2020

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Supply Chain Resilience: Powering Through Crisis

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

The onset of the COVID-19 unveiled grave dissonances in the supply chain of major grocery and retail stores that resulted in a loss of revenue.

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Get Started Using Machine Learning for New Product Forecasting

ToolsGroup

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.

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5 Steps for Optimizing Waste Management at Your Warehouse

IT Supply Chain

By Erich Lawson (pictured) Online Marketing Manager of Compactor Management Company

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects. Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production. L ogistics providers like Maersk are forced to announce blank sailings due to curtailed demand. Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Reviving Retail: How to Expand Fulfillment Operations to Meet Holiday Sales Volumes

Tompkins Blog

As discussed in our last post, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel rapid e-commerce growth, with online sales in May up nearly 93% over the previous year, according to a recent Mastercard SpendingPulse report. While many businesses already received the green light to reopen, a recent surge of coronavirus cases is now causing more consumers to turn to online shopping and even prompting some retailers to voluntarily shut down stores again, like Apple recently did in several states.

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Inventory Management – Navigating the Trenches Without Losing Sight of the Big Picture

Arkieva

Inventory comes in many forms and flavors; it is the critical element of supply chains that enable a firm to respond quickly and take advantage of scale. However, managing inventory is one of the most. Inventory Management – Navigating the Trenches Without Losing Sight of the Big Picture was first posted on July 22, 2020 at 7:59 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember standing in the temperature screening queue in Doha. As the line wound around multiple stations, my backpack cut into my shoulders. I was tired and cranky as I read the overview of MERS. As an United States resident, I was blissfully unaware of this virus and worried about catching my flight to Singapore. My ignorance of a potential pandemic was low.

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What is Multimodal Shipping?

GlobalTranz

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded. The supply chain has been suffering due to the growing conglomerates like.read More.

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Industry Trends in High Technology Manufacturing & Operations

DELMIA Quintiq

High Tech remains one of the most vibrant, innovative and fast paced industries in the world. Even with global disruption from COVID-19, demand for products has remained positive, albeit with far less predictability! As consumers, we continue to drive this demand for new products and experiences and the challenges for companies to keep up have become extreme: Sudden shortages of supply and supply chain networks Increasing regulatory pressures New form factors and integration into other products

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Digitalization is accelerating the pace of business and transforming global supply chains. In a freewheeling discussion at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, I spoke with Richard Howells, Vice President Marketing Digital Supply Chain at SAP about the trends, customer expectations, the challenges, and imperatives of digital transformation in the supply chain.

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Why You Can’t Ignore the Inbound Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Considering that customers are at the tail end of the outbound supply chain, and companies across all industries are competing on customer experience, it’s not surprising that the outbound supply chain gets a bit more love and attention than the inbound side. But the fact is that supply chains end-to-end are an interconnected system, so. Read more Why You Can’t Ignore the Inbound Supply Chain.

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3 Surprising Stats About Supply Chain Management in COVID-19

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

Find out how manufacturers and suppliers have managed through the COVID-19 crisis as SourceDay shares exclusive insights about supply chain management.

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Supply Chain Trends 2021

The Network Effect

The post Supply Chain Trends 2021 appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time. Our recent survey showed that only 17% of organizations make it a priority to invest in innovation. Firefighting is the norm. It can also be challenging to decide where to invest.

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

Kuebix

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.

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Warehouse Design: How to Extend the Life of Your Facility

CHAINalytics

For many companies, COVID-19 has put enormous pressure on existing storage and fulfillment centers. If this sounds about right, you might be wondering if you should invest in a new or bigger or better facility, or improve the one you have. Analyzing variables such as facility layout, racking, slotting, and material handling equipment will give … The post Warehouse Design: How to Extend the Life of Your Facility appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Dock Scheduling: A Requirement as Retailers Double Down on WMS & WES

C3 Solutions

Supply chains across the globe need more efficiency to survive. The opportunities to grow fulfillment and improve the flow of inbound and outbound freight depend on multiple factors. Items need efficient unloading and comprehensive, digital put-away processes. Outbound shipments require optimization to minimize touches and avoid unnecessary dock delays.

