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What Is Transportation Optimization and What Does It Have to Do With Managed Transportation


Part of the challenge in managing the modern supply-chain is due to its sheer size and complexity. There are many working parts, network partners, and opportunities for things to go wrong that some are often overlooked.

Three Things Telecom Supply Chains of the Future Need to Do Now


The telecommunications industry has become so highly commoditized that customers perceive only marginal differences in products and prices among the various market players. Want to have a winning telecom supply chain?

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What Is Supply Chain Network Design And How Can It Improve Your Business?


The post What Is Supply Chain Network Design And How Can It Improve Your Business? appeared first on AIMMS

What’s the Hold Up? Our Survey Findings on Production Shutdowns.


In today’s face-paced business economy, speed is everything and every second counts, especially when you’re talking about the supply chain where delays quickly translate to lost revenue. Labeling

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Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Autonomous Decision Science™ Discussed on the Next Normal Show

Enterra Insights

In an episode of the Next Normal Show, with host Josef Schneider, we discuss why the Enterra Solutions ® Autonomous Decision Science (ADS) technology is a game changer for the retail industry.

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Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Planning in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain House

Top 5 'Summer 2021' Supply Chain Technology Blogs

C3 Solutions

This summer, our Dock Scheduling and Yard Management specialists have noticed a major correlation between the focus on ROI for companies shopping around for new tools and the associated cost some are experiencing for not pulling the trigger quick enough (aka the cost of inaction).

Holding Ourselves Accountable for Business Results

Supply Chain Shaman

To get where you are going, you have toe see where you are…. Daily, my inbox is flooded by email. As a guest writer for Forbes, public relations firms constantly pepper me with requests to speak to technologists boasting of having answers to improve supply chain resilience.

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Three Tips for Building an Agile CPG Supply Chain


On the surface, it seems like the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry performed better than most during the COVID pandemic. Consumer goods e-commerce sales for example increased 91% year over year according to a NielsenIQ analysis.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

If you thought it was difficult to find good drivers before the 2020 pandemic, try finding drivers of any caliber afterwards. Driver shortages have become even more of a reality in the supply chain industry for a number of reasons, chief among them being the sharp rise in demand.

DRS is Coming soon – Eleven Considerations for FMCG Companies

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Increasingly in my discussions with clients, the subject of single use plastic packaging comes up. Route to Market Michael Thompson Supply Chain DRS

The Role of Supplier Collaboration in ESG and Supply Chain Resilience


The post The Role of Supplier Collaboration in ESG and Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on Ivalua

Supply Chains and the Circular Economy, Part 2

Enterra Insights

Much is being discussed and written about the “new normal” as the world struggles to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Khaled Soufani and Christoph Loch, professors at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, believe the new normal will (or, at least, should) include a greater focus on sustainability.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Sustainability in Supply Chain Planning: In Practice


Integrated Supply Chain planning is the best way to be sure that you are running your business in a way that is best for your whole business. When you address your energy needs independent of your supply chain planning you can drive up costs unnecessarily and create rework.

Is Bitcoin Good for Day Trading? Bitcoin Advantages

IT Supply Chain

By John Hampton (pictured). Content Writer. The post Is Bitcoin Good for Day Trading? Bitcoin Advantages appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The Resilient Supply Chain! Passing Fad or Long Term Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Parallel Supply Chain … A Twilight Zone Strategy? Get Our EBOOK HERE.

Supply Chains and the Circular Economy, Part 1

Enterra Insights

As the world struggles to emerge from the Covid crisis, worries about inflation are growing. As the staff at Investopedia explains, “Cost-push inflation occurs when prices increase due to increases in production costs, such as raw materials and wages. The demand for goods is unchanged while the supply of goods declines due to the higher costs of production. As a result, the added costs of production are passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices for the finished goods.”[1]

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Artificial Intelligence In The Warehouse Is Coming Sooner Than You Might Think

Logistics Viewpoints

Artificial Intelligence is not a new technology, but widespread adoption and use of AI and machine learning in supply chain is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, there are indications that AI in the warehouse is becoming a reality a lot sooner than most people might have expected.

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Fighting new Ransomware Techniques with McAfee’s Latest Innovations

IT Supply Chain

By Nicolas Stricher (pictured). McAfee Advanced Technology Specialist for EMEA. The post Fighting new Ransomware Techniques with McAfee’s Latest Innovations appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Warning: Book now or ‘Christmas may be canceled’

The Supply Chain Journal

Containers don’t lie — and currently they tell the unvarnished ugly story of the supply chain bottleneck facing importers. shippers this holiday season will need more than Rudolph’s red nose to guide them through the whiteout of congestion.

Defining the Full Scope of Visibility in the Supply Chain


Of all the components that make up the modern supply logistics and shipping network, the one that can significantly impact operational efficiency is visibility into the supply chain.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

The Importance of Transportation Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

I am working on my latest Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems study, which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2025, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, customer size, and mode.

5G adoption delayed by European network strategy decision makers

IT Supply Chain

By Marc Overton (pictured). SVP EMEA & Chief Solutions Officer, Sierra Wireless. The post 5G adoption delayed by European network strategy decision makers appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Broad supply chain issues behind international intermodal container delays: NS

The Supply Chain Journal

The challenges in timely delivery of international intermodal containers are more about the wider congestion issues facing the supply chain and less about any capacity limitations on Norfolk Southern ’s network, executives said during NS’ second-quarter 2021 earnings call on Wednesday. “It’s

9 PLM Software Essentials to Help Advance Your Business

Arena Solutions

If your organization is currently using product lifecycle management (PLM) software or considering it for the near term, you’re part of a growing trend that continues to gain momentum across many industries. According to a recent report, the global PLM market size was valued at $26.71

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.