Sat.Feb 22, 2020 - Fri.Feb 28, 2020

Great List of Retail Tips: AI, Delivery, CX, Returns, Pricing and More

Blue Ridge

Recently, Total Retail published a great list of 50 Best Retail Tips of 2019 to help retail businesses maximize sales and profits. They built the list from retail and supply chain thought leaders' perspectives in Q4. How does this list compare to your list of 'fires to put out this year'?

In Pursuit of the Cognitive Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

In many digital transformation-focused discussions, the “enterprise” and the “supply chain” are separate conversations. Separating the discussions is a mistake.

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Achieving your TMS investment goals means leaving the “happy path”

CHAINalytics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) can be transformative tools. If correctly selected and implemented properly, a TMS can deliver 5% to 10% a year in freight savings and related efficiencies, according to many estimates. That’s the exciting part.

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects. Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

Remember the Peter, Paul and Mary song, Puff the Magic Dragon ? It was a song from my youth. While there is a raging debate on song intent— Was the goal of the song to celebrate a children’s story from Oliver Wilde about the loss of innocence or is it a statement about the use of drugs? —in

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3D Printing and the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has been around in one shape or form for a while. The process essentially entails building a three-dimensional object from computer-aided design (CAD) to add material layer by layer until a final product is complete.

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What is Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts. Regardless of what industry your company is in you are dependent on suppliers to operate your company.

The Evolution of a Supply Chain Planning Support Team

DynaSys

From a small local player …. When I joined “DynaSys SA”, 16 years ago, the company was an independent French provider of Supply Chain software. Everything was done locally at that time: R&D, Sales Rep, Project Management team, and Executives were in the same building.

Supply Chain professionals with the right skills

Prophetic Technology

The potential Supply Chain ( SC ) professional will need to acquire the essential skills of tomorrow, so greatly differing from today; the skills focusing on the SC, in particular, are recognised to be crucial for a better-functioning of the SC professional of the future.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices & the Role of Technology

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages.

Coronavirus and Supply Chain Leaders: 9 Must-Know Threats

River Logic

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Coronavirus and It’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain

Loftware

As a new strain of coronavirus – formally known as COVID-19 – has sickened over 70,000 people worldwide, it’s also thrown a wrench into complex global supply chains. Fearful of spreading illness through crowded factories, much of the Chinese manufacturing industry has stood down.

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Procurement Digitization: The Key To Price Transparency And Healthcare Transformation

ivalua

Cost information in healthcare is not only opaque to patients, it’s also unclear to providers. Healthcare continues to be a source of major concern in the United States, with recent polling indicating it is the number one issue to voters in the 2020 elections.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Supply Chain Productivity: The Role of Employee Engagement

Cerasis

Whether you operate as a small local supply chain or work with international partners and investors, engaging your employees on a more personal level can drastically improve your bottom line going forward.

A Manufacturer’s Guide to E-Commerce Fulfillment Excellence

Talking Logistics

There is substantial evidence of how e-commerce has dramatically transformed supply chain and logistics operations over the past two decades. But while its impact on retailers has been well documented, e-commerce has also created new challenges and opportunities for manufacturers.

FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

About half the products we buy in stores are imported, which means they not only went through a complex shipping process, but also had to be cleared through customs before they could be sold to us. . Clearing customs is a painful process – the U.S.

Closing the Gap Between Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

Closing the gap between planning and execution is a long-term concern of supply chain executives. It is not easy to do. New thinking is emerging to help in this area. Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) is emerging as a new discipline in this area.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Carrier Management 2020 Trends: The Year of Tech-Driven Collaboration

Cerasis

Carrier management 2020 trends range from the need to leverage data through the ability to work together and save money. As reported by FreightWaves, collaboration allows businesses to remove excess costs from the enterprise.

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Why Digitalization Is Increasingly Important

Loftware

If you are looking for greater efficiency and enhanced productivity in your supply chain, one important aspect to consider is digitalization and automation. It’s no secret that digital technologies are having a profound impact on business as we know it and companies that aren’t willing and able to embrace the shift toward digital transformation are being left behind. Has your business decided it’s time to move from inflexible legacy systems and manual processes to a new agile digital approach?

Delivery by Drone Remains a Foreign Pursuit

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Amy Wunderlin. When Amazon Prime Air was introduced in 2016, the future of drone delivery seemed imminent. Now four years later, Americans are still waiting on that Prime delivery in the sky. Since then, everyone from UPS and FedEx to Walmart and even Domino’s Pizza has shown interest in drones.

Editor’s Choice: Retailers Vaccinate Supply Chains Against Coronavirus

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. Coronavirus, and the supply chain impact are being felt worldwide.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Freight Pricing 2020 Trends: What Should Shippers Know?

Cerasis

Freight pricing continues to change across the globe. According to Darren Dodson of Material Handling & Logistics, the state of e-commerce will drive the majority of freight rate changes as more than 8.6 billion packages will make their way to U.S. customers in 2020.

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Turning supply chain events into an experience

Supply Chain Movement

We’re living in the ‘Experience Economy’ nowadays. Shops can only survive if they offer an experience; consumers go online if all they want is convenience.

What is Inventory Forecasting?

EMERGE App

What is Inventory Forecasting? You must surely know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Wait, what has this got to do with inventory forecasting?

Eliminating Excess Inventory in India & China for Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Chainalytics helped a global food manufacturer optimise its inventory levels for a number of SKUs in India and China resulting in reduced working capital requirements and less product waste.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.