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6 Things a World-Class Strategic Sourcing Team Must Consider


• Strategic sourcing is a practice in procurement that seeks to utilize a single, integrated process for purchasing and supply chain management.

Shipping to Amazon: Everything Sellers Should Know

Zipline Logistics

Shipping to Amazon? You’ve come to the right place. . We’ve broken down what working with Amazon looks like for both first-party and third-party sellers (more info below) and how sellers can most effectively optimize their Amazon supply chain, and in turn, profitability with Amazon overall. .


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Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski

The Logistics of Logistics

Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss Trucker Tools. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools , the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse.

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Orchestrating Disrupted Supply Chains in Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail

DELMIA Quintiq

The CPG-R industry is still learning how to deal with disruption. Now, nearly three years from the start of the pandemic, it is clear that variability in supply and demand will continue to test the resiliency and agility of extended supply chains around the globe.

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

ToolsGroup Wins Microsoft’s Best ISV Partner Award for the Second Year in a Row


Prestigious award presented by Microsoft at the Inspire event.

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“True Greenfield” – Answering the Distribution Service Time Challenge 


How to properly optimize your logistics network with network design. The Challenge. Modern business means fast distribution. Amazon is not the only company driven to one- and two-day delivery; all industries are headed to shorter service windows.

Supply Chain Digitization Gains Favor as Disruptions Continue

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chains have experienced significant disruptions in the first half of 2022, from a global pandemic to wars, rising fuel costs, and a potential recession. Throughout the past six months, rates and capacity have been highly volatile as the industry deals with other ongoing challenges.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 29, 2022)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday in July and I’ve yet to go to the beach. Well, I did visit a beach in Iceland, but the water was way too cold for my Cuban blood (and probably Icelandic blood too), and there were signs everywhere warning about “sneaker waves” that can pull you out to sea.

The Internet of Things in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The Digital Age is all about connectivity and so is the emergence of the digital supply chain. Consumers expect to be connected to retailers. Retailers expect to be connected to manufacturers. Manufacturers expect to be connected to suppliers.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Three Ways Center-of-Gravity Studies Lead You Astray


( Or a cautionary tale about cutting corners.). Are you helping your teenagers with their SAT preparation? Here is a good test question: You have two customers 300 miles apart. Customer A has 600 units of demand and Customer B has 300 units of demand.

This Week in Logistics News (July 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

Toy companies are always looking for the next big thing. And for Mattel, that next big thing might be Space X. Mattel inked a multiyear deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to create a line of toys inspired by the space venture, the companies announced Wednesday. “As

The Secret Sauce with Mark McEntire

The Logistics of Logistics

Mark McEntire and Joe Lynch discuss the secret sauce. Mark is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Emerge , one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. and is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its digital freight marketplace platform.

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022

Enterra Insights

In a rare, but welcome, act of bipartisanship, the Senate and House of Representatives have passed a bill called the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.

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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

Why It’s Time to Turn Supply Chain Design into a Continuous, Strategic Process 


Supply chain design is no longer the ‘create it, set it, and walk away’ exercise that it once was.

Digital Transformations Are Not Just for the Big Guys

Logistics Viewpoints

Nathan Sanders, CEO of Brook Furniture Retail. When you think about digital transformation, you probably think of multinational giants like McDonald’s or Sephora. But it’s the small to midsize companies that often reap the most rewards from such transformation.

Demurrage & Detention Rules Under OSRA 22: Can Supply Chain Technology Help?

Talking Logistics

This year, we saw the first major revision of US maritime regulatory statutes since 1998 with President Joe Biden signing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 22) into law. Why was this so significant?

Omnichannel Operations and the Rise of the Hybrid Shopper

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the pandemic there has been a significant paradigm shift in the retail sector. That shift, according to Ilias Simpson ( @IliasSimpson ), CEO at Radial, involved a “transformation of omnichannel buying behavior.”[1]

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Ivalua’s Procurement & Supply Chain Summer Reading List


The post Ivalua’s Procurement & Supply Chain Summer Reading List appeared first on Ivalua

Gamification and Robotics Level Up Employee Engagement

Logistics Viewpoints

Across the global business ecosystem, sourcing and retaining top talent labor is of utmost importance. This is no less true of the supply chain industry, which must manage high customer demand while simultaneously experiencing unprecedented labor issues.

US federal court system still suffering from prolonged impacts caused by a cyberattack

IT Supply Chain

By Sam Linford (pictured). AVP EMEA Channels at Deep Instinct. The post US federal court system still suffering from prolonged impacts caused by a cyberattack appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

How to Have a Serious Conversation About Inventory


Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer or distributor, inventory is likely one of your largest assets – after cash of course. Managing this asset takes a cross-functional team, all (hopefully) moving in the same direction. Weak management of the inventory process results in a porous supply chain.

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Delivering Step Change Improvements in ESG Performance


Environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives are rapidly becoming boardroom priorities and companies are increasingly investing in these initiatives to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Distribution Channel Traps in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

What are the challenges you are experiencing right now within the Distribution Channel in your Supply Chain? There are so many ‘traps’ that can fall into.

Consumers struggling to keep up with buy now, pay later schemes

IT Supply Chain

By Ron de Bos (pictured). Director Product Management - Payments, Digital River. The post Consumers struggling to keep up with buy now, pay later schemes appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Driving manufacturing momentum with competitive ISV solutions


Can specialist ISV solutions solve unique business challenges faced today? Spurs in consumer demand, rising globalization and the dependence on fragile global supply chains are changing the manufacturing landscape as we know it.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

U.S. Sees Union Boom Despite Employer Opposition

Supply Chain Brain

After years of decline, the American labor movement is experiencing a resurgence — with an increase in popularity of unions and of workers organizing

Logistics Bureau Supply Chain and Logistics News Roundup, July 2022

Logistics Bureau

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our blog readers updated on what’s happening in the supply chain and logistics world, we’re launching a regular industry news roundup, which we’ll release periodically.

How To Make Yourself More Valuable In The Ever-Evolving Job Market

IT Supply Chain

By Allen Brown (pictured). Content Writer. The post How To Make Yourself More Valuable In The Ever-Evolving Job Market appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk