2021

Leveraging Virtual Twin in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

The aerospace and defense (A & D) industry is facing numerous challenges following the recent pandemic, dealing with constrained demand and vulnerable supply chains.

How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

GlobalTranz

Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.

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Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

When a person suddenly hits or jams their toe, it hurts. It is one of those howling, bent over, moments of pain. A stubbed toe is often accompanied by words that you hope your children don’t hear. Stubbed toes hurt a lot, even when the injury is not severe. The reason?

Fashion Industry Challenges Require Elegant Demand Planning

ToolsGroup

by Nicola Buttolo, CEO Carpe Diem Valuenet. When you’re perusing luxury handbags online, or testing which cocktail dress suits you the best, you probably don’t pause to consider all the supply chain complexities and analytics required to ensure the fashion items you’re craving are in-stock.

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.

Ultimate Guide To Technologies That Are Transforming Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Technology can have a significant impact on supply chains, but supply chain digitization still lags behind digitization of other areas of business across many industries.

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Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Many organizations faced the most disruptive year in their history as they dealt with the consequences of the pandemic.

Video: Dancing the Supply Chain

SCM Research

JSCM talked to me about my new paper, entitled Dancing the Supply Chain: Toward Transformative Supply Chain Management : Research Resilience Supply Chain Sustainability Transformation Video

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Harnessing Your Domestic TMS as Reshoring Trends Continue

3GTMS

Of the many things 2020 taught us, one key takeaway was understanding the global supply chain’s volatility. In the blink of an eye, offshoring manufacturing halted worldwide, forcing companies to find alternative ways to meet demand and explore potential reshoring possibilities.

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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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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.

Rethinking Your Manufacturing Footprint Optimization Strategy

River Logic

Manufacturers need to continually review their manufacturing footprint strategies to maximize opportunities, minimize risk and optimize their tactics. They need to respond quickly to new concepts and changes in consumer preferences.

Virtual Twins, Global Operations and Sustainability

DELMIA Quintiq

I spent a total of five years in AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run organization. My last year there was as Global Chief Information Officer—I was responsible for enabling the operations of the 50,000-student organization via digital technology.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. What do we mean by that? Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience?

The Hill Supply Chain Leaders Climb

Supply Chain Shaman

When you misappropriate something, you steal it, or otherwise use it, in a way its owner didn’t intend. Dictionary.com. Words matter. As I sat and listened to Amanda Gorman’s poetry at Joe Biden’s inauguration, I gasped.

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.

A Tale of Two Industries: Surprising Demand Spikes amid Supply Chain Disruption

ToolsGroup

Levent Ozsahin, Managing Partner at Advancetics B.V. It’s human nature to miscalculate how best to respond to supply chain disruptions–either over- or under-steering in anticipation of a crisis.

The Beginning of the Beginning: A Progress Report on the Digitisation of Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

OVERVIEW. We hear it everywhere: Covid-19 has accelerated digitization—but I have several questions! Is this true for the supply chain industry? What is the speed of progress specifically there? Is there real evidence that supports the impression that digitization is truly and durably accelerated?

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Why Do So Many Integrated Business Planning Initiatives Fail?

Logility

What is integrated business planning (IBP)? Is it identical to sales and operations Planning (S&OP), an extension of it, or something altogether separate? A GPS for your business? That sounds more like a slogan than a practical definition.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can companies safely ignore them? There are also promising technologies that we expect will deliver great value.

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.

Critical Engaged SCM Research

SCM Research

The Journal of Supply Chain Management is doing an excellent job of stretching the boundaries of our discipline. I know from various conversations with colleagues that I am not the only fan of the journal.

How Green Supply Chain Strategies will help your Company Grow

ivalua

What are Green Supply Chain Strategies? A recent survey that Ivalua did in the UK, “ Gaining the green view, How smart procurement can kick-start sustainability initiatives ” showed that 87% of UK businesses see “greener” supply chains as a competitive advantage.

The Death of the Supply Chain and Birth of the Digital Supply Network

The Network Effect

The post The Death of the Supply Chain and Birth of the Digital Supply Network appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Multiparty Network Network Business Supply Chain Management

The Top Supply Chain Blogs in 2021

River Logic

After a long year of hardship and loss, the world economy seems set to rebound. There's hope that COVID-19 will be vanquished through mass vaccination campaigns. Economic activity is set to return to some semblance of normality. The IMF anticipates that world GDP will grow by 5.5% in 2021 and 4.2%

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.

How to Maximize Delivery Efficiency and Cut Logistics-Related Costs in 2021 and Beyond

DELMIA Quintiq

In the crowded retail marketplace, customer experience is key, and logistical capabilities are what set the winners apart from the less prepared. Companies that are not able to deliver goods at the right time and place will risk losing their customers to one of many competitors.

Using Technology to Integrate Your Return Management Strategy

GlobalTranz

Supply chain leaders have faced significant challenges in the past, and in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic spotlighted the need for supply chain resilience and integration. Among these, an integrated return management strategy can make or break successful operations.

AI This. If Only.

Supply Chain Shaman

After a dramatic drop at the beginning of the pandemic, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software public valuations are near twice the ten-year average. A consolidation wave continued with 299 Mergers and Acquisitions in 2020.

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

Just when things couldn’t possibly get any crazier, 2020 finally came to a close. Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation.

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.