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Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists

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“The addition of 11 Chinese companies to a U.S.

Falling Into Supply Chain Management

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Many current supply chain professionals say that they “fell into” the field — that is, they started their careers elsewhere but ultimately ended up in a supply chain role.

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Beyond Digital: The Physical Transformation of Supply Chain Distribution Networks

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There are two sides to the supply chain transformation coin: the digital and the physical.

Industry 5.0 and the Supply Chain

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Next generation supply chain optimization will pair both smart, interconnected digital environments with the human insight it takes to make the most out of them. In my role, I get to meet a lot of people with a range of interests in optimizing various aspects of their supply chains.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

The Value of Software Certification

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Here are the key benefits of certifying the competence of users employing routing and scheduling technology—both for companies and for their employees. As modern technology continues to advance, the number of software programs that companies are using is also increasing.

Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

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Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

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Supply Chain Certifications: Are They Worth It?

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There are various supply chain and logistics certifications that industry professionals can pursue from APICS, ISM, CSCMP, and other organizations. Is getting a certification important for career advancement, especially for new supply chain professionals? Which certification would you recommend?

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.

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?

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.

Budget Planning 2021: 5 Supply Chain Recommendations

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The effects of COVID-19 on North American business are creating supply chain challenges into the second half of 2020. The ability for organizations to respond to these challenges will determine the strategies required to maintain profitable performance in 2021.

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.

Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

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Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

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.

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.

Held Hostage by Minimum Order Quantity

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“It’s hot in here, isn’t it?” I asked my wife. I walked over to the thermostat and although the air conditioning was running, the house temp was over 80 degrees. “I I think something’s wrong with the AC,” I said.

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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.

Editor’s Pick: Refreshing Grocery in the Wake of COVID-19

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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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

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Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

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!

Investments in Supply Chain Operating Networks Continue

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Four years ago tomorrow, I wrote about how investments in Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCON) were rising.

The Most Important Technology Company in Your Supply Chain Operations

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When you think about Microsoft and its role in supply chain and logistics, Excel is probably the first thing that comes to mind. The Excel spreadsheet is arguably the most used software application in the field (see “5 Reasons Why Excel Is Champ Of Supply Chain Apps”).

[Video] Making A Difference: Transportation Insight

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The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation.

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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.

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.

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?

Virtual Digital Assistants in Enterprise Software: The Journey to No Clicks

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Instead of manually executing tasks with a mouse or touch screen, why not speak them? We already see this in the consumer realm with smartphones, and in the warehouse too with voice picking technologies.

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.

Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not)

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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.

Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency

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What is so special about October 23, 2005? That’s when Walmart’s CEO at the time, Lee Scott, gave a speech entitled Twenty First Century Leadership that arguably kicked off the supply chain sustainability era.

Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow

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A few years ago, I interviewed Tony Martins, former VP Strategic Services at Halo Pharmaceutical. He raised an interesting question during our conversation: Are you a “Company of Yesterday” or a “Company of Tomorrow”?

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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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.