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Top 5 Signs Your Supply Chain is Dysfunctional

The Network Effect

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Eight Things You Need to Know About the Theory of Constraints

River Logic

This concept centers around practical methods for identifying solutions to business problems by deciding: Constraint-Based Modeling Theory of Constraints Optimization software optimization modeling

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7 CPG Industry Trends to Look for in 2020


2020 has been quite the whirlwind of shattered assumptions and unexpected disruption across the global economy. From travel to restaurants and everything in-between, the world is adjusting to a laundry list of “new normals” as this year proves to be one full of challenges and transformations

Emerging Technologies in Retail: Strategic Advantage or Big Question Mark?

C3 Solutions

Are you looking to get ahead with emerging technologies? Part one of this three-part blog series explores what we should be considering about 5G. C3 Reservations C3 Solutions Dock Appointment Scheduling Software Retail Emerging Technology 5G

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!

How to Formulate a Winning Distribution Strategy Fit for the Covid-19 World

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Assessing your distribution options is one of the most important elements of any Route to Market strategy. Choosing the wrong distribution strategy, although often not evident in the short term, can cripple a company’s long-term growth, and ability to execute effectively.

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How are Stock-Outs affecting your business?


Stock-outs are a pervasive and significant inventory control issue facing businesses and, by proxy, consumers. A stock-out happens when the number of orders for a product exceeds the amount of inventory that is stored. This situation can arise due to a number of factors, including

Your e-Auction Process as an Essential Step in Procurement


Originally, buyers and sellers had to meet in person for an auction sale to take place. Today, technological advancements have changed the procurement process via e-auction, or electronic auction.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network. In early February, as news of the novel coronavirus began to break into the news cycle, the Transplace team began reporting on the impacts of COVID-19 on the global supply chain.

How to Enable Trade During a Pandemic


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Trading During a Pandemic. A Buyer/Seller Ecosystem. The Ecosystem Capabilities. Do I have the tools I need? Summary. 1 Introduction.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember standing in the temperature screening queue in Doha. As the line wound around multiple stations, my backpack cut into my shoulders. I was tired and cranky as I read the overview of MERS.

9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates


Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with who discusses some useful tips on how companies can negotiate freight rates a bit better. Shipping costs are a significant part of the supply chain expense.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and dynamic. For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible.

Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of supply chain management. The “glass is half full” perspective, however, is that the pandemic is also serving as a catalyst for innovation and digital transformation. Will COVID-19, for example, lead to an acceleration in digital freight adoption?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Voice Technology – The Bridge Between Today and Tomorrow’s Logistics Systems

Logistics Viewpoints

When you think about future and modern technologies, or digitization in supply chain, what comes to mind? Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), drones, self-driving trucks, and exoskeletons all carry a “futurey” feel—even if many of them are quickly becoming common.

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Delivery Logistics: Why Final Mile Is Where It Comes to a Head


Maintaining proper controls in freight within the final mile has always been a top concern for supply chain executives. Failures within the final mile delivery logistics are both the most visible to consumers and poorly visible to supply chain leaders.

What Is the State of the Oil and Gas Industry After Coronavirus?

PLS Logistics

The oil industry was one of the most severely hurt industries during the coronavirus pandemic. On April 20, oil prices went negative for the first time in the history of the oil market, peaking at -$37.60 per barrel. For comparison, at the start of the year, an oil barrel costs $60.

Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow

Talking Logistics

A few years ago, I interviewed Tony Martins, former VP Strategic Services at Halo Pharmaceutical. He raised an interesting question during our conversation: Are you a “Company of Yesterday” or a “Company of Tomorrow”?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Supply Chain Visibility

Today’s environment spotlights the significance and importance of real-time supply chain visibility. What are the barriers? What’s the solution? Gain insight to respond quickly to marketplace events and take actions that ensure supply chain performance.

Railroad Service Provider Nordco Stays on Track by Speeding Up Its Planning Process


With 100 years of experience, Nordco is a veteran of the railway industry. The company provides the products and services that rail-related industries need to stay on track, including substantial aftermarket spare parts and equipment production.

Last Mile Problem: Preparation and Visibility Overcome All Obstacles


The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the global and domestic transportation markets in new and profound ways. The standards used for traditional freight management have revealed significant risks lurking just below the surface of modern supply chain management, and for shippers, time is of the essence.

Buying Supply Chain Network Optimization Software: 8 Key Factors

River Logic

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Transportation in the Time of a Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-haul transportation industry has been tested daily. The biggest issue? Fluctuations in supply and demand. Spot loads quadrupled in the last month with outbound tender volumes at their highest since 2018.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Ivalua NOW Part 2 – Re-Imagining Offices and Transforming Procurement


At last week’s Ivalua NOW virtual event, Jon Stevens, President of JLL Digital, delivered the first keynote. JLL is a long-established global real estate services provider and manager, with revenues approaching $20 billion.

Laying the Foundation for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Capabilities in the F&B Industry


As a former Director of Supply Chain Management for a multi-national, multi-channel food manufacturer, I experienced first-hand the variety of challenging problems faced by supply chain planners in the unforgiving Food and Beverage Industry.

The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Relationships Between Shippers and Carriers [Podcast]


On this week’s Freightvine, host Chris Caplice speaks with Ron Lazo, Vice President at transportation management software developer Manhattan Associates, on aspects of the COVID-19 era that are likely to stay with us and how they’ll define the “new normal.”

BD’s Medical Supplies Control Tower Powers their Response to Covid-19

Logistics Viewpoints

BD's Control Tower provides end-to-end visibility of their supply chain. This has been of great value during the pandemic. This project is key to BD's digital transformation. And with machine learning applied to Big Data, the solution will only get better with time.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.