Four Essential Supply Chain Management Tools

CLX Logistics

Every day, global supply chains increase in size and complexity as customer demands endlessly rise. To meet these demands, shippers need the right supply chain management tools with the flexibility to grow and scale as needed. Demand Forecasting Tools.

Supply Chain: Cash or Trash with Seth Page

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain: Cash or Trash with Seth Page. Seth Page and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain: cash or trash. Key Takeaways: Supply Chain: Cash or Trash. In the podcast interview, Joe and Seth discuss the enormous waste in supply chains.


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Supply Chain Helps Meet ESG Goals

Blue Grace Logistics

As corporations become increasingly focused on ESG initiatives, their supply chain and logistics partners respond with tools and services designed to help them grow sustainability and other goals.

5 Supply Chain Collaboration Essentials to Mitigate Disruptions

Logistics Viewpoints

Few organizations are immune to the effects, which are acutely felt in supply chains — and the more complex they are, the greater the probability of interruptions. Supply chain collaboration is essential to mitigating the risks that come from exposure to disruption.

55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social

The Logistics of Logistics

55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social. Original Article: 55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social. Prior to the pandemic, most folks who weren’t in the industry didn’t give much thought to global supply chains.

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

Locus Listed as Representative Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools


It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Locus has been listed as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools. And as supply chains continue to grow in scale and complexity to meet these demands, so do the costs.

Top 6 Supply Chain KPIs: Keep Your Dashboards Simple

Logistics Bureau

The Supply Chain Manager’s Multi-function Display. By now, you are probably wondering what airliners have to do with supply chain KPIs. It’s not uncommon though, for companies to make the mistake of over-complicating their supply chain performance monitoring.

Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms

Logistics Viewpoints

I was hoping the retail chains carrying this brand had some in their stores, but after checking 10+ retailers, to my surprise, it was nowhere to be found, and the only website that had it was charging $200 more than the MSRP! 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Supply Chain Platforms.

Cloud Logistics: A Supply Chain Optimization Tool

Morai Logistics

In response to growing demands, experts consider cloud logistics as an optmization tool for the transportation supply chain industry in 2019. For the supply chain and logistics industry, technology continues to shape the way products are distributed across the globe. Regardless of these risks, Cloud logistics is expected to make a significant impact on the transportation supply chain industry in 2019. Cloud Logistics in Supply Chains.

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How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

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.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain.

What are the true causes of ongoing supply chain disruptions?


Contrary to general opinion, the causes of the supply chain disruptions currently being experienced worldwide were prevalent long before the Covid-19 pandemic. . Making the situation worse, trucking companies haven’t been able to hire back enough drivers to meet demand.

NZCS chat recap: Tools available for meeting ESG targets

The Supply Chain Journal

DETAILS: A discussion on the growing role of environmental, social and governance initiatives, the tools available for meeting ESG targets and how firms are finding value in emission reduction efforts. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: The state of the emissions market.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence


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.


How the pandemic has changed the supply chain


A year before, in 2014, a Harvard Business Review article pointed out that supply chains were becoming increasingly global and complex and consequently more at risk than before. Supply chain disruptions. New trends in supply chain management.

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. The tool was able to create a model going out multiple years.

Bezos invests in overseas supply chain platforms Beacon and Ula

The Supply Chain Journal

Digital supply chain platform Beacon announced on Monday it has raised over $50 million in an oversubscribed Series B round led by Business Finance News Top Stories 8vc Beacon e-commerce logistics funding raise global supply chains Jeff Bezos Ula

Industry leaders chart future of supply chain visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

All of this is fantastic for consumers, but it puts huge pressure on supply chains to meet those flexible expectations. You’re keeping the supply chain moving.”. The greatest value in this tool is really for our store teams.

Winter Weather Supply Chain Challenges: Is Your Business Prepared?

MTS Logistics

Refrigerated systems are significant tools for developing to international trade and transportation. What makes extreme weather such trouble for supply chains is that it is unpredictable and can come in many forms including flooding, storms, and freezing temperatures.

FDA wants funding to strengthen supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. The new budget request proposes initiatives to regulate the health care supply chain and mitigate shortages of drugs and medical devices.

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


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.

