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How to Prevent the Next Semiconductor Shortage


In our blog last month, we discussed how the automotive industry must learn this time from yet another semiconductor shortage by improving management of essential supply chain processes or we will find ourselves in another shortage crisis.

Effect of Lockdowns on Essential Goods Value Chain


These interesting times that we are currently living through have thrown open a lot of challenges. Organizations and decision-makers must be agile and innovative to overcome the challenges that COVID-19 has thrown at us. In India, we had 2 lockdown periods in the last 15 months.

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The Gig Economy Comes to Parcel Delivery: What Should Companies Know?

Intelligent Audit

With national and global economies slowly recovering and some semblance of normalcy returning to many areas of life, the focus and reliance on gig contract workers do not seem to be slowing down at all.

3PL vs 4PL: How to Know Which One is Right for You


Learning the difference between third party logistics (3PL) and fourth-party logistics (4PL), as well as 1PL and 2PL, and the rise of even fifth-party logistics (5PLs) is becoming increasingly sophisticated and valuable for driving successful supply chain operations.

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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.

Beating the Heat with Ice Cream

DELMIA Quintiq

How Planning & Optimization Become a Treat. It’s July and that means that many of us are feeling the sweltering temperatures of summer. The sun is blazing, the air is thick, and baby, it’s hot outside! Temperatures are soaring across the land and people are looking for a way to beat the heat.

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Supply Chain Diversity Buffers Cities Against Food Shocks

SCM Research

The effects of the climate crisis are increasingly dominating our global news. We have recently witnessed several record temperatures in North America , Scandinavia , and Antarctica , to name a few. This existential crisis also requires making our food supply chains more resilient.

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Supply Chain Communication, Gobbledygook & BS Bingo

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I recall laughing out loud when I was first exposed to FMCG BS Bingo – I leave you to work out what is meant by BS but as a hint you may step in it on a farm.

Your Supply Chain Deserves More than ERP


Will your ERP accommodate your complex supply chain planning requirements? This is a big question executives have been faced with over the last year as resilience and sustainability have become increasingly important.

Supply Chain at the Heart of the Latest Ransomware Attack

Enterra Insights

As Americans were preparing for a long holiday weekend, Russia-based REvil ransomware criminals (aka Sodinokibi), conducted an attack targeting the information technology company Kaseya. In an attempt to downplay the attack, Kaseya issued a press release stating, “Kaseya’s VSA?product?has

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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.

Driving Supply Chain Resilience with Rolls Royce and Ivalua


If you missed our webinar that highlighted the story of Rolls-Royce ’s success overcoming the supply chain challenges during COVID-19, you can still access the full recording and learn more about how they worked to create more resilience and efficiency by modernizing and digitizing their supply chain using Ivalua tools. .

Top 10 Tips to Build a Partnership Driven FMCG Sourcing Operation

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. Now is the time to take a deeper-dive look at what you need in place to obtain the best value from your Source discipline.

3 Ways Integrated Business Planning Drives Organizational Collaboration


Organizational collaboration. It’s no cakewalk – at least, not in the context of integrated business planning (IBP).

The Future of Grocery Shopping

Enterra Insights

With consumers often forced to cook meals at home during the pandemic, grocers witnessed radically different shopping behaviors from their customers.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

The kick-off to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan is just two weeks away, after being postponed last summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During a normal Olympics, millions of spectators flock to venues to watch over 300 events unfold over the course of two-plus weeks.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Goes Live with Ivalua’s Platform to Accelerate Procurement Digital Transformation


System will improve the experience for employees and suppliers while supporting sustainable growth in shareholder value.

The Challenges of Using ERP for High-Speed Order Fulfillment


Your business may rely on an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to fill customer orders as quickly and efficiently as possible, but is that fast enough for the speed of today’s commerce?

Customer Experience and the Human Touch

Enterra Insights

As the old adage goes, “There’s just no pleasing some people.” ” I’m reminded of the story of a grandmother who was walking along the beach with her grandson. A big wave unexpectedly swept the shoreline and dragged the child out to sea.

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.

Editor’s Choice: The TikTok Effect on Demand Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Kinaxis and explores the TikTok Effect. Or, why you need demand planning for going viral on social media.

Many shippers underestimate visibility expectations

The Supply Chain Journal

As the logistics industry continues to embrace technology, visibility solutions have stolen the spotlight again and again.

Supply Chain Transformation With a Human Touch

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses need to look to their people and processes in tandem with innovative technologies to lead to real supply chain transformation

How Artificial Intelligence Improves Logistics: Use Cases to Consider

IT Supply Chain

By Vitaly Kuprenko (pictured). Technical Writer for Cleveroad. The post How Artificial Intelligence Improves Logistics: Use Cases to Consider 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!

Clear Span Buildings Buying and Leasing Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between a Warehouse and a Distribution Center? Clear span buildings article and permission to publish here provided by Bailey Merton. What are clear span buildings?

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity has just about reached its limit on the global stage as shippers and importers continue to brave exorbitant rates and ever-increasing tightness. Third-party logistics services provider GEODIS echoed one U.K.-based

Four Risks Most Supply Chains Face, and Six Ways to Manage Them

Supply Chain Brain

There’s a wide variety of risks that international supply chains face. Here’s a look at what — and how — companies are managing today

Why is Product Development Important?

IT Supply Chain

By Jessica Sweet (pictured). Content Writer at The post Why is Product Development Important? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.