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Rising Above Supply Chain Disruptions

DELMIA Quintiq

When a massive disruption such as a global pandemic hits, many businesses realize that their legacy planning solutions are not capable of providing the insights they need to manage such disruptions effectively. Companies are now evaluating alternatives to ensure they are better prepared in the future. What they need is a supply chain solution that will enable them to stay on top of problems, minimize damage and stay ahead of competitors. Disruptions come in all shapes and sizes.

Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever?

Talking Logistics

Even before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the novel coronavirus was already disrupting the global supply chain. On a daily basis we get reports about the healthcare crisis impacting business processes, consumer habits, and the worldwide economy. Without a doubt, COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on most of. Read more Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever? The post Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever?


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5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment


Almost every company is currently experiencing demand disruption. Food and consumer goods manufacturers along with their retail counterparts are dealing with unprecedented highs across consumer channels, while “non-essential” companies are being plagued with historical lows. In both cases, planning for the future has become increasingly difficult.

The World Is Rethinking Supply Chain Transportation Management

River Logic

Even these services struggled to deliver. While manufacturing also suffered, the transportation shortage was undoubtedly one of the biggest supply chain problems, in addition to the availability of stock, due to lockdown and increased demand on at-home deliveries. supply chain risk transportation management transportation management system

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! The overarching strategy for limiting exposure to, and spreading of, the Coronavirus is that of Social Distancing. We are all instructed to keep 6 feet apart from anyone, wear masks, and avoid any social gatherings and don’t touch.

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How & Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Packaging for Ecommerce Orders


When it comes to understanding how customers interact with ecommerce brands, packaging is by far one of the most ubiquitous elements. It’s a necessary part of getting your goods from A to B securely, but has much wider consequences than just your business. It’s predicted that global ecommerce sales will hit $4.5 trillion by 2021 , a staggering 246% increase since 2014.

Green Logistics and Transportation Optimization – A Win-Win Opportunity


Increasing efficiency and lowering costs is the mission of logistics. Fewer loads, better driver utilization, mode shifting, and minimizing miles through better routing not only reduce your freight costs, these measures also result in less fossil fuel consumption, fewer emissions, and reduced environmental impact.

Conflicting Realities in the Face of COVID-19

Logistics Viewpoints

The future remains uncertain as the country continues to combat COVID-19. A big question facing the nation is when and how to re-open the economy. While some states are pushing to re-open their economy (or beaches, in the case of Florida), others are cautioning that doing so too early would be socially irresponsible and bad for the economy. The ongoing pandemic has put added strain on the global supply chain, with companies exploring new fulfillment […].

Demand Planning: One System to Rule Them All


Regardless of industry, it seems we all face similar challenges. Think of the fast-paced fashion and apparel companies who must contend with rapid turnover of designs, features, styles, colors and product line assortment and the need to meet regional and sometimes localized customer product requirements.

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!

Quick Tips for Optimizing Loading and Unloading Operations


The demand for package delivery continues to grow as consumers do more of their shopping online. At the same time, the supply chain is increasingly moving toward just-in-time delivery, meaning logistics companies have less room for error. The loading dock is at the heart of any distribution center, and optimizing loading and unloading is essential More. The post Quick Tips for Optimizing Loading and Unloading Operations appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

How Steel Manufacturers Can Thrive in a Changing Environment

DELMIA Quintiq

The metals industry has always been competitive and difficult, but the recent COVID-19 crisis has made the business climate even more challenging. The industry is looking at current developments with great concern as important customer sectors have already begun to stop or significantly reduce production. During this time, it’s even more crucial to improve internal planning to make better decisions more quickly. But here more challenges become obvious. Planners face challenges.

Most Supply Chain Professionals Believe their Planning Process is Only Somewhat Effective


These are trying times for supply chain planners. The effects of COVID-19 are unlike anything we have seen in recent decades. Disruption abounds, and as Lora Cecere writes , “ the only constant will be surprise.” Supply Chain Dive reports that 75% of firm s in the US alone have reported supply chain shocks as a result of the pandemic. Do supply chain professionals believe they have a planning process that is robust enough to absorb these shocks and prepare for the future?

