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Modernizing Your Supply Chain is Not Enough

Enterra Insights

The late Thomas Samuel Kuhn, an American philosopher of science, introduced the term “paradigm shift” in his 1962 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The term caught on.

Top 3 reasons to upgrade to the latest release of your ERP software

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

A modern ERP software platform provides this foundation, serving as a central source of truth for financials, operations, and the supply chain — essentially every aspect of a manufacturing or distribution business. But not just any ERP platform will do.

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Reduce Excess Inventory While Protecting Margins with a Pricing and Promotion Analysis  Solution

Logility

Your ship’s come in! That’s a good thing, right? Much of the merchandise languishing aboard cargo ships stuck in ports around the world during the pandemic-fueled supply chain crisis has made it to store shelves.

Retail Returns: The Key to Driving Business Growth

ToolsGroup

Retail returns occur when a customer returns the purchased items to a seller in exchange for a refund, store credit, or a similar product. Returns come with plenty of challenges around logistics, inventory, and predicting volatile sales trends.

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Automating Freight Forwarding Processes with CargoWise Workflow

This training guide helps freight forwarders utilize the productivity capabilities of CargoWise. It covers 5 key CargoWise Workflow features, the importance of auditing your operation’s processes, and using automation for maximum productivity.

Overcoming The Barriers to Use Channel Data

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember the evening well. A requirement to apply as an analyst position for AMR Research was to write an opinion piece and defend the article in an interview.

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Will Reshoring Solve Supply Chain Woes?

Enterra Insights

Current supply chain snarls, often associated with overseas factories and logjammed ports, have made manufacturing reshoring a hot topic.

ToolsGroup Supports Accelerated Growth With Addition of New Executives

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup welcomes Jon Purdy as Chief Financial Officer and Joseph Luciano as Chief People Officer. .

Building Supply Chain Resilience: The Right Balance of Human and Tech in Transportation

3GTMS

The post Building Supply Chain Resilience: The Right Balance of Human and Tech in Transportation appeared first on 3GTMS. 3PL Freight Brokers Transportation Management

Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes?

Logistics Viewpoints

If “the forecast is always wrong,” is improving forecast accuracy even the solution to our demand planning woes? In times that continue to defy our ability to predict them, the words of famous statistician George Box have never been more right: “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”

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.

Buying 2021 Holiday Gifts for the 2022 Holiday Season

Enterra Insights

If supply chain snarls kept you from receiving items you wanted last Christmas, you’re in luck. Those items are now arriving in U.S. ports and you may be able to get them at a bargain price.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 5, 2022)

Talking Logistics

There are many reasons why I can’t think straight this morning, so I’ll just go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week.

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How to Handle Supply Chain Planning in the Face of Chaos

The Network Effect

The post How to Handle Supply Chain Planning in the Face of Chaos appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business

This Week in Logistics News (July 30 – August 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruptions continue to lead to product shortages around the world. Somehow, Halloween is (sort of) right around the corner, and a lack of raw ingredients for candy are making things more scary than a haunted house.

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.

The Digital Age is Still All About the Data

Enterra Insights

“Today,” writes tech freelancer Apoorva Bellapu, “it is practically impossible to lead our lives without data.”[1] ”[1] In the business world, she implies, it is impossible to conduct routine operations without data.

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Reshoring: “The Beginning of De-globalization” or More of the Same?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Dion Rabouin in the Wall Street Journal last week, “top executives at large U.S. companies are increasingly talking up bringing workforces and supply chains back home — known as ‘re-shoring’ — during second quarter earnings calls.

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The Routeique Story with Mike Allan

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike Allan and Joe Lynch discuss the Routeique story.

The Global Warehouse Automation Market is “En Fuego”

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week I saw an investor video discussing growth stock performance. It included all of the usual suspects – Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Tesla, and other household technology names. This was on a day I was busy analyzing the global warehouse automation market.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

National Pet Retailer Thrives During COVID-19 Through E-Commerce Fulfillment Flexibility

CHAINalytics

Pandemic lockdowns quickly altered consumer buying patterns and delivery expectations and, when it came to their fur-children, pet-parents were no different.One of the largest pet retailers in the U.S.

4 Proven Methods for Developing an Effective IT Strategy for Your Organization

IT Supply Chain

By Paul Williamson (pictured). Guest Author. The post 4 Proven Methods for Developing an Effective IT Strategy for Your Organization appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The Zergratran Story with Byron Bennett

The Logistics of Logistics

Byron Bennett and Joe Lynch discuss the Zergratran story. Byron is the Founder and CEO of Zergratran , an innovative and sustainable high-capacity transportation company that is building the world’s first tunnel to expedite shipping goods between the North Atlantic and the North Pacific.

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The Future of Supplier Management is Here, and it’s Holistic

ivalua

The Future of Supplier Management is Here, and it’s Holistic. Leading, high-performing procurement organizations share one common trait–they consistently prioritize a holistic and integrated approach to Supplier Management.

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

How Much Inventory Should I Have In My Fulfillment Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Inventory management has changed substantially in the last few years. Most fulfillment professionals spent years learning about lean inventory strategies, only to find those methods ineffective when the supply chain turned volatile during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Surprising Popularity Of Bitcoin Among Cryptocurrencies

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured). Content Writer. The post The Surprising Popularity Of Bitcoin Among Cryptocurrencies appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Logistics Buyers Survey with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Bierfeldt and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics buyers survey created by Jim and his team at Logistics Marketing Advisors. About Jim Bierfeldt. Jim Bierfeldt is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors.

Sales and Operations Planning: The Interpersonal Element

Logistics Bureau

Has your company ever suffered problems with, implemented, or even considered implementing a sales and operations (S&OP) planning process?

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

July 2022 Global Manufacturing Indices Indicating Declining Momentum

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary relative to July’s global manufacturing PMI indices relative to data indicating declining momentum, and some contraction among specific global regions. Global Wide Production Activity. The July 2022 J.P.

No time to delay online safety

IT Supply Chain

By Kristian Torode (pictured). Co-Founder, Crystaline. The post No time to delay online safety appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The truck driver shortage is fueling supply chain chaos- What can be done to solve it?

All Things Supply Chain

In recent times, shortages of goods have caused widespread supply chain issues. Labor shortages have also been troublesome for production and the economy.