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When to Outsource Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics are a major hurdle to efficiency and profitability in modern supply chains. However, they are not something an organization can simply avoid. Failure to offer a fair, free returns process will cost customers. Period.

Falling Into Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Many current supply chain professionals say that they “fell into” the field — that is, they started their careers elsewhere but ultimately ended up in a supply chain role.

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Building a Better Data-Driven Reverse Supply Chain

Cerasis

How often do you really think about the reverse supply chain? It’s easy to assume the reverse supply is solely based on returns. While this is partially true, all reverse logistics involve a backward flow of products that return to their origin, it’s not that simple.

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Supply Chain Simulation: What You Need to Know in 2020 & Beyond

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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.

Supply Chain Strategy: 3 Options For Better Management

PLS Logistics

A strategy is a crucial part of any business, and it is even more important when thinking about a complex system like a supply chain. The term ‘strategy’ is often confused with what it’s not, or is considered to be a vaguely-meaning fancy word.

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Best Practice Guide to Invoice to Pay

ivalua

What is Invoice to Pay? Invoice to Pay is a request for payment by a supplier, and technology helps to make this simple, fast and more efficient for the Supplier and the Accounts Payable team.

How COVID-19 Has Affected U.S. Trucking Rates—Will it Last?

CHAINalytics

It almost goes without saying: A lot has changed as a result of COVID-19. But what about freight transportation rates? How has the global pandemic impacted the trucking market? And what can shippers expect for the rest of 2020?

COVID-19 Disrupts an Efficient Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

There was a time when Mumbai’s dabbawalas (lunchbox carriers) were known for their efficient supply chain and logistics. But the COVID-19 incursion changed the lives and livelihoods of Mumbai’s dabbawalas.

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Surmount Supply Chain Challenges in the Construction Industry with Technology

Kuebix

Between companies regularly distributing, manufacturing or using construction products, the construction industry experiences a steady flow of business. One thing all construction companies can agree on is the importance of operating efficiently in order to meet project deadlines.

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.

Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders have faced significant challenges in the past, and in 2020, the supply chain coronavirus crisis has put a spotlight on the need for supply chain resilience and integration. Among these, integrated reverse logistics strategies can make or break successful operations.

Supply Chain Resilience: Powering Through Crisis

Gopal Shenoy

The onset of the COVID-19 unveiled grave dissonances in the supply chain of major grocery and retail stores that resulted in a loss of revenue

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Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Digital Twinning article and permission to publish here provided by Jenis Sheth.

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Performance During the Pandemic: A Warehouse and Logistics Update

Logistics Viewpoints

In April I discussed the widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on supply chain and fulfillment, and provided a WMS market update in which I predicted a market downturn in 2020 to be followed by a rebound in 2021.

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!

An extraordinary challenge for the Supply Chain

Prophetic Technology

What Supply Chain (SC) competitive advantages come from Supply Chain Ecosystem Orchestration? supply chain disruption

Looking Beyond Four Walls With SaaS-Based Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

The current year has been anything but ordinary. Supply chains are trying to fulfill more e-commerce orders, and out-of-stock SKUs have become almost expected. Meanwhile, the massive surge in demand continues to push forward another aspect of logistics—reverse logistics.

The Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Shines During the Pandemic

Enterra Insights

One of the unexpected consequences of the pandemic is a new appreciation by consumers for shelf-stable foods and other consumer packaged goods (CPG) products. Colin Stewart, Executive Vice President of Business Intelligence at Acosta, notes, “All industries are feeling its effects, but brands and retailers in the consumer packaged goods industry are among those on the front lines of this fight.

10 Critical Supply Chain Lessons from The Pandemic! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! The Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc throughout the world. In some places the pandemic has been controlled and life is getting back to a new normal.

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Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

How A High-Tech Manufacturer Navigated The Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

A Hi-Tech Company’s Control Tower Helped It Better Manage Air Cargo During the Worst Days of the Pandemic In 2014, one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturers started thinking about a digital transformation that would help them better serve their customers while also generating operational efficiencies.

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Recession fears putting pressure on forklift rental market

In the Supply Chain

By John Maguire (pictured). Managing Director of Narrow Aisle Ltd. The post Recession fears putting pressure on forklift rental market appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Omnichannel Requires Fast Warehouse Transformation: Why & How to Do It Right| TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO

Cerasis

[link] The growth of omnichannel is subject to hype and fact. Some supply chain leaders and experts argue omnichannel is the improper term to describe the state of warehouse transformation today. Others voice concern over how warehouse transformation could increase costs when not adequately managed.

Will Supply Chains Ever Return to Normal?

Enterra Insights

As countries struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, one hears and reads a lot about the “new normal.” ” Normalcy is defined as the state of being usual, typical, or expected. Look back a year ago and few, if any, supply chain professionals had a pandemic high on their list of potential disruptive threats. They can be excused for this oversight. After all, the last global pandemic was the so-called Spanish Flu which swept around the globe following World War One.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

How does a company with a global footprint remain nimble and adapt to the unprecedented times we are in?

Real-Time Visibility: the Foundation for Supply Chain Automation

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve written previously about how I founded FourKites in 2014 to help shed light on the vast blind spots that exist throughout our complex and interconnected global supply chains.

Why brands & manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce

In the Supply Chain

By Andy McCaul (pictured). The Bigger Boat Co-Founder & Director. The post Why brands & manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Machine Learning and AI: Profiling Demand History – A Wiser Forecasting

Arkieva

In the simple version of supply chain management (SCM) the goal for demand forecasting in the tactical decision tier is prediction accuracy. In the wiser version, the purpose is expanded to include an understanding of your demand (demand profiling).

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.