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Beyond a Buzzword: What Supply Chain Resilience Means For You


Supply chain resilience. You’ve heard the phrase more times in the past year than ever before. But before you dismiss “supply chain resilience” as just another industry buzzword, you must understand what it truly means and how it impacts your business.

Using Digitization to Unlock Supply Chain Value for Manufacturers


The role that procurement plays in manufacturing organizations is a difficult one. This function must simultaneously balance cost reduction, quality, and assurance of supply in their quest to maximize profits. .


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When Is the Right Time to Switch to Outsourced Fulfillment?

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

If you’re asking yourself the question of when is the right time to switch to outsourced fulfillment services , the answer is likely today.

A Tale of Two Industries: Surprising Demand Spikes amid Supply Chain Disruption


Levent Ozsahin, Managing Partner at Advancetics B.V. It’s human nature to miscalculate how best to respond to supply chain disruptions–either over- or under-steering in anticipation of a crisis.

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.

How has Integrated Business Planning Proven Itself to be a Powerful Planning Process?


The power of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) comes in helping companies align financial, sales, production, procurement and marketing information into a single plan, grounded in modern-day reality.

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FMCG: Supply Chain Spring Clean

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

After the viral trials and tribulations of 2020, is the market going to get any better any time soon? Many big-name companies predicted/reported indifferent Q4 results and all offer caution about the continuing "difficult market conditions”.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization vs Inventory Optimization


The subway system is the lifeblood of New York City, pre-COVID carrying an average of 5.5 million people per day in 6,684 cars across 472 stations1. Each station is part of a larger system and operates on a set schedule under one management umbrella.

The Pandemic will End; But Will the Retail Apocalypse?

Enterra Insights

The light shining in many a retailer’s eye is a reflection of hope that the pandemic is beginning to wind down.

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Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? AGCO Logistics Team Accepts Prestigious Supply Chain Award.

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.

Interpretive Supply Chain Management Research

SCM Research

Our discipline is still almost exclusively shaped by positivism. This is very surprising in view of the very complex social phenomena with which the discipline deals. However, recently I have noticed a (slowly) growing trend toward interpretivism. For example, Darby and her coauthors (2019) have discussed the set of questions interpretive research can address in SCM. Many SCM researchers may still be unsure of how best to conduct an interpretive study.

New Analyst Report: Supply Chain Planning Solutions Ranked

The Network Effect

The post New Analyst Report: Supply Chain Planning Solutions Ranked appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain Planning

Dan Clark Recognized as 2021 Supply Chain Pro to Know


Dan Clark, Kuebix Founder and VP of Product Innovation and Strategy, Trimble, has been selected as a 2021 Supply Chain Executive Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. In the article, he wrote about Amazon Relay, the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon the carrier, and the expansion of its warehousing capabilities.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

5 Biggest Mistakes Supply Chain Managers are Likely to Make in 2021

All Things Supply Chain

The recent worldwide turmoil due to the pandemic has forced organizations to rethink their supply chain strategy.

GPS is Vital for Supply Chains. What If It Goes Down?

Talking Logistics

“GPS is vital to Americans, but hacking it has never been easier,” writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal. GPS depends on satellites, which can be damaged by electromagnetic storms or military attack.

Hierarchical Supply Chain Planning – S&OP to Execution


For your business to effectively carry out the supply chain planning process, you will need to link up your short-term and medium-term, to the executive level S&OP plan so that it drives your tactical planning and operational planning.

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Developing a Distribution Strategy with Matt McGregor

The Logistics of Logistics

Developing a Distribution Strategy with Matt McGregor. Joe Lynch and Matt McGregor discuss developing a distribution strategy. Distribution strategy is one of the areas of focus for Matt and the Colliers Real Estate team. About Matt McGregor.

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.

Tackling the skills gap in the tech & cybersecurity sector

IT Supply Chain

By Adam Philpott (pictured). EMEA President at McAfee. The post Tackling the skills gap in the tech & cybersecurity sector appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Leading-edge Tech For Contingency Planning and Staying Competitive

Talking Logistics

In a complex, crisis-driven world, contingency planning and business continuity are top of mind for transportation and supply chain decision makers. That’s the reason logistics technologies continue to get sharpened and more sophisticated.

Arkieva Recognized as Visionary by Gartner


We are pleased to announce that due to the amazing support of Arkieva customers, Arkieva has been named as a Visionary in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions. Arkieva Recognized as Visionary by Gartner was first posted on March 22, 2021 at 9:10 am. ©2017

SiliconExpert and Arena Work Together for Resilient Supply Chain Operations

Arena Solutions

Managing a product’s lifecycle has never been more important, or more difficult, than it currently is. We just passed the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the novel corona virus as a pandemic. It has had a profound effect on supply chains around the globe.

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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.

Rise of the Machines: Maximising real-time information in the Food Processing Industry

IT Supply Chain

By Chris Potts (pictured). Marketing Director, ANT Telecom. The post Rise of the Machines: Maximising real-time information in the Food Processing Industry appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Why ERP and PLM are No Longer Standard SCM Software!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Get Our EBOOK HERE. SCM software article and permission to publish here provided by Irina Kapetanakis.

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West Coast Chassis Pool Challenges at Ports of LA and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

As we examined in our recent blog post on port congestion , ports across the U.S. most notably the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – are experiencing severe backups due to increased import activity after the initial pandemic-related slowdown of 2020.

What is LTL Freight & How Can it Work for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

Less than truckload (LTL) freight refers to the transportation of products or goods that do not require a full truckload. These smaller freight loads typically result in many separate shipments being transported on one truck.

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.