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Measuring the Costs of Poor Quality Packaging

CHAINalytics

Skimping on packaging materials and design leads to one primary consequence – waste. Sacrificing delivered quality in the name of cost savings alone can negatively impact your bottom line and environmental goals.

How to Approach Multi-Tier Supplier Assessments

SupplyShift

Organizations big and small rely heavily on hundreds—if not thousands—of different suppliers around the globe.

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3 Reasons A Retail Consolidation Program Leads to Better Supply Chain Outcomes

CH Robinson Logistics

Maintaining inventory levels and optimizing order quantities, while keeping retailer compliance requirements in mind, requires careful coordination and a strategic approach.

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability

GlobalTranz

Disruption has been the name of the game for more than a year as carriers continue to see overarching demands for their services increase.

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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.

Supply Chain Talent Shortage Demystified

ToolsGroup

In this episode of 3 Minutes in the Loop, ToolsGroup’s General Manager for North America David Barton breaks down the reasons why there is a supply chain talent shortage, and the role of automation in the shift from tactical activities to more strategic and long-term priorities for planners.

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As Pandemic Winds Down, Supply Chains Prepare for the Holidays

Enterra Insights

The 2021 holiday shopping season could be hugely successful if recent trends continue. For example, overall retail sales in April rose by 51.2% year-over-year. Michael Brown, a Partner in A.T.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Strategy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the Strategy edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make, Deliver, Digital & HR overview articles can be found here.

Live Webcast to Provide Strategies for Maximizing Supply Chain Value by Moving Beyond ERP

Logility

Panel of Experts to Highlight How Advanced Supply Chain Planning Unites the Extended Enterprise. ATLANTA – June 22, 2021 – Logility, Inc.,

Considering Cloud/On-Premise, Collaborative Operations and IIoT for Manufacturing Execution

DELMIA Quintiq

In a previous blog post , we discussed the crucial need for manufacturers to digitalize shop floor operations and how a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution can be a high-value starting point to achieve this transformational goal.

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.

The 2021 Hurricane Season Will Impact Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

The tragic, fiery, multi-vehicle crash on a storm-slicked highway in southern Alabama over the weekend reminds us how disruptive and destructive the hurricane season can be.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Tips for Shippers to Mitigate Cyber Attacks

Logistics Viewpoints

Cyberattacks seem to be growing in prevalence and severity, particularly those around the major supply chains in the US, including both the fuel supply chain and the food supply chain.

Conad Selects ToolsGroup’s AI-powered Sales Forecasting and Promotion Planning

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup’s supply chain planning software allows Italy’s largest grocery retailer to improve forecast accuracy, model promotional events, and improve visibility and collaboration with cooperatives.

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Key Tools and Technologies to Build the Warehouse of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

Warehouse management is no longer the static element in the supply chain, but an area that’s ready for smart transformation. In an experience economy, customers want goods made to order and delivered as soon as possible, in a way that suits their flexible lifestyles.

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.

Has Technology Made Supply Change Management Sexy?

Enterra Insights

Some people think supply chain professionals labor in a boring profession. Kevin O’Marah ( @komarah ) writes, “‘Supply chain’ is a label with baggage. In some circles it is still seen as a low-tech, non-creative servant function hardly worthy of a Harvard MBA.”[1]

Why Route Optimization is Important During the Driver Shortage

Logistics Viewpoints

Pick your country, but you will find the same story: there are not enough drivers to meet transportation demand and the situation is not likely to change for years. Ecommerce experienced significant growth globally during the pandemic and is not slowing down as countries continue to open up.

Using Design Thinking to drive SC Innovation

Prophetic Technology

We should see the Supply Chain Management (SCM) as a team. Its success depends on a working party pulling together towards a common goal and operating through a collaborative alignment. supply chain innovation

FedEx Freight reverses service suspensions after outcry from big retailers

The Supply Chain Journal

FedEx Freight (NYSE: FDX ) is walking back its recent abrupt suspension of service to a portion of its customer base after ruffling feathers of key stakeholders that made known their displeasure, according to communications from the company and logistics industry executives.

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.

Win-Win Value Chain Scenarios Require Collaboration

Enterra Insights

Today, many business professionals rightfully view their operations in terms of ecosystems or value chains. For the business to succeed, all stakeholders in the value chain must also do well. Historically, this is called a win-win scenario.

Agility is not Resilence

Logistics Viewpoints

Gail Sayers, the Most Agile Halfback of all Time. Business professionals talk about “agility” and “resilience” as if they are the same thing. They are not. A company with an agile supply chain can react quickly to big increases or decreases in demand.

The Fireworks Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! GET our EBOOK HERE. The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic brought about acute shortages of toilet paper , masks, ventilators, common household goods and more.

Vision Guided Robotics & Artificial Intelligence: An Explanation for the Non-Technical

IT Supply Chain

By John Ripple (pictured). Co-Founder of Esoteric Staffing. The post Vision Guided Robotics & Artificial Intelligence: An Explanation for the Non-Technical appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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!

What Level of Automated eCommerce Fulfillment Makes Sense?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

An ongoing logistics labor shortage and a year of pandemic-related supply chain disruptions have left many retail and eCommerce businesses wishing for more automated eCommerce fulfillment.

Breaking down the White House supply chain report

Resilinc

In its new report on supply chain resiliency, the Biden Administration declares the vulnerability of supply chains to be a threat to national security. Four industries in particular were called out: semiconductors; high-capacity batteries; critical minerals and materials; and pharmaceuticals/APIs.

What food logistics services does a 3PL provide?

West Coast and California Logistics

Food companies looking to optimize their supply chains can do well to entrust operations to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in food logistics services.

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International Women in Engineering Day 2021: How has the pandemic impacted gender diversity?

IT Supply Chain

By Industry experts, including Lynn Carter (pictured). Data Centre Operations Manager, Sungard AS. The post International Women in Engineering Day 2021: How has the pandemic impacted gender diversity? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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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.