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Auburn University Creates Department of Supply Chain Management

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Jul 2020

Auburn University Creates Department of Supply Chain Management

While the move to form a new department was in the works before the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the pandemic on supply chains has made the need for well-trained supply chain professionals even more acute. emand for supply change management education is on the rise. In fact, over the past five years, enrollment at  Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business had doubled each year....

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90 Million Businesses to Use Asset Tracking by 2025

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Jul 2020

90 Million Businesses to Use Asset Tracking by 2025

Usage is up 27% due to COVID-19 driven need for a resilient supply chain. Asset tracking solutions that allow companies to track cargo from dispatch to final destination will see a 27% increase in usage over the next five years, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The number will hit 90 million in 2020 and increase to 114 million by 2025. The research...

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Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

15

Jul 2020

Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

Consumers have steadily been shifting to a more customized shopping experience in recent years. This shift went into overdrive as effects of the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, and traditional shopping methods were cut off. Society’s sudden move to a shelter-in-place and work-from-home environment dramatically affected buying behaviors, and, in the process, expectations increased on companies responding to demand. Organizations equipped with an agile,...

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4 Tips for Managing Your Ecommerce Orders for Multichannel Marketplaces

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Jul 2020

4 Tips for Managing Your Ecommerce Orders for Multichannel Marketplaces

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Alexa Lemzy from TextMagic who gives us 4 helpful tips for managing your ecommerce orders for multichannel marketplaces. Online sales are an increasingly important part of any business, with the global online marketplace estimated to include 2.14 billion customers by 2021. For many organizations, taking advantage of this growing market means selling on a multichannel marketplace. Selling your product across multiple channels makes managing your ecommerce...

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Top 10 Last Mile Transparency Concerns Solved

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Jul 2020

Top 10 Last Mile Transparency Concerns Solved

Gaining better last mile transparency is essential for shippers to succeed in the Post COVID-19 world. More transparency can help companies overcome shrinking profit margins by reducing waste and ensure positive customer experiences. As explained by Freight Waves, “Expectations have raised over the years, and the biggest bridge that has to be crossed now is the delivery experience – increasing the rate of on-time deliveries, clear visibility...

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Where’s the Value in Supply Chain Analytics?

23

Jun 2020

Where’s the Value in Supply Chain Analytics?

Most supply chain applications that Logility works on have significant ROIs. But sometimes it’s hard to see where the return on investment will be coming from. At Logility, we focus on the tangible benefits of improving your supply chain and how we go about producing hard-number results. We’re all very well versed in the traditional areas to look for: cost structure, growth, and capital. Now...

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Helping the Supply Chain Rebound from COVID-19 (In a study by the World Economic Forum, supply chain executives identify strategies and processes to adapt to the pandemic.)

26

May 2020

Helping the Supply Chain Rebound from COVID-19 (In a study by the World Economic Forum, supply chain executives identify strategies and processes to adapt to the pandemic.)

In the wake of COVID-19, how can companies increase the resilience in their supply systems? What are forever changes that companies need to adapt to, to ensure long-term success? The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Kearney, asked  C-level executives from different industry sectors how they are responding to the  COVID-19 crisis. The result of those interviews is a white paper entitled “ How to rebound stronger...

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Contactless Delivery

19

May 2020

Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough

Among other things, supply chain digital transformation is about eliminating waste from the value chain. This includes eliminating manual and paper-based business processes, which remains prevalent in many logistics and delivery operations. Processing paper documents is time consuming and labor intensive; it also contributes to the data quality problem that continues to plague many companies.  Exchanging paper documents is also becoming a problem in the battle against COVID-19. Here’s...

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7 Technologies Which Are Key To High-Performing Logistics

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May 2020

7 Technologies Which Are Key To High-Performing Logistics

The logistics landscape is changing for the better, but it’s hard to keep up with the trends and embrace a whole range of advanced technologies. Logistics companies now need to be more flexible than ever because their clients demand flawless services and timely delivery. This is particularly important for decision-makers and SDC executives who have to bring data-driven decisions and create highly accurate long-term forecasts. Needless to say,...

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