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Navigating COVID-19: Mid-term Procurement Strategies for a Managing the Crisis

Jaggaer

As the COVID-19 virus begins to subside in many parts of the world, supply chains are stabilizing. Some remain unpredictable, but many companies are trying to navigate the reopening process. Once they’ve taken immediate action , how can organizations ensure stability moving forward?

Be Prepared: Improving Supplier Risk Management In Your Business

ivalua

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fact that many supply chains remain inadequately prepared for a crisis. It’s no excuse to remain passive, though. Supply chain management and procurement sit poised on the frontlines of managing global supply risks for their brands.

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Inventory Management: We Can Do Better

Supply Chain Shaman

Each day through the COVID-19 pandemic, I tune into Anthony Cuomo’s (governor of New York) daily briefings. It is my break in the day. As a multi-tasker, when Governor Cuomo broadcasts, I use the time to work out on my rowing machine. His opening line is, “Let’s start with facts.

What is 5G? And What Does it Mean for Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? There was a time not that long ago when there were no cell phones or smart phones. Now they are literally billions of smartphones and cell phones.

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!

Demand Planning Against COVID-19: Introduction

DynaSys

Due to the emergence of COVID – 19 all company processes have been impacted; especially the supply chain and the flow of materials within it.

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The Digital Twin is the Next Big Technology Enabler

Requis

With hindsight, some technologies are revealed as not only promoters of progress, but enablers of other technologies. Think of inventions like the wheel, the Archimedes screw, steel, the assembly line and the internet.

Integrated Assortment Planning: A Vital Capability for Retailers

Solvoyo

In today’s changing market dynamics, the retail business is getting more competitive by the day. Increasing competition by online marketplaces, along with evolving consumer expectations and shopping patterns are making the category management decisions more complex.

Apparel Retail Planning for a New World

BlueYonder

Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected. To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to help anyone looking for support and advice. Our experts, who have spent years in the supply chain industry, share their insights. While the COVID-19 global pandemic is unprecedented, it has only exacerbated an already unpredictable demand environment for apparel retailers.

Coronavirus Increases Supply Chain Risk Management Priority

Enterra Insights

For years I’ve been writing about the importance of supply chain risk management and how it’s often given short shrift in business discussions. Eric Kimberling ( @erickimberling ) an Enterprise Resource Planning expert, writes, “The coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains across the globe, and suddenly everyone is paying more attention to what was an overlooked subject just months ago.

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.

How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working

GlobalTranz

Knowing that your distribution fulfillment strategy is working gives you a better insight into how your business is performing. This is important for reducing order fulfillment errors, improving your inventory management and remaining competitive.

Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. Companies that were unable to meet these challenges have been left behind (for example, in High Tech think Blackberry and Compaq). The Industry Renaissance has transformed invention and production for the needs of today’s customers.

Here’s How SKF Clinched the Gartner Supply Chainnovator Award with Digital Twin

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup extends congratulations to SKF, which edged out tough competition from other finalists Shell Lubricants and Siemens to win the 2020 Gartner Supply Chainnovator Award in the Industrial category.

What Is Supply Chain Visibility and Why Is It Important?

River Logic

When these events are analyzed, it’s not unusual to discover that companies were caught off guard because of poor supply chain visibility.

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.

Last Mile Strategic Value: How a TMS Empowers Last Mile Success

GlobalTranz

The face of shipping continues to change as e-commerce logistics grow more aligned with what customers want. It’s difficult to imagine modern retail or any supply chain without the last mile, but its costs continue to result in higher freight spend and delays.

Supporting Supply Chain Agility: Simple Concepts, Complex Technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain control towers have come of age. The concepts that allow modern control towers to support agility are easy to describe. The technology that empowers these concepts are quite complex.

Improving Your Supply Chain with Analytics and Collaboration

Logility

A leading retailer in the home improvement space was having issues delivering timely reports to its suppliers. They were not capable of providing sell-through reports and this negatively impacted inventory levels and supplier distribution channels.

Supply Chain Strategy and the Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

“Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic,” writes Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder of Supply Chain Insights.[1] 1] She goes on to note, “The Global Risk Report published in January 2020 highlights the issue.

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.

Collaborate to Win

ivalua

The need for Procurement to improve collaboration with suppliers, and other stakeholders, has gained broad acceptance in recent years. In case anyone was sleeping, the Covid-19 crisis has provided further evidence.

A CEO’s Take on Transportation and Coronavirus

Logistics Viewpoints

Transportation and coronavirus have been getting a lot of attention lately. The global supply chain is becoming more complex due to increased regulations, trade wars, cross-border commerce, and most recently, the impact of coronavirus.

Planting the Seeds for Blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Logility

Blockchain is a hot topic across the supply chain industry and often accompanied by more questions than answers. With all of this hype you might think that every midsize and large company has some level of an operational blockchain capability in place.

The Platform Economy Powered by Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

A platform is a business model that creates value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups, usually consumers and producers. Applico. Amazon comes to mind for a lot of us when we think about platforms.

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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.

Rising to the Challenge: How MAXAIR Systems Helped Protect Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Demand Solutions

What’s the first thing you picture when you think about the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s probably masks. The shortage of protective devices made everyone uneasy—especially healthcare workers on the front line of the fight to overcome the deadly virus.

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Investments in Supply Chain Operating Networks Continue

Talking Logistics

Four years ago tomorrow, I wrote about how investments in Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCON) were rising.

The Arguments For and Against Supply Chain Redundancies

Shipchain

Nowadays, all supply chains face a plethora of potential threats, from piracy, to natural disasters, to accidents, to fraud, and so on. And with everything going on with COVID-19, we can safely add a global pandemic to that list. .

Editor’s Choice: How Voice Picking Stacks Up Against Paper, RF Scanning, and Pick-to-Light

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This week’s blog comes from HighJump – now Körber, and examines various warehouse picking technologies and how they compare to voice picking. Warehouse order picking describes the process of selecting and pulling an item from inventory to fulfill a customer’s order. The labor, materials, and technology involved in picking […].

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.