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Functional drivers to support your Supply Chain

Prophetic Technology

Some Supply Chain (SC) drivers help companies to develop and manage the balance between responsiveness and efficiency, according to business changes and financial requirements. supply chain

The Secret to Rapid Digitisation: A Dual Platform Strategy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The new network way of thinking that digitises and maximises enterprise performance quickly. OVERVIEW. One of the industry’s biggest concerns is how to digitise and transform quickly, without starting from scratch and having to throw away your enormous investment in traditional systems.


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Discover Operational Efficiency Gold by Finding Hidden Opportunities

USC Consulting Group

Process improvement. We haven’t met a company yet that doesn’t want to do more with what they already have, do it better, more efficiently and more effectively.

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How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption


Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Why Do So Many Integrated Business Planning Initiatives Fail?


What is integrated business planning (IBP)? Is it identical to sales and operations Planning (S&OP), an extension of it, or something altogether separate? A GPS for your business? That sounds more like a slogan than a practical definition.

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Rethinking Your Manufacturing Footprint Optimization Strategy

River Logic

Manufacturers need to continually review their manufacturing footprint strategies to maximize opportunities, minimize risk and optimize their tactics. They need to respond quickly to new concepts and changes in consumer preferences.

Green Corridor: Pace and Resolve Needed to Help Reach Sustainability Goals

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

By Timothy Foote, Susymbio, boutique consulting. On Reflection. Being a logistics operations professional, I am always concerned about “slipping backwards.” It’s not an unreasonable concern. Managers involved with process control often worry about the same thing.

Enrich Customer Experiences with Automated Order Promising and Traceability?


The e-commerce boom has forced virtually every industry to rethink its customer experience. From groceries and clothing to raw materials and machine parts, customers expect to have their order fulfilled quickly, safely, and with products that are ethically sourced.

Critical Engaged SCM Research

SCM Research

The Journal of Supply Chain Management is doing an excellent job of stretching the boundaries of our discipline. I know from various conversations with colleagues that I am not the only fan of the journal.

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.

Do Spreadsheets Undermine Your  ERP?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Despite what you may wish to believe the answer is almost certainly, yes. You have invested heavily in brand new ERP software and a similar investment in some smart, young consultancy people to run the implementation.

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Digital and the Supply Chain—How Far Have We Come?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The reality of digitalisation. Two years of digital transformation in two months,” was the comment that one retailer made when discussing how COVID-19 had accelerated their digitalisation journey. For many organisations, this change was forced upon them so they could continue to run their businesses.

3 Ways Procurement Can Help Grow Revenues (Part 2)


In part 1 of this blog I looked at how procurement can actually create new revenue opportunities. Here I’ll take a look at two other ways that procurement can help support growth. These are less revolutionary than the first but not used to their potential at most organizations.

Improving Resilience and Agility with DevNet on One Network’s Adaptable Supply Chain Platform

The Network Effect

The post Improving Resilience and Agility with DevNet on One Network’s Adaptable Supply Chain Platform appeared first on The Network Effect. Multiparty Network Network Business Platforms Technology

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Straight Talk on 5G for Industrial Applications

Logistics Viewpoints

Pietro Valsecchi, Covestro’s Expert on 5G. 5G represents the next generation of broadband cellular technology. I have written before that 5G for supply chain applications is still at the hype stage. However, the 5G protocol is slowly evolving to add more features for industrial applications.

Keeping an Eye on the Big Picture

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As a direct result of the pandemic, the demand for e-grocery has risen by more than 60%. Warehouses across the country struggled to cope with the sudden influx of orders.

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Enhancing Digital Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

With so much commerce moving online, digital customer experience (CX) is becoming increasingly important. According to a 2018 Gartner survey, “Across all industries, at least 84 percent of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations.”[1]

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Packaging Automation is Becoming a Reality for Supply Chains


The development of technology within supply chains has accelerated significantly in the last year. The pandemic presented businesses of all industries with challenges regarding inventory, transportation and health and safety standards that have been difficult to overcome.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

IKEA to electrify last-mile delivery in Canada with Lion Electric

The Supply Chain Journal

IKEA and its last-mile delivery partner in Canada, Second Closet, will deploy 15 all-electric Lion Electric trucks this fall in Canada. The vehicles making deliveries for IKEA Canada will operate in Bocherville, Quebec; Etobicoke, Ontario; and Richmond, British Columbia.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 04/09/2021 – 04/15/2021

All Things Supply Chain

Rising jet fuel price puts extra pressure on airfreight sector The rising price of jet fuel this year is further burdening companies with airfreight shipments, and could reduce limited capacity… General Weekly wrap-up air freight distribution networks suez canal supply chain supply chain weekly wrap-up

The Roaring Twenties and the Rise of Digital Enterprises

Enterra Insights

Last century’s “roaring twenties” were characterized by economic growth and widespread prosperity, driven primarily by recovery from wartime devastation and deferred spending. Today, we are just starting the recovery from our war with the coronavirus. A war that wreaked economic devastation and also deferred spending. A century ago, the roaring twenties saw a boom in construction. Today, America may finally be addressing its infrastructure shortfalls. A century ago, rural U.S.

Scaling Technology to Enhance Customer Engagement

Talking Logistics

The words we tend to use to describe successful supply chains — agile, responsive, flexible — went from concepts to strategic imperatives last year due to the pandemic. This is true for all stakeholders in the industry, but especially for logistics service providers (LSPs).

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Sourcing capacity, finding freight don’t have to take all day

The Supply Chain Journal

Most innovative solutions are inspired by seemingly insurmountable problems. Visibility solutions eliminate incessant check calls. Blockchain makes tracing payments and products throughout the supply chain simple.

Artificial Intelligence reduces Supply Chain risks

Prophetic Technology

AI-based (Artificial Intelligence) automation and Analytics application keeps escalating, and it is Supply Chain (SC) risk mitigations became an important area of potential improvement. As AI applications spread out in SC management, leaders expect the market to reach billions by 2024.

AI & IOT: Transforming the Future of Supply Chain Management

IT Supply Chain

By Aarif Habeeb (pictured). Technical Content writer at Digital Marketing Crab. The post AI & IOT: Transforming the Future of Supply Chain Management appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

AI/ML, SCM, The Holy Grail, and Helpful Information from Foresight


In this blog, we point the reader to a recent article “Humachine”, which identifies the general challenge of implementing decision technology to improve SCM decision making resulting in improved organizational performance and the importance of experience in the trenches.

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Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.