Understanding Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. However, supply sustainability goes well beyond these initiatives. I’ve spoken to many supply chain leaders over the last few years and sustainability has consistently come up as a top priority.

2022 Supply Chain Predictions

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC analysts have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years. Supply Chain Disruptions Will Diminish, but Remain Substantial. Inflation Will Hinder Supply Chain Resiliency, Supply Diversification Efforts.


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Where Tech Outpaces People in Supply Chains: Four Examples

Supply Chain Brain

Technology can help mitigate some of the most common human errors in supply chain management

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain


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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!

Ambassador Bridge blockade is another example of expecting the unexpected in the supply chain

Logistics Management

Expecting the unexpected has become a core part of the logistics and supply chain playbook in recent years. It is fair to say that, at least initially, the disruptions at the Detroit-Windsor Ambassador Bridge fell into that “unexpected” grouping, to be sure

Supply Chain Planning for Dummies

Logistics Viewpoints

S upply chain planning requires constraints to be mapped. Supply chain management has been in the news. But the intricacies of supply chain management are beyond the grasp of most. Supply chain planning is a complex solution.

The Evolving Role of AI in Supply Chains

Logistics Matter

Supply Chains will always be disrupted to some extend, but the disruptions companies faced in 2020 because of the COVID pandemic were of a different order. Global Supply Chains are still in the process of recovering. Take for example the issues with empty containers.

Holiday Supply Chains: Are you prepared?

Logistics Viewpoints

We’ve only just entered the second half of the year and people haven’t even taken their summer vacations yet, so why are we talking about holiday supply chains now? Shouldn’t this alleviate the pressure on holiday supply chains?”. Retail holiday supply chains

13 Warehouse Types: Definitions, Functions & Examples


Plenty of examples of warehousing. But, there are actually many different types of warehouse storage in logistics and supply chains. Government warehouses are mainly used to store supplies for local government offices, schools, and hospitals.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

Supply Chain Impacts from Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Logistics Viewpoints

But the topic is also of significance to supply chain practitioners. In fact, supply chains are being impacted directly by the war and by the sanctions being put in place in response. There is potential for oil and gas supply shortages to occur as well.

Logistics Bureau Supply Chain and Logistics News Roundup, July 2022

Logistics Bureau

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our blog readers updated on what’s happening in the supply chain and logistics world, we’re launching a regular industry news roundup, which we’ll release periodically. Ukraine War and its Supply Chain Impact.

A Radical New Way to Think About Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC has done research and writing on supply chain collaboration networks. A supply chain collaboration network (SCCN) is a key technology for improved collaboration across an extended supply chain. Supply Chain Planning supply chain visibility

Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss disruptive tech in the supply chain. Key Takeaways: Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain. Technology is having a huge impact on the logistics and supply chain.

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

Logistics Viewpoints

As I was enjoying the holidays, I had an opportunity to reflect on the year past and what the future holds for supply chains. However, organizations will need to be deliberate in designing supply chains with optionality so it does not become cost prohibitive.

The 3 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (And Why Their Alignment Matters)

Logistics Bureau

Despite the apparent complexities involved in supply chain management, achieving excellence really doesn’t have to be too difficult. Just review and build on our three fundamental pillars of great supply chain management. Pillar 1: Supply Chain Service Alignment.

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1]. The post Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Easy Supply Chain Savings: A Simple Supply Chain Case Study

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain & Logistics case studies are always interesting. This one is about easy ways to save money in your Supply Chain and Logistics operations if you just look at things differently. Maybe you have some similar examples you can share in the comments?

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Health Supply Chains: Checking in with Deborah Dull

Logistics Bureau

We hope you enjoyed viewing Rob’s 2020 video with Deborah Dull on the topic of circular supply chains or reading the transcript of that interview that we published recently. Health Supply Chains Present Complex Challenges. Challenge #3: Nurturing Supply Chain Talent.

One Multinational’s Supply Chain Transformation Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

A large multinational is undergoing an impressive supply chain transformation that will run through 2023. A Complex Supply Chain. Not surprisingly a company this big, delivering different solutions to a variety of industries, has a complex supply chain.

