Mon.Mar 30, 2020

Critical Supply Chain Planning Capabilities Needed to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Supply Chain Disruptions


Like millions of people around the globe, I watch with growing concern as the number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to grow at a logarithmic rate and approaches 1,000,000.

3PLs – The Catalyst in the Growth of Brands


In the field of supply chain management, 3PL or third-party logistics companies are outsourcing companies that support brands in distributing products to customers. 3PL is the right solution for brands that want to grow their business.

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A demand framework for COVID-19 from crisis response to the new normal


In an MIT briefing on The Impact of COVID-19 on Business and Supply Chain last week, professor Yossi Sheffi recommended that one of the actions companies should start taking right now is “plan for the recovery.”

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19


Just like you, we’re taking the news day by day and continuously brainstorming ways to serve our community. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on our lives, the kind we have not seen in centuries.

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!

Countering the Bullwhip Effect in a COVID-19 World


By shifting from a forecast-driven ordering system to one that enables high levels of visibility and information-sharing, companies can effectively avoid the dreaded “bullwhip effect” in their supply chains.

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How is COVID-19 affecting capacity and freight rates?

DAT Solutions

COVID-19 has become one of the most disruptive events to hit supply chains in our lifetime, and the DAT Analytics team is publishing regular reports to track its impact on freight markets. Trucking Industry Trends

Immediate Supply Chain Decisions for “Non-Essential” Manufacturers


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created profound uncertainty, and catapulted the vulnerabilities of interconnected supply chains front and center.

How Big Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Sourcing Processes for Walter Charles III


“Big Data” is everywhere. The value of quality data has never been higher, and the power to process that data is more readily available than ever.

Supply Chain in the Time of Corona

All Things Supply Chain

The corona lock-down has one advantage: I finally have the time to read the stack of books on my bedside table. That includes re-reading the classic novel by Gabriel García… Editor's Picks General Supply Chain Management coronavirus supply chain management

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep


As the ecommerce industry grows, the logistics of getting orders to customers has become more complicated — especially with the novel coronavirus impacting entire supply chains. One thing that remains constant in these uncertain times: Consumers don’t like to wait.

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

Over the years we’ve built strong relationships with hundreds of global companies, and we hear the same challenges again and again: they can’t accurately plan for intermittent demand, they’ve got too much capital tied up in inventory, and their planners are overwhelmed by data management and complicated math.

What Covid-19 teaches us about supply chains


We can certainly say that we live in unprecedented times. The coronavirus affects us all in some way or form. ChainPoint is no different in this, where all colleagues are working from home.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help


The Defense Production Act has been invoked to meet PPE demand in the United States. Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. Medical testing companies are scaling to meet unprecedented demand. Medicines in clinical trials are being fast-tracked for limited COVID-19 testing.

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.

Spot Freight Sway and How to Use It to Your Advantage


Spot market load volumes and rates continue to move in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. However, the changing rates are not solely the result of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be.

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TMS Implementation: 5 Critical Success Factors

Talking Logistics

Over the past two decades, the business case and benefits of transportation management systems (TMS) have been well documented by industry analysts and others, with companies saving 5-25% or more on their transportation spend depending on how inefficient their transportation processes are before implementing.

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Mercedes-Benz hopes to burnish green credentials with blockchain tracking in drive to go carbon neutral before 2040


Together with UK-based start-up Circulor, Mercedes-Benz is conducting a pilot project for transparency on CO 2 emissions in the cobalt supply chain as part of its STARTUP AUTOBAHN program to carbon neutral. The project uses blockchain technology to track the emissions of climate-relevant gases as well as the amount of secondary material along the complex supply chains of battery cell manufacturers.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Supply Chain Visibility

Today’s environment spotlights the significance and importance of real-time supply chain visibility. What are the barriers? What’s the solution? Gain insight to respond quickly to marketplace events and take actions that ensure supply chain performance.

Retail Vendor Performance Management News Round Up for March 2020

Supply Chain Digest

US Apparel Retailers Stopping Orders to Vendors, Retail Supply Chain Changes from the Coronavirus Crisis, Walmart, Unilever Taking Moves to Protect Suppliers

Warehouse & DC News Roundup – March 2020


DC Operations In The Time Of COVID-19 For this month’s DC News Roundup, we’re doing something a little different. We usually include a few timely articles and useful information about current supply chain and distribution-related. Keep Reading. The post Warehouse & DC News Roundup – March 2020 appeared first on Work Execution Software Solutions. News Newsletter

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Building the Retail Supply Chain Network of the Future

Supply Chain Digest

McKinsey Says Design can No Longer Only be About the Numbers

Coronavirus: Our guide to small business relief


Health and government officials the world over are working around the clock to maintain the health and safety of their citizens. For small businesses, there’s a growing number of relief programs, including financial assistance, to help them through these difficult times

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Supply Chain News on UPS Partnering with Wingcopter On Next Generation Drone Deliveries

Supply Chain Digest

Technology will be able to carry Heavier Loads in a Shorter Time

Marketing and Big Data

Enterra Insights

Marketers understand the value of data, but many of them still struggle with challenges associated with big data. Kimberly A. Whitler ( @KimWhitler ), a former Chief Marketing Officer now working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, explains, “Whether it’s accumulating the right data, organizing it so it can be easily analyzed, or being able to extract useful insights, there are a number of challenges that marketers are trying to solve.”[1]

Smart Asset-Tracking Will Transform Industries This Year

Supply Chain Brain

More than half of new business processes will incorporate some internet-of-things element this year, Gartner predicts

Why downtime is the best time to gear up for the future with cloud-based WMS


While the wheels of commerce are inevitably slowing down for many during this international COVID-19 crisis, some continue to thrive despite the challenges and difficult decisions being taken. operations and fulfilment cloud wms


The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.