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Cleo Announces New Supply Chain Management Tools for Integration Cloud Platform
Cleo has announced several new enhancements and functionality options for its Cleo Integration Cloud software.
5 Actions Supply Chain Managers Can Take to Support Disaster Relief Efforts
When it comes to disaster relief, supply chains are critical. Here’s what to know about working with relief organizations.
Maersk Hopes to Automate As Much As 80% of Logistics Within 7 Years
In an interview with a Danish newspaper, Maersk CTO Navneet Kapoor said the company is using AI to automate as much as 20% of its logistics tasks today and hopes to increase that to 80% within seven years.
Five Real-World Digital Twins in the Warehouse User Cases
If automation is something you are considering for your warehouse, you will need to do some careful research and planning to make sure you’re making the right decision. All this hard work will help make the transition to automation...

Supply Chain Optimization Resources

Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges...
Navigating the Cost-Plus World of Supply Chains
This white paper aims to delve into the strategies that enterprises are currently employing, as well as explore...

Supply Chain Optimization News

Talking Supply Chain: Health care and the vital role the supply chain plays
Advantus Health Partners’ Dan Hurry builds supply chains for his clients, and it’s not as easy as you think.

When It Comes to Digital Transformation You May Not Be Doing What You Think
If your company is like most, it has invested a lot in legacy systems, and those who routinely modernize pour money into upgrading their individual systems believing these systems are good at what they do and the most practical option for keeping abreast, but they're not for the long term, so it's extremely important to start now on a transformation because it’s tough to get there.

Online Sellers Find Excellent Opportunities to Win More Customers this Easter
Organizations must ensure they have the right foundation in place – one that brings together the right technologies, platforms, and data to sail smoothly through peak periods.

How Chief Operating Officers are Achieving Results with Supply Chain Software
COOs are now using supply chain software that offers advanced analytics and KPI capabilities that interconnect and take the tedium out of common goal sharing and tracking, making a supplier seem like part of the customer.

How Microsoft Improved ESG & Sustainable Spending Working Together with Capabilities
Armed with the right set of data in the digital twin of their supply chain, Microsoft planned for cutting its carbon dioxide emissions and its Environmental, Social, and Governance, ESG, initiatives by 40% through data-driven insights and artificial intelligence, AI, for its supply chain management operations.

First Mile Collaborative Platform for Order Automation and Supplier Management
Quloi, a technology firm focused on quantified logistics, has launched its innovative supply chain platform that responds directly to the needs of manufacturers, suppliers, and freight forwarders with its first-mile focus and delivery of order and shipment visibility, lead time accuracy and collaboration opportunities.

5 Major Misconceptions About Perfect Supply Chain Order Fulfillment
Whatever the business, perfect order fulfillment is the ultimate aim of any supply chain practitioner, the problem is, it’s easy to get caught up in what others are doing or define progress through misleading metrics, in this article, we demystify some of the most common misconceptions about the perfect order.

Taking a Look at the Logistics Market with Descartes’ Chris Jones
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry and Services, for Descartes, a Waterloo, Ontario-based provider of logistics based on-demand, software-as-a-service offerings.

Supply Chain Agility in an Ever-Changing World
Find out what 1,000 supply chain decision-makers across four major markets plan to do to optimize costs and business spend across their organizations, manage risk, build resilience, and improve their supply chain agility.

Will the Supply Chain Improve and What Does Agility & Resiliency Mean in 2023?
The supply chain is comprised of the market and socio-economic-political conditions, but it is also comprised of people, people who can intelligently plan and continuously optimize execution across the network to enable your company to be resilient.

12 Supply Chain Trends & Forces to Watch Out For In 2023
This is a time of evolution, grounds for optimism, and visionary opportunities in the role of a supply chain professional, and the focus will be shifting toward greater decision-making and progress toward sustainability goals.

Digital Transformation for the Supply Chain
Businesses must respond to a new digital, agile and resilient reality, but the key question for their leaders becomes to what extent are today’s supply chain initiatives aligned with broader digital transformation?

