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This article is my commentary on an article published in Foresight , written by the authors of the book Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise (Sanders & Wood, 2020). For the original Foresight article and other commentary, you can go here. INTRODUCTION: A NEW ERA.

Delivery Exceptions: What They Are And How To Handle Them


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Leave Nothing to Chance: Reducing Risks Within Your Organization


Today’s business environment brings challenges beyond the traditional line of simple operational, financial and IT risks. Product recalls, compliance violations, and missed deliveries have the potential to cause long-term damage to the reputations of manufacturers and distributors.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?


If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. What do we mean by that? Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience?

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!

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

When a person suddenly hits or jams their toe, it hurts. It is one of those howling, bent over, moments of pain. A stubbed toe is often accompanied by words that you hope your children don’t hear. Stubbed toes hurt a lot, even when the injury is not severe. The reason?

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3 Capabilities You Need Now to Address Supply Variability


What do the port of Long Beach, California and the Suez Canal have in common? Water is one obvious answer to that question, but a supply chain professional might say, “recent headline-grabbing sources of supply variability that have disrupted global supply networks.”

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Peet’s Coffee was going through a digital transformation when Covid-19 hit.

FMCG ERP – how will you cope when yours fails?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The last few months have been remarkably busy on both the business and domestic fronts. COVID 19 and other challenges have ensured there was little time to rest over the Christmas season and 2021 has started off in the same vein. What does the rest of 2021 have in store for us?

The Coming Battle Over Infrastructure

Enterra Insights

America is one of the globe’s richest countries; yet, its infrastructure is aging and crumbling.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

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.

Will Supply Chain Technology Help Shippers When Next Crisis Happens?

Talking Logistics

The Suez Canal Blockage of 2021 has cleared, and cargo is again flowing through that crucial gateway from Asia to Europe.

Understanding New Supply Chain Concepts

Logistics Viewpoints

The Executive Interviews conducted at the virtual ARC Industry Forum elicited interesting perspectives on the digital transformation journey in a post-COVID world.

Procurement strategies shifting to restore growth post-COVID-19, reveals Ivalua research


Ensuring supply chain continuity, identifying new revenue opportunities, and improving decision making are key focuses as firms recover from the pandemic.

Predicting the Future is Neither Easy nor Certain

Enterra Insights

The late philosopher Eric Hoffer and the late business guru Peter Drucker shared a common belief about the difficulty of predicting the future. Hoffer wrote, “The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.” Drucker wrote, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Few organizations, however, have the power to create the future; nevertheless, they still must do their best to anticipate it. That’s where forecasting and predictive analytics come into play.

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.

Price Optimization: The Next Big Opportunity in Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Companies across virtually all industries are looking for ways to drive profitable growth.

Editor’s Choice: The Journal to Perfect Delivery

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.

Procurement Strategies Shifting to Restore Growth Post-COVID-19, Reveals Ivalua Research


Ensuring supply chain continuity, identifying new revenue opportunities, and improving decision making are key focuses as firms recover from the pandemic.

Targeted Marketing in a Cookieless World

Enterra Insights

Just over a year ago, Google announced it planned on stopping the use of third-party cookies in Chrome before 2022 — a move similar to what Apple did with its Safari browser and Mozilla did with its Firefox browser. Back in January 2020, journalists Bowdeya Tweh ( @BowKnowsBiz ) and Sahil Patel ( @sizpatel ) reported, “Google plans to restrict the use of third-party cookies in its Chrome internet browser, a move it says is aimed at bolstering users’ privacy while they visit websites.

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.

Data-Driven Packaging Solutions: Prepare for Success with the Right Directions


Taking your packaging system to the next level? You’ll only get there efficiently if you know the facts. Sure, you can rely on hard data – the numbers don’t lie, right? Well, not exactly.

TireHub’s Digital Transformation Shakes Up the Tire Wholesale Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

Ashok Vantipalli, Vice President of IT, recently spoke at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. Mr. Vantipalli works for TireHub and discussed the company’s ongoing digital transformation efforts.

What is Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)?


A Guide to Contract Management Tools and Processes including a guide to the key steps of the Contract Lifecycle Management Process and to the benefits that using Contract Management software can bring to your Procurement processes. An Overview of Contract Lifecycle Management.

The Widely Felt Impacts Of Computer Chip Production: What It Means For The Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many lasting effects. While some are more obvious, like the shortage of certain goods at the grocery store, it’s important to pay attention to some… General Production chip shortage computer chip microchip semiconductors supply chain

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.

5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald. Paige Fitzgerald and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 reasons ecommerce companies fail. In her role at Fulfyld , Paige works closely with ecommerce companies and she has learned why they fail (and succeed). About Paige Fitzgerald.

How a Dock Appointment Scheduling System Increases Freight Visibility

C3 Solutions

As a dock manager, these individuals hold the key to the “dragon’s cavern.” A trove of goodies and riches, and in bulk, not to mention. A dock manager is a front line to protecting everything through the docks. Whether it’s from the elements or other people, the job is never easy, and it never stops.

Millions of Brits are using weak passwords

IT Supply Chain

By Rashid Ali (pictured). Enterprise Solutions Manager at WALLIX. The post Millions of Brits are using weak passwords appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

What Is Manufacturing in the 21st Century

The Supply Chain Journal

When people think about manufacturing and the supply chain , most would never think about the global scale and the technological advances it has morphed into today. reports approximately 25 states achieved a manufacturers’ GDP that grew faster than the national average from 2009 to 2019.

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.