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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

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!

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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Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

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.

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

GlobalTranz

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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Where Do Digital Twins Fit into in the Supply Chain?

The Network Effect

The post Where Do Digital Twins Fit into in the Supply Chain? appeared first on The Network Effect. Featured Network Business artificial intelligence digital twins machine learning

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.

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.

Understanding the Role of Analytics in Reverse Logistics

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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.

5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Reverse Logistics Technology: What to Expect

GlobalTranz

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.

The Changing Landscape of Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Enterra Insights

The introduction of e-commerce inevitably meant consumers would use the digital path to purchase more regularly. In fact, every year the percentage of purchases made online increases. Manufacturers aren’t blind to this trend and some of them have developed direct-to-consumer (DTC/D2C) strategies. DTC strategies allow manufacturers to sell products directly to customers, bypassing third-party retailers, wholesalers, or any other middlemen.

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Editor’s Choice: Never Normal is the New Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This week’s blog comes from Oracle, and examines how the global supply chain responds to turmoil. Disruptions can come in many sizes. From those smaller, everyday disruptions of machines going down, unexpected orders, suppliers missing, or shorting shipments – issues businesses deal with every day, every week, every month. […].

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.

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.