MultiShipper Management Tools Help Retail Fulfillment Solution Providers Meet Their Clients' Complex Parcel Shipping Needs

Supply Chain Brain

In the face of unprecedented B2C eCommerce growth, incorporating a cloud-based multi-carrier management solution provides businesses with a way to manage the complex eCommerce logistics landscape

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.

Air Freight Delivery Services Help Solve Supply Chain Woes

CLX Logistics

As lockdowns continue to affect supply chains worldwide, demand has skyrocketed in every industry. Supply chains that experienced disruptions during the global health crisis still face enormous challenges and struggle to bounce back.

Locus to Participate in Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2022 as Platinum Sponsor


We’re excited to announce that Locus will be attending the Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2022 as a Platinum Sponsor! The symposium, taking place in Orlando, Florida from June 6-8, is arguably one of the most anticipated annual events for the global logistics and supply chain industry.

A guide to optimizing your supply chain


What does supply chain optimization mean? Put simply, supply chain optimization means using technology to get inventory to the right place at the right time – at the lowest cost and highest profit for your business. Supply chain optimization best practice.

A guide to optimizing your supply chain


What does supply chain optimization mean? Put simply, supply chain optimization means using technology to get inventory to the right place at the right time – at the lowest cost and highest profit for your business. Supply chain optimization best practice.

What Does End-to-End Supply Chain Transparency Look Like?

Morai Logistics

As consumer demands for transparency grows, the need for end-to-end supply chain visibility grows along with them—so what does such a supply chain look like? Many of the changes in the way supply chains operate in recent years have come due to the pressure placed upon them to be more transparent. Customers (and others) want to know everything going on in a supply chain. This is where end-to-end supply chains become a necessity.

Supply Chain: The Digital Transformation Imperative

Morai Logistics

If supply chain companies are going to evolve to meet the demands of the market, digital transformation has to be central to that evolution. . Now, more than ever, supply chains are being pushed to grow as a result of the needs of customers. And, no matter how well run a supply chain is, by itself it simply can’t meet those needs. This week’s article by Morai Logistics underscores the importance of digital transformation for supply chains.

Alibaba unit rolls out shipping tools for US small businesses

The Supply Chain Journal

based small to midsize customers that increasingly rely on digital tools to grow their global sales. The Alibaba unit will immediately reimburse a merchant $100 for each shipment that fails to meet the on-time requirements, it said.

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Wenko achieves supply chain transparency with Setlog

Logistics Business Magazine

The household goods specialist Wenko Wenselaar is accelerating the digitisation of its supply chain. From the third quarter of 2022 on, the family-owned company from Germany will manage its supply chain centrally using Setlog ‘s cloud-based software tool OSCA.

Key Takeaways from Supply Chain Decision Makers on Peak Season Outlook

Logistics Viewpoints

A recent survey of 200 supply chain management professionals across companies with 500+ employees, conducted by Edelman Intelligence, has found market insights, confidence levels and trends for this peak season and beyond. Supply Chain Confidence Remains Strong Despite Slight Setbacks

Tech to Navigate the Aftermath of Supply Chain Crisis

Logistics Business Magazine

The supply chain is a complex system many of us rarely think about when shelves are fully stocked and delivery vehicles are on the road. First, businesses struggled to anticipate and react to the pandemic due to a limited view of supply chains.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. Here is a look at how some companies in the supply chain sector are preparing themselves for the months to come. The emergence of IoT is an amazing thing for supply chain executives – and especially exciting as the enabling technology is becoming less expensive and more readily available, meaning that deployments are possible now. Impacts on the Supply Chain .

GoBOLT, LocoNav build on India’s burgeoning supply chain investments

The Supply Chain Journal

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 32nd Annual State of Logistics Report has found that the United States’ business logistics costs were equivalent to 7.4% In Q1 alone, Pitchbook found supply chain startups brought in $7.7

2020 Supply Chain Management Trends


Intro to 2020 Supply Chain Management Trends. Supply chains have lengthened and extended across borders, bringing a whole new host of opportunities and challenges. 2020 supply chain management trends will further these shifts. Greening” the Supply Chain.

Developing Outstanding Supply Chain Talent and Leadership


By collaborating with universities and colleges, companies can help develop a new stream of supply chain talent that’s ready to take on the present and the future. As the pandemic taught us, this hit-or-miss approach to supply chain management literally sets companies up for failure.