Thu.May 21, 2020

Retail Pricing Strategies to Reverse Margin Erosion

Blue Ridge

These retail pricing strategies can reverse margin erosion. See how machine learning algorithms help retailers strategically shape demand & profits. The post Retail Pricing Strategies to Reverse Margin Erosion appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles pricing retail supply chain planning

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

While most people are homebound during the COVID-19 situation, many are still on the frontlines. Essential workers don’t just include hospital staff. This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. These individuals are ultimately helping to turn the tide in the global pandemic. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever.


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The Bullwhip Effect and How to Prevent It


Learn about: What the “bullwhip effect” is How it affects your supply chain How to prevent it. What will happen if a person who is holding a long whip gives it a little jolt at the handgrip? A motion will be initiated in the area near the handgrip. This motion will keep on increasing as we go towards the other end of the whip, with it being minimal at the handgrip. This is known as the bullwhip effect.

Final Mile Differentiation: M&As to Increase Demand for Better Last Mile Service


Organizations across the globe continue to rethink their supply chain strategies, and as a result, more mergers and acquisitions are reshaping the way in which supply chains handle final mile logistics. For some, an acquisition offers the opportunity to enter the final mile space and deliver more e-commerce packages, but others may experience losses More.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Digitalization is accelerating the pace of business and transforming global supply chains. In a freewheeling discussion at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, I spoke with Richard Howells, Vice President Marketing Digital Supply Chain at SAP about the trends, customer expectations, the challenges, and imperatives of digital transformation in the supply chain. Supply Chain: Trends and Challenges “Today’s supply chain is very volatile.

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Supply Chain Control Towers

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has traveled by air is familiar with control towers. Personnel manning airport control towers ensure aircraft on the ground and/or approaching from the air operate safely. To ensure safe operations, control tower personnel need to know the location and intention of each aircraft. When the move toward supply chain digitization began, the control tower analogy seemed like a natural step in the process.

Additional FedEx Surcharges Announced for APAC

Intelligent Audit

As the COVID-19 pandemic developed, global shipping has seen disruptions across the board. As a result, many carriers have instituted additional surcharges and overall changes in order to cope. Back in early April, FedEx announced additional surcharges to a variety of services due to COVID-19. Starting at the end of May, they will increase some of those surcharges. Why This Change? The disruptions to supply chains as a result of COVID-19 have been immense.

Gartner announces rankings of the 2020 Supply Chain Top 25

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Gartner, Inc. has released the results from its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices

Machine Vision system (the eye of the machine)

Prophetic Technology

How does Machine Vision work? Software and hardware combined work to make MV systems possible. The purpose of all its capabilities is to grant machines the power of vision aiming to imitate human sight. But devices need to go through the process of acquiring, analysing and understanding images. supply chain visibility artificial intelligence

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Technologies for Cost Management in eCommerce Retailing


eCommerce has emerged to be the backbone of global retailing in the past decade and eCommerce sales have reached a booming $2.3 trillion, worldwide. From global giants to single-store owners, retailers prefer eCommerce as a leading sales channel to reach out to their customers and increase sales. At this perspective, cost management remains an important matter of concern to stay ahead in the competition and to remain successful in the eCommerce arena.

Cerner teams with Hospital IQ to expand predictive analytics for reopening


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Recession-Proof Businesses and Products: Staying Afloat During Economic Downturn


Recessions bring hard times. It’s painful to think back to the last recession and financial crisis, which wasn’t that long ago, with all of the damage it caused. Now, we’re on the verge of another recession. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide economic downturn practically overnight, causing small businesses and established companies to be at risk of shutting down, even permanently.

8 Ways Collaboration in Supply Chain Reduces Bottlenecks & Optimizes Results


Collaboration is perhaps the most widely discussed and recognizable topic in the modern supply chain. Used properly, collaboration enables better procurement, efficient shipment management, transparency, proactiveness, improved customer experience around delivery, and a team prepared to handle reverse logistics management. Yet the idea of collaboration in supply chain systems is at risk.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Strategic Pricing for Fashion Retailers in Times of Uncertainty


As fashion retailers are reopening around the globe and getting back to business, the need for more strategic pricing capabilities to improve the bottom line is becoming a clear need versus a want. After dealing with several months of uncertainty, the importance of technology to alleviate the disruptive effects on the supply chain and adapt to changing customer buying patterns has never been clearer.

Healthcare Strategic Stockpile Management Remains a Big Challenge


Beginning in 2015 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine led a standing committee to inform Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) decision-making.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace. As businesses begin to reopen amid COVID-19, we are seeing new demand patterns related to business reopen plans, seasonality in business verticals, and other COVID-19 related impacts.

ToolsGroup Launches AI-Powered Promotions Planning


Promo Planning software reduces risk and helps improve performance of CPG and retail promotions BOSTON (May 21, 2020) ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today announced the launch of its promotion planning software, Promo Planning, which simplifies and streamlines promotion optimization for retail and consumer products (CPG) companies.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

The Supply Chain Line and the Virus for May 22, 2020

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Rolls-Royce Deploys New Procurement Strategies to Foster Growth


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9 Xero tips & tricks to get the most out of your account


Xero is a global leader in cloud-based accounting solutions. With over a million subscribers using their platform, Xero is the accounting software of choice for many small and medium sized businesses globally. shopify vs wordpress

Unleashing Value Through Innovative Integration


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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.

Should I start selling B2B using Amazon Business?


If you’ve ever tried buying anything online- be it homeware, hardware, kitchenware or any other type of “ware” chances are your search results included items listed on online retail giant Amazon. online wholesale suppliers

Procurement 4.0 – What Are The Basics To Make It Happen?


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Can Walmart Surpass Amazon?

Logistics Trends and Insights

No, they can not and nor should they even try. Instead, they have an opportunity to reinvent the omnichannel space that Amazon has yet to fully take advantage. “It It is a big advantage being an omnichannel retailer and I think that is showing right now.”. The strategic importance of providing multiple options for customers has never been clearer.”. Walmart Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs.

Fit For Purpose Technology – Delivering Value and Driving High Adoption in a S2C Implementation


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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.