May, 2020

Opinion: A Post-Covid 19 World for Supply Chains: Back to the Future?

6 River Systems

Guy Courtin, Director of Partners and Alliances at 6 River Systems, has a 15-year history in supply chain and has long been a go-to resource for better understanding the impact of technology on the future of the industry. We asked him to share his opinion on what he imagines the future of supply chain might be as the world shifts closer to its new normal. The opinions in this article are Guy’s and do not necessarily reflect those of 6RS.

Top 5 Signs Your Supply Chain is Dysfunctional

The Network Effect

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Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember standing in the temperature screening queue in Doha. As the line wound around multiple stations, my backpack cut into my shoulders. I was tired and cranky as I read the overview of MERS. As an United States resident, I was blissfully unaware of this virus and worried about catching my flight to Singapore. My ignorance of a potential pandemic was low. Changing My Mental Model.

Buying Supply Chain Network Optimization Software: 8 Key Factors

River Logic

Supply Chain Optimization Network Design Supply Chain Network Design supply chain modeling Supply Chain Network Optimization Network Optimization supply chain analytics software

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.

A Better Approach for Changing Your Supply Chain Network and Balancing Inventory Levels

CHAINalytics

Determining the impact of manufacturing and distribution network changes on inventory levels, and the storage space that inventory will require, is a key function of supply chain network design. It’s why most commercial network design software has functionality to examine this relationship.

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Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough

Talking Logistics

Among other things, supply chain digital transformation is about eliminating waste from the value chain. This includes eliminating manual and paper-based business processes, which remains prevalent in many logistics and delivery operations. Processing paper documents is time consuming and labor intensive; it also contributes to the data quality problem that continues to plague many companies. Read more Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough.

Beer, Wine and Liquor – The Alcoholic Beverage Industry During Covid-19

Kuebix

Social distancing has redefined business operations and everyday life throughout the country. Companies are changing their traditional business models to adapt to rules and regulations put in place to keep customers safe. Those that remain open or are starting to reopen are adapting to significant changes in consumer buying habits. One of these significant consumer […]. The post Beer, Wine and Liquor – The Alcoholic Beverage Industry During Covid-19 appeared first on Kuebix.

How To Manage Your Supply Chain During COVID-19

Demand Solutions

COVID-19 came seemingly out of nowhere, and within a few months of us hearing about it in China, governments all over the world had locked down. Borders were closed, workplaces were shuttered, and travel was restricted to only the most necessary. As a result, supply chains all over the world took a hit. Shortages in raw materials and manufactured goods appeared. Nobody is unaffected. However, you still have a business to run. So what is there to do?

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Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning

Arkieva

Arguably the two most important core components of managing the supply chain or demand-supply network are demand management (DM) and Central Planning (CP). CP is sometimes referred to as master planning or supply planning. Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning was first posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:05 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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!

The Basics of Walmart Replenishment

SupplyPike

Learn about: Cross-docking Walmart’s inventory technology Shelf-scanning robots Vendor-management inventory. Walmart’s global inventory is worth more than $32 billion on any given day and presently operates more than 11,500 stores across 27 countries. In order to maintain that inventory, the retail giant uses three basic strategies for replenishment : Cross-Docking. Walmart’s inventory strategy primarily revolves around cross-docking.

Warehouse Management Software – A Blueprint for Warehouse Excellence & Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Warehouse Management Software? A Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is one that helps plan, control, and manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in a warehouse along with the guidance of inventory movement, optimizing order picking, and shipping of customer orders. It helps manufacturers effectively control and administer warehouse operations right from the entry of goods or materials into the warehouse until they move out.

Cash Management Tips to Survive the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Cash Is King! Creating a Culture Focused on Money Management. Cash is King! If you didn’t realize that before the pandemic, in either your personal lives or at your company, more people certainly understand this adage now. Cash is King ! Without cash you cannot run your household and you cannot keep your business open. The pandemic has made this a very real concern for everyone.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Medical Supplies during the coronavirus pandemic

All Things Supply Chain

The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption to supply chains since the end of January. This is mainly because of measures put in place by governments to stop the spread… Amazing Supply Chain General amazing supply chain coronavirus

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.

