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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

On a cold Boston winter day, I slipped into my seat on a back row in a packed conference room at AMR Research. Heavily booked and running from meeting to meeting, I was late. As I squeezed into the middle seat of a crowded conference room, I got the stare. You know, the look of peers communicating the signal, you are late.) I struggled to manage myself as I settled in elbow-to-elbow with the group to listen to the presentation.

Flexible Food Distribution and Restaurant Business Models

Kuebix

Covid-19 has left restaurants and food distribution companies scrambling to stay afloat. Many are straying away from their traditional business models to keep their companies from going under. The food distribution industry is already expecting to take a $110 billion loss for a year which is a third of their 2019 revenue. The industry lost somewhere […]. The post Flexible Food Distribution and Restaurant Business Models appeared first on Kuebix.

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Beyond Digital: The Physical Transformation of Supply Chain Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

There are two sides to the supply chain transformation coin: the digital and the physical. While digital transformation has been getting the lion’s share of attention from analysts and technology companies, you cannot overlook the importance of physical transformation — that is, the importance of recognizing that your supply chain and distribution networks, which were. Read more Beyond Digital: The Physical Transformation of Supply Chain Distribution Networks.

Cargo Crime is on the Rise, Here’s Why

Shipchain

Lockdowns and border restrictions are beginning to ease up. Businesses are starting to resume their pre-COVID operations. And slowly but surely, the world seems to be moving towards a new normal. That said, in the midst of all of this instability, cargo crime is on the rise due to the current disruption in global supply chains. . Theft. The routes that goods and people typically take from Point A to Point B have been disrupted.

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Streamline Packaging by Integrating with Product Distribution

Kane is Able

Specific consumer products all look pretty much the same as they roll off the manufacturing line. But to satisfy the various ways retailers want to sell products and consumers want to receive them, these products are bundled, wrapped, sealed, tied and packed into dozens of different configurations for final sale. This is called secondary packaging and it’s very expensive for manufacturers to constantly adapt their production lines to create this multitude of packaging configurations.

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Virus Update: Tankers Waiting for Weeks off China Ports, Companies Step Up Distribution Automation

Supply Chain Brain

The latest supply-chain news and insights on the novel coronavirus and global response to the outbreak

Descartes Evolution 2020: Emerging Stronger

Logistics Viewpoints

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of my job quite a bit. The pandemic hit just as we were heading into our busy conference season. So instead of traveling across the country attending conferences, networking with peers, and in most cases, enjoying a bit of sunshine either by the pool or on the beach, I was attending these events from the friendly confines of my home office. The good news is that the virtual […].

Machine Learning: Optimization and Community Intelligence – A Wiser Forecasting

Arkieva

Learn the importance of advanced optimization for statistics (AOS) even for simple methods such as exponential smoothing and the importance of community intelligence. Machine Learning: Optimization and Community Intelligence – A Wiser Forecasting was first posted on August 12, 2020 at 7:41 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

6 Critical Elements of Successful Supply Chain Management

SCJunction

In 2020 successful supply chain management is more critical to the economy than ever before. Following on from the core components of supply chain management, we look towards the future and how we can ensure their ability to stay supremely agile and functional, whatever the demands. Supply Chain Best Practice managing your Supply Chain Blog General Tips

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.

E-Commerce Logistics Strategies: The State of E-Commerce Logistics Heading Into Peak Season

Cerasis

Successful e-commerce strategies for managing the demands of peak season revolve around how well an organization understands the state of e-commerce itself and its implications for capacity. As the months passed within the COVID-19 pandemic, the trucking industry appeared to make up for its startling declines. Unfortunately, the state of e-commerce itself is presenting a.read More.

How Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

Jaggaer

For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project , in every sector , was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Only a few, notably grocery stores, food chains, essential retail ers , and healthcare, were in a position to push forward.

