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Industry Insights: As the Holiday Season Arrives, Constraints at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports Tighten Even More


As the country heads into the holiday peak season, gridlock at the LA/LB port complex continues. Struggles with delayed vessel arrivals, congestion, labor availability, chassis shortages, and appointment system shortcomings continue to hamper the flow of containers.

5 Tips for Achieving Amazon-Like Efficiency in Your Warehouse

IT Supply Chain

By Jake Rheude (pictured). Director of Marketing, Red Stag Fulfillment. The post 5 Tips for Achieving Amazon-Like Efficiency in Your Warehouse appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk


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Troubling Trends in Supply Chain Design: An Uptick in Bad Models and Collapsing Teams


Congratulations, you’ve bought the software. Now what? Do you pick your best data analyst to go and build a model? Or do you focus on building an in-house center of excellence?

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Market Beat. Four Thumbs Down and One Thumb Up.

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, supply chain excellence matters more than ever. During the pandemic, the supply chain discussions take new importance. Sniffing opportunity, the venture capitalists are like sharks in the water.

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!

Podcast: Reinforcing Supply Chains Through Digital Transformation


In episode five of Be Ready for Anything, hear from George Fowler, Group Vice President at Spinnaker SCS, about how strategic digital transformation initiatives prepare supply chains to successfully withstand significant business disruptions.

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Planning Optimized – A Never Ending Journey


The ultimate goal of a supply chain planning practitioners is often to optimize the capabilities of the company’s supply chain to meet customer requirements while minimizing costs and maximizing company performance.

5 E-Commerce Inventory Management Strategies to Know | VIDEO


[link] While the supply chain speeds toward a record-breaking peak season, e-commerce is already at its breaking point. Inventory has been subject to changing customers’ buying patterns. And the ability to reorder in anticipation of future trends can feel downright impossible.

Q&A with Shirell James on How Technology Can Tackle Some of Today’s Supply Chain Challenges

The Network Effect

The post Q&A with Shirell James on How Technology Can Tackle Some of Today’s Supply Chain Challenges appeared first on The Network Effect. Automotive Manufacturing Network Business Supply Chain Management

Trends in the Supply Chain and Their Impact on the Transportation Management System Market


This year has reminded everyone to expect the unexpected – even in the supply chain which is one of the most unflappable industries out there! Covid-19 has disrupted the logistics operations of companies throughout the U.S.

Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

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.

Causal Forecasting Brings Precision to your Forecasting


Causal f orecasting shines a light on , and isolates, actual demand signals from market “chatter,” thus improving forecast quality.

Multimodal Big Data Applications You Don’t Want to Miss


In the current age of automation in the supply chain, digital platforms, mobile apps, and inter-connectedness, it is more important than ever for shipping and logistic companies to keep up with the best multimodal big data applications available.

Machine Learning and the Modern Business

Enterra Insights

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a frequently heard, and oft misunderstood, buzzword in business circles. Eric Siegel ( @predictanalytic ), a former computer science professor at Columbia University, writes, “A.I. is a big fat lie. Artificial intelligence is a fraudulent hoax — or in the best cases it’s a hyped-up buzzword that confuses and deceives.”[1]

IBP Scenario Modeling for Recovery, Restructuring and Resilience


Today’s business reality is constantly shifting. Organizations that are running an IBP process right now are in a better position than others to deal with this uncertainty. Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

The Importance of Digital Transformation for Logistics Service Providers and Carriers

Talking Logistics

If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that the pandemic has raised the general public’s awareness of the critical role of supply chain management. It has also underscored the importance of digital transformation, especially for logistics service providers and carriers.

Freight Data Sharing Across the Supply Chain and Its Role in Multimodal Shipping


Even before the status of the nation, and indeed the world, was turned upside down by the pandemic and political unrest, the supply chain industry was heading towards a massive and potentially disruptive evolution.

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The Pandemic has Extended the Holiday Shopping Season

Enterra Insights

By most accounts, we are already a month into this year’s holiday shopping season thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Retail journalist Daphne Howland ( @daphnehowland ) observes, “To buy more time, the industry is embarking on the holiday season earlier than ever this year, but, despite the respite evident in September, retailers can’t escape the prevailing challenge of the moment — an unprecedented level of uncertainty.”[1]

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Veterans Make Significant Contributions to the Transportation Industry – Happy Veterans Day!


Veterans Day, celebrated annually on November 11th, recognizes veterans for their sacrifices, the honor they’ve shown, and celebrates the freedom they have brought our nation with their service. It’s an opportunity for everyone to thank those that have served and to commemorate their bravery.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Supply Chain Control Towers: Why Are We Still Talking About Them?

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain Control Towers are not new. Analysts and software vendors have been talking about them for as long as I’ve been an industry analyst (20+ years). So, why are we still talking about supply chain control towers?

How artificial intelligence is changing cyber security

IT Supply Chain

By Neil Ballinger (pictured). Head of EMEA at EU Automation. The post How artificial intelligence is changing cyber security appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Inventory Management Beyond the Mystery (Ebook)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Unchaining Change Leadership! Ebook). Get Our EBOOK HERE. Inventory is everywhere you look. Everyone and every company has inventory of some kind or another.

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Seven Supply-Chain Trends to Watch in 2021

Supply Chain Brain

And how they can rejuvenate the battered supply-chain industry

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

The Impact of Coronavirus on Last-Mile Delivery

All Things Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a chaotic spike in the demand for deliveries of goods. Businesses have started to focus on re-evaluating their business models and getting closer to customers.…

Using Reverse Logistics to Increase Customer Satisfaction

Freight Center

We’re coming into that crazy shipping time of the year and that means small business operators and supply chain managers everywhere may be pulling their hair out. Having an effective and efficient shipping strategy will keep you from going bald!

Interim Managers are critically needed & HMRC should help not hinder

IT Supply Chain

By Leigh Anderson (pictured). Managing Director, Bis Henderson Recruitment. The post Interim Managers are critically needed & HMRC should help not hinder appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Shipping Analytics Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intelligent Audit

Advancements within shipping analytics platforms, including artificial intelligence, parcel and freight analytics , data management, and machine learning, are reshaping the supply chain.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.