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Who’s Using Blockchain in 2020, and How?

Logistics Bureau

While there is still some question as to whether blockchain technology can live up to the hype it has generated, it is making inroads into the supply chain environment. The diamond and gold, tea and coffee, beverage, food, and automotive industries all have participants with blockchain applications under test, operating as pilots, or implemented as digital solutions to improve supply chain operations.

5 Steps for Optimizing Waste Management at Your Warehouse

In the Supply Chain

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Budget Planning 2021: 5 Supply Chain Recommendations

Talking Logistics

The effects of COVID-19 on North American business are creating supply chain challenges into the second half of 2020. The ability for organizations to respond to these challenges will determine the strategies required to maintain profitable performance in 2021. Although some businesses relying on high contact and large crowds will succumb to bankruptcy, others have. Read more Budget Planning 2021: 5 Supply Chain Recommendations.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. Today, anyone can start an online retailing business from any part of the world and ensure their products are delivered to customers efficiently by using a third-party logistics company.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Challenges facing the Financial Services sector


Today, economists are reporting we may be facing another global economic crisis. In many ways, the financial services sector continues to show resiliency and has contributed greatly to mitigating the pandemic-caused recession, ensuring the world could transact despite the lockdown. However, the financial services sector is not out of the woods yet and firms that proactively manage future supply chain challenges will outperform their peers.

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Why IoT and Quality Will Be Critical to Medical Device Development

Arena Solutions

Around the world, medical professionals risked their health to provide care for COVID-19 patients. Social distancing became a key measure to keep healthcare workers and their patients safe. Telehealth and remote care increased and became a more accepted practice. The caveat being that most medical devices do not allow for remote access to gather needed data or to make care adjustments.

Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey


The year 2020 has thrown us all for a loop, and the resulting drastic shifts in demand are motivating companies to accelerate the digital supply chain transformations that for some may have been languishing in early stages. Walmart’s senior vice president of supply chain, product and engineering recently commented that the events of 2020 have “forced us to innovate at a speed that I had not seen before”.¹

A break with tradition now inevitable in warehousing


Brick-and-mortar retail outlets have been decimated during lockdown and the ensuing chaos has traveled swiftly up the supply chain – especially with the many challenges of bulk-shipped goods entering a distribution network for further dispersal to individual locations.

Re-establishing the Enterprise’s Risk Appetite

All Things Supply Chain

Since risk is a reality in business, and ‘certainty’ is an extremely expensive proposition, an enterprise’s appetite for risk has always been measured on a sliding scale. Companies with a… General Supply Chain Management risk management supply chain management supply chain risk

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.

Lean without Limits!

DELMIA Quintiq

There are many paths to achieving organization goals. Whether goals are revenue or sustainability, a major contributing ability is operational efficiency; the ability to make continuous improvements towards Lean processes. Making the journey towards being Lean involves using one of most important resources in the world – people! Although machines and material are components in Lean operations, the human element primarily drives improvements within organizations.

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Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model | TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO


[link] An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. The days of managing channels on an individual basis are over, and consumers are using multiple devices and e-commerce platforms for nearly all purchases. In fact, 78% of U.S. individuals over the age of 15 at some point use e-commerce platforms More.

LogiSYM Webinars: e-Commerce – How Does e-Commerce Transform Today’s Supply Chain?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Thursday, 13 August | 11:00 SGT. We all see that e-Commerce is growing by leaps and bounds but why are e-commerce supply chains different from traditional supply chains – or are they? – Is only the last mile delivery portion that is different? – What does the future of home delivery look like? – Differences in pick & pack operation. – Eco-Friendly supply chain. How does this factor into the equation? – How is e-commerce transforming warehousing? Webinar

Master Your Supplier Labeling


Have you ever wondered why your supplier labeling costs are so high? If you’re anything like most large manufacturers, the management of supplier goods is a complex process with multiple stakeholders. You have Planning that drives forecast and production scheduling, and Procurement that purchases materials from vendors based on those demand forecasts.

