Wed.Dec 02, 2020

What Does Supply Chain Optimization Mean Now Vs. Pre-COVID?

River Logic

Not since the Second World War has there been such global disruption as experienced in 2020. International transportation came to a standstill, major populations were confined to their homes, and factories shut down. Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning COVID-19

Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero


I grew up in a time before people knew much about being eco-friendly or “Green,” so the concept of sustainability isn’t usually at the top of my mind.


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[Webinar] The 5 Stages of Enterprise Labeling Success


Don't Miss Our Webinar: 5 Stages of Enterprise Labeling Success : Thurs - 12/10/20 @1pm ET. Supply Chain Labeling

Delivering On The ‘Last Mile’ Challenge

IT Supply Chain

By Louisa Hosegood (pictured). Digital and Strategy Director, Bis Henderson Consulting. The post Delivering On The ‘Last Mile’ Challenge appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.

Five Ways to Face Supply-Chain Headwinds With Digitalization

Supply Chain Brain

The supply-chain landscape is likely to remain turbulent for some time. Here are five ways digitalization will help

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Helping Connect People to Their Doctors

IT Supply Chain

By Marcel Gogan (pictured). Senior Software Developer. The post Helping Connect People to Their Doctors appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Designing a Sustainable Supply Chain Based on the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet, & Profit

All Things Supply Chain

In 2020 and beyond, demand for corporate social responsibility is at an all-time high.

Salesforce’s $27.7bn Slack purchase recognises the acceleration of our lives

IT Supply Chain

By Matt Watts (pictured). Chief Technology Evangelist at NetApp. The post Salesforce’s $27.7bn Slack purchase recognises the acceleration of our lives appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Watch: A New Supply-Chain Resilience Stress Test

Supply Chain Brain

Kris Timmermans, senior managing director and global lead for supply chain operations with Accenture, and David Simchi-Levi, professor of engineering systems at MIT, discuss their joint effort in creating a stress test for assessing the risks to supply chains of major disruptions

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!

Securing Information Throughout the Supply Chain – Preventing Supplier Vulnerabilities

IT Supply Chain

By Adam Strange (pictured). Data Classification Specialist, HelpSystems. The post Securing Information Throughout the Supply Chain – Preventing Supplier Vulnerabilities appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

The Reorder Point Formula: Everything You Need to Know


The more your business grows the more difficult it is to maintain ideal stock levels across your products. Setting a reorder point for your most important SKUs helps you determine when to replenish your stock, so that you have neither too much nor too little of any given item.

How Rapid Prototyping Is Altering The Supply Chain For Good

IT Supply Chain

By Ronan Ye (pictured). Founder of 3ERP. The post How Rapid Prototyping Is Altering The Supply Chain For Good appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Bristlecone Appoints Lisa Lesko as Chief People Officer


SAN JOSE, Calif., 2, 2020 – Bristlecone , a leading provider of supply chain transformation and product engineering services, today announced that Lisa Lesko , an accomplished senior HR leader, has joined the company as its new Chief People Officer (CPO).

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.

Create a Customer-Centric Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What Vendor Centric and Customer Centric Would Look Like on a Date! Get Our EBook here. Customer-Centric Supply Chain article and permission to publish here provided by Bryce Boothby.

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Five Lessons Learned in 2020 – and Where to Go from Here


Vineet Singh, SAP Ariba Consultant, Bristlecone. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons. It has shown us that humans are but one part of a well-balanced ecosystem and, with a small shake, they can be made to realize their vulnerability.

Overcoming the crisis: COVID-19, the automotive industry & the potential of additive manufacturing

IT Supply Chain

By Eric Pallarés (pictured). Chief Technology Officer, BCN3D. The post Overcoming the crisis: COVID-19, the automotive industry & the potential of additive manufacturing appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Nine Practical Steps You Can Take to Improve Supply Chain Collaboration Right Now

Supply Chain Brain

Shortages in supply and disruptions in the logistics chain are a tale as old as time.

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.

Championing Women in STEM


After I graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2016, I began my journey as a woman in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM.) Equal opportunity for women in this area is a topic of interest for many organizations across the globe.

Four Strategy Shifts Toward Building an 'Antifragile' Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Making these four shifts is proving to be table stakes for companies looking to compete on a global scale

UK supply chain price rise double whammy


COVID-19 and Brexit are causing headaches for UK supply chains, with costs already rising even before the UK is due to leave on 31 st December 2020.

5 Ways RPA Can Enable Management by Exception | VIDEO


[link] Leveraging robotics process automation, also known as RPA, is essential to enabling management by exception in logistics. RPA leverages virtual robots to streamline back-office processes and empower shippers, avoiding the need to intervene for every little need.

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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.

Control Tower Capabilities—Redefined

Inbound Logistics

Control tower capabilities help companies make better supply chain decisions across all industries. Any business that experiences supply chain disruption and wants fast and accurate resolutions to benefit all parties stands to benefit, says Lori Harner of E2open

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Dec. 3, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Christmas Toy Inventories in Danger Zone, UPS Stops taking Some Retailer Shipments, US Purchasing Managers Index Strong in November, Brick and Mortar Sales Drop Sharply

Blockchain Brings Value to Touchless Supply Chains

Inbound Logistics

Blockchain delivers the visibility, provenance, and data accuracy to allow for contractual flexibility and facilitate frictionless transactions, which are key as global logistics goes touchless

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Inventories Now Trending Down after Pandemic Spike

Supply Chain Digest

Long Term Trend of Declining Inventory Levels was Reversed Coming Out of the Great Recession

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.