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How to Track Shipments with Disposable GPS Trackers


GPS tracking devices are an invaluable tool for many businesses that ship goods. There are a number of problems that can occur when goods are in transit, making real-time visibility essential for shipping companies. However, outfitting shipments with GPS tracking to get real-time location updates can be expensive, but the industry has found a cost-effective and efficient solution through disposable GPS trackers. Supply Chain Visibility Tive

Getting To Know DDMRP


BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION. In the recent past, businesses have seen rapid changes in customer behavior and technology use as well as a rise in social media’s ability to influence buying decisions. Because customers are more demanding, organizations are now forced to produce more personalized products (made to order), rather than rely on traditional manufacturing models, where different variants are produced and then sold into the market (made to stock).


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The History of Shipment Tracking


Modern shipment tracking might not seem like a big issue. It’s a simple process that simply shows the package’s last known location. In today’s world, shipment tracking sounds new and innovative, but humanity has been tracking shipments for longer than many realize. And with demand for more shipping growing across all carriers, the need for faster more accurate tracking will increase. According to Cargobot , “on a typical day, UPS handles over 20.7

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How does your business look as a consequence of the pandemic?

Prophetic Technology

The future for many enterprises is a weak possibility of getting ahead as a consequence of the pandemic. Top businesses as British Airways and Tesco give the first steps to change direction to redesign their processes. supply chain risk management

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.

3 COVID-19 Hangover Cures for Supply Chain Executives: Part 1

Blue Ridge

COVID-19 is forcing a hangover on supply chain executives. Part 1 of this series offers a cure to the symptom of supply extremes: supply chain visibility. The post 3 COVID-19 Hangover Cures for Supply Chain Executives: Part 1 appeared first on Blue Ridge. Blogs and Articles collaboration covid-19 supply chain planning

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Data Analytics for Your CPG Company


Learn about: Understanding CPG data analytics The differences among observational data, activity data, and sales data Data analytics solutions for CPGs. CEOs of successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies know they need to make clear-cut decisions in order to be true business leaders. One poor decision can be disastrous. . As far as the CPG industry is concerned, employing a data-backed business strategy is crucial for success where there is minimal scope for wrong decisions.

Omnichannel Demand- The New Normal in Retail

Vanguard Software

For retailers who are still not prepared for the rapid omnichannel switch, now is the time to take action. Retailers will have to redesign their supply chains. Retail Demand Planning Demand Sensing

Decline In Performance in Consumer Products. Are You To Blame?

Supply Chain Shaman

On Thursday morning, I began an engagement with a food manufacturer attempting to drive “Supply Chain 2.0. When I asked for a definition, the phone was silent. The answer was not clear to them. They wished that I had not answered the question… ) So, I want to give you a helping hand. My observation? Most companies have a hairy, audacious goal, but have failed to give it definition. The names vary– Industry 4.0,

How to Protect Against Supply-Chain 'Earthquakes'

Supply Chain Brain

You might say the coronavirus pandemic is bringing about a seismic shift in attitudes toward supply-chain risk

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!

Get Started Using Machine Learning for New Product Forecasting


New product introductions (NPI) are critical to any company’s success, but many of them never become household names. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 80 percent of new product launches in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry fail. Adding to this already uphill battle, we don’t have trustworthy new product forecasting methods because forecasting new products with no sales data is very hit-and-miss.

How to Increase the Value of Your Last Mile Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

Delivery man carrying cardboard boxes and loading them in a mini van. In my previous blog post , I talked about the factors that make last mile logistics one of the most complex and expensive parts of the supply chain. I also looked at DELMIA Quintiq Logistics Planner for the Last Mile , an out-of-the-box solution to optimize last mile planning. In this blog post, you’ll find out how this solution is uniquely suited to help meet your consumer expectations in a cost-efficient way.

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Target Reverse Logistics: Start With the Top Challenges in the Reverse Supply Chain


Establishing clear channels for the routing of reverse logistics represents a significant challenge in the modern supply-chain. Organizations that successfully target reverse logistics challenges can streamline the returns management process and lower total freight spend. As a result, supply chain executives need to understand the top challenges in the reverse supply chain and their More.

Achieving Healthcare Transformation, Powered by Supply Chain


The healthcare provider world is facing tremendous strain as a result of the pandemic. I have some real context of this, living in NYC and having a family member that works at a hospital. While it is a difficult time, you have to also applaud the heroic efforts of this industry as a whole. On the flip side, the pandemic has highlighted the long standing need for digital transformation within healthcare.

