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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.

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.

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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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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 […].

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

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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How to Maintain the Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Crisis


The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. While no one can accurately predict the long-term effects of COVID-19, many have already felt the effects of the disease, and have been left wondering about its impact on global manufacturing and distribution sectors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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.

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

Bristlecone Flash – March 2020


RAPID DEPLOYMENT SOLUTION CAN TRANSFORM SOURCING IN JUST SIX WEEKS. Bristlecone AribaRDS is now certified as an SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution for SAP Ariba. With AribaRDS, businesses can transform global sourcing, gain visibility, reduce cycle times and start achieving procurement savings with SAP Ariba Sourcing in as little as six weeks with minimal downtime – and at a price point that won’t break the bank.

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.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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.

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

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

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.