No matter how well your team has done its supply chain planning, it seems like exceptions keep arising and you’re constantly in fire-fighting mode. In the case of supply chain, the issue isn’t so much about operations, it’s about the ability to collaborate quickly and effectively when an exception deviates from the established plan. This is why forward-thinking organizations are creating Centers of Excellence for their supply chain.
The final mile or outbound shipping function has been an area of strong focus for businesses in recent years with the relentless growth of ecommerce and changes in consumer buying patterns. But the COVID-19 pandemic has now highlighted both the fragility and the importance of international supply chains, the 'first mile', where technology focus has lagged in the past.
Join us to hear how a global network platform is critical for effective international freight management, and how the global network model can improve final mile operations, without the need to rip-and-replace existing TMS solutions.
You will learn:
How to prioritize TMS investments today?
How to assess your logistics maturity for tech fit?
Should you blend inbound and outbound freight operations?
What recent changes in logistics are likely to be permanent?
Monica Truelsch, Senior Director, Solution Strategy for Transportation, Infor
Join Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain, as he moderates a lively panel discussion with forward-thinking leaders who are looking to swap tips and share stories to inspire and invigorate your plans for automation. Distributors are tight on budget, their workforces are strained and often they don’t know where to start when building (or rebuilding) their warehouse operations. At the same time, the decisions made early on can make or break how your workforce performs and your business grows. Whether you are just starting to build your warehouse strategies, or want to start over, join this webinar and be ready to leave with the top approaches to turn your warehouse into a powerful automation machine for years to come.
Identify the essential criteria for warehouse automation.
Distinguish ways to prepare, evaluate and implement warehouse automation.
Describe future warehouse automation options.
Bill Denbigh, Sr. Dir. Product Marketing, Tecsys
Guy Courtin, Head of Global Alliances, 6 River Systems, Inc.
Tom Campbell, Chief Strategy Officer, Capacity, LLC
As the coronavirus outbreak has spread, unparalleled challenges have arisen for food and beverage companies all over the world. Extraordinary measures have been taken to keep the food supply chain safe, efficient, and productive.
Industry leaders, with agile solutions, are swiftly changing their approach to mitigate the fallout of the pandemic; further cementing them as leaders in the post-pandemic world.
Yet many companies are still learning to cope with the new realities of the crisis. The need to quickly identify, develop, and adopt new capabilities that ensure long-term resiliency is ever present on everyone’s mind.
For manufacturers and distributors of Food & Beverage, the new normal is characterized by a variety of factors that include:
Consumer demand, both in the volume and variety of manufactured goods consumed
Direct to consumer demand, and the disruption to transportation / delivery networks
Workforce availability (health), composition, and location
Regional/global pandemic restrictions to the food supply chain
Raw material and component inventory shortages affecting production, with resulting inventory shortages impacting manufacturing and distribution companies’ sales
This webinar will discuss some of the key factors involved in building a more resilient post-pandemic Food & Beverage supply chain in 2021 and beyond, including:
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
Accelerating technology implementation to improve agility
Methods for developing a more proactive supply chain network
Building trust into supply chain practices
John Flemming, Director, Information Technology, Chapman's Ice Cream
Doug Mefford, Product Marketing Director, Generix Group North America
Phil Gautrin, General Manager, Generix Group North America
Today’s end customer demands a level of service that can only be achieved through deep collaboration among partners. And the role of the marine terminal — with its reliance on state-of-the-art technology, innovative cargo-handling methods, and deep expertise in optimal routing — is more critical than ever before.