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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. Environmental loss threatens our health and the health of the natural systems we depend on,” said Scott. The challenges include: Increasing. Read more Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency.

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. Have you seen an increase in traffic to your website? Have your online purchases increased? It’s likely that the answer to those questions is yes.

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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? Here’s how to get started. My colleague Jeff Zoroya recently explained how you can … The post Getting Started with Supply Chain Network Modeling appeared first on Chainalytics.

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. The disruption we’ve seen in supply chain planning as a result of the pandemic is unprecedented. And as companies have learned the hard way, you can’t rely on the traditional planning models you’ve always used to get you through this new reality.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

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

Cerasis

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. Ecommerce behemoth Amazon’s ever shorter delivery times have created lofty expectations among customers of supply chain and logistics businesses. Deliveries that span days are.read More.

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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. Unfortunately, it can be hard to measure carrier performance with outdated supply chain systems. After all, the adage is true: you cannot improve what you cannot see.

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. Ineffective management can result in excess inventory which runs the risk […]. The post Inventory Management’s Crucial Role in the Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

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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Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

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. Evaluating different scenarios helps you gain much-needed network flexibility in these times of stress and can help you prepare for a resilient future.

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

Cerasis

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. As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7, “[up to] 70% of B2C companies.read More.

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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. In this episode, hear from Linda Fung, ToolsGroup’s Director of Customer Success, about how COVID-19 is affecting supply chain planning, what companies are doing to adapt, and what we can expect to see going forward.

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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. Practice Supply Chain Management

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The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

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. We’re all very well versed in the traditional areas to look for: cost structure, growth, and capital. Now let’s look at what’s really behind these areas.

Smart Last Mile Tech That’s Upending Waste

Cerasis

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., demand for more last mile service has risen as 56% of.read More. The post Smart Last Mile Tech That’s Upending Waste appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

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. Are you looking for ways to use automation technology to stay at the top of the game? We’re breaking down 6 automation technologies to drive up your distribution center efficiency. Content. The Challenges. Consider the Options. Labour. Rethink Network Design.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

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. Several of the acquisitions so far have been that of technology companies: Transplace acquired ScanData. Expeditors International of Washington acquired Fleet Logistics. Descartes acquired Kontainers.

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. Ask a person on the street what constitutes supply chain management and my guess is they would say SCM means ensuring the entire supply chain, from procurement of raw materials to product delivery, runs smoothly. That’s pretty much how Adam Hayes, a derivatives trader and private wealth manager, sees it.

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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. We also had a role called a “master planner” who was typically an APICS certified genius who could schedule a factory, inbound supply schedule and procurement plan via grease board, or if very […].

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. In between the countless digital meetings in Zoom or Microsoft Teams, many CEOs take a walk around their garden or local neighbourhood: an ideal moment for reflection and contemplation. The lockdown has also given people the chance to rediscover old hobbies or start new ones.

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.

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. This post from Elemica’s blog discusses “how to avoid information overload and build a strong basis for actionable supply chain visibility. Read more Editor’s Pick: Is Your Supply Chain Control Tower an Asset or a Liability?

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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The Differences Between Digitization, Digitalization And Digital Transformation In Supply Chain

Abivin

,After the Covid-19 crisis, businesses have begun to realize that the Supply Chain and manufacturing ecosystem are becoming obsolete, making logistics optimization solutions more necessary than ever.

Brexit: Uncertainty remains but supply chain preparations are a priority

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Brexit is back in the headlines, but to those responsible for preparing supply chains in the region there is more frustration than ever. On the one hand, the UK has confirmed it will not be extending the Brexit transition period beyond 31 December

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.