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. My friends would tell me to relax and get my Groove on b ut, I find myself deep into a presentation for a client’s design thinking session next week.

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.

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.

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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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.

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. supply chain risk transportation management transportation management system

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

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!

6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

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. Ability to ingest and use a broad range of data; a system that is ‘greedy’ for data that yield new insights. Ability to update constantly on the most recent data, and models that quickly ’find their level’ and adapt to regime changes.

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. Of course, you’ll never want to deal with that company again. What I try to do with my clients is to dig a little deeper to find out if they’re solving the real problem.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. Tom Peters. The idiom, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, symbolizes working on something pointless or insignificant because it will soon be overtaken by events.

LogiSYM GAME CHANGER

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Stay ahead or get left behind – what you need to know about supply chains post COVID-19. 01 OCTOBER 2020 | 11AM (SGT).

Supply Chain Trends 2021

The Network Effect

The post Supply Chain Trends 2021 appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Technology supply chain trends

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What is Multimodal Shipping?

Cerasis

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.

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.

Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain

Logility

In almost every supply chain publication, you will find an article discussing digital transformation. Industry analysts, consultants, solution providers, executives and practitioners are all focused on how to transition from a traditional, analog supply chain to a more digital supply chain.

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.

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. We saw this right at the start of the pandemic, when parts being manufactured in Wuhan province disrupted car manufacturers’ production lines around the world.

Supply Chain Strategy: 3 Options For Better Management

PLS Logistics

A strategy is a crucial part of any business, and it is even more important when thinking about a complex system like a supply chain. The term ‘strategy’ is often confused with what it’s not, or is considered to be a vaguely-meaning fancy word.

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.