Sat.Apr 15, 2023 - Fri.Apr 21, 2023

article thumbnail

Are You Ready to Learn How to Transform Your Supply Chain?

River Logic

River Logic is leading a series of broadcasts on supply chain transformation called “Real Talks” – enabling industry leaders and providers of advanced prescriptive analytics technology platforms to discuss ways that enterprises can optimize supply chain ecosystems for resilience, profitability and sustainability. In its first broadcast, River Logic’s president, Carlos Centurion, and Ali Aksut Microsoft’s WW Solution Strategy, Digital Manufacturing & Supply Chain , will participated in a lead

article thumbnail

Transforming Manufacturing Operations with Supply Chain Technology: 3 Key Areas to Invest In

Logility

As a manufacturing leader, you’re faced with constant disruptions, labor shortages, and the threat of job loss — time is of the essence. The time is now to take action and invest in technology to optimize your operations, streamline your workflows, and enhance supply chain efficiency across the board. An expert in the Gartner® Manufacturing Operations Primer for 2022 sighted optimizing operations within the manufacturing industry as one of the top technology investments needed, along with

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

The Greatest Risks Facing Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

We are born into a world of risks. We never know from one minute to the next what fate has in store for us. As a result, it’s silly to believe we can avoid risks. It’s simply not possible. Facing risks head-on is always the best strategy. Supply chain professionals are certainly acquainted with risks and risk-taking; however, their principal concern is managing risks.

article thumbnail

Supply Chain Normalcy? Think Again.

Supply Chain Shaman

Over four-hundred days of war in Ukraine. Growing tensions between China and trading partners. Unrest in Sudan. The global supply chain is built on three assumptions: rational government policy, availability of reasonably priced logistics, and low variability. In March 2023, the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index fell to the lowest level since November 2008.

article thumbnail

Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

article thumbnail

Gaviota Slashes Inventory While Boosting Service Levels 36% with ToolsGroup’s AI-Powered Planning

ToolsGroup

The solar protection equipment manufacturer delivers impressive customer service and reduces working capital investment to fuel expansion BOSTON – April 20, 2023 – ToolsGroup , a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization, has partnered with Gaviota , the automated sun and shutter specialists, to fuel its supply chain planning transformation, resulting in significantly reduced inventory levels, increased customer satisfaction, and substantial business benefits.

More Trending

article thumbnail

Fulfilling Big Bulky Small Parcels with Dusty Holcomb

The Logistics of Logistics

Dusty Holcomb and Joe Lynch discuss fulfilling big bulky small parcels. Dusty is the CEO of Red Stag Fulfillment is a third-party logistics (3PL) company based in Knoxville, Tennessee. About Dusty Holcomb Dusty Holcomb joined “The Herd” at Red Stag Fulfillment in May 2021. As a leader in a dynamic industry, his focus as CEO is on three things: delivering exceptional value for our clients, operational excellence, and curating an exceptional people first culture.

article thumbnail

Supply Chain Visibility: Big Efficiency Gains Without Spending Big Dollars

CHAINalytics

Every person in every job and industry is caught in day-to-day business rhythms that are highly reactive. So, it’s only natural to consider what you must do to keep up with internal and customer-centric demands. New fires are started and put out each day, an overabundance of meetings consumes staff, and competing directions from above … The post Supply Chain Visibility: Big Efficiency Gains Without Spending Big Dollars appeared first on Chainalytics.

article thumbnail

Emerging Supply Chain Trends – A Look at Evolving Finished Vehicle Logistics Amid Market Shifts and Trends

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Emerging Supply Chain Trends – A Look at Evolving Finished Vehicle Logistics Amid Market Shifts and Trends Feature Article by Laurent Sik , Head of Operations, CEVA FVL APAC Automobiles, as a form of transportation, are indispensable in today’s world and will remain a crucial part of our lives for a long time to come. At the start of this decade, there have been many discussions centred on how electric vehicles (EVs) will help decarbonise the planet and transform the automotive industry.

