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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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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.

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.

Supply Chain Powered Transformation at Select Medical

ivalua

The post Supply Chain Powered Transformation at Select Medical appeared first on Ivalua

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.