cost burdens on packaged goods shippers concerned about potential shortages amid signs of inflation, according to a manufacturing lobby group.

Arkad S.p.A. Selects Ivalua & PwC To Drive Its Procurement Transformation Journey


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, and PwC, a trusted Ivalua implementation partner, today announced that Arkad S.p.A.

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A Data Journey: Making Improvements in Transportation Management


Leveraging the power of data is critical to enabling more effective management of any workflow. While this is true across an entire organization, substantive improvements in transportation management presents some unique but ultimately rewarding challenges.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Tools of the Trade: How to Compare / Combine Diverse Time Series – “Normalizing”


A reoccurring challenge in comparing and combining diverse time series in demand forecasting is the “scale” – as it is in combining metrics. Rescaling is a powerful but simple method to help with this issue enabling demand planners to focus on similarities of shape.

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Mays Chemical selects Red TMS, saves $100,000 in transportation costs

The Supply Chain Journal

Several years ago, Mays Chemical, a midsized national distributor of food chemicals and raw materials, found itself at an increasingly common crossroads.

In the Middle East, the Need for Risk Management Guides the Transformation Journey to Procurement 4.0


Risk management, cost reduction and digital transformation — these are the three top priorities for procurement organisations in the Middle East today, according to a global survey conducted by Ivalua’s global partner PwC.

Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins. Jim Tompkins and Joe Lynch talk about Supply Chains in VUCA Environments. Jim is the Founder and Chairman of Tompkins International, a company that helps clients achieve supply chain excellence and profitable growth. About James Tompkins.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.