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The Importance of Vaccine Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Logistics and transportation powers almost every single industry in the modern economy, including the healthcare system. Transporting medication, hospital equipment, medical supplies, and different vaccines play a crucial role in global health care. Today, medical supply chains and their proper, smooth operation define the success rate of delivered treatment. One crucial branch of health supply […]. Blog coronavirus medical supply chain supply chain

How Supply Chain Analytics Jobs Are Changing in the Digital Era

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Supply Chain Coronavirus Fears: The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market


Truckers and shippers have real fears over the effects and long-term impact of the supply chain coronavirus disruption. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to change basic supply chain functions. UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller,read More.

The World’s Largest Brands Are Using Inventory Accuracy and Yard Automation to Fight COVID-19 Chaos


In an uncertain world where supply chain disruption is becoming a certainty, here’s how good inventory management enabled by automation can help companies gain the supply chain visibility they need to keep the wheels turning. When the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) responded to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus in late-2019, the outbreak’s far-reaching consequences couldn’t have been predicted.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Food Supply Chain Workers Play Heroic Role During Covid-19 Outbreak

Enterra Insights

As a result of panic buying, the Covid-19 outbreak stripped store shelves of essential items. Despite repeated assurances from politicians and supply chain professionals that sufficient goods were in the supply chain, store shelves emptied as fast as they could be restocked.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm. With accelerating rates of virus transmission and deaths the global response for containment has increased as well. Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain.

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Supply Chains in 2030: Connected, Intelligent, and Autonomous


Editor’s Note: When this blog post first came to be, no one could have foreseen what the world is enduring with the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Yet as we look towards the decade ahead, we believe that the observations below remain valid. Some developments will take longer; others will be here much sooner because that’s … The post Supply Chains in 2030: Connected, Intelligent, and Autonomous appeared first on Chainalytics.

Real-Time Supply Chains and the Quest for More Orange Soda


The notion of real-time supply chains that dynamically serve the needs at points of demand with waste-free, precise planning and execution is certainly the goal of every B2B manufacturer. The legacy approach to managing these supply chains involve any number of centralized systems and the aggregation of demand across what might be dissimilar points of consumption opportunity. The complexity of how to get to that goal of a real-time from the current state can be daunting and unclear.

Truckload Portfolio Diversification: Addressing the risks of a core carrier program—in soft & tight markets


The post Truckload Portfolio Diversification: Addressing the risks of a core carrier program—in soft & tight markets appeared first on Chainalytics. Resources Supply Chain Consulting Transportation

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.

How COVID-19 Will Impact Softline Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected. To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to help anyone looking for support and advice. Our experts, who have spent years in the supply chain industry, share their insights. . Softline retailers have been battling store closures and traffic declines in malls for several years.

Covid-19 is Testing the Agility of Your Supply Chain!


Covid 19 has been tough on supply chains. However, it has given the companies a tremendous opportunity to raise their response level and mitigate their risk in future crises. The recent surge of shortages including toilet paper, alcohol, sterilizers, latex gloves and so on has forced certain producers to change their product mix, and/or increase their production, to better serve the rapidly changing market demand.

SMB Shippers Find Stability With 3PLs During COVID-19

Freight Center

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc with every facet of life in America and around the globe, small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) operators search for stability wherever they can find it. Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelter in place.”

Hibernate to reboot your business


Procurement’s role. There are businesses out there today who are booming, but even for them, it’s business not as usual. Look at health, childcare, logistics, grocery or government, the list goes on but there are supply chain superheroes everywhere dealing with new and different challenges by the hour. Conversely over recent days, across the world many sectors have simply ceased to exist, gone into hibernation.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics and the Supply Chain

EV Cargo Technology

“Anything that you can conceive of as a supply chain, blockchain can vastly improve its efficiency – it doesn’t matter if it’s people, numbers, data, money.”.

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Liquidity – How to achieve it


Cash may be king, but don’t cash in. According to figures released by Trade Shift, cross border trade in China fell by 56% in the week commencing February 16th, 2020. This was roughly mirrored by Global B2B international trade patterns in the week commencing 8th March, 2020. In China, it took somewhere between one and three weeks before signs of recovery were seen across some economic indicators, namely Property Transactions, Coal Production and the movement of people and goods.

Managing Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business: Supply Chain Analytics

Blue Ridge

The post Managing Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business: Supply Chain Analytics appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles covid-19 new products supply chain analytics

What are the 3 Decision Rules for Inventory Control?


Effective inventory control is a process. It involves many areas of an organisation and is a delicate balance between the three categories of inventory costs. As one of a business’ greatest assets, inventory is also the cause one of the hardest decisions manufacturers, retailers and eCommerce businesses have to make. Therefore, it is important to establish a set of guidelines to improve inventory decisions and optimise inventory control.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

This year is off to an a typical start as the freight market and the international economy braces for the full impact of the coronavirus. . We likely can not quantify the full impact of this disruption for some time. However, the freight market outlook , at least to start Q2, is brighter than other sectors of the domestic economy. . Notably, in the retail and grocery industry as increased demand for food, beverages, and household goods hit a fever pitch.

WFH – How to be productive


When you work for a consultancy you get used to working remotely. Sometimes you are squeezed into a corner on a client site, sometimes you are running video conferences from a hotel room at 4am, sometimes it’s in a coffee shop capitalizing on free WIFI and hot drinks. You might go days or weeks without going into your main office, but somehow it works. And it’s not just consultants, all across the world there are people working remotely everywhere from large corporates to gig economy workers.

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Ethics and Compliance in the Supply Chain – An ASCI Webinar

EV Cargo Technology

At our recent ASCI Lunchtime Webinar, over 50% of members said they haven’t commenced their plans towards Australia’s 2025 Sustainable Packaging Targets set out by Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). On 19th May 2020, EV Cargo Technology will be hosting an ASCI webinar to discuss how the collaboration of technology can assist with the implementation of sustainability and ethical trade best practices.

10 Supply Chain KPIs And Why You Need To Focus On DOS (Days Of Supply)


Guest post by Excelsior Integrated Today's world moves at the speed of light and to stay relevant we need to make quick decisions. To achieve this, we require actionable, easy to interpret and smart key performance indicators that assist our decision-making process. holiday shipping

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Roambee raises $15.2M for supply chain monitoring system


Roambee , an on-demand shipment and asset monitoring platform company serving the manufacturing, logistics, transportation, finance, pharmaceutical and automotive industries, today announced a $15.2 million additional Series B financing. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, Roambee's sensor logistics platform uses IoT sensors to collect data, which is then passed through Artificial Intelligence (AI) for analytics and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

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Ready, Set, Deliver: Preparing Your Supply Chain for Same-Day Service

Supply Chain Brain

Same-day delivery isn’t a novel idea. Businesses routinely need an item that’s critically important right away — not tomorrow, not next week, but within hours

There is no future without integrated production and logistics networks


True supply chain resilience requires an integrated production and logistics planning Much has already been written about flexible production and logistics networks, especially in economically turbulent times. However, the reality in many companies is still that production program planning and logistics planning run side by side in a non-integrated manner. Supplier integration, too, is usually only partially implemented.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.