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    2019 Supply Chain Trends – Where Are We?

    We’re a little over halfway through 2019 —a good time to look back at predictions for the supply chain industry, including where we are in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption, the need for better data to drive predictability, and the uberization of freight. Earlier in the year discussions and reports indicated that a responsive, real-time supply…

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    Blume Global Expands Executive Team in APAC

    By Yamini Vellore, Chief Information Officer & Head of Customer Success at Blume Global On a global scale, the Asia-Pacific region is a center of activity for the shipping and logistics industry. According to ResearchandMarkets.com, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Contract Logistics market accounted for $80,963,700 in revenue in 2017. It is expected to grow at a…

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    The Amazon Effect on Amazon Prime Day

    This year we again saw Amazon Prime Day as the largest shopping event in its history, with its one-day delivering program offering more than 10 million products from “coast to coast.” Most notably, it was officially extended an additional 24 hours, which meant another full day of deals and steals delivered to your doorstep within…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Dipti Gupta, AVP Solutions

    A seasoned software sales and services professional, Dipti brings to Blume a deep background in enterprise applications and a passion for creating the best possible customer journey. She has defined and evangelized Blume’s customer lifecycle experience and developed a comprehensive support strategy to deliver a valuable service to our team and our customers. The following…

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    Supply Chain Success Depends on Technology – and Talent

    There is a link missing in the global supply chain that can’t be filled with hardware or software. Supply chain professionals – including analysts and media – have talked about it for the past five+ years. As Gartner states in a Smarter with Gartner post: “Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) report that their talent strategy…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Adnan Khan, Product Strategist

    Today, we are getting to know Adnan Khan – a Product Strategist at Blume Global. Adnan has worked across various supply chain functions and brings an interesting market perspective to his role at Blume. Also, learn about why he didn’t pursue his initial dream of being a street racer. Adnan, can you tell me a…

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    The Supply Chain Industry Has Never Been More Exciting

    By Dipti Gupta, AVP, Solutions at Blume Global When you spend over 15 years in any industry it’s a true testament to the passion behind it. For me, the supply chain industry is going through a major shift, especially now that impactful technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and blockchain are just beginning…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Jim and Paul Haberlin

    25 years. That’s how long this company has been in existence, and with that time comes family legacies. We have a few families working for Blume Global, but today we want to highlight the Haberlin family. Jim Haberlin, is the longest tenured employee of Blume Global and his son, Paul Haberlin, also works at Blume….

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    Achieving 20/20 Vision into Your Supply Chain

    by Sharad Mathur, Senior VP of Research and Development, Blume Global According to IBM, Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCO) cite a lack of visibility into supply chain operations as the key hurdle in mitigating disruptions, while another 84 percent report it to be their biggest business challenge. While efficient and effective operations must be fueled…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Amanuel Teweldeberhan, Senior Data Scientist

    Amanuel Teweldeberhan is a Senior Data Scientist at Blume Global, based out of the Pleasanton office. He brings great diverse experience and insights into the work he does at Blume. He was born and raised in Eritrea and his education and career have taken him to all corners of the world. In our Blumer spotlight…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Jenniffer Suwinski-Russ, Client Services Manager, Chicago

    Jenniffer Suwinski-Russ is a Client Services Manager based out of the Blume Chicago office. In her Blumer Spotlight, she discusses her role, what she likes about working for Blume Global and why she does what she does. Enter Jenniffer… What’s your current role for Blume Global and what are some of your key responsibilities? Currently,…

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    Blume Global Celebrates 25 Years of Supply Chain Innovation

    By Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global The supply chain industry has gone through significant change over the past several decades and I’m so glad to have experienced much of it firsthand. The growth of networks across the US, the sheer volume of data, and technologies like blockchain and IoT, all in the name of efficiency….

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    Blumer Spotlight – Jona Jesudass, Director, Program Management

    Jona Jesudass lights up the Pleasanton office with her infectious smile and positive energy. It’s no wonder she makes a great program manager for our growing Blume Global R&D team. In this Blumer Spotlight, we talk with Jona and learn a little bit about why she does what she does and why she likes working…

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    How Real-Time ETA Optimizes the Supply Chain

    As a shipper, it’s hard to predict your product’s estimated time of arrival. It’s a moving target — unpredictable factors such as weather and port congestion, coupled with capacity limitations and equipment shortages greatly impact each arrival time. Across your supply chain, every move your product makes can present a potential delay. But what if…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Matt Ryan, Manager of Customer Analytics

    Matt Ryan is Manager of Customer Analytics, based out of our Wellesley office since August 2014. He and his team provide the data-driven insights that we deliver to our customers. And he has a wealth of knowledge and experience with Blume Global and the supply chain. Here’s our Blumer Spotlight interview with Matt: What’s your…