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CADDi Receives 2023 Top Tech Startup Award by Food Logistics, Supply & Demand Chain Executive

The 2023 Top Tech Startup Awards by Food Logistics, Supply & Demand Chain Executive spotlights the top software and technology startups in the supply chain and logistics space.

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Restarting the Automotive Supply Chain in Uncertain Times

QAD

This article was co-written by Cathy Fisher , founder and president at Quistem and global expert in automotive quality management systems. The global automotive industry has never faced an unplanned shutdown (complete or partial) like that which has stemmed from COVID-19. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. The current situation differs significantly from planned automotive plant shutdowns for example, for model changes.

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Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys

From Unpredictable to Resilient and Agile. Despite the disruptions of the past years, there are some emerging key trends in Supply Chains that provide both challenges but also opportunities for manufacturers. Sustainability. The momentum towards more sustainable supply chains is coming from many directions. Consumers are demanding more environmentally friendly products, and this demand comes more strongly now after the lockdown and its effect Governments are legislating more environmentally fri

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Leveraging Technology to Achieve Operational Excellence | Panel

DELMIA Quintiq

We are more than six months into the COVID 19 global pandemic. We all have read about the toll this has taken on humankind. However, Covid as a global crisis has been also called the great enabler: we are discovering many things that we did not know about ourselves. With a small, fast pivot of the business and supplies we can enable companies to do things they thought they might not have otherwise been capable of doing.

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3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait: Agility, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is in the spotlight. It is the business function that is front and center - on top of the minds of consumers and executives. The global pandemic has ripped the rug out from under supply chains, but also highlighted its importance. Agility, resiliency, and sustainability are keys to supply chain survival, so you can’t afford to wait to invest in building these capabilities, which are entwined with each other.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists

Talking Logistics

“The addition of 11 Chinese companies to a U.S. trade blacklist of entities Washington says are linked to human-rights abuses of the Uighur minority group in Xinjiang is entangling major brands and likely to further a reordering of supply chains that feed American consumers,” write Dan Strumpf and Liza Lin in the Wall Street Journal. Read more Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists.

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Unique Challenges of Small Parcel in the 2020 Holiday Season

All Things Supply Chain

Like everything else in 2020, we can expect the holiday shopping season to come with unique challenges. Not only are pandemic shutdowns ongoing, but some parts of the U.S.

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How AI Is Transforming Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Hit hard by the global pandemic and ready to future-proof their operations, companies are deploying AI-enabled solutions that can help them work better, smarter and faster.

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IBP Scenario Modeling for Recovery, Restructuring and Resilience

AIMMS

Today’s business reality is constantly shifting. Organizations that are running an IBP process right now are in a better position than others to deal with this uncertainty. Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19. Our first webinar with Oliver Wight discussed common people, process and technology pitfalls that hinder IBP initiatives.

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Sifted's Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Are you ready for your best peak season performance yet? Every year brings new challenges for parcel shippers, and over the last few years, the chaos has been unreal. But don’t let the pressure get to you; you can pull multiple levers today to create a secured, revenue-bursting season. Grab your free Peak Season Checklist and learn how to: Identify quick wins in your operations Put your performance first and exceed customer expectations Modernize your distribution network Become a subject matter

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How Digital Agility Can Help Prepare Your Supply Chain for Anything

Kuebix

Businesses’ ability to successfully navigate unexpected events is a large part of an overall successful supply chain. Many companies have found ways to mitigate the effects of events like hurricanes and blizzards. However, most organizations were not prepared for the implications of a pandemic like Covid-19 and its long-term impact on global supply chains.

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Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! Post-pandemic article and permission to publish here provided by Joe Carson, CEO of Spend Strategies, LLC. Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic the talk of a settled “new normal” gives us hope for stability and a return to what was before.

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Why SME Manufacturers Love This New Stock Control Software Right Now

StockTrim

Running a business right now is challenging. Unpredictable demand, disrupted supply chains, cashflow uncertainty all make things a lot more difficult.