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Supply Chain Game Changer

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Omnichannel Requires Fast Warehouse Transformation: Why & How to Do It Right| TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO


[link] The growth of omnichannel is subject to hype and fact. Some supply chain leaders and experts argue omnichannel is the improper term to describe the state of warehouse transformation today. Others voice concern over how warehouse transformation could increase costs when not adequately managed. Supply chain leaders need to understand why an omnichannel More.

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The Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Shines During the Pandemic

Enterra Insights

One of the unexpected consequences of the pandemic is a new appreciation by consumers for shelf-stable foods and other consumer packaged goods (CPG) products. Colin Stewart, Executive Vice President of Business Intelligence at Acosta, notes, “All industries are feeling its effects, but brands and retailers in the consumer packaged goods industry are among those on the front lines of this fight.

Real-Time Visibility: the Foundation for Supply Chain Automation

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve written previously about how I founded FourKites in 2014 to help shed light on the vast blind spots that exist throughout our complex and interconnected global supply chains. Our focus for the first several years was to build a state-of-the-art platform that would give the world’s biggest shippers, and their carrier and broker partners, real-time data about the location of their freight when it’s in transit. And I wrote about how sharing that real-time […].

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A (supply) chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Don’t let it be your d a ta. Among the steps you are proactively taking to prepare for your WMS implementation , master data is one that cannot be ignored. WMS Implementing a WMS Mid-Level Blog

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WMS in focus – Checklist for choosing the right warehouse management system

In the Supply Chain

By Zahim Khan (pictured). Business Development Manager UK, EPG (Ehrhardt Partner Group). The post WMS in focus – Checklist for choosing the right warehouse management system appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik


How does a company with a global footprint remain nimble and adapt to the unprecedented times we are in? Alex HadwickEditor-in-Chief for Supply Chains, Reuters Events, sat down with the Chief Information Officer of logistics giant XPO, Mario Harik, to see how the company is evolving its technology platform and responding to COVID-19. This interview has been edited and condensed.

Boost productivity through supply chain resiliency, demand forecasting, & inventory planning

In the Supply Chain

By Avtar Dhillon (pictured). Director, Business Value Consulting, ThoughtSpot. The post Boost productivity through supply chain resiliency, demand forecasting, & inventory planning appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

U.S. Shortage of China Supplied Commodity Drugs Prompts Shift

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Shortages of the simple, over-the-counter painkiller acetaminophen this spring have set off alarms in the U.S. and around the world. Disruptions in medical supply chains during the coronavirus pandemic show how dependent countries have become on China for vital pharmaceutical supplies, the WSJ’s Chuin-Wei Yap reports, triggering a concerted effort to revamp production channels that have been built up over years.

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.

Rugby, The Supply Chain And Real Time Winning Strategies

Gravity Supply Chain

Supply chain and rugby managers require complex communication and collaboration strategies using real time data and insights for competitive advantage. Leave a Reply [contact-form-7]. Articles

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How This Pharma Giant Beat its Theft and Overstocking Challenges with OTIF


A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility. This company, which is one of the 20 largest pharma brands in the world and was ranked #1 in Access to Medicine Index, ensured product availability at each of its retail locations without overstocking at any of its 30 distribution centers in the region.

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White Paper: Procurement Diagnostics: Assess, Compare, Identify and Plan Your Way to Procurement Visibility and Process Efficiency


Diagnostics are a quick yet effective way to gain sufficient visibility into the procurement function, understand gaps and efficiently bridge such gaps through proven methodology?. Diagnostics help CXOs and Business Process Leaders make accurate decisions and tackle complex business challenges.

Top 5 Things Online Retailers Need to Know Before Heading into the Peak Season

Supply Chain Nation

As the peak seasons approach, every online retailer worries about the impact of the expected spike in traffic on their e-commerce and fulfillment systems, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic has already caused a spike in online shopping vs. in-store, and peak holiday shopping season will only exacerbate that. Here are 5 tips that retailers should consider as they prepare for the upcoming peak season: 1. Manage the load: beware of database locking, contention or system stability issues.

