Wed.May 27, 2020

Final Mile Trends to Watch in 2020


While companies devoted vast resources to the use of technology since the rise of the internet, the final mile continues to be a tech-lacking aspect of supply chain management.

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Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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The Strategic National Stockpile that Failed Us


The COVID-19 crisis arrived in the United States in February and was largely dismissed as a non-threatening issue. In particular, the CDC was convinced that it had contained the virus and retained control of all diagnostic testing, which later produced faulty kits. [i]

Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

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.

Seven Keys to Scaling your Supplier Scorecarding Program


A solid supplier scorecarding program can drive big cost savings in the supply chain. Executives know that clear performance metrics are the starting point for supplier management. Yet many companies find data management and sharing a roadblock.

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Ryder Use Case: Why Digitizing the Order to Cash Process with Turvo Makes Supply Chains More Efficient


Digitization remains a concept escaping most of the supply chain. According to McKinsey & Company , the average supply chain has a digitization level of 43%, and only 2% of supply chain executives say their organizations are focused on digital transformation.

Statistical Forensics – the Danger of Being Data and Not Operations Management Driven


As previously discussed, being only data-driven can be a road to disaster for COVID-19 or supply chain management. To avoid this disaster requires skill sets from operations management (OM).

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Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal


Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces.

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Statistical Forensics – The Danger of Being Data and Not Operations Management Driven


As previously discussed, being only data-driven can be a road to disaster for COVID-19 or supply chain management. To avoid this disaster requires skill sets from operations management (OM).

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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!

Supply Chain Resilience In The Wake Of Disruption

BluJay Solutions

As seen in Procurement and Supply Australasia (PASA) , BluJay’s General Manager, APAC, Katie Kinraid, details how the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to change the way many businesses operate for the foreseeable future and how can businesses help ensure they stay afloat.

Lockdowns put e-commerce on steroids finds report


Ecommerce’s share of the US grocery marketing will head over 10% of according to a projection by Fabric based off a consumer survey.

The Power of AI in Supply Chain Analytics

Blue Ridge

AI is driving value in supply chain. Ask these questions to understand the power of supply chain analytics and AI in your distribution or manufacturing business. The post The Power of AI in Supply Chain Analytics appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles AI supply chain analytics

An Old Soul Blazing Her Way in Modern World

Supply Chain Nation

Jennifer Pesut is a senior product manager at Blue Yonder. She joined the company in 2019 and is celebrating her one-year anniversary this month.

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.

Here's How Retailers Will Recover Their Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis won’t be uniform, but it should be data-centric

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Demand Forecasting: A Must for the CPG Industry


Competition. Consumer demand. Global supply chains. Adapting to change. These are all challenges that leaders in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) business face daily, even without a pandemic in the midst. For as long as the industry has been around, using forecasts and predictions to help inform decisions has been a staple. Now, in today’s globalized and digital age, modern demand forecasting has never been more critical and essential for a CPG manufacturer’s success. Forecasting

Insights Into COVID-19’s Impact on Supply Chain: NFI Thought Leadership Round-Up


Businesses throughout every industry continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 throughout their supply chains across the globe.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting May 27, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

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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!

Drake Harris

PLS Logistics

Senior Account Executive | St. Louis, MO I finished my degree at the University of Arkansas, where I studied English Creative Writing. In 2017, I was working in sales for a building materials company, overseeing their local deliveries.

When: 06/17/2020 Innovation Summit Speaker: Doug Keeley


The post When: 06/17/2020 <br>Innovation Summit <br> Speaker: Doug Keeley appeared first on Ivalua

Manhattan Associates WMS Goes Cloud-Native

Logistics Viewpoints

Manhattan Associated unveiled its latest WMS, Manhattan Active Warehouse Management.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Will the Coronavirus Crisis Change the Direction of CO2 Emissions

Supply Chain Digest

Usually, C02 Reaches New Highs Shortly after Recessions, but Perhaps not this Time

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.

Small Business Order Trends- A year-on-year growth comparision


Over the past 2 months we’ve been looking at order trends across key industries to better understand which industries have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which have seen growth week-on-week and where the opportunities lie for small companies looking to pivot and innovate.

Global Supply Chain News on Ocean Container Carriers Put on Capacity Brakes, Look for Government Bailouts to Survive

Supply Chain Digest

Keeping Rates from Falling is Critical, but Many Say Governent Aid also Needed to Keep Ships Afloat

Van rates get pre-Memorial Day boost

DAT Solutions

As more and more businesses across the country reopen, truckload freight markets are also trying to find their footing. Rate Trend of the Week

Update on the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Back in April, John Tyson, Chairman of the Board at Tyson Foods, published a full-page ad in several newspapers asserting the food supply chain is breaking.[1] 1] His assertion not only garnered headlines but motivated a lot of people to take a serious look at how resilient the food supply chain actually is. Gianluca Corinaldesi believes food supply chains may be more resilient than some critics think.

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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.