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The Need for Speed: Don’t Let These Beliefs Slow Down Your Supply Chain

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

You can try and blame the need for speed on Amazon, with two-day delivery becoming one day and even same day in some instances. But all they’re doing is perfecting what we all want – immediate gratification.

Warehouse Management A Complete Guide for Retailers

Vinculum

As a customer, would you not love to place the product order in a seamless manner, and receive it on the same or next day? On the other hand, how frustrating is it to find your selected product still out of stock or experiencing a delay in delivery?

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Sustainability Insights with Berry Global for Earth Day 2021

AFFLINK

As we celebrate Earth Day (which turned 50 last year), the topic of sustainability becomes prevalent. There is a lot of terminology that falls under the category of sustainable, and some of it can be vague or confusing.

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like.

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!

How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

As I sit at my desk answering client calls, spring beckons. I am a gardener, and my dirty plastic clogs sit patiently on the mat by the door, calling me during the workday. This winter—darkened by the cold, cruel hand of COVID-19—was harsh.

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Why a Modern ERP Is Not Enough to Overcome Supply Chain Complexity

Logility

Unraveling from the complexity of supplier disruption, unexpected consumer behaviors, and limited resources, supply chain organizations are looking to learn from the shockwaves of the past year. But this is not the time to focus on everything that went wrong.

Driving Sustainability in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The global pandemic has created a watershed moment for global supply chains. As we adjust and respond to this “new normal”, one important area is the effect of these shifts on the environment. From that perspective some changes have been clearly positive (e.g.

We Only Have One Planet: Supply Chains Can Help Save It

Enterra Insights

Today marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, an event that reminds us we have only one planet on which we are all passengers.

Supply Chain Macbeth S&OP Soliloquy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

On 23 April we celebrate St George's Day and the birthday of William Shakespeare (also the date he died!). William wrote on many diverse subjects but here is one piece you will not find in a collection of his greatest works. Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain S&OP

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A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

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.

How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

As I sit at my desk answering client calls, spring beckons. I am a gardener, and my dirty plastic clogs sit patiently on the mat by the door, calling me during the workday. This winter—darkened by the cold, cruel hand of COVID-19—was harsh.

A Model for Employing Disabled Workers in Warehousing

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, March 8th, a vice president of supply chain for a large retail chain – a chain with over 5,000 stores – spoke at Körber’s supply chain conference Elevate. Körber is a leading provider of logistics software, material handling, voice, and consulting solutions.

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Big Data, Analytics, and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

Despite years of discussion about the fourth industrial revolution (aka Industry 4.0), the revolution remains in its infancy. Analysts from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) explain the first three revolutions were driven by steam, electricity, and automation.

FMCG Foods Turnaround: A successful S&OP Case Study

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I know, I know. I know I am prone to rattle on about Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) but seeing the benefits being delivered to previously struggling businesses is extremely motivating for a confirmed “techy” like myself.

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.

GS1 Webinar: Traceability from Start to Finish

Loftware

As consumer expectations evolve, it’s more critical than ever to avoid mislabeling and counterfeit items, minimize manufacturer errors, and address unsafe products, no matter what your industry. The rise of eCommerce has fueled a rapid increase in the trade of counterfeit goods around the world, creating a $2 trillion challenge for consumer brands.

How to Achieve the Perfect Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Last month I participated in Oracle’s Perfect Delivery Virtual Summit , along with Matt Leonard from Supply Chain Dive, Marcelo de Matheus from Tramontina, and Mohamed Absar from DP World.

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The Growing Importance of Last Mile Logistics

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the pandemic, consumers now find themselves more frequently on the digital path to purchase. Ali Amarsy, Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy at Publicis Commerce, writes, “COVID-19 has catapulted us into the future.

The Benefits of Onshore Supply Chains

ivalua

While companies have capitalized on globalization over the last few decades, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed a number of weaknesses within supply chain and procurement industries.

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.

The Future of Shopping for Groceries

Kuebix

This past year has brought on a number of changes regarding the “typical” way of doing things. One of the biggest changes has been how we shop for groceries. Grabbing a shopping cart and filling it with fresh produce, fruits and vegetables has been the way the world buys food for a long time.

AI-based Configuration: The Future of Optimized Transportation Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

There’s always been tension with the optimization technologies used for fleets or common carrier transportation.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Enterra Insights

Over the past several years, there seems to have been a turning point concerning the rise of artificial intelligence and its impact on jobs.

Delivering Value Through Cross-Function Collaboration

ivalua

The Pixar building is one of the most vivid examples of how successful companies value cross functional collaboration within their organisation.

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.

Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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Online Payment Protection Tips for Merchants!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Use Your Small Business Credit Card Wisely. Payment protection tips article and permission to publish here provided by Muhammad Zayan.

5 Fundamentals for Building a Resilient Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Recently, supply chains in many businesses have become vulnerable due to uncertainties surrounding the current business environment due to impacts such as the pandemic.

Working Capital: Leverage Spend to Improve Capital Efficiency  

ivalua

Your organization’s total spend is a powerful tool to wield. Leveraging purchasing power to capture volume- based pricing within a competitive supply chain builds sticky relationships with healthy suppliers, keeps input costs low, and acts as a hedge against inflation.

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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.