Sat.Jul 04, 2020 - Fri.Jul 10, 2020

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Sharing My Experience. The year was 1982.

The Dual Reality of Inventory Management (IM): Stand Alone and Central Planning – Avoiding Data Driven Disasters

Arkieva

Inventory management (IM) typically has a dual reality in any organization.

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The Pandemic made Homes the Last Mile Destination of Choice

Enterra Insights

Governmental stay-at-home orders during the pandemic motivated most consumers to increase their online buying behavior — making residences a destination of choice for their purchases. The staff at ShipChain explains, “Final Mile, also commonly referred to as Last Mile, refers to the very last leg of any shipment’s journey: from the transportation hub to the end-user. A lot of times, this is a customer, and their location is a residential address.”[1]

Post-Pandemic Need: An Integrated Supply Chain

Vanguard Software

In an integrated supply chain, organizations can act proactively throughout the supply chain in order to avoid breakdowns and improve overall efficiency. Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Supply Chain

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.

Why Inventory Optimization Algorithms Are Important

Valogix

Complexity around the world due to social, medical and confrontational disruption seems to be the new norm. Serious viral infections have been on the rise for many years and will be with us forever.

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4 ways to optimize your supply chain to increase quality and reduce risk

6 River Systems

Quality issues can arise at any point in the supply chain, and unresolved quality issues can be costly — particularly if quality issues aren’t discovered until a product has already reached the market.

Achieving autonomous or “lights out” supply chain planning

Supply Chain Trend

Operating in the supply chain world, it’s hard to not come across terminology like supply chain planning 4.0, “light touch” planning or “lights out” planning. All have generated a lot of hype over the past few years … and for good reason. Considerable progress has been made in technology in recent years, continuing at a dizzying pace. Autonomous development is happening in most major car companies with the promise of self-driving cars everywhere within a few years.

COVID-19 turbulence is skyrocketing AI companies

Prophetic Technology

How about a software that allows your company to track all your suppliers while reducing risk to supply global chain operations? And a system of cameras and Artificial Intelligence to spot electronics-manufacturing deficiencies during assembly? supply chain ai artificial intelligence

The Benefits of IoT And Real Time Actionable Data

Gravity Supply Chain

It is an essential prerequisite that for a supply chain to operate effectively, complete visibility, traceability, and accountability must be in place.

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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.

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

Cerasis

As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts.

Podcast Episode 2: Minimizing Supply Chain Risk Amid COVID-19

ToolsGroup

In this episode of Be Ready for Anything, hear from Tommaso Chierchia, ToolsGroup’s Director of SOExpress Delivery, about the primary types of supply chain risk arising out of COVID-19, and how organizations can proactively minimize their exposure.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) in Supply Chain Planning (Part 1 of 2)

Logility

The phrase digital transformation is all around us. Many companies have embarked on a digital transformation journey. However, it is critical to realize that access to data does not equate to insight or value.

A Rare Opportunity To Reset And Accelerate

ivalua

Will businesses go backwards due to necessity and survival or will they step up and push forward to go further and faster to achieve the right balance? Many of us are in a post-covid state of mind, I most certainly am.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Understanding the Role of Analytics in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Analytics can be used to improve operations throughout the entire supply chain, but the role of analytics is often applied to warehouse operations and forward logistics. In other words, analytics are associated with today’s warehouses and supply chains in the direction of a supplier to customer.

Machine Learning with a Human Touch

ToolsGroup

There are a lot of supply chain planning solutions out there. Why choose ToolsGroup? It’s simple: Our perfect blend of technology and human expertise. The tailored guidance our clients get from our expert consultants is what makes the difference.

Closing the Gap Between Tactical S&OP and Operational Execution

CHAINalytics

A sales and operations planning (S&OP) process has its limitations. Forcing an S&OP process to close the gap between tactical planning and day-to-day operations too often leads to compromised results. The good news?

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What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain

Kuebix

The chemical industry faces a unique set of challenges regarding safety in their logistics operations. The transportation of chemicals requires next-level care and expertise as it deals with sensitive and potentially dangerous materials.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy

Cerasis

A supply chain can make or break your business. In eCommerce, for example, slow delivery of products is one of the most important growth barriers that often lead to being outcompeted.

The Business Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Whether your business provides products or services, your supply chain is at the heart of brand and business success.

Medtronic’s Digital Twin Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Medtronic MDT has been engaged in a digital transformation. This includes building out a digital twin of their end-to-end supply chain to make it easier for people to make better and faster supply chain decisions.

The top 3PL companies in Singapore in 2020

TradeGecko

Third-party logistics providers ( 3PL ) are widely used by businesses in Singapore and globally. 3PL refers to any third-party business used to outsource any part of a company’s distribution or fulfilment services.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Reverse Logistics Technology: What to Expect

Cerasis

Supply chains face an ongoing crisis with the threat of rising demands across consumers and business-to-business purchasers. Unfortunately, the rising demand is a true risk to the state of reverse logistics.

[Video] Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

Talking Logistics

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation.

Three Pros and Cons of Selling on Walmart Marketplace

SupplyPike

Learn about: What Walmart’s Marketplace has to offer The way Walmart pays its online sellers How Walmart’s Marketplace is different from other online options. Many online sellers wonder whether they should start selling their wares on Walmart Marketplace.

What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner

The Logistics of Logistics

What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner. Tim Dooner and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, What does FreightWaves do. FreightWaves is a freight industry leader in data and analytics, logistics industry news and commentary.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.