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Why Strategic Partnerships Enable OTR Freight Management


OTR freight represents a long-standing aspect of supply chain operations and transportation management.

Planning to Win: Optimizing Inventory to Meet Business Objectives


Who wouldn’t want their supply chain to be “optimized,” right? Optimization is peak efficiency, using the perfect balance of inventory and resources to service customer demand without incurring any unnecessary costs or waste.


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What it Takes to Find Your Supply Chain Director of 2030

DELMIA Quintiq

The supply chain is the heart of an organization’s operations. The vulnerabilities in global supply chains revealed during the pandemic proved to be a wake-up call for companies and industry at large.

When We Don’t Have Answers, We Need to Work Quickly To Build Them

Supply Chain Shaman

My email box is full of the “ain’t it awful blogs. ” The storyline starts with a supply chain story of a shortage–semiconductors, rental cars, plastics–and ends with an easy answer. My take? Nothing about the current state of the supply chain is easy.

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.

How to Eliminate Deforestation From Supply Chains

SCM Research

Supply chains have a decisive influence on global deforestation, a phenomenon closely related to the climate and biodiversity crises. Therefore, guidance is needed for decision-makers to inform the design, implementation and monitoring of supply-chain initiatives to reduce global deforestation.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective RtM & Supply Chain Collaboration

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 Route to Market Dave Jordan Supply Chain House supply chain excellence

China’s Electrical Grid Affects the Global Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The world runs on electricity. That’s why, in the aftermath of a natural disaster, most news stories report how many households are without electrical power. When people have reliable access to power grids, they sometimes forget that a world powered by electricity is relatively young.

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“Why Do I have to Wait?” Supply Chain Disruption Gets Its Day

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is once again front-page news in the general business media. Meanwhile, supply shortages and price inflation are getting the front page in consumer-focused publications and plenty of airtime on televised news. And rightfully so.

CPG Companies Must Ditch Spreadsheets and Embrace Technology


CPG companies can collaborate more effectively, get consensus, and make better decisions faster with the right solutions for S&OP success. To say that today’s CPG marketplace has faced some disruption is an understatement, and the pandemic is only one of the elements causing turmoil.

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!

5 Things You Can Learn at VDC Research Analyst Perspective Webinar


The ‘VDC Research Analyst Perspective – Label Accuracy and Traceability, Enablers of Supply Chain Success’ webinar took place this past month and saw Richa Gupta, VDC Research analyst, and Josh Roffman, Loftware VP of Global Product Management, discuss the importance of ensuring consistent labeling and facilitating traceability.

E-Commerce is Gaining Momentum

Enterra Insights

The late Hall of Fame baseball player Yogi Berra is often quoted as having said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” ” When it comes to the retail sector, he certainly proved accurate. Even before the global pandemic hit, e-commerce sales were on the rise.

Three Logistics Imperatives for Managing Uncertainty in 2022

Logistics Viewpoints

After experiencing an incredibly challenging two years in the global logistics industry, I think we can let go of any expectation that the supply chain landscape will ever return to “normal.”

Logility Partners with ArcherGrey to Strengthen Consulting and Tech Solutions


Focusing on the evolving business climate, partnership concentrates on embracing new technology and business processes to support customers’ growth. ATLANTA – October 7, 2021 – Logility, Inc.,

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.

Retail Recovery: 4 Ways Procurement Can Unlock Savings and Add Value


Retailers have faced a tough year in the last 12-18 months, and while recovery seems to be in progress, they still have some work to do.

The Autonomous Digital Enterprise, Part 1

Enterra Insights

Closures forced by the coronavirus pandemic coupled with the difficulty some businesses are having finding workers to fill job vacancies have motivated many companies to look more closely at automation.

Toilet Paper Shortages, Empty Shelves, and Panic Buying: Just How Bad Did the Grocery Supply Chain Perform in 2020?

Logistics Viewpoints

Dramtatically Reduced Service in Grocery Stores Since Pandemic was Declared. To say that the pandemic made 2020 a very challenging year would be a gross understatement.

Build a Compliant Network with Supply Chain Traceability


Supply chain traceability allows you to track the origin and journey of your business’s products and their inputs through every step of the supply chain.

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 future of manufacturing: trends and innovation for growth


Before COVID, new technologies in manufacturing took years, sometimes decades, to become fully accepted. The pandemic, however, has speeded up those transitions by years.

Do we have to cancel Christmas this year?

IT Supply Chain

By Andreas Koenig (pictured). CEO, ProGlove. The post Do we have to cancel Christmas this year? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Key Takeaways from Forrester’s CSR Study (Plus Checklist!)


In light of global trends and issues such as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic, organizations are under increasing pressure to be socially responsible.

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Logility Launches Corporate Responsibility Solution, Helping Businesses Track Social Compliance and Environmental Status of Suppliers


Logility 21.02 powers technology to ensure sustainable, ethical practices that support brand integrity and corporate responsibility. ATLANTA – October 5, 2021 – Logility, Inc.,

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.

ERP ROI for the manufacturing and distribution CEO


The pandemic pushed manufacturers and distributors to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains.

The Ransom Disclosure Act: A step in the right direction

IT Supply Chain

By Mark Bowling (pictured). Vice President of Security Response Services, ExtraHop. The post The Ransom Disclosure Act: A step in the right direction appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

An Interview on Cloud-Based Procurement Software With James Meads

HICX Solutions

For the twelfth episode of Supplier Experience Live from HICX, we are joined by James Meads. James is an advisor on cloud-based procurement software solutions and an advocate for best-of-breed.

Supply chain braces for peak retail returns: How companies should prepare

The Supply Chain Journal

As e-commerce accelerates, so does its historically neglected underbelly: returns. In 2020 alone, U.S. consumers returned nearly $102 billion of goods to online retailers, a figure that doubled over the course of 12 months. EMarketer predicts a 13.7% jump in U.S.

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.