Supply chain transformation involves improving an organization’s abilities to make decisions about which products to keep in stock, where to keep them, when to replenish them, how to improve
service levels for customers, how to liquidate excess stock in the most profitable way and how to quickly respond to changes in customer demand. Supply chain planning transformation can enable real-time tracking and analysis of customer and product data, decision-making based on predictive and prescriptive models, and the use of new capabilities enabled by artificial intelligence, machine learning, social media and the Internet of things. It can also automate daily operational decisions to free up talent to work on higher value activities.
Supply chain planning is complex and a transformation initiative requires getting off to a good start with the support of senior management and a business case that outlines the benefits as well as the impact to the organization. This is a multi-dimensional journey that must ask the four following questions:
What new process capabilities do you want your future supply chain planning platform to enable?
What new data sources do you plan to utilize with your future supply chain planning platform?
What new solution capabilities do you want to adopt to enable your transformed planning process?
What new people skills will be needed to analyze data, operate new processes and use new solution capabilities?
Agile, data driven, speedy and highly automated supply chain planning operations are becoming increasingly critical in today’s fast-paced, global business world. This e-book provides practical steps and a best practice roadmap to guide you on your transformative journey.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00
ON DEMAND WEBINAR
Omnichannel retailers—whether essential or not—have been the ones to best weather the shut-downs and stay-at-home orders of the global pandemic.
Whether it’s contactless ordering and payment, or contactless delivery, retailers will need to make major process changes to how they engage with customers in stores both now and for the foreseeable future.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about two key capabilities that can keep you and your employees safely selling—the new omnichannel process of BOPAC, “buy online, pickup at curbside” and the new line-busting process that takes the store to the parking lot, where customers can stay safe in cars or in socially-distanced lines.
Join Aptos’ omnichannel experts as they share best practices from retailers around the world. We will discuss:
The challenges driving interest on contactless commerce
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00
If COVID-19 has you thinking, “if only we’d been better prepared”, you’re not alone. The Coronavirus has shown us that, similar to humans, companies are susceptible to crises from weather catastrophes to global pandemics. It takes more than just luck to survive these interruptions. There are steps you can take now to inoculate your supply chain ahead of the next global disruption.
Join industry insiders George Fowler, Group VP at Spinnaker Management Group and David Barton, GM of North America at ToolsGroup as they share learnings from supply chain responses around the globe and actionable tips you can take now to build resilience in the face of disruptions.
This one-hour session will cover tips on:
Having the right planning tools and capabilities.
Implementing a resilient network.
Monitoring and adjusting business KPIs.
Establishing knowledge retention and change management.
Implementing effective scenario planning.
Don’t be caught unprepared when the next disruption occurs. Register now to start building your supply chain resilience game plan.
David Barton, GM of North America, ToolsGroup
George Fowler, Group VP, Spinnaker Management Group
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00
For the foreseeable future, businesses and other organizations are going to have to tighten their belts and weather the coronavirus and its subsequent economic downturn.
One simple way to reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies is to implement cloud-based EDI.
Join EDI expert, Tomasz Spluszka as he shares a real-world case study about how Bic harmonized the many different EDI systems they were using across 16 different countries. You will also gain insight into transforming your organization's document exchange processes to a cloud-based solution.
You will learn:
Which type of EDI is best for your organization: On-Premise Solutions or Cloud EDI?
Many companies are still using on-premise EDI solutions that were deployed many years ago and are based on outdated technology. Find out which type of EDI is best for your organization by weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each.
How to keep your EDI system up to date with ease.
EDI systems are constantly evolving; it is not as simple as set and forget. Partners may leave your network while new partners may be added and EDI flows may change. Learn how to keep your EDI current.
How you can harmonize your EDI system while also simplifying it and reducing costs.
One of the biggest challenges to a multinational company’s EDI system is a fragmented environment. Having different EDI solutions in place can make it difficult to exchange data seamlessly.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00
As shippers wrestle with the challenge of booming eCommerce shipping that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, they have increasingly turned to omnichannel shipping strategies across the supply chain. One approach gaining a hold is to create a warehouse-in-a-warehouse.
The warehouse-in-a-warehouse is a dedicated area exclusively for eCommerce. Everything needed to pick an order, pack a carton, and manage the parcel shipment is undertaken while still being integrated with existing systems for inventory, order management, and accounting. This reduces the investment necessary to adapt to the fulfillment needs of individual eCommerce merchants, while also providing scalability as the business grows. And with the continuing expansion of eCommerce, growth is vital.
Join us for this 30-minute webinar to hear real-world scenarios highlighting the power of the warehouse-in-a-warehouse to ramp up your omnichannel fulfillment strategy, including:
Allowing for multiple orders picked simultaneously by multiple users
Enabling cross-docking to increase order to ship cycle times
Generating optimal carton selection and packing instructions to reduce shipping costs and damage of products
Using system-generated advanced packing lists and customer labels
Maintaining complete visibility and traceability of orders in transit
Leveraging ASN capabilities of order shipment details
Bob Malley, Managing Director, Pierbridge
Martin Hespeler, Vice President, Americas, Microlistics