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Do You Want Visibility or Transparency?

Logistics Viewpoints

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, the VIce President of Industry Outreach at Kinaxis. Do you want visibility or transparency? Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, posed that provocative question to supply chain professionals on her LinkedIn feed.

Import Bans from China Grow in US and UK

Logility

On January 13, 2021 the United States Customs and Border Protection expanded the blanket Withhold Release Order (WRO) initially issued on December 2, 2020 and will detain all shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and now includes tomato products.

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Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

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.

Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

2 020 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.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

The Supply Chain Function - What’s That All About?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Ok, I admit it, I started my career as an R&D scientist-type developing FMCG products for the European and Middle Eastern markets. I was actually using my chemistry qualification in industry, which is an opportunity not everyone receives after graduation, so I enjoyed my job.

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LogiSYM—Vietnam Digital 2020 – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

BY Joe Lombardo, Editor-In- Chief, LogiSYM. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS. 2020 has been the year of virtual conferences and meetings for most of us. We have discovered whole new world of virtual video conferencing platforms, of which the most well known is Zoom.

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall. Christopher Wall and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of clearing customs. As the founder of a digital customs brokerage, Christopher has a deep understanding of the customs clearing process and some of the associated problems. About Christopher Wall.

Taking a Fresh Look at Compliance Screening

Talking Logistics

One of the few good things about the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has forced companies to carefully evaluate all aspects of their supply chain processes and capabilities. One area that may have been overlooked in the past is compliance screening. What is compliance screening?

Hindsight May Be 20/20, but Let’s Hope Supply Chain Isn’t (Like 2020, That Is)

Elementum

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the adage “hindsight is 20/20” has taken a whole new meaning for supply chain management. Major breakdowns on a global level spurred an industry-wide awakening that was decades in the making.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Inoculating 2021 E-Commerce with Fulfillment Best Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

All around, 2020 lessons learned are fueling improvements in this new year. Record-setting speed of medical innovation delivered multiple COVID-19 vaccines in less than a year. Schools that sat dormant for nine-months are better equipped to safely welcome students back for in-person learning.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Risks of Relocating a Business ‘China to Vietnam’

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

According to Lambert and Cooper, accelerating globalisation and propelling innovations have been responsible over the past years for developing market competition.

Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares

The Logistics of Logistics

Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares. Eric Ristow , Luis Pajares , and Joe Lynch discuss reimagining the food supply chain.

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The More Things Change in Supply Chain, The More They Stay the Same

Talking Logistics

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.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Worst year for retail sales, but how can tech help?

IT Supply Chain

By Samuel Mueller (pictured). CEO, Scandit. The post Worst year for retail sales, but how can tech help? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Evaluating Innovative Technology with Warehouse Simulation

Logistics Viewpoints

No question – logistics challenges have increased since the rise of e-commerce and the number of products on the market started to multiply. For this reason, supply chain solutions have become an integral part of business strategies to cope with these ever-increasing complexities.

From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

If nothing else, the COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to look for cost savings with significantly increased vigour. Sooner or later, they should be considering the use of Preferential Trade Agreements.

Rethinking Fulfillment with Guy Courtin

The Logistics of Logistics

Rethinking Fulfillment with Guy Courtin. Guy Courtin and Joe Lynch discuss rethinking fulfillment in an era of explosive growth in ecommerce and fulfillment services.

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.

Customer Service Aided by Cognitive Technologies

Enterra Insights

We’ve all heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.” ” We also know it’s not a truism. Blake Morgan ( @BlakeMichelleM ), a self-described customer experience futurist, explains that the axiom reflects a philosophy more than a truth. She explains, “The customer is always right is a phrase pioneered by Harry Gordon Selfridge, John Wanamaker and Marshall Field.

A Year In Data – What I’ve Taken Away

IT Supply Chain

By James Fisher (pictured). Chief Product Officer, Qlik. The post A Year In Data – What I’ve Taken Away appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

How to Handle High Amount of Returns After Holiday Season

All Things Supply Chain

Goods returned to e-commerce businesses in the 2020 holiday season were projected to reach a value of $57 billion because of an existing increase in online sales and easier returns… General holiday holiday demand holiday supply chain returns

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.

Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) Versus Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Arkieva

With strong leadership by the executive team, over time, the business begins to think in terms of overall health and welfare of the company, rather than optimizing a function at the expense of the overall company benefits.

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Trends 2021: Big Data

Enterra Insights

There is no denying we live in the Digital Age and that data is driving the economy. Back in 2014, Joris Toonders ( @joristoonders ), the entrepreneur behind Yonego, wrote, “Data in the 21st Century is like Oil in the 18th Century: an immensely, untapped valuable asset. Like oil, for those who see Data’s fundamental value and learn to extract and use it there will be huge rewards. We’re in a digital economy where data is more valuable than ever.

2020 retail sales worst on record, but how can the sector recover?

IT Supply Chain

By Melissa Minkow (pictured). Retail Industry Lead, CI&T. The post 2020 retail sales worst on record, but how can the sector recover? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

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.