Managing a Global Supply Chain Ecosystem
For logistics service providers, expanding into new markets and geographies can mean competitive differentiation through diversified product and partner portfolios, but business growth, especially through enlarging networks, comes with its own complexities.

Why Reliable Logistics Forecasting Is a Fundamental Tool for Staying Competitive
In this paper, we detail how to navigate supply chain complexity via reliable logistics forecasting, and why supply chains are becoming more complex, creating deeply interdependent networks that need to balance supply, demand, and capacity.

Integrated Ecosystems will Drive Next Generation of Collaborative Supply Chain Technologies
An integrated ecosystem partnership means that the supply chain platform offers end-to-end coverage of fulfillment-related functional areas, the flexibility to personalize based on business needs, and scalability to accommodate rapid organization and demand growth.

Why the Role of a Control Tower & Multi-Party Orchestration is Important for Supply Chain Visibility
It’s easy to think of transportation visibility as supply chain visibility, however, transportation management is just one small piece of the puzzle, one activity in the greater supply chain, and most organizations realize that without multi-enterprise visibility, they stand little chance of true visibility success.

Talking Supply Chain: Respect Good Inventories
On this episode, Larry Lapide explains why he's a fan of inventory, especially good inventory. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

The Control Tower for Supply Chain Orchestration Key Differentiators
This white paper outlines the Control Tower for Orchestration’s key differentiators and explains how its unique capabilities help industry leaders dynamically and intelligently partner with their network to stay resilient, and adaptive, and better mitigate risk and impact.

Reshoring, Nearshoring, Global Labor Rates and More
On this episode, we catch up with Rosemary Coates, host of the Frictionless podcast, and an expert on global supply chain management. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

80% of Supply Chain Executives Cannot Track the Movement of Materials Across Their Networks
According to Verusen's 2022 State of the Supply Chain Research, the top priority of supply chain industry leaders is reducing material supply risk to avoid unplanned production delays and outages.

Featured Companies

Shipwire Inc., a SaaS-based platform from Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services, offers a comprehensive order management system that connects merchants to an expansive global network of warehouses, parcel carriers, transportation, and ecommerce options. The platform’s logistics infrastructure supports…
Hundreds of the largest organizations in the world rely on Kaleris software solutions to gain real-time visibility into transportation and yard operations, manage and maintain transportation assets, and automate and optimize inventory orchestration throughout the supply chain.
Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors
Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors is an objective supply chain consulting firm with no ties to software or equipment providers. We combine the best elements of a boutique consulting firm and a research and advisory organization to provide our clients with…
Kenandy’s cloud ERP empowers business innovation. Built on the Salesforce platform, Kenandy has redefined enterprise resource planning by allowing customers to map their ERP to their existing business processes. Kenandy is dedicated to giving companies the freedom to innovate…
BluJay Solutions
BluJay empowers you to optimize your company’s future in the global economy. Does that mean we help make you a superhero? Yes, pretty much. Picture yourself gliding out across the blue sky, an army of 40,000 carriers and supply chain…
Liaison Technologies
Liaison Technologies is a global integration and data management company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data…
Apprise is making business management better for consumer goods distributors. Founded in 1984, Apprise creates integrated Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management solutions for companies all around the world.
Exceptional personal service and renowned expertise set us apart from the competition. The premier freight shipping companies of ABF Freight and ABF Logistics go the extra mile day in and day out so our customers can have total confidence in…
MonarchFx is your smarter logistics solution comprised of best-in-class supply chain companies focused on delivering cost-effective, high service level fulfillment solutions to brands and retailers.
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the intelligent and connected supply chain. The company employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to design, build and support technology solutions that enhance material and information flow.…
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Becoming a Shipper of Choice
Becoming a Shipper of Choice
C3 solutions' scheduling software streamlines the shipping process.
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges hit without warning. If...

Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
The Rapid Performance Evaluation identifies opportunities and potential improvements in every aspect of warehouse logistics operations; performance, productivity, service, quality, and systems.
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.