Supply Chain Design Crosses the Chasm

Logistics Viewpoints

Recent supply chain disruptions are forcing organizations to challenge the prevailing wisdom and look for newer approaches to decision making. The simultaneous shocks to demand and supply, and the magnitude of these shocks are not something the world ever experienced.

Falling Into Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Many current supply chain professionals say that they “fell into” the field — that is, they started their careers elsewhere but ultimately ended up in a supply chain role. Did you “fall into” Read more Falling Into Supply Chain Management.

Suez Canal travails are the most recent example of supply chain challenges

Logistics Management

Companies Improve their Supply Chains with Artificial Intelligence

Logistics Viewpoints

Many large enterprises use one form or another of a supply chain application to help manage their supply chains. Supply chain vendors have been touting their investments in artificial intelligence (AI) for the last several years. Supply Chain Planning

Beware the Swinging Pendulum on Supply Chain Inventory Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply shortages resulting in empty shelves or parking lots of WIP inventory represent a spectre causing supply chain leaders to reconsider supply chain inventory practices. Is supply chain inventory the problem?

Key Challenges in Fresh Grocery & Supermarket Supply Chains

The Logistics of Logistics

Key Challenges in Fresh Grocery & Supermarket Supply Chains. Original article: Key Challenges in Fresh Grocery & Supermarket Supply Chains. Grocery retail supply chains have known a not-so-subtle secret for a number of years now: fresh is in.

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. First, what is the current state of supply chain technology? Global Supply Chains.

Asian Paints Supply Chain: Adaptive and Resilient

Logistics Viewpoints

Two adjectives that often describe the most successful supply chains are adaptive and resilient. An adaptive supply chain is one that is able to respond quickly to changes and disruption, and the ensuing changes to demand.

Improved Supply Chain Visibility Requires an End-to-End Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

There have been massive supply chain disruptions since the pandemic began. China’s stringent COVID lockdown in critical port cities has impacted global supply chains. Labor shortages have created havoc on end-to-end supply chain operations.

Know Your Supply Chain KPIs – Procurement

Logistics Bureau

Whether you’re planning to benchmark your supply chain or simply trying to improve how you measure its performance, it makes sense to know a little about the most commonly used KPIs for each supply chain component. Cycle times are critical in the supply chain.

Future Supply Chain Insights from Pro-to-know, Sheri Hinish

Logistics Bureau

When it comes to educated speculation about the future of supply chains, I can think of nobody better to talk to than Sheri Hinish. So talk to her I did, in a candid interview covering her views on the future of supply chain management and operations.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 3, 2022)

Talking Logistics

For example, he shared some stories about his friend and fellow climber Chris Morris, who had a whole collection of “posi-pessimism”. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 3, 2022).

The CPG Supply Chain with Mike Neme

The Logistics of Logistics

The CPG Supply Chain with Mike Neme. Joe Lynch and Mike Neme discuss the CPG supply chain and Mike’s approach to winning and managing business with emerging consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Key Takeaways: The CPG Supply Chain.

The Greenest Mile: Planning’s Role in Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability is a higher priority than ever. In MIT’s State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021 , 80% of executives surveyed said the pandemic either had no impact on their commitment or increased it. Sustainability supply chain sustainability

5 Steps to Address the Rising Geopolitical Risks to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

My recent conversations with the supply chain practitioners are dominated by supply chain risk — specifically geopolitical risks in light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Let us dive deeper into how supply chains are getting disrupted.

Megatrends Reshaping Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC is getting ready for our Supply Chain Forum on February 16 th and 17 th. End users – supply chain practitioners working for manufacturers, distributors, or retailers – can attend for free. These applications improve service while holding down supply chain costs.

Evolving Supply Chain Models and the Outlook for Investors

Logistics Bureau

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic came along, the supply chain was beginning to seriously pique the interest of institutional and retail investors, emerging from its undervalued status as a target for cost-cutting, and rising to recognition as a driver of customer service and competitive advantage.