2020

Get Your COV On….

Supply Chain Shaman

…the weekend is just around the corner. Happy Valentine’s Day to all my blog readers. This is my 440th blog post and the tenth anniversary Supply Chain Shaman. It seems hard to believe that I have been typing away over these years building an audience of over 20,000 global readers.

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

Special thanks to Lars Jensen, CEO at Sea Intelligence Consulting and Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos Group for their input and insights for this report. . Shipping containers are like scotch. . It’s hard to predict what demand will be like for products like these ahead of time.

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Supply Chain Resilience: Powering Through Crisis

Gopal Shenoy

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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Is the Last Mile Ready to Deliver the COVID-19 Vaccine?

CHAINalytics

All over the world, scientists are closing in on a vaccine for COVID-19. The disease that has plagued the world for the past eight months has at least six vaccines undergoing final phase three trials. It’s been a record-breaking effort so far.

Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021

Holistically analyze your value chain for a resilient supply chain, even in times of crisis. Discover more about why the CCH® Tagetik Supply Chain Planning solution was named a leader in the Nucleus Research Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix 2021 report.

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.

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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.

The World Is Rethinking Supply Chain Transportation Management

River Logic

Even these services struggled to deliver. While manufacturing also suffered, the transportation shortage was undoubtedly one of the biggest supply chain problems, in addition to the availability of stock, due to lockdown and increased demand on at-home deliveries.

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.

3 Strategies Every Executive Must Deploy

The Network Effect

The post 3 Strategies Every Executive Must Deploy appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Digital Supply Chain Multiparty Network Network Business Resilience Supply Chain Management Technology

Transforming Supply Chains for Higher Performance and Resiliency

Today, just 8% of companies have the digital maturity required to achieve resilience and mitigate supply chain disruptions, as per a new HBR Analytic Services - GEP study. What can enterprises do to accelerate digital transformation? Read the full report now to find out!

6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

GlobalTranz

As the logistics industry prepares for the 2021 supply chain trends, an uncertain future becomes the problem.

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The Top Five Benefits of Using Machine Learning for Demand Forecasting

Logility

Machine Learning for demand forecasting has matured to a level of accuracy, transparency and replicability that translates into transformative results, including in these five areas: Accuracy, transparency, thoroughness of analytical options and results.

A Beginner’s Guide to Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

Omni-channel retailing is arguably the hottest trend in supply chain management right now. With e-commerce continuing to grow, there is more focus on Web commerce than brick and mortar.

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Business Intelligence vs. Inventory Optimization: Are You Solving Symptoms Instead of the Real Problem?

ToolsGroup

In my decades of working in replenishment and inventory optimization, I’ve noticed that many companies seek solutions to symptoms rather than the underlying problem. I want to let you in on a secret: software companies are happy to sell you something you don’t need.

4 Reasons to Break Up With Excel and Move to Digital Supply Chain Planning

Trust your supply chain forecasts: adopt a predictive intelligence platform to outperform your supply chain goals, overcome challenges of spreadsheet-based planning, reduce risks, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.

The Future Trends In The Supply Chain Industry

All Things Supply Chain

The year 2020 marked not just the start of a new year, but also a new decade. In the previous decade, the supply chain industry turned to technology for growth,… General Supply Chain Management artificial intelligence robotics supply chain supply chain trends technology

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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.

The Journey to the Factory of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

While most people are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are on the front line. Not just in hospitals, but our manufacturers who are essential to society and doing their part helping to stop the global pandemic.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

During August, I moved and I spent the weekend painting my new shed with gloppy, wet deck paint. As I methodically pivoted the roller to apply the stain, I made quite a mess. Standing in the hot sun covered in paint was a good time for reflection.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

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.

The path to recovery from COVID-19 – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

e-Commerce delivery overview in Southeast Asia. The first half of 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for global and regional e-commerce logistics, setting off supply and demand shocks throughout the industry. Parcel Monitor tracks parcels all over Southeast Asia.

Coronavirus: Implications for supply chains and the people who power them

Kinaxis

by Jay Muelhoefer Today’s global supply chain leaders know to expect the unexpected. They prepare for natural disasters, sudden regulatory changes, social and economic shifts, and even cyber attacks. But some events are more disruptive than others.

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.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Explained

Logility

Here’s your two-minute guide to understanding and selecting the right descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics for use across your supply chain.

How Exactly Does Supply Chain Optimization Software Work?

River Logic

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Tips for Getting Executive Buy-in for Supply Chain Planning Software

ToolsGroup

Are you making an action plan of all the things you could do better and faster with your supply chain planning software when the next global crisis hits? The Coronavirus has demonstrated that the real world doesn’t play by the rules.

Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

As COVID-19 spreads and nations across the globe take measures to contain it, the impacts to the supply chain have been dramatic, fast-changing, and many.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.