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COVID-19 in 2021: Supply Chain Organizations’ Biggest Concerns


A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – Supply Chain Organizations Concerns in a Post-Pandemic World. Part Three and final part of our article series. Read Part One 10 COVID-19 Lessons for the Resilient Supply Chain.

Automation is Dead! Long Live Automation!


Seth Patin, CEO of Accelogix, explains why we need a better warehouse automation paradigm that allows companies to automate people and product movements on a flexible software-defined platform rather than a traditional fixed one. By: Seth Patin, Founder & CEO at Accelogix. Warehouse automation as we know it is a walking zombie – an aging paradigm of the initial shift from pallet to case and each based product movements.


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Pandemic drives permanent shift in consumer behaviour

IT Supply Chain

By James Hyde (pictured). CEO of James and James Fulfilment. The post Pandemic drives permanent shift in consumer behaviour appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

A Brief Guide to Minimizing Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021

River Logic

Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning COVID-19

Test Your Knowledge of Sales & Operations Execution

Many supply chain professionals have already taken this assessment spanning across multiple industries and 20 countries. The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your S&OE process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this negatively affects cost and service

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Many SKUs sneak onto FMCG price lists when nobody is looking and this is far from facilitating constructive market development.

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Warehouse Automation in a Time of Rapid Change

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Markus Schmidt, President of Swisslog Americas , about warehousing in today’s environment of rapid and often unpredictable change. The coronavirus pandemic exerted widespread impact on order fulfillment operations.

Bottom Line: What is the ROI of Supply Chain Network Design Software?


We often get asked what kind of return on investment you should expect to see when using our network design technology. Like others in our peer group, we often find ourselves sharing a range based on results typically seen in the market.

12 Steps to a Resilient Enterprise: Part 4 of 4


A Roadmap for Designing an Enterprise that Thrives During Supply Chain Disruptions . Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final installment of our series on building a supply chain that can thrive, not merely survive, during crises and curve balls.

Steps Government Can Take To Bring Resiliency to Their Supply Chain


The post Steps Government Can Take To Bring Resiliency to Their Supply Chain appeared first on Ivalua

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.

Technology Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Talking Logistics

One of the key lessons learned from 2020 is that companies can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines when it comes to investing in technology and digital transformation. This is not only true for manufacturers and retailers, but for logistics service providers (LSPs) too.

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Net-Zero Challenge: The Supply Chain Opportunity

SCM Research

A new World Economic Forum report, entitled Net-Zero Challenge: The Supply Chain Opportunity and co-authored with Boston Consulting Group, showcases “the opportunity that all companies have for huge climate impact through action to decarbonize global supply chains”.

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Tips for Starting a New Logistics Operation During a Pandemic

Kane is Able

Despite the global pandemic, Kane Logistics’ operations team has been in major start-up mode for the last year, with several new logistic operations coming on board. All facilities have started successfully and on schedule. But that success is due to more than just having a good project plan.

Paris 2021 – FR – Panel Discussion – CPOs- 3-45pm


Table ronde : La vision des CPOs pour propager l’innovation au sein de l’entreprise. Le principal obstacle à l’innovation est… le succès ! Les contraintes et les crises incitent à l’innovation ! La crise COVID en remettant en question l’avantage concurrentiel des entreprises, la solidité et résilience de leur Supply Chain, leurs relations avec leurs clients et leurs fournisseurs… s’avère être un formidable accélérateur d’innovations.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Need more flexibility for your transportation teams? Create a variable budget

DAT Solutions

As another tumultuous year looms, supply chain and logistics teams are seeking ways to build robust transportation budgets that better position their businesses to adapt to more pandemic headwinds. . Best Practices and Benchmarks

Mass Personalization: An Emerging Trend and What it Means for Supply Chains


What is Mass Personalization? Personalization is formally defined as “the act of tailoring a product or service based on what customers desire.” Most companies that incorporate personalization have a base product that shoppers can customize as they’re checking out.

The Future of Temperature Controlled Logistics

The Network Effect

The post The Future of Temperature Controlled Logistics appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management

World’s Fifth Fastest Growing Retailer Automates Replenishment Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

E rkan Cerito?lu, lu, the Director of Sales Operations and Supply Chain at A101. A101 is the fifth fastest growing retail company in the world.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

Improving Plant Operations With Simulation: Finding More Factory Inside Your Factory


E-commerce bringing in more business is a good thing—until it isn’t. To prevent your production lines from going down from too little maintenance or your employees burning out from too much overtime, you need a plan to bring more capacity online without breaking the budget.

How To Achieve A Successful Digital Transformation In Manufacturing


Bottom Line: To achieve lasting success with any digital transformation strategy, manufacturers must put employees first then selectively focus on technologies that enable every member of their team to excel and stay connected.

How to Protect Your B2B Distribution Turf Against Amazon Business

IT Supply Chain

By Maryah Merchant (pictured). Product Marketing Manager, Tecsys. The post How to Protect Your B2B Distribution Turf Against Amazon Business appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

America Needs a Tune-up for Its Innovation Engine

Enterra Insights

For a century or more, the United States has been known as one of the most innovative countries on Earth. Mir Sadat ( @Dr_Sadat_USN ), a former National Security Council Policy Director, observes, “From health care to finance, education to navigating space, agriculture to climate research, and from Hollywood to the Pentagon, innovation has been America’s lifeblood.”[1] ”[1] Many pundits now believe America’s innovation engine is sputtering and is in need of tune-up.

Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.

How Pharma Cold Chain Requirements Could Change Overtime

All Things Supply Chain

It goes without saying that 2020 has placed stress on numerous sectors. However, while some are starting to learn how to operate under new regulations, cold chain transporters subjected to… General Logistics cold chain COVID-19 COVID19 vaccine Pharmaceutical supply chain pharmaceuticals

Putting Supply Chains on Autopilot with Ali Raza

The Logistics of Logistics

Putting Supply Chains on Autopilot with Ali Raza. Ali Raza and Joe Lynch discuss putting supply chains on autopilot. Ali is a theory of constraints (TOC) practitioner who founded a company to help supply chains to improve throughput. About Ali Raza. Ali Raza is the Founder and CEO of Throughput, Inc., an AI-Powered software to help companies run leaner, faster, smoother, and safer operations out of the box.

How the Asia Ecommerce Boom is Changing the Logistics Business

CH Robinson Logistics

The boom in ecommerce poses novel challenges to the logistics industry. Online shoppers expect convenience, flexibility, and a high-quality shopping experience.

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Trends 2021: Machine Learning

Enterra Insights

In both the academic and business arenas, there is a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence (AI); however, many computer experts point out that the term applies to so many different techniques it is often meaningless. Eric Siegel ( @predictanalytic ), a former computer science professor at Columbia University, writes, “The much better, precise term would instead usually be machine learning — which is genuinely powerful and everyone oughta be excited about it.”[1]

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Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?