March, 2020

6 WAYS TO MITIGATE COVID-19’S IMPACT ON YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Bristlecone

By: Sunil Pandit, Director, Global Practices, Bristlecone. The financial crisis of 2007-08 was referred to as a black swan event because it caused catastrophic damage to the global economy and triggered widespread disruption to people’s lives. But the world recovered from it, and following that event, we experienced an impressive 11-year upswing. In fact, until recently, we were enjoying a booming economy and seeing overall improvement in the lives of people around the world.

3 Signs It’s Time To Change Your Delivery Practice

Abivin

People often say, “new is always better”. And surely in a number of cases, new changes are equal to development. Regarding the field of logistics and supply chain, this term remains debatable but there is no doubt that an outdated system can reduce the effectiveness of logistics functions and more importantly, it easily poses a threat to the business. However, it is true that making the decision to change is tough since abandoning the whole old system is somehow too risky for the business.

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Immediate Supply Chain Decisions for “Non-Essential” Manufacturers

CHAINalytics

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created profound uncertainty, and catapulted the vulnerabilities of interconnected supply chains front and center. Supply chain managers who are experiencing supply risks, demand uncertainty, and “wait and see” leadership directives are asking: What should I do now? The answer to this question is quite extensive. Contingency plans need to be … The post Immediate Supply Chain Decisions for “Non-Essential” Manufacturers appeared first on Chainalytics.

Consignment Inventory Management For Dummies

EMERGE App

Can I Interest You in a Hot Sports Car? Have you ever passed a parking lot of a used car dealer and eyed a dream sports car on sale? Unbeknownst to you, it’s likely that the used car dealer is selling most or all of the cars on consignment. Think about it. There’s no business sense for the dealer to purchase second-hand cars from prospective sellers in order to resell them for a profit (if any!).

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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Robots are Shaping the Future of Warehouse Operations

Kuebix

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics have all become hot topics when it comes to the future of the supply chain. Advanced robotics are already being utilized in warehouses around the world. As robots continue to prove themselves through real-life applications, this field of technology is on course to solidify its presence in warehousing. Here […]. The post Robots are Shaping the Future of Warehouse Operations appeared first on Kuebix.

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Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I flew to Dallas, I worked on this post. Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods.

The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging

Loftware

Your product packaging communicates many things from your company’s image to product and safety information. At first glance it might not seem like a lot to manage, but there are many layers to overseeing new product development. From sourcing materials and embracing new technology to customization of product artwork. But, how effective is your Artwork Management Process?

Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

TMC

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform. Research shows that having real-time supply chain visibility is necessary to build a responsive, resilient, competitive, and profitable operation.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same. However, systems used to manage inventory refer to the combination of technology, including hardware and software, for the following: Product identification Product matching to orders Data analysis Product labeling and management Documentation Reporting The use.read More.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Where do we go from here?

Logility

Everyone is working hard to figure out how to stay safe, what is going on, how to minimize the impact to our personal lives and the companies we work for, and to plan for the future. Over the last few weeks, I have spoken with several of our customers as well as industry analysts from ChainLink Research, Gartner and IDC to gain some additional perspective on how the supply chain is coping with this quickly escalating risk. The responses vary quite a bit.

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?

ToolsGroup

Over the years we’ve built strong relationships with hundreds of global companies, and we hear the same challenges again and again: they can’t accurately plan for intermittent demand, they’ve got too much capital tied up in inventory, and their planners are overwhelmed by data management and complicated math. In an ever-changing global economy with all its unexpected twists and turns, supply chain leaders are looking for a way to be ready for anything the real world throws at them.

Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Talking Logistics

Back in December, when we were making supply chain and logistics predictions for 2020, none of us envisioned the situation the world finds itself in today due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it’s all said and done, there will be many lessons learned, but the question right now is: How can supply chain and logistics. Read more Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Modern Supply Chain Analytics: Are You Keeping Up?

River Logic

According to Supply Chain Digital Magazine, many manufacturers are falling behind with more than two-thirds of them being unable to provide data-driven analytical information to support their business decisions. Prescriptive Analytics predictive analytics Supply Chain Optimization supply chain modeling Supply chain analytics Supply chain digital twin

The Importance of Vaccine Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Logistics and transportation powers almost every single industry in the modern economy, including the healthcare system. Transporting medication, hospital equipment, medical supplies, and different vaccines play a crucial role in global health care. Today, medical supply chains and their proper, smooth operation define the success rate of delivered treatment. One crucial branch of health supply […]. Blog coronavirus medical supply chain supply chain

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

By mid-March, it had become difficult to keep track of what seemed like the high-speed unravelling of the world’s economy and its means of social connection. Abrupt governmental decrees, designed to contain the rapid global spread of COVID-19, were being matched by equally unsettling private-sector decisions to cancel or postpone public events, college classes, athletic competitions, worship services, and much, much more. For most consumers, it was a disorienting and anxious time.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

5 Steps to Selecting the Best Dock Scheduling Software for Your Business

C3 Solutions

The decision to invest in dock scheduling software can lead to significant benefits in the supply chain and reduce stress. As with any change to supply chain management systems or records, it is imperative shippers thoroughly consider the software vendor and evaluate their service levels.

Global Disruption Due to COVID-19 Removes Decades of Supply Chain Inertia – Now What?

The Network Effect

The post Global Disruption Due to COVID-19 Removes Decades of Supply Chain Inertia – Now What? appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Coronavirus Covid-19 supply chain resilience supply chain risk

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Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19

AIMMS

Just like you, we’re taking the news day by day and continuously brainstorming ways to serve our community. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on our lives, the kind we have not seen in centuries. It’s taking a profound humanitarian and economic toll , impacting supply cha ins in many ways. T he apparel industry, for instance, is bracing for a prolonged period of low activity.

5 Key Steps to Improve Your Distribution Network

Cerasis

The strategies of supply chain management are of paramount importance when it comes to boosting the profitability of the business and distribution network. It is highly important that the customers’ demands related to the quality, quantity, timely response and timely delivery without any unnecessary delay are being met in a cost-effective manner. The various steps.read More. The post 5 Key Steps to Improve Your Distribution Network appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

5 Ways Covid-19 Response Shatters Supply Chain Rules

DELMIA Quintiq

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The Top Five Benefits of Using Machine Learning for Demand Forecasting

Logility

Machine Learning for demand forecasting has matured to a level of accuracy, transparency and replicability that translates into transformative results, including in these five areas: Accuracy, transparency, thoroughness of analytical options and results. Ability to ingest and use a broad range of data; a system that is ‘greedy’ for data that yield new insights. Ability to update constantly on the most recent data, and models that quickly ’find their level’ and adapt to regime changes.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity. A few months ago, we highlighted a major theme from Gartner’s Supply Chain Planning Summit in our blog: winners change their mindsets–and accelerate through economic turns.

The Coronavirus and the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

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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.