Tue.Jun 02, 2020

Why Supply Chain Agility Needs to be the Next Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

The rug has been pulled out from beneath us. Doing things the same way we’ve always done them will no longer serve us, so we can’t simply put it back in its place. In fact, the definition of pulling the rug out from underneath someone is that doing so causes their plans to fail, because they have little recourse or time to respond adequately. It’s a fitting metaphor for the world’s supply chains, which have […].

The Growing Role of AI in Supply Chain Management


In today’s world, it isn’t really all that hard to imagine how technology is going to continue to change our lives. What’s probably harder is imagining going back to a time before technology and trying to imagine yourself adjusting to that lifestyle. For many of us, not only is it hard to imagine, but it.read More. The post The Growing Role of AI in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain Technology ai-in-supply-chain


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Impact of COVID-19 in Supply Chains


The emergence of COVID – 19 impacts the foundations of the economy and society that we know. The supply chain is no different as we see the current global model falter. The appearance of the virus has burst with force impacting all the actors involved in the supply chain, in this article those elements that are most impacted will be highlighted. Flow of Materials Restrictions.

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Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was six, my mother volunteered me for a new polio vaccine trial. It was risky, but my determined mother took a chance. She believed in science and patted my shoulder reassuringly as I rolled up my sleeve. During my toddler years, polio fear gripped the nation. Mothers, anxious that children would catch the disease swimming, kept families secluded indoors in the sweltering heat in the days before air conditioning.

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021 and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.

The Consumer-Direct Strategy Part 2: How to Strengthen Your Direct to Consumer Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The post The Consumer-Direct Strategy Part 2: How to Strengthen Your Direct to Consumer Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Logistics Network Business Platforms Supply Chain Management Transportation direct-to-consumer

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Repurpose Your Network Model to Make Rapid Decisions


The ongoing pandemic highlights the need for companies to make quick and accurate “what-if” decisions concerning their supply chains. However, it can take several months to create a network model from scratch. And even then, it may be hard for leaders to buy into the results without using a proven approach. As recent events demonstrate, … The post Repurpose Your Network Model to Make Rapid Decisions appeared first on Chainalytics.

Do you have a resilient SC to overcome COVID-19?

Prophetic Technology

We could not imagine the tremendous impact COVID-19 have had on our Supply Chains ( SCs ,) and the grave consequences of this outbreak on multiple businesses. Fear has paralysed several companies to rapidly responsD to the catastrophic outcomes. supply chain supplychain risk

Three Ways to Adapt Supply Chains in the Age of COVID-19

Supply Chain Brain

The best way to deal with volatile conditions is to know what’s happening in real time at the most vulnerable touchpoints of your supply chain

Turn into a Prescriptive Analytics Expert

Prophetic Technology

Prescriptive Analytics turns you into a Strategic Business partner through the transformational-value of your business. Prescriptive Analytics nowadays has good market penetrations, and it is likely to extend even further by 2020. supply chain analytics

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. Check out our updated Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings!

Seasoned Leadership in Action? ? An Interview with Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – Our 2019 All Star Leaders! At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “ Seasoned Leadership in Action ™” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. This interview is with Joe Carson, CEO and Founder of Spend Strategies, LLC.

Donate to Feeding America with iTradeMarketplace and Uber Freight


We are happy to announce that our new Donations forum is live on iTradeMarketplace. As an extension of our recent partnership with Uber Freight , iTradeMarketplace users can now donate produce to Feeding America food banks using Uber Freight via our site with zero shipping charges. Supply Chain Management Covid-19

Analysis tool for real-time data insight and evaluation

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions has announced the launch of its new ‘BluIQ by BluJay’ solution which combines visual overviews and analyses of the supply chain in a freely configurable dashboard. David Landau, Chief Product Officer of BluJay Solutions, explains: “BluIQ by BluJay’ was designed as a decision support system that extends across all BluJay applications and extracts data from each application using APIs. The solution is part of the data component of our DNA strategy.”

Exertis integrates its accessories portfolio

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Exertis, the route-to-market and supply chain partner for global technology brands across consumer, business and enterprise, has appointed Jamie Brothwell as commercial director and Sam Williams as sales director for its accessories business. Both will report to Mike Buley, Exertis consumer managing director

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!

