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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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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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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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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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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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability

How can businesses gain a competitive edge in an era marked by relentless competition and economic fluctuations? The secret is mastering strategic cost management strategies. This GEP bulletin, "Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability," breaks this down into clear, actionable steps. Discover how these strategies can boost your enterprise's financial health, helping not only to keep up but to excel in today's market.

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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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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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From Requirements to Launch: Arena’s Expanded QMS Capabilities Help Speed Innovation

Arena Solutions

Getting high-quality, compliant products to market is a long and arduous journey for most manufacturers. In the case of medical device companies, it takes three to seven years to introduce new products. While much of this time is dedicated to conceptualization, prototyping, and testing, the approval process by regulatory bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Commission (e.g., 510(k) , premarket approval , CE certification ) can take up to one year.

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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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The Art of Consistent Perfect Order Delivery: Smart Order Fulfillment Through Orchestration

Shippers and logistics service providers are pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. Perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve it.

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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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Bridging the Operational Gap: Unlocking Supply Chain Efficiency Through Smart Data

Supply Chain Matters

The following is a Supply Chain Matters guest contribution by Dan Ahearn, Supply Chain Strategist in IT Integration and Digital Transformation. The allure of tech-driven warehouses is irresistible—be it pick-to-light systems, voice recognition , RFID , or even drones and autonomous vehicles and I love it all. I found Bob Ferrari’s Supply Chain Matters series on leveraging control layers to leverage both legacy and state-of-the-art tech for last-mile delivery efficiencies fascinating … but it l

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Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience: A Modular Approach

Supply Chain Brain

Achieving resilience in supply chains is essential, but it's crucial to implement measures carefully so they do not hinder or conflict with other competing priorities.

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Managing cost, quality and traceability in fabricated metals manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The Asia-Pacific region has one of the largest number of fabricated metals manufacturers in the world. Cost efficiency, quality management and traceability are major issues for companies in this region. Many governments are also offering incentives for manufacturers to invest in energy-efficient solutions. The question company managers face is what software solution can help them keep machines busy as well as monitor performance and progress in their areas of concern.

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More Than 40 New Manufacturers Join Configura’s Platform in 2023

More than 40 manufacturers across the commercial interior, material handling, and kitchen and bath industries expand offers via Configura’s CET platform in 2023.

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Logistics’ New Tomorrow: Eye on London

BlueYonder

How do you prepare your supply chain and logistics operations for a new tomorrow? During a recent “Logistics New Tomorrow” Blue Yonder Live, I spoke with Roy Bridgland, Senior Industry Strategy Director, and Brad Revell, VP of Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) Industry for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Market Opportunities for LSP Terence: We are proud to say that many leading Logistics Service Providers (LSP) are Blue Yonder customers.

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Unlocking Success: Why Strategic Sourcing Is Important for Your Company

Precoro

The dynamic landscape of modern business comes with increasing product variety and volatile prices, making it more important than ever to stay competitive on the market. To enhance their competitive edge, companies across industries are adopting a key tactic: strategic sourcing. Strategic sourcing is a holistic approach to supply chain management that includes tactics for optimizing the total cost of ownership, improving supplier relationships, and ensuring long-term value creation.

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Three things to know about forced labour & its implications within the global supply chain

IT Supply Chain

By Thomas Lobert (pictured) Solutions Consultant Global Trade Intelligence, Descartes The post Three things to know about forced labour & its implications within the global supply chain appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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