Mon.Jul 06, 2020

The Changing Landscape of Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Enterra Insights

The introduction of e-commerce inevitably meant consumers would use the digital path to purchase more regularly. In fact, every year the percentage of purchases made online increases. Manufacturers aren’t blind to this trend and some of them have developed direct-to-consumer (DTC/D2C) strategies. DTC strategies allow manufacturers to sell products directly to customers, bypassing third-party retailers, wholesalers, or any other middlemen.

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The Ongoing Convergence of 3PL and TMS Business Models

Talking Logistics

What is a third-party logistics provider (3PL)? What is a transportation management system (TMS)? For more than 20 years, I’ve been exploring those questions, and over the years, the answers have continued to evolve.

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4 Examples of Successful Social Commerce + What You Can Learn from Top Brands


Shopping has always been a social event, and even now with ecommerce we’re seeing a new wave of it unfold thanks to advances in the technology that runs social media and behaviors from Gen Z shoppers and millennial shoppers alike.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Sharing My Experience. The year was 1982.

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.

Medtronic’s Digital Twin Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Medtronic MDT has been engaged in a digital transformation. This includes building out a digital twin of their end-to-end supply chain to make it easier for people to make better and faster supply chain decisions.

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High velocity supply chains – From Socks to Masks, virtually overnight


One of Adexa’s major clients in apparel industry used Adexa supply chain planning applications in order to change production from hosiery to protective mask manufacturing virtually overnight.

Introducing the Sourcemap Human Rights Module


Federal statute 19 U.S.C. 1307 prohibits the importation of merchandise mined, manufactured, or produced, wholly or in part, by forced labor, including convict labor, forced child labor, and indentured labor.

What Are Omnichannel Reverse Logistics?


In the omnichannel world, keeping track of the various forms of logistics is complicated at best. Omnichannel implies a need for seamless shopping experience across online and physical interactions, and that functionality must transcend all devices, browsers, and other options for shopping.

97% of supply chains disrupted as a result of COVID-19


According to the How Now? Supply Chain Confidence Index 97% of the 605 supply chain professionals surveyed experienced a supply chain disruption related to COVID-19.

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.

Innovation Begins With A Question


Innovation is a difficult subject for many organizations. Some companies try to radically innovate, while others take an incremental approach. Some will look to outside sources for solutions and inspiration, whereas some tap into the knowledge that exists within the organization.

Supply Chain News on Report on Plans for a Network of Electric Trucking Charging Stations Shows Challenge of eTruck Adoption

Supply Chain Digest

Charging Network is Critical to Support Over the Road Transport

Jane Newman


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DiManEx joins the World Economic Forum Global Innovators Community


Geneva, Switzerland, July 6, 2020 – Today, DiManEx is proud to announce that it has joined the World Economic Forum Global Innovators Community, a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation.

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!

Social distancing, swipe cards and shift patterns: the changing face of warehouses post-Coronavirus

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

We are currently witnessing a time of unparalleled polarisation within different sections of the global economy. The impact of COVID-19 on economies around the world has resulted in massive increases in redundancies, wiping out much of the positive growth since 2008

Building a Strong e-Auction Strategy in 5 Steps


As procurement software and e-procurement solutions become more popular, simply using e-procurement systems isn’t enough in order to compete. To really optimize the return on e-procurement, an organization should dedicate the necessary resources to become masters of every step.

A 4-Step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World


The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.

Unleashed recognised by Xero for providing excellent business support


With Unleashed soon to celebrate its tenth anniversary in business, we’re proud to be recognised by Xero this week for our work helping businesses bridge the gap during Covid lockdowns.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

A Four-Step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World


The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.

Bristlecone Earns Leadership Positioning in Zinnov Zones Ratings 2020 for RPA Services


The post Bristlecone Earns Leadership Positioning in Zinnov Zones Ratings 2020 for RPA Services appeared first on Bristlecone. Press Releases Product Engineering Services Robotic Process Automation Zinnov


Verenia SalesXL Live! Virtual Conference for NetSuite Users

Blue Ridge

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Avoiding planning pandemonium in a pandemic: How can you forecast in the new normal?

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

During the pandemic, the foundations on which retailers, brands and Consumer Products companies rely to determine trade volumes, pricing and promotions have been shaken and, in some cases, broken

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.

Rail Tracking Brochure

Gravity Supply Chain

Gain complete, end-to-end visibility of your shipments with Gravity’s rail tracking feature. Brochures & Info Sheets