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ScottsMiracle-Gro: Getting the Right (Logistics) Players in Place for Its Big Game

ScottsMiracle-Gro: Getting the Right (Logistics) Players in Place for Its Big Game

Winning means shelves are stocked full of ScottsMiracle-Gro products right when spring arrives. Here’s how ScottsMiracle-Gro improved delivery performance and logistics with a strategic partnership approach. Like football, many companies and their logistics operations have their own “Big Game”—a peak shipping season with make-or-break importance to their success. And like with every winning team, success […]

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Keeping Your Digital Supply Chain Secure

Keeping Your Digital Supply Chain Secure

Organizations that are most protected from cyberattacks are ones that understand what threats exist in the first place. This means having a good understanding of their entire supply chain as well as the data they are responsible for and where it is stored. 1. Understand the biggest threats to the digital supply chain, what data […]

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Democratizing Global E-Commerce?

Democratizing Global E-Commerce?

Many small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) report friction due to inflation and COVID. One way to rise above those headwinds is to expand both consumer and business-to-business e-commerce sales. But many SMEs don’t have the spend or techno skills to form a winning strategy to compete with the e-commerce big players who dominate the market […]

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Sachi Thompson: Do The Hustle

Sachi Thompson: Do The Hustle

Responsibilities: Lead Curvature’s global server, storage, and network hardware business, including running operations, sales, and executing the division’s corporate strategy. Experience: Executive vice president, global supply chain,Curvature; chief operating officer, Curvature (pre-merger with SMS); director of real estate and leasing,Ess-Tee Management; production director,Big Dogs Sportswear. Education: B.A., History, University of California—Santa Barbara In 2007, I joined Curvature […]

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NOTED: The Supply Chain In Brief

NOTED: The Supply Chain In Brief

Sealed Deals Brewing company Carlsberg Group selected Kinaxis’ RapidResponse platform to create a harmonized planning process and improve commercial agility. By using the platform, Carlsberg can glean process insights and improve supply chain decision-making for its portfolio of beer and other beverage brands. Tubby Todd, an e-commerce company providing body care products for babies, selected […]

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Pharma Supply Chains Get Technology Booster

Pharma Supply Chains Get Technology Booster

Pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chains receive a healthy dose of innovation and automation solutions—boosting visibility, traceability, and productivity. Until recently, companies planning for resilience and business continuity tended to focus on relatively localized events, like a hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast of North America and disrupting traffic and power, or an Icelandic volcano erupting, […]

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2022 Top 100 3PLs

2022 Top 100 3PLs

Find 3PL Solutions When your enterprise craves logistics, supply chain, and transportation solutions, these partners deliver. In alphabetical order, here are the 100 third-party logistics providers deemed the best of the best by Inbound Logistics editors. More on how these partners deliver. A.N. Deringer 888-612-6239 | www.anderinger.com ASSET/NON-ASSET: Both AREAS SERVED: Global MARKETS SERVED: Manufacturing, […]

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Integrating NFC and Blockchain

Integrating NFC and Blockchain

Counterfeit supply chains cost U.S. manufacturers upwards of $131 million, and the problem is growing amid supply chain shortages. This crisis is also exacerbated by a time of technological advancement—not only are supply chains carrying in-demand products, but they also house incredible amounts of data that are susceptible to breach. Of the many security threats […]

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Data-Driven Supply Chain Optimization

Data-Driven Supply Chain Optimization

Q: What is data-driven supply chain optimization, and why is it important? A: Data-driven supply chain optimization applies prescriptive analytics in mathematical programming and operations research (OR) to provide decision support for supply chain decision-making at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. By properly capturing the decisions to make (decision variables), the performance metric to […]

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