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What You Need to Know About Blockchain … Before You Invest

American Global Logistics

Blockchain has been heralded as a revolutionary technology for Fintech. But it’s not restricted to Fintech. It also has many applications for supply chains. And some of these applications are potentially transformative. Some media reports, however, would have you believe Blockchain can run your supply chain on auto-pilot. No more surprises. No data lapses or […]. The post What You Need to Know About Blockchain … Before You Invest appeared first on AGL

Silk vs. Steel: Rebuilding Supply Chains After COVID-19

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain disruption was a popular topic long before the world was seized by the coronavirus pandemic. Geopolitical disturbances, natural disasters, labor strikes, and changing regulations were already a factor,… General Supply Chain Management coronavirus supply chain management

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Supply Chain Data Management: Making Data Make Sense for Supply Chain Planning

Logility

One breezy fall day last year, before COVID-19, I spent several hours trying to rake leaves off my lawn. Unfortunately, every time I thought I was close to being done, the wind blew more leaves off the trees and more leaves from my neighbor’s yard into my yard. Fall leaf-rakers all know my dilemma: should I wait until the wind changes and hope it blows everything back into my neighbor’s yard, or suck it up and continue to rake?

8 Considerations for Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, discussed in a recent webinar how companies have adapted their supply chains during this crisis, and provided guidance in planning for recovery and future uncertainty. We’ve captured the key takeaways from his presentation below to help you prepare for the ongoing business impacts of pandemics such as COVID-19.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

What Omnichannel Supply Chain Analytics Should I Know?

Cerasis

In the omnichannel world, supply chain leaders need to understand every process and activity. Unfortunately, omnichannel also means more data in every aspect of your operation. Omnichannel supply chain analytics provide the level of insight needed to succeed in the omnichannel-driven world. Supply chain leaders need to understand the challenges of applying omnichannel analytics, how.read More. The post What Omnichannel Supply Chain Analytics Should I Know?

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Seven Keys to Scaling your Supplier Scorecarding Program

Logility

A solid supplier scorecarding program can drive big cost savings in the supply chain. Executives know that clear performance metrics are the starting point for supplier management. Yet many companies find data management and sharing a roadblock. Through our work with customers, Logility has identified the seven key attributes for better scorecard programs. Segment your scorecard. You can’t use a one-size-fits-all strategy for scoring supplier performance. Performance varies across supplier types.

Why Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) Is Crucial to Your Business

River Logic

In recent years, S&OP has shifted as management has begun redefining the objectives of S&OP to focus on maximizing the value generation for shareholders while appropriately balancing strategic objectives and risk. S&OP Sales and Operations Planning Supply chain analytics S&OE Sales & Operations Execution

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The Basics of Walmart Replenishment

SupplyPike

Learn about: Cross-docking Walmart’s inventory technology Shelf-scanning robots Vendor-management inventory. Walmart’s global inventory is worth more than $32 billion on any given day and presently operates more than 11,500 stores across 27 countries. In order to maintain that inventory, the retail giant uses three basic strategies for replenishment : Cross-Docking. Walmart’s inventory strategy primarily revolves around cross-docking.

The Paperless Effort: How Our Supply Chain Partners are Adapting to the 'New Normal'

C3 Solutions

C3 Reservations Dock Appointment Scheduling yard management software C3 Yard covid-19 paperless

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!

Final Mile Trends to Watch in 2020

Cerasis

While companies devoted vast resources to the use of technology since the rise of the internet, the final mile continues to be a tech-lacking aspect of supply chain management. However, the rise of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS) are creating new opportunities for using technology and uncovering waste. To maintain competitive advantage.read More.

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Resilient Healthcare Supply Chains for the Real World

The Network Effect

The post Resilient Healthcare Supply Chains for the Real World appeared first on The Network Effect. Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Network Business Supply Chain Management resilience

Why Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) Is Crucial to Your Business

River Logic

In recent years, S&OP has shifted as management has begun redefining the objectives of S&OP to focus on maximizing the value generation for shareholders while appropriately balancing strategic objectives and risk. S&OP Sales and Operations Planning Supply chain analytics S&OE Sales & Operations Execution

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How Covid-19 redesigned the warehouse layout

TradeGecko

Warehouse work isn't something that people can do from home, and as an essential part of a nation's supply chain, warehouse workers will continue to experience COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace for the foreseeable future. Managing through Coronavirus

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.

Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come. This episode features Blake Thompson, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Feeding America, along with Frank McGuigan (CEO at Transplace). Read more Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace.

How To Manage Your Supply Chain During COVID-19

Demand Solutions

COVID-19 came seemingly out of nowhere, and within a few months of us hearing about it in China, governments all over the world had locked down. Borders were closed, workplaces were shuttered, and travel was restricted to only the most necessary. As a result, supply chains all over the world took a hit. Shortages in raw materials and manufactured goods appeared. Nobody is unaffected. However, you still have a business to run. So what is there to do?

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How Bridgestone is Leveraging Private and Dedicated Fleets to Manage COVID-19 Disruptions [Podcast]

CHAINalytics

In the latest episode of the Freightvine, Bridgestone’s Brad Blizzard joins host Chris Caplice to discuss how the company is dealing with slumping demand by offsetting the cost of their private and dedicated fleets.

Omnichannel Retails Comes Front and Center

Enterra Insights

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered physical stores, retailers were adopting omnichannel strategies to take advantage of the increasingly important consumer digital path to purchase. When the pandemic descended on the economy like a curtain at the end of Broadway play, retailers were only left with online sales involving home delivery or curbside pickup. Petr Svoboda ( @petrsvob ), CEO of Shopsys, has been urging retailers to focus more sharply on online sales for nearly twenty years.

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.

Editor’s Pick: Impact of COVID-19 on Waste Management Industry

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 RouteSmart Technologies’ blog discusses waste collection during the COVID-19 crisis and what the industry could look like in. Read more Editor’s Pick: Impact of COVID-19 on Waste Management Industry.

Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! Post-pandemic article and permission to publish here provided by Joe Carson, CEO of Spend Strategies, LLC. Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic the talk of a settled “new normal” gives us hope for stability and a return to what was before.

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Resiliency in the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain

Americold

Food is not only a necessity, it’s a comfort. Having a good day? Grab some ice cream! Having a bad day? Make it a double scoop. But have you ever stopped to think about how your food goes from manufacturer to table? Food Safety Visibility in Supply Chain Frozen produce Temperature-controlled infrastructure food security COVID-19 supply chain food supply chain temperature-controlled supply chain

Memorial Day 2020

Enterra Insights

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. In normal times, people look to forward to vacations, picnics, and other outdoor activities; however, these aren’t normal times and this Memorial Day is different. Memorial Day was created to remember and honor those who have fallen during conflicts both past and present. This Memorial Day finds us fighting a new kind of war — this time, with a virus.

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.

Geodis delivers 13 million masks to the US with the help of an Antonov AN-124 aircraft

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Geodis, the global supply chain operator, has transported 13 million masks from China to the US utilising an Antonov AN-124, the world’s second largest aircraft

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What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Consider our lives before the pandemic. Goods and materials were continually traveling across borders. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. In the business sector, each day consisted of dozens of ungloved handshakes, introductions, and meetings.

The “New Normal” in the Packaging Industry

QAD

Register here for an upcoming webinar where I will cover an in-depth overview of the “new normal” in the packaging industry. It is amazing to see what the packaging industry has accomplished during the peak of the COVID-19 health crisis in terms of supporting essential businesses. The crisis is not yet behind us, but it is already time to start looking at the current environment as the “new normal”, at least for now.

A Coronavirus Supply Chain Success Story: Public-Private Team Effort to Get Logistics Tech to 1st Responders

Savi

As the CEO of a supply chain visibility technology company, I am well aware of the irony of my own firm becoming a victim of supply chain disruption. But as the world deals with the immense and unprecedented impact of the coronavirus, even Savi was not able to avoid supply chain issues. When your customer is the U.S.

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.