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How to Select a Supply Chain Planning Tool


How to Select a Supply Chain Planning Tool. So you’ve finally had enough! You’ve just been chewed out by the Head of Accounts because she was forced to ship an order to a major customer two weeks late…and it’s your fault.

Using of Supply Chain Automation Solutions for Operational Tasks

IT Supply Chain

By Eisele Candace (pictured). Copywriter. The post Using of Supply Chain Automation Solutions for Operational Tasks appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk


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Three Inventory Management Tips to Reduce Retail Costs | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably altered the e-commerce environment. As a result, new market demands are straining retail supply chains worldwide due to strong digitalization and the exponential expansion of internet shopping

Gain a Leading Edge in Inventory Management through Digital Transformation

DELMIA Quintiq

An increasing lineup of advanced digital solutions have given manufacturers the edge to transform and achieve better inventory control. The manufacturing industry is constantly searching for new and inventive ways to improve inventory management.

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.

The State of the Trucking Market in 2021


The state of the trucking market in 2021 is uncertain, filled with risk, and continues to evolve, making logistics management challenging.? Let’s consider these top factors affecting the trucking market, their implications on supply chains and how they are driving change within the industry. .

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Q&A With Women Making a Big Impact in Supply Chain


I’ve worked in enterprise supply chain technology for more than 20 years, and, especially in the earlier years, collaborated in teams where I was the only female in the room.

Build Digitally Lean Consumer Goods and Home & Lifestyle Manufacturing Teams

DELMIA Quintiq

In the world of consumer goods and home and lifestyle, today’s fast-moving consumer trends demand fast delivery and quality at the lowest possible cost—for which lean programs in manufacturing are paramount.

Digital Twin and Supply Chain Disruption – Planning that Produces Competitive Advantage

River Logic

If we didn’t know what real supply chain disruption was before, we do now.

Lifting The Gray Curtain

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I hosted the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Executing an event in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic is challenging. One of the goals of the conference was to challenge the audience to redefine work.

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!

Technology Can Help Feed the World, Part 3

Enterra Insights

The United Nations has predicted the agricultural industry will need to achieve a 70 per cent rise in overall food production in order to feed the estimated 9.1 billion people expected to be living on the planet a quarter century from now.

Top 10 Tips to Effective IT Enablers in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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

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Why the Trucking Driver Shortage is Growing Worse

C3 Solutions

Anyone who has paid attention to the industry knows about the unprecedented trucking driver shortage impacting the transportation network supply chain. The connections between supply chain success, market trends, customer demands, supply chain technology , and future growth are easy to see.

Rolling Blackouts Coming to New England?

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC recently attended the August 2021 New England Public Power Association (NEPPA) conference, where Gordon Van Welie, President & CEO of grid operator ISO New England (ISO-NE) described the challenges to maintain reliable, low-cost power, while meeting the urgent goals to decarbonize electric power.

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.

Technology Can Help Feed the World, Part 2

Enterra Insights

Most people have heard the term “Industry 4.0” ” used to describe the emerging fourth industrial revolution. Some experts are now referring to the technological revolution unfolding in agriculture as “Farming 4.0.”

Piecing Together the SIOP Process | Clarkston Consulting


The SIOP (Sales, Inventory, Operations Plan) process is an important supply chain function that also drives many executive decisions

Asian Paints Successfully Digitizes the Source to Contract Process in Collaboration with Ivalua & Durvah


Rapid Optimization of Contract Management, Supplier Management and Direct Materials Sourcing.

The Plant-Based Meat Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the years, sustainability has been increasingly embraced by consumers and brands alike. For many, this has caused them to re-examine the foods that they eat.

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.

Technology Can Help Feed the World, Part 1

Enterra Insights

With the world’s population continuing to grow and climate change altering growing conditions around much of the world, food security has become one of humanity’s most pressing issues.

FedEx plays game of chicken with parcel shippers’ budgets

The Supply Chain Journal

The hole that FedEx Corp. finds itself in is, in some respects, not of its own digging. It can’t force people to accept job offers, nor can it control the wages its competitors are willing to pay.

Chip shortage to cost automakers $210 billion in revenue in 2021

IT Supply Chain

By Alex Saric (pictured). Smart Procurement Expert, Ivalua. The post Chip shortage to cost automakers $210 billion in revenue in 2021 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Protecting Jobs and the Environment: Environmental Tariffs to the Rescue

Logistics Viewpoints

Yulin, locating in Shenfu coalfield, together with Ordos and Shuozhou (ShanXi), is called the “Golden Triangle of Coal” in China. Environmental tariffs could be used to slow Global Warming. Congressional democrats and the Biden administration are seeking to pass a $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending bill.

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.

Customer Segmentation Remains Relevant and Necessary

Enterra Insights

Today you hear a lot about personalization in marketing and customization in manufacturing. In this increasingly specialized environment, customer segmentation sounds like a step backwards.

Fleet automation: The next generation of fleet management

The Supply Chain Journal

Alongside persistent challenges like labor shortages, high fuel costs and surging insurance premiums, the transportation industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation in how information is collected, analyzed and used.

Extending drivers’ hours is not the solution to the HGV driver shortage

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Tavener (pictured). Head of Marketing, Descartes UK. The post Extending drivers’ hours is not the solution to the HGV driver shortage appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Supply Chain Isn’t for the Faint of Heart


Tl;dr Supply chains are facing historic disruptions more than 18 months since the start of the pandemic. In reflection, we’ve seen three distinct waves of challenges, with the most recent being defined by inflation and labor shortages.

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.