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Four Strategies for Smarter Demand Planning

Vanguard Software

Organizations cannot underestimate the COVID-19 pandemic impacts and disruptions on-demand planning. As a result, organizations have found themselves in a rapidly changing environment that is more complex, volatile, and uncertain than ever before.

What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer


(AKA why that couch you ordered isn’t here…and isn’t getting here tomorrow). Disclaimer: This article is a zoom out for the less freight-inclined. If you have a deeper understanding of freight, you might want to check out our Freightos Baltic Index daily container index instead.


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Achieving long-term success with remote collaboration

IT Supply Chain

By Shaun Lynn (pictured). CEO of Agilitas. The post Achieving long-term success with remote collaboration appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

2021 Produce Season Transportation Capacity Outlook and How to Navigate the Market


Following a year of disruption, the tidal wave of shortages seems to be a recurring theme. The construction market is at an all-time high, and the weather seems all but willing to cooperate.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

For Distributors, Mitigating Supply Uncertainty Begins with a Better Forecast


Distribution industry supply chains have always been squeezed between manufacturers and their customers; facing increased competitive threats, escalating SKU counts, and expanding ecommerce. Today distributors are navigating increasingly unpredictable supplier lead times and availability.

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Getting Real About Supply Chain Transparency

Enterra Insights

Earlier this week, in a rare and welcomed show of bipartisanship, both the House and Senate approved a measure to establish Juneteenth (19 June) as a federal holiday. The President subsequently signed the bill into law yesterday.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – HR/People

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the HR or people edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make, Deliver & Digital overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain improvement journey.

Collaborative Intelligence: A Supply Chain Imperative That ERP Systems Cannot Fulfill


All the signs were there. People just weren’t paying attention. How many times do we tell ourselves that we should have known that something good or bad would happen? Well, the same line of thinking is running across supply chain leaders’ minds after seeing how interconnected their supply chains are.

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Treat Operational Decision Making as a Corporate Asset

DELMIA Quintiq

Operational Decisions. The annual budgeting and strategic planning cycle that most companies go through each year intends to align the company to strategic goals and objectives that ultimately drive more value to the shareholders and stakeholders.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

White House Unveils Supply Chain Report

Enterra Insights

Faced with computer chip shortages and other supply chain issues, on 24 February, President Biden signed E.O. 14017, directing a whole-of-government review to assess vulnerabilities in, and strengthening the resilience of, critical supply chains.

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Polaris Named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Top Supply Chain Project with ToolsGroup


BOSTON (June 16, 2020) – Supply & Demand Chain Executive , the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, selected Polaris to receive a “Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2021” for its project with ToolsGroup.

Logility and Clarkston Consulting Accelerate Supply Chain Transformation


Partnership Helps Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, and Life Sciences Industries Turn Supply Chain Challenges into Opportunities for Growth and Success. ATLANTA – June 15, 2021 – Logility, Inc.,

Why Supply Chain Design Tools Are Now Essential To Boost Resilience


The post Why Supply Chain Design Tools Are Now Essential To Boost Resilience appeared first on AIMMS

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Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Upskilling is Essential to Fill Job Openings

Enterra Insights

There are currently over 8 million unfilled job openings in the United States.

Editor’s Choice: Machine Learning Will Make Warehouse Managers More Productive

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Lucas Systems and highlights the benefits of machine learning in the warehouse.

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Demand Sensing (and Other Secret Ingredients) for Food and Beverage Supply Chain Success


Food and beverage companies can use demand sensing to predict sudden market trends and prepare for actual supply needs. Demand fluctuations dominate the food and beverage (F&B) industry.

Rolls Royce: Driving Supply Chain Resilience, Efficiency, and Digitization


The post Rolls Royce: Driving Supply Chain Resilience, Efficiency, and Digitization appeared first on Ivalua

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Technology is Changing Warehouse Operations


Now that vaccine distribution has become more widespread and restrictions throughout the country are being lifted, businesses that made the decision to operate remotely are reopening office buildings.

The Circular Supply Chain: A Push for Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability is increasingly important for the future of business and the world as a whole. Companies are investing more money into sustainability initiatives, seeking to reduce waste and carbon emissions.

Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace

The Logistics of Logistics

Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace. Max Versace and Joe Lynch talk about transforming the supply chain using AI. Max focuses on making AI more useful in real-world applications, especially in the manufacturing supply chain and industrial industry. About Max Versace.

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The Opportunity — and Challenges — for Digital Transformation in MENA


The pandemic was a wake-up call for businesses worldwide, who struggled to overcome operational disruption — everything from the transition to remote working, to supply chain chaos.

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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!

Chassis and labor shortages stymie ocean carriers, Class I railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

Driver shortages and chassis availability at intermodal terminals continue to be an issue for customers, particularly in Southern California and the Midwest, according to service advisories from ocean carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk.

Editor’s Choice: What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from GlobalTranz and explores white glove services in transportation management.

Dear S&OP, you have not solved the problem


Dear S&OP, First of all, “A for Effort”. No one can say you didn’t try. For that, we salute you. The industry hadn’t seen much change in a while, and you built quite a movement. But you have not solved the problem. We’re all trying to deliver the highest service levels at the lowest cost.

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Our Top 5 Dock Scheduling Must-Haves

C3 Solutions

Managing the inner workings and finer details of the modern-day transportation and supply chain relies heavily on proper tools and technology.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.