Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Global provider of Intelligent Sourcing Automation, Keelvar, has launched its new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation solution

Achieving an agile supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Global markets are apt to change at a moment’s notice, often a result of dramatic shifts in consumer demand and availability of products – as can be seen most recently, in the restriction in component supply due to global lockdown. Supply chain resilience has never been more important.


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Researchers use tweets to Analyse supply chain issues

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

"The global supply chain has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," according to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging at AFFLINK, the sales and marketing organisation for distributors in the US

Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne CrowdStrike Inc.,

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.

Whither Globalization?

Enterra Insights

The future of globalization remains a bit of a mystery. Despite overwhelming evidence that globalization has improved the world’s economic fortunes — and raised millions out of poverty — it has been aggressively attacked by many in the west as jobs and manufacturing moved overseas.

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Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. Even before protectionism and pandemic were considerations, I argued that globalization is evolving into regionalization. Flows of services and data now play a much bigger role in tying the global economy together.”[1] But over the last two centuries trade has exploded and transformed the global economy.”[3]

Manhattan Associates Talks Global Supply Chains, Trends, and Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

During our conversation, Eddie and I spoke about the changing nature of global supply chains in the face of the ongoing Covid pandemic as well as the continuing surge of e-commerce. Global Supply Chains. Logistics Trends global supply chains logistics trends

Localizing Global Supply Chains in a Globalized World

All Things Supply Chain

One specific country comes to mind when we think about… General Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability china demand environment environmental impact global supply chains globalisation globalization local supply chains localisation localization supply chain

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. Five Lessons in Building Global Planning Organizations.

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!

Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

At the beginning of the pandemic, some analysts believed the global supply chain was on the verge of breaking. “For the past few years, in many parts of the world, a protectionist mindset has been challenging the continuing trend of globalization.

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

The global economy rebound from COVID-19 hinges on the discovery and manufacture of an effective vaccine. The global supply chain recovery depends on a vaccine, but I expect the distribution cycle to be longer than the discovery phase. When There Is A Vaccine Think Global.

CSR Initiatives in the Global Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The global supply chain industry has by default, a large environmental impact, through its carbon footprint. As part of the CMA CGM Group, CEVA Logistics has a global reach, which means that we can make a global difference. Julien Topenot, Global Head of CSR at CEVA Logistics.

The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Global Trade

Talking Logistics

In recent months, we have watched the world come to a standstill globally, forcing individuals and businesses to hit pause as the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of the economy. Read more The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Global Trade.

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The Keys to Business Continuity Planning

Speaker: Ron Spiteri, Director of TXM Lean Solutions

The pandemic has been the most significant disruption to global supply chains since the dawn of the industrial world. A key learning of this disruption has been the need for business continuity planning to mitigate future disruptions, which we know will come. Join Ron Spiteri of TXM Lean Solutions, and learn the key steps to take control of your supply chain risks.

China’s Electrical Grid Affects the Global Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

However, when power problems plague the world’s largest manufacturing country — China — the effects are global. It’s a problem that could last for months, straining the country’s economic recovery and weighing on global trade.”[3] The world runs on electricity.

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What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer


But back to those containers… The cost of global shipping rises. Enter, a global container shortage. Logistics is global. The e-commerce impact (no free shipping for global freight). (AKA why that couch you ordered isn’t here…and isn’t getting here tomorrow).

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NTT Global Workspace Report

IT Supply Chain

The post NTT Global Workspace Report appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Andrew Filev (pictured). Founder of Wrike. Industry Talk

How to Prepare for Global Logistics in 2022

CH Robinson Logistics

2021 was a difficult year in global logistics due to ongoing volatility. As we approach another potentially volatile year, I wanted to provide key strategies for global shippers to consider. Look to global trade opportunities.

