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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Early analysis of options: All too often, value chain decisions are made irrespective of trade considerations, be it on sourcing, location of manufacturing or services centres, ownership structures, shipping routes, storing options, priority consumer markets and so on and so forth.

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

We’ve found our customers are urgently seeking ways to better plan around supply chain demand volatility and improve how they source materials and products from suppliers. Supply chains will get more regional and focus more on alternate sourcing/ substitution options.

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Inoculating 2021 E-Commerce with Fulfillment Best Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

These shifts led more fulfillment teams to identify and embrace emerging best practices as part of their 2021 planning. Leveraging every competitive strength remains critical in 2021, when any one of these trends can wreak havoc on an unprepared shipper.

Trends 2021: Big Data

Enterra Insights

Technology writer Puja Das predicts, “2021 will see more emphasis on actionable data. … As the need grows for more data to be pulled together from disparate sources, an over-arching hybrid cloud architecture that includes cloud and on-prem platforms should be formalized, and enterprise security and governance should be uniformly applied throughout.”[8] 5] Jessica Davis, “ Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021 ,” InformationWeek, 13 November 2020. [6]

Import Bans from China Grow in US and UK

Logility

According to the US Customs and Border Protection, the importer of record is responsible to prove its products do not contain any material, in whole or part, sourced from XUAR. Supply Chain Traceability Solution Documents Chain of Custody from Source to Importer of Record.

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The Beer Supply Chain in 2021 and Beyond

Unleashed

Post pandemic, evolving pressures will endure to disrupt the beer supply chain in 2021 and beyond. Consumer demand for sustainable crops and locally sourced produce is and will continue to be key factors for raw ingredients in the beer supply chain.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Although Pfizer does not state the source of this capability, I assume the technology is provided by FedEx, UPS, and McKesson. As of January 5, 2021, 17,020,575 have been distributed. Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation in 2021

Bristlecone

Many pre-COVID trends are now carrying over into 2021, not only because they help build supply chain resiliency, but also because they’re good business practices. The post Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation in 2021 appeared first on Bristlecone.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Source: US DoD. Although Pfizer does not state the source of this capability, I assume the technology is provided by FedEx, UPS, and McKesson. As of January 5, 2021, 17,020,575 have been distributed. Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

This includes port data, social media, news, event and weather (SNEW) data, weather data (to some degree), traffic data, and other available sources to provide an accurate ETA to warehouses, stores, and end consumers.

Navigating the “New Normal” in Supply Chains with Next-Gen Source-to-Pay Capabilities

IT Supply Chain

The post Navigating the “New Normal” in Supply Chains with Next-Gen Source-to-Pay Capabilities appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Shannon Kreps (pictured). Vice President Product Marketing, Medius.

How the Pandemic Has Altered AT&T’s Global Sourcing Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains all over the world, and that of communications giant AT&T was no exception

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

This includes port data, social media, news, event and weather (SNEW) data, weather data (to some degree), traffic data, and other available sources to provide an accurate ETA to warehouses, stores, and end consumers.

Trucking Market Q1 Update and 2021 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

” Expectations for the Trucking Market in 2021 . But most likely, we will see the start of 2021 closely resembling the back half of 2020. Buying Trends Could Shape 2021 Freight Outlook. Vaccine Distribution and Its Effects on the 2021 Freight Market .

The Role of Reverse Auctions in Strategic Sourcing

EC Sourcing Group

Within the procurement of goods, there are many processes as well, such as sourcing and the role of reverse auctions in strategic sourcing. However, there are many times where the reverse auction process is warranted and can play a significant role in your strategic sourcing strategy.

Customer Service Aided by Cognitive Technologies

Enterra Insights

With access to a mix of complex data sets from an array of sources, companies now have better insight into customer behavior, leading to higher sales numbers and better customer service.” ” Journalist Brett Grossfeld reports, “Gartner predicts that by 2021, 15 percent of customer service interactions will be handled completely by artificial intelligence.”[5] We’ve all heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.”

Lead Generation for Supply Chain: 5 Ways to Get Prospects!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Interested in finding a dependable source of warm and high-quality leads to fuel your sales pipeline? Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 4 Challenges in Starting and Sustaining a SIOP (S&OP) Business Process! Get Our EBook here.

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Making Supply Chains Fit for Function

Enterra Insights

”[2] The staff at Advanced Transportation Systems (ATS) adds, “Supply chain management deals with the procedures encompassing sourcing components a company requires to develop its products or service to deliver the end product to customers. Sourcing. With so much being written and discussed about supply chain transformation, it’s good to remind ourselves what supply chain management is fundamentally about.

