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.

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.

Test Your Knowledge of Sales & Operations Execution

Many supply chain professionals have already taken this assessment spanning across multiple industries and 20 countries. The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your S&OE process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

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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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.

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.

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

Will 2021 be about Cost Reduction or Strategic Supplier Relationships?

ivalua

PWC has been publishing the annual procurement survey since 2015, capturing many of the trends in procurement that we now see in organisations, such as the focus on supplier risk management.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Assess your Inventory Optimization Process with This Quiz

AIMMS

Inventory management has always been challenging. How much should we hold? How much is too much? How much is too little? The supply chain shocks of 2020 brought this challenge into focus.

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.

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

Lot Traceability in the Fashion Industry

Logility

Let’s journey back to late 2019 and early 2020. Under the umbrella of Sustainability, key players in the global fashion industry were talking about implementing lot traceability technologies, but in general the timelines were somewhat “comfortable.” There was no compelling event on the horizon.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

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.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

Ivalua Partners with International Association for Data Quality, Governance and Analytics to Improve Procurement Decision-making

ivalua

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a global leader in Cloud Spend Management solutions, and the International Association for Data Quality, Governance and Analytics (IADQGA) today announced a partnership to improve the use of data in procurement and supply chain decisions.

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.

Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.

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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12 Steps to a Resilient Enterprise: Part 2 of 4

Logility

In part 1 of this series, we talked about the consensus among supply chain practitioners, pundits, and technology providers that minor supply and demand disruptions flare up constantly, the result of actions and reactions across complex, highly tuned, and interdependent global value chains.

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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Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Source: US DoD. Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?