Analysis tool BluIQ by BluJay provides real-time usable data in supply chain

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions announces the launch of BluIQ by BluJay: a data and analysis tool that provides real-time usable supply chain data in a configurable visual dashboard. This API-enabled data solution is two-way connected to BluJay’s supply chain applications, allowing action to be taken directly from the BluIQ dashboard, based on the insights from the specific data. Read the full article in Dutch at BI Platform.

What You Need to Know About Changes to Air Freight

American Global Logistics

The aftereffects of Covid-19 have thrashed global air freight supply chains. As a result, volatility, and uncertainty prevail at unprecedented levels. This aggravates air freight’s operating environment. Availability of capacity is unpredictable, making pricing erratic. For example, since February 2020, spot rates for China – Europe have increased 272%. Likewise, spot rates for China – […]. The post What You Need to Know About Changes to Air Freight appeared first on AGL

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BluJay Launches Transportation Modeling Application, Blazes Trail as First TMS Provider to Build Modeling Solution on LLamasoft Cloud Platform

BluJay Solutions

New application harnesses data to make informed business policy decisions for instantly quantifiable ROI. Holland, MI – June 2, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the launch of its Transportation Modeling application, built in collaboration with LLamasoft , the leading provider of AI-powered supply chain analytics software.

COVID-19 Items ? Prices and Lead Times Soar

Operations and Supply Chain Management

businesses are getting back to work with a set of new supply chains and they’re already facing concerns over distribution and pricing. Manufacturers are racing to crank out hand sanitizer, masks and clear plastic dividers, the WSJ’s Sharon Terlep and Austen Hufford report, as the products emerge as integral elements for restarting the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Just-in-time Manufacturing – A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Inventory Management


What is Just-in-time Manufacturing? Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing is described as a production model in which products and services are produced to meet specific demand and not necessarily created in surplus, in deficit, or in advance of actual need. The purpose of JIT manufacturing is to avoid the waste associated with overproduction, holding stocks and excess inventory, to help manufacturers control the process variability and help increase productivity while lowering costs.

Why It?s Time to Onboard a New Logistics Provider

Zipline Logistics

The unexpected upheaval to domestic commerce has thrown a wrench into many businesses’ 2020 plans. Vendors have had to overcome a multitude of issues since the COVID-19 outbreak began early this year. With the turmoil, like office closures and supply chain disruptions, many have looked for consistency. While that thought is understandable, it should not necessarily extend to your logistics partnerships.

Just-in-time Manufacturing ? A Manufacturer?s Guide to Effective Inventory Management


What is Just-in-time Manufacturing? Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing is described as a production model in which products and services are produced to meet specific demand and not necessarily created in surplus, in deficit, or in advance of actual need. The purpose of JIT manufacturing is to avoid the waste associated with overproduction, holding stocks and excess inventory, to help manufacturers control the process variability and help increase productivity while lowering costs.

COVID-19 and Unique Supply Chain Disruptions


For as long as supply chains have existed, so too have there been disruptions. Natural disasters, including tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods, along with financial crises, have the power to completely shut down supply chains for indeterminate periods of time. Over the past few months, however, the recent coronavirus outbreak has proved to be completely novel in the way it impacts the modern distribution of the world.

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.

Inventory Reduction is Strong Business Defense Against COVID-19

Blue Ridge

Why is inventory reduction the best defense against COVID-19? Inventory is your most expensive asset. Here's how to reduce inventory right now. The post Inventory Reduction is Strong Business Defense Against COVID-19 appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles cash covid-19 supply chain planning uncertainty

Get a Supply Chain Job Overseas

Logistics Bureau

This is really a common question I encounter. How can I get a Supply Chain job in Australia, or Canada, or the USA? Well in this video, I’ll give you some tips based on my experience living in Australia and dealing with overseas applicants for jobs: Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: Tips for Getting a Job in Supply Chain Operations or Management. Supply Chain Secrets: How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector.

52% of manufacturing executives reconfigure supply chains in the face of Covid-19


. An EY survey has found that the pandemic will have a massive effect on global supply chains as 97% are analysing their supply chains. More than half (52%) of global sector executives are taking steps to reconfigure supply chains and a further 45% reported to the survey that they are re-evaluating their supply chain processes. Manufacturers are working rapidly to limit the impact of the already tragic human cost of COVID-19 on livelihoods.

Restarting Global Supply Chains in Fashion & Apparel

Vanguard Software

Without a clear picture of where items were in the supply chain process before things were halted, restarting a global supply chain seems like a daunting task. Retail Demand Planning Sales & Operations Planning Sales Forecasting Supply Chain Supply Planning

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.