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Supply Chains are Okay…But for How Long?


When COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. in March, people experienced first-hand the fallout of poorly designed supply chains.

Top Ten Holiday Wishes for Directors of “Extended” Supply Chain


With the holiday season, everyone is making their wish list and checking it twice. Here are some ideas to add to any director of supply chain's wish list. Top Ten Holiday Wishes for Directors of “Extended” Supply Chain was first posted on December 21, 2020 at 8:24 am. ©2017


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Beyond POS: The Data CPG Brands Need for Retail Success


For small and medium-sized food producers, POS is the holy grail of metrics. After all, no sales — no business. Business Insights

Value Chain Planning and Decision Making in Times of Disruption (Part 1)

DELMIA Quintiq

This is part 1 of a 2-part series on how to succeed in planning and decisions amid times of disruption. Agility and Speed in Decision Making. During uncertain times like these, the ability to react and execute are imperative factors for practical results, due to the unpredictability of demand.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Solving the Cold Chain Challenges

The Network Effect

The post Solving the Cold Chain Challenges appeared first on The Network Effect. Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Logistics Supply Chain Management Visibility

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How to Plan for Shipping Success in 2021

Freight Center

2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget. With all the surprises, curveballs, and challenges we’ve all faced, supply chains of all sizes were tested more than they ever were in recent years.

Smart Manufacturing in 2020: the year of product changeovers

Locus Robotics

By David Paquin | Director of Industrial, Locus Robotics. 2020 has been the year of product changeovers in supply chain. Most manufacturers that had plans to digitize in the future were hard-hit with manual changes. Manually moving previous product to make room for new demand.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Occasionally, a year comes along to which we gladly bid adieu — 2020 is one such year for many individuals and companies. Irish-American author Stewart Stafford summed up the feelings of many when he wrote, “You don’t need 20/20 vision to see that 2020 is a giant caca burrito getting forced down our throats.” ” The truth is, difficult times often require us to reassess how things are going — and that can be a good thing.

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The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins. Bob Elkins and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of dedicated contract carriage. As the SVP of Ruan , a company that specializes in dedicated, Bob has a deep understanding of the service and the value it provides to shippers. About Bob Elkins.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes in 2020 – Plus Indago Highlights

Talking Logistics

This is the time of year when analysts make predictions about the coming year. As I’ve said in the past, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile.

The Final Wrap-up of 2020 for the ATSC Blog – It’s award time!

All Things Supply Chain

I know this has been said and written before, but 2020 surely was a very crazy year with a lot of downs and a few ups. It is safe to… General final wrap up supply chain wrap up of the year

Business Ecosystems can transform a company's value chain

Prophetic Technology

From value chain to value networks, Digitalisation and e-Commerce are the cause of the striking decline in transaction cost and sales, as it is fading boundaries among industries and individual organisations. supply chain

Blockchain’s Critical Role in Supply-Chain Transparency

Supply Chain Brain

Managing complex supply chains is an art unto itself, but it all comes down to one fundamental principle: transparency

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Five data trends set to dominate 2021

IT Supply Chain

By Dan Sommer (pictured). Senior Director, Qlik. The post Five data trends set to dominate 2021 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

A Pragmatic Look at Tomorrow’s Warehouse Technology


What will warehouse technology of the future look like? Will it be all virtual reality and robots or perhaps something a little more pragmatic? The post A Pragmatic Look at Tomorrow’s Warehouse Technology appeared first on Tecsys.

4 Steps to Assure Supply and Maintain Competitiveness in a Tightening Semiconductor Market


Based on our client insights as well as LevaData community trends, it is clear that the semiconductor market supply outlook has begun to reflect tightening inventories, with spot supply shortages and extended lead times impacting across industries.

Watch: How the Pandemic Is Impacting Manufacturing Strategies

Supply Chain Brain

John Caltabiano, vice president of supply chain with manufacturing services provider Jabil Inc., discusses the results of a recent survey of supply-chain professionals about how they’re weathering the coronavirus pandemic

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Reimagining CX in the wake of the pandemic

IT Supply Chain

By Simon Johnson (pictured). General Manager, UK&I, Freshworks. The post Reimagining CX in the wake of the pandemic appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Pepperl+Fuchs partners with o9 Solutions to enable global end-to-end Integrated Business Planning

o9 Solutions

This article has also been published on Business Wire. Pepperl+Fuchs, a leader in industrial sensor technology and explosion protection, will implement o9’s AI-powered platform to enable intelligent decision-making and greater visibility across its entire enterprise.

Implementation of EDI in Logistics Industry

20Cube Logistics

Logistics is an inseparable part of the supply chain. Without transportation, none of the industry can move their goods across continents; hence it’s a driving force for the world economy.

Three Keys to Navigating the Next COVID-19

Supply Chain Brain

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply-chain leaders have realized there is no “new normal,” and are focusing on how to guide their organizations through uncharted waters, no matter what the challenge might be

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Evolution & optimism: six trends shaping the cybersecurity outlook for 2021

IT Supply Chain

By Rick McElroy (pictured). Head of Security Strategy, VMware Carbon Black. The post Evolution & optimism: six trends shaping the cybersecurity outlook for 2021 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Why Transportation Optimization Must Include Technology & Solutions

Intelligent Audit

The key to better logistics is a streamlined system that utilizes business intelligence and processes that yield transportation optimization.

Kanban’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

Kanban Logistics

From food and pharmaceutical warehousing to manufacturing logistics and other aspects of the supply chain, our blog articles in 2020 covered a lot of ground. In this end-of-year recap, we look back on the articles that resonated most with our readers. Our 5 most popular blog posts of 2020.

Stop Delaying — Your Logistics Systems Belong in the Cloud

Supply Chain Brain

Some of the biggest players in the logistics industry still rely on outdated mainframe systems that hinder supply-chain agility

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.