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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Coronavirus and its Impact on the Global Supply Chain

Loftware

As a new strain of coronavirus – formally known as COVID-19 – has sickened over 1 million 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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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!

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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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.

Is the industrialized world overly dependent on sourcing from Chinese?

All Things Supply Chain

As Sophie Kersgens wrote for ATSC earlier this month, “As the world’s leading exporter and one of the fastest growing economies, China is a decisive business factor for companies all… General Supply Chain Management automotive supply chain coronavirus supply chain management supply chain sourcing

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?

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.

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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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.

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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A Checklist for a Manufacturing Company Internal Audit!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Cyber Security: The Weakest Link is Your Biggest Risk! Internal audit article and permission to publish here provided by Angela at Reciprocity Labs.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.