Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski

The Logistics of Logistics

Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss Trucker Tools. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools , the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse.

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Making Supply Chain Planning Agile With Modular Planning Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

“May you live in interesting times,” widely attributed as a Chinese curse, some claim this as a blessing; whichever side you take, this is exactly what’s happening in the supply chain world since 2020, and it looks like we will be living with this blessing/curse for a while longer.


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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. No plan is.

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! The planning platforms need to evolve with changing business needs.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli

The Logistics of Logistics

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli. Paula Natoli and Joe Lynch discuss the Google Cloud supply chain and the solutions they provide to their logistics and supply chain customers. Key Takeaways: Google Cloud Supply Chain.

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.

The Promised Land of Synchronized Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Talking Logistics

Robinson announced a partnership with SAS to “unlock a new era of dynamic business planning for Retail and CPG companies.” Read more The Promised Land of Synchronized Supply Chain Planning and Execution. 3PL Technology C.H. Earlier this month, C.H.

Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes?

Logistics Viewpoints

If “the forecast is always wrong,” is improving forecast accuracy even the solution to our demand planning woes? In spite of investment in effective tools, I regularly hear from supply chain leaders express frustration that their teams don’t “trust the box.”

Solvoyo’s Take on Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Nil Durak, Chief Operating Officer at Solvoyo as part of ARC’s Supply Chain Forum. Second, why has the supply chain planning market performed so well in the midst of a pandemic? Digital Twins in the Supply Chain.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

What is Transportation Management Software?

Trinity Logistics

The term TMS is short for Transportation Management System. This technology allows companies to manage their transportation in one place. While a TMS might seem daunting and expensive, it’s become an essential tool for businesses to be successful. Software.?.

Supply Chain Risk Management: How SaaS-Based, Collaborative Platforms Provide Business Continuity


Global supply chain risk management continues to evolve and embodies a consideration of possibilities and outcomes by supply chain executives totaling in the millions. Problems managing payments and hitting supply chain finance goals.

A new path forward in supply chain technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is an industry slow to change. Large shippers still use Excel spreadsheets to plan their operations, and even the most beneficial logistics technology is sometimes looked at warily.

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. But what about the role of planning?

Guide to Mathematical Optimization & Modeling

What is mathematical optimization and how does it compare to other types of analytics? Which tool should you use to develop optimization applications and scale them across the business? What are best practices for successful adoption? Read now.

JDA says Luminate platform adds visibility to supply chain planning through digital edge technologies

DC Velocity

Software as a service (SaaS) approach brings real-time decision making to all points in supply chain, firm says. Technology

The Post-Pandemic Supply Chain with Peter Tirschwell

The Logistics of Logistics

Peter Tirschwell and Joe Lynch discuss the post-pandemic supply chain. Journal of Commerce is a team of specialized journalists covering international logistics and supply chains with a focus on containerized shipping, ports, trucking, railroads and airfreight.

Editor’s Choice: 8 Supply Chain Planning Challenges Retailers Will Face In 2022 And Tips To Overcome Them

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the world has dealt with supply chain issues.

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Tata Steel Europe’s Connected Planning Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

million tons of steel a year, has responded to these issues with a board-level driven transformation journey called “Future Value Chain.” Part of their transformation includes a journey to implement and improve their connected planning capabilities. So, what is “connected planning?”

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Chip Shortages

Because software-driven architectures touch virtually every industry, there has been an increased need for electronic components including computer chips in every industry. Tada’s Preventive Corrective Action Plan (PCAP).

Sales and Operations Planning: The Interpersonal Element

Logistics Bureau

Has your company ever suffered problems with, implemented, or even considered implementing a sales and operations (S&OP) planning process? Often, in our experience, the problem is a human one… It’s not the data, not the process, not the technology, or the strategy, but the people.

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.

Five Advanced Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

While demand is high, ongoing product shortages continue to cause supply chain disruptions, create unpredictable shopping behaviors and drive rapid delivery expectations. Another advanced technology that’s becoming imperative is warehouse task automation.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? There are also promising technologies that we expect will deliver great value. Hyped Technologies. Logistics Technologies

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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

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. Webinar – Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza. Key Takeaways: Supply Chain: Cash or Trash.

The Digital Twin: Supply Chain Planning Revolutionized

Supply Chain Brain

Supply Chain Planners have historically focused on using the past to predict the future. Advancements in technology and process have helped reduce planning cycle times and introduce more accurate near term information into plans

Entering Post-Covid Supply Chain Planning


With that in mind we must prepare for supply chain fluctuations as we emerge from this pandemic. Rarely have supply-chain leaders faced more complex, changing conditions than they have during the COVID-19 pandemic. The end of Covid may be in sight.

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.

A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning Software: Try Before You Buy!

Logistics Viewpoints

While the SaaS era is better for customers, nothing beats a try before you buy program. Indeed, when it comes to enterprise software this is so rare it counts as radical business innovation. The post A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning Software: Try Before You Buy!

Why manufacturers should integrate business intelligence tools into their ERP software


Manufacturers rely on data and their ERP platform to answer critical questions: What are our inventory levels? Mid-market manufacturers need a tool that’s tailored to their needs. The BI tool needs to be able to easily pull all this data together for analysis.

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How Does a Digital Transformation Apply to Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics Viewpoints

A digital transformation requires that companies transform their decision-making processes with technology to enhance customer experience and employee productivity and ultimately improve business performance. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, and virtual reality can aid in this transformation. In the Supply Chain Planning context, these include decisions about which […]. What is Digital Transformation?

One Multinational’s Supply Chain Transformation Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

A large multinational is undergoing an impressive supply chain transformation that will run through 2023. While the company has several different goals, two key focuses are improved agility and resilience, and more autonomous planning. A Complex Supply Chain.

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.

The Mary Kay Supply Chain with Michael Ringsdorf

The Logistics of Logistics

The Mary Kay Supply Chain with Michael Ringsdorf. Michael Ringsdorf and Joe Lynch discuss the Mary Kay supply chain. Mike has developed a track record of converging people and technology to get exceptional results. Key Takeaways: The Mary Kay Supply Chain.

Year End Supply Chain Planning and Review


Supply Chain Management Third Party Logistics Intermodal Freight Transportation News Maximizing Routing Efficiencies Logistics News TechnologyAs the challenging year of 2021 draws to a close it may be useful to review some of your operational and freight payment protocols.

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

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.

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.