Mon.Jun 01, 2020

Last Mile Cost Control: The Supply Chain’s Inevitable 2020 Problem


It appears new technology developments and advanced systems continue to push the boundaries of efficiency in logistics, but last mile savings remain elusive. And, last mile cost control is becoming more difficult for both urban and rural deliveries to consumers and business.

Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS


What has struck me most about COVID-19 so far is the rapid business response to the crisis. Brands are switching up their game plan and capitalizing on the e-commerce surge by going direct-to-consumer (D2C). warehouse management systems e-commerce

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3 Ways a Control Tower Can Help You Recover Revenues & Resilience

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Supply chains have never been more exposed to uncertainty and disruption. Businesses are turning to Control Towers to secure the visibility they need to stay better informed, connected, and resilient as revenues drop and many supply chain partnerships become less viable.

Quick Guide to Improving Fashion Supply Chain Management

Demand Solutions

The fashion industry is well known for being a tough business. With big companies like Forever 21 having solvency problems, it becomes apparent that any weakness in supply chain or demand forecasting can seriously hurt a fashion company.

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.

What Supply Chains Can Learn From Military Planners in Times of Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

This three-step process used by U.S. armed forces can identify, analyze and mitigate threats to an organization

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Strategies Facilities Can Use to Optimize Their Current PPE Supply


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Insights on Covid-19’s Impact on Singapore’s eCommerce Market


It’s been a while since Singapore’s circuit breaker; Singapore has shown immense change in the way the citizens live, business strategies, practically everything has taken a turn.

Streamline New Product Introduction (NPI)

Arena Solutions

The Challenge. Getting high-quality products to market fast is more complicated than ever. Distributed teams use many different tools and share information with external chain partners, increasing the chances for miscommunication and production errors like building to the wrong revision.

COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources and Recovery Strategies

Blue Ridge

Inbound Logistics put out an article of supply chain resources and recovery strategies for COVID-19, in which Cliff Isaacson shares why price optimization software is critical right now. The post COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources and Recovery Strategies appeared first on Blue Ridge.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap


In last week’s ProvenanceLive, we were joined by Eleanor Spencer, a Palm Oil Technical Advisor at the intersection of business and biodiversity at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). In recent years, palm oil has been under the spotlight due to its impact on deforestation and biodiversity.

Operating Responsibly During a Pandemic

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Supply Chain Disruption Q&A: Your Best Insurance Is Flexibility (with a Side of Grit)


We pay for personal insurance policies so we can be prepared for anything. Why isn’t the supply chain the same

How to win the battle for customer experience excellence in both the first and last mile of delivery

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

As recent events have caused major supply chain disruption with many physical stores abandoned, e-commerce has never been more under the spotlight. The double-digit growth the industry has seen over the last few years looks set to continue, while consumer demands for greater convenience and faster, accurate and on time deliveries are unrelenting and place almost intolerable pressure on retailers and logistics companies

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.

Tom Linton’s Advice to Students: “Don’t Listen to the Status Quo!”


“If you go to a hospital and a nursing station in a hospital, there may be 2 or 3 nurses, managing 30 or 40 patients. Each patient has a pulse, and the nurses are monitoring all the patients by exception. When pulse goes wrong., they react We need a pulse center to manage supply chains by exception, not monitoring everything that is going well. In general, 98% of operations in supply chains are running well. We need to focus on the 2% that go wrong.

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COVID-19 and Managed Transportation: Providers Work to Handle Shipping Volatility

Logistics Viewpoints

There are companies that have seen their shipping volumes surge during this global recession and pandemic. Many work with managed trans providers to secure capacity. This article describes the different tools managed trans providers use to secure transportation capacity.

Transportation Benefits Via Smarter Packaging/Product Design (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

A big opportunity to reduce the number of trucks required to ship products is by developing smarter packaging (see “Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop For Logistics Cost Savings”).

Americas Procurement Congress 2020When: Sept. 10-11Where: Eden Roc, Miami, FL


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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!

The Decimation of Retail Jobs in One Chart


The number of warehousing and storage jobs since 2010 has more than doubled in the U.S. while retail employment has been flat (and negative since Covid-19) over the same period of time. Chart shows the percentage change in employment since 2010. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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IDN Summit and Reverse Expo When: August 24-26, 2020 Where: Phoenix, AZ


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Supply Chain News on Thoughts on WMS Trends 2020 from Gartner

Supply Chain Digest

In a Very Mature WMS Market, Vendors Continue to Innovate, Dwight Klappich and Simon Turnstall Says

NIGP Annual Forum 2020 When: August 23-26, 2020Where: Chicago, IL


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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Understanding Big Data Beyond Its Size

Enterra Insights

When people hear or read the term “big data,” they initially think two things: It’s data and it’s big. What else is there to say? First, let’s talk about what “big” really means. The volume of data being created is unprecedented and will only increase.

NCMA Virtual World Congress 2020When: July 27-29


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Chainalytics sells FMIC to DAT Solutions


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SCOPE Supply Chain Summit When: August 23-25 Where: The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas


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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.