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Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

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Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? I’ve been getting asked that question a lot these days.

Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough

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Among other things, supply chain digital transformation is about eliminating waste from the value chain. This includes eliminating manual and paper-based business processes, which remains prevalent in many logistics and delivery operations.

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Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever?

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Even before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the novel coronavirus was already disrupting the global supply chain. On a daily basis we get reports about the healthcare crisis impacting business processes, consumer habits, and the worldwide economy.

Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage

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COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of supply chain management. The “glass is half full” perspective, however, is that the pandemic is also serving as a catalyst for innovation and digital transformation. Will COVID-19, for example, lead to an acceleration in digital freight adoption?

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!

The Digitization of Customer Order Channels

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If you’re a supplier, nothing makes you happier than receiving a customer order—and the more orders you get, the better. However, there are many different ways for customers to transmit those orders, from highly automated approaches to manual entry. What challenges does this create for suppliers?

Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

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Back in December, when we were making supply chain and logistics predictions for 2020, none of us envisioned the situation the world finds itself in today due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19: Insights from Indago Supply Chain Members

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This time of the year, I’m usually on the road delivering keynote presentations at industry conferences. But with all in-person events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am at home like everybody else.

Contact Tracing in Supply Chain Operations

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Does your warehouse management system (WMS) have contact tracing capabilities? It’s a question that will likely appear in vendor inquiries moving forward, not just for WMS applications but also manufacturing, packaging, retail, construction, and other enterprise software systems.

Editor’s Pick: Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

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Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The Missing Chief Supply Chain Officer: Insights from Indago Members

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A few weeks ago, we asked our Indago members a simple question: Does your company have a Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)?

Application Integration and Social Distancing

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COVID-19 is the largest crisis in recent history, impacting us all economically, physically, socially and politically. Everyone will play a role in helping our world achieve a new normal.

Preparing Your Data for AI, Blockchain, and Other Emerging Technologies

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One of the biggest mistakes companies often make is chasing after the next, new shiny technology application without first clearly defining the business problem or opportunity they’re looking to address — and without first getting their data in order.

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A Manufacturer’s Guide to E-Commerce Fulfillment Excellence

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There is substantial evidence of how e-commerce has dramatically transformed supply chain and logistics operations over the past two decades. But while its impact on retailers has been well documented, e-commerce has also created new challenges and opportunities for manufacturers.

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.

[Video] Preparing Your Data for AI, Blockchain, and Other Emerging Technologies

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John Richardson, Vice President of Supply Chain Analytics at Transportation Insight, discusses how companies can prepare their data for AI, blockchain, and other emerging supply chain and logistics technology applications.

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A Mental Break From Coronavirus

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On Monday mornings, I usually write a post about some emerging trend or topic in the world of supply chain and logistics.

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Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

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Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

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[Podcast] The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Networks

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Earlier this month, I was a guest on Manhattan Associates’ Nucleus of Innovation, a retail and supply chain podcast series “where we tackle some of the most important topics in the industry and learn how leaders are managing their supply chain challenges every day.”

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Coronavirus: Supply Chain Risk Management Back in Spotlight

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The coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency last week, is starting to have an impact on supply chains. Starbucks, Google, and Apple are among the many companies that have scaled back operations in China in response to the outbreak. “As

The More Things Change: 7 Totally Predictable Supply Chain Predictions for 2020

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We all know the saying: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is certainly true in supply chain and logistics.

The Great Lockdown: Will You Keep Bullying or Help Your Suppliers?

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Over the past few years, I’ve written a lot about supplier relationship management. Most of my posts have focused on how many companies (particularly the “800-lb Gorillas” in each industry) still bully their suppliers, shifting as much risk and cost onto them as possible.

Managing Supply Chains from Home (Insights from Indago Members)

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is forcing many supply chain and logistics professionals to work from home. How has the experience been so far? What are the main challenges? Those are the main questions we explored in last week’s Indago microsurvey.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

[Editor’s Pick] Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

[Video] The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

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Bill Alrich, Customer Solutions Representative at Elemica, discusses the value of supply chain quality management in Aerospace & Defense industry.

[Video] The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels

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Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management at Elemica, discusses the digitization of customer order channels. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

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I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus

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“Love in the Time of Cholera” is one of my favorite books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus” is still being written, but even though it won’t be as entertaining as Marquez’s book, it will be an important read for supply chain and logistics professionals.

Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

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For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction

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Every day, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Thousands of lives worldwide have been disrupted, and there’s no way to measure the human toll. Alongside that is the incredibly difficult task of measuring supply chain effects throughout the rest of the year.

What Does Great Look Like in Logistics?

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When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, the mayor at the time, Ed Koch, was famous for always asking “How’m I doin’?” That’s a question that supply chain and logistics professionals ask all the time too.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.