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Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

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Feb 2021

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

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. We’ve found our customers are urgently seeking ways to better plan around supply chain demand volatility and improve how they source materials and products...

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What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

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Jan 2021

What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

The reworking of supply chains has a simple purpose of fitting the new world economy’s needs and demands. And freight data sharing platforms had already started before the mess of 2020 began. Additionally, the shift towards digital media and reinvented processes of global supply chains continues still today. Supply chain evolution is highly focused on market sub-segments, especially on those within the middle class. According to Supply Chain...

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5 Use Cases of Autonomous Logistics Management for 2021

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Jan 2021

5 Use Cases of Autonomous Logistics Management for 2021

Within the shipping and logistics industry, several processes are essential to proper operations. Autonomous logistics management is an integral part of the process and includes many use cases applied to practically any niche within the market today. With the healthy growth of e-commerce, industrial automation processes are essential. Here are five such use cases that managers need to be aware of heading into 2021 as they embrace...

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Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?

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Nov 2020

Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?

Peak season gets more extensive and more demanding every year.  And the upcoming peak season is expected to shatter records. As reported by Supply Chain Dive, “2020 has been a slow year for retailers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the upcoming sales are a great opportunity to boost sales and make up for the lost revenue. But at the same time, it’s going to be an insanely busy...

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The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics Retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion.

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Oct 2020

The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics Retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion.

Growing e-commerce sales are driving up U.S. e‐commerce logistics costs with a 19.9% CAGR expected through 2020, according to a new report from Armstrong & Associates, Inc.: Rising Tide: The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics, 3PL Solutions, Last-Mile Delivery, and the Dominance of Amazon. Adjusted retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion, according to the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department...

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Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

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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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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.)

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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

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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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