Wed.Mar 25, 2020

How to Find Business Opportunities Amid the Coronavirus Supply Chain Crisis


Here are ideas for grasping opportunities in the midst of the Coronavirus supply chain challenges. The coronavirus’ supply chain and business impacts are being felt around the world and in our backyards: this strange time is slamming markets, causing confusion and changing patterns of normality. A common reaction seems to be to close shop, hoard toilet paper and canned goods and expect the worst. These events surprise us every few years.

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How Does Demand Sensing Differ from Forecasting for Demand Planning?


The promise of demand sensing is that we can do a better job of anticipating and planning for short-term changes in demand. For today’s supply chain planner, the art and especially the science of forecasting demand have evolved.

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Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA


The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. According to the CDC, the total number of cases in the U.S. had jumped to 44,183 as of noon Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and even since, the totals in New More. The post Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Autonomous Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain, as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). One of the more interesting examples I have seen is from the Belgian brewery De Halve Maan, which in an effort to reduce congestion on the city streets, built a beer pipeline under the streets. The pipeline is capable of carrying […].

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.

Supply Chains Need to be Agile and Fast

Enterra Insights

Ten years doesn’t seem like a long time; however, in today’s rapidly changing business environment, a decade can seem like a lifetime. Joe Terino, who leads Bain & Company’s supply chain work in the Americas, insists, “The consolidated supply chain of 10 years ago can no longer meet today’s business needs.”[1] ”[1] He believes supply chains need to be more flexible and responsive and, to make that happen, you need to begin with strategy.

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Lockdown Logistics: Don’t wait, automate!


Supply chains are under pressure ordinarily, and in current times with a sweeping pandemic affecting countries from the GCC, the value of automation in supply chains and warehouse management logistics is more apparent than ever. Trends

Taking the mystery out of the rapid growth of COVID19 and the purpose of social distancing – some basics for Octogenarians


The spread of the COVID19 virus is a major concern of everyone. Typically, two critical questions are being asked: why it seemed to grow so quickly over the last few weeks and what is the impact of social distancing. This blog provides a kitchen table explanation of “rapid growth” and how social distancing might dampen growth. Taking the mystery out of the rapid growth of COVID19 and the purpose of social distancing – some basics for Octogenarians was first posted on March 25, 2020 at 7:40 am. ©2017

Proactive supplier communication is critical in this pandemic


As the coronavirus epidemic shuts down the global economy, supply chain executives should be taking steps now to ensure that their supply base remains intact in the face of massive disruption. This was certainly the case in the 2008 Great Recession.

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!

Should You Buy or Lease Your Photocopier?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Copy Machine Problems and How to Fix Them! Sponsored). Buy or Lease Your Photocopier article and permission to publish here provided by Daniel Calvin at Photocopiers are an integral part of any workspace. Nearly every office nowadays is equipped with a multifunctional copy machine, one that can carry out essential operations, from printing to scanning and photocopying.

Managing Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business: 7 Logistics Impacts on Supply Chain

Blue Ridge

The post Managing Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business: 7 Logistics Impacts on Supply Chain appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles covid-19 replenishment uncertainty

Financial Moves to Make Before You Retire!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Financial moves article and permission to publish here provided by William Rovetto. It seemed so far away back when you were 21. Now you’re 60 and retirement is looming large on the horizon. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the average American male retires at 65, while women retire at 63. Social Security pays full retirement benefits between ages 66 and 67 depending upon your month of birth.

Avoiding Basic Walmart Deductions


Deductions, or chargebacks , can hit your wallet hard. Some of them you can dispute , but others are far more difficult. In the end, it’s best to just avoid them altogether. Here are some of the most common Walmart deduction codes that you may see and some best practices on ensuring you don’t see them again. Codes 10 and 11.

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.

My New Normal: A Mother’s Heartache

Supply Chain Nation

Thursday, March 12, 2020 was my last day of normal. We had family friends in from California and we enjoyed several Spring Training games (Go A’s/Go Giants), big family meals with a lot of laughter by the firepit. Going to the store for household essential and food was a hassle but surely nothing to even think about. It got real, Friday, March 13 th as our guests left and headed back to California with the sense of the unknown once they returned back to the Bay Area.

Cost Control Measures in an Unpredictable Market


Guest Post from David Broering, President, Non-Asset At the time of this writing, the transportation marketplace is undergoing seismic shifts in supply and demand on a day-by-day basis. As we saw coming into the market shifts in early 2018 and mid-2019, the marketplace moves at a much greater speed in response to these events than. Read More. Supply Chain

Brexit and the Global Distribution Landscape

Veridian Solutions

The fears of how the global distribution landscape would change following Brexit were founded on the uncertainty that the referendum created. According to the Washington Post , Brexit would create a break among its trade-dependent partners, including Ireland. Without a successor agreement in place, financial costs could lead to supply chain meltdown and even threaten the state of the EU, not to mention omnichannel supply chains.

Optionality is Key to Managing Supply Chain Risk in Manufacturing

Maine Pointe

Risk preparation and optionality. Collin Ziemerink EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services at Maine Pointe considers the immediate actions manufacturing companies can take to weather the current storm and prepare for the next one. Total Value Optimization Industrial Manufacturing & Services end to end supply chain integration contingency planning

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!

Bristlecone Flash – March 2020


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Safety First. Business Forward.


Your AIDC Experts Are Here For You. To Our Valued Clients: On behalf of all of us at American Barcode and RFID Inc. (AB&R), AB&R), I hope that this message finds you in good health and high spirits. During these challenging times, the health and safety of our team members is our top priority. We are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our physical office.

Podcast: Dyan Finkhousen on GE’s Transition to a Digital Platform Ecosystem


GE went from a high-quality, highly complex, but traditional legacy supply chain to an agile digitized innovator. The success and lessons learned from this transformation have incredible value for other industrial supply chains that haven’t yet made the leap to full digital transparency. Platform and innovation expert Dyan Finkhousen talks about the key challenges GE faced and the strategies GE used with Supply Chain Next host Richard Donaldson.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Having the flexibility to quickly adapt to abrupt supplier changes is key to surviving the crisis

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.

E-commerce spurring drive for innovation in third-party logistics industry


With both the rise of e-commerce and the increasing expectations of a consumer-like experience for B2B, 3PLs are experiencing pressure to evolve regardless of their customers says the Third Party Logistics Report. The report's biggest underlying finding is the demand for the greater use of technology throughout all parts of the supply chain to remain competitive and to differentiate in the omnichannel buying experience.

The Unrealized Benefits of Supply-Chain Serialization

Supply Chain Brain

With today's enterprise resource planning systems, companies can view aggregate shipping locations of each distributor, wholesaler and reseller. Most of the time, though, product tracking ends there

The Responsible Supply Chain Awards 2020


Channels: Supply Chain 3PL Event Date: Thu, 2020-10-08 Event URL: [link] Event Location: Chicago, USA Number of attendees: 300 Programme URL: Brochure URL: [link] Speakers URL: Purchase Recording URL: Event Organiser: Jamie Harding Event Organiser E-mail: Précis: The only global celebration of supply chain sustainability Entire Month Duration: No

How the Coronavirus Affects Supply-Chain Risk: Three Perspectives

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

The coronavirus pandemic has made the importance of practicing effective supply-chain risk management painfully evident

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.