2020

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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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Category Management Tactics and Execution

ProcurePort

No matter who is playing, a chess match is played one move at a time. However, the greats, the grandmasters and prodigy’s, they all play these matches far, far more quickly than that. See, in the mental landscape of a chess grandmaster, they are likely playing the game 10 or 15, or even 20 moves […]. The post Category Management Tactics and Execution appeared first on ProcurePort Blog.

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What are the best Supply Chain Strategies for 2021

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Supply Chain Strategies: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us So Far? In a blog at the very start of the COVID-19 outbreak when confirmed cases had just exceeded 40,000, we discussed the considerations for organizations facing the outbreak. Now nearly 10 months later as many industrialized nations are facing a new peak in infections, it is a good time to review these recommendations, take stock of what we have learned, and discuss how organizations can prepare for this new spike.

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For Fleet Management, AI and IoT Are Better Together

Supply Chain Brain

The artificial intelligence of things is already forming the backbone of many of today’s commercial transportation systems, especially in fleet safety.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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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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How to Conduct a Spend Analysis in Seven Steps

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JAGGAER understands the traditional roadblocks to spend management and how important it is to gain insight into operational ineffectiveness in order to improve your sourcing success. A spend analysis allows you to do just that. Here, we’ve outlined the seven steps necessary to conducting a proper spend analysis. Step One: Identify. Identify all the sources available for your spend data, from all of your departments, plants and business units.

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How the Pandemic is Impacting the Vanilla Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

The island country of Madagascar is currently feeling the impact of the pandemic on its top export: Vanilla. While consumer demand is high, vanilla prices are experiencing a downward spiral.

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WARNING: Handling Dangerous Cargo

All Things Supply Chain

On August 4th, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – equivalent to approximately 6 million pounds – that were being stored in a facility at Beirut’s port caught fire and exploded.

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The Amazing Supply Chain of Data

All Things Supply Chain

In supply chain management, data and its targeted analytics are necessary to make statements about important influences on the supply chain: Which deliveries are often uncertain?

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Re-establishing the Enterprise’s Risk Appetite

All Things Supply Chain

Since risk is a reality in business, and ‘certainty’ is an extremely expensive proposition, an enterprise’s appetite for risk has always been measured on a sliding scale.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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New vehicle concept helps congested cities

All Things Supply Chain

Smaller than a car, bigger than a cargo bike and several of them at once – the new vehicle concept Ducktrain has the potential to change urban delivery and industrial…

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The Wrapping Paper Waste Problem – and what can be done about it

All Things Supply Chain

Ripping open wrapping paper on Christmas morning is without a doubt one of the most exciting things children and adults alike look forward to.

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Last-Mile Delivery

All Things Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a chaotic spike in the demand for deliveries of goods. Businesses have started to focus on re-evaluating their business models and getting closer to customers.

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How Will 3D and 4D Printing Change Your Supply Chain?

All Things Supply Chain

At the beginning of Terminator 2, Sarah Connor has a surreal moment when she realizes she must trust her previous nemesis, played by Schwarzenegger, to protect her son from a…

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Is the industrialized world overly dependent on sourcing from Chinese?

All Things Supply Chain

As Sophie Kersgens wrote for ATSC earlier this month, “As the world’s leading exporter and one of the fastest growing economies, China is a decisive business factor for companies all…

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Localizing Global Supply Chains in a Globalized World

All Things Supply Chain

Some countries around the world have created vast manufacturing empires that combined produce over a quarter of the world’s goods.

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Hidden Benefits in the Source to Pay Process

ProcurePort

The best businesspeople manage to find additional value where others cannot. This means mining through data, staying updated on the latest technology being used within the organization for strategic sourcing, and staying on top of current market trends as well. However, taking this sentiment one step further, strategic businesspeople conduct continuous internal evaluations on their […].

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5 Tips to Keep Your Material Handling Equipment Running Smoothly

All Things Supply Chain

The global supply chain depends heavily on material handling equipment. Therefore, when a machine goes down, operations can quickly grind to a costly halt.

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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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Early detection of supply chain bottlenecks due to Covid-19 with data analytics

All Things Supply Chain

Especially in the current crisis, it can be enormously important for companies to recognize supply chain bottlenecks early on in order to be able to act directly.

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Your 5-Step Procurement Spend Analysis Template

ProcurePort

Conducting a spend analysis of your company spend is a crucial step in reducing cost in your organization. Determining how much total money spent in the last year, identifying vendors and managing their relationships, and listing out the various categories of products and services purchased are daunting tasks to any procurement team. Attempting to categorize […].

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The Final Wrap-up of 2020 for the ATSC Blog – It’s award time!

All Things Supply Chain

I know this has been said and written before, but 2020 surely was a very crazy year with a lot of downs and a few ups.

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Small Space? Here’s How to Increase Your Warehouse Storage

All Things Supply Chain

According to The Wall Street Journal, the supply of warehouse space in the United States most likely caught up to demand at some point during 2018.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Three essential trends driving Asia Pacific e-commerce automotive aftermarket size by 2026

All Things Supply Chain

The Asia Pacific e-commerce automotive aftermarket is poised to record substantial gains owing to increasing automotive part sales in the region.

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How to Land Your First Job in Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

It may not seem like it, but the first job in your supply chain management career could actually be one of the most important.

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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.

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The Business Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Whether your business provides products or services, your supply chain is at the heart of brand and business success.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How (and When) to Deep Clean and Sanitize Your Warehouse

All Things Supply Chain

In the last few months, Covid-19 has introduced many new challenges into people’s everyday lives.

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The Supply Chain of Jack O’Lanterns at Halloween

All Things Supply Chain

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in the US alone up to 148 million people are expected to celebrate Halloween this year.

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5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy

All Things Supply Chain

In terms of conducting business regularly, 2020 has been a transformative year for numerous industries.

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Silk vs. Steel: Rebuilding Supply Chains After COVID-19

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain disruption was a popular topic long before the world was seized by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.