June, 2022

Supply Chain Leaders, Chained to Tradition, Face the Whip

Supply Chain Shaman

As my arms stretch forward to pull for the next lap in the summer heat, three thoughts circulate in my head. (I I often write my blogs in my head as I swim. The rhythm of a lap swim helps me to think better.). During the swim, my mind races with many thoughts.

6 Customer Service Examples To Maximize Customer Loyalty


Today, there’s little reason for customers to stick with a company if they are not satisfied. Competition is intense. There are plenty of other businesses ready to compete on price and service. What can you do to make sure your customers stay with you?


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Logility to Acquire Network Optimization Provider Starboard Solutions


With Starboard’s Digital Twin Technology, Logility Clients Can Better Answer “What if” Scenarios and Optimize Supply Chain Networks to Overcome Disruptions and Drive Growth. ATLANTA (June 28, 2022) – Logility, Inc.,

Your Guide to a Successful 3PL Implementation Strategy


When it comes to choosing a new third-party logistics (3PL) partner , one of the most common concerns we hear about is change management.

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Gartner on Choosing the Right Supply Chain Visibility Platform for Your Business

Supply Chain Visibility is critical to success in today’s market, but how do you ensure that you choose the right platform? Gartner rates 11 visibility platforms on 100+ capabilities to help you make the best decision for your business. Download the report!

Artificial Intelligence in the Retail Sector

Enterra Insights

Inflation is starting to impact the retail sector in significant ways. Some experts believe artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities will help retailers find their way through these volatile times.

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Pushing the Supply Chain Reset Button

Supply Chain Shaman

The global supply chain that we know today is built on three assumptions: rational government policy, low variability, and availability of logistics. These core assumptions are no longer true. Over the last three years, these three fundamental assumptions unraveled: they are no longer valid.

What is Vertical Integration? And Is It Right for Your Business?


Vertical integration is like getting bangs. Some people can really pull them off. Some people can’t.

Want the Best Supply Chain Talent? Offer the Best Technology 


While the supply chain talent wars continue, it’s incumbent upon today’s business owners to consider whether the technology they use day to day has any ‘wow’ factor. Demand parameter optimization has that ‘wow’ factor.

Achieve Supply Chain Visibility With Efficient Technology Integrations


Supply chains are complex and ever evolving. There are often a number of systems working in the background to keep your supply chain running smoothly.

How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply shain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

A Moment of Change – Making the Case for Visibility in Trucking

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A Moment of Change – Making the Case for Visibility in Trucking. Opinion Editorial by Wolfgang Lehmacher , Anchor Group, and Mikael Lind , Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology.

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Is It Too Late to Join Industry 4.0?

Enterra Insights

Back in January, the editorial team at Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine (MEM) published an article with the headline, “If You Haven’t Automated and Added Robotics — It Might be Too Late.”[1] ”[1] The article, however, never explains why it might be too late.

When It Comes to Planning, Please Vote with Ike!

Supply Chain Shaman

“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ” Dwight D. Eisenhower was a military officer and statesman. The 34th president of the United States (1953 to 1961.).

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium 2022 Highlights


The 2022 Gartner Supply Chain Symposium is back to its pre-pandemic glory, if the crowds and session lineup were any indication.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Achieve Higher Fulfillment Rates to Improve Customer Satisfaction 


A transparent digital supply chain will give you the insights you need for faster fulfillment. Key Takeaways: Same-day delivery is preferred by most consumers today, and supply chains must speed up to match that fulfillment speed.

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli

The Logistics of Logistics

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli. Paula Natoli and Joe Lynch discuss the Google Cloud supply chain and the solutions they provide to their logistics and supply chain customers. About Paula Natoli .

Get Green – Our Future Workforce Demands Action

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Get Green – Our Future Workforce Demands Action. by Tim Foote , Founder of Susymbio. This month’s main focus of LogiSYM Magazine is rightly concentrating on the workforce of the future.

10 Key Success Factors for UK Wholesale FMCG Market Entry

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

My first observation is what do You as a supplier mean by UK Wholesale, two short words but a lot to unpick – being structured is key and understanding where you want focus, what that means and where you have the right to win is critical. FMCG Route to Market Wholesale Andy Dixon

Using Technology & Strategy to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President at Coughlin Associates, Inc.

The pandemic has made companies acutely aware of the interdependence of supply chains, with reliance on multiple suppliers to produce crucial components of finished products. One of the consequences will be the growth of more local content in products, and that will require the use of new technologies. In this webinar, learn how to navigate the ways technology working with humans will transform the way products are made and distributed.

Supply Chain Risk: It’s Not Whether Severe Weather, but When

Enterra Insights

As supply chains continue to garner negative headlines — thanks to snarled transportation systems, closed factories, and product shortages — supply chain professionals are facing a future in which severe weather will continue to give them headaches.

ToolsGroup Acquires Onera to Extend Retail Platform from Planning to Execution


Solutions enable real-time inventory availability and fulfillment optimization for retailers.

American Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Results


Continued Strong Growth in Subscription Fees Fuels Revenue Growth of 21% in Q4 and Record Revenue in Fiscal 2022. ATLANTA (June 8, 2022) American Software, Inc. NASDAQ: AMSWA) today reported preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022.

Editor’s Choice: 5 Steps to Creating a Profitable Same-Day Fulfilment

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 Wayne Snyder at Blue Yonder, and looks at the intricacies of the ever-growing same-day delivery market.

Gartner's Market Guide for Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain

The data analytics and intelligence markets are evolving, and supply chain leaders are struggling to keep up. This research offers an overview of the market conditions and provides a list of representative vendors with platform-based solutions for supply chain.

Optimising Supply Chain Management in Industry 4.0

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Optimising Supply Chain Management in Industry 4.0. Feature Article by Byron Hall – Product Manager – EDI/MFT, Boomi | Member Board Of Directors, X12. Supply Chain management has undergone transformation since industry 4.0 began in 2011.

The ShipBob Story with Dhruv Saxena

The Logistics of Logistics

Dhruv Saxena and Joe Lynch discuss the ShipBob story. Dhruv is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShipBob , the leading global omni fulfillment platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to provide them access to best-in-class supply chain and fulfillment capabilities. About Dhruv Saxena.

Now is the Right Time to Restructure Your Distribution Network

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Supply chain complexities are increasing. Shifting customer demands & habits, expanding business, and rising cost pressures are the key drivers for restructuring needs of your distribution networks. Supply Chain Logistics Management Distribution Ratib Ratib

National Logistics Day™ 2022

Enterra Insights

Have you ever wondered how a particular subject gets a “national day”? As you might have guessed, it’s primarily a marketing gimmick supported by the website National Day Calendar.

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!