Mon.May 18, 2020

How To Implement Predictive Analytics Into Your Company

Logility

Chances are, if you’re in marketing, sales, or one of the more technical aspects of business, you’ve used predictive analytics in some part of your job.

Contact Tracing in Supply Chain Operations

Talking Logistics

Does your warehouse management system (WMS) have contact tracing capabilities? It’s a question that will likely appear in vendor inquiries moving forward, not just for WMS applications but also manufacturing, packaging, retail, construction, and other enterprise software systems.

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BD’s Control Tower Implementation

Logistics Viewpoints

What BD's Control Tower can do seems almost magical. But the control tower's capabilities are a result of the technology and the implementation design. This article describes the design and implementation of BD's control tower.

How To Do Proper Retail Demand & Sales Forecasting

Demand Solutions

Being able to accurately predict customer demand, and act on those predictions, is a key skill for any business. Yet, most businesses do not know how to do this correctly. Retail businesses can be very difficult, as well, as there’s so much data to collect. If you’re a wholesaler, then much of the data doesn’t belong to you.

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!

COVID-19 Has Rewritten Best Practices for Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Nearly every industry is reviewing strategies, operations and processes with a new perspective, and many businesses are realizing they need end-to-end inventory visibility

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Gartner describes three prevaccine scenarios for supply chain leaders

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt global supply chains, Gartner, Inc. has developed three scenarios to help chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) anticipate how the future may unfold

Webinar: Getting Started with Supply Chain Visibility – Thursday, June 11, 9:30 am PT

Bristlecone

Supply chain visibility continues to be one of the most pressing needs of today’s business leaders. COVID-19 has reinforced that, while we may not be able to predict pandemics, with the right technology, we can certainly prepare for them.

Useful Shortcut Map for Supply Chain Software in Europe

Blue Ridge

SCM's IT Subway Map offers a useful shortcut for selecting supply chain software solutions in Europe. Blue Ridge made this year's map; download here. The post Useful Shortcut Map for Supply Chain Software in Europe appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles europe supply chain planning

Webinar: Getting Started with Supply Chain Visibility – Thursday, June 11, 9:30 am PT

Bristlecone

Supply chain visibility continues to be one of the most pressing needs of today’s business leaders. COVID-19 has reinforced that, while we may not be able to predict pandemics, with the right technology, we can certainly prepare for them.

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!

What is Order Cycle Optimization?

Blue Ridge

What is order cycle optimization? Learn how software can help manage supplier constraints and build the most economic order cycle for replenishment. The post What is Order Cycle Optimization? appeared first on Blue Ridge.

Webinar: Accelerate S/4HANA ROI with Industry-Specific Solution for Hi-Tech and Semicon – Thursday, June 18, 4 pm CET

Bristlecone

How are you keeping pace in an ever-changing industry? Long before COVID-19, semicon and hi-tech companies were facing unique supply chain challenges, including process complexity, demand volatility and slow turnaround times. As a result of COVID-19, those challenges have been amplified.

10 Primary Challenges in Managing Final Mile Distribution

Cerasis

When delivering goods, trust between shipper, customer, and driver is crucial. In order to keep the trust of everyone involved, the final mile distribution must be on point. If not, there may be consequences, including lost customers and even the potential for legal action.

How COVID-19 is Transforming Automotive and Industrial Supply Chains

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.

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.

Why being close to your suppliers reduces your risk in a time of a crisis

EFT

. When it comes to the story of globalised production and trade, you need look no further than the spice trade. It was the reason that explorers ventured on perilous journeys across oceans and continents in search of ways of bringing products back worth more than their weight in gold.

Essity leans on digital tools to fortify their manufacturing supply chain while improving machine health and productivity

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Augury, the AI-based Machine Health solution provider, has announced that Essity, the global provider of professional hygiene, consumer tissue and personal care products, has chosen Augury’s machine health solutions to help drive the digital transformation of its supply chain

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Companies rush to replace ‘just in time’ supply chains with ‘just in case’ contingencies as Covid-19 upe nds global manufacturing | South China Morning Post

Operations and Supply Chain Management

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4 FAQs About Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Gartner recently released the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks (MESCBN). According to Gartner, “MESCBNs are an essential technology component to a successful digital transformation.” While this is undoubtedly true, businesses rarely say “I need a MESCBN solution.”

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.

It’s high time to tap the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution

SupplyOn

It’s now more important than ever to leverage Industry 4.0 to boost productivity, increase supply chain reliability and reap the benefits of closer buyer-supplier relationships. COVID 19, its effects on the industry and the restart of production currently dominate on the agenda. Everyone is longing for a return to normality and this will be the case in a few months’ time. The world will not stand still and it is certainly not standing still at this very moment.

Should I start my wholesale business on WooCommerce?

TradeGecko

If you are looking for a quick and cost effective way to launch a wholesale store online, WooCommerce is a great option for you firstly because it's FREE. online wholesale suppliers

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Supply Chain DigestWeekly Supply Chain and Logistics Stock Report for Week Ending May 15, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

All but one stock in our index was negative last week

Freight markets slowly coming back to life

DAT Solutions

Freight markets have slowly been rebounding in May, with the normal seasonal uptick providing some relief for transportation companies that have suffered during the COVID-19 crisis. Rate Trend of the Week

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.

Video on The Thin Supply Chain Line in a Time of Coronavirus for May 19, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

As usual, there is a lot of news

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In Memoriam: Bruce H. Nielson, J.D.

Enterra Insights

I’ve had the pleasure, over many years in business, of meeting and working with some extraordinary people. Fortunately, I’ve been able to call many of them my friends. One such person was Bruce Nielson, who, for many years was a close outside counsel of mine and represented my company Enterra Solutions, LLC, on most of our technology and commercial transactions until he left private practice to capstone his career at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Supply Chain News on Virus Crisis Stressing Freight Carriers in Different Ways

Supply Chain Digest

Truckload Volumes Drop Sharply but May have Bottomed, while Store Shipping Stressing FedEx

How To Build A Lasting Wholesale Partnership

EMERGE App

Wholesalers and distributors occupy a special place in the market for goods and products. You could even say it’s an almost enviable position. You buy goods directly from manufacturers and suppliers. And then you sell to your customers — retailers of all shapes and sizes.

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.