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Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency

Talking Logistics

What is so special about October 23, 2005? That’s when Walmart’s CEO at the time, Lee Scott, gave a speech entitled Twenty First Century Leadership that arguably kicked off the supply chain sustainability era.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted eCommerce?

Freight Center

Many small to medium sized businesses offer their products online to their customers. While eCommerce has been around for some time now, the effects of COVID-19 on the global economy and supply chains will most likely change the way commerce is conducted.

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Getting Started with Supply Chain Network Modeling

CHAINalytics

A company’s ability to evaluate multiple “what-if” scenarios and make rapid decisions with a high level of confidence is what keeps supply chains moving during disruptions like COVID-19. But what do you do if you don’t have an existing network model?

Tips for Getting Executive Buy-in for Supply Chain Planning Software

ToolsGroup

Are you making an action plan of all the things you could do better and faster with your supply chain planning software when the next global crisis hits? The Coronavirus has demonstrated that the real world doesn’t play by the rules.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

4 Issues That Can Happen During the Delivery Process And How To Handle Them

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Derek Jones, VP of Enterprise Strategy at Deputy. Jones discusses 4 last-minute issues that can arise during the delivery process and how to handle them.

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Building the Carrier Scorecard: A Guide to Improve Carrier Relations & Shipping Outcomes

Turvo

Carrier scorecards refer to the overall “grade” assigned to carriers by shippers and supply chain partners. These grades rate the performance and business health of carrier relationships, as well as their typical costs and more.

Inventory Management’s Crucial Role in the Supply Chain

Kuebix

What is Inventory Management and Why is it Important? Inventory management refers to the process of ordering, storing and using a company’s goods or materials. Successfully managing inventory allows businesses to meet the demand level of their consumers with an appropriate amount of supply.

Learning Logistics During COVID-19 Lockdowns

All Things Supply Chain

While working from home is not usually the norm for many people, it has become the “new normal” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of getting up and going into… General Logistics logistics supply chain

What Causes the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chain?

Blue Ridge

What causes the Bullwhip Effect in supply chain can also be easily fixed with real-time supply chain collaboration tools. The post What Causes the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chain? appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles supply chain planning uncertainty

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Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

GlobalTranz

E-commerce will continue to grow significantly through 2020 and beyond. As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season, the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. The demands for faster, more affordable processes are growing in stride.

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Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Materials shortages , demand fluctuations and plan t closures have led many organizations to revisit their supplier relationships, as well as distribution and production locations.

Insights into Navigating COVID-19 Planning

ToolsGroup

Tune into the first episode of Be Ready for Anything, ToolsGroup’s new video podcast. In this series, we’ll be interviewing industry experts about some of the world’s most complex supply chain and demand planning challenges.

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Why Supply Chain Complexity Isn’t a Bad Thing

Logistics Viewpoints

When I started my career the term “supply chain” was just emerging. Most professionals I interacted with during my early days in this industry were still referring to “materials management” and “procurement” when they spoke of what we call “supply chain” today.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Smart Last Mile Tech That’s Upending Waste

GlobalTranz

Delivery efficiency remains a top of mind concept for supply chain leaders. Within the final mile, efficiency takes on a new role and expectation. The final mile is traditionally marred by excess costs, poor visibility, and limited ability to intervene when problems arise. Meanwhile.,

How To Be An Anti-Racist in SCM

SCM Research

The world is currently watching the shocking cases of police violence in the United States. But racism also exists on a smaller, more subtle level. In a recent interview , Terry Esper, a logistics scholar from The Ohio State University, shares his experience with racism and gives us excellent advice.

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A Few Thoughts about Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

Supply chain management (SCM) sounds like a straight-forward topic; nevertheless, numerous articles have been written on the subject explaining what it is and what it isn’t.

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Where’s the Value in Supply Chain Analytics?

Logility

Most supply chain applications that Logility works on have significant ROIs. But sometimes it’s hard to see where the return on investment will be coming from. At Logility, we focus on the tangible benefits of improving your supply chain and how we go about producing hard-number results.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Learn more about it now! 20 Min Read. Download for later.

New School Supply Chain Basics with the Supply Chain Queen, Sheri Hinish

The Logistics of Logistics

The post New School Supply Chain Basics with the Supply Chain Queen, Sheri Hinish appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain. On 16 March 2020, in response to COVID-19, the President issued “Coronavirus Critical Infrastructure Guidance for America.”

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Logistics M&A Activity Picks Up

Logistics Trends and Insights

Uncertain times breeds opportunities and within just the past month or so we have seen a number of logistics acquisitions take place. While none can be viewed as “the big one”, many demonstrate shifts in strategies as companies prepare for changes in the market.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Managing risk for a more resilient and agile supply chain

Oracle SCM

By Mo Khurana, Senior Vice President, Global Management Consulting, Inspirage. With an environment of extreme demand and supply volatility, now is the time to recalibrate and empower your supply chain and financial planning teams with tools to make decisions to overcome disruptions.

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Pandemic paradox

Supply Chain Movement

The coronavirus pandemic has created an interesting paradox. The lockdown has given numerous directors and managers a broader perspective on their companies and the world in general.

Digital Transformation Helps with Corporate Alignment

Enterra Insights

Whether you’re driving your car or running a business, when things are out of alignment, performance suffers. One of the goals of digital transformation is to put data-driven processes in place to help organizations better align themselves. Tehreem Naeem, content lead at Astera, asserts, “Digital transformation is not a buzzword anymore — it has now become a reality and a goal that most businesses want to achieve.”[1] ”[1] Deloitte analysts underscore that point.

Editor’s Pick: Is Your Supply Chain Control Tower an Asset or a Liability?

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.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.