Sat.Jun 20, 2020 - Fri.Jun 26, 2020

Freight Customer Experience: 5 Reasons Why 3PLs & Shippers Are Improving the Customer Experience

MercuryGate

The customer experience is more important than ever. Each aspect of the supply chain is subject to the scrutiny of customer service levels.

How the Virtual Twin Experience Can Help Manufacturers Ramp Up Production While Implementing Social Distancing in Factories

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturers are reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their operations and supply chains. Production plans have been disrupted due to changes in demand, raw material supply and workforce availability.

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How Technology Can Make Supply Chains Resilient in a Post-Pandemic World

All Things Supply Chain

The need for real-time tracking, accurate and timely delivery systems makes supply chain management ripe for technological innovation.

Sustainable Packaging is Here to Stay!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy. Sustainable Packaging article and permission to publish here provided by Erich Lawson. Do you know what all big brands have in common? Eco-friendly packaging!

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.

Adopting Digital Payments: 3 Reasons For Supply Chain Companies

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Sydney Wess with Clutch who gives us 3 reasons supply chain companies should be adopting digital payment options. Amid the global COVID-19 crisis, more and more consumers are seeking out methods of contactless, cashless payment.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. Moreover, it’s vital to the health of the global economy.

Supply Chain Management – Autonomous is Far Away and Resiliency is Needed Now

Arkieva

Over the past few years, the chatter about the role of AI to “optimize” supply chain has been almost endless. Some of the material is great, other is hype, some conjecture, and in most cases, we will not know the impact.

The missing puzzle piece in your supply chain tech stack

Alloy

Until now, digital supply chain technology has focused on two core needs: planning and execution. Companies can select from a diverse set of planning solutions to drive increasingly complex S&OP processes.

Predictive vs. Prescriptive vs. Cognitive Supply Chain Analytics

Blue Ridge

Supply chain analytics is a fuzzy area for many. Lora Cecere tells the difference between predictive analytics, prescriptive and cognitive analytics. The post Predictive vs. Prescriptive vs. Cognitive Supply Chain Analytics appeared first on Blue Ridge.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

AI This. Not So Fast.

Supply Chain Shaman

Grounded during this pandemic, and unable to interact with clients in person, I try to write 3,000 words a day. Morning after morning, fueled by good black coffee, I type away. I share insights, based on research, for the supply chain leader.

On-Demand Delivery Platforms: The Renewed Focus on Becoming a Shipper-of-Choice

Cerasis

The rise of the consumer and immense power in the hands of buyers represents a significant change to standard supply chain management. It’s not enough to simply offer a fantastic product.

Held Hostage by Minimum Order Quantity

Talking Logistics

“It’s hot in here, isn’t it?” I asked my wife. I walked over to the thermostat and although the air conditioning was running, the house temp was over 80 degrees. “I I think something’s wrong with the AC,” I said.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 20 -26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Baseball is back! Well, sort of. After a long series of negotiations, Major League Baseball and its players have finally agreed on a format to begin the 2020 season. The season is set to begin in late July and will be condensed to a 60-game schedule with a number of changes from a normal season.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Supply Chain Resilience – Four measures get supply chains into shape

All Things Supply Chain

The coronavirus pandemic has damaged many supply chains and, in some cases, even caused them to collapse altogether.

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations?

Supply Chain in High School

Talking Logistics

In March 2011, I wrote a post making the case that, like in baseball, the supply chain and logistics industry needed a farm system to attract and develop the next generation of leaders.

Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border Trade

Logistics Viewpoints

companies that conduct significant volumes of cross-border manufacturing and trade with Mexico have had to contend with a variety of challenges since 2019, including tariff threats, the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain and the subsequent challenges of restarting idled manufacturing, and the forthcoming implementation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The post Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border Trade appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

A Big Picture Approach to Optimizing Packaging Costs

CHAINalytics

Your packaging material suppliers can be useful resources to lean on when optimizing your material spend. But a more holistic perspective on your packaging needs and supply chain network can yield more significant savings.

The next generation of freight analytics is coming soon

DAT Solutions

DAT has acquired the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, allowing us to give our customers unrivaled logistical insight and a stunning 360-degree view of the entire supply chain from both the contract and spot side of the market. DAT Product News

E-commerce and the Cold Grocery Supply Chain

Americold

Business as usual. COVID-19 put this cliché on ice and has introduced us to unprecedented times and new normals, rocking business models to their core and forcing change where none was wanted.

The current Supply Chain needs long-lasting learning transformation

Prophetic Technology

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

The Retail Apocalypse Deepens

Enterra Insights

Years before the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down economies, analysts were writing about the retail apocalypse and what it would take for brick-and-mortar retailers to survive. Analysts generally cite three contributing factors for the retail apocalypse: overbuilding, too much debt, and e-commerce (aka the Amazon Effect). Suzanne Kapner and Sarah Nassauer ( @SarahNassauer ) insist the pandemic is finishing what Amazon started.[1]

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Reshaping Supply Chain and Logistics for Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

Supply-chain and logistics providers should consider these four strategic actions

Heroes of the Supply Chain

Resilinc

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Adapting Pharmaceutical Companies’ Distribution and Supply Networks

Jaggaer

Pharmaceutical companies have complex supply chains that are often not optimized to their full potential. Pharmaceutical materials must be closely monitored as they go through the pipeline, bringing a unique set of challenges.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.