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The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: Mitigating Customer Stockouts (and Not Just of Toilet Paper)

Elementum

Restaurants are giving away toilet paper with to-go orders — even the coveted two-ply. Handsanitizer has become a black market item. Empty shelves are a familiar sight and it’s tempting to go to the grocery store as a way to gauge if we’re recovering from the severe demand and supply shock caused by COVID-19. This is our new normal.

Why Supply Chain Agility Needs to be the Next Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

The rug has been pulled out from beneath us. Doing things the same way we’ve always done them will no longer serve us, so we can’t simply put it back in its place. In fact, the definition of pulling the rug out from underneath someone is that doing so causes their plans to fail, because they have little recourse or time to respond adequately. It’s a fitting metaphor for the world’s supply chains, which have […].

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Turn into a Prescriptive Analytics Expert

Prophetic Technology

Prescriptive Analytics turns you into a Strategic Business partner through the transformational-value of your business. Prescriptive Analytics nowadays has good market penetrations, and it is likely to extend even further by 2020. supply chain analytics

Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit

Logility

The fundamental challenge in retail is one of balance. More specifically, balancing the need to achieve the company’s fiscal objectives, execute effectively at the store level and satisfy customers. The sheer complexity of modern omni-channel retailing makes this difficult. Given how critical this balance is, I am amazed when I hear many retailers rely on a combination of spreadsheets and assumptions to drive the plan.

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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.

Backorders and Their Effect on Supply Chain

SupplyPike

Learn about: The benefits of backorders The challenges of backorder processing The best ways to manage backorders in retail. Successful suppliers can still sell their products to customers even if they don’t have the inventory. To do so, they use backorders. Backordering is the process of giving your customers the facility of placing orders even when you have insufficient stock.

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Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS

SnapFulfil

What has struck me most about COVID-19 so far is the rapid business response to the crisis. Brands are switching up their game plan and capitalizing on the e-commerce surge by going direct-to-consumer (D2C). warehouse management systems e-commerce

Battered by Trade War and COVID-19, What’s Next for Southeast Asia?

Supply Chain Brain

In the face of plummeting external demand and supply-chain disruption throughout the region, insolvencies are expected to jump 25% this year

Avoiding Data Driven Disasters – Operations Management (OM) To The Rescue

Arkieva

If you are thinking “machine learning and AI” will save you from data disasters – think again as the pandemic behavior is playing havoc with machine learning models. Avoiding Data Driven Disasters – Operations Management (OM) To The Rescue was first posted on June 3, 2020 at 8:04 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Digital Transformation: Are You Giving Inventory Management the Attention it Deserves?

DSI

We call a digital transformation a journey for a reason – it’s a multi-step process with stops and adjustments along the way. It need not be a rocky journey; with the right solution in place and the right team along for the ride, it can be smooth(er) sailing. A digital transformation is different for everyone, but they all involve making an organization more productive and efficient with technology solutions that streamline processes.

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!

Last Mile Cost Control: The Supply Chain’s Inevitable 2020 Problem

Cerasis

It appears new technology developments and advanced systems continue to push the boundaries of efficiency in logistics, but last mile savings remain elusive. And, last mile cost control is becoming more difficult for both urban and rural deliveries to consumers and business. According to Business Insider, “in rural areas, delivery points along a particular route.read More.

How can OEMs Mitigate the Effect of an Economic Slowdown?

DELMIA Quintiq

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Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was six, my mother volunteered me for a new polio vaccine trial. It was risky, but my determined mother took a chance. She believed in science and patted my shoulder reassuringly as I rolled up my sleeve. During my toddler years, polio fear gripped the nation. Mothers, anxious that children would catch the disease swimming, kept families secluded indoors in the sweltering heat in the days before air conditioning.

Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

ivalua

A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. There are many supply chain management lessons to learn from the Covid-19 crisis. However, some organizations are better prepared to weather this storm than others.

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.

