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The Future of the Supply Chain is Taking Shape Today

Pivot88

The COVID-19 crisis is sparking one of the most challenging times since World War II, hitting both brands and manufacturers, in all industries. By causing blow after blow to both supply and demand, the pandemic has developed a huge storm, affecting everybody’s supply chain. Indeed, developing an effective supply chain response to the coronavirus outbreak is extremely challenging.

What Supply Chain Data Should I Track in 2020?

Cerasis

Supply chain data management requires attention to detail and a mechanism in place that provides analytics, or insights, to gain actionable knowledge. Risk exists around data when it is incorrectly or inaccurately collected and shared. To ensure your organization applies data correctly and generates meaningful KPIs, supply chain leaders must know the challenges of data tracking, how it improves.read More. The post What Supply Chain Data Should I Track in 2020?

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Supply Chain Planning: the Importance of KISS

DynaSys

Complex Supply Chain Planning solutions may not always be the best or the most efficient. When designing a supply chain planning solution or a process it is very important to follow K.I.S.S principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid), a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960 stating that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should be a key goal in design, and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.

Amplify Your Supply Chain While Capitalizing on your IT Infrastructure

Logility

Ampacet Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of the pelletized pigments that add colors to plastics. The company spans the globe with 12 manufacturing sites on four continents. Managing the supply chain of such a global enterprise is challenging. “We’d We’d never had a global view of our organization,” explained John Smith, Data Warehousing Manager. “We We had reports from different facilities around the globe in different formats, at different times, and with different data.

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.

Beer, Wine and Liquor – The Alcoholic Beverage Industry During Covid-19

Kuebix

Social distancing has redefined business operations and everyday life throughout the country. Companies are changing their traditional business models to adapt to rules and regulations put in place to keep customers safe. Those that remain open or are starting to reopen are adapting to significant changes in consumer buying habits. One of these significant consumer […]. The post Beer, Wine and Liquor – The Alcoholic Beverage Industry During Covid-19 appeared first on Kuebix.

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How to Optimize Supply Chain Monitoring

All Things Supply Chain

The extent to which the supply chain succeeds or fails impacts all other aspects of a business. Disruptions in logistics cause disruptions in inventory management, which affects sales and customer… General Supply Chain Management supply chain management supply chain monitoring

Cash Management Tips to Survive the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Cash Is King! Creating a Culture Focused on Money Management. Cash is King! If you didn’t realize that before the pandemic, in either your personal lives or at your company, more people certainly understand this adage now. Cash is King ! Without cash you cannot run your household and you cannot keep your business open. The pandemic has made this a very real concern for everyone.

How 2011 Prepared Us for Today

ivalua

The Japanese Earthquake of 2011 and resulting tsunami are not exactly top of mind these days. But the connections between that event and the current Covid-19 crisis are more prominent than most realize. . On Friday March 11, 2011, at about 2:45PM local time, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan struck. The epicenter was more than 40 miles off the Japanese mainland. However, the ocean-based nature of the quake only intensified the destruction.

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4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption

QAD

Global supply chain leaders have broad and continuous experience in expecting the unexpected. They regularly plan for and respond to regulatory changes, natural disasters, labor strikes, fluctuating tariffs and other disruptive events. Common disruptions, like late shipments or unexpected short orders result in mild irritation compared to the more disruptive events like COVID-19. . How do Disruptive Events Impact the Supply Chain?

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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 Health: 5 Disruption Prevention Strategies That Work

Cerasis

Last mile has never been more important than today. During times of massive disruption, the right supply chain management strategies can boost visibility, lower risk, and increase speed of service. Unfortunately, disruptions often occur with little, if any warning, putting company profitability and efficiency at risk. Last mile health, including e-commerce logistics, also suffers irreparable.read More.

