Thu.May 28, 2020

8 Considerations for Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning


Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, discussed in a recent webinar how companies have adapted their supply chains during this crisis, and provided guidance in planning for recovery and future uncertainty.

Supply Chain Data Management: Making Data Make Sense for Supply Chain Planning


One breezy fall day last year, before COVID-19, I spent several hours trying to rake leaves off my lawn. Unfortunately, every time I thought I was close to being done, the wind blew more leaves off the trees and more leaves from my neighbor’s yard into my yard.

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Coronavirus Supply Chain Response: Near-Term Actions to Take Today


COVID-19 has brought the global economy to its knees. In April, the IMF declared it the “ worst economic downturn since the great depression ,” and even in areas that are starting to open back up, projections remain bleak.

Editor’s Pick: Impact of COVID-19 on Waste Management Industry

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

How Covid-19 redesigned the warehouse layout


Warehouse work isn't something that people can do from home, and as an essential part of a nation's supply chain, warehouse workers will continue to experience COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace for the foreseeable future. Managing through Coronavirus

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How Bridgestone is Leveraging Private and Dedicated Fleets to Manage COVID-19 Disruptions [Podcast]


In the latest episode of the Freightvine, Bridgestone’s Brad Blizzard joins host Chris Caplice to discuss how the company is dealing with slumping demand by offsetting the cost of their private and dedicated fleets.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like


Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Consider our lives before the pandemic. Goods and materials were continually traveling across borders. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. In the business sector, each day consisted of dozens of ungloved handshakes, introductions, and meetings.

What is ABC Analysis?


Learn about: What an ABC analysis is How you can implement it How Walmart uses it in its daily business. Which products, customers, or purchased parts are the largest contributors to your company’s success?

Omnichannel Retails Comes Front and Center

Enterra Insights

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered physical stores, retailers were adopting omnichannel strategies to take advantage of the increasingly important consumer digital path to purchase. When the pandemic descended on the economy like a curtain at the end of Broadway play, retailers were only left with online sales involving home delivery or curbside pickup. Petr Svoboda ( @petrsvob ), CEO of Shopsys, has been urging retailers to focus more sharply on online sales for nearly twenty years.

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 “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry


Register here for an upcoming webinar where I will cover an in-depth overview of the “new normal” in the packaging industry. It is amazing to see what the packaging industry has accomplished during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in terms of supporting essential businesses.

Geodis delivers 13 million masks to the US with the help of an Antonov AN-124 aircraft

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Geodis, the global supply chain operator, has transported 13 million masks from China to the US utilising an Antonov AN-124, the world’s second largest aircraft

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The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry


It is amazing to see what the packaging industry has accomplished during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in terms of supporting essential businesses. The crisis is not yet behind us, but it is already time to start looking at the current environment as the “new normal”, at least for now.

Drivers of Innovation, Part III: The Right Systems

Arena Solutions

Innovation starts with the right mindset and is amplified by the right culture, as we discussed in our earlier posts. In this post, we’ll take a look at the third and final driver of innovation: the systems that tie everything together.

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.

Three Phases of Supply-Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed a lack of resilience in organizations and societies — and, more specifically, in global supply chains

Welcoming Uber Freight to iTradeMarketplace


In the weeks since we launched our new iTradeMarketplace service , the hundreds of users participating and thousands of available connections have shown us a lot.

What Are the Goals of Procurement Management?

EC Sourcing Group

What Are the Goals of Procurement Management? The goals of procurement management are generally to acquire goods and services with the highest quality at the lowest cost to create an end product.

Looking for a US Foreign Trade Zone? Consider North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

In uncertain times, companies will do all they can to keep their supply chains moving while reducing costs. One effective way to accomplish both is to import products from overseas and warehouse them within a U.S. foreign trade zone (FTZ; also called “free trade zones”).

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!

How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at The unfolding covid-19 pandemic has impacted global supply chains in myriad ways.

The Value Realization Imperative: Optimizing the Value of SaaS Investments

Supply Chain Nation

Understanding the value realized from investments in SaaS platform solutions is a strategic imperative in today’s economy. Many organizations, however, find it challenging to accurately determine the strategic, operational, and financial benefits of these solutions.

BluJay Improves Position on Completeness of Vision Axis in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems Compared to Previous Year

BluJay Solutions

BluJay recognized for ability to execute and completeness of vision. Holland, MI – May 28, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announced that BluJay has improved its position in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” 1 on the “completeness of vision” axis compared to the previous year.

The need to know


. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown.

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.

Getting Something of Value from an Unexpected Crisis

DELMIA Quintiq

Within the global Transportation and Mobility industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed life for most of us both personally and professionally. The stay-at-home orders came upon us so quickly that we hardly had time to clear out our lockers in the plant or our desks in the office.

Why warehouses are becoming more efficient


. James Fisher, Head of Real Assets for BRE, has seen a sea-change in attitudes to sustainability. “ I spent quite a few years trying to encourage people to be more sustainable in their business practice.

[WHITE PAPER] The Application of Supply Chain Data to Maximize Continuity


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Supply chain leaders are working to find a viable solution that excels during times of disruption. The COVID-19 pandemic unveiled the weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in the supply chain.

Understanding the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Cisco Systems Tops the List for First Time, as We Explain the Methodology in Detail

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.