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Shipment Volume Surge: How Dock Scheduling Helps Maintain Shipper of Choice

C3 Solutions

E-commerce has increased to numbers no one could’ve predicted. And the demands appear to be heading in an upward direction. As reported by Forbes, Vivek Pandya, Adobe’s Digital Insight’s manager summed up this trend across retail supply chains nicely.

The Omnichannel Alphabet Soup: Structuring the Unstructured

IT Supply Chain

By Bryce Boothby (pictured). MPO Board Member. The post The Omnichannel Alphabet Soup: Structuring the Unstructured appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk


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Supply Chain Game Changer

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How to Maximize Delivery Efficiency and Cut Logistics-Related Costs in 2021 and Beyond

DELMIA Quintiq

In the crowded retail marketplace, customer experience is key, and logistical capabilities are what set the winners apart from the less prepared. Companies that are not able to deliver goods at the right time and place will risk losing their customers to one of many competitors.

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 to Use Data to Fuel Your Retail Reverse Logistics Strategy


How often do you think about your retail reverse logistics strategy? It’s easy to assume retail reverse logistics is solely based on returns. While this is partially true, all retail reverse logistics involve a backward flow of products that return to their origin.

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3 Ways to Ensure On-Time, In-Full Delivery of Inventory


Logility is working with a leader in the distribution and logistics space that provides delivery to auto dealers for the dealers’ parts and services business. This specialization allows them to be more efficient and knowledgeable about their customers and the specific parts they are delivering.

ERP vs. Best-in-Class — What is Best for Managing the Healthcare Supply Chain


ERP vs. Best-in-Class for Healthcare Supply Chain Management? They both do the same thing, or do they? Are ERP systems better than best-in-class supply chain solutions for managing healthcare supply chains?

Using Technology to Integrate Your Return Management Strategy


Supply chain leaders have faced significant challenges in the past, and in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic spotlighted the need for supply chain resilience and integration. Among these, an integrated return management strategy can make or break successful operations.

Inventory Planning vs. Inventory Optimization: What’s the Difference?


What’s the difference between traditional inventory planning and inventory optimization? Anyone can come up with a plan. The real challenge is making sure it’s a good plan. Optimizing your inventory is a different beast than simply planning your inventory.

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.

How to Break Down Technology Silos to Achieve Greater Efficiency and ROI


A business can find itself unintentionally using dozens of different software products, given how easy it is for individual, siloed departmental teams to implement new technology.

10 Key Issues The Hackett Group Says Will Impact Supply Chain Transformation in 2021


What Will Impact Procurement Processes in 2021? Supply Chain Transformation is ongoing but never more important than in 2021. Every year, The Hackett Group surveys global organizations to better understand their top priorities.

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What is Reverse Logistics?


What is reverse Logistics? Before we dive in the nuances of reverse logistics, otherwise known as return logistics, integration, let's briefly recap what reverse logistics is. Reverse logistics refers to all operations related to the reuse of products and materials.

Extended Supply Chain - What do all those initials really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Is it just me or does FMCG life seems to be increasingly full of initials? New examples seem to pop up on a weekly basis with COVID-19 being top of mind currently.

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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.

Logility Positioned as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions


ATLANTA – February 26, 2021 – Logility, Inc., the leader in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, today announced the company is positioned as Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions.

Supply Chain Solutions: ERP vs. Best-in-Class


The post Supply Chain Solutions: ERP vs. Best-in-Class appeared first on Ivalua

Solvoyo’s Take on Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Nil Durak, Chief Operating Officer at Solvoyo as part of ARC’s Supply Chain Forum.

Blockchain Hype and Reality in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The term “blockchain” is bandied about so often one tends to forget, when it comes to supply chain applications, the technology remains in its infancy. With so much be discussed and written about blockchain, John Walker, President at Holo Sail Holdings Incorporated, asks in a headline, “Is blockchain’s role in supply chain logistics overhyped?”[1] ”[1] In answer to that question, my first thought was: All new technologies are hyped?

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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.

American Software Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 Results


Subscription Fees Increased 29%, Cloud Services Annual Contract Value Increased 24% for the Quarter. ATLANTA (February 24, 2021) American Software, Inc. NASDAQ: AMSWA) today reported preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021.

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Accounts Payable Superheroes, It’s Time to Empower your Suppliers


Why does Accounts Payable Need Heroes? When the pressure is on the last thing you need is that unwanted distraction. In Accounts Payable, it’s the Supplier inquiry. However, could this interruption by your supplier be turned into an automation opportunity.

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Editor’s Choice: Transforming the Grocery Shopping Experience with Last Mile 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. Today’s article is from Omer Ucar at Solvoyo.

Q&A with Joe Bellini on Supply Chain Trends of 2021 (Part 2)

The Network Effect

The post Q&A with Joe Bellini on Supply Chain Trends of 2021 (Part 2) appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Network Business Supply Chain Management

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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.

The Pandemic has Bolstered Supply Chain Transformation Efforts

Enterra Insights

We’ve read a lot about how fragile supply chains proved to be when the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading. When you think about it, however, today’s global supply chains are a true marvel. Mark van Rijmenam ( @VanRijmenam ), founder of Datafloq writes, “In today’s complex world, it is short of a miracle how we have been able to create global supply chains that move products across the globe at breakneck speed.”[1]

AMER 2021 Day 2 Demo 1


Demo Breakout. Effectively Managing Supplier Information, Risk & Performance. Establishing an environment where information is digitally exchanged between buyers and suppliers and where processes are interconnected has become essential in the new generation of procurement and supply chain management.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 26, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Not all 50F days are the same. Here in Boston, and I assume in other cold climate cities too, when the temperature reaches 50F this time of the year, especially in February, it’s t-shirt and shorts weather. Yet, when the weather dips to 50F in September, it’s time to put on a sweater or sweatshirt.

Deliver Consistent D2C E-Commerce Service Levels With Optimized Safety Stock


During the pandemic, e-commerce has emerged as the critical go-to-market channel. Many businesses have opened additional distribution centers and contracted 3PL services to adapt.

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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.