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How is COVID-Related Urban Exodus Impacting Supply Chains?

Supply chain implications from COVID-19 are widespread, with many dimensions. We talk a lot about those in this blog. One angle that hasn't received much...
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And You Thought YOUR Job Was Stressful!

A great story ran in Valley News about "the unsung heroes of the pandemic". Who would you peg at your distribution or retail company?...

Your Supply Chain Can’t Handle the Truth!

"I'd like an answer to the question, Judge"... "Colonel Jessup, did you order the Code Red???" https://youtu.be/9FnO3igOkOk The year 2020 has proven with brutal force that many...

5 Supply Chain Disruptions Our Software Can Solve

The year 2020. OMG. Seems like everything could go wrong, did. All you read about these days is supply chain disruptions. The need to build...

How’s Your Supply Chain Resilience Planning Going?

5 Recommendations for Supply Chain Cost Control & Sustainability Many manufacturers and retailers have experienced the stress, service problems and financial costs of business disruptions...
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What is the Economic Outlook for World Trade? Here Are Lots of Stats…

The World Trade Organization predicted in April that world merchandise trade would plummet between 13% and 32% this year. What are your thoughts now? Are...
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COVID-19 is a Catalyst in Supply Chain Technology Adoption

If supply chain technology was a flickering item on the docket last year, this year it is a full-blown, 5-alarm fire. COVID-19 has lit a...
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WOW! 5 Teen Entrepreneurs Become Supply Chain Management Distribution Leaders

How did 5 teenagers from Alpharetta, Georgia, become some of the nation’s largest distributors of personal protective equipment (PPE)? Ingenuity, hard work and some...
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Supply Chain Optimization: European Insights from a Talk with Simacan

Supply chain optimization is a ripe topic for European distribution companies. Iris Westrik talks with Simacan to share strategies.

Differences Between Demand Forecasting Yesterday vs. Tomorrow

There are some distinct differences between demand forecasting, which operates on historical sales data alone, and predictive analytics, where decisions are science-driven. There are huge benefits in the areas of agility, responsiveness and accuracy in demand planning.

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