Mon.Nov 23, 2020

Does Perfect Customer Service Make Sense?

Logistics Viewpoints

In supply chain management, it is widely accepted that holding enough finished goods inventory to fulfill every order is just too costly. Ipsen, a global bio-pharmaceutical company , disproves that. The post Does Perfect Customer Service Make Sense? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Logistics Experts from SSI Schaefer Implement Automated Deep-Freeze Warehouse in Manila, Philippines – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Sustainable deep-freeze logistics secure food supply. The topic of sustainability and sustainable action is becoming increasingly important worldwide, as resources are finite and need to be used sensibly.


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2021 Will Give Way to Big Changes in Supply Chain Practices 


The onset of the coronavirus epidemic has accelerated the supply chain digital transformation that has languished on businesses’ “to-do” list for years. It would be hard to overstate the impact of Covid-19 on organizations of practically every type.

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

What TRAMES Aims to Tackle. Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation.

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.

Healthcare Procurement: Why the Healthcare Industry Needs to Modernize Supply Chains to Meet Today’s Challenges


Healthcare Procurement: Why the Healthcare Industry Needs to Modernize Supply Chains to Meet Today’s Challenges. Healthcare providers, more than most, are continuously under pressure to manage costs and do so in a market where physicians and their patients expect more.

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Unique Challenges of Small Parcel in the 2020 Holiday Season

All Things Supply Chain

Like everything else in 2020, we can expect the holiday shopping season to come with unique challenges. Not only are pandemic shutdowns ongoing, but some parts of the U.S. are… General delivery services holiday demand holiday season holiday supply chain parcel delivery

Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid


If your company has decided to tender its freight to secure new contract rates for 2021, you’ve got your work cut out for you. This is especially true when it comes to figuring out the lanes and volumes to include in the bid.

The Turkey Day Supply Chain in 2020


The holiday season during Covid-19 means smaller gatherings and changes to long-standing traditions for many families. Healthcare professionals are recommending everyone stays home and stays safe for Thanksgiving this year.

Reducing Supply Chain Complexity (Reining In the Endless Aisle)

Talking Logistics

“Complexity is really a killer,” said Roberto Isaias, Mattel’s chief supply-chain officer, as quoted in a January 2, 2020 Wall Street Journal article by Paul Ziobro.

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!

Does Perfect Customer Service Make Sense?

Logistics Viewpoints

In supply chain management, it is widely accepted that holding enough finished goods inventory to fulfill every order is just too costly. The thinking goes that at some point, improving service levels means you are not adding inventory in a linear manner but rather exponentially.

6 Best Practices for Warehouse Management

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

If you want your facility operating at maximum capacity with low overhead, get ahead of the competition by staying on top of new warehouse management best practices and logistics best practices.

Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

The late novelist Ayn Rand once wrote, “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ” The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the truth of Rand’s statement. Most business leaders faced the reality of the pandemic fairly quickly and, in most cases, the reality wasn’t pleasant. Some companies discovered their supply chains were not as resilient as they had imagined.

Which retailers will succeed this Black Friday?

IT Supply Chain

By Madhav Durbha (pictured). Group VP, LLamasoft, a Coupa company. The post Which retailers will succeed this Black Friday? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Do you Have a Supply Chain Digital Twin or a Digital Picture?


The concept of supply chain digital twin has become very popular in recent years. It is essentially a digital model of your supply chain intended to be the foundation for companies to plan and operate their supply chain digitally and autonomously.

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Black Friday – Sink or Swim Moment For Warehouses?

IT Supply Chain

By Tony Dobson (pictured). SnapFulfil’s CEO. The post Black Friday – Sink or Swim Moment For Warehouses? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Mitigating Risk With Workforce Management Systems

Supply Chain Brain

Workforce management in manufacturing, or any other business sector across the supply chain, is a juggling act for business leaders and HR professionals

Study: 75 Percent of Companies Plan to Build More Resilient Supply Chains

BluJay Solutions

Detroit Business shared news around BluJay’s Global Research Report, highlighting key findings including the stat that the pandemic is a catalyst for change, with 75% of companies planning to make changes based on lessons learned from COVID-19. Read the full story here.

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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.

How Artificial Intelligence is Boosting Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

A slew of new digital technologies is disrupting supply chain operations, but none is having more of an impact on the industry than artificial intelligence (AI). Already, half of all enterprises are using AI and/or robotics to tackle problems in the supply chain and to improve its performance.

Procurement Predictions for 2021 - Claritum


Claritum’s top ten 2021 predictions for Procurement. B2B Marketplaces, where you can create your own networked members area within a public platform, will become more prevalent. To combat issues of trading during significant supply chain disruptions.

3 Common Inventory Management ‘Sins’—And How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

ARTICLE SUMMARY. Three rules are really important in inventory management. If you don’t get them right, you won’t be able to do a lot of other things. They are: 1) Observe ABC Classification. It has long been shown that 20 percent of lines account for 80 percent of revenue and margin.

Unified Logistics: The Need for Agile Resiliency


Someone recently mentioned that “resiliency” seems to be one of my favorite words. As words go, it’s not a bad one to have as your favorite. The ability to adapt, to quickly recover from disruption, to be elastic; it’s fitting for what we all need as we live through our current COVID-19 reality.

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.

The need to know


The need to know from Reuters’ global network of journalists. Container freight rates soar on consumer goods boom, supply chain kinks.

Banks Give Black-Owned Businesses Advantage on Supply-Chain Finance Terms – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Banks Give Black-Owned Businesses Advantage on Supply-Chain Finance Terms. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

Wrapping up 2020: 5 key trends in the supply chain


As 2020 is coming to an end, it’s time to take a look at where the supply chain industry stands, after the most challenging year in history for supply chains – and for the economy as a whole.

Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Supply chain operations can be complex. Especially where multi-modal transport is necessary, and where dynamic decision making is required for the routing of goods in-transit. These supply chain operations are pursued in an environment that can be characterised as a self-organising ecosystem.

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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.