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Wiped Out: The Great 2020 Toilet Paper Shortage

Enterra Insights

One of the most baffling twists of the current Covid-19 emergency has been the run on toilet paper. Toilet paper hoarding has spurred dozens of hilarious memes, sparked fights in supermarket aisles, and sparked a lot of bathroom humor. One meme stated, “If you need 144 rolls of toilet paper for 14 days of quarantine, you probably should have seen a doctor long before the Covid-19 scare.” ” Another meme shows a confused man receiving the news he tested positive for the virus.

How Will a Recession Impact Your Supply Chain?

Unleashed

Recessions occur when there is a consecutive decrease in economic growth. The global economy is volatile, and its impacts can travel through many parts of business and society.

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Stack It High and Watch It Fly: Is Vertical Inventory Storage Always the Answer?

6 River Systems

There’s an old adage for how to move merchandise: stack it high and watch it fly. The benefits of going vertical have applied in many areas – think about the soaring skylines in Shanghai and Dubai. Such great heights. The Shanghai Skyline Warehouses have also adopted this strategy.

Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus

Talking Logistics

“Love in the Time of Cholera” is one of my favorite books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus” is still being written, but even though it won’t be as entertaining as Marquez’s book, it will be an important read for supply chain and logistics professionals.

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.

Kickstart your Machine Learning Investment with These 3 Initiatives

Halo

Let 2020 be the year you invest in Machine Learning for your Supply Chain. For all supply chain professionals who resolved to invest in Machine Learning in 2020, here's a gentle reminder of where and how to begin. Machine Learning for the supply chain - why it's a good idea.

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Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions.

Optimize Supply Chain to Grow Your Business!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Optimize Supply Chain article and permission to publish here provided by Roel Calatin at pointonerecruiting.com. Supply chains are what keep businesses alive in today’s modern age.

5 Steps to Selecting the Best Dock Scheduling Software for Your Business

C3 Solutions

The decision to invest in dock scheduling software can lead to significant benefits in the supply chain and reduce stress. As with any change to supply chain management systems or records, it is imperative shippers thoroughly consider the software vendor and evaluate their service levels.

Adapting Supply Chains to the New Normal

Maine Pointe

The importance of contingency planning to protect resilience is key in today's hyperconnected global supply chains. Burton White, EVP CPG & Retail at Maine Pointe offers his advice on how to weather the storm when the unexpected happens and how to be better prepared when the next one hits.

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!

The Digitization of Customer Order Channels

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supplier, nothing makes you happier than receiving a customer order—and the more orders you get, the better. However, there are many different ways for customers to transmit those orders, from highly automated approaches to manual entry. What challenges does this create for suppliers?

Top Warehouse KPIs to Succeed in 2020

Cerasis

Key performance indicators (KPIs) provide an invaluable way to judge the efficacy of operations, determine opportunities for improvement, improve customer experiences, and better manage supply chain functions, including warehouse management.

6 Supply Chain Analytics Examples to Keep You Competitive

River Logic

To illustrate the point, a recent paper from Ventana Research on supply chain planning revealed issues that companies using spreadsheet planning have experienced, including: Prescriptive Analytics Supply Chain Advanced Analytics predictive analytics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Planning supply chain analytics examples

How Does Coronavirus Impact Global Supply Chains?

PLS Logistics

The highly contagious virus, also known as Covid-19, that originated in Wuhan, China, has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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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.

[Editor’s Pick] Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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.

What Are the Most Important 2020 Freight Metrics to Know?

Cerasis

In early 2020, the market forecast for freight looked bright. The turmoil of the U.S.-China China trade war appeared at an end, and few disruptions were believed to cause issues in 2020. Then, coronavirus happened to spread, and now, it will impact global supply chains. It is only a matter of time.

The Ongoing Impact of Coronavirus

Logistics Viewpoints

Coronavirus continues to impact the world, stunting supply chains and the global economy.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. But among Covid-19 fears, what the remainder of the year will look like remains unknown.

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 Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Our recent trips to Costco and Walmart, in mid March 2020, had one thing in particular in common.

[PODCAST] Building a Life of Logistics Love: From the Military to Civilian Logistics

Cerasis

Listen to “Building a Life of Logistics Love & Preparedness: From the Military to Civilian Logistics” on Spreaker.

Pandemic Underscores Necessity of TMS and Other Supply Chain Tech Tools

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Novel Coronavirus pandemic is absolutely playing havoc on supply chains globally and for numerous reasons. For some shippers it is collapsing demand and leaving unprecedented idle capacity. While for others, it is resulting in instant peak volume outside of regular seasonal peaks.

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COVID-19 uncertainty spurs truckload rate increases

DAT Solutions

COVID-19 is causing the mother of all supply chain disruptions. Two weeks ago, we worried that the gap in imports reduced demand and rates for trucks in seaport markets, but then consumers started emptying store shelves of cleaning supplies and canned goods. Rate Trend of the Week

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.

Chainalytics’ Transportation Principal Bryan Wyatt Named a “Pro to Know”

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (March 16, 2020) – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, announced today that Bryan Wyatt has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a 2020 Provider Pro to Know, an annual listing of top supply chain professionals.

7 Steps To Design The Logistics Network

Abivin

The logistics network design is one of the most comprehensive strategic decision problems that need to be optimized for the long-term efficient operation.

Consignment Inventory Management For Dummies

EMERGE App

Can I Interest You in a Hot Sports Car? Have you ever passed a parking lot of a used car dealer and eyed a dream sports car on sale? Unbeknownst to you, it’s likely that the used car dealer is selling most or all of the cars on consignment. Think about it.

Amazon Suspending Non-Essential Deliveries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Multichannel Merchant

Amazon has temporarily suspended fulfillment of non-essential items through its Fulfillment by Amazon service for third-party sellers through April 5 due to high coronavirus-related demand for medical supplies and essentials, the company said. “We

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.