The Pandemic Crisis Management Handbook for Procurement Managers

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a huge negative impact on the global economy. At these uncertain times, the c-suite alone cannot prepare an organization for this pandemic, there is much that procurement leaders can do to lessen the impact. The goal of this ebook is to give procurement leaders a sense of why it is time for them to step up and lead, how to turn their challenges into opportunities, tasks they can perform to tackle this pandemic, and tools they can use to collaborate better and enhance spend visibility.

Global TMS - The Solution For Global Visibility


The demands for global supply chain visibility have never been greater than they are today. Over 80% of supply chain executives say that visibility is still their greatest problem

The impact of Russian Invasion on Global Supply Chains

All Things Supply Chain

Russia’s invasion of neighboring country Ukraine has prompted global leaders across the world to respond with economic sanctions, as well as pledging support for Ukraine in various ways.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. However, globalization comes with responsibility. As we have driven improvements in globalization, jobs shifted as companies chased lower costs of labor. ” Entertainment and fast food globalized fast. In this post, I take a hard look at the global supply chain.

LCL: A Shipping Solution for Today’s Global Logistics Market

CH Robinson Logistics

In a recent global survey conducted by our team, shippers reported congestion and capacity as their main pain points in today’s ocean environment. Less-than-container load (LCL) shipping has become part of the solution design to many supply chain challenges.

5 Critical Challenges Facing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

In this article, produced in partnership with Connected Health Pulse, we explore five critical challenges in pharmaceutical supply chains caused by a lack of visibility.

Global Beverage Brand Revamps Warehouse Design for Faster Distribution


These force strict limits on the number of pallet … The post Global Beverage Brand Revamps Warehouse Design for Faster Distribution appeared first on Chainalytics. An iconic international beverage brand needed to improve warehouse layouts in their direct-to-store distribution operation.

2021 Has Felt Like One Big Peak Season: A Global Shipping Market Update

CH Robinson Logistics

For global freight shippers, managing disruption comes with the job. Ocean demand continues to exceed global capacity, with no sign of slowing down. In 2015, there were roughly 17 global ocean carriers. But the challenges of the last year have truly been out of the ordinary.

Blume Global Acquires LiveSource

Supply Chain Brain

Blume Global Inc., a provider of supply chain sourcing, procurement, execution and visibility technology solutions, announced the acquisition of LiveSource Inc., a multi-enterprise supply chain business network for complex manufacturers

Xpress Global Systems acquires LTL Delta Distribution

The Supply Chain Journal

Aterian Investment Partners, a private investment firm, through its portfolio company Xpress Global Systems LLC, has acquired Delta Distribution/Michigan Carpet, a specialized flooring less-than-truckload company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Critical Challenges in Fresh Grocery and Supermarket Supply Chains

Grocery supply chains must have end-to-end visibility to meet demands for fresh products. This report explains the challenges facing supermarket supply chains, visibility’s role in keeping shelves stocked, and current solutions for retailers to consider.

Globalization and Democracy

Enterra Insights

Globalization began to flourish and millions of people rose out of poverty over the next few decades. A little over a decade after Deng came to power, the Soviet Union collapsed and Russia joined the global economic community. Globalization and Democracy. The world is a mess.

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Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity has just about reached its limit on the global stage as shippers and importers continue to brave exorbitant rates and ever-increasing tightness. It’s no longer wise to stick to your guns as volatility, both domestic and global, has shattered the status quo.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Tracking global commerce activity across the entire transportation lifecycle – beginning with planning, including execution, and through settlement—is key for businesses to thrive on a global level.

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When Government and Business Global Supply Chain Forces Can Collide

Supply Chain Matters

Trade Policy agenda, and where government and global supply chain policies can either collide or align. . The President acknowledged that the pandemic disrupted global supply chains and that there is an added sense of restoring added manufacturing and supply chain capability domestically.

Control Tower and Visibility Solution Guide

Supply chain leaders face the daunting challenge of delivering cost-effective services against stiff industry competition. Discover why a unified and converged approach will make all the difference in running an efficient and cost-effective supply chain.