Tue.Apr 13, 2021

How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption


Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.

Why Do So Many Integrated Business Planning Initiatives Fail?


What is integrated business planning (IBP)? Is it identical to sales and operations Planning (S&OP), an extension of it, or something altogether separate? A GPS for your business? That sounds more like a slogan than a practical definition.


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3 Ways Procurement Can Help Grow Revenues (Part 2)


In part 1 of this blog I looked at how procurement can actually create new revenue opportunities. Here I’ll take a look at two other ways that procurement can help support growth. These are less revolutionary than the first but not used to their potential at most organizations.

The Roaring Twenties and the Rise of Digital Enterprises

Enterra Insights

Last century’s “roaring twenties” were characterized by economic growth and widespread prosperity, driven primarily by recovery from wartime devastation and deferred spending. Today, we are just starting the recovery from our war with the coronavirus. A war that wreaked economic devastation and also deferred spending. A century ago, the roaring twenties saw a boom in construction. Today, America may finally be addressing its infrastructure shortfalls. A century ago, rural U.S.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

The Cold Chain and COVID Vaccine Shipping

Freight Center

It’s been the talk of the town lately, and that includes in the freight shipping community. We’re talking, of course, about the COVID vaccine. The cold chain has been heavily impacted by the shipping of the COVID vaccine because of its temperature-sensitive shipping requirements.

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Warehouse efficiency: Looking at the positives

IT Supply Chain

By Alexander Baal (pictured). Director Sales Operations, Jungheinrich UK. The post Warehouse efficiency: Looking at the positives appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Blog Series: The Ultimate Guide to Supply Chain Resiliency, Part 4 – Institutionalize


Part 4 – Institutionalize to ensure longevity and value. You may be part of an organization whose leaders understand that supply chain risk management (SCRM) is a strategic imperative, and your SCRM may already be mature and delivering a return on investment.

Businesses should reconsider their approach to security to ensure business resilience & mitigate increased cyber risk

IT Supply Chain

By Adam Philpott (pictured). EMEA President, McAfee. The post Businesses should reconsider their approach to security to ensure business resilience & mitigate increased cyber risk appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The 7 Freight Audit and Payment Best Practices

Intelligent Audit

One critical but often overlooked component of successful shipping and logistics management remains freight audit and payment processes. Knowing when invoices get paid, which currently await payment, and tracking payment delays and issues are essential for budget management and financial stability.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

An IT recipe for success

IT Supply Chain

By Karl H. Lauri (pictured). Managing Team Member at MRPeasy.comi. The post An IT recipe for success appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Will Chu, CEO at Vector!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership in Action – Our 2020 All Stars! At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

The Benefits of ERP During Increased Demand


Demands and supplies are radically different today with the pandemic affecting us in ways never imagined. Who imagined a year ago that we would all see household paper product shortages? We have unexpected changes in manufacturing as well.

An Insider’s Guide To Capacity Planning In Food Supply Chain Management


Why do businesses need Capacity Planning in food supply chain management? The success of every enterprise, big or small, hinges on a careful balance of demand and supply.

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!

Three Ways Procurement Can Drive Sustainability Through the Supply Chain


SupplyShift takes a look at three ways that supply chain professionals can drive sustainability through procurement practices.

An Insider’s Guide To Capacity Planning In Food Supply Chain Management


Why do businesses need Capacity Planning in food supply chain management? The success of every enterprise, big or small, hinges on a careful balance of demand and supply.

o9 Solutions recognized as one of FT The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021

o9 Solutions

Dallas, 13 April 2021 – o9 Solutions, a premier AI-driven integrated planning and operations solution provider for the enterprise, has been named as one of the Americas’ 500 fastest growing companies by the Financial Times. The company is ranked No. 133 on the 2021 list.

Rubber Scarcity Creates New Headache for Beleaguered Automakers

Supply Chain Brain

The auto industry, which has long relied on just-in-time manufacturing to reduce costs, is finding it has limited flexibility to deal with supply-chain disturbances wrought by the pandemic

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Surviving supply chain disruption with inventory control


Wholesalers and distributors, just like most people, crave certainty and clarity. If you're in the business of inventory control, the best outcome you can hope for goes the way it’s supposed to

A Brave New Marketer: Rising To The Challenge Of Sustainability Communications


The role of the marketer is evolving at pace.

Watch: Why Is There a Global Semiconductor Shortage?

Supply Chain Brain

Suresh Acharya, professor of practice in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, explains how the semiconductor supply chain works, why there’s a shortage of product, and what are the prospects for an early solution

Join a Special Interest Group Community Meeting at ICON 2021


Blue Yonder’s mission is to foster an environment where active participation maximizes your company’s investment in our solutions and enables you to grow both personally and professionally through collaboration with other supply chain professionals.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

The Key Components of Good Communication in Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

If you’re involved in supply-chain management, chances are you’re revisiting some of your continuity plans to shore up possible vulnerabilities

Discover Operational Efficiency Gold by Finding Hidden Opportunities

USC Consulting Group

Process improvement. We haven’t met a company yet that doesn’t want to do more with what they already have, do it better, more efficiently and more effectively.

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How Bitcoin Works!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Quick Overview of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology! Infographic). How Bitcoin works article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols. Fortunately, describing what Bitcoin is, and how Bitcoin works, is simple.

Supply Chain News on Hershey to get Tough with Suppliers on Sustainability

Supply Chain Digest

Sets Strict Policies on Deforestation, Ups CO2 Emissions Reduction Goals, but was Cited for Child Labor Issues in February

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.