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What is Multimodal Shipping?

Cerasis

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

Collaboration? When It Comes to Cash-to-Cash, We Don’t Know How to Walk the Talk

Supply Chain Shaman

If the word collaboration was listed on a card as a drinking game at supply chain conferences, we would be drunk at many. The word, while bandied about frequently in speeches, is largely meaningless due to overuse and abuse. Here I share perspective on cash-to-cash abuse. While we speak of collaboration, the focus is on driving enterprise results not value in value chains. Today, most processes are a win/lose not win/win. Let me explain.

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Kickstart Your Machine Learning Investment with These 3 Initiatives

Logility

Among other aspects of a modern-day business, forecasting has become more complex, with many firms striving to incorporate product, pricing, discounts, channel, and other available data to improve accuracy.

JOLLIBEE FOODS CORPORATION successfully deploys IVALUA with CONSUS to transform procurement

ivalua

Food service leader digitizes procurement to drive efficiency, transparency and effective supplier management as it accelerates global expansion.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Engaging Executives to Drive S&OP Performance

CHAINalytics

The benefits of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) are well known — e.g., improved forecast accuracy, lower working capital, better customer service, and higher EBITDA. Unfortunately, for many companies, their S&OP process hasn’t yielded these results.

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3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Technology and 5.) Special Services.

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Periodic Versus Continuous Planning – What’s Needed for Success?

Logility

The vast amount of information vying for our attention can make your head spin. When you think about how much this has changed over the last 10, 20 or more years, it is quite dizzying. It has been 13 years since the iPhone was introduced.

Why Procure-to-Pay Software is Critical Today

ivalua

This month Gartner published its eagerly awaited Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Suites , ranking the top 14 vendors based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Forward-Thinking Technology is Improving Safety on the Roads

Kuebix

In recent years, technological advances have influenced nearly every aspect of the transportation industry. Technology has improved the ease and efficiency of training new drivers, optimizing truck routes, managing inventory and more.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

5 Tips to Increase Shareholder Support for Automation in Logistics

Cerasis

E-commerce logistics continues to push the limits of today’s supply chains. The automated supply chain makes many promises and affords a way to enable automated exception management. Unfortunately, companies remain trailing behind.

Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts: Succor or Sucker?

Enterra Insights

One of the characteristics associated with members of younger generations is their commitment to social causes. Journalist Nicole Schuman ( @Buffalogal ) reports, “Consumer loyalty could shift if brands do not honor their social justice commitments and promises. Forty-two percent of consumers say they would start buying from competitors if brands don’t stay true to their word, according to a new survey from Sprout Social. And it’s not just words that shoppers are looking at.

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The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. The free report is available in PDF with supporting spreadsheets and high-resolution infographics here.

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Navigating Unprecedented Times with Command and Control Centers

Logistics Viewpoints

Global supply chains have changed more in the last six months than they have in the last six years. Never has the need to respond with agility been more clear. Control towers are a key tool to achieve agility. New solutions are available.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

How to Find the Top Trending Niches for Your Ecommerce Website in 2020

In the Supply Chain

By Jamie Fry (pictured). Freelance Writer. The post How to Find the Top Trending Niches for Your Ecommerce Website in 2020 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo. Nicholas Reasoner , Jeff Dangelo , and Joe Lynch discuss launching a successful 3PL in the age of tech.

Blockchain Technology Still on Course to Improve Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals know how complex today’s supply chains can be. Erminio Di Paola, Vice President at HERE Technologies, explains, “Getting an item as common as a pencil into the hands of a consumer can require a process involving hundreds or even thousands of people, from material procurement to manufacturing to distribution.

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Harvesting Rainwater at Americold

Americold

October is National Energy Awareness Month, and we’re marking the occasion by highlighting a unique program within our resource management strategy – rainwater harvesting. Environment Continuous improvement cold storage supply chain temperature-controlled supply chain

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Investing in SCM Technology: Vision and Trenches – Lessons for a Successful Journey

Arkieva

The purpose of a vision in this journey is to create a focus on the implementation of decision technology as tools to overcome inherent organizational cognitive limitations of bounded rationality and uncertainty bias to improve SCM.

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Retail Shipments Spike as Amazon Prime Day Drives a Surge in Business

In the Supply Chain

By Vivek Vaid (pictured). Chief Technology Officer, FourKites. The post Retail Shipments Spike as Amazon Prime Day Drives a Surge in Business appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The Supply Chain of Jack O’Lanterns at Halloween

All Things Supply Chain

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in the US alone up to 148 million people are expected to celebrate Halloween this year. Jack O’ Lanterns – carved orange pumpkins – play a… General Halloween jackolanterns pumpkin supply chain pumpkins samhain supply chain

Unified Logistics: A New Mindset for a New Era

Logistics Viewpoints

Success in a post-pandemic business landscape requires that we truly shed the shackles of our traditional siloed thinking and embrace a holistic, customer-centric view of our supply chains. We need to take command and control of our product flow through all supply and fulfillment channels, breaking down functional walls that impede our larger view.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Time for Manufacturers to Throw Out Old Ideas About Inventory Management

Supply Chain Brain

Innovative supply-chain strategies that seemed so perfectly attuned to current purchasing patterns have turned out to carry a lot more risk than their creators could ever have imagined

Are Storefront Retail Closures a Foregone Conclusion? Not Necessarily.

Tecsys

Traditional retail brick-and-mortar wasn’t exactly flourishing before the pandemic hit. In 2019, 9,300 stores shut… The post Are Storefront Retail Closures a Foregone Conclusion? Not Necessarily. appeared first on Tecsys.

The Horrors of Ecommerce Delivery Spell More Tricks Than Treats for Consumers

In the Supply Chain

By Andrew Tavener (pictured). Head of Marketing, Descartes. The post The Horrors of Ecommerce Delivery Spell More Tricks Than Treats for Consumers appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Medical Device Manufacturing in 2021 – The 3 Key Challenges

Unleashed

For medical device manufacturers connected to the Covid-19 pandemic response, 2020 has been a year of growth. However more broadly the industry has faced the same challenges as other manufacturing sectors, with a -4.4% decline in US market size expected for 2020, according to IbisWorld data.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.