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.

Supply Chain Network Design – Not Just for Strategic Planning


Get the right product to the right place at the right time and in the right quantity. This is the mantra for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Sounds simple enough, but in today’s world of countless disruptions, it is not an easy task. Most manufacturers attempt to plan this out by defining their supply chain network, especially CPG companies.

The need to know


The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. UPS shares hit new high as pandemic drives healthcare, e-commerce shipments. United Parcel Service Inc ( UPS.N ) exceeded analyst estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday as pandemic-fueled rises in lucrative healthcare and air shipments helped offset a margin squeeze from surging e-commerce home deliveries, sending shares up as much as 17.6%.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Aug. 6, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Home Depot Rolling Out New DC Network. Low Cost Imports Now Subject to More Scrutiny. Understanding July PMI Score. Investments in Ports to Drop Sharply

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German Supply Chain Act set to enforce standard for global workforces


Germany is to introduce legislation to force German companies that produce goods abroad to provide good working conditions throughout their entire supply chain. Until now, companies have been expected to adhere to a voluntary code but a 2018 survey of 5,500 German companies with more than 500 employers found that only 18% of those had voluntarily implemented a system to monitor how foreign-made goods are produced. A later survey saw this figure rise to 22%.

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 Virus Gains Steam, with Transformational Changes to Society and Supply Chain in Progress

Supply Chain Digest

Lock Down 2.0 Ahead. Different Views

Unleashed Software reigns Supreme at the Best of the Best Business Awards


It was smiles all round last night at the Cordis hotel in Auckland as Unleashed Software won the Supreme Business Excellence award – and was named Employer of the Year – at Westpac’s Auckland Business Awards Best of The Best gala dinner. This award is recognition for everyone at Unleashed for the amazing work we do to help great product businesses succeed and provide them enduring opportunities to grow,” says CEO Gareth Berry.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Manufacturing Output still Below 2007 Levels

Supply Chain Digest

Index from Federal Reserve Shows US Production also Below Baseline 2012 Numbers Since March

The top 5 barcode scanners in 2020


It’s the simple tool that many small businesses overlook until inaccuracies start to creep into inventory records: a barcode scanner. Using a barcode scanner for small business inventory management can help with stocktaking, stock organizing, and knowing when to reorder. inventory management barcode scanner

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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!

Increase in Fulfillment of Branded PPE

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

One of the hottest commodities in the pandemic economy is personal protective equipment (PPE). And it’s not just consumers searching for masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Marketers are now looking at PPE as a means to protect associates and customers and also to promote their brands. Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment


What Shippers Need to Know About the New NAFTA

Freight Center

Shipping across borders can be confusing, tedious and time consuming, especially when you’re running your own business. And with new government policies now in place and often changing, it’s more important than ever to understand how these changes could affect your business and your shipping strategy. We dive into the details about what shippers need to know about the new NAFTA (now known as the USMCA) here. Freight Shipping & Logistics International Shipping Business Shipping

The Benefits of Freight Optimization | The Business Big Picture


Functionality doesn’t always equal value. That’s why it’s important to gain the right freight optimization capabilities via the right platform to interface and deliver real business value. Ease of use is also a critical part of the equation. MercuryGate’s Multimodal Optimization solution has several elements that make it not just powerful, but highly accessible as […]. The post The Benefits of Freight Optimization | The Business Big Picture appeared first on MercuryGate International.

Lumber Demand Takes Off

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Saw mills that hunkered down for a coronavirus-driven downturn now are struggling to keep up with strong demand. Lumber consumption across the U.S. has exceeded even optimistic forecasts, the WSJ’s Julia-Ambra Verlaine and Ryan Dezember report, leaving home builders, retailers and craftspeople clamoring for wood. Lumber futures have more than doubled since early April, when mill owners curtailed roughly 40% of North America’s sawing capacity.

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.