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The More Things Change In Supply Chain, The More They Stay The Same – BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ

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Mar 2021

The More Things Change In Supply Chain, The More They Stay The Same – BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ

In December 2019, I made some predictions for 2020. However, instead of making predictions like “Walmart Will Buy FedEx to Compete with Amazon” or “The Consolidation of Digital Freight Brokers Begins,” I made some totally predictable predictions. That is, instead of predicting what might change in 2020, I predicted what would likely stay the same yet again. Here was my list of predictions: Excel will remain...

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Looking At Transportation In A Different Way – BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ

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Mar 2021

Looking At Transportation In A Different Way – BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published yesterday, “Trust the Network: The Way Forward in Achieving Transportation Desired Outcomes.” The research, based on a survey of over 300 transportation professionals conducted by Adelante SCM and commissioned by Transporeon, explores several questions: How much room for improvement do you believe still exists in current transportation management processes? What are your top desired outcomes from...

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Many employers commit to making this a priority over the next six months.

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Feb 2021

Many employers commit to making this a priority over the next six months.

It may contradict the jejune views of some social critics who view most employers as heartless, mustache-twirling Simon Legrees, but recent research shows that the physical health and mental well-being of employees will be the overwhelming concern of companies over the next six months. The extent of this concern was on full display in a survey of nearly 1,100 C-suite executives, human resources professionals and...

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Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

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Feb 2021

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

Just when things couldn’t possibly get any crazier, 2020 finally came to a close. Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation. We’ve found our customers are urgently seeking ways to better plan around supply chain demand volatility and improve how they source materials and products...

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Some technology trends have accelerated within months for what was previously part of a 5-year plan, says ABI Research.

09

Feb 2021

Some technology trends have accelerated within months for what was previously part of a 5-year plan, says ABI Research.

As worldwide e-commerce revenues rose more than 20%  from 2019 to 2020,  technology stepped in to accommodate the growth. Vehicle, robotic, and software automation altered the supply chain landscape in a matter of months according to ABI Research. These changes are expected to continue as both consumer and business digital and contactless behaviors become entrenched.  Evidence of these activities is that limited trials that began...

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5 More 2021 Trends in the Supply Chain to Start Thinking About Now!

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Feb 2021

5 More 2021 Trends in the Supply Chain to Start Thinking About Now!

The saying goes- the only thing staying the same is that everything keeps changing. And the statement becomes especially true with supply chain management. It’s crucial to track the 2021 trends in the supply chain needed for success. Advanced solutions that mirror these trends will enable success in the coming year. During a year of significant disruptions, that sentiment holds extra true. According to SupplyChainBrain, “The supply-chain industry stands...

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Why It’s Time to Rethink Supply Chain Consultant Services in 2021?

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Jan 2021

Why It’s Time to Rethink Supply Chain Consultant Services in 2021?

Many small and medium-sized businesses make use of supply chain management consulting services in some way. The value of supply chain consultant services is higher right now due to the increased demand for more. Because of the value consultants can bring to the table and their impact on supply chain system networks, consultancy services are likely to be among the most significant things to affect networks next year....

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What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

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Jan 2021

What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

The reworking of supply chains has a simple purpose of fitting the new world economy’s needs and demands. And freight data sharing platforms had already started before the mess of 2020 began. Additionally, the shift towards digital media and reinvented processes of global supply chains continues still today. Supply chain evolution is highly focused on market sub-segments, especially on those within the middle class. According to Supply Chain...

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5 Use Cases of Autonomous Logistics Management for 2021

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Jan 2021

5 Use Cases of Autonomous Logistics Management for 2021

Within the shipping and logistics industry, several processes are essential to proper operations. Autonomous logistics management is an integral part of the process and includes many use cases applied to practically any niche within the market today. With the healthy growth of e-commerce, industrial automation processes are essential. Here are five such use cases that managers need to be aware of heading into 2021 as they embrace...

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Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

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Jan 2021

Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

2020 will be remembered as the year of mass digitisation. Few had imagined that the wind finally started turning. But when humans don’t have a choice, they adapt. Before Covid-19, pressures resulted from slowing growth and trade wars and rising consumer expectations. Consumers demand more transparency, governments wish to ensure homeland security, and supply chain stakeholders are seeking higher levels of visibility for optimisation and...

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