Wed.Jun 24, 2020

How Technology Can Make Supply Chains Resilient in a Post-Pandemic World

All Things Supply Chain

The need for real-time tracking, accurate and timely delivery systems makes supply chain management ripe for technological innovation.

The Retail Apocalypse Deepens

Enterra Insights

Years before the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down economies, analysts were writing about the retail apocalypse and what it would take for brick-and-mortar retailers to survive. Analysts generally cite three contributing factors for the retail apocalypse: overbuilding, too much debt, and e-commerce (aka the Amazon Effect). Suzanne Kapner and Sarah Nassauer ( @SarahNassauer ) insist the pandemic is finishing what Amazon started.[1]

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Sustainable Packaging is Here to Stay!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy. Sustainable Packaging article and permission to publish here provided by Erich Lawson. Do you know what all big brands have in common? Eco-friendly packaging!

On-Demand Delivery Platforms: The Renewed Focus on Becoming a Shipper-of-Choice


The rise of the consumer and immense power in the hands of buyers represents a significant change to standard supply chain management. It’s not enough to simply offer a fantastic product.

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 Chain in High School

Talking Logistics

In March 2011, I wrote a post making the case that, like in baseball, the supply chain and logistics industry needed a farm system to attract and develop the next generation of leaders.

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Supply Chain Management – Autonomous is Far Away and Resiliency is Needed Now


Over the past few years, the chatter about the role of AI to “optimize” supply chain has been almost endless. Some of the material is great, other is hype, some conjecture, and in most cases, we will not know the impact.

Offshoring vs. Reshoring in Supply Chain

Blue Ridge

What is reshoring? What are the pros and cons of offshoring vs. reshoring one's manufacturing operations in supply chain? The post Offshoring vs. Reshoring in Supply Chain appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles covid-19 manufacturing

Retail Data Explained: Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive


Learn about: The categories of analytics How they relate to retail and supply chain What suppliers can do with that data. Well-balanced business development depends on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics data. . Analytics Continuum. Categories of Retail Analytics.

5 Tips to Improve Omnichannel Inventory Management


The world of commerce is an ever-changing one. Tech developments such as 5G and the Internet of Things are reshaping everyday life. And that includes how we all shop. Customer support is evolving with social media, artificial intelligence and unified communications.

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!

Finding Balance in an IT World

Supply Chain Nation

Swati Malik joined Blue Yonder six months ago and found the fit to be perfect for her IT skills. She lives in Bengaluru, India. Starting her career in finance, Swati made the move to IT and has not looked back. She admits to being a very quiet person who has learned to be more extroverted.

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A bigger boom in warehousing on the way? Part 2: E-commerce, automation and the long-term outlook


Warehousing has been on a long journey in the last two decades, rising from a necessity few were interested in on an organisational level, to a critical asset that has to run smoothly for an operation to be effective.

We’re hiring an Account Manager!


Provenance is using tech to power the transparency movement – helping brands bring their supply chain and impact behind products to shoppers that care, enabling a more conscious, fair, and low-impact consumption.

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To Save the Supply Chain, Send in the Robotrucks

Supply Chain Brain

Automated vehicle technology could emerge a vital tool in global supply chains during the pandemic

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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.

Promotion Forecasting


Brochure: Promotion Forecasting. With decades of retail and data science experience, intelligent retail forecasting is Cognira’s core expertise.

Aligning shared values in retail


No longer can retailers rely on their product offering alone. The demise of the high street portrayed in the news is all too often attributed to the rise of the internet, a cash-poor society, political uncertainty in the wake of Brexit, and now Covid-19.

How Firms Use eSourcing to Optimize Their Supply Chain Networks

EC Sourcing Group

How Firms Use eSourcing to Optimize Their Supply Chain Networks. One of the most important things that a business needs to do is keep its supply chain healthy. If there’s a break in the chain, this can negatively affect business in several ways.

A Supply Chain Optimization Success Story During COVID-19


Traditionally, shippers use supply chain optimization studies for several reasons. In this example, a customer commissioned Schneider to complete a strategic engineering study. The study would identify the best location and number of additional warehouses to support their growth.

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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!

Webinar: EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Making the Move to S/4HANA – Why Now is the Time to Convert – Thursday, July 16, 10 am PT


SAP S/4HANA enhances business performance by improving sales productivity and reducing supply chain pain-points. Its unique architecture and data model enable a single source of truth to drive data consistency and accelerate the speed of business.

Save Money by Optimizing Your ERP System with a Shipment Management Software

My Office Apps

Save Money by Optimizing Your ERP System with a Shipment Management Software. You’ve worked hard to create, promote, and source a product and all that effort has turned into purchase orders. But the celebration can be short lived if shipping costs eat into your profit margins.

Webinar: BRISTLECONE LIVE! Let’s Talk Analytics: Spend, Inventory, S&OP and Plant Maintenance – Tuesday, July 21, 10 am PT


Analytics are key to enabling data-driven decisions that enhance supply chain performance. Managing demand volatility, controlling spend, achieving end-to-end visibility, optimizing inventory – these are all made possible through advanced analytics. In this Bristlecone Live!

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Government’s Big Move to Electronic Marketplaces


I was recently involved in a research discussion with Chris Yukins of George WAshington University’s Law School’s Government Procurement Program, and Thomas Kull from Arizona State University, exploring the impact of the rise of electronic marketplaces in government procurement. In the Thomson Reuters publication “ The Government Contractor “, we review some key changes coming to government acquisition.

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.

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

National wholesale food distributor will leverage TMS to scale for growth. Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group (NFG) has been partnering with foodservice professionals since 1990 to provide delicious, on-trend menu items, as well as reliable staples every kitchen needs.

How Businesses Are Shifting to Direct-to-Consumer Delivery


Business Model Rifts and Modal Shifts. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have struggled to pinpoint the “right” way to handle change that is stretching far beyond the stay-at-home orders that many are facing today. In this climate, it is nearly impossible for companies to maintain operations as usual. Supply Chain

Load Tracking Now Available in Tailwind TMS with e4score Integration and Partnership


$1-a-load shipment-tracking and trailer tracking from $71 a year now available through Tailwind TMS. June 24, 2020 – Tailwind Transportation Software is pleased to announce a new partnership and technology integration with e4score.

Coronavirus Series – Inventory Management Challenges & Solutions


The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted many weaknesses in supply chains across the globe. Common challenges include unpredictable customer behavior, unreliable inventory supplies, rising logistical costs and internal capacity constraints.

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.