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The Benefits of a Virtual Supply Chain


According to Supply Chain Game Changer , “An analog supply chain is one in which the tasks are performed in some physical, non-electronic fashion. In the Analog Supply Chain, planners would receive customers’ orders over the phone, by physical mail, or by fax.

Developing Outstanding Supply Chain Talent and Leadership


By collaborating with universities and colleges, companies can help develop a new stream of supply chain talent that’s ready to take on the present and the future.

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Disruptions are Inevitable – Do You Have a 360° View of Your Suppliers?


Think about how much has changed in the last six months – supply chains halted, delayed orders, even entire business shutting down. Unfortunately, when it comes to macroeconomic disruptions like this, it’s not a matter of if but when. Disruptions are going to strike again – don’t get blindsided.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence


Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

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.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” ” I find most of these discussions are loquacious, even bellicose, but not actionable. As a pragmatic gal, they make me itch. I have a passion for clear and direct communication.

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DTC (Direct to Consumer): New Normal, New Opportunities


Covid-19 is impacting retail sales in a number of significant ways. The upside is that online sales are up. With many physical retail stores closing or dramatically changing their business operations, customers have turned more and more to online shopping.

JIT Fulfillment for an Omnichannel Experience: 5 Peak Season Tips


Peak season is rapidly approaching once again and always seems to overwhelm supply chains. The upcoming peak season will probably set an all-new bar for future peak seasons to come, especially during uncertainty and the onset of the global pandemic.

Invoice Hub – the Next Horizon for AP Automation


My journey in Accounts Payable started back in 1998, when I worked on my first Accounts Payable automation solution combining scanning, OCR and workflow. It was a fun project and it felt like the first step towards something more powerful.

Risk, Resilience, and Rebalancing in Global Value Chains

SCM Research

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has recently published a new report: Risk, Resilience, and Rebalancing in Global Value Chains. The authors show that becoming more resilient does not have to mean sacrificing efficiency. Their research highlights the many options for strengthening resilience.

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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.

Selecting the Best S&OP Software: 7 Tips for Success

River Logic

S&OP Demand Planning Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply chain software

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[WHITE PAPER] E-Commerce and Peak Season: Trends Driving the Industry Forward Through Peak Season


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The need to create a more decisive competitive advantage and meet the growing demands of e-commerce peak season continue to force evolution in the global supply chain.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium


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Warehouse Design: How to Extend the Life of Your Facility


For many companies, COVID-19 has put enormous pressure on existing storage and fulfillment centers. If this sounds about right, you might be wondering if you should invest in a new or bigger or better facility, or improve the one you have.

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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.

Discovering the Importance of Cold Chain Logistics

All Things Supply Chain

Back in the late winter / early fall of 2020, the whole world became intimately familiar with the detailed innerworkings of the supply chain profession. As products such as meat,… General Logistics cold chain cold chain logistics supply chain

Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?


Peak season gets more extensive and more demanding every year. And the upcoming peak season is expected to shatter records.

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GM Events – Executive Virtual Boardroom – Mitigating Supply Chain Risk and Building a Resilient Enterprise


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How Elementum Helps Minimize Damaged Shipments


I’m frequently hearing from supply chain leaders who want to make a bigger financial impact on their businesses, but they’re constrained by limited resources. If you find yourself in this position, I recommend you take a look at your damaged shipment rates. You may be surprised by what you find.

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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!

Supply Chain Resilience Strategies for Asia in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond


As companies have figured out how to conduct business during the pandemic, most supply chain leaders have had to adapt to new business realities as they look towards the future. The coronavirus continues to accelerate emerging trends and uncover existing gaps in planning and operation models.

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Why Cognitive Automation makes IBP more Agile and more Strategic

Supply Chain Trend

A common IBP cycle has a monthly cadence providing an – up to 24 months – forward view of a business. It is often supported by a weekly control cycle, sometimes called Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE).

Unlock the Power of Invoice-to-Pay


Using Invoice-to-Pay to create a top performing Accounts Payable Team. The performance of your Accounts Payable department can have a significant impact on the organization. Recent trends have increased the strategic importance of an effective, transparent Invoice-to-Pay process, managed by AP.

United Healthcare Services cyber attack: The ceasefire against medical organisations has now eneded

In the Supply Chain

By Anthony Chadd (pictured). SVP of Security Business Development, Neustar. The post United Healthcare Services cyber attack: The ceasefire against medical organisations has now eneded appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

The Coronavirus Pandemic Rewarded Companies with Foresight

Enterra Insights

Hindsight — understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened — is important; however, foresight — the ability to predict or the action of predicting what will happen or be needed in the future — is even more important. Companies that had the foresight to embrace online (omnichannel) operations prior to the pandemic have been richly rewarded.

How Technology Provides a Crucial Link in Ethical Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

With companies relying increasingly on complex global supply chains, their need for verifiable manufacturing ethics and supplier transparency is growing

Demand Versus Predict Variability – Avoiding a Paint by Numbers Disaster


In this blog, we will focus on protecting your investment. The example involves demand variability versus prediction variability and its impact on inventory policy and operational efficiencies. It is loosely based on a real situation from the trenches.

5 Major Misconceptions About Perfect Order Fulfillment

In the Supply Chain

By Sophia Shats (pictured). Global Marketing Director at MPO, Supply Chain Thought Leader. The post 5 Major Misconceptions About Perfect Order Fulfillment appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.