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Paris 2021 – EN – Taid Qazi

ivalua

He has 13 years of sourcing/procurement experience within the financial industry. The post Paris 2021 – EN – Taid Qazi appeared first on Ivalua Taid Qazi CPO. Taid (41) graduated in 2006 with a M.Sc. in “International Marketing and Management” from Copenhagen Business School. Taid spent the last 3 years as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) in Danske Bank, headquartered in Copenhagen (Denmark).

How to Achieve New Product Introduction (NPI) Success

Arena Solutions

Silos result in data scattered in multiple sources. electrical, mechanical, software, drawings) together into a single source of truth. Did you know that most product launches fail? Some of the best-known companies experience challenges when launching new products.

How POS Data Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

You will also have insights on the duration of time it will take you to sell them ( source ). Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Complexity in the Retail Supply Chain! Get Our EBOOK HERE. POS Data article and permission to publish here provided by Aniko A.

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We’re hiring a Sustainability Strategy Manager!

Provenance

Lead on workshop design, delivery and program management; engaging and influencing stakeholders across Sustainability, Brand, Marketing and Sourcing teams .

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Cryptocurrency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This basically means that trying to launder money through cryptocurrency leaves behind a permanent trial that authorities like the FATF ( Financial Action Task Force ) can track and follow in order to find the original source of the money that was laundered and report the crime.

Pandemic Worries Turned into a Peace-of-Mind Tracking Solution

AB&R

Sources Cited. [1] 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, bringing changes that have altered the way we live our lives. This time last year, many of us had never heard of the now-abundant buzzwords “social-distancing,” or “contact tracing.”.

Why a Freight Audit Matters Today More Than Ever

Intelligent Audit

The best audit setup utilizes shipping analytics tools and looks from the very start with sourcing raw materials and continues all the way through final mile delivery and invoice payment.

Ultimate B2B Ecommerce Guide: Everything You Need To Know

ShipBob

Suppliers are B2B companies that are the source of goods in most ecommerce supply chains. This provides a single source for accurate B2B order data that can be harnessed to improve back-end processes, streamline inventory management, fulfillment, and more.

Purchase Price Variance (PPV)! A Profit or Loss Opportunity?

Supply Chain Game Changer

As a result PPV can either become a source of great profitability for your company or the cause of tremendous financial losses. Locking in higher prices to your customers while driving down costs with your suppliers simultaneously is a source for PPV generation. Subscribe Here!

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Intalere partners with Ivalua & Consus Global to digitize and transform their sourcing, supplier management and contract lifecycle management processes

ivalua

New York, NY January 07, 2021. The post Intalere partners with Ivalua & Consus Global to digitize and transform their sourcing, supplier management and contract lifecycle management processes appeared first on Ivalua

Trends 2021: Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Perhaps most importantly, edge AI enhances data privacy because data need not be moved from its source to a remote server.”[6] 3] Jelani Harper, “ 2021 Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The ModelOps Movement ,” insideBIGDATA, 3 November 2020. [4] The post Trends 2021: Artificial Intelligence first appeared on

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What Are Supply Chain Predictive Analytics?

Intelligent Audit

Source the right talent. There is a lot of talk within the supply chain industry regarding the value supply chain predictive analytics. This is because data collection and analysis prepare freight managers for the highs and lows the industry will likely face in the new year.

Challenges for the Metals Industry – How USC Consulting Group Can Help (eBook)

USC Consulting Group

Consulting Metals Process Improvement Supply Chain Consumer Demand COVID-19 cycle time Inventory Management strategic sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Optimization Workplace SafetyIf you’re in the metals industry, you don’t need us to tell you what your challenges are.

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The need to know

EFT

Canadian factory activity expanded at its fastest pace on record in December as new orders and production climbed, while manufacturers grew more optimistic that output would continue to rise in 2021, data showed on Monday. Airbus to meet top suppliers amid jet output concerns- sources.

Tesla market cap surpasses next five largest automotive companies combined

EFT

Vehicle batteries and powertrains in particular are expensive to produce and manufacturers are having to overcome imbalance in supply and demand, such as investing rapidly to find more high-quality sources of lithium.

From Lab to Arm: Supply Chain Journey of the COVID-19 Vaccines

BlueYonder

Fortunately, they will be able to make it up in early 2021. Temperature control, such as Pfizer’s vaccine needing to be kept at -70C may/will present the need for local sources such as dry ice.

NTT DATA Saved $125 Million With SAP Ariba

Logistics Viewpoints

Competition is key to sourcing savings. That means the procurement savings pay for the sourcing staff, the procurement technology, and the overhead. Procurement/Sourcing ProcurementJeff Tramel, the Vice President of Global Procurement, at NTT DATA Services.

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