How AI & Machine Learning Will Transform Supply Chain Management Through Software-Driven Automation

Accelogix

This blog is a guest post from Paul Patin, Chief Technology Officer at Logistiview. He explains his personal journey from supply chain AI/ML skeptic to optimistic believer and how these technologies will radically transform supply chain planning and warehouse automation in the future. I confess that I was once an AI and ML skeptic. I love technology. I love gadgets. I love efficiency. I even watch some sci-fi.

5 Ways of Creating Resilient Supply Chains in Manufacturing

ThroughPut

What is a Resilient supply chain? A resilient supply chain is a smarter supply chain that has learned to adapt itself to continuous disruptions. These supply chains are those that can scale to meet new demands as and when the customer needs change. They are more reliable, tune in well to volatilities and help build the necessary trust between the manufacturer and the final customer.

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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.

6 Benefits of Integrated Business Planning Software for Inventory Optimization

Blue Ridge

The benefits of Integrated Business Planning software are something that should be part of every company's inventory optimization strategy. The post 6 Benefits of Integrated Business Planning Software for Inventory Optimization appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles collaboration ibp lifeline supply chain analytics

5 Ways of Creating Resilient Supply Chains in Manufacturing

ThroughPut

What is a Resilient supply chain? A resilient supply chain is a smarter supply chain that has learned to adapt itself to continuous disruptions. These supply chains are those that can scale to meet new demands as and when the customer needs change. They are more reliable, tune in well to volatilities and help build the necessary trust between the manufacturer and the final customer.

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How Customer-Centric Supply Chains Can Fuel Growth

Supply Chain Brain

Just 10% of companies are investing in their supply chains to meet evolving customer experience demands, according to a recent survey

This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: A New Sustainability Program

Aborn and Co.

A New Sustainability Program with Feeding America. This week in logistics we are taking a look into an article by. Jennifer Wong. , “. A new sustainability program with Feeding America to reduce waste and rescue food from supply chains. published through. FreightWaves. Convoy is teaming up in a new collaboration with Feeding America. Their goal is to reroute consumable food and beverages to food banks across America instead of tossing good food in the garbage. . Food waste in the U.S.

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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!

The Virtual "War Room" Playbook for Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Countries and States are beginning the process of reopening but the disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic are here to stay for the long term. The exceptions across supply chains, driven by both consumer behavior and operational challenges won't go away overnight. All businesses are struggling to respond to everything from stockouts to production delays to supplier issues.

Supply-Chain Survival Strategies: Now and for the Future

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

For businesses today, merely surviving the pandemic and economic downturn is tough enough — but not enough

Bracing Your Supply Chain for Q4, COVID-19, and Keeping Up (Part 2)

FLEXE

4 industry experts sit down to discuss supply chain resilience and how to prepare for the Q4 peak that’s just around the corner. Watch the webinar

Be a Supply Chain Game Changer: Resolve Delivery Issues 10x Faster

Supply Chain Brain

Supply Chain organizations that ship to retailers are all too familiar with penalties from Walmart, Amazon and Costco. Now the penalty pandemic is spreading to smaller retailers, carriers and 3PLs through accessorial fees. Delivery penalties these days can add up quickly to have a $100k to $10M impact on net revenue.

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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!

Companies Outsourcing: The Challenges and Benefits of Outsourcing Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Companies outsourcing reverse logistics is quickly becoming a new standard. Instead of relinquishing all controls, companies now have an opportunity to add-on reverse logistics management capabilities from within an existing transportation management system (TMS). As a result, the multi-trillion dollar problem of reverse logistics can finally be controlled. Of course, it always helps to understand.read More.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Aug. 13, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Nikola Motors with Huge Deal for Electric Trucks, Big New Surcharges Coming for in, FedEx Finding Robot Success for Hub Sorting, Retail Chains Pulling Out of Empty Manhattan

2020 SCM Best Paper Award Winners

SCM Research

Two of the leading operations & supply chain management journals have just announced their best paper award winners at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on When it Comes to eCommerce, There is Amazon and a Bunch of Number 2s

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart has Nearly Eight Times the Share of Second Place Walmart

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.