article thumbnail

Global Supply Chains: Bridging The Capability & Human Capital Gap From 2021 To 2023

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global Supply Chains: Bridging The Capability & Human Capital Gap From 2021 To 2023 Opinion Editorial by Brian Cartwright , Client Partner, Global Supply Chain Solutions at Pedersen & Partners What has changed over the past two years, and what is next for supply chain leadership hiring? Recruitment trends for supply chain leaders across all industries and regions can vary significantly, so I am careful to avoid generalising.

article thumbnail

7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

article thumbnail

This Week in Logistics News (April15 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

The Boston Marathon is considered one of the worlds “ Big 5 ” marathons. Metropolitan Bostonians take a lot of pride in the marathon as a major part of Patriots Day celebrations across Massachusetts. Spectators line the sides of the 26.2 mile journey, with a particularly large crowd in downtown Boston. The Red Sox home game begins early on that day, adding to the crowds downtown.

article thumbnail

Last Mile Delivery Grows Up with Ron Richardson

The Logistics of Logistics

Ron Richardson and Joe Lynch discuss last mile delivery grows up. Ron is the Chief Revenue Officer at OneRail , an Orlando-based last mile transportation visibility solution providing shippers with Amazon-level dependability and speed. About Ron Richardson Ron Richardson is a highly experienced Chief Revenue Officer with a strong background in logistics and transportation.

article thumbnail

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 21, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s one of those Fridays, where I’m running short on time, so I’ll just jump straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Welcome to the Carbon Tax Trade Wars Remember the China-US trade war that began in 2018, where the US imposed tariffs on more than $300 billion. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 21, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

article thumbnail

RISI Teams Up with ToolsGroup to Fuel Supply Chain Transformation and Drive Business Enhancements Amid Network Expansion

ToolsGroup

With an expanding customer base, the Spanish snack brand satisfies consumer demand (and hunger) with ToolsGroup AI-driven, automated supply chain planning solutions BOSTON – April 18, 2023 – ToolsGroup , a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is proud to announce it has been selected by RISI , a leading Spanish snack brand, to help transform its supply chain operations, strengthen retail partner relationships, accelerate business growth, and maximize custo

article thumbnail

Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

article thumbnail

Editor’s Choice: Innovating Toward a Resilient and Agile Supply Chain

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 comes from the team at Coupa and explores an agile and resilient supply chain. When it comes to supply chains, the last few years have exposed real global vulnerabilities.

article thumbnail

What’s Next for The Freight Market with Chris Pickett

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch and Chris Pickett discuss what’s next for the freight market. Chris is the Chief Operating Officer at Flock Freight , a technology company that is on a mission to solve the US trucking industry’s wasted capacity problem. Chris is also the Lead Market Analyst at Pickett Research, LLC – an independent market research firm focused exclusively on the dynamics that drive US truckload freight rates.

article thumbnail

Editor’s Pick: Rip Up the Golden Ticket Theory

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This March 2023 post from Transporeon’s blog highlights key takeaways from a sustainability masterclass hosted by Jakob Muus, Director of Transporeon’s Sustainability.

article thumbnail

Big Data: A Valuable Forecast Tool to Future-Proof Supply Chains

Logility

In many cases, supply chain surprises manifest from poor visibility. Reliance on historical data can limit an organization’s ability to sense possible exposure to disruption that can impact everything from minor irregularities to extreme shifts in demand. This is especially the case when past or current circumstances do not indicate what will actually happen in the future.

article thumbnail

2024 Annual T&L M&A Report

Tenney Group, an industry specialized M&A Advisory firm in the T&L space, produced the 2024 Annual M&A Report. The report contains an in depth overview of 2023 notable deals and the market, while also providing the outlook for 2024 M&A.

article thumbnail

The Green Corridor: Catching the Sun Light! – How Logistics is Harnessing the Power of the Sun