The Growing Role of AI in Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

In today’s world, it isn’t really all that hard to imagine how technology is going to continue to change our lives. What’s probably harder is imagining going back to a time before technology and trying to imagine yourself adjusting to that lifestyle. For many of us, not only is it hard to imagine, but it.read More. The post The Growing Role of AI in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain Technology ai-in-supply-chain

The Consumer-Direct Strategy Part 2: How to Strengthen Your Direct to Consumer Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The post The Consumer-Direct Strategy Part 2: How to Strengthen Your Direct to Consumer Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Logistics Network Business Platforms Supply Chain Management Transportation direct-to-consumer

Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

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 Greg Ackner, VP at Capital Logistics, Jay Gustafson, SVP of Marketplace Solutions at Echo Global Logistics, Read more Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes.

New Ivalua Research Finds a Lack of Digitisation and Focus on Costs is Hindering Supplier Collaboration

ivalua

Significant opportunities to improve CSR performance, increase profitability and accelerate innovation linked to improving supplier collaboration. 3rd June, London, UK – Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions, has announced the findings of a worldwide study of supply chain, procurement, sales and finance business leaders on the current state of collaboration in procurement.

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.

The Future of Drones is Now

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the last several years we have written about what the future of drones holds for supply chains. As technology has improved and regulations have eased, drones have increasingly made their way into the conversation around home delivery. However, there are still a number of obstacles to clear before this becomes a common option across the country. Other opportunities for drones abound and when looking at the overall state of drone usage, it appears as […].

How Automation is Providing Businesses with a Way to Move Forward

Kuebix

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically altered the traditional business model. Companies looking to resume business are searching for ways to operate at a normal pace while maintaining new standards regarding cleanliness and social distancing. While wide-scale automation has always seemed like an inevitable part of the future, the pandemic is undoubtedly accelerating the push. According […]. The post How Automation is Providing Businesses with a Way to Move Forward appeared first on Kuebix.

The Brittle China/U.S. Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

According to Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, “There’s almost no industry sector — and when I say that, I mean manufacturing and nonmanufacturing — that isn’t reliant on China in the United States. … If you don’t have a first-tier supplier who’s sourcing from China, then your supplier’s supplier is.”[1] ”[1] When people hear statements like that, their first thought is often, “The United States has a China problem.”

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June 22, 2020 / 11:00 AM ESTAchieving Resilience in the Manufacturing Supply Chain – Research & Learnings from Leading Manufacturers

ivalua

The post June 22, 2020 / 11:00 AM EST<br>Achieving Resilience in the Manufacturing Supply Chain – Research & Learnings from Leading Manufacturers appeared first on Ivalua

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.

Repurpose Your Network Model to Make Rapid Decisions

CHAINalytics

The ongoing pandemic highlights the need for companies to make quick and accurate “what-if” decisions concerning their supply chains. However, it can take several months to create a network model from scratch. And even then, it may be hard for leaders to buy into the results without using a proven approach. As recent events demonstrate, … The post Repurpose Your Network Model to Make Rapid Decisions appeared first on Chainalytics.

Do you have a resilient SC to overcome COVID-19?

Prophetic Technology

We could not imagine the tremendous impact COVID-19 have had on our Supply Chains ( SCs ,) and the grave consequences of this outbreak on multiple businesses. Fear has paralysed several companies to rapidly responsD to the catastrophic outcomes. supply chain supplychain risk

Adding Links to Blockchain in Supply Networks

Enterra Insights

Distributed ledger technology (aka blockchain) has many potential uses in supply chain operations. Industry analyst Adrian Gonzalez ( @talkinlogistics ) writes, “Over the past couple of years, no other technology has generated so much hype, and so much confusion, as blockchain.”[1] ”[1] He then asks a series of questions: “Why is there so much interest in blockchain? Where are we today with blockchain adoption in supply chain management?

Quick Guide to Improving Fashion Supply Chain Management

Demand Solutions

The fashion industry is well known for being a tough business. With big companies like Forever 21 having solvency problems, it becomes apparent that any weakness in supply chain or demand forecasting can seriously hurt a fashion company. So what can be done about the fashion supply chain, and how can it be managed better? Here’s an overview of the issues, and how they can be helped. Biggest Issues in Fashion Supply Chain Management.

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.