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Predicting stockouts: Enhancing FMCG resilience through data-driven insights

Cutting-edge data analysis and predictive modeling techniques are revolutionizing the FMCG industry, helping companies prevent stockouts, improve case fill rates (CFRs), and boost resilience in a…

The Supply Chain Triad

The long history of academia, industry and students working together to create supply chain solutions has never been more important as complexity increases.

Project-Based Learning Moves the Classroom Into the Real World

Project-based learning is taking off at the university level, giving supply chain graduate students real-world experience to pair with theory-based instruction.

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Predicting stockouts: Enhancing FMCG resilience through data-driven insights

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Madeleine Lee and Kamran Iqbal Siddiqui
Cutting-edge data analysis and predictive modeling techniques are revolutionizing the FMCG industry, helping companies prevent stockouts, improve case fill rates (CFRs), and boost resilience in a volatile market.

Finding the Right Approach for Supply Chain Education

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 · Brian Straight
The COVID pandemic accelerated the adoption of online supply chain education. Today, organizations and employees have their choice of online, in-person or hybrid learning environments, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

The Supply Chain Triad

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 · Michael J. Gravier
The long history of academia, industry and students working together to create supply chain solutions has never been more important as complexity increases.

Innovating Supply Chain Higher Education with Generative AI

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 · Vince Castillo, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Using artificial intelligence in the classroom is not without concerns, but it also offers supply chain students access to an increasingly critical industry tool.

How Smart Supply Chain Management Boosts Brand Identity

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain’s growing importance in the customer journey has companies looking at the once-behind-the-scenes processes in a new light.

Project-Based Learning Moves the Classroom Into the Real World

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 · Brian Straight
Project-based learning is taking off at the university level, giving supply chain graduate students real-world experience to pair with theory-based instruction.

Supply Chain’s Top Trends for 2024 Require Talent Investment for Success

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 · Brian Straight
As we head into 2024, top 10 supply chain lists feature the usual suspects: technology, visibility, AI. But a focus on talent is needed to ensure the investments in these more high-profile areas provide value.

ASCM Introduces Resilience Certificate

Monday, December 25, 2023 · Brian Straight
The Association for Supply Chain Management has introduced a new resiliency certificate that will train leaders on the concepts, practices and trends in building resilient supply chains.

Brands Make Vendor Compliance an Investment, Not a Cost

Monday, December 18, 2023 · Norman Katz
Traditionally, vendors viewed vendor compliance as a burdensome cost. Truthfully, it is to a certain extent. But it also can be an investment that can be turned internally and used to benefit the vendor company widely.

Survey: Lack of Talent a Hindrance to Technology Deployment

Thursday, November 2, 2023 · Amy Wunderlin
It’s clear education and training must evolve to maintain pace with advancing technologies like AI, but getting a handle on what skills gaps exist within your organization can be a challenge.

SAP’s Empowering Women in Supply Chain Seeks to Elevate a New Generation of Leaders

Thursday, October 26, 2023 · Brian Straight
While the percentage of women in supply chain jobs continues to grow, there remains a retention problem once they reach middle-management level positions. Darcy MacClaren of SAP is trying to change that.

The Fulfillment Center Transformation: Paving the Way to the Future

Friday, September 29, 2023 · Charan Lalwani
E-commerce has changed the fulfillment center, ushering in an era of a technology-driven facility that is better equipped to handle fast-moving product.

MIT CTL Offers Free Supply Chain Sustainability Course

Thursday, September 28, 2023 · Brian Straight
MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics is offering a free sustainability course for supply chain managers looking to advance their organization’s climate pledges.

National Retail Federation Acquires Reverse Logistics Association

Thursday, September 7, 2023 · Brian Straight
The National Retail Federation is acquiring the Reverse Logistics Association as it looks to bolster its circular economy advocacy.

Supply Chains Can’t Find Talent With The Right Skill Sets

Thursday, August 17, 2023 · Brian Straight
Sixty-four percent of Alcott Global survey respondents said a lack of the appropriate skillset is the biggest obstacle to hiring new supply chain talent.
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