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To Centralize or Decentralize? The Answer Depends on How Your Business Works


Looking at your supply chain to increase resilience? Are your past supply chain challenges due to poor supply chain planning? Are you wondering what the right balance of centralized control vs. decentralized responsiveness is?

How to reconcile your retail forecasts with your partners’ supply plans


Note: in this article, we’ll be referring to your forecasts as forecasts and your retailers’ forecasts as supply plans. With supply chain headaches and inflation driving down brand loyalty, it’s more important than ever to make sure your retailers are effectively allocating your inventory.


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ERP Implementation: 12 Valuable Lessons Learned


Tools for a Successful ERP Implementation. What makes an ERP implementation successful? There are many different factors that go into turning an implementation plan into a success.

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Sustainable Transformation is Data Driven – Driving Profitable Supply Chains from Resources to Retailing

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Introduction: The Importance of Sustainability in Asia/Pacific Supply Chains. Awareness about the impact of supply chains is growing late, with recent disruptions highlighting the benefits of increased integration between supply chain partners, resulting in greater visibility and agility.

Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021

Holistically analyze your value chain for a resilient supply chain, even in times of crisis. Discover more about why the CCH® Tagetik Supply Chain Planning solution was named a leader in the Nucleus Research Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021 report.

Data Tips for Supply Chain Network Design Part I: Preparation


The post Data Tips for Supply Chain Network Design Part I: Preparation appeared first on AIMMS

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How to Optimize Your P&L with Your Supply Chain (Part 2)

The Network Effect

The post How to Optimize Your P&L with Your Supply Chain (Part 2) appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Network Business financials P&L

Synopsis: GeTS Webinar 9th Sept 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Building Supply Chain Resilience for Turbulent Times. This webinar was presented by CargoNow, in collaboration with GeTS (Global e-Trade Services). Joining the GeTS team , were guest speakers from Enterprise Singapore, Keeptial, TradeWaltz.

When The Wheels Fall Off

Supply Chain Shaman

When The Wheels Fall Off Idiom: An unexpected problem arose, causing something to fail or go terribly wrong. In 2017, when I moved, I bought an old car. For the prior ten years, as a city dweller in Philadelphia and Baltimore, I walked everywhere.

Achieve the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Consumers Demand


Environmental sustainability in the supply chain is top of mind for consumers, and a brand that fails to hold itself responsible risks reputational damage that will affect the bottom line. .

Transforming Supply Chains for Higher Performance and Resiliency

Today, just 8% of companies have the digital maturity required to achieve resilience and mitigate supply chain disruptions, as per a new HBR Analytic Services - GEP study. What can enterprises do to accelerate digital transformation? Read the full report now to find out!

Quantum Computing and the Future of Logistics

Enterra Insights

You may have been reading about breakthroughs in the area of quantum computing, including Google’s announcement that it had created a “time crystal” — a new form of matter — in a quantum computer.[1] 1] The truth, however, is that today’s quantum computers have limitations.

Using Technology to build Sustainable Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Sustainability is definitely coming of age in Asia. Until recently, most businesses saw commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, as a charitable move that lowers returns on investment.

Top 10 Tips to Effective Behaviours in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all of the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. FMCG S&OP supply chain excellence supplychainhouse

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Demand for Cost-Effectiveness Challenges Life Sciences Supply Chains


Life sciences digital supply chain planning will help the industry meet growing challenges more efficiently and effectively. When ranking supply chains that impact people’s daily lives the most, healthcare products usually pop up in the top three, behind food and water.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Does Geography Matter in the Digital Age?

Enterra Insights

Nearly a quarter century ago, Professor Stanley D. Brunn described the Internet as “the new world” and wondered if it would offer a new geography to humankind.

Is This the Hardest Leadership Skill to Master?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Back in 2014, I decided to step out of the family business I had built up with my husband and start my own company centered on trust (Trustologie®). A wise friend cautioned me that if I was to teach other people how to build trust, I had to learn to trust myself first.

Mobile Warehouse Robotics: Flexible Automation Enables Resilient Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this month, I wrote an article about the diverse range of mobile warehouse robotics solutions available in the market today. Although the solutions vary greatly, they’re alike in the ability to offer greater flexibility than many of the traditional automation alternatives.

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic

The Logistics of Logistics

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic. Maggie Petrovic and Joe Lynch discuss the freight RFP process is broken – let’s fix it. Maggie is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Emerge , a company that is Reinventing Freight Procurement.

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4 Reasons to Break Up With Excel and Move to Digital Supply Chain Planning

Trust your supply chain forecasts: adopt a predictive intelligence platform to outperform your supply chain goals, overcome challenges of spreadsheet-based planning, reduce risks, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.

The great divide: conquering the gap between manufacturing & warehousing systems

IT Supply Chain

By Keith Moore (pictured). Chief Product Officer, AutoScheduler.AI. The post The great divide: conquering the gap between manufacturing & warehousing systems appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

CSR Initiatives in the Global Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Over the last decade, the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has greatly evolved. From just being environmentally friendly, it has become a holistic framework that encompasses the environment, social and corporate governance.

Supply Chain Risk Management: 7 Challenges Driving Increased Interest in Managed Service

Logistics Viewpoints

Disruption has been the name of the game for more than a year as supply chain leaders have been dealing with changing buyer behaviors, inventory management challenges, labor shortages, weather and pandemic-related uncertainty, cyber security threats and capacity constraints that continue to create significant supply chain volatility.

Rethinking the Freight RFP Process

The Logistics of Logistics

Rethinking the Freight RFP Process. Once a year, shippers and carriers begin the arduous freight RFP process, when shippers send out request for pricing (or proposal) for contract rates to their list of trucking companies.

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.

FLOW 2021: 3 Must-See Sessions for 3PL Providers

6 River Systems

Customer expectations, labor shortages, and service level agreements continue to get more difficult to manage while the 3PL industry landscape gets increasingly competitive.

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Making Asia a Leader – One Green Initiative at a Time

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Commentators and pundits often refer to this as the Asian Century. In terms of GDP and growth, no one can dispute that. However, there is one area that Asia could do better to show true global leadership: sustainable growth that respects the environment.

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CSR is Good for Business, an Independent Consulting Study Reports, but Official Targets & Policies are Lagging Behind


35% of respondents are lacking systems to enable effective, scalable collaboration to empower supply-chain partners in support of their CSR strategies and policies.

Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

President Joe Biden holding up a wafer of semiconductor while discussing ways to address a semiconductor shortage. April 12, 2021. There has been much commentary about global supply chains not being resilient enough. All the disruptions caused by the pandemic, of course, has contributed to this.

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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.