Thu.Oct 29, 2020

Collaboration? When It Comes to Cash-to-Cash, We Don’t Know How to Walk the Talk

Supply Chain Shaman

If the word collaboration was listed on a card as a drinking game at supply chain conferences, we would be drunk at many. The word, while bandied about frequently in speeches, is largely meaningless due to overuse and abuse. Here I share perspective on cash-to-cash abuse. While we speak of collaboration, the focus is on driving enterprise results not value in value chains. Today, most processes are a win/lose not win/win. Let me explain.

Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm. Ann Holm and Joe Lynch discuss using resilience to get out of your own way. In times of stress, people need to become even more aware of their mental fitness.

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The Supply Chain of Jack O’Lanterns at Halloween

All Things Supply Chain

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in the US alone up to 148 million people are expected to celebrate Halloween this year. Jack O’ Lanterns – carved orange pumpkins – play a… General Halloween jackolanterns pumpkin supply chain pumpkins samhain supply chain

Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts: Succor or Sucker?

Enterra Insights

One of the characteristics associated with members of younger generations is their commitment to social causes. Journalist Nicole Schuman ( @Buffalogal ) reports, “Consumer loyalty could shift if brands do not honor their social justice commitments and promises. Forty-two percent of consumers say they would start buying from competitors if brands don’t stay true to their word, according to a new survey from Sprout Social. And it’s not just words that shoppers are looking at.

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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Implementing AI in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain logistics is going through a paradigm shift wherein leading e-commerce and logistics have raised customer expectations with timely delivery and status updates of the consignment.

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How to Find the Top Trending Niches for Your Ecommerce Website in 2020

IT Supply Chain

By Jamie Fry (pictured). Freelance Writer. The post How to Find the Top Trending Niches for Your Ecommerce Website in 2020 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Are Storefront Retail Closures a Foregone Conclusion? Not Necessarily.


Traditional retail brick-and-mortar wasn’t exactly flourishing before the pandemic hit. In 2019, 9,300 stores shut… The post Are Storefront Retail Closures a Foregone Conclusion? Not Necessarily. appeared first on Tecsys.

Retail Shipments Spike as Amazon Prime Day Drives a Surge in Business

IT Supply Chain

By Vivek Vaid (pictured). Chief Technology Officer, FourKites. The post Retail Shipments Spike as Amazon Prime Day Drives a Surge in Business appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Watch: Building Resilience Into Supply-Chain Planning

Supply Chain Brain

Jeff Livingston, senior solutions consultant with QAD DynaSys, explains the importance of resilience in the supply-chain function, in times of high demand variability and uncertainty

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!

Bristlecone Flash – October 2020


PROCESS CONSULTING – BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION. There’s more to supply chain transformation than systems integration. In fact, successful digital transformation initiatives focus on people and processes, not technology alone.

How To Digitize Your Supply Chain And Take Control Of Your Shipments Easily

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity’s entry-level, full visibility, tracking software, Shipment Tracker Go! provides users seamless control of their supply chain. Leave a Reply [contact-form-7]. Articles

‘Data is guilty until proven innocent’ – changing organisation-wide perception on data

IT Supply Chain

By Paul Wakefield (pictured). Group Head of Finance, B&H Worldwide. The post ‘Data is guilty until proven innocent’ – changing organisation-wide perception on data appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Ivanti Wavelink Enhances Printer Management Capabilities for the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Ivanti Wavelink, the supply chain business unit of Ivanti, announced Ivanti Wavelink Avalanche now offers several new management and discovery capabilities for Zebra’s ruggedized thermal and barcode printers for the supply chain

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 Write a Perfect Mobile App Description?

IT Supply Chain

By Melissa Mauro (pictured). Freelance Writer. The post How to Write a Perfect Mobile App Description? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Improving Supply-Chain Reliability with Prescriptive Analytics

Supply Chain Brain

In the current retail environment, supply chain reliability reigns supreme. Customers and stores alike depend on their supply chains to deliver the right products, in the right quantities, to the right place, and at the right time

COVID-19: Bullwhip in Cheese Demand

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Sponsored by. Parcel Delivery’s Heavy Costs; Throttling Back Aircraft; Blue Cheese Markets. By Paul Page. A UPS jet at Miami International Airport. PHOTO: MARK ELIAS/BLOOMBERG NEWS. The surge in packages at United Parcel Service is coming at a hefty price.

The Agile Supply Chain’s Guide to Financial Alignment

Supply Chain Brain

Finance and supply chain: These two essential business functions speak different languages and live in different worlds. Both contribute mightily to the success and the profitability of their companies, in their own ways.

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 British Beauty Council releases their landmark sustainability report


The beauty industry is primed for quite a makeover with the latest findings from the British Beauty Council out today. Provenance is proud to be a part of this powerful report for our transparency work with Cult Beauty and 50+ brands across the space.

The Digital Cold Chain Reimagined

Supply Chain Brain

The Global COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted every industry, but none more than pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution. Supply chains, and cold chains in particular, will require new levels of efficiency in order to provide vaccines and therapies to every corner of the world

Four Ways to Build a Successful Renewable Energy Supply Chain

Maine Pointe

Glenn Hoskin, EVP Energy & Natural Resources, considers four cost-effective and competitive ways executives can achieve the renewable energy supply chain goals they have set for themselves. supply chain optimization Renewable Energy

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? GET our EBOOK HERE. Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right.

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.

Enterprise Effectiveness Challenges the Measure-to-Manage Myth


“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”. This quote is often attributed to Dr. W. Edwards Deming , an American engineer and quality control expert behind Total Quality Management (TQM). Regrettably, such advice was deemed one of the seven deadly diseases of management that Dr. Deming warned against during his career. While he believed in the value of using data to help improve business management, he also advised that measuring things and looking at data wasn’t enough.

Report shows significant shifts in online shopping behaviour this holiday season


Responses from over 1,000 shoppers in the US show that consumers are looking to shop more online than they were at the beginning of the pandemic. The percentage reporting that they shop online increased from 38% in April to 52% in August across all categories and from 26% to 52% for online grocery shopping. ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions, released results from a new consumer survey of more than one thousand active shoppers in the US.

What Scares Me in Supply Chain Halloween 2020

Supply Chain Digest

From a Likely Looming Economic Downturn to the Impact of Robotics, Here are the Top Supply Chain Goblins

The Supply and Demand of Halloween Candy in 2020


Halloween is an exciting time of year for manufacturers, suppliers and retailers alike. The holiday is marked by spiders, cobwebs and most importantly candy! In fact, candy may be one of the few aspects of Halloween that will remain largely unchanged during this tumultuous time.

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.