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.

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!

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

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Risk Management: How Supply Chain Technology Aids in Risk Management


All businesses face risks, and your business is only as strong as the weakest link. A failure on the part of any supplier or other supply chain partner could result in cascading problems across your business, and supply chain.

The Journey to the Factory of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

While most people are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are on the front line. Not just in hospitals, but our manufacturers who are essential to society and doing their part helping to stop the global pandemic.

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!

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

My left arm hurts. I have been on a waiting list to get the shot for three years. This week, I rolled up my sleeve and got the Shingrix vaccine. Glaxo SmithKline introduced Shingrix in 2017, but shortages prevailed. I paused when the pharmacist asked, “Do you mind which arm gets the shot?”

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Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? I’ve been getting asked that question a lot these days.

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.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.