Biden to meet with ports, labor on supply chain bottlenecks

The Supply Chain Journal

One of the challenges we’re having is the delay of goods getting through to our ports — that’s one of the bottlenecks in the supply chain,” Psaki said at a press conference on Tuesday.

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.

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3 Questions from Your Future Supply Chain Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s graduation season, so the hunt for critical supply chain talent is more vigorous than ever. We may be known for ensuring we can make and move “stuff,” but ultimately supply chains are human. has proclaimed, “ the new supply chain is sexy.”

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? Learning & Leadership supply chain talent

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

“Transitory” Inflation and Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The phrases “transitory inflation” and “supply chain disruption” have been frequently used in the general and business news media this summer. Certainly, supply chain constraints are a partial cause of the current above trend inflation.

How Shippers can Navigate the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

CH Robinson Logistics

Prior to the pandemic, supply chains were already growing in complexity due to increased globalization, data sources, and customer demands. While supply chains have undergone a digital transformation, people are still and will always be an important part of your strategy.

Using Digitalization to Navigate Supply Chain Disruption

Now, That's Logistics

Retailers like H&M can’t meet demand because of delivery delays, Nike cut its sales forecasts after COVID-19 triggered factory closures and Bed Bath & Beyond has faced ongoing shipping challenges.

Walmart to hire 20,000 supply chain workers

The Supply Chain Journal

As our business continues evolving to meet the needs of today’s customers, having a robust supply chain is more important than ever,” the company said in a statement. Walmart Inc.

Meeting Supply Chain Expectations

LandLink

Consumers’ experiences are now driving their professional expectations, and this is driving modernization across every industry, perhaps none more so than supply chain. Today manufacturers are investing in digital supply chain technologies that enable total visibility, from end to end. With the rise of Amazon, Uber, and home IoT products, consumer expectations for real-time visibility and connectivity have never been higher.

Supply Chain 4.0: Why You Need to Digitize to Survive

Speaker: Laura Garcia, Sr. Editor at Supply Chain Digital and Procurement Magazines

In Digitize to Survive, we’ll be showing how you can leverage today’s tech to help meet organizational objectives and not only survive but thrive in a post-pandemic world. With all the new tech available on the market, setting a digitization roadmap and knowing where to start can be difficult. We’ll help you drudge through the boundless opportunities and help clarify all the buzz. During this webinar, we’ll discuss how to take an objectives-first approach and demystify some of today’s hottest tech such as IoT, AI, and Big Data and show you how they can help build resiliency, unearth competitive advantages and optimize bottom-line results.

How does global supply chain emissions tracking level playing field?

The Supply Chain Journal

Different shipping lanes, modes and logistics sites contribute to varying amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, making it difficult to track emissions as goods travel along the entire supply chain. Supply chains are about trade-offs.

Industry 5.0 and the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Next generation supply chain optimization will pair both smart, interconnected digital environments with the human insight it takes to make the most out of them. In my role, I get to meet a lot of people with a range of interests in optimizing various aspects of their supply chains.

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.

The New Definition of Supply Chain Agility and Resilience in an Unpredictable World

Logistics Viewpoints

Prior to 2020, every supply chain in the world was challenged by increasing levels of demand unpredictability and market volatility. The sudden onset of COVID-19 only reinforced a lesson that supply chain professionals had already realized: uncertainty is the only real certainty.

The Perfect Delivery: 6 Key Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Tim McLean, Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions

The most basic requirement of any business is to deliver its products to its customers on time, in full, every day, without fail. Over the past decade as supply chains have become more complex and customers more demanding, meeting this simple requirement has become harder and harder. What was acceptable 20 years ago, is no longer enough in today’s dynamic, dis-intermediated, hyper competitive marketplace. So why do supply chains fail to deliver? Lean supply chain expert and author, Tim McLean, will explore each of the reasons why supply chains fail to deliver and provide practical strategies to address them and improve your delivery performance. Tim will share case studies of actual companies that have transformed their supply chain performance by addressing the six drivers along with his own experience drawn from hundreds of supply chains over more than 20 countries.

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.

When supply chain meets chocolate

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In order to be aligned with their green and sustainable plans, the company has taken actions regarding their cocoa supply chain. Now that we understood the consumer’s point of view, let’s go back to Nestle’s supply chain !

