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The More Things Change In Supply Chain, The More They Stay The Same – BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ

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Mar 2021

The More Things Change In Supply Chain, The More They Stay The Same – BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ

In December 2019, I made some predictions for 2020. However, instead of making predictions like “Walmart Will Buy FedEx to Compete with Amazon” or “The Consolidation of Digital Freight Brokers Begins,” I made some totally predictable predictions. That is, instead of predicting what might change in 2020, I predicted what would likely stay the same yet again. Here was my list of predictions: Excel will remain...

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Many employers commit to making this a priority over the next six months.

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Feb 2021

Many employers commit to making this a priority over the next six months.

It may contradict the jejune views of some social critics who view most employers as heartless, mustache-twirling Simon Legrees, but recent research shows that the physical health and mental well-being of employees will be the overwhelming concern of companies over the next six months. The extent of this concern was on full display in a survey of nearly 1,100 C-suite executives, human resources professionals and...

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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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Some technology trends have accelerated within months for what was previously part of a 5-year plan, says ABI Research.

09

Feb 2021

Some technology trends have accelerated within months for what was previously part of a 5-year plan, says ABI Research.

As worldwide e-commerce revenues rose more than 20%  from 2019 to 2020,  technology stepped in to accommodate the growth. Vehicle, robotic, and software automation altered the supply chain landscape in a matter of months according to ABI Research. These changes are expected to continue as both consumer and business digital and contactless behaviors become entrenched.  Evidence of these activities is that limited trials that began...

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5 More 2021 Trends in the Supply Chain to Start Thinking About Now!

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Feb 2021

5 More 2021 Trends in the Supply Chain to Start Thinking About Now!

The saying goes- the only thing staying the same is that everything keeps changing. And the statement becomes especially true with supply chain management. It’s crucial to track the 2021 trends in the supply chain needed for success. Advanced solutions that mirror these trends will enable success in the coming year. During a year of significant disruptions, that sentiment holds extra true. According to SupplyChainBrain, “The supply-chain industry stands...

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Why It’s Time to Rethink Supply Chain Consultant Services in 2021?

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Jan 2021

Why It’s Time to Rethink Supply Chain Consultant Services in 2021?

Many small and medium-sized businesses make use of supply chain management consulting services in some way. The value of supply chain consultant services is higher right now due to the increased demand for more. Because of the value consultants can bring to the table and their impact on supply chain system networks, consultancy services are likely to be among the most significant things to affect networks next year....

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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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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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Oct 2020

5 Parcel Surcharge Updates to Know Going Into Peak 2020

As companies gear up for peak season, it’s essential to realize that parcel peak surcharges will be significantly different from previous years. UPS, FedEx, and USPS are already predicting historic parcel demands, and practically zero indications have appeared to slow the trend. As a result, it’s essential to realize a few things about parcel surcharges going into peak season 2020.  So, let’s give you 5...

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20

Oct 2020

JIT Fulfillment for an Omnichannel Experience: 5 Peak Season Tips

Peak season is rapidly approaching once again and always seems to overwhelm supply chains. The upcoming peak season will probably set an all-new bar for future peak seasons to come, especially during uncertainty and the onset of the global pandemic. And ensuring an omnichannel experience for suppliers, businesses, and consumers is paramount for a successful peak season. A seamless, blended, and omnichannel strategy will undoubtedly improve...

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