Thu.Sep 10, 2020

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

During August, I moved and I spent the weekend painting my new shed with gloppy, wet deck paint. As I methodically pivoted the roller to apply the stain, I made quite a mess. Standing in the hot sun covered in paint was a good time for reflection.

Breaking Down the Barriers to New Technologies During Omnichannel Peak Season


The omnichannel peak season for 2020 will be an entirely new beast in logistics. The days of planning for a gradual ramp-up to peak season have vanished. Meanwhile, the need to maximize the value of the existing supply chain technologies has never been higher.

New Enterprise Labeling Maturity Model Offers Framework to Assess Labeling Effectiveness


If you're wondering about the effectiveness of your company's labeling or maybe you are trying to identify what additional steps you can make to further optimize your existing labeling initiatives, then you'll want to check out the new Enterprise Labeling Maturity Model.

Avon appoints :o9 Solutions to fuel growth and accelerate its Digital Transformation Journey in the Integrated Business Planning Space

o9 Solutions

This article has also been published on Business Wire. Avon, one of the world’s leading direct selling beauty companies, will deploy :o9 Solutions’ next-generation, AI-enabled platform for Control Tower and Integrated Business Planning. Dallas, 10 September 2020. :o9

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Acceleration of the Automation Evolution

In the Supply Chain

By Dr Paul Rivers (pictured). Managing Director at Guidance Automation. The post Acceleration of the Automation Evolution appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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What Value Is Customer Loyalty?

In the Supply Chain

By Bryce Boothby (pictured). MPO Board Advisor. The post What Value Is Customer Loyalty? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

A Digital Transformation Guide to Optimize Inbound Parts Delivery Costs

Industry Star

Manufacturers are using Automated PFEP software to optimize inbound parts delivery performance, streamlining their end-to-end supply chains. The post A Digital Transformation Guide to Optimize Inbound Parts Delivery Costs appeared first on IndustryStar Solutions.

How to Embrace the New Normal in Demand Planning


Shipra Sharma, Product Manager,, Bristlecone. It’s no secret that demand volatility caught supply chain professionals off-guard during this pandemic. Over the past six months, we have seen demand patterns ranging from huge spikes to deep troughs, and everything imaginable in between.

Using Supply Chain Automation to Overcome Operational Challenges


The modern supply chain continues to undergo a radical transformation in the wake of record-breaking growth.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Six Benefits To Be Gained From Operating A Sustainable Supply Chain

Gravity Supply Chain

Sustainable supply chains require responsible environmental, and other social practices to protect our planet, please customers and support business growth. Leave a Reply [contact-form-7]. Articles

Using Supply Chain Automation to Overcome Operational Challenges


The modern supply chain continues to undergo a radical transformation in the wake of record-breaking growth.

QAD Tomorrow: Planning for the Unplannable


In talking to Manufacturers, the greatest challenge they face today is change. Combine change with uncertainty and the future is anything but known. . Are You Ready for the Next Big Disruption? Metaphors and cliches abound in business-speak. I often hear the question, “Are we on the right track?”

Watch: What Is a Continuous Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Bernard Goor, senior vice president of sales with Infor, explains the concept behind the continuous supply chain, and reveals the biggest obstacles that companies face when trying to achieve that goal

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 News on Walmart and Amazon by the Numbers 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Our Annual Review of the Worlds Two Most Important Retailers

Building Supply-Chain Resilience for Turbulent Times

Supply Chain Brain

The single greatest risk from supply chains is getting caught off guard

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week onTop States for Manufacturing Health

Supply Chain Digest

Five States Receive a Grade of A

Stretch Procurement partners with Ivalua to help companies reach the next level within procurement


Malmö, Sweden 9 September, 2020 – Stretch Procurement, a leading Scandinavian consulting company, today announced a partnership with Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions. Under the partnership, Stretch will provide implementation and transformation services leveraging Ivalua’s platform. . Stretch Procurement helps companies to strengthen procurement capabilities through successful digitalization programs and transformations.

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!

Thought You Knew Everything About Delivery/Service Appointment Scheduling?

Logistics Viewpoints

Delivery and service appointment scheduling strategies have been aggressively evolving for more than 10 years. In my conversations with customers, I continue to learn how far they have advanced and the expanding impact that logistics technology can have on the enterprise.

Divided consumer spending habits drive freight imbalances

DAT Solutions

In a lot of ways, the current imbalances in freight networks reflect the divided purchasing habits of two very different groups of consumers. . Market Update

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FreightCenter and TPT Med Tech Deliver Rapid COVID Testing Lab

Freight Center

One of the most important things in the fight against COVID-19 has been testing. Ensuring there’s enough testing capacity and locations for as many people as possible to get tested helps us understand the magnitude of the virus and what we need to do to beat it.

What You Need to Know About Chemical Warehousing

West Coast and California Logistics

Chemical warehousing, including the storage of hazardous materials, is a highly regulated undertaking with a substantial investment in both the physical storage environment and rigorous adherence to associated protocols, practices and paperwork required to ensure safety and compliance.

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!

Decision-makers are Beginning to Appreciate the Value of Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

For the past few years, one of the biggest buzzwords in the business arena has been artificial intelligence (AI). Unfortunately, AI is an imprecise term that refers to a number of cognitive technologies. Most often when people use the term artificial intelligence, they are really talking about machine learning (ML). Ronald Schmelzer ( @rschmelzer ), Managing Partner and Principal Analyst at Cognilytica, correctly notes, “AI isn’t a discrete technology.

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What is a Bill of Lading? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is a Bill of Entry (BOE)? Article and permission to publish here provided by Victor at

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Practical ways to measure productivity – and improve it


To measure productivity you simply divide outputs by inputs over a set period of time. As a formula that’s productivity = output ÷ input. It’s a simple equation – yet measuring productivity in the real world is never so straightforward; nor is making any meaningful improvement.

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Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

20Cube Logistics

When a large number of consignments are being transported over a significantly long distance via Logistics Company in India to international destination by sea etc. accidents is a serious concern.

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.