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What You Need to Know About Blockchain … Before You Invest

American Global Logistics

Blockchain has been heralded as a revolutionary technology for Fintech. But it’s not restricted to Fintech. It also has many applications for supply chains. And some of these applications are potentially transformative. Some media reports, however, would have you believe Blockchain can run your supply chain on auto-pilot. No more surprises. No data lapses or […]. The post What You Need to Know About Blockchain … Before You Invest appeared first on AGL

Silk vs. Steel: Rebuilding Supply Chains After COVID-19

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain disruption was a popular topic long before the world was seized by the coronavirus pandemic. Geopolitical disturbances, natural disasters, labor strikes, and changing regulations were already a factor,… General Supply Chain Management coronavirus supply chain management

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Supply Chain Data Management: Making Data Make Sense for Supply Chain Planning


One breezy fall day last year, before COVID-19, I spent several hours trying to rake leaves off my lawn. Unfortunately, every time I thought I was close to being done, the wind blew more leaves off the trees and more leaves from my neighbor’s yard into my yard.

8 Considerations for Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning


Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, discussed in a recent webinar how companies have adapted their supply chains during this crisis, and provided guidance in planning for recovery and future uncertainty.

What Omnichannel Supply Chain Analytics Should I Know?


In the omnichannel world, supply chain leaders need to understand every process and activity. Unfortunately, omnichannel also means more data in every aspect of your operation. Omnichannel supply chain analytics provide the level of insight needed to succeed in the omnichannel-driven world.

Supply Chains are Critical for a Great Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

Customers don’t want to think about supply chains; they just want great purchasing experiences. Although the connection between great customer experience and a world-class supply chain should be obvious, customer experience is not the first thing that pops into most peoples’ minds when they hear the term “supply chain.” Supply chain professionals are among the few people who regularly make the connection between customer service and the supply chain.

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Why Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) Is Crucial to Your Business

River Logic

In recent years, S&OP has shifted as management has begun redefining the objectives of S&OP to focus on maximizing the value generation for shareholders while appropriately balancing strategic objectives and risk.

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The Basics of Walmart Replenishment


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.

The Paperless Effort: How Our Supply Chain Partners are Adapting to the 'New Normal'

C3 Solutions

C3 Reservations Dock Appointment Scheduling yard management software C3 Yard covid-19 paperless

Final Mile Trends to Watch in 2020


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.

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Resilient Healthcare Supply Chains for the Real World

The Network Effect

The post Resilient Healthcare Supply Chains for the Real World appeared first on The Network Effect. Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Network Business Supply Chain Management resilience

Why Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) Is Crucial to Your Business

River Logic

In recent years, S&OP has shifted as management has begun redefining the objectives of S&OP to focus on maximizing the value generation for shareholders while appropriately balancing strategic objectives and risk.

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How Covid-19 redesigned the warehouse layout


Warehouse work isn't something that people can do from home, and as an essential part of a nation's supply chain, warehouse workers will continue to experience COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace for the foreseeable future. Managing through Coronavirus

Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

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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Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! Post-pandemic article and permission to publish here provided by Joe Carson, CEO of Spend Strategies, LLC.

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The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry


Register here for an upcoming webinar where I will cover an in-depth overview of the “new normal” in the packaging industry. It is amazing to see what the packaging industry has accomplished during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in terms of supporting essential businesses.

Editor’s Pick: Impact of COVID-19 on Waste Management Industry

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.

A Coronavirus Supply Chain Success Story: Public-Private Team Effort to Get Logistics Tech to 1st Responders


As the CEO of a supply chain visibility technology company, I am well aware of the irony of my own firm becoming a victim of supply chain disruption. But as the world deals with the immense and unprecedented impact of the coronavirus, even Savi was not able to avoid supply chain issues.

Feel Good Friday: How Grocers Help Farmers and Families

Freight Center

The effects on the global supply chain from COVID-19 could be felt for a while. Two groups of people who have been heavily impacted are farmers and food suppliers.

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The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry


It is amazing to see what the packaging industry has accomplished during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in terms of supporting essential businesses. The crisis is not yet behind us, but it is already time to start looking at the current environment as the “new normal”, at least for now.

How Bridgestone is Leveraging Private and Dedicated Fleets to Manage COVID-19 Disruptions [Podcast]


In the latest episode of the Freightvine, Bridgestone’s Brad Blizzard joins host Chris Caplice to discuss how the company is dealing with slumping demand by offsetting the cost of their private and dedicated fleets.

5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain


Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that hundreds of thousands of manufacturers across the globe are under great amounts of stress. Most have had to scramble to protect their employees, address business challenges and risks, meet demand, and ultimately, survive.

What is ABC Analysis?


Learn about: What an ABC analysis is How you can implement it How Walmart uses it in its daily business. Which products, customers, or purchased parts are the largest contributors to your company’s success?

Omnichannel Retails Comes Front and Center

Enterra Insights

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered physical stores, retailers were adopting omnichannel strategies to take advantage of the increasingly important consumer digital path to purchase. When the pandemic descended on the economy like a curtain at the end of Broadway play, retailers were only left with online sales involving home delivery or curbside pickup. Petr Svoboda ( @petrsvob ), CEO of Shopsys, has been urging retailers to focus more sharply on online sales for nearly twenty years.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like


Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Consider our lives before the pandemic. Goods and materials were continually traveling across borders. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. In the business sector, each day consisted of dozens of ungloved handshakes, introductions, and meetings.

Ryder Use Case: Why Digitizing the Order to Cash Process with Turvo Makes Supply Chains More Efficient


Digitization remains a concept escaping most of the supply chain. According to McKinsey & Company , the average supply chain has a digitization level of 43%, and only 2% of supply chain executives say their organizations are focused on digital transformation.

Paving the Way for U.S. Supply-Chain Independence

Supply Chain Brain

The challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic lies in the unprecedented scope of its impact, both in terms of human lives and what it reveals about the United States’ dependence on foreign goods

Memorial Day 2020

Enterra Insights

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. In normal times, people look to forward to vacations, picnics, and other outdoor activities; however, these aren’t normal times and this Memorial Day is different. Memorial Day was created to remember and honor those who have fallen during conflicts both past and present. This Memorial Day finds us fighting a new kind of war — this time, with a virus.

Statistical Forensics – the Danger of Being Data and Not Operations Management Driven


As previously discussed, being only data-driven can be a road to disaster for COVID-19 or supply chain management. To avoid this disaster requires skill sets from operations management (OM).

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