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”.

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The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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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.

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.

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!

Impact of COVID-19: Insights from Indago Supply Chain Members

Talking Logistics

This time of the year, I’m usually on the road delivering keynote presentations at industry conferences. But with all in-person events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am at home like everybody else.

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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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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

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.

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.

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!

Stepping Forward to Meet Opportunity

Supply Chain Nation

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.

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.

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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.

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%.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Supply Chain Visibility

Today’s environment spotlights the significance and importance of real-time supply chain visibility. What are the barriers? What’s the solution? Gain insight to respond quickly to marketplace events and take actions that ensure supply chain performance.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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


Re-skilling the Workforce – After COVID/Before COVID


We all know that the world is going through a major change that will lead to us running our lives differently than we did BC (Before COVID). What some businesses are beginning to realize though is that their workforce will need to learn new skills AC/DC (After COVID/During COVID).

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Taking a fresh look at supply management


Post-COVID, we now know that your relationships with your suppliers will change. Managing them through the rearview mirror on past performance won’t be enough. You will need to engage with them and seek to influence their future behavior. Supply Management will become 4D Supply Engagement.

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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.