Understanding New Supply Chain Concepts

Logistics Viewpoints

This blog captures the salient points of their conversation on new supply chain concepts. In simple terms, at the core both of these are about demand and supply reconciliation. Kinaxis is known for concurrent planning along with a few other supply chain planning vendors.

Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols

The Logistics of Logistics

Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols. Tony Nichols , Shanna Greathouse , and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming supply chain disruptions. Tony Nichols is a Vice President in CarrierDirect’s Supply Chain Practice.

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!

6 Things Supply Chain Decision Makers Look For in Supply Chain Logistics Partners

GlobalTranz

With the events of 2021, including the attack on the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year, the importance of supply chain cybersecurity is among the most in-demand factors driving adoption of third-party systems and resources in logistics.

What is Supply Chain Visibility and Why Isn’t It Enough?

Logistics Viewpoints

In a survey of 150 global manufacturing executives, 47% committed to improving supply chain visibility and tracking. According to the Global Supply Chain Disruption and Future Strategies Survey Report, this goal was the top-ranked planned tool investment.

Wildfire crews battling blazes — and supply chain kinks

The Supply Chain Journal

Supply chain issues that have been a fact of life this year for shippers and carriers are also confounding the efforts of thousands of firefighting crews stuck in the middle of an extreme wildfire season. However, the supply chain is broken because there aren’t enough drivers.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience? What is Supply Chain Resilience? Blog Supply Chain

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Handling Supply Chain Disruptions with Warehowz & Kuebix TMS

Kuebix

Supply chains throughout the U.S. Manufacturing, transporting and storing products while meeting new rules and regulations regarding health is a lot for companies to handle. The post Handling Supply Chain Disruptions with Warehowz & Kuebix TMS appeared first on Kuebix.

Supply Chain Risk Management: 7 Challenges Driving Increased Interest in Managed Service

Logistics Viewpoints

With peak shipping season approaching, companies continue to face supply chain risk as the pressure increases to meet customer and delivery expectations without adding cost. Market Volatility Continues to Undermine Supply Chain Risk Management.

nuVizz Introduces Platform 2.0 to Meet Supply Chain Demands

Supply Chain Brain

NuVizz, a transportation management SaaS platform, introduces Platform 2.0, which helps organizations address transportation routing and scheduling issues

Inventory Management’s Crucial Role in the Supply Chain

Kuebix

Successfully managing inventory allows businesses to meet the demand level of their consumers with an appropriate amount of supply. The post Inventory Management’s Crucial Role in the Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

What Supply Chain Leaders Keep Getting Wrong

Speaker: David Blonski, Chief Operations Officer of Elementum

Stop the insanity and get your operations in order. Eliminate the one-offs, the firefighting, and the finger-pointing. Get the fundamentals rocking, so your operations can meet their full potential. After all, the best engine in the world is useless with four flat tires. Join this amazing webinar with David Blonski, COO of Elementum, to discuss why you should never have to worry about the basics again.

5 Paths to Better Supply Chain Visibility

Now, That's Logistics

By putting data into the hands of the companies, business partners, and customers that want it, supply chain visibility helps all stakeholders track products from the point of manufacture to the final destination—and all points in between. 5 Good Supply Chain Visibility Strategies.

6 Questions: AxleHire founder talks last mile, supply chain disruption

The Supply Chain Journal

The chaos in the supply chain has ripple effects down to the last mile. AxleHire Founder Daniel Sokolovsky is responsible for ensuring his company can meet those last-mile delivery demands. supply chain and the floodgates of goods could be unleashed.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

Philip Morris International’s Pivot to Smoke-Free Products Complicates their Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Introduction of Smokeless Tobacco Products Complicated Philip Morris’s Supply Chain. This was done at a stock keeping unit level and for the entire manufacturing supply chain. What are the actions necessary to ensure uninterrupted supply?

Shipper to Congress: Inflation ‘rampant’ through supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

Congress received an on-the-ground report from an industrial shipper on how rapid price increases for goods and services can be traced directly to bottlenecks in the supply chain. This situation is causing inflation to run rampant throughout the supply chain.