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Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?

Cerasis

Peak season gets more extensive and more demanding every year. And the upcoming peak season is expected to shatter records.

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Social Media-Fueled Demand Volatility?

ToolsGroup

Have you noticed how the clock speed of just about everything has sped up considerably in just a few years?

Linking Data in Supply Chains to Bring Much-Needed Resilience to Global Businesses

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Fragmented Planning Undermines Supply Chain Success

Logility

Even under the best circumstances, developing production/sourcing plans three, six or nine months into the future with a high degree of confidence is difficult. During times of change and disruption it is nearly impossible to get an accurate plan. Huge sales and margin impacts hang in the balance.

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Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation

Cerasis

The typical peak season supply chain presents its own set of challenges yearly. However, this peak season is one never seen before. This year, 2020, is shaping up to be the most challenging year yet with the global pandemic in full force and the delays following for most of this year.

Transportation Innovation For a Future-Proof Supply Chain

PINC

Supply chain experts and software leaders converge to discuss the current transportation environment and provide valuable tips on what companies should be doing now to get ready for what’s coming next. . What happens when you bring supply chain software leaders, a Berkeley professor, and a top Gartner researcher together in one “virtual” room to talk about the current and future state of the world’s supply chains?

LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Crisis is an opportunity for speeding up Digital Transformation to enhance Agility, Resilience and Productivity Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine. In this edition we have several news updates, interesting & enlightening articles and contributions on people & management – topics which are most crucial to the development of the Supply Chain Industry across regions as well as globally. Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine now! DOWNLOAD NOW. RETURN TO THE ARCHIVE.

Why Procurement leaders must act now to tackle the digital skills shortage

ivalua

The role of procurement has transformed over the last decade, from cost-cutter to a vital ally that can inform and enable business strategy. COVID-19 has only served to cement the procurement department’s status as a key stakeholder. Procurement leaders now have a seat at the top table when it comes to making decisions on supply chain opportunities and risk.

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.

Data is Essential for CPG Success

Enterra Insights

From demand planning to manufacturing to trade promotion optimization, data is essential for almost every aspect of consumer packaged goods (CPG) company operations. Journalist Tina Wilson explains, “While the evolution of the CPG landscape has been underway for years now, its rate of change has dramatically quickened as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Logistics of a Company: Supplier Diversity to Survive Peak Season

Cerasis

The atmosphere of business representation has changed drastically over the last fifty years. A more diverse world has taken shape, and the transportation and supply chain industry is no stranger to this shift.

Why Cognitive Automation makes IBP more Agile and more Strategic

Supply Chain Trend

A common IBP cycle has a monthly cadence providing an – up to 24 months – forward view of a business. It is often supported by a weekly control cycle, sometimes called Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE).

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Nothing will be the same” headlines are mushrooming. However, Foresight Alliance, a consulting firm that applies foresight, strategy, and research to build organizations’ resilience in an increasingly complex and fast-changing world warns against exaggeration and wishful thinking. Experts and pundits are forecasting wholesale changes to every industry and every part of life, but only a minority of these forecasts of massive, permanent change will bear out.

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.

86% of UK businesses face barriers developing digital skills in procurement

ivalua

A shortage of digitally savvy talent, and a lack of training for technical and soft skills, hinder digital procurement initiatives. 24th September 2020, London – Research from Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions, has shown that a majority of UK businesses (86%) face significant barriers developing digital skills in procurement.

The Future Trends In The Supply Chain Industry

All Things Supply Chain

The year 2020 marked not just the start of a new year, but also a new decade. In the previous decade, the supply chain industry turned to technology for growth,… General Supply Chain Management artificial intelligence robotics supply chain supply chain trends technology

Chainalytics’ Ashley Thompson Among Top Women in Supply Chain

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (September 23, 2020) – Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting and analytics, announced today that Ashley Thompson has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a recipient of the first annual Women in Supply Chain award.

Using AI & ML in Retail Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, and Zara are leading the path in the use of technology and advanced analytics in managing supply chains. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are of the hot topics being discussed in the retail world.

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!

How the Pandemic Challenges Every Leader to be a Better Leader – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

In the new world living with COVID-19, we need to work more collaboratively than ever before. Yet, that’s become harder as we navigate how to work separately. Leadership styles have been forced to evolve fast. Organisations have learnt pretty quickly that to survive the pandemic leaders must connect and communicate regularly to their direct reports. Caring leaders and organisations have worked hard to ensure people’s emotional wellbeing hasn’t suffered during isolation.

Release Your AP Team with Invoice-to-Pay

ivalua

Using Invoice-to-Pay to create a top performing Accounts Payable Team. The performance of your Accounts Payable department can have a significant impact on the organization. Recent trends have increased the strategic importance of an effective, transparent Invoice-to-Pay process, managed by AP. Increased outsourcing has made businesses increasingly dependent on suppliers to drive innovation.

A Key to Vendor Compliance: What is EDI in Logistics?

West Coast and California Logistics

If you have retail customers, you are likely familiar with EDI. From shipping notices and order updates to purchase orders and invoices, EDI remains a workhorse of modern supply chain transactions – including those in eCommerce.

5 Ways to Improve Your Customer’s Out-of-Box Experience

CHAINalytics

When virtually any category of consumer product is eligible for the “unboxing video” phenomenon, you need to create unique out-of-box experiences (OOBE) to surprise and delight your customers. The resulting social media buzz and positive reviews can help secure the success of your brand.

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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!

Freight Mode Optimization

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Freight mode optimization article and permission to publish here provided by Adam Robinson at FreightWaves.com.

Work-from-Home, Trust & The Friday Factor – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Is Work-From-Home here to stay ? With more than 40% of the World’s population in lockdown, Working from Home [WFH] or Remote Working was suddenly subjected to what I can only imagine is the largest “proof of concept” ever undertaken. This has forced virtually every business to review their position in respect of Remote Working arrangements. In the absence of an effective COVID-19 treatment, contemplating a transition to new work formats such as WFH, will need to be part of our lives.

How AI Can Counter Cyber Security Threats

In the Supply Chain

By Samantha Kaylee (pictured). Assistant Editor at Crowd Writer. The post How AI Can Counter Cyber Security Threats appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

FourKites Visibility 2020: Setting the Stage for Success

Logistics Viewpoints

As I’ve mentioned a few times here, COVID-19 has changed the nature of my job. Two weeks ago, instead of traveling to an in-person event, I joined the FourKites Visibility 2020 conference from the confines of my home office.

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.