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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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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.

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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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 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.

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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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.

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).

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.


Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Here are a ‘Top 10’ to kick off the discussions. COMPETITION: Your DP competes with you. CREDIT: DP does not pay &/or uses your credit for other ventures. VOLUME: Unexplained decline or forward buying with no sell out. RTM STRATEGY: DP does not understand your strategy.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

On The Rise: What Small Businesses Should Know About Expanding

IT Supply Chain

By Jessica Sweet (pictured). Content Writer at The post On The Rise: What Small Businesses Should Know About Expanding appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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. .

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?

5 Ways We’re Helping Our European Customers Surpass Their Sustainability Targets

CH Robinson Logistics

The European Union has recently legalised its commitment to have Europe become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 and has agreed between all member states and the EU Parliament, that the bloc will reduce carbon emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030.

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.

Technology, not longer hours, the solution to UK’s driver shortage

IT Supply Chain

By Steven Holmes (pictured). UK&I Sales Director at BluJay Solutions. The post Technology, not longer hours, the solution to UK’s driver shortage appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Use SOPE© to Clean Up Your Supply Chain Model


The digital twin of your supply chain must accurately reflect both the shape as well as behavior of your supply chain. In the absence of this you end up with a rough model of the supply chain.

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

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.

Preventing supply chain attacks with zero trust

IT Supply Chain

By Vaibhav Malik (pictured). Head of Cybersecurity Advisory Practice, Integrity360. The post Preventing supply chain attacks with zero trust appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Integrating ERP with TMS and WMS in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? Integrating ERP article and permission to publish here provided by Ihor at FiduciaSoft.

Top Supply Chain Forecasting Methods & Why You Need To Use Them


If only there was a crystal ball to foresee unexpected events, manufacturing delays, and fluctuations in customer demand. . Supply chain planning is almost impossible without having an understanding of the future.