Improve Forecast Quality and Reliability with Value-add Forecasting (Part 1)


In the world of commerce, every business ecosystem has a type of supply chain that is critical to corporate operations.These supply chains rely on a network of plants and facilities to add value to, and transform, raw materials into a final product. Any disruption or sub-optimization in the supply chain can and will significantly impact a company’s profitability. The ability to effectively forecast demand is essential for supply chain management decisions.

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.

As Retailers Eye Last-Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs


Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS. This concept gives supply chains a non-traditional means of fulfilling orders More.

Get Answers to Emergency Supply Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

The COVID-19 virus is affecting supply chains around the world with huge peaks in demand and disruption on a scale most could not imagine prior to the current crisis. This is creating huge pressure and challenges for many businesses and organizations. What we are doing today helps us learn how to cope with tomorrow’s challenges. Solutions that we put in place today will continue to provide value and develop best practices that will connect us and make us more proactive in the future. But how?

How Flatbed Shippers Can Benefit From a 3PL

PLS Logistics

Flatbed shipments are essential for industrial businesses. Large and overweight freight requires advanced management due to its complex nature. With increased safety requirements, the need for better visibility into the supply chain and proper shipment analysis are all essential for successful flatbed shipping. To eliminate all the challenges and optimize flatbed shipping processes, companies can […]. Blog 3PL 3pl logistics flatbed flatbed shipping flatbed shipping dimensions

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How to Get Started with Value-add Forecasting (Part 2)


So, the promise of using statistical algorithms, forecasting and predictive analytics is now added to the list of a company’s number one priorities. There is a sense of urgency surrounding this new high-profile initiative. One may ask, “What’s next?” Here are a few steps that you will need to take to deploy your forecasts successfully. Define the project. This is the most critical step in ensuring a successful outcome.

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.

[WHITE PAPER] Freight Management Amid Uncertainty


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, poured over global supply chains and brought untold disruption. The age of maintaining efficiency in place of responsiveness is now over. Supply chains of all sizes continuously work around the More. The post [WHITE PAPER] Freight Management Amid Uncertainty appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Corona Damages Mechanical Engineering Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

The mechanical engineering industry is feeling the consequences of the corona pandemic with increasing force. A very recent survey by VDMA, the German association for the mechanical engineering industry, was answered by 965 member companies and clearly shows this. The share of companies whose operations are affected rose from 60 to 84 percent within two weeks.

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Let Us Not Go Back To Normal

SCM Research

Many observers are currently talking about how we could go back to normal as quickly as possible. But what is “normality” and is it desirable? Should we really turn to cost reduction and just-in-time processes again? Wasn’t that the reason to put all medical supply eggs in the China basket? Didn’t that make our supply chains extremely vulnerable?

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The World Is Rethinking Supply Chain Transportation Management

River Logic

Even these services struggled to deliver. While manufacturing also suffered, the transportation shortage was undoubtedly one of the biggest supply chain problems, in addition to the availability of stock, due to lockdown and increased demand on at-home deliveries. supply chain risk transportation management transportation management system

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.

A TMS Tale of Two Food Shippers – Which Describes Your Evolutionary State?

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Summer 2020 issue of Food Shippers of America Magazine has dropped. Editors here at the Digital Supply Chain Collaborator blog noted a striking contrast when reviewing this issue. Specifically, the issue published two articles addressing the use and utilization of TMS platforms by food shipping organizations. One article focused on explaining the basic, historical benefits of implementing TMS for the first time.

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Editor’s Choice: BluJay Solutions Freight Market Index

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, we look at BluJay Solutions’ Freight Market Index. As we all find ourselves in uncharted territory with the COVID-19 pandemic, data is as critical as ever to making smart decisions. Even more important is data in context. Our April 2020 Freight Market Index report will show America’s […].

Will Blockchain Lead the Next Technology Renaissance?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the world spirals into a global recession, those companies that have embraced innovative technologies will be those that will lead during and after the economic downturn. Furthermore, much like recessions of at least the past forty years, emergence from such downturns will lead to a technology renaissance. Will blockchain lead this renaissance? A recent World Economic Forum paper believes so.

Practical Advice to help Procurement Weather the Pandemic

All Things Supply Chain

Seemingly overnight, every procurement professional’s top priority has become helping their company get through the COVID-19 pandemic and start preparing for the business conditions that are to follow. We now… General Procurement Management Supply Chain Management coronavirus procurement management supply chain management

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.