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Green Corridor: Catching the Sun Light! – How Logistics is Harnessing the Power of the Sun by Timothy Foote , Founder of Susymbio We all know that our sun’s power is the main energy source for life on Earth. Without the daily dose of sunlight – our planet will simply be a cold lifeless chunk of rock. In a NASA comparison , if a large power plant generated 1 billion watts of power in a year, it would take 44 million of these power plants to equal the power that our Earth receives from t

article thumbnail

Leadership in Volatile Times

Enterra Insights

How volatile is today’s business world? McKinsey & Company analysts Homayoun Hatami and Liz Hilton Segel write, “If an executive had fallen asleep in 2019 and just woke up, [they] wouldn’t recognize [today’s] business world. … The COVID-19 pandemic rewrote the rules, and now a new and potent disruption seems to arrive every other day.”[1] Some of their McKinsey colleagues, Michael Birshan , Ishaan Seth , and Bob Sternfels , add, “We’re living in a world wh

article thumbnail

Building the Pipeline: Five Ways to Lift Female Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Brain

As a leader in end-to-end delivery and transportation with a career spanning over 15 years as an omni-channel supply chain and operations leader, I have often been the only woman in the room.

article thumbnail

What Does a Procurement Manager Do? Job Description and Requirements

SCMDOJO

If you’re eyeing a role as a Procurement Manager (or are looking to hire one), you’re in the right place! As a procurement Manager, you’ll play a crucial role in overseeing the purchasing and procurement process for a company or organization, making sure they get the best bang for their buck. But what exactly does it entail and what qualifications do you need to thrive in this dynamic role?

article thumbnail

How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

article thumbnail

Circular Economy and Information Sharing – The Role of Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Circular Economy and Information Sharing – The Role of Logistics Feature Article by Beverly Lege , Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Business Logistics and General Management, Thomas Twenhöven , PhD Candidate at Kuehne Logistics University and Prof. Wolfgang Kersten , Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Director of the Institute of Business Logistics and General Management at Hamburg University of Technology Increasing envi

article thumbnail

Hackers steal data from charities & community organisations

IT Supply Chain

By Adam Brady (pictured) Director of Systems Engineering, Illumio The post Hackers steal data from charities & community organisations appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

Data 99
article thumbnail

Global Supply Chains are Operating more Efficiently, Report Finds

Supply Chain Brain

The report also found that global transportation costs have fallen below their long-term average thanks to lessening pressures on shipping, rail, air and road freight.

Report 122
article thumbnail

The Importance of Visibility In the Supply Chain

Precoro

In today’s globalized economy, extraordinary events on one continent can be felt worldwide, as companies tend to have complex supply chains involving suppliers from multiple countries. While this complexity allows for cost-efficient production and a wider selection of goods, it also poses significant challenges to supply chain stability. An undisturbed supply chain is vital for continuous production and, as a result, for customer satisfaction.

article thumbnail

Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

article thumbnail

Are Our Agri-Food Supply Chains In Crisis?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Are Our Agri-Food Supply Chains In Crisis? Feature Article by Dr. Marco Tieman , Chief Executive Officer at LBB International Background The world is going through more than just turbulent times, with what I would describe as a toxic cocktail of the aftermath of COVID lockdowns and related measures, rising inflation, an energy crisis in Europe, the Ukraine war, and global climate change measures reducing agriculture production by leading agriculture exporting countries.

article thumbnail

How business intelligence can enable you to be a data-driven manufacturer

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The manufacturing industry is currently undergoing a rapid digital transformation, and as a result, companies are generating vast amounts of data. Unfortunately, without proper processing and analysis, this data is of little use to the organization. By implementing business intelligence (BI) solutions, manufacturers can gather and analyze this data, making it immediately available to decision-makers who can use it to make informed decisions and take prompt action.

article thumbnail

What Supply Chain Disruption Means for Retail Cybersecurity

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers should review their overall cybersecurity posture and follow some best practices to limit their supply chain attack risk.