The plan includes a wave of new spending, including more direct payments to households, an expansion of jobless benefits, more money for state and local governments and an expansion of vaccinations and virus-testing programs.
Murata Manufacturing Co., the world’s biggest maker of ceramic capacitors for Apple and other smartphone brands, expects demand for fifth-generation wireless devices to surpass 500 million handsets in the coming fiscal year — building on a rush to replace Huawei in the global consumer arena.
As details of the most audacious hack on the U.S. government in recent memory continued to stun lawmakers and the public, a government watchdog released a blistering report saying that federal agencies have failed to implement key safeguards for their information technology supply chains.
Orders fell almost 10% in 2019 and then more than 50% in 2020 to the lowest in at least two decades, IHS Markit data show. If activity doesn’t pick up, that could lead to a dearth of vessels and a spike in freight rates in a few years.
Jason Burns, director of corporate development with Dropoff and first vice president of the Customized Logistics & Delivery Association, outlines the challenges that pharmaceutical manufacturers face in maintaining strict temperature controls for delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Matthew Goodman, senior vice president and holder of the Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the prospects of the Biden Administration bringing the U.S. back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
John Caltabiano, vice president of supply chain with manufacturing services provider Jabil Inc., discusses the results of a recent survey of supply-chain professionals about how they’re weathering the coronavirus pandemic.
One disruption inevitably gives way to another. Can your business thrive versus simply survive when the next one occurs?
In the first of our four-part series, Mac McGary, executive vice president at Logility, lays out the first three phases of a 12-step roadmap for building a resilient enterprise that can respond and pivot at the pace of disruption as well as seize opportunities presented by shifting market forces.
In this session you will be challenged to:
Assess your performance over the last 12 months and consider missed opportunities, risks, and the impact disruption has had on customer relationships.
Understand the significance of the assessment, and secure executive buy-in to prioritize action.
Create a near-term vision for the next 18 to 24 months that acknowledges current priorities but relentlessly pursues business improvement.
Yesterday’s luxuries are today’s necessities. With regards to retail, big box and food & grocery, trends that were anticipated to get picked up in the next 4-5 years have already become mainstream, putting immense pressure on the last mile delivery ecosystem.
Existing hub and spoke delivery models that lack digital capabilities will be soon pushed towards redundancy by evolving customer expectations and new delivery models like curbside pickups, contactless deliveries, Buy Online Pick-Up In-Store, same day delivery and more.
The question is how do brands make their last mile network resilient to changing market dynamics?
Our latest webinar “The Big Picture: What It Takes to Make Last-Mile Delivery Work” will help unearth little-known ways to deal with the last mile conundrum.
• How to take your fulfillment services 5-years ahead of its time
• Importance of orchestrating every little logistics touchpoint
• What it means to go beyond tracking and tracing
• Leveraging modern delivery models to create new revenue streams
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
A new generation of robot helpers has boosted productivity in fulfillment operations as warehouses struggle with COVID19-era traffic surges and staffing shortages. With e-commerce acceptance growing, an anticipated second wave of COVID-19, and online orders surging, retailers, third-party logistics providers, and distributors of critical medical supplies are expanding their use of robots to optimize fulfilling orders and manage returns and replenishment as well.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on global risk-management strategies. Many companies learned in 2020 that their supply chains weren’t prepared for a disruption of such massive scale. Now, they’re determined not to get caught short again.