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6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

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As the logistics industry prepares for the 2021 supply chain trends, an uncertain future becomes the problem.

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5 Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Managers in 2021

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Several challenges loom large for supply chain managers as 2021 approaches for the transportation industry.

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What is Multimodal Shipping?

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Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

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The reworking of supply chains has a simple purpose of fitting the new world economy’s needs and demands. And freight data sharing platforms had already started before the mess of 2020 began.

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.

Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

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Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

Building a Better Data-Driven Reverse Supply Chain

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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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Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

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Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

5 More 2021 Trends in the Supply Chain to Start Thinking About Now

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The saying goes- the only thing staying the same is that everything keeps changing. And the statement becomes especially true with supply chain management. It’s crucial to track the 2021 trends in the supply chain needed for success.

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Why It’s Time to Rethink Supply Chain Consultant Services in 2021

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Many small and medium-sized businesses make use of supply chain management consulting services in some way. The value of supply chain consultant services is higher right now due to the increased demand for more.

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!

5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track

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

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

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It is easy to make analytics the cornerstone of warehouse and distribution center management. While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes.

10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping

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Complexity and precision data within the transportation and shipping industry require refinement in measuring and recording metrics. That is where multimodal metrics that leverage transportation data can make all the difference.

When to Outsource Reverse Logistics

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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.

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.

What Is an Automated Freight Settlement?

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More supply chain leaders are learning to leverage technology to improve performance and lower landed costs. Unfortunately, there remain opportunities to recapture freight spend within the freight settlement process that automated freight settlement could solve. Consider this example.

Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation

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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.

4 New Trends in Multimodal Transportation

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Problems with the global supply chain are not new, but they are somewhat unprecedented at the level they have climbed to in 2020. The supply chain coronavirus issues have pushed the supply chain — and many suppliers — to their breaking point.

Top Trends Driving Interest in New Peak Technologies

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[link] In this episode, we discuss the top trends contributing to new peak technologies.

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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.

Top 5 Reverse Logistics KPIs to Track

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The modern supply chain is built on the premise of applied data and strategic performance measurement.

Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies

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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 Tips to Increase Shareholder Support for Automation in Logistics

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E-commerce logistics continues to push the limits of today’s supply chains. The automated supply chain makes many promises and affords a way to enable automated exception management. Unfortunately, companies remain trailing behind.

How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Impact Holiday SCM

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The past year taught supply chain professionals that uncertainty is the only certainty in supply chain management (SCM). And that’s rapidly proving to be the case as drug makers obtain approval for a COVID-19 vaccine and plan distribution.

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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.

Reverse Logistics Analytics: How to See Past Customer Delivery

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The application of analytics offers opportunities to increase supply chain value, and in today’s world, few applications of analytics carry the weight placed on reverse logistics analytics.

Logistics of a Company: Supplier Diversity to Survive Peak Season

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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.

What Could a Second Stimulus Mean for Peak Logistics and E-Commerce

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Earlier this year, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the hope of stimulating business and easing the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Exploring the Value of Connected Supply Chain Systems to Increase ROI

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Connected supply chain systems rely on the advancement of sensors, analytics, and real-time data to make informed decisions and reduce inefficiencies. This advanced supply chain, known as supply chain 4.0,

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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.

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

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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. The global reverse logistics market is forecast to hit US$603.90 billion by 2025,read More. The post What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

5 E-Commerce Inventory Management Strategies to Know | VIDEO

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[link] While the supply chain speeds toward a record-breaking peak season, e-commerce is already at its breaking point. Inventory has been subject to changing customers’ buying patterns. And the ability to reorder in anticipation of future trends can feel downright impossible.

Breaking Down the Barriers to New Technologies During Omnichannel Peak Season

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The omnichannel peak season for 2020 will be an entirely new beast in logistics. The days of planning for a gradual ramp-up to peak season have vanished. Meanwhile, the need to maximize the value of the existing supply chain technologies has never been higher.

5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO

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[link] Preparing for peak season 2020 should be no different than any prior year. However, 2020 has been extremely eventful and wrought with risk in the supply chain. With peak season approaching, shippers may simply be worried about what steps to take.

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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!