Mon.Feb 22, 2021

Reshoring – A risk worth taking?

All Things Supply Chain

Reshoring supply chains is currently high on the political agenda. However, while there may be merits for some businesses in reshoring, it is far from risk-free. The coronavirus pandemic has… General Production production reshoring supply chain reshoring

My Take: How We Screwed Up Sales And Operations Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Fatigue during home video conference meeting call. In my recent work with clients, I have been thinking a lot about S&OP and how we screwed it up. Let me take you back to some research findings that I shared last year for those who might not follow my blog.

Supply Chain Solutions: ERP vs. Best-in-Class


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Deliver Consistent D2C E-Commerce Service Levels With Optimized Safety Stock


During the pandemic, e-commerce has emerged as the critical go-to-market channel. Many businesses have opened additional distribution centers and contracted 3PL services to adapt.

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Test Your Knowledge of Sales & Operations Execution

Many supply chain professionals have already taken this assessment spanning across multiple industries and 20 countries. The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your S&OE process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

Building the Business Case for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)


Making the business case for Sales and Operations planning is not always easy given that you will need to bring on board key decision-makers in your organization. Let us explore how one can go about making the business case for a proposed S&OP project.

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Achieving enterprise-wide adoption of supply chain risk management


A common challenge for procurement and supply chain professionals is obtaining support from C-level leaders to invest in a robust supply chain risk management (SCRM) program.

Key steps & considerations for building a solid cloud management strategy to enable business growth

IT Supply Chain

By Jonathan Bridges (pictured). Chief Innovation Officer, Exponential-e. The post Key steps & considerations for building a solid cloud management strategy to enable business growth appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Leveraging People, Projects, and Purpose to Promote Sustainability


At Americold, driving improvements in energy efficiencies is an ongoing commitment. Environmental stewardship is foundational to our operating principles at Americold.

Design Your Supply Chain for Resiliency


2020 was a very challenging and difficult year for many supply chain leaders. Climate, tariffs and the pandemic unraveled how fragile supply chains can be.

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Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Industry Leaders Partner with o9 Solutions to Support Executives on their Digital Transformation Journeys

o9 Solutions

DALLAS – February 22, 2021 – o9 Solutions, the leading AI-powered Integrated Business Planning ( IBP ) platform, boosts the thought leadership within its network with former leaders from JFE Steel and Nestlé.

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The Best KPI: The Probability of a Perfect Order

Logistics Bureau

Delivered in full & on time (DIFOT) is a very important key performance indicator (KPI) but most people measure it the wrong way and that’s why I am going to explain what I think is the best measure. We call it the probability of a perfect order. Order Entry Accuracy.

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The Omnichannel Alphabet Soup: Structuring the Unstructured

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

At the start of my career, most brands and OEMs used a traditional two-tier distribution process through wholesalers and retailers to sell their products. Advanced” companies passed orders via EDI.

How to shift from a Traditional procurement model into a Procurement 4.0 ecosystem? PwC Middle East


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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do?

Talking Logistics

As we begin 2021, the parcel market is very different than it was a year ago. Simply put, the surging growth of e-commerce, driven in large part by the pandemic, has created a capacity crunch in the market. How should shippers respond?

KeHE Distributors Undergoes a Digital Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

Raj Govindarajan, Senior Director, Supply Chain at KeHE. Raj Govindarajan agreed to answer questions about KeHE Distributors digital transformation. Mr. Govindarajan is the Senior Director, Supply Chain (Systems, Processes & Analytics) at KeHE.

Supply Chain News on Ideas to Prevent Warehouse Theft

Supply Chain Digest

Video Cameras Virtually Worthless, Security Expert Says

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The Freight Marketplace with Brent Hutto

The Logistics of Logistics

The Freight Marketplace with Brent Hutto. Joe Lynch and Brent Hutto discuss the freight marketplace and its importance, dynamics, and huge impact on the U.S. economy.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

Global Supply Chain on Amid a Rash of Lost Containers at Sea, the Physics of Why the Boxes Go in the Drink

Supply Chain Digest

Taller Container Stacks on Megaships Cannot Handle Pressure of the Sway

Big Data and the Future of Business

Enterra Insights

Geoffrey Moore ( @geoffreyamoore ), an American Management Consultant and Author, once stated, “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the web like deer on a freeway.” ” Andrew McAfee ( @amcafee ), co-director of the MIT Initiative, goes a step further. He insists, “The world is one big data problem.” ” Big data is not a new topic; nevertheless, big data is as important to the future of business as it has been in the past.

Shippers Need Alternatives to West Coast Port Congestion

Supply Chain Brain

In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman, Jason Totah, president of Odyssey International Services, Inc., discusses alternatives to bringing cargo through overtaxed West Coast ports

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20 Years Milestone – Helping Procurement Deliver More in Less Time

EC Sourcing Group

MORRISTOWN, N.J., February 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / This February marks the 20 Year Anniversary for EC Sourcing Group in its delivery of digital eSourcing and Procurement Solutions.

Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.

Ocean Cargo Snarls Force Global Commerce to Look Outside the Box

Supply Chain Brain

An ongoing surge in the cost of shipping goods around the world is prompting manufacturers and their customers to scramble for cheaper solutions

How to Comply With Walmart’s New Advanced Shipping Notice Rules


February 1, 2021 – that was the deadline for all Walmart suppliers to be compliant with Phase One of the new Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). That means right now , Walmart holds its suppliers accountable for PO Accuracy and Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) requirements. This is the first of a four-phase initiative by Walmart to improve accountability standards for its suppliers.

China Deploys Covid-19 Vaccine to Build Influence – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. China Deploys Covid-19 Vaccine to Build Influence. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

The best coffee marketing ideas to grow your roastery sales


Is it time to take your coffee roastery to the next level? It’s a tough market out there, but with the right ideas you can cut through the competition and show your product to a whole new range of customers.

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Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?