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Measuring the Costs of Poor Quality Packaging


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


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


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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5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

Supply Chain Talent Shortage Demystified


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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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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Decision Yield and Other Disruptive Metrics

DELMIA Quintiq

In this final blog on agility and why you should consider becoming an agilist to survive the new completion (of the continuous mention) of the application of enterprise decision management systems (EDMS) from Taylor and Raden cited in the first blog, I turn to the metric of agility and a new ROI metric of decision yield.

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.

Organisations need to utilise modern technologies to ensure that employees are doing their job effectively

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Filev (pictured). Founder of Wrike. The post Organisations need to utilise modern technologies to ensure that employees are doing their job effectively appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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


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

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

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.

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]

Women in Engineering Day: how to encourage young women into a career in STEM

IT Supply Chain

By Rachel Hurst (pictured). COO, Domino Printing Sciences. The post Women in Engineering Day: how to encourage young women into a career in STEM appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Mounting evidence that container crunch will persist until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

A widely held theory on pandemic spending is that container imports surged because Americans bought a lot more goods when COVID prevented them from buying services.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

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.

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.

How to Get Bitcoins Fast!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What to Look for Before Investing and Storing Bitcoin! Get Bitcoins fast article and permission to publish here provided by Bailey Merton. If you’re looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, now is the right time.

More container ships score ‘astronomical’ $100,000/day rates

The Supply Chain Journal

Multi-month container-ship charters continue to be signed at jaw-dropping rates above $100,000 per day. The market is getting even tighter, pushing charter rates and durations higher still. Even so, there’s something to be said for shipowners taking a few chips off the table — and some are.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

How the Internet of Things Could Help Solve the Chip Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

The recent computer chip shortage has created problems across industries, leading companies to reassess how they mitigate supply chain risk

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

CPE Planning Level, IBP, Elixirs, and the Ongoing Challenge


In SCM there is an ongoing flow of elixirs (magic potion) from ‘false prophets’ claiming that they are an easy path to improved performance.

‘Painful mess’: I-40 bridge closure costing trucking industry $1M daily

The Supply Chain Journal

The trucking industry has been taking it on the chin ever since the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River closed six weeks ago. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) shut it down on May 11 after one of the agency’s inspectors found a cracked beam in the span.

Secure Your Supply Chain: How to Build Resiliency for the Future

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite, Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

In this webinar, Bart Huthwaite will explore best practices in building and improving supply chain resilience for a successful and productive future.

Mining! The Backbone of Bitcoin Technology

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Understanding the Bitcoin Mining Process! Mining! The Backbone of Bitcoin Technology article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols.

Ecommerce Product Catalog Management: Why It’s Important for Your Store


When you think of catalog management, do you picture a glossy JC Penny paper booklet full of ~trendy~ new clothing that came in the mail? .

Labor Shortage, Need for Speed: Why Robots Will Multiply in the Warehouse

Supply Chain Brain

Warehouse automation is becoming more mainstream and affordable for smaller and middle-market e-commerce businesses