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Robust and continuously updated Master Data: A key ingredient for successful supply chain digital transformation

o9 Solutions

Over the past weeks we have been speaking with a large number of Fortune 500 companies to provide support and guidance on how to respond to and rebound from the disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. At many of these companies, CXOs have asked their teams to accelerate supply chain related digital transformation initiatives. Why would they ask for that? The COVID-19 crisis has exposed significant weaknesses in how organizations run their value chains today.

3PLs and the Trials of COVID-19

BlueYonder

By Kirk Waldrop & ElMarie Hugo. 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. . The changes brought about by COVID-19 are challenging third party logistics providers (3PLs) in unprecedented ways.

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Driving Supply Chain Analytics User Adoption with Cross-Departmental Metrics

Logility

User adoption is a challenge that often arises during the rollout of supply chain analytics solutions. Users are accustomed to building everything in Excel and manipulating the data as needed for their own particular use, typically using static reports or spreadsheets that are siloed in specific departmental needs.

The Consumer-Direct Strategy: Why You Need to Strengthen Your Direct-to-Consumer Channels

The Network Effect

The post The Consumer-Direct Strategy: Why You Need to Strengthen Your Direct-to-Consumer Channels appeared first on The Network Effect. Distribution Leadership and Strategy Logistics Manufacturing Network Business Supply Chain Management Coronavirus D2C direct-to-consumer logistics

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.

Transportation of Goods in a Changed World

Kuebix

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of both small and large businesses for the foreseeable future. Supply chains throughout the country are adapting to changes in demand and new rules and regulations. Manufacturers, suppliers and truck drivers are adjusting to changes posed by Covid-19 every day. How Truck Drivers are Operating in an Economy […]. The post Transportation of Goods in a Changed World appeared first on Kuebix.

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Trimming Your Product Portfolio Tail: A ?Covid Beard? or Here to Stay?

CHAINalytics

One trend that is as prevalent these days as the beards men are sporting in tandem with their sweatpants: to deal with spiking demand, constrained production capacity, or both, many companies are cutting off the tail of their product portfolios. Companies have traditionally been willing to accept the fact that 80% of their product portfolio … The post Trimming Your Product Portfolio Tail: A “Covid Beard” or Here to Stay? appeared first on Chainalytics.

Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley. Andrew Kelley and Joe Lynch discuss securing the first, middle and last mile. As supply chains evolve, the need for secure asset transfer increases for both consumers and business to business applications. About Andrew Kelley.

Interviewing the Innovators: Kegan Fisher, CEO of SOLS on the rise of on-demand, mass customised manufacturing.

Supply Chain Movement

It was the Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter who coined the term ‘creative destruction’, the processes whereby entrepreneurs and their innovations create new technological paradigms and new industries that disrupt and ultimately destroy the existing ones. It is a process that we often forget about, because we live in the here and now, and lose sight of both the journey to date and the road ahead.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up: 05/15/20 – 05/21/20

All Things Supply Chain

European ports hit hard by Coronavirus lockdowns Trade gateways across the world have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but European ports have been the hardest hit. This is because… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up amazing supply chain brexit coronavirus logistics supply chain news weekly wrap-up

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!

Coronavirus Economic Effect on Supply Chain: We’re Not All on the Same Page

Blue Ridge

What is Coronavirus effect on supply chain? Not all agree. The global economic sentiment for the next normal varies by region and by industry. The post Coronavirus Economic Effect on Supply Chain: We’re Not All on the Same Page appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles covid-19 uncertainty

Collaboration between Finance and Procurement Leaders is more important than ever

Proxima

Observations from EVP, Europe – Ed Winterschladen. The role of the Chief Financial Officer has grown in recent years. Long gone are the days when their role was restricted to accounting and forecasting – they are now pivotal to setting business strategy and in many cases act as the ‘right-hand’ of the Chief Executive. For procurement leaders, finance leaders are often a key stakeholder or indeed the person they directly report to. But do finance leaders value the performance of procurement?

The Best Pharma Supply Chain Move Of All Time ? Digitize to Legitimize

Gravity Supply Chain

Why complex, highly regulated Pharma Supply Chains must digitize to enable agility, traceability, accountability, resilience, security, and adaptability. Articles

Podcast: Rob Handfield on Suppliers, Data, Tech, and Talent

Requis

Rob Handfield has over 30 years of experience in supply chain as an educator, researcher, consultant, and author. He is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at NC State University, and is a prolific author of articles and books, most recently The LIVING Supply Chain (co-authored with Tom Linton).

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.

How to keep PPE Protected During Transportation

Aborn and Co.

What is BSI? BSI (British Standards Institution) is a standards organization that was a founding member of the international standards organization and they were instrumental in propagating and issuing some of the most instrumental standards in the world.

Retail Fulfillment Tips to Boost Your Omnichannel Strategy

Cerasis

Today’s consumers are more connected than ever before. Customers have several channels to make a purchase, such as online or mobile, bought in a store, a combination of the two, known as buy-online, pick-up in-store (BOPIS), or any other channel to purchase offered by the retailer. To stay competitive, today’s retailers need responsive, integrated technology that.read More.

China points to changing trends and patterns of consumption following COVID-19 outbreak

EFT

For several months China’s food and beverage companies bore the brunt of demand-supply adversities due to the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has also had a severe impact on the global supply chain, foodservice sector, commodity prices, and demand for essential and non-essential products, especially after some of the major cities in China went into complete lockdown.

Major Shifts Happening in the E-Commerce Supply Chain

Vanguard Software

The need for more advanced supply chain planning solutions has never been more prevalent. Retailers will need to re-evaluate their supply chain processes with the shifts in e-commerce. Supply Chain Retail

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.

How to keep PPE Protected During Transportation

Aborn and Co.

Tony Pelli, a supply chain risk consultant at BSI, provides guidance to carriers and shippers to keep their PPE shipments safe from theft. Audio only version. Tony can be reached on. LinkedIn. BSI Website. BSI Coronavirus Resources. Future proof your supply chain. today! Subscribe now on. iTunes. Spotify. , or simply search your favorite podcast player for Consulting Logistics

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for March 25, 2020 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Fred Simpson of Columbus, IN and Christina Alcorn of Alvarez and Marsal Take Home the Prize with a Great Captions

Rethinking How Business Gets Done to Build a Competitive Edge

ivalua

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This Week in Logistics News (May 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

This Monday is an important day. It is Memorial Day, a US federal holiday to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. But that is not the only important thing happening on Monday. It is also my birthday. And while this is exciting, there is still one more important thing happening. On Monday, May 25, 2020, as the Massachusetts economy opens in its multi-phase plan, barber shops […].

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.

Driving Value in a Virtual Environment

ivalua

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What Cancellation of Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto Project Says About the Future of Smart Cities

Enterra Insights

Sidewalk Labs, an arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., recently announced the cancellation of an ambitious project to turn a Toronto neighborhood into a model for future smart city projects. When the project began in 2017, Sidewalk Labs announced, “Toronto’s eastern waterfront presents an extraordinary opportunity to shape the city’s future and provide a global model for inclusive urban growth.

Fast Forward to Strategic: Accelerating Procurement Transformation

ivalua

The post Fast Forward to Strategic: Accelerating Procurement Transformation appeared first on Ivalua

Feel Good Friday: Refreshments for Delivery Drivers

Freight Center

It has been really inspiring to share the stories that we have come across about people and businesses doing some great things to support those on the front lines. In this Feel Good Friday series, we highlight how appreciation is coming in all shapes and sizes starting with one very creative kid who setup his own refreshment stand for delivery drivers. FreightCenter

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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.