January, 2021

How to choose your Supply Chain Planning software?

DynaSys

Toolbox vs Out-of-the box. During the last years, we have seen collaborative planning & decision-making software platforms, often presenting themselves as ‘agile’ toolboxes.

What’s the Hold-up with COVID Vaccinations? Don’t Hold Your Breath…a 2021 Prediction

NC State SCRC

Welcome to 2021! At the beginning of each year, I typically put together some predictions about what to expect in the supply chain world in the next year.

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3 Steps to Master Value-Focused Supply Chain Segmentation

River Logic

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The Hill Supply Chain Leaders Climb

Supply Chain Shaman

When you misappropriate something, you steal it, or otherwise use it, in a way its owner didn’t intend. Dictionary.com. Words matter. As I sat and listened to Amanda Gorman’s poetry at Joe Biden’s inauguration, I gasped.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Wired for Success: Optimizing Sales and Operations Planning for the Wire & Cable Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

The global wire and cable manufacturing industry is slated to be valued at US $232 billion by 2025 at an annual growth rate (AGR) of approximately 5 percent.

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Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

Just when things couldn’t possibly get any crazier, 2020 finally came to a close. Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation.

Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

2 020 will be remembered as the year of mass digitisation. Few had imagined that the wind finally started turning. But when humans don’t have a choice, they adapt. Before Covid-19, pressures resulted from slowing growth and trade wars and rising consumer expectations.

Import Bans from China Grow in US and UK

Logility

On January 13, 2021 the United States Customs and Border Protection expanded the blanket Withhold Release Order (WRO) initially issued on December 2, 2020 and will detain all shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and now includes tomato products.

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The Death of the Supply Chain and Birth of the Digital Supply Network

The Network Effect

The post The Death of the Supply Chain and Birth of the Digital Supply Network appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Multiparty Network Network Business Supply Chain Management

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

What Will We be Eating in Five Years and is the Food Industry Ready for These New Trends?

DELMIA Quintiq

Food has become more than just a necessity; it is intrinsic to our society and culture, and has a big influence on the way we live our lives.

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Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Many organizations faced the most disruptive year in their history as they dealt with the consequences of the pandemic.

FMCG Forecasting: Ice cream, chocolate & pregnancy….

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Please bear with me for a while on this one; I will get to the Supply Chain stuff eventually. Humour S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock Control

LogiSYM—Vietnam Digital 2020 – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

BY Joe Lombardo, Editor-In- Chief, LogiSYM. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS. 2020 has been the year of virtual conferences and meetings for most of us. We have discovered whole new world of virtual video conferencing platforms, of which the most well known is Zoom.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

How Do You Turn Supply Chain Data Into Actionable Information?

Logility

You’re committed to rolling out an analytics platform across your supply chain and you have tons of data. So how do you turn that data into actionable information?

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Top 10 freight markets of 2020

DAT Solutions

The complications COVID-19 created for supply chains could be felt across all aspects of life in 2020, whether you were in the freight industry or shopping for groceries in a store with bare shelves.

Taking a Fresh Look at Compliance Screening

Talking Logistics

One of the few good things about the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has forced companies to carefully evaluate all aspects of their supply chain processes and capabilities. One area that may have been overlooked in the past is compliance screening. What is compliance screening?

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can companies safely ignore them? There are also promising technologies that we expect will deliver great value.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

The Supply Chain Function - What’s That All About?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Ok, I admit it, I started my career as an R&D scientist-type developing FMCG products for the European and Middle Eastern markets. I was actually using my chemistry qualification in industry, which is an opportunity not everyone receives after graduation, so I enjoyed my job.

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From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

If nothing else, the COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to look for cost savings with significantly increased vigour. Sooner or later, they should be considering the use of Preferential Trade Agreements.

12 Steps to a Resilient Enterprise: Part 3 of 4

Logility

We’ve arrived at mile markers 7, 8 and 9 on the road to building lasting resilience and agility into your extended supply chain. Thanks for sharing the journey with me.

Thriving in 2021: Achieving Supply Chain Orchestration Success in the New Normal

OneSCM

It’s 2021, and we are deep into the New Normal. What does that mean for supply chain management? Dramatic shifts in consumer wants and needs, meaning dramatic swings for procurement, shipping and logistics, are some of the significant challenges in play. But with the right approach, the right tools, and a focus on efficiency, supply chain operators can be prepared to continue navigating and thriving in the shifting landscape. A Single Platform.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Personal Predictions for Supply Chain Management in 2021

SCM Research

The pandemic has caused a great deal of suffering to many people. More than ever, the crisis made the general public aware of the importance of supply chain management. In the beginning, many realized that supply chain disruptions can create problems with supplies of food, face masks, and medicine. Later, many recognized the importance of functioning SCM for vaccine distribution. Most importantly, the crisis teaches us that we have to leave outdated narratives behind.

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Do You Want Visibility or Transparency?

Logistics Viewpoints

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, the VIce President of Industry Outreach at Kinaxis. Do you want visibility or transparency? Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, posed that provocative question to supply chain professionals on her LinkedIn feed.

Top Ten Supply Chain Improvement Resolutions for 2021

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein. Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Forecasting & Demand Planning Cost Reduction Order to Cash RTM 3PLP covid19

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COVID-19: The Logistics Challenge of the Century & the Short and Medium Term Impacts to Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Join us for a deep dive into the brave new logistics world with vaccine distribution. 02 FEBRUARY 2021 | 3.00PM-4.30PM (SGT). The massive vaccine distribution is changing logistics as competition for space rises and COVID-19 ravages supply chains. Part 1: The Logistics Challenge of the Century.

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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.