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    Springing Toward Sustainable Supply Chains

    We made it to spring. While we didn’t see the drawn-out periods of excessive weather that challenged us over the past two years, these few months did bring a handful of winter events that sent minor shocks throughout logistics networks already disrupted by port congestion and driver shortages. Spring is a time of renewal, with…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Esther Yau, Client Services Manager, Asia Pacific

    Esther Yau is a Client Services Manager based out of our Hong Kong office. Since 2007, she’s been at the forefront of helping our clients in the Asia Pacific region. Here’s our Blumer Spotlight Q&A with Esther Yau: What’s your current role for Blume Global and what are some of your key responsibilities? I am…

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    Blumer Spotlight – Samreen Asad, Technical Product Manager

    Samreen Asad is a technical product manager at Blume Global with previous work experience at Tesla and other companies. She’s working on some great things and has some interesting stories already in her relatively short time at Blume Global. Enter Samreen… What’s your current role for Blume Global and what are some of your key…

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    Blume Global Pleasanton Office Grand Opening Celebration Recap

    On February 20, 2019, we held our official grand opening celebration for our Pleasanton office. It was a momentous occasion celebrating our growth and all those that have helped us along our journey. And of course, it was a celebration of the new space we now call our work home in Pleasanton, adding to our…

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    3 Key Challenges for Chief Supply Chain Officers

    Supply chains are at the center of how a company does business and what kind of experience it ultimately delivers to its customers. That’s why the chief supply chain officer (CSCO) has become a must-have leadership role in the C-suite. The Evolving Role of CSCOs According to the Deloitte Industry 4.0 Investment Survey 2018, 62%…

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    How a Robust Supply Chain Ecosystem Benefits Everyone

    By Ritika Suri, Chief Business Officer  With free and fast shipping from retail giants like Walmart and Amazon, consumers have been conditioned more than ever to expect that their packages will be delivered quickly and painlessly. But have you ever wondered what it takes for a package to go from your favorite retailer to your…

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    Getting Closer to SAP’s Users: Blume Global Joins ASUG

    By Dave Katona, Partner Ecosystems and Channels at Blume Global I’m thrilled to share that Blume Global has joined the Americas’ SAP User Group (ASUG) as a Partner. ASUG is the country’s largest community of SAP professionals, representing more than 2,300 companies in traditional and emerging industries. The supply chain ecosystem is intricate and broad,…

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    Blumer Spotlight: Sherie Costa, Solutions Consultant

    Sherie Costa is a solutions consultant for Blume Global, based out of our Wellesley office near Boston. She joined Blume Global in 2008 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the supply chain industry, making her an ideal person to work closely with our customers to support their needs and help with their…

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    Why SoCal’s Port Is So Crowded—and Technology’s Solution

    Southern California’s Los Angeles-Long Beach port is enduring some of the greatest delays in recent history—congestion that is expanding to east coast ports. This congestion is making already-difficult situations for shippers and truckers even more challenging. Why is the LA–LB port so clogged? Looming tariffs – Importers bringing goods from Asia front-loaded their shipments into…

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    Q&A With Blume Global CTO Mark Pluta

    As chief technology officer at Blume Global and with more than 20 years of experience in the supply chain industry, Mark Pluta leads the AI platform development and science teams, and drives architectural strategy for the cloud-based Blume Digital Platform. Prior to Blume Global, Mark was SVP, Head of Business Products for Infosys/Edgeverve, held leadership…

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    5 Questions With Ritika Suri, Chief Business Officer

    We recently sat down with Blume Global’s Chief Business Officer Ritika Suri to learn more about what excites her about the supply chain industry, her proudest career moments and more. First, a little on Ritika’s background: Ritika is responsible for channel sales and marketing, and helping to drive strategy and sales operations for Blume Global….

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    How Real-Time Track and Trace Reduces the Impact of Product Recalls

    Vehicles. Baby carriers. Over-the-counter medicines. Romaine lettuce. What do these seemingly unrelated items have in common? They’ve all been recalled in 2018. Whether sparked by faulty construction or salmonella and E. coli fears, a product recall has far reaching impact. And it’s clear that recalls are on the rise. In the first six months of…

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    5 Questions With Srini Nandiraju, VP of Data Science

    Srini Nandiraju is our vice president of data science and leads a world-class data science team that drives research and development initiatives at Blume Global. Srini previously worked at Symphony RetailAI, where he managed customer and merchandising analytics for Albertsons Companies (Safeway). Prior to that, he led data science teams at E2Open (Steelwedge) and Walmart….

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