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. When it happens, supply chain managers can sometimes face a level of disruption that goes beyond the threshold of correction. The COVID-19 outbreak was one such situation. However, major disruptions are not just sparked by global crises. Upheavals in one country can heavily impact manufacturers worldwide, too. For example, the 2011 T?hoku

Fast Track Program to Transform the Healthcare Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The post Fast Track Program to Transform the Healthcare Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Demand-Driven Featured Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Resilience Visibility

Conquering the Explosion of Supply Chain Planning Data

Logility

Companies across all industries and sizes struggle to make sense of and value from the available mountains of data. Structured and unstructured data including that from social media, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain sources continue to stream in but much is left untouched. Organizations are simply overwhelmed.

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.

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. Global warming is affecting almost every aspect of life because of the climate repercussions caused by carbon emissions. There are various campaigns and strategies currently being implemented by different industries to curb this.read More.

Resilient Supply Chains: Are We Poised for the Next Era in Planning?

ToolsGroup

Supply chain planning concepts have been around for nearly half a century, but now many converging factors and technologies are ushering in a new era for this mature supply chain solution. We believe Gartner’s report, “Mastering Uncertainty: The Rise of Resilient Supply Chain Planning”1 takes a challenging stance by imploring supply chain leaders to adapt their planning strategies to better navigate today’s unpredictable markets.

Applying The Hard Lessons of COVID-19 to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reexamine so much of what society took for granted before the virus outbreak. What lessons have we learned to date that will prepare us when the next crisis hits? It’s a critical question for those of us in the industry. The pandemic completely exposed the world’s dependence upon a highly complex, fragmented and inefficient global supply chain.

COVID-19, Labeling, and Supply Chain Continuity Webinar

Loftware

It’s no surprise that companies have shifted priorities as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Aside from individual health impacts, businesses are responding in several different ways to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus on their supply chain. To uncover the impact of COVID-19 on your labeling and supply chain, Loftware will be hosting a live, 30-minute webinar, Covid-19, Labeling, and Supply Chain Continuity. Labeling Barcode Labeling

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.

Post-pandemic Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

“As countries shut down, stock markets crumble and economic activity slows to a crawl,” writes Yossi Sheffi ( @YossiSheffi ), the Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “it is hard to believe that in a few months the coronavirus crisis may be over.”[1] ”[1] The pandemic may be over; however, consequences of the pandemic will remain.

ToolsGroup’s COVID-19 Action Center Offers Support for Swift and Efficient Response to Supply Chain Disruptions

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 5, 2020) ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today announced a new online COVID-19 Supply Chain Action Center and resources to help companies quickly respond to Coronavirus risks and speed supply chain recovery.

Worker Safety: Decontamination Robots to the Rescue

Logistics Viewpoints

Workers across many industries don't feel safe during this pandemic. Autonomous mobile robots emitting UV light can help kill COVID-19 microbes and keep workers safe. The post Worker Safety: Decontamination Robots to the Rescue appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Risk Management Sustainability worker safety

Collaborate to Win – Unlocking Supply Chain Innovation & Value

ivalua

The post Collaborate to Win – Unlocking Supply Chain Innovation & Value 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.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. As founding CEO Cliff Morris explains, they’re seeking to disrupt the market and replace the current go-to with their own solution-coated material that can be used in flexible devices that are becoming more commonplace.

Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough

Talking Logistics

Among other things, supply chain digital transformation is about eliminating waste from the value chain. This includes eliminating manual and paper-based business processes, which remains prevalent in many logistics and delivery operations. Processing paper documents is time consuming and labor intensive; it also contributes to the data quality problem that continues to plague many companies. Read more Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough.

Blue Yonder ICON: Supply Chains Can Save the World

Logistics Viewpoints

As an analyst at ARC Advisory Group, this is normally my busy travel time of the year. Along with my colleagues Steve Banker and Clint Reiser, I am usually attending a number of industry and customer events across the country. However, this year things are very different; coronavirus is pushing these events to online virtual affairs. Yesterday, I attended Day 1 of Blue Yonder ICON and DEVCON, the company’s virtual user conference initially scheduled to […].

Collaborate to Win – Unlocking Supply Chain Innovation & Value

ivalua

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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.