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Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning


A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. A few of the most infamous are listed below. The common thread? Each of these events was completely devastating to the company concerned. Company. Problem. Impact.

With Shelves Still Empty, Lean Supply Chain Practices get the Blame

Supply Chain Digest

CPG Factories Maxed Out in the Face of Surging Demand, Forgot the Part of Lean that Called for Backup Plans

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WARNING: Handling Dangerous Cargo

All Things Supply Chain

On August 4th, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – equivalent to approximately 6 million pounds – that were being stored in a facility at Beirut’s port caught fire and exploded.… … Logistics Supply Chain Fails logistics supply chain fail

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Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On On the left, I share a picture for those that never experienced the evolution of the cellular phone.) The device was limited to voice/calls–no music, no text, and no apps. This device was a portable phone.

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Is Your Planning System Mature Enough?

DELMIA Quintiq

In the past, when supply chains weren’t as complex as they are right now, planning your routes with spreadsheets was probably just fine. You had one or more Excel experts who built a spreadsheet and kept it up to date.

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Optimizing Direct Procurement and the Inbound Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The post Optimizing Direct Procurement and the Inbound Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Inbound Supply Supply Chain Management inbound logistics inbound supply procurement

Supply Chain Cost Optimization: You'll Fail If You Don't Do It Right

River Logic

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Talking Logistics: PINC and project44 Partnership Commentary


By Adrian Gonzalez. PINC and project44 announced a partnership this week that “aims to empower industry-leading shippers and carriers with end to end real-time shipment visibility and yard management automation capabilities for an enhanced supply chain experience.”

Automation in Logistics: Using RPA to Handle More Freight Quotes in Anticipation of Peak Season


The ability to flex supply chain operations to manage increased demand is essential in the modern supply chain. As the demand for more e-commerce purchases grows, that volume will inevitably contribute to an increased volume of returns.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

How Does Total Cost to Serve (TCTS) Impact the FMCG Route to Market?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Understanding the Total Cost to Serve our customers is an essential element to any Route to Market (RtM) Strategy. As FMCG professionals, we need to understand how much it costs us to service our customers. It is also not as simple as it sounds.

Racing with the Machine: Digitalisation of the Supply Chain to maintain the leading edge

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Digitalisation is an often misused and misunderstood word. What does digitalisation mean for the Supply Chain industry in the context of Singapore? How do we leverage this to maintain our place as a global Supply Chain Hub? What can companies do to stay relevant? Details. Date: 8 October, 2020.

7 Ways to Reduce Carrier Detention Fees and How Digital Yard Management Can Help


If you’ve been paying higher and higher driver detention fees lately, you’re not alone. According to a new report from C.H. Robinson and Iowa State University, favored shippers are receiving better pricing and service.

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5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO


[link] Preparing for peak season 2020 should be no different than any prior year. However, 2020 has been extremely eventful and wrought with risk in the supply chain. With peak season approaching, shippers may simply be worried about what steps to take.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura’s wrath

DAT Solutions

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf, so even a brief closure will have ripple effects across the spot market and supply chain for weeks to come. Trucking Industry Trends

Complete Supply Chain Visibility with Trimble Visibility in Kuebix TMS


Supply chain visibility is the ability to view each aspect of the supply chain in detail as moves are being planned, alerts are sent and real-time adjustments are made.

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss the the ecommerce lifecycle. As the founder of an ecommerce fulfillment company, AJ works closely with ecommerce companies and is an expert in ecommerce fulfillment. About AJ Khanijow.

Parcel Shipping: 3 Steps to a More Accurate E-Commerce Network Model


The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to elevate the importance of e-commerce channels.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 28, 2020)

Talking Logistics

On this Friday morning, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Laura. Our friends at the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) are tracking the situation and stand ready to help as needs arise.

Is Blockchain the next-generation technology?

Prophetic Technology

The Supply Chain (SC) is significantly strained as a consequence of the pandemic. Consumers’ behaviour has dramatically changed as governments established detreated lockdown, the SCs disruption, e-commerce escalation, plus the mounting interest in shelf-stable food products. supply chain blockchain

Paying it Forward: COVID-19 has increased the need for security, ease and speed in making payments

BluJay Solutions

Tyler Buskard, Director of Sales in Canada at BluJay Solutions was quoted throughout the Supply Professional Magazine article on the impact of COVID-19 on payment solutions within supply chains.

Test E-Commerce Packaging to Mitigate Shipping Hazards


As COVID-19 accelerates the rise of online sales, the specialized role of e-commerce packaging becomes harder than ever to ignore. Beyond presenting your product to the consumer, e-commerce packaging has an even more important job – protecting the product from the hazards of its journey.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Maximizing Last Mile Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the most difficult and expensive aspects of the supply chain is last mile and home delivery. However, from a customer experience standpoint, it is also the most memorable and possibly important. Home delivery has become an increasingly hot topic as a result, and last week, I spoke on a panel about last mile logistics as part of the Reuters Events Retail Supply Chain Virtual USA conference. You can listen to the recording here. […].

The Future of Retail Will Be Determined by Consumer Behavior

Enterra Insights

The retail sector has been especially hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The closure of physical stores has forced numerous retailers to file for bankruptcy and accelerated the so-called Retail Apocalypse. The big question is how retail will recover once the pandemic ends. The fact of the matter is that the future of retail will be determined by consumer behavior. The pandemic forced consumers, in many cases, to buy products online they would normally have purchased in brick-and-mortar stores.

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Inside Arena: Ensure FDA Software Validation With Arena Validate

Arena Solutions

For this edition of “Inside Arena,” we take an insider’s look at Arena Validate. Recently renamed (formerly Arena VMS) and offering expanded coverage, Arena Validate enables customers to more easily validate Arena for their intended uses and maintain Arena in a validated state.

Why the pandemic will prove to be the UK’s largest supply chain resilience experiment to date

In the Supply Chain

By Thomas Leeson (pictured). Industry Marketing Strategist at OpenText. The post Why the pandemic will prove to be the UK’s largest supply chain resilience experiment to date appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.