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Supplier KPIs | 7 Performance Indicators You Should Be Measuring


• A procurement function without supplier performance KPIs is likely a fruitless process. While this procurement function may work in the short term, it cannot meet long-term procurement needs and changing supply chain demands.

The Supply Chain crisis in Europe

Prophetic Technology

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Consider Profitability in Your Order Promising and Improve Financial Outcomes 


Don’t ask, “Can we take the order?” Ask, “Should we?” (Is that order profitable to promise? ).

3 Ways to Fast Track Distributor Performance in Africa

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

With little overall growth expected in a number of African markets in 2022, the battle ground will likely be for market share. With this in mind, how do we ensure that we are best placed to win these battles? Michael Thompson Doing Business in Africa RTM

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Perfect Your Back-to-School Strategy with End-to-End Ocean Visibility

Speaker: Mark Delaney and Steve Dowse

In this webinar, we discuss key challenges in product availability, ways to create agility in your supply chain operations despite ocean disruptions, and how end-to-end ocean visibility can mitigate key retail concerns this back-to-school season and beyond.

Cinco de Mayo 2022

Enterra Insights

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate all there is to love about Mexican food and culture — like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales, quesadillas, margaritas, cerveza, and fiesta.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

At some point, it seems we all have the need for speed. That being said, would you go over 280 MPH in a car? Better yet, would go over 280 MPH in a 3-D printed car? Well, according to Czinger, a Los Angeles-based boutique hypercar manufacturer, that is about to be a possibility.

Do I really need S&OP? 3 Questions to Answer

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

There was an excellent article from McKinsey published on 2 March 2022 entitled: “ Autonomous supply chain planning for consumer goods companies ”. Michael Thompson Supply Chain Strategy

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Will America Go with the FLOW?

Enterra Insights

Last March, the Biden Administration announced “the launch of Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), an information sharing initiative to pilot key freight information exchange between parts of the goods movement supply chain.”[1]

The Growing Demand for Supply Chain Compliance & Transparency

Talking Logistics

There are many unique disciplines within supply chain management, each having their own challenges and requirements.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

The REFASHIOND Ventures Story with Brian Aoaeh

The Logistics of Logistics

The REFASHIOND Ventures Story with Brian Aoaeh. Brian Aoaeh and Joe Lynch discuss the REFASHIOND Ventures story. Brian is the a Cofounder and General Partner of REFASHIOND Ventures , an emerging venture capital fund manager that invests in early stage supply chain technology. About Brian Aoaeh .

How Supply Chain Leaders Make Sustainability Their Core Mission

Logistics Viewpoints

Much has been written about what it takes to run a successful supply chain in the era of “get it to me fast and get it to me cheap.”

Your supply chain network is only as good as what you can do with it

The Network Effect

The post Your supply chain network is only as good as what you can do with it appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 6, 2022)

Talking Logistics

“All leaders are learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. I learn as much as I can, from as many as I can, as often as I can.” – Rick Warren The quote above is especially true for supply chain and logistics professionals. The good news is that there are plenty of paths.

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.

REPOST: 5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon. Ben Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss 5 trends shaping logistics and supply chain. In the interview, Ben reviews and discussed trends and interesting companies in ecommerce, final mile, cold chain, reverse logistics, and fulfillment. About Ben Gordon.

Editor’s Choice: Labor Shortage and the Rise of Real-Time Visibility

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. This article is from Longbow and looks at the ongoing labor shortage and supply chain visibility.

Forestry Materials Concern Optimises Inventory, Improving Service Levels and Recovering Capital


The project involved two organisations – each comprising various plants and logistics centres across Europe – to enhance stock visibility and better optimisation of inventory, helping a global manufacturer of forestry products increase service levels and reduce the value of working capital tied-up in excess stock.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q1 2022)

Talking Logistics

Inflation. Russia-Ukraine War. COVID-19. Slowing Economic Growth. Did I miss anything? It’s been an eventful first quarter of 2022, and the outlook for the rest of the year remains risky and uncertain (just like it’s been the past two years). Could the Russia-Ukraine War turn nuclear?

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Rail 101 with Ian Jefferies

The Logistics of Logistics

Rail 101 with Ian Jefferies. Ian Jefferies and Joe Lynch discuss Rail 101.

The impact of the European energy crisis on supply chains

All Things Supply Chain

The Intersection of Supply Chain and Customer


Countless businesses around the globe are rolling out new products, building out infrastructure, and fighting for market share. In these disruptive times, there is immense pressure for supply chain leaders to deliver the goods despite strong supply-side headwinds and fickle customers.

4 Simple Ways To Improve Productivity Within Your Business

IT Supply Chain

By Jessica Sweet (pictured). Content Writer at The post 4 Simple Ways To Improve Productivity Within Your Business appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

How to Improve Exception Management with End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

It’s not a matter of if disruptions will occur in the supply chain, it’s only a matter of time until the unexpected strikes and creates an exception. An exception does not necessarily guarantee a late delivery; it simply means a roadblock or challenge has arisen that requires immediate attention.

Top 5 Programmatic Advertising Channels!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. How to Promote Social Networks with Content Marketing! Different channels for programmatic advertising were created to make ad campaigns effective.

Supply Chain Case Study: Cost to Serve

Logistics Bureau

Understanding cost to serve is essential for anyone managing a Supply Chain. And to do that, you have to be familiar with other’s business ways and practices. So here’s a cost to serve case study of a large distributor company that you should learn from.

Password hygiene & how to avoid pitfalls in cybersecurity

IT Supply Chain

By Jason Soroko (pictured). CTO of PKI, Sectigo. The post Password hygiene & how to avoid pitfalls in cybersecurity appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.