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The agile supply chain is back in trend. But this time it’s for real!

Supply Chain Trend

My mum used to say that if you wait long enough, the same things will come back in to fashion. I suppose that is also true when you blog long enough about supply chain. In 2012 I wrote a short blog about demand driven & agile supply chains , which seems to be all the hype back then.

What Is Inventory Replenishment? Definition, Methods, and Best Practices for Online Retailers


After hours of searching online, you finally find the product you’ve been looking for only to find out it’s out of stock. It’s a huge let down, and it’s a lost sale for the merchant. Even if the product is temporarily out of stock, it will take much longer to fulfill and ship.


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Essential Skills to Secure Your Place in a Digital Supply Chain Organization


Industry 4.0 is knocking on the door of every logistics business in the world. As a professional, securing your place in any supply chain organization entails developing the supply chain skills needed to ride this global wave into supply chain digital transformation.

How Green Supply Chain Strategies will help your Company Grow


What are Green Supply Chain Strategies? A recent survey that Ivalua did in the UK, “ Gaining the green view, How smart procurement can kick-start sustainability initiatives ” showed that 87% of UK businesses see “greener” supply chains as a competitive advantage.

Test Your Knowledge of Sales & Operations Execution

Many supply chain professionals have already taken this assessment spanning across multiple industries and 20 countries. The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your S&OE process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

Global Supply-Chain Effects of COVID-19 Control Measures

SCM Research

Among the numerous SCM articles that appeared in 2020, one was particularly popular: Global Supply-Chain Effects of COVID-19 Control Measures by Guan et al. 2020).

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The New Normal: Predictions for Retail in 2021


In episode six of Be Ready for Anything, ToolsGroup’s Pre-Sales Manager for Europe, Birger Klinke, talks about what retailers should expect in 2021 and how they can leverage probabilistic forecasting and automation to adjust to a changing marketplace. Check out the video below.

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COVID-19, Manufacturing, and What to Expect in 2021

River Logic

In 2020, manufacturing took a huge hit as a result of the constraints around COVID-19. In April 2020, year-on-year output dropped by nearly 20%. Since then, there's been a dramatic recovery, although November 2020 figures are still 3.7% lower than those from November 2019.

Paris 2021 – FR – Effectively Managing. – 3-55pm


Gérer efficacement les données, les risques et la performances des fournisseurs.

Why the CPO and CSCO are Smarter Together!

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the years, cost and efficiency ruled the supply chain agenda. In light of the global pandemic, resiliency and business continuity come to the fore for the C-suite across many businesses and industries.

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.

VDC: Loftware and NiceLabel Combine. Will They Be Better Together?


Loftware and NiceLabel announced on January 12th the combination of their two organizations and, with it, have significantly altered the landscape for labeling solutions.

The Perfect Partner for the Owner-Operator with Mandy Morrow

The Logistics of Logistics

The Perfect Partner for the Owner-Operator with Mandy Morrow. Mandy Morrow and Joe Lynch discuss the perfect partner for the owner-operator.

3 areas of development for Supplier Relationship Management


Supplier Relationship Management has taken on new meaning in the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves living. Now is the time to rethink supplier relationships for 2021 and beyond. Supplier Relationship Management – time to rewrite the rule-book?

The Reality of Last Mile Delivery Challenges

Talking Logistics

The end-to-end supply chain encompasses many logistics functions, but the rise of e-commerce, especially over the past year due to the pandemic, has put an intense spotlight on last mile delivery. What makes last mile delivery so challenging? How has the pandemic transformed this process?

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Taking a Big Picture View of Supply Chain Networks

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently read a thought-provoking report with several predictions about the future of supply chain technology.

The Logistics of Valentine’s Day at Home


Valentine’s Day is all about spreading love to those closest to us and is the second highest ranking holiday in terms of expected spending. Traditional celebrations include pink and red greeting cards, roses, chocolates and candlelight dinners.

AMER 2021 – Carter Marshall


Carter Marshall. Co-op Program and Special Projects Coordinator, State Procurement Office. Carter recently graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and started with the Arizona State Procurement Office in early 2019.

VF Corporation: Supply Chain Mapping

Talking Logistics

Last year, we asked our Indago members about their supply chain mapping experience and capabilities. As expected, our members have the most visibility to the physical locations of their Tier 1 supplier facilities, with 91% saying they know where ALL or MOST of them are located.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

Navigating Turbulent Times with a Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Viewpoints

The Infor Nexus Solution. There is a new generation of control towers, far more robust than what we have seen in the past. Covid-19 has served to highlight just how important supply chain agility is.

Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss the top trends in supply chain tech. Charley is an entrepreneur, executive, and investor in companies that are transforming the logistics and supply chain with technology. About Charley Dehoney.

Ivalua NOW 2021 to Showcase How Procurement Can Help Restore Growth and Ensure Business Resilience


Ivalua NOW 2021 – Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest spend management innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders . Redwood City, CA.

Outsource or Keep In-House: How to Make Your Next Package Engineering Project a Reality


If the time has come for a revamp of your packaging systems, you may be weighing the pros and cons of outsourcing. Bringing in consultants, especially for the first time, has its own set of considerations.

Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.

Anti-fragility in Supply Chain Management

All Things Supply Chain

Living in a world of disruptions, supply chain management professionals know that many processes have become more fragile over the last few years.

Predict and Prevent Freight Damage with Ilya Preston

The Logistics of Logistics

Predict and Prevent Freight Damage with Ilya Preston. Ilya Preston and Joe Lynch discuss ways to predict and prevent freight damage. Freight damage is not only expensive and upsetting to customers, but it is also ridiculously hard to figure out where, when, and how it occurred.

Amer 2021 – Aurea Jimenez – Flex


Aurea Jimenez. VP, Indirect Procurement. Customer Keynote. Maximizing Supply Chain Resiliency. For many organizations, Covid-19 created a detour along procurement’s transformation, shifting priorities and disrupting plans.


Enterra Insights

Climate change is becoming a hot topic (pun intended) in many corporate boardrooms. Companies are beginning to understand the negative impacts climate change can wreak on their business. They are also beginning to understand how their reputation can be negatively affected if they fail to do their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. Most of those emissions are associated with corporate supply chains.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?