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Three Key Attributes of Resilient Supply Chains

American Global Logistics

Is your business prepared to survive a major supply chain disruption? If not, consider this. Two years after a major disruption, stock prices of unprepared businesses have lost up to forty percent of their value. (K. Hendricks & V. Singhal, See p.1.)

The Omnichannel Retail Report: COVID-19's Impact on Consumer Expectations


We asked 500 consumers about online shopping preferences. Here’s what they said


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Tracking the Supply Chain KPI’s That Matter

Industry Star

Are your current KPIs legacies from the past? Do your current KPIs enable your company goals? We need to be purposeful with the KPIs we choose to track and prioritize. The post Tracking the Supply Chain KPI’s That Matter appeared first on IndustryStar Solutions.

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A World in Flux: Global Supply Chain Predictions for 2021


In episode seven of Be Ready for Anything, industry insider Bob Ferrari discusses the pivotal factors affecting global supply chain revitalization in the coming year. Discover how to pinpoint your investments in supply chain management and regain your balance, even in a shifting marketplace.

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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.

Winter Storm Alert: Major Snowstorm Threatens the Rockies and High Plains


Meteorologists at are predicting “a major snowstorm will likely pummel parts of the Rockies and High Plains this weekend with over a foot of snow that could snarl travel, damage trees and knock out power in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska.”

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International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge

DELMIA Quintiq

Celebrated on March 8 every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day dedicated to honoring the achievements of women throughout history and across the globe.

My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management is a team sport. Just as there are many flavors of sports teams, there are many types of supply chains. Success depends on a team pulling together against a common goal. Team play requires clear rule-definition, timekeepers, referees, and coaches.

Do You Really Understand What’s Driving Your Demand Planning Processes?


Descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics should be combined to optimize your demand planning processes.

The Map Is Not the Territory

SCM Research

One of the most interesting articles I have read recently is The Map Is Not the Territory: A Boundary Objects Perspective on Supply Chain Mapping by Fabbe-Costes and her coauthors (IJOPM, 2020).

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.

Purchasing Manufacturing Network Design Software? Consider These Factors

River Logic

Manufacturing network design software focuses on optimizing plant locations, capacity, and product flow paths. It can span what-ifs on internal production optionality versus outsourced production.

Supply Chains: Post COVID Readiness

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed but it looks like there is some light at the end of the COVID 19 tunnel and it is not a train, hopefully. Getting back to normal is a top of mind desire for everyone but that normal will not be how we operated in 2019.

Supply Chain Management in a Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

Experts tell us the virus causing COVID-19 is probably here to stay — along with all the variants of the virus. Shelly Xuelai Fan ( @ShellyFan ), a neuroscientist-turned-science writer, explains, “Coronavirus is almost synonymous with Covid-19, social distancing, and frustration.

Gartner Research: 3 Trends Shaping Future Supply Chains


The post Gartner Research: 3 Trends Shaping Future Supply Chains appeared first on AIMMS

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Experimenting Our Way Towards The Evolution Of Logistics


Co-authored by Rebecca Wright (Head of Marketing, Twill) & Eytan Buchman (CMO Freightos Group). With customer expectations continuously on the rise and as technological progress continues, logistics companies need to explore new ways of innovation.

ToolsGroup Discusses Supply Chain Planning, Machine Learning, and the Covid Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

As part of ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Kathleen Geraghty, Vice President of North American Sales at ToolsGroup. During our conversation, we touched on a number of topics around the supply chain planning market.

Manufacturers Must Adapt to Changing CPG Landscape

Enterra Insights

Like seasons of the year, business landscapes are constantly changing. Nolan Bushnell ( @NolanBushnell ), an entrepreneur best known for establishing Atari and the Chuck E. Cheese, asserts, “Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant.

Achieving Autonomous Supply Chain Planning; an expert interview

Supply Chain Trend

Hi there, hope you are all safe, sane and healthy! I recently got interviewed by Bethanie Maples about my Foresight article; ‘Autonomous or Lights out Planning, what’s really required?’

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.

Guide to a Successful Leap to Warp Speed in Central / Supply Planning – LP Genie


Learn when it is time to move from RCCP to LP Genie for your CPE as part of your organization’s journey pulling from years in the trenches and current ongoing activities with clients.

Forecasting E-Commerce Demand: Mastering Variability in Your Supply Chain Network


The rise of e-commerce changes everything. But the tools and processes needed to forecast e-commerce demand reliably can increase your accuracy no matter how you do business. See how you can improve efficiencies across all channels and future-proof your business.

Grandmas Have Discovered the Joys of eCommerce

Enterra Insights

Long before the pandemic forced shoppers online, the trend was clear: Consumers were increasingly taking the digital path to purchase.

[Video] The Reality of Last Mile Delivery Challenges

Talking Logistics

The end-to-end supply chain consists of many parts, but the rise of e-commerce (especially over the past year due to the pandemic) has put the spotlight on last mile delivery. What makes last mile delivery so complex? How has the pandemic transformed this process?

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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.

Celebrating Women’s History Month in the Supply Chain


March is an especially important month as it’s Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is today! The first Women’s History Day was held in 1909 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the garment workers’ strike when 15,000 women marched through lower Manhattan.

As Freight Volumes & Tender Rejections Increase, Why Shipper-of-Choice Status Becomes More Critical

C3 Solutions

Rejections and freight volumes continue to grow in the supply chain.

Industry 4.0 was Delayed, not Cancelled, by the Pandemic

Enterra Insights

The late Beatle John Lennon once stated, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” ” If manufacturers didn’t believe that truism before, they certainly believe now it — thanks to 2020. Industry 4.0 was Delayed, not Cancelled, by the Pandemic.

Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Violations in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Achieving timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility has been, remains, and will probably always be a top priority for companies.

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.