Amazon is working with a government counterfeit watchdog to conduct inspections of suspected fake goods at U.S. ports of entry — the company’s latest attempt to excise bogus products from its web store.
Patrick Thielen, senior vice president of financial lines with Chubb, explains why malware attacks are on the rise, and what manufacturers must do to protect their people and systems from cyber criminals.
Every year around this time, carriers, distributors and logistics providers gear up for the coming peak holiday shopping season, on which shippers depend for a large portion of their annual revenue. This year, however, is different, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic freefall.
Rohan Thambrahalli, chief executive officer of UpstartWorks, explains how direct fulfillment can serve as a valuable alternative to traditional means of shipping online purchases to customers, especially with the coming of the peak shopping season.
Isabelle Glimcher, a fellow at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, recommends six steps that government procurement officials should be taking to prevent workers’ rights abuses by suppliers.
Suresh Acharya, Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, lays out the challenges of creating an end-to-end supply chain that can produce and distribute millions of doses of a vaccine for COVID-19.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:00 to Monday, March 8, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time
In times of uncertainty, it's critical for you to plan and re-plan quickly across your whole enterprise, including sales, operations, demand, supply and finances. This session will focus on the increasingly important role of integrated planning.
Join Oracle and SupplyChainBrain to discuss key insights from analyst firm IDC and Oracle customer, Juniper Networks, around how to:
- Plan faster and shorten cycle times
- Get unified access to the right planning data
- Use advanced technologies like sensory data and machine learning to improve results
- Take advantage of unified applications to look beyond your own sphere for a company-wide view of the business
- Jeff Stiles, VP of SCM Product Marketing, Oracle
- Robert Bowman, Editor-in-Chief, SupplyChainBrain
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00 to Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time
After months of significant disruption, manufacturers are adapting to the challenges presented in the “new normal.” From product demand changes to cost control uncertainty to supply chain gaps, manufacturers understand the importance of agility and resilience to ensure business survival and maximize profits.
Join us for a conversation with Reily Foods and Pexco and hear what they’ve learned in 2020 about staying successful. Microsoft will also discuss its latest solutions and technologies that manufacturers can take advantage of right now and in 2021.
Attend this webcast and you’ll learn how Microsoft cloud-based technologies helped Reily Foods and Pexco:
Adapt to changing product and customer demand
Increase supply chain visibility
Use real-time data to reduce risk and make better decisions
Control costs without increasing prices
Perhaps the current crisis is forcing your company to make a change in your business systems. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from two Microsoft customers that recently made the decision to move to Microsoft Dynamics 365 so you can learn how to take similar actions and prepare your organization for success in 2021.
• Mike Ehrenberg, Microsoft Technical Fellow, Business Applications Group and Chief Technology Officer, Dynamics Product Group, Microsoft
• John Smith, Vice President, Technology Solutions, Reily Foods Company
• Heath Hatchell, Director of Finance, Pexco LLC
• Steve Reed, VP of Sales, Alithya
• Helen Atkinson, Editor, SupplyChainBrain
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:00 to Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time
The supply chain as we know it is evolving quickly. Plan, execute, and sense-and-respond processes are more often happening concurrently and continuously—spurring the transformation of the supply chain into a true digital ecosystem. The driving force of this evolution is the need for end-to-end visibility—to enable openness, connections, and collaboration across the value chain. This level of visibility empowers organizations to optimize operations, reduce costs, improve working capital, and increase supply chain velocity. A more resilient and agile supply chain can act as a strong competitive differentiator.
Join Infor supply chain thought leaders to discover how to ignite your supply chain through transformation, digitalization, and optimization.
John Shorter, SVP Sales Transformation, Infor
Heidi Benko, VP of Product, Infor
Andrew Kinder, VP, Industry Solution and Strategy, Infor
Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 to Friday, February 19, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Hear first-hand experience from Lennox’s supply chain management director about implementing SAP Integrated Business Planning.
Lennox International is a global manufacturer of heating and cooling systems, who chose to deploy the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Response and Supply solution. With SAP IBP, Lennox is now able to support strategic, tactical, and operational supply planning with a single solution. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this live session and ask your questions to Lennox in real time during the webinar.
SAP Integrated Business Planning is a leading cloud-based supply chain planning solution. It combines capabilities for sales and operations, demand, response and supply planning, and inventory optimization. The solution helps to optimize supply management with plans based on prioritized demands, allocations, and constraints such as production capacity.
In the fast-moving sportswear market, one must be nimble to stay ahead of the competition. The increasing popularity of online shopping, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has brought entirely new challenges to retailers such as athletic and casual wear seller Puma. And the company has recently done some fancy footwork to make sure it stays in an omnichannel marketplace, now and far into the future.
Ever since access to ubiquitous real-time data emerged as a technological reality, businesses have been lured by the possibility of redirecting their supply chains toward a model driven by demand. Applying analytics software to make sense of big data could allow organizations to close the gap between demand and supply.