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Supervisor Training: Insider Tips for Management Skills Development

USC Consulting Group

If you think it’s just newbies on the job who need training, think again. At USC Consulting Group, we’ve learned the importance of training, continuous learning and plain, old reaching higher for people on all rungs of the corporate ladder. Even supervisors and managers. Some people would say, especially supervisors and managers. And it’s not only because training is necessary to get the job done right.

How to Make Technology a Friend, Not a Foe

Talking Logistics

We live in an age when our technology devices are so intuitive that any 3-year-old can download the apps for Pokémon, Lego Duplo World, or their favorite game in 30 seconds on an iPhone.


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What is Supply Chain Agility, and Why is it a Game-Changer?

C3 Solutions

When we hear the word ‘agile,’ most would think of athletes and fitness. But in business parlance, agility is understood differently. It is the ability to adapt seamlessly. This agility or flexibility is an important aspect of various business systems in use today.

My Lessons in Interviewing Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

In business conversations, the term supply chain excellence rolls off the tongue frequently in meetings, but what does it mean? My insight? There is no standard answer. Excellence is actively sought but seldom defined for business teams. Most teams are on a journey without a clear compass.

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.

Supply Chains to Admire 2022

Supply Chain Insights

Abstract. Supply chain is easier to say than define. The Supply Chains To Admire report analyzed improvement, performance, and value for the years 2012-2021. Twenty-two companies outperform their peer group. Supply Chains to Admire 2022 – Report v4.0-web. Powered By EmbedPress.

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The Best Supply Chain Company You Have Never Heard Of

Logistics Viewpoints

Michael Jacobs, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Ferguson. Ferguson PLC, value added distributor of plumbing and heating products, came out with their third quarter results on June 14 th.

The Micro-Fulfillment Opportunity with Julien Seret

The Logistics of Logistics

Julien Seret and Joe Lynch discuss the micro-fulfillment opportunity. Julien is the Vice President of Network Supply Chain at Attabotics , the world’s first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. About Julien Seret.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 22, 2022)

Talking Logistics

Shortly after Facebook started talking about The Metaverse and changed its corporate name to Meta, another “-verse” was introduced: Icelandverse. As the video explains, “The Icelandverse is unlike any other open-world experience with ‘-verse’ in name, because it’s real.

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The Consumer Journey Gets More Complex

Enterra Insights

Time and again pundits have insisted that some changes in consumer behavior brought about by the pandemic are likely to last. One of the behaviors to which they often point is an increase in online purchases.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

The future is here. Literally. And I’m not talking about the future of home delivery with drones or robots (more on that later). Today, July 22, 2022, is George Jetson’s birthday. As in the actual day he was born.

Johnson Controls Transforms its Supply Chain with Integrated Planning 


Every business ? regardless of size, industry, or market ? can relate to the same challenge: customer frustration. It’s incredibly complicated to pinpoint when an order will ship and when it will arrive.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q2 2022)

Talking Logistics

It’s halftime. Unlike the Super Bowl, there are no funny commercials or halftime shows to keep us entertained. Chances are the first half of 2022 didn’t go exactly as planned, just like in 2020 and 2021. So, the question now in the supply chain locker room is, what adjustments do you need to make to.

How Are Supply Chain Disruptions Causing Strain in Laboratories?

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain shortages make securing the goods people need and want tremendously difficult. Sometimes, such issues cause mere annoyances or mean consumers must wait longer for non-essential items.

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.

Smart, data driven stock-buying initiatives will be the key for supermarket survival

IT Supply Chain

By Sachin Jangam (pictured). CPG, Retail & Logistics Lead, Infosys Consulting. The post Smart, data driven stock-buying initiatives will be the key for supermarket survival appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

No Supply Chain Strategy? Here’s How to Develop One

Logistics Bureau

As you’ll know, if you follow our blog regularly, Logistics Bureau does a great deal of work related to supply chain strategy development and alignment.

Across the Pond: The European Transportation Market (July 2022)

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: I was asked by Transporeon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to look at what is happening in the European transportation market and they provided me with access to their Transporeon Insights market data for additional insights and perspective.

Mid-Year Assessment of 2022 Supply Chain Predictions- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group via its affiliated Supply Chain Matters blog shares a mid-year assessment of previously published 2022 predictions for industry supply chains published at the beginning of 2022.

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.

What Goes Into The Making Of Food Products? Find Out Here

IT Supply Chain

By Allen Brown (pictured). Content Writer. The post What Goes Into The Making Of Food Products? Find Out Here appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Suggested Summer Reading from Arkieva


It’s the midpoint of summer and a good time to catch up on “summer reading”. For us at Arkieva, that means digging into industry reports and predictions. Here are a few articles that recently caught our eye. Suggested Summer Reading from Arkieva was first posted on July 20, 2022 at 7:53 am. ©2017

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Why Resiliency Is The New Efficiency – And What You Can Do About It

Talking Logistics

Who was America’s first business consultant? A good candidate would be Frederick Winslow Taylor, the “scientific management” guy from 100 years ago.

Weber Logistics Promotes Key Leaders to Support Continued Company Growth

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics has promoted three key company leaders to vice president roles, strengthening the company's ability to help customers drive supply chain excellence in an increasingly complex marketplace. All will report to Weber EVP & CFO, Maggie Movius. weber logistics news

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.

Labour exchange

IT Supply Chain

By Rob Fisher (pictured). IMHX 2022 Event Director. The post Labour exchange appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

5 Reasons to Automate Inventory Management

Demand Driven Technologies

The decision to build a supply chain management system that responds flexibly to demand and market trends has always been both reasonable and far-sighted. Nowadays, the automation of replenishment processes is equally critical.

Inflationary Profits: Opportunities for Wholesalers

Herlitz Inventory Management

In the past 12 months, we published two blog posts titled Inflation is Back Up – Are you Ready? and Use Forward Buying to Gain Profit During Inflation , which explores the benefits of inflationary profits for wholesalers. One of our customers even called this period “a chance of a lifetime.”

Supply Chain Tactics for a Troubled New Age

John Galt

Digital Supply Chain Twin: An Antidote to Absorbing Uncertainty in the Troubled New Age

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.

No more fun in the sun

IT Supply Chain

By Ross Slogrove (pictured). UK Country Manager, Ringover. The post No more fun in the sun appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Walmart Increases the Cost of CPU Arrangements

Zipline Logistics

Walmart recently announced it will begin charging some suppliers new pickup and fuel fees, starting August 1, 2022. .

Quantum Computing Is Solving the World's Complex Logistics Problems

Supply Chain Brain

Quantum computing is emerging as an important means of helping companies solve their most complex business challenges