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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

Build Resilience in Supply Chains by Modeling & Designing Multiple Demand Futures
Demand modeling and supply chain design are a potent combination of capabilities that will accelerate the ability to manage risk and resiliency-related challenges.

Beyond Disruptions: Building the Next Generation of Resilient Supply Chains
This Harvard Business Review briefing paper examines how leading companies are creating tremendous value by embracing these practices and captures insights from recognized thought leaders on building resilience and agility, which have become strategic differentiators.

Optimizing Port and Terminal Operations
Rosemary Coates and Kim Keusel discuss Navis software optimized ocean port, and rail yard operations.

The Digital Transforming of Supply Chain Planning
On this episode, we visit with Stef Vermeiren and Marcela Perez on the digital transformation taking place in planning and forecasting. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

2023 Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends
This eBook provides an overview of the technology trends and their opportunities, benefits, and use cases - and some key actions for implementation.

A 360 Approach to Actionable Multi-Tier Supply Chain Visibility Using Cognitive Control Towers
Control Tower technologies have and continue to evolve, solutions vary widely in scope and depth, with systems traditionally only spanning transportation functions, but next-generation platforms are taking a far more holistic approach.

DSV Rises to the Challenge: Optimizes Complex Fast Moving Consumer Goods Supply Chain
When a multi-national FMCG Healthcare company approached DSV, a top global transport and logistics company, it had just opened a new warehouse, what the client needed was a concept DSV came to call freight management services.

DSV Implements a Single-Instance Control Tower with a Global Footprint
This case story is about how DSV, a logistics service provider, used the MPO platform to optimize their healthcare industry client's complex Fast Moving Consumer Goods supply chain.

What Is a Supply Chain Control Tower and What’s Needed to Deploy One?
To better navigate vendor offerings, you need a thorough understanding of a control tower and its capabilities.

Nucleus Research Control Tower Value Matrix 2022
In this Value Matrix, Nucleus provides a snapshot of the market based on how vendors are delivering value to customers through the usability and functionality of their software, the Value Matrix also captures the direction vendors are headed relative to the rest of the market with respect to the investments they are making today that promise to deliver value in the future.

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Visual Analytics for Supply Chain Design
The MIT CTL Supply Chain Design Initiative conducts innovative research to help companies adopt new supply chain design paradigms.

The New Competitive Edge - Analytics-Driven Supply Chain Design
This executive guide, developed in collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and Coupa, presents a vision for future-proof, analytics-driven supply chain design.

What’s Preventing Visibility in Multi-Tier Supply Chains?
With so many companies feeling the urgency to build resilience and better manage risk, with all the growing pressure to operate sustainability and with greater transparency on how and where products are manufactured and sourced, and with today’s ease and ubiquity for connectivity and information at one’s fingertips, what is preventing supply chain visibility?

Building a Digital Supply Chain
New technologies can be transformative, but only if three enablers are in place: high-quality and timely data from the entire supply chain, best-in-class decision support engines and a platform for enabling reimagined processes that break existing organizational silos.

The Forrester Wave™: Supplier Value Management Platforms, Q1 2022
In this Forrester Wave™ report, we take a deep dive into a 31-criterion evaluation of supplier value management platforms, we identified the nine most significant ones - Coupa, GEP, Ivalua, JAGGAER, Oracle, SAP Ariba, Workday, Xeeva, and Zycus - and researched, analyzed, and scored them.

Driving Supply Chain Efficiency with Digital Order Management Automation Solutions
After years of supplier shortages, demand fluctuations, increased operating costs, and liquidity pinches, supply chain leaders face a crossroads - either maintain the status quo and hope for the best or reevaluate their business model to ensure they can weather the next storm.

Why a Lack of Supply Chain Visibility is Costing Your Business
Today, visibility is not just a convenient systems upgrade, it’s part of a greater movement to adopt a more unified perspective of the supply chain, however, despite growing complexity, there’s still a lack of end-to-end visibility.

Can Manufacturers Drive High-Performance Supply Chains?
Manufacturers have become increasingly reliant on service providers to run their supply chains, these partnerships offer incredible advantages, but working with multiple enterprises also inevitably introduces risks.

3 Supply Chain Management Areas that Benefit from Enhanced Data Management
In this informative and educational article, we explore the challenges restricting the full impact of data management in the supply chain, as well as the areas that benefit most from enhanced data management.

Leading LATAM 4PL Selects MPO Control Tower Platform for Global Supply Chain Solutions
Established as a leading logistics service provider in LATAM, One4pl needed a single-source platform to support multi-modal, international inbound, and outbound flows to enable their global expansion throughout EMEA and Asia.

Featured Companies

Infor Supply Chain Management combines best in class solutions with industry-specific functionality, giving you the power to plan and execute your supply chain strategies faster and more profitably, from strategic and tactical planning to execution. With analytics at the core,…
We are Sourceability™ - Our mission is to support the needs of the electronic industry’s supply chain with a comprehensive suite of forward-thinking digital products and services by providing access to reliable technology and intelligence and enabling engineering sourcing…
Making supply chains intelligent since inception - Founded in 1994, Adexa has grown to become one of the world’s leading supply chain planning companies. Its S&OP and S&OE solutions are used by Fortune class companies across …
Radial is the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, enabling brands and retailers to profitably exceed retail customer expectations. Radial’s technical, powerful omnichannel solutions connect supply and demand through efficient fulfillment and transportation options, intelligent fraud, payments, and…
Tive helps companies eliminate surprises in their supply chain by providing real-time visibility of the location and condition of their shipments. Tive has developed a sensor solution that allows supply chain managers to track and analyze location, climate and shipment…
MPO offers the world's only natively unified cloud platform for Multi-Party Orchestration. The platform complements existing enterprise systems with end-to-end supply chain visibility and in-app control, and optimizes order, inventory, and transportation across dynamic, multi-party networks. MPO helps diverse brand…
We are the integrated supply chain specialists solving business critical challenges from design to delivery. We provide end-to-end consulting and implementation solutions that link Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Management, as well as core ERP. We partner with…
Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Our end-to-end, cognitive business platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to best fulfill customer demand from planning through delivery. With Blue Yonder, you'll unify…
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…
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, govt. & academia to build a framework for a #circulareconomy that is restorative & regenerative by design. We’ve welcomed more than 80 global businesses, emerging innovators and regions/governments to start implementing the circular economy…
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Featured Downloads

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.