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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.

[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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Digital Twins in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The ultimate goal of a digital twin is to be a real-time, virtual replica of a physical product, process, or system. The digital twin approach is becoming a popular technique for addressing operational challenges. Paramita (Guha) Ghosh explains, “Digital twins can present a virtual replica of physical components, processes, or systems to enable improved understanding of the performance characteristics of such entities.

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

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.