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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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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.

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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

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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.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Growing Role of AI in Supply Chain Management

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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

Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season?

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, Logitsyx Technologies asks if retailers are ready for peak season. Peak season is always stressful for the retail industry, but the COVID-19 pandemic could create more issues than usual. Retailers can no longer rely on their usual playbooks, with planning cycles completely upended. For example, there is […].

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.

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.