Tue.Jul 07, 2020

5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy


A supply chain can make or break your business. In eCommerce, for example, slow delivery of products is one of the most important growth barriers that often lead to being outcompeted.

Roadmap to Supply Chain Resilience Planning


Disruption is not new. We are in the middle of huge disruption, but disruptions of a smaller scale are happening more and more frequently. So they are not going away any time soon.

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[How to] Overcome the Impact of Covid-19 and Scale Your Retail Business


It has been more than a quarter now since Covid-19 came into our lives. From living without going outdoors to practicing social distancing to wearing a mask to washing/cleaning hands frequently, we live in fear of Covid-19 every day.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) in Supply Chain Planning (Part 1 of 2)


The phrase digital transformation is all around us. Many companies have embarked on a digital transformation journey. However, it is critical to realize that access to data does not equate to insight or value.

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.

A Rare Opportunity To Reset And Accelerate


Will businesses go backwards due to necessity and survival or will they step up and push forward to go further and faster to achieve the right balance? Many of us are in a post-covid state of mind, I most certainly am.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Editor’s Choice: Never Normal is the New Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This week’s blog comes from Oracle, and examines how the global supply chain responds to turmoil. Disruptions can come in many sizes. From those smaller, everyday disruptions of machines going down, unexpected orders, suppliers missing, or shorting shipments – issues businesses deal with every day, every week, every month. […].

How to be equipped for disruption

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Regional Director, ANZ, Paul Soong, details how logistics managers can bounce back from disruption and future proof themselves with a resilient supply chain. Read the full story at RetailBiz. The post How to be equipped for disruption appeared first on BluJay Solutions Ltd.

What Is eSourcing in Supply Chain Management?

EC Sourcing Group

What Is eSourcing in Supply Chain Management? If you work in procurement or the purchasing department, you’re already aware of how it works. However, it’s the rest of the organization that might not fully understand the process.

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.

3 COVID-19 Hangover Cures for Supply Chain Executives: Part 3

Blue Ridge

The post 3 COVID-19 Hangover Cures for Supply Chain Executives: Part 3 appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles collaboration covid-19 meio uncertainty

10 Ways Customer Experience in the Supply Chain Will Gain Market Share


The customer experience in the supply chain is a high priority for shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) of all sizes.

COVID and Touchless Logistics for Home Delivery: Guest Post by Michael Kay PhD


Today’s blog was provided by Professor Michael Kay of the Edwards Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University. This is a reprint of an article he published in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Work.

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10 Ways Customer Experience in the Supply Chain Will Gain Market Share


The customer experience in the supply chain is a high priority for shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) of all sizes.

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!

Upcoming Webinar: How Industry Leading Shippers Found Savings Beyond Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The true economic impact of COVID-19 and global shutdowns are still not known. As businesses continue to open around the world, we are forced to think about operations, logistics, and safety differently.

Pandemic success stories: What can be learned from these triumphs?

USC Consulting Group

The steady, daily drumbeat of negative news in March and April was hard to ignore.

Stress Testing Supply Chains Key to Building Resilience

Supply Chain Digest

David and Edith Simchi Levi Say Process Similar to Bank Testing is Needed, Maybe by US Government for Essential Sectors such as Pharma

Coronavirus Series Part 2 – Overcoming Demand Forecasting Challenges Due to COVID-19


COVID-19 has had a profound impact on global marketplaces, with customer demand and inventory supply more erratic and complex than ever before.

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.

Ensure Your Labeling Content Is in the Right Place


If you’ve ever worked on a packaging artwork project, you understand the complexity of the process. After all, there are many moving pieces to consider before the artwork has been finalized.

How To Get The Best Freight Shipping Rates In The Current Market

PLS Logistics

Securing the lowest freight rate and finding the right price match for your freight has always been a challenge. In today’s uncertain market, it is even more difficult to find capacity and freight shipping rates.

How Supply-Chain Managers Are Reevaluating Best Practices

Supply Chain Brain

Supply-chain chaos breeds opportunity, says one shipping executive. Here are the pandemic trends she's seeing now — and what she expects to come

Supply Chain News on Demand for Warehouse Space to Remain Strong, More Automation is Coming, Says State of Logistics Report

Supply Chain Digest

Record Low Warehouse Vacancy Levels likely to Stay, Report Says, as eCommerce Fuels Demand

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.

The Internet of Things and Big Data

Enterra Insights

Futurists come up with all sorts of visions they believe will emerge in the years ahead. Many of these visions involve smart systems or machines that put information at our beck and call. The term “beck and call” comes from the 19th century when servants were commonplace.

7 Reasons to Use a Los Angeles Warehouse for West Coast Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Mention the term “West Coast fulfillment” and the name Los Angeles won’t be far behind – and understandably so. Now the country’s second-largest city, it features an outstanding combination of eCommerce advantages, not to mention some close-to-perfect weather.

Is Blockchain a Dirty Word?


In December of 2017, I enthusiastically wrote an article on the promise of blockchain in solving complex issues, like that of tracking conflict minerals, as well as supply disruption due to geopolitical issues. .

How to Avoid Billing Adjustments

Freight Center

If there’s one area where things can go awry quickly for shippers, it’s billing adjustments.

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.