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Ever Given Causes Massive Supply Disruption - Visibility to Product is Critical to Mitigating Supply Chain Dislocation


Suez Canal, Egypt, March 24 - One of the world’s largest containerships ran aground in the Suez Canal blocking commercial container traffic and throwing global supply chains into chaos

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Why The Quest For Fast Data is the 21st Century Gold Rush

EV Cargo Technology

“With data collection, ‘the sooner the better’ is always the best answer.” – Marissa Mayer. Marissa Mayer, the former President and CEO of Yahoo, has data on her mind the same as many others, across not only the technology industry, but increasingly across all industries.

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Investment in Supply Chain Tech is Gaining Momentum in 2021


In this article: Interest in supply chain technologies has continued to increase in the past year. Investors’ focus on solving problems—both business problems and sustainability problems—has remained.

Radical Transparency: An Open Dialog on the Realities of Truly Sustainable Enterprises


Occasionally, I cross paths with executives from fashion brands who have a passion for producing products that give back more than they take from the planet.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Why Standardizing Your Labeling Solution Can Save You Time and Money


We all know the feeling of having to juggle multiple solutions in our everyday jobs. It can feel like there is a new solution being unveiled every week from IT. The initial goal is to meet the ongoing needs but eventually it can become challenging to maintain.

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The Consequences of Supply Chain Constipation

Enterra Insights

As most adults know, constipation involves the difficult passage of necessary items through the tail end of the body’s supply chain. If you’ve been following the news, you know the world has had a bit of constipation problem in the Suez Canal.

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Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together.

Zero Waste Supply Chain Management in Food Industry with AI


Making Zero Waste Supply Chain A Possibility in the Food Industry with AI. Let us begin with a hard look at some numbers related to food wastage. Between 33-50% of food produced globally is never eaten, and this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion.

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Coping With Supply Chain Disruptions in the “New Normal”


For all the effort it has taken to navigate your supply chain through the turbulent seas of the pandemic, daunting new challenges are on the way.

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.

Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. Even before protectionism and pandemic were considerations, I argued that globalization is evolving into regionalization. My reasoning is simple, regionalized supply chains place manufacturers closer to consumers and reduce transportation costs.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 27 – April 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

Spring brings about a plethora of annual traditions. For example, yesterday was Major League Baseball’s opening day, which turned into a rainout for my hometown Red Sox. Another yearly tradition is the emergence of annual cicadas, which are found in every US state.

The Ever Given Continues to Impact Supply Chains Despite Being Freed from the Suez Canal


The world received exciting news this week as a 220,200-ton cargo ship named the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal after being stuck for six days. The Suez Canal is one of the most important trade arteries in the world. It connects Asia to Europe and the U.S. East Coast.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Q1 2021 is in the books. The pandemic is still with us, but we have vaccines and toilet paper, so an improvement from last year. Onward and upward we go! Unless you’re a cargo ship, anchored and waiting.) —- Suez Canal Opens, but Shipping Will Be Snarled for Months (WSJ – sub.

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.

Creating a Resilient and Agile Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The first lesson supply chain professionals learned at the outset of the pandemic was the importance of resilience. The second lesson was equally important — supply chains must be agile. A global study conducted by Gartner, proves the point. The study “discovered that 87% of respondents plan to invest in supply chain resilience in the next two years, while 98% are looking to invest in agility.”[1]

Boot Barn Implements Intelligent Warehouse Automation and Control System

Logistics Viewpoints

Boot Barn is a retail chain devoted to western and work-related footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company operates over 200 stores in the US and e-commerce websites consisting primarily of, and

Lessons From the Suez Canal Blockage – Supply Chain in the News


In the past few days, the news of the blockage of the Suez Canal by a massive container ship called the Ever Given has been dominating the news, so much so, that even kids are talking about it. The phrase ‘supply chain’ is now being mentioned more often than ever before in news media.

Why Do Supply Chain Professionals Use Social Media?

Talking Logistics

There is currently a lot of discussion about the role of social media in society, particularly as a source of news and information. What about for supply chain management professionals? What are the main reasons they use social media?

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen

The Logistics of Logistics

Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen. Joe Lynch and Paul Jensen discuss why technology alone won’t integrate your supply chain. Technology is critically important to a connected supply chain, however, there are limitations to what technology can do.

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HWI Unleashes Continuous Innovation

Logistics Viewpoints

Dave Elias, VP of SCM (on the left), and Josh Stauffer, Sr. Director of IT, of HWI. Dave Elias, vice president of supply chain management, and Josh Stauffer, senior director of IT, spoke at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. Both men work for HarbisonWalker International (HWI).

Give me some (warehouse) space

Kane is Able

The industrial real estate market has changed dramatically in the last year. Today, it’s a seller’s market and power users of warehouse space, like large CPG companies, don’t have the same ability they once had to access the space they need at the rates and terms they desire.

The long-term security impacts of COVID-19 businesses need to consider

IT Supply Chain

By Mark Belgrove (pictured). Head of Cyber Consultancy, Exponential-e. The post The long-term security impacts of COVID-19 businesses need to consider appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Don't Freeze It, Blast Freeze It!


We’re wrapping up Frozen Food Month with an entry on blast freezing. What is it? Why does Americold use it? How can it benefit you? Poultry Frozen produce cold storage Temperature-controlled infrastructure port export Protein Beef supply chain food supply chain temperature-controlled supply chain

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The Produce Tipping Point: How the Produce Season May Tip the Load-to-Truck Scales

CH Robinson Logistics

This year’s produce season is felt after a series of events impacting transportation. The power outages in Texas, the inclement weather in the Midwest, and the Ever Given ship at the Suez Canal, all of these contribute to a tight transportation market.

Supplier Relationship Management: What It Is and How to Improve it?


Supplier relationship management is often referred to as the B2B equivalent of customer relationship management. We’ll define this crucial management concept and explain how you can implement and improve supplier relationship management to leverage business success.

Instagram for Kids – The same cradle to grave strategy that banks have used for decades

IT Supply Chain

By Cris Pikes (pictured). CEO & Founder of Image Analyzer. The post Instagram for Kids – The same cradle to grave strategy that banks have used for decades appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.