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Who's Really Running Your Retail Operation?

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Learn more about it now! 5 Min Read. Download for later.

How to Create a Resilient Supply Chain

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 4 minutes Supply chain resiliency has quickly become a major topic across the world. Right now, companies are continuing to grapple with… The post How to Create a Resilient Supply Chain appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering

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Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity.

Pivot from B2B to B2C with Retail-Optimized Packaging

CHAINalytics

Supply chains have been front and center since the start of COVID-19.

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.

Optimizing New Items: A Demand Forecasting Conundrum

Blue Ridge

Optimizing new items is one of the biggest conundrums in inventory optimization and demand forecasting. This PlanningPosts podcast with Tracy Coon reveals some LifeLine strategies to improve success with forecasting new-product demand.

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What Does Control Look Like in the Era of Disruption?

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

There’s a lot of talk about supply chain resiliency, but what does that really mean in a practical sense? While the pandemic is an extreme and unprecedented example, disruption has many faces – from daily exceptions to lasting and impactful events, like tariffs and natural disasters.

The Future of the Supply Chain Is Automated, So Professionals Can Focus on Strategy

MercuryGate

There is a growing consensus that traditional supply chain management is transforming to meet the demand of today’s challenging market.

How to Use Software to Reach Peak Warehouse Efficiency

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Learn more about it now! 5 Min Read. Download for later. There is a bloody battle taking place in the world of retail sales.

Importer/Exporters vs Freight Forwarders/3PL – Levelling the Playing Field

3rdwave

Too often – make that almost always – importers and exporters (BCOs – Benefiticcial Cargo Owners) are dependent on their NVOCC, Freight Forwarder or 3PL (3PL) to provide them with visibility into their global supply chains.

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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.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. Tom Peters. The idiom, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, symbolizes working on something pointless or insignificant because it will soon be overtaken by events.

5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track

Cerasis

Across returns supply chains—a core component of reverse logistics—the need to improve performance has never been higher.

Inventory Management – Navigating the Trenches Without Losing Sight of the Big Picture

Arkieva

Inventory comes in many forms and flavors; it is the critical element of supply chains that enable a firm to respond quickly and take advantage of scale. However, managing inventory is one of the most.

Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists

Talking Logistics

“The addition of 11 Chinese companies to a U.S.

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!

3 Key Reasons Manufacturing Companies Choose Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

Manufacturing supply chains around the world have faced significant scrutiny following the disruption caused by COVID-19. This scrutiny has caused manufacturers to think differently about their operations as they aim to cope with demand and supply shocks.

Reverse Logistics Analytics: How to See Past Customer Delivery

Cerasis

The application of analytics offers opportunities to increase supply chain value, and in today’s world, few applications of analytics carry the weight placed on reverse logistics analytics.

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

Logility

According to a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) Digital Economy Model, by 2023 over 50% of all worldwide nominal gross domestic product will be driven by digitally transformed enterprises. And by 2025 at least 90% of new enterprise apps will have embedded AI capabilities.1

4 ways IT & Procurement team collaboration increases resilience

ivalua

The Hackett Group report recommendations on IT & Procurement collaboration and how it can benefit your organization in the time of Covid-19 and beyond. The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact every area of our lives and our businesses in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago.

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.

Supply Chain Certifications: Are They Worth It?

Talking Logistics

There are various supply chain and logistics certifications that industry professionals can pursue from APICS, ISM, CSCMP, and other organizations. Is getting a certification important for career advancement, especially for new supply chain professionals? Which certification would you recommend?

Top 5 Reverse Logistics KPIs to Track

Cerasis

The modern supply chain is built on the premise of applied data and strategic performance measurement.

The Pandemic hasn’t Dampened Enthusiasm for Blockchain Technology

Enterra Insights

Two of the most obvious changes in consumer behavior during the novel coronavirus pandemic have been a spike in e-commerce and renewed interest in shelf stable food products.

Crisis was inevitable according to chaos theory

Supply Chain Movement

During our Trend Dinner just under a year ago, which was attended by almost a hundred supply chain directors, I predicted that we would find ourselves in an economic crisis around this time.

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.

Editor’s Pick: Refreshing Grocery in the Wake of COVID-19

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.

Bye Bye Barry’s Bikes and Baking Powder – Supply Chain Upheaval Prompts Flight to Technology

Supply Chain Collaborator

I went down to Barry’s Bikes in my hometown to buy some inner tubes from the bike shop that had been a fixture in my town for decades. Sadly, my bicycle tires are still flat because Barry’s storefront was shuttered.

Not just cold, ice cream cold

Americold

What’s the most popular frozen food sold in the United States? ICE CREAM! [1] 1] As the largest consumer of ice cream around the world, it’s fitting that the United States celebrates National Ice Cream Month every July. The average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year. [2]

Why Do Companies Still Not Have a Chief Supply Chain Officer?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Should Lead the Boardroom … the Coronavirus Proves it! Chief Supply Chain Officer article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com.

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.