The Journey to a Healthcare Consolidated Service Center


The dire shortage of critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic shined a massive spotlight… The post The Journey to a Healthcare Consolidated Service Center appeared first on Tecsys. Healthcare Posts Supply Chain consolidated service center COVID-19 supply chain

How Healthcare Is Managing Unpredictability


Health systems are flexing their emergency preparedness muscles like never before. The unpredictability and… The post How Healthcare Is Managing Unpredictability appeared first on Tecsys.

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Warehouse ‘Just in Case’ Safety Stock: Balancing Inventory Levels vs. Risk


There are many risks you need to factor into your supply chain strategy. Safety… The post Warehouse ‘Just in Case’ Safety Stock: Balancing Inventory Levels vs. Risk appeared first on Tecsys. Posts Supply Chain Warehouse Management COVID-19 safety stock Supply Chain Strategy

60 Seconds with John Reichert, Executive Director at MHI Solutions Community


Please enjoy this republication of a Material Handling 24/7 Interview. Title: Executive director, MHI Solutions Community; senior director of… The post 60 Seconds with John Reichert, Executive Director at MHI Solutions Community appeared first on Tecsys.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability (Part 2 of 2)


Making predictions involving your supply chain can occasionally feel like divining, but it becomes more of a science with each passing day.

The Future of Warehouse Efficiency and Accuracy: Multi-mode Warehouse Management


Specialized warehouse technologies like voice picking have been around for a long time. And while… The post The Future of Warehouse Efficiency and Accuracy: Multi-mode Warehouse Management appeared first on Tecsys.

The Rise and Staying Power of Curbside Pickup


Please enjoy this republication of a RETHINK Retail article. With physical retail shopping on ice… The post The Rise and Staying Power of Curbside Pickup appeared first on Tecsys. Posts Retail Order Management BOPIS COVID-19 Curbside Pickup

Three WWII History Lessons for the Post-Pandemic Boom


Please enjoy this republication of a The Canadian Business Journal article. As COVID-19 sustains its… The post Three WWII History Lessons for the Post-Pandemic Boom appeared first on Tecsys. Posts COVID-19 WWII

Post-Pandemic Retail: Lessons from SARS and the Success of Alibaba


The very best will understand the intricacies and demands of omnichannel and the unique requirements of online consumers who, in the years since SARS, have become uncompromising in their expectation of a unified buying journey.

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.

Retail Doesn’t Die When Stores Shut Down


Against the backdrop of COVID-19, retailers are scrambling to rewrite their playbooks and overcome challenges they had never imagined. Without foot traffic in the store, traditional retailers are looking for ways to modernize by giving shoppers new ways to buy their products.

The Eight Benefits of Curbside Pickup


Retailers will shutter if they do not take proactive steps to open new revenue streams.… … The post The Eight Benefits of Curbside Pickup appeared first on Tecsys. Posts Retail Order Management BOPIS COVID-19 Curbside Pickup Omnichannel

Shrewd Retailers Think Outside the Big Box


Please enjoy this republication of a RETHINK Retail article. In his opening keynote for NRF’s Big… The post Shrewd Retailers Think Outside the Big Box appeared first on Tecsys. Posts

Three Post-COVID-19 Outcomes Likely to Impact the Healthcare Industry


Six months ago, news of Trump’s possible impeachment, nestled between Epstein’s death and Weinstein’s conviction,… The post Three Post-COVID-19 Outcomes Likely to Impact the Healthcare Industry appeared first on Tecsys. Healthcare Posts COVID-19 healthcare

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.

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

How the heatwave impacted the High Street

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Matthew Robertson, co-CEO, NetDespatch. As we see the first signs of the heatwave dissipating and wetter weather coming in, this got me thinking about recent articles that I've read about the negative impact on productivity the balmy summer weather has had on office workers, with many preferring to work from home and not venture into heat-baked cities, over-crowded tubes and frenzied traffic jams


Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

CrowdStrike Inc., the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. Tom Peters. The idiom, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, symbolizes working on something pointless or insignificant because it will soon be overtaken by events.

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!

Building a Better Data-Driven Reverse Supply Chain


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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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

On a cold Boston winter day, I slipped into my seat on a back row in a packed conference room at AMR Research. Heavily booked and running from meeting to meeting, I was late. As I squeezed into the middle seat of a crowded conference room, I got the stare.

Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember standing in the temperature screening queue in Doha. As the line wound around multiple stations, my backpack cut into my shoulders. I was tired and cranky as I read the overview of MERS.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am reflective. My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. I spent the month of March trying to help business leaders mitigate the impact of the pandemic. My first focus was on China sourcing.

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.

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends


As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts.

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

My left arm hurts. I have been on a waiting list to get the shot for three years. This week, I rolled up my sleeve and got the Shingrix vaccine. Glaxo SmithKline introduced Shingrix in 2017, but shortages prevailed. I paused when the pharmacist asked, “Do you mind which arm gets the shot?”

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Lean without Limits!

DELMIA Quintiq

There are many paths to achieving organization goals. Whether goals are revenue or sustainability, a major contributing ability is operational efficiency; the ability to make continuous improvements towards Lean processes.

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AI This. Not So Fast.

Supply Chain Shaman

Grounded during this pandemic, and unable to interact with clients in person, I try to write 3,000 words a day. Morning after morning, fueled by good black coffee, I type away. I share insights, based on research, for the supply chain leader.

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.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Sharing My Experience. The year was 1982.

When to Outsource Reverse Logistics


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.

Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies


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.

5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track


Across returns supply chains—a core component of reverse logistics—the need to improve performance has never been higher.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.