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Wiped Out: The Great 2020 Toilet Paper Shortage

Enterra Insights

One of the most baffling twists of the current Covid-19 emergency has been the run on toilet paper. Toilet paper hoarding has spurred dozens of hilarious memes, sparked fights in supermarket aisles, and sparked a lot of bathroom humor. One meme stated, “If you need 144 rolls of toilet paper for 14 days of quarantine, you probably should have seen a doctor long before the Covid-19 scare.” ” Another meme shows a confused man receiving the news he tested positive for the virus.

How Will a Recession Impact Your Supply Chain?

Unleashed

Recessions occur when there is a consecutive decrease in economic growth. The global economy is volatile, and its impacts can travel through many parts of business and society. Recessions happen when there’s a drop in real gross domestic product, income, employment, manufacturing production and consumer retail sales. When the economy goes south, it can have a big impact on your supply chain. How will a recession affect your inventory business?

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Stack It High and Watch It Fly: Is Vertical Inventory Storage Always the Answer?

6 River Systems

There’s an old adage for how to move merchandise: stack it high and watch it fly. The benefits of going vertical have applied in many areas – think about the soaring skylines in Shanghai and Dubai. Such great heights. The Shanghai Skyline Warehouses have also adopted this strategy. We face constraints on the ground, but if we can go up…then the sky’s the limit! And this made sense when warehouses were truly pass-through for inventory.

Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus

Talking Logistics

“Love in the Time of Cholera” is one of my favorite books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus” is still being written, but even though it won’t be as entertaining as Marquez’s book, it will be an important read for supply chain and logistics professionals. Supply chain partners commonly allocate. Read more Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus. The post Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

Kickstart your Machine Learning Investment with These 3 Initiatives

Halo

Let 2020 be the year you invest in Machine Learning for your Supply Chain. For all supply chain professionals who resolved to invest in Machine Learning in 2020, here's a gentle reminder of where and how to begin. Machine Learning for the supply chain - why it's a good idea. Among other aspects of a modern-day business, forecasting has become more complex, with many firms striving to incorporate product, pricing, discounts, channel, and other available data to improve accuracy.

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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.

Optimize Supply Chain to Grow Your Business!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Optimize Supply Chain article and permission to publish here provided by Roel Calatin at pointonerecruiting.com. Supply chains are what keep businesses alive in today’s modern age. Without materials or tools that you need to run your business then you’re going to be in trouble. So it makes sense to make your supply chains as best as they can be.

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.

Adapting Supply Chains to the New Normal

Maine Pointe

The importance of contingency planning to protect resilience is key in today's hyperconnected global supply chains. Burton White, EVP CPG & Retail at Maine Pointe offers his advice on how to weather the storm when the unexpected happens and how to be better prepared when the next one hits. Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization CPG Coronavirus Supply Chain Risk Management

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!

Top Warehouse KPIs to Succeed in 2020

Cerasis

Key performance indicators (KPIs) provide an invaluable way to judge the efficacy of operations, determine opportunities for improvement, improve customer experiences, and better manage supply chain functions, including warehouse management. Supply chain leaders that wish to remain proactive to risks of disruption and improve operations through 2020 and beyond need to understand the top warehouse KPIs and how.read More.

6 Supply Chain Analytics Examples to Keep You Competitive

River Logic

To illustrate the point, a recent paper from Ventana Research on supply chain planning revealed issues that companies using spreadsheet planning have experienced, including: Prescriptive Analytics Supply Chain Advanced Analytics predictive analytics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Planning supply chain analytics examples

The Digitization of Customer Order Channels

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supplier, nothing makes you happier than receiving a customer order—and the more orders you get, the better. However, there are many different ways for customers to transmit those orders, from highly automated approaches to manual entry. What challenges does this create for suppliers? How can technology and digital networks streamline and automate. Read more The Digitization of Customer Order Channels.

How Does Coronavirus Impact Global Supply Chains?

