April, 2020

Blockchain for SMEs in the food industry


The food industry is under increasing pressure to meet the demands of a growing world population, with some estimating food production has to grow by 60% to meet demand. Consumers are also demanding ever more insight into the origin of the products they buy.

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Building a Resilient Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Regardless of the circumstances, a company’s ability to survive disruptive processes and events is one of the key differentiators of a successful business strategy. The thing is, most companies start to realize its importance only when the storm already happens.

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How COVID-19 Will Change Supply Chains For Good


As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses, I’ve been watching the effects on supply chains and the impact of true demand (N95 masks) versus hyped demand (toilet paper). Both examples are currently seeing stock-outs, but the toilet paper shortage is more of a logistics issue than a physical supply problem.

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity


What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services.

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.

Profit Is Stalling? Take A Look At Your Supply Chain!


Profit, for any company, is the primary goal, and with a business that does not initially have investors or financing, profit may be the corporation’s only capital. Without sufficient capital or financial resources to sustain and run, business failure is imminent.

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How a TMS Optimizes Multimodal Shipping


Successful supply chain management lies in achieving a balance between operational excellence, profitability, service, and speed. One shipping strategy, relying on multiple modes throughout the journey with a specific carrier, is multimodal shipping.

COVID-19: Our lowdown on the latest ups and downs


This is the second in a series of TradeGecko articles based on first-hand insights from our own aggregate order data. In this time of unpredictable demand and supply chain disruptions, we are here to keep you informed and up-to-date. Managing through Coronavirus

A TMS Tale of Two Food Shippers – Which Describes Your Evolutionary State?

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Summer 2020 issue of Food Shippers of America Magazine has dropped. Editors here at the Digital Supply Chain Collaborator blog noted a striking contrast when reviewing this issue.

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7 Steps to Set Up Your Supply Chain Management ‘New Normal’

Blue Ridge

The post 7 Steps to Set Up Your Supply Chain Management ‘New Normal’ appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles covid-19 supply chain management uncertainty

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.

COVID-19: Maintaining Customer Expectations For Large-Item Delivery


The U.S. supply chain has responded admirably to the COVID-19 outbreak. After the initial […]. The post COVID-19: Maintaining Customer Expectations For Large-Item Delivery appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Engage Initiate Resources Tips and Tricks

Lessons Learned for Supply Chain Pandemic Planning Part 1: Governance and Risk Assessment


Oddly enough, the lessons learned from the Covid crisis are very similar to the lessons learned from the LAST major epidemic that hit the world, the H1N1 crisis.

Now More Than Ever: Supply Chain Analytics for Demand Forecasting

Blue Ridge

The post Now More Than Ever: Supply Chain Analytics for Demand Forecasting appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles covid-19 demand forecasting supply chain analytics uncertainty

How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

As the world becomes more tech-centric every day, digitization efforts are even making their way to the grocery aisle through the blockchain.

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!

COVID-19 – Cost reduction should take the back-seat…for now


Optimization is in the driving seat. Procurement has an opportunity to add value in other ways during the COVID-19 outbreak. These are unprecedented times for the phrase ‘unprecedented’ times. While this is the cliché of choice for newscasters and commentators, it pretty much sums it up.

Is the Coronavirus threatening your Supply Chain?

Prophetic Technology

The Chinese government confirmed on January 7, 2020 that they had identified a new virus “Coronavirus,” now called COVID-19. It proliferated across a vast region in China; nowadays, it is worldwide.

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How to Transport Medicine the Right Way

Freight Center

Physical health and safety have been at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to COVID-19. With that comes the increasing demand for people buying medicines, supplements, vitamins, and the pharmaceutical supply chain needing to meet that demand.

Top 3 Key Data Governance Challenges in Retail Industry and Solutions


With the Coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19, our personal and professional lives have come to an abrupt standstill. The healthcare system is enduring the harsh impacts of this crisis and the situation is expected to stay alarming for quite some time.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Apple Supply Chain - The Best Supply Chain in the World


Apple is famous for its innovation and design. But few people know that the way Apple handles inventory is also a factor that led to success. As a matter of fact, Apple’s Supply Chain has led Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25 list since 2013. supply chain management trends

Practicing Social Distancing while Keeping Inventory Moving during COVID-19 pandemic


In these uncertain times, companies are turning to technology to help them comply with social distancing rules and to keep their workers and drivers safe in any conditions. The global pandemic has thrown manufacturers, distributors, and retailers into a mode that most have never experienced before.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am reflective. My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. I spent the month of March trying to help business leaders mitigate the impact of the pandemic. My first focus was on China sourcing.

Improve Supply Chain Processes During Peak Shopping Seasons


What does it take to improve supply chain processes? That is a loaded question. Increased order fulfillment, improved customer satisfaction, validating order details and contents before packaging, automating repetitive processes, and other factors can significantly improve supply chain processes.

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.

Rising Above Supply Chain Disruptions

DELMIA Quintiq

When a massive disruption such as a global pandemic hits, many businesses realize that their legacy planning solutions are not capable of providing the insights they need to manage such disruptions effectively.

McDonald’s Mesoamérica Supply Chain Response to COVID-19


Businesses around the world are learning to adapt as best they can to the COVID-19 supply chain impact. Unpredictable consumer behavior in response to macro events creates demand volatility in every link of global supply chains.

5 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Strategy


Supply chain management has never been more important to the success of companies. When today’s consumers shop for products, they expect constant availability and quick delivery. And on top of that, they care that the businesses they support operate safely and sustainably.

Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19


The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide and created supply chain heroes across the globe.

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.