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Supply Chain’s Most Profitable Four-Letter Word: Data

Talking Logistics

Today, supply chain and logistics professionals are awash in all kinds of data. So, why do some companies seem to be drowning in it, while others find a way to convert it into business value? One area in particular where data plays a critical role is in transportation procurement.

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Transforming Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That’s an oft-quoted saying of uncertain origin dating back to the 1980s. It rings so true, however, that it has often been misattributed to the late Albert Einstein to ensure it maintains it gravitas.


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What Caused the Baby Formula Shortage + 7 Ways Consumers and Companies are Coping


When it comes to defining “the essentials,” few products are as vital as baby formula. In the face of baby formula shortages, parents who depend on it are currently facing challenges full of anger, frustration, and tears.

5 Ways to Mitigate Rising Fuel Surcharges


The cost of fuel is hitting record-breaking numbers. The average American is paying more every time they go to the pump, and the transportation industry has also been massively impacted.

Gartner on Choosing the Right Supply Chain Visibility Platform for Your Business

Supply Chain Visibility is critical to success in today’s market, but how do you ensure that you choose the right platform? Gartner rates 11 visibility platforms on 100+ capabilities to help you make the best decision for your business. Download the report!

What’s the Difference between S&OP and Integrated Business Planning?

DELMIA Quintiq

Many organizations are still struggling to understand and implement basic Sales and Operations Planning processes to cope with supply chain disruption. Thanks to constant industry innovation, Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is now also becoming a common topic of conversation.

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The 2022 Chlorine Shortage: Another Year of Poolmageddon


Temperatures are rising and people are getting sweaty. We’re inching toward the time of year when sweltering heat can only be quenched by one experience–a dunk in a cool, crisp, clean swimming pool.

Supply Chain Network Design Maturity and Implementation Models Post COVID-19


The post Supply Chain Network Design Maturity and Implementation Models Post COVID-19 appeared first on AIMMS

Chinese Lockdowns and the Future of Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

China has been called the world’s factory floor and for good reason. When China’s factories shut down, the effects are felt globally.

Supply Chain Transformation: Getting Started with Road Mapping and Project Management


Embarking on a supply chain transformation project involves more than preparation. It requires not only the ability to change, but sustained execution and full commitment from an organization. Only then is real transformation possible.

How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply shain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

The FarEye Story With Kushal Nahata

The Logistics of Logistics

The FarEye Story With Kushal Nahata. Kushal Nahata and Joe Lynch discuss the FarEye story. Kushal is the CEO and Co-founder of FarEye, a company that enables enterprises to deliver at reduced cost with a superior customer experience. About Kushal Nahata.

Supply Chain Network Design Tools: What’s changed since the COVID-19 pandemic?


The post Supply Chain Network Design Tools: What’s changed since the COVID-19 pandemic? appeared first on AIMMS


How Unified Are Your Logistics Processes?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a guest blog post by Adrian Gonzalez published by Manhattan Associates. The post highlights results from a survey conducted recently with members of Indago’s supply chain research community on unified transportation and distribution management.

Better Ways to Address Trade-Offs with Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Malcolm McLean, a trucker from North Carolina, was tired of waiting. He had a load full of cotton bales, and while idling away hours at a shipyard watching stevedores load other cargo onto ships he dreamed up containers that transformed global supply chains.

Using Technology & Strategy to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President at Coughlin Associates, Inc.

The pandemic has made companies acutely aware of the interdependence of supply chains, with reliance on multiple suppliers to produce crucial components of finished products. One of the consequences will be the growth of more local content in products, and that will require the use of new technologies. In this webinar, learn how to navigate the ways technology working with humans will transform the way products are made and distributed.

Beyond The Data with William Sandoval

The Logistics of Logistics

Data is a big buzzword across industries, but how about when it comes to logistics? In this episode, Joe Lynch sits down with William Sandoval , the Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at PowerFleet Inc.

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ONS Retail sales will be short-lived, says Five9

IT Supply Chain

By Brian Atkinson (pictured). General Manager & Vice President EMEA, Five9. The post ONS Retail sales will be short-lived, says Five9 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 20, 2022)

Talking Logistics

I almost made it. While my son was taking his machine learning final exam at Cornell, I decided to cycle around Cayuga Lake. It was an 87-mile loop and the day was just perfect for cycling. I made it up the east side of the lake, had lunch, and was making good time heading back.

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A Radical New Way to Think About Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC has done research and writing on supply chain collaboration networks. A supply chain collaboration network (SCCN) is a key technology for improved collaboration across an extended supply chain.

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.

Disruption In Container Logistics With John Murnane

The Logistics of Logistics

The North American inbound supply chain was well-run and extremely cheap before the pandemic brought disruption to the logistics and transportation space. Since the pandemic, the shipping industry had to adapt and is still adapting to this uncertainty.

Retailers now seeing real impact of cost of living crisis

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Busby (pictured). Retail industry lead, Software AG. The post Retailers now seeing real impact of cost of living crisis appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Intelligent IBP – a new role for supply chain planners

Supply Chain Trend

Preview – Most IBP cycles around the world are based on a 20-year-old process definition supported by 20-year-old planning concepts. This traditional IBP is not set up for a fast-changing world, where speed of decision making confers a competitive advantage. Intelligent automation will change this.

This Week in Logistics News (May 14 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

We’ve all been talking about the looming supply chain talent shortage for quite some time. We are seeing it now in terms of truck drivers and warehouse workers, and Walmart is an example of a company that has been trying to get ahead of these shortages by offering higher wages and on-the-job perks.

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Gartner's Market Guide for Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain

The data analytics and intelligence markets are evolving, and supply chain leaders are struggling to keep up. This research offers an overview of the market conditions and provides a list of representative vendors with platform-based solutions for supply chain.

Collaborate or capsize: research highlights supplier collaboration is critical to minimize supply disruptions


Ivalua research shows organizations struggle to collaborate with suppliers, impacting their ability to ensure resilience, improve sustainability and drive innovation.

Retail sales jump in April as shoppers comfort themselves with chocs, booze & cigs

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. pictured). Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero. The post Retail sales jump in April as shoppers comfort themselves with chocs, booze & cigs appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

5 Supply Chain Challenges Impacting Utilities and How to Overcome Them

The Network Effect

The post 5 Supply Chain Challenges Impacting Utilities and How to Overcome Them appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business

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Kinaxis Kinexions ’22: Ready. Together.

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I attended Kinaxis Kinexions ’22 in San Diego, CA. This was my first in-person event in over two years, and it did not disappoint. You could feel the energy in the air as 450+ people seemed to really enjoy being back at an in-person event.

8 Questions to Rate Supply Chain Platform Needs and Capabilities

There have been many investments in supply chain technologies, but the ability of vendors to enable orchestration differs, making the buying decision complex. TadaNow offers critical questions to ask when evaluating supply chain platforms.