July, 2020

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Sharing My Experience. The year was 1982.

How to Keep Your Small Business Supplied Through COVID-19

AFFLINK

COVID-19 forced 95 percent of the U.S. economy into shutdown earlier this year, spurring the largest unemployment rate (14.7%) in post-World War II history.

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Crisis was inevitable according to chaos theory

Supply Chain Movement

During our Trend Dinner just under a year ago, which was attended by almost a hundred supply chain directors, I predicted that we would find ourselves in an economic crisis around this time.

Inventory Management – Navigating the Trenches Without Losing Sight of the Big Picture

Arkieva

Inventory comes in many forms and flavors; it is the critical element of supply chains that enable a firm to respond quickly and take advantage of scale. However, managing inventory is one of the most.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

GlobalTranz

As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts.

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Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. Tom Peters. The idiom, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, symbolizes working on something pointless or insignificant because it will soon be overtaken by events.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Let me start with a quote from a great leader!! When the world changes around you, and when it changes against you, what used to be a tailwind is now a headwind — you need to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.

Podcast Episode 2: Minimizing Supply Chain Risk Amid COVID-19

ToolsGroup

In this episode of Be Ready for Anything, hear from Tommaso Chierchia, ToolsGroup’s Director of SOExpress Delivery, about the primary types of supply chain risk arising out of COVID-19, and how organizations can proactively minimize their exposure.

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7 Pitfalls of Stalled IBP Initiatives and How to Overcome Them

AIMMS

Integrated Business Planning (IBP), as defined by its creators at Oliver Wight , is “the business planning process that extends the principles of S&OP throughout the end-to-end supply chain, product, service and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning, to deliver one seamless management process.”

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Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track

GlobalTranz

Across returns supply chains—a core component of reverse logistics—the need to improve performance has never been higher.

The Five Biggest Supply Chain Challenges of 2020

River Logic

Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Optimization COVID-19 supply chain risk

Life Sciences in the Age of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

Short-term Scheduling for Production and Quality Control Labs. In the age of disruption, effective production planning and optimization approaches are even more critical to ramping up or down production, or pivoting to production of new products.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Overview. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey

ToolsGroup

The year 2020 has thrown us all for a loop, and the resulting drastic shifts in demand are motivating companies to accelerate the digital supply chain transformations that for some may have been languishing in early stages.

Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists

Talking Logistics

“The addition of 11 Chinese companies to a U.S.

Top 5 Reverse Logistics KPIs to Track

GlobalTranz

The modern supply chain is built on the premise of applied data and strategic performance measurement.

Master Your Supplier Labeling

Loftware

Have you ever wondered why your supplier labeling costs are so high? If you’re anything like most large manufacturers, the management of supplier goods is a complex process with multiple stakeholders.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Could A Second Wave of COVID-19 Could Ruin Manufacturing for Good?

River Logic

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LogiSYM Webinars: e-Commerce – How Does e-Commerce Transform Today’s Supply Chain?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Thursday, 13 August | 11:00 SGT. We all see that e-Commerce is growing by leaps and bounds but why are e-commerce supply chains different from traditional supply chains – or are they? – Is only the last mile delivery portion that is different?

Machine Learning with a Human Touch

ToolsGroup

There are a lot of supply chain planning solutions out there. Why choose ToolsGroup? It’s simple: Our perfect blend of technology and human expertise. The tailored guidance our clients get from our expert consultants is what makes the difference.

Where Do Digital Twins Fit into in the Supply Chain?

The Network Effect

The post Where Do Digital Twins Fit into in the Supply Chain? appeared first on The Network Effect. Featured Network Business artificial intelligence digital twins machine learning

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

5 Reasons to Keep Your Telematics Service Provider

GlobalTranz

Telematics is all but inseparable from the modern supply chain. GPS technologies have been a staple of the industry for some time, but telematics services today can offer even more. With such a variety of services available, choosing the right fleet tracking software can be a challenge.

3 Key Reasons Manufacturing Companies Choose Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

Manufacturing supply chains around the world have faced significant scrutiny following the disruption caused by COVID-19. This scrutiny has caused manufacturers to think differently about their operations as they aim to cope with demand and supply shocks.

Medtronic’s Digital Twin Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Medtronic MDT has been engaged in a digital transformation. This includes building out a digital twin of their end-to-end supply chain to make it easier for people to make better and faster supply chain decisions.

Supply Chain Leadership Driving Industry 4.0 & Resilience During Crisis – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, it is vital for organisations to ensure a reliable supply of products and services. Lockdown of cities and manufacturing plants have significantly impacted many industries’ supply chains.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.