What is Supplier Relationship Management?

TradeGecko

What is Supplier Relationship Management? Supplier relationship management (SRM) is the process of identifying the suppliers that are critical to a business and implementing a system of managing relationships with those key suppliers. As supply chains become more complicated, the need to develop clear, measurable ways to evaluate how every supplier either contributes to or detracts from the success of a business is more important than ever before

How To Implement Predictive Analytics Into Your Company

Logility

Chances are, if you’re in marketing, sales, or one of the more technical aspects of business, you’ve used predictive analytics in some part of your job. Retail giant Amazon uses predictive analytics to study the behaviors of over 200 million customers who produce over 1 billion GB of website data per year, which results in tailored product suggestions that earn the company over $2 billion in sales a year. But your company doesn’t have to be a retail giant to use predictive analytics.

Bringing the Battery Supply Chain Back Home

Supply Chain Brain

Modern technology provides us with a dazzling array of devices, machines and vehicles designed to create more efficient supply chains, promote a cleaner environment and generally enrich our lives. But none of it runs without batteries

Bolster Your CPG Supply Chain for the Next Generation of Consumers

crisp

Twenty years ago, the world was in a panic because society didn’t think computers were smart enough to count from 1999 to 2000. Seven years later, full fledged computers were small enough to fit in our pockets, and e-commerce shifted from a niche practice reserved for futurists to the mainstream. Then came online advertising, consumer reviews, unboxing videos, influencers, and the rumor that data could be the new oil

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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.

Build It and They Will Come…Maybe

Logistics Trends and Insights

A single online platform to manage transportation, rates, routes, payment, insurance, and documentation continues to be the mantra for 3PLs, freight forwarders, and other providers. Call it a ‘fancy TMS’ if you like, these platforms have sprouted up in recent years thanks to SaaS, cloud-based capabilities. Touted by many technology, logistics, and carrier providers, these platforms will do it all more efficiently and allow employees to focus more on customers and create more service offerings.

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Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of supply chain management. The “glass is half full” perspective, however, is that the pandemic is also serving as a catalyst for innovation and digital transformation. Will COVID-19, for example, lead to an acceleration in digital freight adoption? Last week, Uber Freight announced “a new milestone in [its] vision to. Read more Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage.

Final Mile Trends to Watch in 2020

Cerasis

While companies devoted vast resources to the use of technology since the rise of the internet, the final mile continues to be a tech-lacking aspect of supply chain management. However, the rise of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS) are creating new opportunities for using technology and uncovering waste. To maintain competitive advantage.read More.

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The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and dynamic. For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible. Logistics processes and strategies must be able to adapt to this multivariable environment and accommodate these demands, down to the smallest detail.

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.

How Promotions Planning Software Enables Collaboration That Pays Off

ToolsGroup

Promotions planning is challenging, but promotions planning software can help alleviate some of the common pain points companies face when they try to improve their forecast accuracy and increase promotions generated revenue. After spending half my career in marketing and the other half in supply chain, there’s one thing I know for certain: marketing and supply chain don’t speak the same language.

The Consumer-Direct Strategy: Why You Need to Strengthen Your Direct-to-Consumer Channels

The Network Effect

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Conquering the Explosion of Supply Chain Planning Data

Logility

Companies across all industries and sizes struggle to make sense of and value from the available mountains of data. Structured and unstructured data including that from social media, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain sources continue to stream in but much is left untouched. Organizations are simply overwhelmed.

What Is the State of the Oil and Gas Industry After Coronavirus?

PLS Logistics

The oil industry was one of the most severely hurt industries during the coronavirus pandemic. On April 20, oil prices went negative for the first time in the history of the oil market, peaking at -$37.60 per barrel. For comparison, at the start of the year, an oil barrel costs $60. Such a bizarre drop […]. Blog oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain

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.