PLS Logistics

The highly contagious virus, also known as Covid-19, that originated in Wuhan, China, has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. With hundreds of thousands of people infected globally, coronavirus revealed itself as a huge threat not just for the health industry, that appeared to be unprepared to the pandemic, but […]. Blog coronavirus supply chain supply chain management supply chain security

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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 Are the Most Important 2020 Freight Metrics to Know?

Cerasis

In early 2020, the market forecast for freight looked bright. The turmoil of the U.S.-China China trade war appeared at an end, and few disruptions were believed to cause issues in 2020. Then, coronavirus happened to spread, and now, it will impact global supply chains. It is only a matter of time. Fortunately, understanding the facts.read More. The post What Are the Most Important 2020 Freight Metrics to Know? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. But among Covid-19 fears, what the remainder of the year will look like remains unknown. On Monday of last week, XPO Logistics announced that it would acquire the majority of the United Kingdom-based contract logistics operations of Kuehne + Nagel, including its 75 facilities and customer base.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Our recent trips to Costco and Walmart, in mid March 2020, had one thing in particular in common. Both stores were sold out of toilet paper, with no knowledge as to when more was coming in to the store. A few weeks ago, in mid February 2020, when the panic was starting to set in with respect to the Coronavirus we saw some people buying a lot of toilet paper.

COVID-19 uncertainty spurs truckload rate increases

DAT Solutions

COVID-19 is causing the mother of all supply chain disruptions. Two weeks ago, we worried that the gap in imports reduced demand and rates for trucks in seaport markets, but then consumers started emptying store shelves of cleaning supplies and canned goods. Rate Trend of the Week

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.

[PODCAST] Building a Life of Logistics Love: From the Military to Civilian Logistics

Cerasis

Listen to “Building a Life of Logistics Love & Preparedness: From the Military to Civilian Logistics” on Spreaker. Freight & Logistics Resources 2020 Strategic Freight Management Trends Download White Paper An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management Download White Paper Revenue Growth At The Hand Of Improved Digital.read More.

Pandemic Underscores Necessity of TMS and Other Supply Chain Tech Tools

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Novel Coronavirus pandemic is absolutely playing havoc on supply chains globally and for numerous reasons. For some shippers it is collapsing demand and leaving unprecedented idle capacity. While for others, it is resulting in instant peak volume outside of regular seasonal peaks. Here are three reasons why logistics management software like TMS, YMS Freight Audit and others is essential to the survival of business during events like global pandemic.

[Editor’s Pick] Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan from Transplace’s blog provides an informative overview of the current state of the transportation. Read more [Editor’s Pick] Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Chainalytics’ Transportation Principal Bryan Wyatt Named a “Pro to Know”

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (March 16, 2020) – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, announced today that Bryan Wyatt has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a 2020 Provider Pro to Know, an annual listing of top supply chain professionals.

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.

Digital Twins in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The ultimate goal of a digital twin is to be a real-time, virtual replica of a physical product, process, or system. The digital twin approach is becoming a popular technique for addressing operational challenges. Paramita (Guha) Ghosh explains, “Digital twins can present a virtual replica of physical components, processes, or systems to enable improved understanding of the performance characteristics of such entities.

7 Steps To Design The Logistics Network

Abivin

The logistics network design is one of the most comprehensive strategic decision problems that need to be optimized for the long-term efficient operation. It is important for managers to be responsive to redesign distribution networks more frequently to operate at the lowest costs while providing the best customer service. To create an optimal network design, we recommend a 7-step design process: 1.

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!).

Amazon Suspending Non-Essential Deliveries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Multichannel Merchant

Amazon has temporarily suspended fulfillment of non-essential items through its Fulfillment by Amazon service for third-party sellers through April 5 due to high coronavirus-related demand for medical supplies and essentials, the company said. “We We are seeing increased online shopping and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock,” Amazon said in a Seller Central blog post.

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.