Tue.Mar 31, 2020

Supply Chain Should Lead the Boardroom … the Coronavirus Proves it!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains


By mid-March, it had become difficult to keep track of what seemed like the high-speed unravelling of the world’s economy and its means of social connection.

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How does Supply Chain Synchronisation look?

Prophetic Technology

Manufacturers are now engaging in a Supply Chain ( SC ) Synchronisation, but, how does it work? supply chain optimisation

Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Talking Logistics

Back in December, when we were making supply chain and logistics predictions for 2020, none of us envisioned the situation the world finds itself in today due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Supply Chain Predictive Analytics: What Is It and Who's Doing It?

River Logic

Using this information, supply chain leaders can address supply chain challenges, reduce costs and at the same time improve service levels.

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Weather-Influenced Demand Forecasting in 2020

Logistics Viewpoints

It is 2020; we now have reasonably accurate short-term weather forecasts.

The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging


Your product packaging communicates many things from your company’s image to product and safety information. At first glance it might not seem like a lot to manage, but there are many layers to overseeing new product development. From sourcing materials and embracing new technology to customization of product artwork. But, how effective is your Artwork Management Process?

Manage Disruptions with a Resilient Supply Chain


In global manufacturing, disruptions are everywhere. Obviously, we are in uncharted waters with the outbreak of the Coronavirus. But prior to this crisis, disruptions to manufacturing and the supply chain have been increasing throughout the world.

How To Validate Data for Better Supply Chain Traceability


5 Ways to Discover Your Most Accurate and Actionable Traceability Data. The two central pieces of a traceability program are the proper labeling of products and the submission of data at critical touch points throughout the supply chain.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal


ANCA builds CNC tool grinding machines. It’s a niche industry, but also one of the cornerstones of discrete parts manufacturing. These machines produce the cutting tools other machine tools use to cut metal.

TMS Evaluation and Selection: Signs You Need a New TMS


Supply chains have grown exceedingly complex, and the best-in-class transportation management systems of yesteryear are not necessarily the best systems for shippers to succeed in 2020 and beyond.



By: Sunil Pandit, Director, Global Practices, Bristlecone. The financial crisis of 2007-08 was referred to as a black swan event because it caused catastrophic damage to the global economy and triggered widespread disruption to people’s lives.

Publix Vendor Guidelines Updated for On-Time Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Photo Credit: The Catalyst . Publix , just like many others in the industry, has beg un monitoring its suppliers’ delivery performance. . The southeastern purveyor has instituted a stringent on-time compliance program for all vendors working with the grocery chain. .

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.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

Have You Considered Spend Matters SolutionMap Before Choosing an eSourcing Solution?

EC Sourcing Group

If you are navigating the challenging process of choosing an eSourcing platform, I recommend that you consider analyzing results from the latest Spend Matters SolutionMap. .

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The Perilous State of Healthcare Supply Chains Today: How Did We End Up Here?


In my last couple of blogs, I spoke briefly about the current surge in demand for N95 masks , as well as the number of grocery stores that were experiencing severe shortages of paper products, hot dogs, and rice & beans…if only those were the only issues we had to worry about!

Stanford Health and Resilinc create medical supply exchange


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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.

Enabling Visibility Across the Agricultural Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The agricultural supply chain is one of the world’s most vital conduits between producers and consumers. Yet visibility and traceability remain major concerns

Good Times Can Be Dangerous to Supply Chain Operations


A consequence of long periods of economic growth, like the one we just had from June 2009 until March 2020, is that many members of the supply chain team have only experienced managing a supply chain during growth.

New Ivalua study shows technology challenges are hindering procurement teams from achieving business objectives


Lack of system integrations and actionable insights are stopping organizations from accurately measuring performance.

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5 Ways How Advanced Technology Is Disrupting Transport And Logistics Business Models


Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is written by Michael Gorman, who discusses 5 different ways that advanced technology is changing the way traditional transportation and logistics business models function.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

When should you design a Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

At what stage should you design the materials handling of your warehouse? Have you seen a company end up with the wrong size warehouse? It happens. A lot! They leave it far too late in the overall process. Check out the video below on when you should work out in designing a warehouse.

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COVID-19 Risk Response: Ensuring Supply Chain Visibility & Resiliency in a Time of Need

Supply Chain Nation

In the “ Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility ” blog post earlier this month, we shared how our data science team is busy feeding data into Blue Yonder’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven control tower to help visualize and predict current and future impacts of COVID-19.

ToolsGroup Customers Navigate Supply Chain Planning for COVID-19


ToolsGroup customers around the world have had to drastically adjust their supply chain planning in response to COVID-19 demand volatility.

Adjusting to Working From Home

PLS Logistics

In efforts to control the outbreak of COVID-19 many companies have enacted a prolonged work from home policy. While this is a necessary step and is in the best interest of employee health, working from home can be an adjustment. Below are some tips to help you transition from the office to your home!

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!