Companies around the world are urgently seeking ways to better plan around demand uncertainty and improve supply chain resilience and agility. CSCMP and ToolsGroup will reveal analysis from a crucial new global survey which reveals:
What planning challenges are top-of-mind for supply chain leaders
Technologies that are helping them meet organizational goals and what’s hampering their efforts
Whether the pandemic sped up or delayed digital roadmaps
How companies rate their supply chain strengths—and where they’re falling behind
Mark Baxa, Interim President & CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
In this ebook, Dave Nelson, principal at value chain optimization firm River Rock Advisors discusses the use of customer relationship management (CRM) processes and tools to pilot a precision-based, in-depth use of data to forecast demand while giving leaders greater insight into their customer base.
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.
E-commerce companies are seeing bigger than ever sales and demand for fast, cheap and accurate orders. To help them manage this, retailers are increasingly turning to 3PLs and other intermediaries to join their omnichannel fulfillment strategies.
It takes a village to take a product from concept to cash, but the supply chains that support this are a complex web, with limited integration between financial forecasting, planning, manufacturing execution, logistics and key partners/suppliers. Spotting potential challenges and facilitating constant communication across the extended supply chain and entire enterprise is critical to meet ongoing customer demand and market volatility. While maintaining effective communication can be complex, collaboration shouldn’t be chaotic.
Join Mike Hegedus from TrinityRail, Michael Ciatto from Genpact, and Patrick Van Hull from Kinaxis to learn how organizations are using hyperconnected supply chains to overcome the chaos. Find out how TrinityRail is breaking down silos, gaining greater transparency and agility across its organization and supplier network, all within a centralized platform.
Mike Hegedus, Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Procurement, TrinityRail
Michael Ciatto, Global Supply Chain Solutions and Services Lead, Genpact
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
A discussion of what constitutes an “autonomous” supply chain, the functions that it controls, and how far it is from becoming a reality, with two executives from aThingz: Vijaya Neela, president and chief executive officer, and Kannan Ramachandran, chief artificial intelligence officer and chief commercial officer.
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
The latest news, analysis, trends and solutions regarding forecasting and demand planning and its impact on supply chain management. New technologies in predictive analytics and forecasting and demand planning are transforming the way companies are operating and performing ahead of competition in their industries. As these solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are using forecasting and demand planning solutions for supply chain optimization.
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