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.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Revisiting Ericsson

SCM Research

Norrman & Jansson’s (2004) case study on Ericsson’s supply chain risk management (SCRM) practices is definitely part of the canon of SCM literature. After 15 years, it was time for an update. Together with Andreas Norrman, I visited Ericsson in Stockholm to investigate their SCRM practices. The results can now be found in our new article, The Development of Supply Chain Risk Management over Time: Revisiting Ericsson.

TMS and Digital Freight: The Experts Speak

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to TMS and digital freight, there is a lot of interest. More and more TMS suppliers are integrating digital marketplaces into their core TMS offering. As the supply chain world continues down its digital transformation path, digital brokers can play an integral role in easing capacity constraints, opening up new lanes, and providing a benchmarking tool for shippers. It is certainly an exciting time for the TMS market.

Searching for New Ways to Reach Your Customers?


There is no question that face to face engagement is one of, if not the best way to generate traction and create relationships with potential business. It allows you to network with peers and secure essential industry information that helps drive decision making and ultimately supply chain efficiencies. Unfortunately, we are facing an unprecedented time where in-person tradeshows, conferences, and meetings have been cancelled or postponed. Labeling events COVID-19

Achieving Resilience in the Manufacturing Supply Chain – Research & Learnings from Leading Manufacturers


The post Achieving Resilience in the Manufacturing Supply Chain – Research & Learnings from Leading Manufacturers appeared first on Ivalua

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.

Is Globalization Changing or Dying? Part One.

Enterra Insights

When media outlets like The Economist and Financial Times start publishing eulogies for globalization, you know something has changed on the world stage. Economist journalists bluntly ask, “Has covid-19 killed globalization?”[1] ”[1] They note, “Even before the pandemic, globalization was in trouble. The open system of trade that had dominated the world economy for decades had been damaged by the financial crash and the Sino-American trade war.

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4 Ways Supply Chain Modeling Enhances Enterprise Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain modeling is essential to substantiated resiliency analysis and to the planning of risk responses. A supply chain model is the digital representation of the structure, product flows and policies of a physical supply chain. It is created by transforming data into predetermined structures, so that such data templates can be used in conjunction with mathematical algorithms, to determine improved future state structures, product flows and policies.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Can Help “Future-Proof” Supply Chains


Over the past couple of months, most supply chains have weathered an unexpected storm. Rules and regulations are updated frequently in order for manufacturers, retailers and distributors to continue delivering. There’s no doubt that supply chains are feeling strained as they continue to adapt to these circumstances while operating efficiently and cost-effectively. Machine learning and […].

Managing the Coronavirus Risk to the Supply Chain

Supply Chains Rock

Managing the Coronavirus Risk to the Supply Chain A year ago, who could have predicted that every business would be affected by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Unfortunately, we’ve all learned the truth of the matter. In the months since the disease was first classified as a pandemic, no industry in the country has been spared. Troubles in Supply Chains Consumers across the country have been

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.

Keep Your Shipments Going With Fewer Trucks


The last four months have been tough on freight transportation. Specifically in India, we witnessed a combined surge in demand for essential products with a shortage of trucks – and, most critically, drivers. This begs the question then: Can a company deliver more loads with fewer vehicles? In our experience, the answer is “yes.” Logistics … The post Keep Your Shipments Going With Fewer Trucks appeared first on Chainalytics.

Sustainable Businesses in the Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

When the world shutdown as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many urban areas experienced something they hadn’t seen for years — clean air and clear skies. This turn of events demonstrated how quickly human activity can change the environment in which we live. Experiencing clean air and clear skies had many people wondering why politicians and business leaders were quick to respond to the pandemic but have been slow to counter climate change.

Scenario Planning: Supply Chains Need a Plan


It’s a universal truth that in supply chains there has to be a plan. A plan of what is going to be sold, a plan of what inventory is needed to meet the demand, a plan of what to make, and a plan of what to buy. The accuracy of those plans might be questionable, but ultimately for a supply chain to function there has to be some form of plan that is driving decision making.

Top 7 Digital Transformation Technologies For The Supply Chain


,Industry, 4.0 has ,gradually ,brought about new operational changes to conventional Supply Chain and Logistics ,activities in particular, Under the increased demands of modern consumerist culture, businesses are also developing their own desires, which range from automating manual processes, improving transportation management to ensuring operational transparency through information technology applications in Logistics.

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.