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.

Life Sciences in the Age of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

Short-term Scheduling for Production and Quality Control Labs. In the age of disruption, effective production planning and optimization approaches are even more critical to ramping up or down production, or pivoting to production of new products. To future proof operations, a robust planning and scheduling approach is a key foundation to the factory of the future. This is especially true for Life Science manufacturers who have the added complexity of Production, Quality Control Labs, and R&D.

Managing Reverse Logistics: The Value of Integration


Managing reverse logistics can be challenging. It includes tapping carriers and non-traditional returns options to give customers a positive experience. Unfortunately, the rate of returns and demand for reverse logistics are increasing. As reported by Supply Chain Dive, the Reverse Logistics Association estimated “more than $550 billion worth of returns move through the economy More.

Could A Second Wave of COVID-19 Could Ruin Manufacturing for Good?

River Logic

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Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – House of Planning


During my Lean/6-Sigma Black Belt studies, while working as a supply-chain management practitioner in the high technology and industrial manufacturing industries, I became familiar with “The House of Quality”, the first matrix in the four-phase Quality Function Deployment (QFD) process. The house of quality originated in 1972 and has been used by thousands of companies in all industries to design, manufacturer, and market products and services.

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!

Editor’s Pick: Preparing for Future Disruptions – Using Technology to Strengthen Your Export Compliance Program

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. This post by Jackson Wood from Descartes‘ blog discusses 3 key steps to consider to increase the resilience of your export.

Reverse Logistics Companies: Using Metrics to Track Performance


The returns supply chain remains difficult to manage. In the age of e-commerce, that complexity only continues to grow. According to Jeff Ladner via Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the maintenance, repair, and operations materials costs comprise up to 15% of total operating costs. And the costs of poor asset information management can surpass read More.

The Coming Age of Cognitive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Over the past several decades, the world has become increasingly digital. Digitalization not only increases the amount of data being generated it increases the speed at which business is done. As Deloitte analysts note, “The new normal in consumer interactions is speed with agility.”[1] ”[1] In fact, speed and agility apply to all aspects of business operations, not just interactions with consumers. Supply chain operations are no exception.

The Parallel Supply Chain … A Twilight Zone Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Defining the New Normal in Supply Chain! What’s Normal Anyways? The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in lockdowns of enormous portions of the global population and its businesses. The unprecedented disruption in these Supply Chains and the economy, along with panic buying (eg. toilet paper ) and extraordinary demand for PPE (Personal Protect Equipment) has brought the subject of a Parallel Supply Chain to the forefront.

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!

Everlane revealed: Transparency is a journey that’s as much about inside as out


Exposed this week in the New York Times for transparency ambitions that don’t match up with company reality, Everlane are becoming an example of what happens when you don’t follow a robust roadmap for transparency, but treat it as a stand-alone marketing strategy. Here our CEO & Founder, Jessi Baker, shares her take on what went wrong and tips for brands looking to not make the same mistakes. Transparency is core to the future of your brand, it’s not just a marketing initiative.

How to Run a Successful Delivery Company During COVID-19

In the Supply Chain

By Deanna deBara (pictured). Freelance Writer. The post How to Run a Successful Delivery Company During COVID-19 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Digital Transformation Requires Agility

Enterra Insights

It’s not uncommon nowadays to read about the necessity for enterprises and supply chains to be agile. McKinsey & Company analysts note, “Agility is catching fire, and there is growing recognition of its transformational benefits. But moving to an agile operating model is tough, especially for established companies.”[1] ”[1] Agility is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. The reason the McKinsey analysts believe established companies (i.e.,

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IBP is a strategic weapon in times of crisis

Supply Chain Movement

“Now, absolutely everyone’s convinced of the value of our new IBP process!” said the IBP manager at a client where we set up an Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process last year. The company is now gaining a competitive edge by making smart choices related to market segments, customer focus, production capacity and inventory management with a six-month horizon plus an estimation for the longer term. “We We could never have done this a year ago.

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.