Wed.May 20, 2020

COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven


An often-heard theme in supply chain management (SCM) and COVID-19 is “data-driven” – being data-driven is the path to success. For COVID-19 “science-driven” is often said in the same sentence. For SCM demand or customer-driven replaces “science”. This blog will point out a few examples in the COVID-19 challenge demonstrating COVID-19 is an OM challenge.

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The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at 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.

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LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?


Learn about: Key differences between LTL and FTL shipping Shipping options offered by Walmart. Did you know that you do not have to hire and pay for a full truck if your freight is much less than a truckload? Freight carriers offer a variety of choices for transporting commercial shipments. Two widely used means of transportation are less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping and full-truckload (FTL).

How Promotions Planning Software Enables Collaboration That Pays Off


Promotions planning is challenging, but promotions planning software can help alleviate some of the common pain points companies face when they try to improve their forecast accuracy and increase promotions generated revenue. After spending half my career in marketing and the other half in supply chain, there’s one thing I know for certain: marketing and supply chain don’t speak the same language.

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.

Preparing for the Retail Holiday Season during the Pandemic

Enterra Insights

Normally, by this time of year, retailers are well into their planning for the end-of-year holiday season. This year is an obvious exception. Jim Shea, chief commercial officer for First Insight, observes, “The novel coronavirus and the precautions governments and individuals are taking to protect themselves from infection have already had a powerful impact on the global economy.

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Bolster Your CPG Supply Chain for the Next Generation of Consumers


Twenty years ago, the world was in a panic because society didn’t think computers were smart enough to count from 1999 to 2000. Seven years later, full fledged computers were small enough to fit in our pockets, and e-commerce shifted from a niche practice reserved for futurists to the mainstream. Then came online advertising, consumer reviews, unboxing videos, influencers, and the rumor that data could be the new oil

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The Autonomous Supply Chain – Can we Fly by Wire?


Supply chain – “it’s not Rocket Science”. Many years ago, on a train heading out of London, I was sitting next to a recruitment consultant having a very loud phone conversation about a search to find a demand planner. The client had rejected all the candidates. “It’s It’s not rocket science” was the phrase that the whole packed carriage heard. Many times. So, let’s talk about rocket science. Back In 1999, NASA lost the Mars Climate Orbiter due to a Unit of Measure conversion issue.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?


We have been living through remarkable times when it comes to manufacturing, technology and trade. Virtually every single item we consume has been shaped through transformative tradewinds that have opened up new markets, both in terms of consumers for export but also labour forces for production. The lure was irresistible for many manufacturers, who saw the chance for a competitive advantage, especially when such cheap resources were combined with the possibilities of just-in-time production.

Distribution and Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Stuff We Can Learn from Lean Manufacturing

Blue Ridge

Distribution companies can learn supply chain management best practices from lean manufacturing. A TCO-focused approach to forecasting gets big results. The post Distribution and Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Stuff We Can Learn from Lean Manufacturing appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles supply chain management supply chain planning

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!

Automotive Supplier Risk Management Actions for Thriving During Recession

Industry Star

Stages of rapid change require predictive information so we can take swift action to win in the future. Act now to track the right metrics across your tiered supply base to enable proactive supplier risk management to thrive during times of economic volatility. The post Automotive Supplier Risk Management Actions for Thriving During Recession appeared first on IndustryStar Solutions.

Stepping Forward to Meet Opportunity


In this week’s Wednesdays for Women, we interview Beth Morgan, the founder of boom! which launched in September 2019 with a vision to empower women in supply chain for the benefit of all. Members represent all supply chain and procurement functions and span multiple industries across 30 different countries, bringing a rich diversity of experience, thinking and ambition. Before founding boom!

The need to know


. From us. mulls paying companies, tax breaks to pull supply chains from China. Business group cautions U.S. on 'reshoring' too much China supply. Amazon's French warehouses to reopen with 30% staff: unions. Walmart sales surge at stores and online on coronavirus-led demand. UK sets out post-Brexit tariffs to underpin trade talks. Truckers hit by coronavirus pandemic face rocky road to recovery. eases rules for truck drivers, allowing longer work day.

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Autonomous Final Mile Delivery Service: News and Reports Affecting the Future of Drones in Logistics


Few topics carry more weight than the idea of autonomous trucking in final mile delivery service. While experts continue to debate the risk versus benefit of drones on the road and in the air for logistics purposes, companies across the US are actively working to develop and deploy the technologies in real-world settings. In fact,read More.

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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.

Autonomous logistic services market is predicted to grow 41.7% per year over next decade


. Frost & Sullivan predicts that an explosion of new entrants to the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) market will create a major market for derived services that will drive the AV services market from $1.1 billion in 2019 to $202.5 billion in 2030 at a CAGR of 60.1%. Within this, the autonomous logistic services market is predicted to develop at a CAGR of 41.7% from 2019 to 2030, driven by consumer demand for faster delivery. The mobility services market is expected to grow from $0.01 million to $22.41

Key strategies to increase supply chain resilience


How can 3PLs increase their resilience? And what are the changes that 3PLs need to adapt to, to ensure long-term success?

Is COVID-19 the New Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Digitalization?


For many businesses the spread of Coronavirus has acted as a catalyst and accelerator to digitalization. Manufacturers, suppliers and wholesalers across the US have been forced to adopt new ways of working with social distancing closing offices and reducing operational capacity. At the same time, companies are dealing with erratic customer behavior and badly disrupted supply chains.

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Amazon, FedEx, and UPS Prepare for the Post COVID World

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, my home state of Massachusetts announced the official details regarding the state’s four-phase plan to re-open the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Phase 1 comes in a two-wave approach, with some business opening immediately and others opening on May 25. One group that found the approach disappointing is retailers. Many Massachusetts retailers see this plan as potentially too little too late.

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.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Another Incomprehensible Chart

Supply Chain Digest

Is It a Chart on Global Cotten Trade Flows, or an Abstract Painting



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Supply Chain by the Numbers for May 20, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Blow Out Revenue Quarter, New Fund to Subsidize Reshoring, Pulling Out of China Takes a Long Time, Uber Freight Future Now Unclear

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Tips for Job Searching During The Pandemic

PLS Logistics

During this uncertain time, many people have lost their jobs, are questioning their job choices, and have started working from home. Even during the pandemic, there are still companies out there hiring new talent. Searching for a job during a crisis may be challenging, but it is possible. For some jobs and industries, it is […]. Career Blog Career career blog career development

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.

Global Supply Chain News on Just How Bad will It get for Ocean Container Carriers

Supply Chain Digest

Maersk Says Q2 Container Volumes will Fall 20 to 25 Percent

How to use QuickBooks for wholesale distribution


Retail refers to the business model of a merchant that sells products directly to the end consumer. Wholesale on the other hand is when a merchant sells products to other businesses who then distribute through different channels to the end user. online wholesale suppliers

Adopting Technology and Upskilling Employees is Vital during COVID-19


No crisis is an isolated, neatly contained incident, and the COVID-19 outbreak is exceptional by any standards. In order to future-proof and position your organization’s sustainable long-term growth, digital transformation requires a combination of talent, digital skills, and the use of available technologies. With no end – or certainty – insight, it necessitates that organizations […].

The Axway Thank You Day


For 10 weeks now, all of Axway has been working from home, along with many other businesses across the globe. Our teams have not only successfully transitioned to a remote work mode almost overnight, but they are managing to do … Life at Axway


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.