2023

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Reflection: Advice for Supply Chain Technology Leaders Making Today’s Technology Pivot

Supply Chain Shaman

Seven pieces of advice for technologists making the current pivot for today’s technology.

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Agile Supply Chain Characteristics & Resiliency

Resilinc

Learn how to create an agile supply chain and the 6 principles to consider when developing an agile supply chain for your business.

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5 Principles for Navigating the Digital Fog Around AI in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Chief supply chain officers feel overwhelmed navigating the intense digital fog surrounding AI in supply chain, so I offer five principles for navigation. For sure, the opportunity for AI in supply chains is massive.

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Supply Chain Growing Pains with Anya Skomorokhova

The Logistics of Logistics

Anya Skomorokhova and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain growing pains. Anya is Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of PorterLogic, a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Supply Chain Software Implementation: How to Optimize ROI 

Logility

Businesses need a more prescriptive approach to supply Chain Software Implementation to optimize ROI. A strong starting point? Clear goals.

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Why Organizational Alignment is Critical to the Supply Chain Response

Supply Chain Shaman

Typing away on a beautiful May morning, with the flowers blooming and the birds nesting in the garden, engages my mind. Mondays are my day to post my Shaman blog and compose a podcast. The Shaman blog is now over eleven years old. I remember my first post like it was yesterday. New then to WordPress, it took me a week to finish the post. (It was a struggle!

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Where AI Actually Matters in the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

AI is big in supply chain management, but there are places it is ideally suited to, and other areas that are highly problematic. Ranjit Notani explains.

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The E-Commerce Reset

Cathy Roberson

Post-pandemic business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce and the last mile are potential opportunities for retailers. E-commerce sales are higher than in the pre-pandemic period, as are shipping costs. But, retailers are mitigating these costs in several ways, resulting in volume declines for FedEx and UPS. Thanks for reading Rethinking supply chains! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.

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2024 Supply Chain Predictions – Relative Stability and a Migration to the Mean

Logistics Viewpoints

The end of the calendar year is sure to bring about predictions about the year ahead. Media sources are filled with prognostication. And Logistics Viewpoints has a history of its own supply chain predictions for the year ahead. My colleagues and I will likely publish a detailed list of predictions related to supply chain operations and technology. But today I would like to take a moment to review recent changes in supply chain barometers and apply a positive perspective on what these indicators

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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.

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GPT-4 is set to radically change Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

Get proactive alerts on relevant supply chain disruptions, assess the impact, and get recommended actions with SensAI.

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It’s Fall Festival Time! Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

DELMIA Quintiq

Celebrating at fall festivals People still want the festive mood of summer long after it ends, but before winter gets its grip on the outdoors. That makes autumn the perfect time for many to partake in their local festivals. Traditionally, festivals were held during this time of year to express appreciation for the harvest as well as wish for a good crop in the coming year.

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Reshoring to the US and Europe Accelerating, Now Also Serving CO2 Emission Reduction Objectives

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reshoring to the US and Europe Accelerating, Now Also Serving CO2 Emission Reduction Objectives by Luc Kremers , Vice President – Asia Pacific, BCI Global Reshoring is accelerating as American and European companies want to de-risk their supply chains from geopolitical developments and supply chain disruptions. Companies are now combining this decentralization of production from China and Asia to Europe and the US to include CO2 emission reduction objectives.

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What is ABC Classification? How to Calculate ABC Classification

SCMDOJO

Unlock efficient inventory management with ABC classification. Learn the steps, benefits, and use SCMDOJO's tool for quick analysis.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Matt Parry & Kevin Coomes

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Coomes , Matt Parry and Joe Lynch discuss using AI to gain a competitive advantage. Matt is the Senior Vice President of Werner Enterprises , a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation services solutions. Kevin is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Greenscreens.ai , a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market.

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It’s the bullwhip, stupid!

Supply Chain Movement

In August, China published disappointing trade figures showing that both imports and exports had fallen more sharply than economists had expected in the month of July. However, these figures came as absolutely no surprise to me. Many companies worldwide are now reducing their inventories because they ordered too much last year. Back then, buyers purchased as many raw materials, inputs and parts as possible to avoid facing shortages like the ones experienced during the pandemic.

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Revisiting Three Mega Trends Transforming Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Revisiting the mega trends highlighted in Transporeon's Transportation Pulse Report 2023: labor, sustainability, and customer centricity.

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What is Supply Chain Decision Support? Are We Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply management. Supply chain management. Supply chain planning. Are these terms the same? They sound similar, but do they describe similar capabilities? The answer is no. What do they have in common? Not much. When deploying enterprise decision support applications, there are many implementations and lots of hype but few clear and consistent definitions.

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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

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Global LSPs and 3PLs Embrace the Chaos and Turn Professional

The Network Effect

The post Global LSPs and 3PLs Embrace the Chaos and Turn Professional appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Data Exchange in Dock Scheduling Software: The Synergy of EDI and API

C3 Solutions

Managing complex supply chains is more of a strategy than only execution. While the execution has to be perfect now, with the higher-than-ever customer expectations and fierce competition, it has to be shaped through a robust supply chain and IT strategy. And data has to be the heart of such business strategies.

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Building a TMS Business Case: 7 “Must Haves”

Logistics Viewpoints

Here are 7 considerations when building a TMS a business case, designed to focus on achieving a cost-effective deployment.

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ERP Digitization: MRO as a Business Driver

Supply Chain Brain

The state of the economy and the mounting push to digitize supply chain processes are driving a creative approach to maintaining the integrity of your company's item master.

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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.

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What is Supply Chain Visibility? Benefits & Solutions

Unleashed

Supply chain visibility is critical for minimising costs and boosting operational efficiency.

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LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – September 2023

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Management of Ocean Transit Time Reliability and Visibility Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine In this edition we have several news updates, interesting & enlightening articles and contributions on people & management – topics which are most crucial to the development of the Supply Chain Industry across regions as well as globally.

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Sustainable Procurement: What it is and its Importance

SCMDOJO

Discover the power of sustainable procurement in enhancing supply chain resilience and brand reputation and learn about its importance.

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Industrial Manufacturing and the Digital Supply Chain, Part 1

BlueYonder

In a series of blog articles, the Product/Solutions Marketing team explores new business challenges and innovation solutions to change the game and manage disruptions. The following are the insights gained from my discussion with Sunil Roy , who leads Blue Yonder’s Industrial Manufacturing Industry Strategy, during a recent Blue Yonder Live and executive customer events that we prepared for jointly.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2023: Saluting & Supporting Heroes Who Keep Freight Moving

MercuryGate

Amid global challenges, including pandemics and intricate supply chain issues, truck drivers’ commitment to their profession remains unwavering. That’s why MercuryGate focuses on empowering the nation’s truck drivers with leading carrier management tools. The post National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2023: Saluting & Supporting Heroes Who Keep Freight Moving appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Empowering Vendors to Reduce Pre-Shipment Delays

Talking Logistics

Streamlining pre-shipping efforts creates efficiency and visibility In an IDC research survey, supply chain executives agree, “visibility, agility, supply diversification, and collaboration strategies” are the top responses for companies to mitigate supply chain risk from disruption. Furthermore, supply chain visibility and collaboration are essential for providing sufficient insights and time to react effectively.

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Transversing the Paradox River

Supply Chain Shaman

Paradox: A statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory. Definition Anomaly: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. Definition As I follow the evolution of supply chain technology, I am struck by what I see as a stream of paradox and anomaly, and the tendency of supply chain leaders to cling to convention.